Electrical/​Electronics

Computers

Stay updated on electronic and computer options for design engineers. Access articles, technical briefs, and white papers on the viable solutions and products providing new tools and innovation for aerospace, military, manufacturing and medical.

Latest Briefs & News

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
OpenVPX Technology: The Future of Military Computing

The U.S. Department of Defense and other users are demanding the implementation of open standards and interoperability, not just at the board level but also at the system level to improve interoperability and reduce customization, testing, cost, and risk. The OpenVPX Architectural...

Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Room-Temperature Magnon Switch
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
This technology offers the possibility to both bolster computer power and create smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer memory technologies.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Quantum Computing at Room Temperature
Quantum computer circuits that will no longer need extremely cold temperatures to function could become a reality.
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Single-Atom Transistors
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: July 2020
Photoelectric sensors, cable connectors, power monitors, and USB3 cameras.
Mini-magnets could enable cloud computing systems to process data up to 100 times faster than current technologies.
Products: Software
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Spin Capacitor for Energy-Efficient Electronics
The capacitor could enable a new generation of electronics that will require less power and generate less heat.
Briefs: Defense
Computational Model Predicts Human Behavior
This analytic model shows how groups of people influence individual behavior.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Autonomic and Apoptotic Highly Distributed System
Applications include distributed computer systems, computer security, and commercial satellite systems.
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
Briefs: Software
Protocol Improves Storage Efficiency and Output Speed of Computer Systems
This approach enables computer systems to retrieve data much faster.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA Ames Research Center
This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
The nonlinear camera captures high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Streaming Software Speeds Apps
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
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.
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
In the Near Future, Will Computers Use Light Instead of Electricity?

This month in Tech Briefs: Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed an optical switch that routes light from one computer chip to another in just 20 billionths of a second — faster than any other similar device.

The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: February 2020
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Rugged Computing - February 2020

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

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new method for producing atomically thin semiconducting crystals that could one day enable more...

Videos