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Electronic Components

Browse the innovative developments in electronic components that are enabling advancements in passives, semiconductors, electromechanical, power and circuit protection. Access technical briefs and articles that provide essential applications for cellphones, laptops, tablets, and other electronics.

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Products: Motion Control
New on the Market: January 2021
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

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

A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: December 2020
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Aircraft Thermal Heat Conduction Method
The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SpaceCube 2.0 Flight Card Mechanical System
Applications include mechanical aerospace manufacturing and thermal structure manufacturing.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Paper-Based Keypads Catch On?

The “5 Ws” feature of our November issue of Tech Briefs highlights a paper-based keypad being developed at Purdue University.

Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Soft Electronics Treat Heart Arrythmias
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Products: Communications
New on the Market: November 2020
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Tiny, Magnetically Powered Neural Stimulator
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
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...

The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using Silicon for Battery Anodes
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Integrated Microchips for Electronic Skin
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Drawing Electronics on Human Skin
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Quantum Switch Turns Metals into Insulators
This approach could engineer quantum materials atom-by-atom for new electronic, magnetic, and sensing applications.
The algorithm provides an extra layer of safety and security against hackers of electronic devices.

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