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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

'Artificial Leaf' Produces Clean Gas

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RF Innovations Give Batteries New Life

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Back to the Future of Video Encoding

Have you ever seen pixilation, or have noticed face details disappear, confetti in dark areas or simply muddy video? These are negative effects of compression. Compression is needed to enable transport...

Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Electric Aircraft Take-Off in Everyday Aviation?

In May of 2020, the “eCaravan” aircraft, powered by a 750-horsepower electric motor and more than 2000 pounds of lithium-ion batteries, flew to a height of over 2500 feet, at over 100 miles per hour. The all-electric airplane was built by magniX, Seattle-based electric propulsion...

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White Papers: Medical
Learn How the Right Connectivity Solutions Enable Life-saving Medical Equipment

The medical field is one of the most specialized markets with very specific and stringent needs. Ensuring equipment is properly connected via power, signal, and...

White Papers: Automotive
Programmable Logic: Accelerating Automotive Applications

As the demands on automotive capability increase, Xilinx XA portfolio of automotive devices and supporting tool chains provide designers with the ability to achieve not only the...

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Board-Level Cameras: The Benefits of a Smaller Design

When too much tech can weigh down a UAV, you need lighter parts. See the kinds of compact board-level cameras being used to support aerial imaging, handheld vision systems, and more.

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Even NASA Needs Effective Parts Sourcing

You can design the best product in the world but what if the parts, assemblies, and sub-components for your idea aren’t there?

This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Solid-State Lithium Battery
This thin film battery can be used for on-package power in mass market electric vehicles (EVs) and electronic devices.

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Sodium-Ion Batteries
These can replace rechargeable lithium-ion batteries commonly used in robotics, power tools, and grid-scale energy storage.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Beyond LPW: Debunking the Myth that More is Better
There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
This potentially eliminates the need for future re-synchronizations.
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
An automated system cuts the energy required for training and running neural networks.
The patch could serve as a personal thermostat and save energy.
Briefs: Aerospace
SMART Solar Sail
The miniaturized, autonomous, reconfigurable solar sail is capable of very fine maneuvering by small surface deformation.
The new technology demonstrates a 20 percent savings in fuel in typical passenger car low-load operating conditions.
Articles: Lighting
Optical In-Line VCSEL Testing
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.

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