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Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Wireless Power for Neural Stimulation
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Long-life Batteries for the IIoT
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Special Reports: Transportation
Power Electronics - September 2020

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 a range of applications...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Active Battery Cell Balancing
Active cell balancing redistributes charge between battery cells during the charge and discharge cycle
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Products: Test & Measurement
New Products: August 2020 Battery Technology
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
A new system from Oak Ridge National Laboratory enables electric vehicles to be charged while on the road.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Products of Tomorrow: August 2020
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Super-Fast Method for Ceramic Manufacturing

Scientists have reinvented a 26,000-year-old manufacturing process into an innovative approach to fabricating ceramic materials widely used in batteries, electronics, and extreme environments....

A new design enables artificial photosynthesis to generate fuel that can power homes and vehicles.
Products: Motion Control
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
This lightweight and efficient mechanism enables retention, release, and deployment of solar arrays and antennas.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
A new method provides a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Maximizing Safety in Advanced Battery Systems
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Ultra-Low-Power WiFi Radio Enables IoT Devices
Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
A reader asks, "What market drivers need to occur for electric vehicles to be considered an acceptable replacement for vehicles with internal combustion engines?"
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fiber Lasers for Powertrain Welding Applications
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Products of Tomorrow: March 2020
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials transfer ultra-small, high-aspect-ratio features into silicon for next-generation electronic devices.
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
To improve the aqueous lithium-ion battery, RPI researchers tried out niobium tungsten oxide.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments

Innovative process control systems for improved efficiency and lower emissions in current and future fossil-fuel-based power systems and related applications require durable, embedded sensor technology that can operate at higher temperatures and in harsh conditions.

Tech Briefs in 2019 celebrated historic NASA anniversaries, new ways to power electronics, and innovative hacks of our “smartest” technologies.

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