New technologies in power supplies and management, board-level electronics, electronics and computers, and battery systems provide wide-ranging applications essential to military, aviation, medical, and automotive.

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For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Paper-Based Keypads Catch On?

The “5 Ws” feature of our November issue of Tech Briefs highlights a paper-based keypad being developed at Purdue University.

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
PCB Design and Assembly for Power Supplies

Power supplies come in large varieties, can have different topologies, and feature numerous safeguards. Designs of printed circuit boards (PCBs) for power supplies can, therefore, have infinite...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Say Goodbye to Stencils

Using stencils is how assembly manufacturers traditionally transfer solder paste onto the surface of printed circuit boards. Simply put, PCB assemblers use customer-provided stencil files to laser-cut metal stencils....

Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: November 2020
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
The SHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments operates at up to 8.5 GHz and can perform direct readout of superconducting and spin qubits.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
The flexible composites can be used as thermal insulation for environments of up to 1200 °C.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
3D-Printed Sweating Robot Muscle
This form of thermal management can help enable untethered, high-powered robots to operate for long periods of time without overheating.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Thermal Interface Materials for Next-Generation Electronics

Boyd Corporation is the largest global thermal solutions manufacturer and is well known for innovative, fully optimized thermal management solutions and systems. Boyd is also a...

White Papers: Automotive
Bezel Bonding and Display Gaskets for Integrated Electronics

This downloadable article covers Cutting Edge Display Materials and Techniques from Boyd Corporation and 3M that will improve display performance, ease of assembly, and display...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Self-Erasing Chips Catch On?

University of Michigan engineers reported that their new self-erasing chips could help stop counterfeit electronics or provide alerts if sensitive shipments are tampered with. The chips use a new material that temporarily stores energy, changing the color of the light it emits. The self-erase period takes seven...

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With Water Jets, Machines 'Breathe' to Cool Down

University of Central Florida researchers are developing a human-like way for large machines to cool off and keep from overheating: Letting the machines "breathe."

White Papers: IoMT
Machine Learning and Virtualization are Driving the Future of Manufacturing

In the smart factory of the future virtualization and machine learning will optimize productivity, reduce waste, improve product quality and eliminate unplanned...

White Papers: Design

As the number of electric vehicles grows, so does the need for advancements in battery technologies, especially in areas of thermal management, safety, durability,...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Using Silicon for Battery Anodes
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
The new battery technology could improve electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and supercharge safe, long-range electric cars.
Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.

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