New technologies in power supplies and management, board-level electronics, electronics and computers, and battery systems provide wide-ranging applications essential to military, aviation, medical, and automotive.

These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
The GVC1001 computer features dual 10-GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs.
Inspired by camel fur, a two-layered material could provide extended cooling to preserve the freshness of perishable goods.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-Temperature Ni-Based Superalloy Composition
The alloy has applications in jet turbine disks and other high-stress and/or high-temperature environments.
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
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...

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...

Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Contactless Position, Torque, and Force Sensing for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Applications

Today’s demand for products with improved safety, reliability, and efficiency makes sensors increasingly necessary and, in some cases, even mandatory. These sensors must be accurate, reliable, and long-lasting while remaining affordable. This...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Do You See Applications for Electronics-Free Robots?

In our lead INSIDER story today, UCSD researcher Dylan Drotman talked to Tech Briefs about his team’s air-powered robot.

The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Charging Port for Autonomous Drone Swarms
Hundreds of drones can recharge autonomously on unmanned ground vehicles.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Q&A: Printable Flexible Batteries
Professor Shirley Meng explains why there's a demand for stretchable batteries.
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
The marking provides easy-to-see legends on plastic buttons under widely varying illumination conditions.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Quantum-Limit-Approaching Chemical Sensing Chip
Study shows improvements to chemical sensing chip that aims to quickly and accurately identify drugs and other trace chemicals.
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
This method is an important step towards smaller, more advanced, environmentally friendly electronics.
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
This built-in security measure would prevent hackers from getting enough information about the circuit to reverse-engineer it.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
SAE WCX™ Digital Summit Preview
Live discussions will explore electric vehicles, propulsion, advanced electronics, and more.
The stretchable electronics are more stable as they change shape, which could lead to next-generation sensors for healthcare applications.

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