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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flexible, Thin-Film Battery
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: February 2021 Battery Technology
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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.

We review three of your power-supply choices.
Mixed-signal oscilloscopes, 3D printers, DC/DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Tethered Drones Improve Cellular and Internet Networks
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
A new material is especially effective at absorbing indoor light and converting it into usable energy.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Tiny, Magnetically Powered Neural Stimulator
Tests show magnetoelectric power is a viable option for clinical-grade implants.
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Long-life Batteries for the IIoT
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
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: Test & Measurement
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.
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: June 2020
Industrial PCs, power modules, processor blades, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
System Provides Cooling with No Electricity
This passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Shape Memory Alloy Mechanisms for CubeSats
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: Semiconductors & ICs
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: Electronics & Computers
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?"
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.

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