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On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
The Keys to Choosing Passive Components for DC/DC Converters

The work designing in a DC/DC regulator to power electronic systems doesn’t stop with your choice of switcher. All the careful work done to select the perfect device can be undone by poor passive component choices. This 60-minute Webinar looks at the choices, tradeoffs, and...

White Papers: Connectivity
Accelerating the World’s Electric Vehicles, One Connection at a Time

Electrification of the powertrain and accessory applications for trucks, buses, construction, agricultural & recreational vehicles is taking the commercial...

Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
MEMS — Smart Sensors for the IoT
Tim Brosnihan, Executive Director of SEMI’s MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG), talks about the current state of the MEMS industry and trends for the future,
The multitasking device could advance development of an electric circuit for faster, next-generation electronics like quantum computing technologies.
Products: Electronics & Computers
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.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: June 2020 Tech Briefs
The K6PM provides continuous, remote thermal monitoring of critical components such as high-voltage control panels, transformers, and hydraulic equipment.
On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
SWaP-C: How to Maximize PCB Space With Connector Selection

Connectors are often the last components considered during a high-reliability PCB design, yet they account for a considerable amount of board space and a large percentage of the overall bill-of-material value. When specified in the right way, the resulting savings in PCB space...

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
How Single Pair Ethernet Streamlines Aircraft Networks

Bandwidth-hungry electronics are increasing on aircraft as passengers and crews expect more from in-flight entertainment, cabin lighting, security and freight monitors, and other...

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.
This program generates a mesh that conforms to a complex model without clipping.
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Organic Material for Printed Electronics
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
A liquid crystal elastomer can be programmed to exhibit controllable, dynamic behavior without the need for complex electronic components.
It can be used both in small, portable devices for field inspections and in very large detectors that use arrays of crystals.
Articles: Materials
Products of Tomorrow: May 2020
A cryptographic ID tag, a high-reliability NASA switch, and a stretchable thermoelectric generator...
Next-generation devices made with a “peel and stack” method could include electronic chips worn on the skin.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Photodiode Basics: Selection & Operation

A photodiode is a semiconductor device with a P-N junction that converts photons (or light) into electrical current. The P layer has an abundance of holes (positive) and the N layer has an abundance...

White Papers: Materials
How to Define a ‘Medical-Grade’ Material

Every plastic has a unique combination of chemical properties, surface structure, biocompatibility, color, and mechanics. Learn which plastics are "medical-grade,” and see what characteristics...

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: Connectivity
Ultra-Low Power Chip for IoT Wi-Fi

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...

This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
RFID-Based System Enables Internet of Things
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Soft, Flexible Materials with Enhanced Properties
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.

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