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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.

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Next-generation devices made with a “peel and stack” method could include electronic chips worn on the skin.
Special Reports: Design
Electronics Design & Assembly - May 2020

The latest advances in chip and board-level design and manufacturing are spotlighted in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology...

INSIDER: Design

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.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

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: Connectivity

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...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Briefs: Imaging
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Test & Measurement
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.

Application Briefs: Transportation
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Briefs: Medical
These electrode implants will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again.
Briefs: Defense
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Aerospace
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: Electronics & Computers
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
Briefs: Materials
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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: Electronics & Computers

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
The functional transistors are integrated with ferroelectric RAM.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.

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