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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.

This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
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.

An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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.
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
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: Data Acquisition
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Understanding Thermal Gap Filler Pads, PCB Deflection, and Stress

This paper focuses on the characteristics of gap fillers and how they impact a printed circuit board (PCB) including compression characteristics of various types of gap...

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 functional transistors are integrated with ferroelectric RAM.
Facility Focus: Photonics/Optics
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials transfer ultra-small, high-aspect-ratio features into silicon for next-generation electronic devices.
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Thermally Conductive Polymer Films
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
Briefs: Materials
Welding Ceramics with Lasers
This technology could be used to create smartphones that don't scratch or shatter, metal-free pacemakers, and electronics for space and other harsh environments.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: February 2020 Motion Design
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
A new laser-based system offers an efficient way to detect fires in challenging environments such as industrial facilities or large construction sites.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: January 2020 Photonics & Imaging Technology
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
These barrier coatings protect high-performance components in extreme environments.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Ruthenium-Doped Thermoelectric Materials
These robust materials convert excess heat energy into electricity.
This electronic skin can track heart rate, respiration, muscle movement, and other health data.

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