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.

Quiz: IoMT
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

For the next generation of low-cost, battery operated, wireless IoT products, the design goal is to provide exceptional RF signal range and...

INSIDER: Research Lab

Diodes allow directed flows of current. Without them, modern electronics would be inconceivable. Until now, they had to be made from two materials with different characteristics. A...

INSIDER: Research Lab

Imagine a technology that can convert, amplify, limit, filter, control, and transform electricity in countless ways to supply power to the electrical grid. These are power electronics, and...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
The platform was developed to democratize programmable matter; to make prototyping, innovation, and research with soft robotics incredibly quick and easy; and to enable researchers, designers, and makers of all backgrounds to unleash their creativity and bring their ideas to life.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Some of the hardest to detect cyber-attacks are wireless, including man-in-the-middle attacks and rogue access points.
Issue Archive: Data Acquisition
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INSIDER: Nanotechnology

The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications — all at a fraction of the energy...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

To continue making smartphones, laptops, and other devices more powerful, yet energy efficient, industry is intensely focused on identifying promising...

Special Reports: Imaging
Machine Vision & Camera Technology - October 2022

In this report just released by the editors of Tech Briefs and Photonics & Imaging Technology, you'll read about the world's fastest camera (.5 trillion frames per second!); an innovative...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
More than 80 percent of manufacturers experienced at least one instance of unplanned downtime during the past three years, and a single factory can lose $2.3 million annually due to unplanned stoppages.
Articles: Connectivity
Compound semiconductors will play an ever more important role in the expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) into 5G territory.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An open-access study in Advanced Science outlines the process by which Preston and lead author Faye Yap harnessed a spider’s physiology in a first step toward a novel area of research they call “necrobotics.”
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Some wearable devices are already capable of measuring pulse rates or temperatures, but this team’s method would allow the technology to sense biomarkers related to metabolic disorders, like heart disease or diabetes.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See the new products on the market in October 2022.
Quiz: Electronics & Computers
How did this computer revolution happen? Who were some of the pioneers? How long has it taken to get here?
INSIDER: Motion Control

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement

Manual microscopy is giving way more and more to video-measuring machines for inspection of semiconductor components, and manufacturing...

Technology Leaders: Lighting Technology
Existing infrastructure still relies on many electrical signal processing components embedded inside fiber optic networks.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
Briefs: Communications
It achieves 40 channels by combining a frequency comb light source based on a new photonic crystal resonator developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with an optimized mode-division multiplexer.
INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

A new material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics.

INSIDER: Wearables

Professor Mohammad Reza Abidian of the Cullen College of Engineering — foresees the future production of micro-scale organic electronics via multiphoton 3D printers.

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Providing EMC Solutions for mmWave and Multi-Gigabit Applications in a Variety of Use Cases

Complying with FCC limits for radiated emissions has long been an increasingly difficult challenge for designers of digital systems. Selecting the...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
E-mobility: Overcoming data acquisition challenges in EV/EV Ecosystem

With the increasing needs of testing solutions for e-vehicles, vehicle development and construction confront a variety of test and measurement challenges. New components...

Products: Motion Control
New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.
Products: Design
New products on the market in August 2022.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The researchers plan to apply the design to edge computing devices.