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Stay updated on board-level electronic options for system design engineers. Access articles, technical briefs, and white papers on the viable solutions and products providing new tools and innovation.

Special Reports: Medical
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - November 2021

In this new report from the editors of Medical Design Briefs and Tech Briefs magazines, discover how the latest advances in 3D printing, machining, molding and more are changing the way...

Articles: Materials
Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.
Blog: Electronics & Computers
UCLA engineers have demonstrated successful integration of a novel semiconductor material into high-power computer chips.
Briefs: Imaging
The camera was designed for use in space and other extreme environments.
Products: Materials
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn seven key design considerations for implementing electrohydraulic valves.
Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An industry expert explains why automotive manufacturers are turning to a "floating" board-to-board connection.
Question of the Week: Connectivity
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
The SHT40 Smart Gadget comes with a humidity and temperature sensor.
Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Researchers at North Carolina State University demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving — and then reusing — nanowires from electronic devices.
Briefs: Energy
The Battery Identity Global Passport could be accessible as a scannable QR code or a computer chip.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A triboelectric generator made of flexible circuit boards creates electricity when the wearer moves.
Briefs: Materials
This new technique shields electronics from ionizing radiation in applications such as military and space exploration.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The oscillator is designed for localized clock signal generation and data transmission in telemetry systems and remote sensing.
Briefs: Materials
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
By capturing more cancer cells than blood draw screening, this device could help doctors understand a tumor’s biology and make decisions about treatment.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

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,...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This could make possible embedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology harvests electrical energy from waste heat sources.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.

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