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White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Multispectral Imaging Systems for Space, Military and Commercial Applications

Multiphoton imaging techniques and camera systems are serving industries with immediate definition improvements for a wide range of applications. Advanced devices...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
High-Reliability PCB Design Tips for Aerospace and other Harsh Environments

Designing for reliability involves a wide array of design choices, material selections, and carefully controlled manufacturing processes. Take a deep dive into how...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Recyclable Electronics Catch On?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs features a completely recyclable transistor from Duke University. The fully functional semiconductor is made out of three carbon-based inks that can be easily printed onto paper or other flexible, environmentally friendly surfaces.

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
'Self-Aware' Sensing Material Powers Itself
A "self-aware," self-powering material can be used in heart stents, bridges, and even space.
Technology Leaders: Semiconductors & ICs
Smart Batteries Include Force and Pressure Sensing
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
The reusable mask would include a heated copper mesh powered by a battery and surrounded by insulating neoprene.
Learn about the properties of each capacitor option, and their ideal applications.
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: June 2021 Tech Briefs
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Automated X-Ray Inspection
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: June 2021
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
The new material could help put more power in smaller microchips.
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.
Briefs: Transportation
Synapse-Like Phototransistor
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Fully Recyclable Printed Electronics
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
Machine Control Power Quality and Surge Protection
You may not be able to see them, but power anomalies that originate within your automated control system are costing you expensive downtime.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High Bus Voltage Stepper Motor Systems
New high bus voltage stepper motor systems avoid the complexity and expense of servo motors.
Question of the Week: RF & Microwave Electronics
Will Rectennas Reduce Our Need for Batteries?

Rectennas act a bit like your car antenna. Instead of picking up radio waves, however, the tiny optical devices absorb light and convert it into power. The rectenna featured in today’s top story, generated half a nanowatt – a small amount of power that its inventors hope to increase.

Question of the Week: Materials
Will Metal-Free Batteries Catch On?

Our lead story today highlighted a metal-free battery that degrades on demand. While a cobalt-less battery has its sustainability benefits, more work will need to be done for the Texas A&M-developed technology to compete with the lithium-ion standard.

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Metal-Free Battery Degrades on Demand
A team from Texas A&M developed a battery that's metal-free and replaces cobalt with organic, recyclable materials.
White Papers: Materials
Customized Silicone Solutions for EV Battery Packs and Electronic Components

Achieve your design requirements with CHT’s silicone series of 1-part adhesives, potting compounds, encapsulants, and gels to seal and protect sensitive...

As the vehicle platform size decreases, the pulse power discharge rates of the Energy Storage System (ESS) increase.
This technology provides highly efficient grid-scale electricity storage at a fifth of the cost of current storage technologies.
Lithium-metal solid-state batteries can provide a safer, more energy-dense alternative to current technology.

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