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Products: Software
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Selecting Pressure Sensors for Autoclaves
Find the right pressure sensors for your sterilization applications.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
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.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Imaging the Biolocomotion of Fruit Flies

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: Defense
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: Motion Control
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: Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: November 2019
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...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: November 2019 Tech Briefs
OnLogic has introduced the Karbon 700 high-performance rugged computer.
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.

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.

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