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Power Management

Browse the latest technologies and product developments focused on the challenges facing power management system designers. Power management is integral to electrified and autonomous vehicles, hybrid power, and fuel cell power systems.

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You have the power. That's the idea behind a "wearable microgrid" from the University of California San Diego that harvest and stores energy from your body to power electronics.

Rice University engineers have suggested a colorful solution to next-generation energy collection: Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) in your windows. The team designed and...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
New Wearable Device Turns the Body Into a Battery

Researchers at CU Boulder have developed a new, low-cost, wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. The device is stretchy enough that you can wear it like...

Scientists at University of California, Davis, have proposed a solution to dendrite growth in rechargeable lithium metal batteries using microfluidics. The group proved that flowing ions...

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are...

With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
SAE J2954 paves the way for electric vehicle charging without a plug and enables alignment for manual/autonomous parking.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flexible, Thin-Film Battery

Computers or smartphones with folding screens, smart clothing, and wearable sensors all require an energy source, which is usually a lithium-ion battery. These are typically heavy and rigid, making them...

Board-to-board connectors, supercapacitors, li-ion batteries, and more.
The chip could provide low-voltage power for small devices or sensors.
The chip combines two functions — logic operations and data storage — into a single architecture, paving the way to more efficient devices.
This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercapacitor Based on Manganese Oxide
This supercapacitor promises storage, high power, and fast charging.
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Technology Leaders: Electronics & Computers
Processor Power and Energy Efficiency
Just like smartphones, the same trend of combining separate components into one device is also apparent in industrial automation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Photonic Wireless System Powers Medical Implants
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: January 2021
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers working to maximize solar panel efficiency said layering advanced materials atop traditional silicon is a promising path to eke...

Electric vehicles (EVs) hold great promise for our energy-efficient, sustainable future but among their limitations is the lack of a long-lasting, high energy density battery...

A simpler and more efficient way to predict performance will lead to better batteries, according to Rice University engineers. That their method is 100,000 times faster than existing modeling...

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

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Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Efficient Pump Protection for Large Pumps: The Control Valve Alternative
Automatic recirculation valves offer efficiency for critical pump protection in power or oil and gas applications.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Upper Body Robotic Exoskeleton
This lightweight, portable garment is designed for active shoulder and elbow positioning.
Products: Motion Control
New on the Market: December 2020
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
SpaceCube 2.0 Flight Card Mechanical System
Applications include mechanical aerospace manufacturing and thermal structure manufacturing.
A new material is especially effective at absorbing indoor light and converting it into usable energy.
The soil microbial fuel cells produce energy to filter enough water for a person’s daily needs, with potential to increase scale.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

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