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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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On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Electronic Component Sourcing & Covid-19 Research Results: Top Challenges & Their Impact

Sourcing for electronic components is unlike other traditional supply chain commodities. The rapid changes due to supply market volatility, part complexity, shortening lifecycles, and unique cost drivers make it extra challenging for sourcing...

Next-generation devices made with a “peel and stack” method could include electronic chips worn on the skin.

Wearable tech and electronic cloth may be the way of the future, but to get there the wiring needs to be strong, flexible, and efficient.

Microelectronics like semiconductor devices are at the heart of the technologies we use each day. As we move into an era where we are stretching the limits of Moore’s Law, it is...

INSIDER: Internet of Things
Ultra-Low Power Chip for IoT Wi-Fi

More portable, fully wireless smart home setups; lower power wearables; batteryless smart devices, could all be made possible with this new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio. It is housed in a chip smaller...

This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Soft, Flexible Materials with Enhanced Properties
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using Sound and Light for Ultrafast Data Transfer
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
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...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Would You Use a CurveBoard?

MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products.

An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
These electrode implants will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again.
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.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Magnetic Shield Using Proximity Coupled, Spatially Varying Superconducting Order Parameters
This magnetic shielding design can be easily incorporated into a wide range of electronic sensing applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Inductor Technology Expands Microchip Capability
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Products of Tomorrow: March 2020
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
This new understanding can help chip manufacturers find ways to better diffuse the heat that leads to device damage and decreased device lifespans.
5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Laser Diode Emits Deep UV Light

Nagoya University scientists have succeeded in designing a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light. It emits the world's shortest lasing wavelength, at 271.8 nanometers, under pulsed electric current...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs
New Method Gives Robust Transistors

Scientists at Linköping University (Linköping, Sweden) have described a method to manufacture transistors using gallium nitride and aluminum nitride that have the ability to withstand voltages as...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Transistors Both Process and Store Information
The functional transistors are integrated with ferroelectric RAM.
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.

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