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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Better Predicting Terminal Enclosure Temperature to Improve Heater Reliability

One of the most common failures in electric process heaters used in various industrial applications involves electrical terminations and not the heating elements....

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

A new study has confirmed the success of a natural-gas leak-detection tool pioneered by Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists, which uses sensors and machine learning to...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Vehicle Electrification

The rise of electric vehicles with accelerated time-to-market cycles poses new business and engineering challenges for automotive companies. This situation opens up new opportunities, where innovative...

As power electronics and controls become more sophisticated, there is a need to shield these devices from external fields as well as reduce their radiated fields. External...

5 Ws: Test & Measurement
5 Ws of the SARS-CoV-2 RapidPlex Sensor
A low-cost sensor enables at-home diagnosis of a COVID infection.
The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.
Jacobs' scientists are helping to make contract-tracing apps, emergency-use ventilators, and even squid-bots.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SpaceCube 2.0 Flight Card Mechanical System
Applications include mechanical aerospace manufacturing and thermal structure manufacturing.

For the first time, the winners of the Create the Future Design Contest will be announced live! Join us for this special one-hour presentation as we honor our 2020 Grand Prize...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Paper-Based Keypads Catch On?

The “5 Ws” feature of our November issue of Tech Briefs highlights a paper-based keypad being developed at Purdue University.

Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics
Q&A: Soft Electronics Treat Heart Arrythmias
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Self-Erasing Chips Catch On?

University of Michigan engineers reported that their new self-erasing chips could help stop counterfeit electronics or provide alerts if sensitive shipments are tampered with. The chips use a new material that temporarily stores energy, changing the color of the light it emits. The self-erase period takes seven...

White Papers: Aerospace
White Papers: Design
How to Select the Right Transformer for High Voltage Energy Storage

Efficient power isolation is necessary to help increase safety in today’s automotive designs that use high voltage energy storage. Bourns’ app note details the advanced,...

The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: October 2020
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Drawing Electronics on Human Skin
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
The algorithm provides an extra layer of safety and security against hackers of electronic devices.
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
To make electronic components smaller, semiconductor 2D materials are combined with new types of insulator materials.
Neuromorphic computing uses memristors that could function and operate like real brain synapses.

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