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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.

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - April 2021

How 3D printing is transforming the medical industry...adapting to the manufacturing challenges of COVID-19...improving quality and reliability in PCB production. These are just a few of the...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
You have the power. That's the idea behind a "wearable microgrid" from the University of California San Diego that harvest and stores energy from your body to power electronics.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Do You See Applications for Electronics-Free Robots?

In our lead INSIDER story today, UCSD researcher Dylan Drotman talked to Tech Briefs about his team’s air-powered robot.

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Articles: Automotive
The marking provides easy-to-see legends on plastic buttons under widely varying illumination conditions.
Application Briefs: Energy
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This built-in security measure would prevent hackers from getting enough information about the circuit to reverse-engineer it.
Articles: Transportation
Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.
Q&A: Wearables
Professor Shirley Meng explains why there's a demand for stretchable batteries.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A hacker can reproduce a circuit on a chip by discovering what key transistors are doing in a circuit — but not if the transistor “type” is...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
When it comes to the research and development of batteries, modeling and simulation (M&S) provide an efficient and low-cost approach.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
As 5G arrives, devices will need to expand I/O counts at the controller, as well as overall networking capabilities.
INSIDER: Data Acquisition

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized...

Special Reports: Transportation
Vehicle Electrification - January 2021

See how Ford, Volkswagen, Cadillac, and other manufacturers are pushing the boundaries of battery & EV design to compete with Tesla in a rapidly growing market, plus learn about the latest EV...

Facility Focus: AR/AI
Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
Briefs: Energy
This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.

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