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Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
The chip combines two functions — logic operations and data storage — into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Supercool Mini-Thermometer
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
New Method Makes Computer Memory from Titanium Oxide
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Processor Power and Energy Efficiency
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New on the Market: January 2021
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

5 Ws: Electronics & Computers
5 Ws of the SARS-CoV-2 RapidPlex Sensor
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.

Researchers developed a wearable technology that can hide its wearer from heat-detecting sensors such as night vision goggles, even when the ambient temperature changes. The technology...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

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...

Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
For nearly 50 years, engineers in the electronics, aerospace, defense, medical device, and transportation industries have relied on Parylene coatings.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and...

The proliferation and miniaturization of electronics in devices, wearables, medical implants, and other applications has...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
2D Materials for Extra Thin Computer Chips

For a long time, something important has been regularly neglected in electronics. If you want to make electronic components smaller and smaller, you also need the right insulator materials. This...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
In place of flat breadboards, 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Room-Temperature Magnon Switch
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Single-Atom Transistors
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.

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