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Stay updated on electronics for design engineers. Access articles, technical briefs, and white papers on the viable solutions and new products providing new tools and innovation.

Articles: Software
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
Question of the Week: Wearables
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

INSIDER: Power

While researchers around the globe are working on free-position wireless charging — which would unchain devices from set charging points — the most common...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Prof. Alanson Sample and his team want to turn entire buildings into wireless charging zones. Learn how their system delivers electricity over the air.
Technology Leaders: Aerospace
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
5 Ws: Materials
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
UpFront: Electronics & Computers
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: Materials
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Briefs: Materials
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Lithium batteries, compartment gaskets, chargers, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Articles: Automotive
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Briefs: Energy
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) fabricated brain-inspired highly scalable neuromorphic hardware by co-integrating single transistor neurons...

INSIDER: Medical

A study by researchers at the Texas A&M University School of Public Health shows that inexpensive and convenient devices such as silicone wristbands can be used to yield quantitative...

INSIDER: Medical

When you pick up a balloon, the pressure to keep hold of it is different from what you would exert to grasp a jar. And now engineers at MIT and elsewhere have a way to precisely...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Ultrathin, flexible computer circuits have been an engineering goal for years, but technical hurdles have prevented the degree of miniaturization necessary to achieve high performance....

Blog: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Researchers at North Carolina State University demonstrated a low-cost technique for retrieving — and then reusing — nanowires from electronic devices.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Flexible Footprint to the Rescue: A Unique Design Approach for Adding Component Redundancy

Unless you live under a rock, you have heard about part shortages and how they are impacting everything in the PCB world. From defense projects to...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn the differences between bipolar and unipolar motors, their driving methods, and advantages and limitations.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An OEM must think about how to build a machine that will work on any kind of power system.
Products: Materials
Epoxies, reverse-engineering software, temperature loggers, and more.
Briefs: Materials
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.

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