Electronics & Software

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Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Integrating Optical Components into Existing Chip Designs

Moving from electrical communication to optical communication is attractive to chip manufacturers because it could significantly increase chips’ speed and reduce power consumption,...

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Auto-Zero Differential Amplifier

Engineers in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Instrument Electronics Development Branch have developed a chopper-stabilized auto-zero amplifier capable of amplifying signals with extremely small amplitude originating from a thermopile-based infrared (IR) sensor. The instrument is self-adjusting in that it...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Method Converts Cotton Fabric Waste into Aerogel

Aerogels are among the lightest materials in the world, and are highly porous with strong absorption capacity and low thermal conductivity. These unique properties make aerogels highly...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC)

NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has created the Cryo-Fluid Capacitor (CFC) that capitalizes on the energy storage capacity of liquefied gases, and the relative simplicity of high-pressure gas bottles while...

Articles : Materials
Products of Tomorrow: June 2018

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Briefs : Power
Magnetic Induction Heating of Space Foods During Dispensing Under Weightless Conditions

Hot foods are psychologically pleasing. Food heating systems are currently part of the astronaut feeding program. An electrical method of heating foods during dispensing in space uses magnetic induction heating. The process is up to 95% efficient in...

White Papers : Software
ISO 26262 & Automotive Electronics Development

The automotive industry has always prioritized safety, but the increasing complexity and abundance of automotive electronic systems upped the ante in recent years. As a result, ISO 26262, the international standard for functional safety of electrical and/or electronic systems in automobiles was...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Strategies for Deploying Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

Xilinx’s new RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth and high channel count system. This paper provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and the strategies for...

White Papers : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Mechatronics: Top 5 Mechanical Considerations for Electrical Engineers

Mechanical and electrical engineers often don’t communicate enough when designing a mechatronics system, instead each choosing to focus on their area of expertise. To help make sure critical considerations don’t get missed, Bosch Rexroth offers five mechanical tips for...

Products : Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: June 2018

Teledyne LeCroy, Chestnut Ridge, NY, introduced WaveSurfer 3000z oscilloscopes that feature a 10.1” capacitive touchscreen, a set of debug and analysis tools, multi-instrument capabilities, feature/option...

On-Demand Webinars : Electronics & Computers
Signal Source Challenges Facing Quantum Computing and Research

Today there is a huge rush to explore quantum phenomena and develop technologies based on quantum physics. These technologies range from quantum computing to new communications schemes and have the potential to revolutionize the world. In developing these technologies, there are...

INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
“On a Roll” to Smaller Transformers

The future of electronic devices lies partly within the “internet of things” – the network of devices, vehicles and appliances embedded within electronics to enable connectivity and data...

INSIDER : Electronics & Computers
Memristor Adds Cybersecurity Layer to IoT Devices

The Internet of Things makes our lives more streamlined and convenient, but the cybersecurity risk posed by millions of wirelessly connected devices remains a huge concern. UC Santa Barbara...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Printing For End-use Production

Industrial-grade 3D printing has a solid reputation as a reliable prototyping process, but is now emerging as a viable production option. This white paper offers an analysis of additive manufacturing technologies as end-use production methods.

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design

Well into its third decade of widespread deployment, VME adopted the new VXS gigabit serial interface, clearly representing the most significant leap in backplane data transfer rates throughout its entire history. Because VXS delivered such a dramatic improvement in embedded system...

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