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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

While soft robots hold promise in applications ranging from search-and-rescue efforts to wearable exoskeletons, the technologies are often held back by the electronics, says William Grover,...

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.

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Technology Leaders: AR/AI
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Materials
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The new material could help put more power in smaller microchips.
Briefs: Wearables
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Blog: Electronics & Computers
Researchers from RMIT have introduced an ultra-thin material for semiconductors that could lead to transparent electronics.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Briefs: Energy
This composite can be used in lithium metal batteries.
Briefs: Communications
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - April 2021

How 3D printing is transforming the medical industry...adapting to the manufacturing challenges of COVID-19...improving quality and reliability in PCB production. These are just a few of the...

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The stretchable electronics are more stable as they change shape, which could lead to next-generation sensors for healthcare applications.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

INSIDER: Design

A hacker can reproduce a circuit on a chip by discovering what key transistors are doing in a circuit — but not if the transistor “type” is...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Board-to-board connectors, supercapacitors, li-ion batteries, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.

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