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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White Papers: Imaging
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: Electronics & Computers
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...

White Papers: Connectivity
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: Photonics/Optics
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.

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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.
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
This method creates a thin-film electrode for a bio-nanobattery.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing

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
Solid-State Lithium Battery
This thin film battery can be used for on-package power in mass market electric vehicles (EVs) and electronic devices.
A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Sodium-Ion Batteries
These can replace rechargeable lithium-ion batteries commonly used in robotics, power tools, and grid-scale energy storage.
This method provides a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions.
The Human Embodied Autonomous Thermostat, or “HEAT," uses cameras to identify facial temperature, and adjust the room's air accordingly.
On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
The Keys to Choosing Passive Components for DC/DC Converters

The work designing in a DC/DC regulator to power electronic systems doesn’t stop with your choice of switcher. All the careful work done to select the perfect device can be undone by poor passive component choices. This 60-minute Webinar looks at the choices, tradeoffs, and...

White Papers: Transportation
Accelerating the World’s Electric Vehicles, One Connection at a Time

Electrification of the powertrain and accessory applications for trucks, buses, construction, agricultural & recreational vehicles is taking the commercial...

Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have demonstrated how to overcome a persistent challenge to potassium metal batteries — dendrites. Their new battery...

Solid state batteries are of great interest to the electric vehicle industry. New technology developed by scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and Xi'an...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Faster Deployments for the Electronic Battlefield

This solutions brief describes Abaco’s partnership with AMERGINT Technologies to deliver an integrated hardware/software combination that uses modular software to enable more rapid...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
All the Tools Needed to Study and Optimize Virtually Any Power Project in a Single Instrument

The design of any power conversion system requires the measurement of a large range of electrical parameters that could be made using a lab bench...

Electrical cables are used in services such as power delivery, automation signaling, and communications.
Mini-magnets could enable cloud computing systems to process data up to 100 times faster than current technologies.
The multitasking device could advance development of an electric circuit for faster, next-generation electronics like quantum computing technologies.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wearable Device Monitors Health
The flexible device harvests heat energy from the body to monitor health.
This type of energy source could be the basis for robots that seek out and “eat” metal, breaking down its chemical bonds for energy like humans do with food.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: June 2020 Tech Briefs
The K6PM provides continuous, remote thermal monitoring of critical components such as high-voltage control panels, transformers, and hydraulic equipment.
Technology Leaders: Internet of Things
RF Innovations Give Batteries New Life
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Rensselaer Engineering focuses on solving the “grand challenges” facing humanity.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MEMS — Smart Sensors for the IoT
Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director of SEMI’s MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), talks about the current state of the MEMS industry and trends for the future,

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