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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On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
What Is This RISC-V Thing, Anyway?

Are you considering leveraging the cost-saving benefits of RISC-V in your next design? The RISC-V processor architecture is revolutionizing the business model for deployment of architectures in the embedded systems marketplace. While the processor design is maturing rapidly, the RISC-V software...

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Introduction to Visualizer for VHDL Users

Testing and methodology with complex silicon require powerful but simple-to-use debug solutions. The Visualizer Debug Environment provides a common solution for simulation, emulation, and other engines, including Verilog, VHDL, UVM, SystemC, C/C++, Assertions, and Coverage.

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Calibre nmLVS-Recon Early Circuit Verification Helps Reduce Time to Market

This Webinar explains how to speed up early design analysis while reducing overall design closure time. It also discusses why early verification is necessary in today’s market and why you should use it to focus on the errors most likely to slow down your process...

White Papers: Power
Choosing the Right Medical Power Supply

Because modern medical equipment heavily leverages advances in the computing and electronics fields, it is increasingly critical to select the right power supply to meet functional and regulatory...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will 'Biomorphic' Batteries Support a Future of Tiny Robots?

A Tech Briefs TV video highlighted a rechargeable zinc battery from the University of Michigan that integrates into the structure of a robot to provide much more energy. The “biomorphic” battery, according to researchers, could provide 72x more energy for robots.

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Hermetically Sealed Semiconductors
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
Tech Briefs posed questions to machine learning/AI industry execs to get their opinions on platform selection, data interpretation, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: September 2020
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Electronic Diodes Demonstrate Performance Beyond 5G
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
The ultra-light robotic insect can be folded or crushed, yet continues to move.
This high-strength material could be used to improve safety and reduce the cost of producing cars.
Bioactive inks printed on wearable textiles can map conditions over the entire surface of the body.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wireless “Pacemaker” for the Brain
This neurostimulator could deliver fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Practical Guide to Electrical Enclosures for Industrial Applications

AutomationDirect’s Enclosures Handbook provides informative chapters on selecting the correct enclosures for your environment, NEMA and IP ratings as well as thermal...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Electric Vehicle Battery System - Standards Solutions & Test

In this all-encompassing ebook about Electric Vehicle Battery Standards and Solutions, you will learn about new EV Battery Standards and factors to consider. You will get an...

Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.
On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
OpenVPX Technology: The Future of Military Computing

The U.S. Department of Defense and other users are demanding the implementation of open standards and interoperability, not just at the board level but also at the system level to improve interoperability and reduce customization, testing, cost, and risk. The OpenVPX Architectural...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Teleoperation: Remote Operation of Connected & Autonomous Vehicles - Application Note

Innovators from around the world are trying to disrupt the automotive industry by developing autonomous vehicles, thereby removing the need of a human...

White Papers: Automotive
BCON+ High Voltage Connection System: Touch-Safe Bolt Termination for Traction Batteries

TE Connectivity’s new BCON+ high voltage connection system is a versatile, compact, robust, and touch-safe solution for interconnecting cell modules...

Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.

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