Electrical/​Electronics

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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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Scientists at the University of California San Diego and CEA-Leti have developed a ground-breaking piezoelectric-based DC-DC converter that unifies all power switches onto a single chip to...

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Podcasts: Medical
Wearable medical devices must balance the need for continuous monitoring with power efficiency.
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INSIDER: Data Acquisition

MIT researchers have developed a battery-free, self-powered sensor that can harvest energy from its environment.

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Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
Microgrids are an excellent way of addressing multiple challenges facing our national electricity supply. They support resiliency and flexibility and offer a sensible way to integrate renewables.
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INSIDER: Power

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are leading the way in understanding the effects of electrical faults in the modern...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

We live in an analog world of continuous information flow that is both processed and stored by our brains at the same time, but our electronic devices process...

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INSIDER: Connectivity

Accounting for radiation loss is the key to efficient wireless power transfer over long distances. Aalto University engineers have optimized the way antennas transmitting and receiving...

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Matthias Preindl, associate professor of electrical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Wesley Pennington, the founder and CEO of Tau Motors, have formed a collaboration...

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INSIDER: Research Lab

The U.S. electric grid is more than just power plants and transmission lines — it’s a web of connections among millions of small components, working together to allow you to...

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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) intern Jake Guidry has developed a cybersecurity research tool that could improve the security of electric vehicle charging. The AcCCS tool provides...

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Products: Electronics & Computers
See the new products on the market, including a ruggedized portable HMI mount, a high-efficiency power amplifier, embedded antenna models, and much more.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Newcastle University researchers have created high-efficiency, sustainable solar cells that harness ambient light to power Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

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Quiz: Energy
Do you know what microgrids are and how they work? Find out with this quiz.
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Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Professor Patrick Mercier and his team at the University of California, San Diego, have developed an RFID smart tag that uses the signals generated by a smartphone to both read and power it.
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Special Reports: Aerospace
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Power Electronics - April 2023

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for applications ranging from...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Instead of disposing of batteries after three years, we could have recyclable batteries that last three times longer.
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INSIDER: Energy

Researchers at Arizona State University and Northrop Grumman are working on a new project to create power transistors from diamond. The results could yield efficiencies that significantly shrink the size of electrical...

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Blog: Electronics & Computers
The battery was made using sodium-sulphur — a type of molten salt that can be processed from sea water at a low cost.
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INSIDER: Green Design & Manufacturing

A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

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INSIDER: Power

Imagine a technology that can convert, amplify, limit, filter, control, and transform electricity in countless ways to supply power to the electrical grid. These are power electronics, and...

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INSIDER: Energy

Once considered science fiction, technology capable of collecting solar power in space and beaming it to Earth to provide a global supply of clean and affordable energy is moving closer to reality. Through...

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Blog: Materials
Engineers have created new high-power electronic devices that are more energy efficient than their predecessors.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information...

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An international team of researchers has designed and built a chip that runs computations directly in memory and can run a wide variety of AI applications — all at a fraction of the energy...

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Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See the new products on the market in October 2022, including harsh duty photoelectric sensors, oil temperature sensors, aquatic pumps, and more.
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INSIDER: Test & Measurement

A collaborative effort has installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size — smaller than an ant’s head — so that they can walk autonomously...

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INSIDER: Power

A first-ever simulation of aluminum conductivity offers a recipe for an inexpensive substitute for copper.

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INSIDER: Power

Researchers at Columbia University, supported in part by a grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation, conducted a study that modeled the seasonal variability of solar and...

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Webcasts

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Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement

Building an Automotive EMC Test Plan

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Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Moon and Beyond from a Thermal Perspective

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Upcoming Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control

How Artificial Intelligence Is Empowering Warehouse Automation

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Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Intro to 3D Printing Solutions: Low-Risk Manufacturing Investments

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Webinars: Medical

Electromagnetic Heating Simulation – Emerging Medical...

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Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Mastering Software Complexity in Automotive: Is Release Possible...

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