Keyword: Semiconductors & ICs

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White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
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Informative eBook: Getting Started With Transformers

Transformers are widely used to efficiently transfer both power and data in switching power supplies, MOSFET gate drivers, and isolation circuits. Because they come in what can be a...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers from NUS, together with industry partners Soitec and NXP Semiconductors, have demonstrated a new class of silicon systems that...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Silicon semiconductors have become the ‘oil’ of the computer age, as was demonstrated recently by the chip shortage crisis. However, one of the disadvantages...

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Articles: Energy
Battery management systems are poised to become a key competitive differentiator in an EV market that is seeking to grow and thrive on a global level. And by tapping into smarter BMS, automotive manufacturers are future-proofing their resources by embracing, even anticipating, trends in EV battery design. Read on to learn more.
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Articles: Power
Future electric vehicles will be more efficient, more powerful, and will be able to hold more energy in their batteries than today’s EVs. Those big “mores” require countless small improvements beyond the headline component — batteries. Read on to learn more.
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Articles: AR/AI
Most PCB manufacturers use automatic optical inspection (AOI) to monitor defects in their printed circuit boards. This delivers strong results when there are defects in the soldering, connections, pads, and traces on printed boards.
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Products: Software
See the product of the month: The new multi-purpose ICAM-B charge amplifier from Kistler, which is ideal for use with piezoelectric sensors.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A research team from Kyushu University, in collaboration with Japanese company Nitto Denko, has developed a tape that can be used to stick 2D materials to many different surfaces, in an easy and user-friendly way.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Microelectronics face a key challenge because of their small size. To avoid overheating, microelectronics need to consume only a fraction of the electricity of conventional electronics while still operating at peak performance. Researchers have achieved a breakthrough that could allow for a new kind of microelectronic material to do just that.
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Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See the products of tomorrow, including a new DC-DC power converter developed by engineers at the Kobe University, a haptic device capable of reproducing the softness of various materials developed by EPFL researchers, and three-dimensional embroidery techniques from engineers from NC State University.
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Special Reports: Aerospace
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Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2024

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, learn how breakthroughs in materials science are enabling exciting new applications in quantum...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at MIT, Nanyang Technological University, and several companies have developed a compact and inexpensive technology for detecting and measuring lead concentrations in water,...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) — or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne — have leveraged the use...

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On-Demand Webinars: Semiconductors & ICs
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Data analysis software is used extensively throughout all sectors of the semiconductor industry. These sectors include product, yield, and...

Application Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Understanding how to effectively tolerance aspheres is an incredibly useful communication tool to get the most out of your lens. In this article, we will provide some context behind asphere tolerances, exploring the factors that influence cost and performance.
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Briefs: AR/AI
Researchers from Tokyo University of Science (TUS) led by Associate Professor Takashi Ikuno have developed a flexible paper-based sensor that operates like the human brain. The researchers fabricated a photo-electronic artificial synapse device composed of gold electrodes on top of a 10 μm transparent film consisting of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles and cellulose nanofibers (CNFs).
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Briefs: Medical
Detector can identify radioactive isotopes with high resolution.
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Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
See the products of tomorrow, including Lightmatter's chip specializing in AI operations and its interconnect that facilitates data transfer between chips; implantable biomedical devices; and a metallic nanotube.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A NIMS research team has developed the world’s first n-channel diamond MOSFET. It provides a key step toward CMOS integrated circuits for harsh-environment applications as well...

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Blog: Materials
A process of heating carbon nitride to the required degree of crystallinity, maximizing the functional properties of this material for photocatalysis.
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Articles: Power
As commercial fleets adopt more electric vehicles, they need accurate state-of-health measurements and smart charging algorithms to ensure their EVs have minimum unscheduled downtime. To solve these problems effectively, we need comprehensive data collection, capable computing infrastructure, and intelligent algorithms.
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Articles: Power
Currently, researchers are exploring the use of adhesives in combination with laser-cut gasket materials to deliver maximum energy density, miniaturization, and while maintaining a high degree of hermetic integrity to assure long-lived operation and efficiency.
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Products: Electronics & Computers
See what's new on the market, including: new TEMPUS™ technology from Renishaw, SPIROL's Series CL6000 Compression Limiters, binder-USA's protective caps, a breakthrough lithium coin cell holder from Keystone Electronics, and more.
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Products: Design
See the product of the month: The IMS5420-TH white light interferometer from Micro-Epsilon. The IMS5420-TH can be used for undoped, doped, and highly doped SI wafers.
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Briefs: Data Acquisition
A multi-institutional project led by a Penn State researcher is focused on developing an all-in-one semiconductor device that can both store data and perform computations. The project recently received $2 million in funding over three years as part of the new National Science Foundation Future of Semiconductors (FuSe) program.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
RMIT University’s Arnan Mitchell and University of Adelaide’s Dr. Andy Boes led an international team to review lithium niobate’s capabilities and potential applications in the journal Science. The team is working to make navigation systems that help rovers drive on the Moon — where GPS is unable to work — later this decade.
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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Moore's Law, a fundamental scaling principle for electronic devices, forecasts that the number of transistors on a chip will double every two years, ensuring more computing power...

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White Papers: Power
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Compensating Optocoupler Feedback in Flyback Converters

The flyback DC/DC converter is an isolated switching power supply topology that is often used for output powers below 150 W. Such converters often use optocouplers in the feedback loop...

Briefs: Medical
This advancement, one of the first of its kind, enables a useful new capability for a variety of applications, including improved prostheses, haptics for new modalities in augmented reality (AR), and thermally modulated therapeutics for applications such as pain management. The technology also has a variety of potential industrial and research applications.
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