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.

Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
An engineered surface treatment can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Soft, Conformable Hearing Implants
These electrode implants will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Low-Inductance DC Power Bus
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Magnetic Shield Using Proximity Coupled, Spatially Varying Superconducting Order Parameters
This magnetic shielding design can be easily incorporated into a wide range of electronic sensing applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Inductor Technology Expands Microchip Capability
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
This new understanding can help chip manufacturers find ways to better diffuse the heat that leads to device damage and decreased device lifespans.
5 Ws: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
5 Ws of PAWS Smart Headphones
Learn about the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS), a low-cost, headset-based, wearable platform.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Fiber Lasers for Powertrain Welding Applications
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
Briefs: Materials
Layered Composite Insulation
This cost-saving piping insulation has uses in refrigerated containers that protect food, medicine, and other perishables.
This technology could impact new directions in robotics design.
The Army Test and Evaluation Command provides essential information to acquisition decision-makers and commanders.
White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Tools to Track Sources of Interference

You might think you don’t have interference, but chances are you're not looking in the right place. Hunting down sources of interference can be extremely challenging without the right tools for...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Understanding Thermal Gap Filler Pads, PCB Deflection, and Stress

This paper focuses on the characteristics of gap fillers and how they impact a printed circuit board (PCB) including compression characteristics of various types of gap...

Question of the Week: Materials
Will Cooling Coatings Catch On?

This month’s Tech Briefs featured a potential alternative to the air conditioner: A painted-on polymer coating that can cool down a building.

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
SPIE Photonics West 2020 – Sights from Day 1
See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
In the Near Future, Will Computers Use Light Instead of Electricity?

This month in Tech Briefs: Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed an optical switch that routes light from one computer chip to another in just 20 billionths of a second — faster than any other similar device.

White Papers: Power
Specifying Modular Connectors

Specifying a new connector is a complicated process and designing a custom connector is not always within your budget. With modular connectors gaining popularity to overcome this challenge, manufacturers have...

INSIDER: Packaging & Sterilization
Laser Diode Emits Deep UV Light

Nagoya University scientists have succeeded in designing a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light. It emits the world's shortest lasing wavelength, at 271.8 nanometers, under pulsed electric current...

Scientists at Linköping University (Linköping, Sweden) have described a method to manufacture transistors using gallium nitride and aluminum nitride that have the ability to withstand voltages as...

This controller minimizes the burden on the power grid.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Shape-Shifting Robot Uses New Locomotion Strategy
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.

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