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The capacitor could enable a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat.
Next-generation devices made with a “peel and stack” method could include electronic chips worn on the skin.

The last thing you probably do when a fly buzzes toward you is marvel at its graceful wing and body kinematics. But that’s exactly what researchers at Cornell University’s Itai Cohen Group...

These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
RF & Microwave Electronics - April 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 ground...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Low-Inductance DC Power Bus
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
Facility Focus: Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In-House PCB Prototyping with Additive Manufacturing
If you want to pursue in-house PCB prototyping and testing, there are several routes you can take.
Isolators used to control semiconductor manufacturing keep the James Webb Space Telescope steady.
This optical switch controls the direction of light passing through optical fibers faster and more efficiently.
3D-printing platforms, simulation software, transistors, and more.

A transistor has been made from linen thread, enabling the creation of electronic devices made entirely of thin threads that could be woven into fabric, worn on the skin, or...

OnLogic has introduced the Karbon 700 high-performance rugged computer.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will ‘Print-in-Place’ Electronics Become a Mainstream Medical Tool?

The Duke University team says its “print-in-place” advancement could lead to embedded electronic tattoos and custom bandages with patient-specific biosensors.

News: Electronics & Computers
AUSA 2019: A Really Cool Computer
Ben Sharfi, CEO of General Micro Systems (GMS), says he has the Product of the Year. Do you agree?
SOSA, the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium, held a press conference on Monday afternoon at AUSA 2019.

To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most of our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to the surface — an...

Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically as bodies change or even transform to...

Special Reports: Aerospace
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2019

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

Briefs: Energy
Chip Converts Wasted Heat to Usable Energy

Car engines, laptop computers, cellphones, and refrigerators all heat up with overuse. That heat can be captured and turned into energy using a method that produces electricity from heat. The technology uses a silicon chip, also known as a “device,” that converts more thermal radiation into...

Excess heat given off by smartphones, laptops, and other electronic devices contributes to malfunctions and, in extreme cases, can even cause lithium batteries to explode. To guard...

Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: October 2019
See the new tech products being offered in October 2019.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: October 2019 Motion Design
Brushless Servo Motor

maxon precision motors (Taunton, MA) released the EC-i30 20W brushless servomotor with integrated electronics. With an integrated 4-quadrant speed controller, the motor is...

Your new industrial electronic product has been designed and the board components specified. It has been prototyped, either on a development board to check...

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