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White Papers : Electronics & Computers
How to Use 3D Printing for Fast, Low-Cost Product Development and Iteration

Most people think of 3D printing as a mock-up tool. Sure — creating cheap, fast prototypes is an advantage, but it’s just a step on the way to injection molding for mass manufacturing. Now, industrial 3D printing services like Shapeways are upending that model. In a...

Blog : Electronics & Computers
What is Intelligent Charging?
As electric vehicles take the road, a new kind of EV infrastructure has emerged to power them. A Tech Briefs reader asks our expert about an emerging, “smart” idea: Intelligent Charging.
News : Energy
NASA Turns to Students for ‘Big Ideas’ on Mars Exploration
NASA challenged university students to create a deployable solar array for the Martian surface. See which "Big Ideas" impressed Bob Hodson, a leader of the space agency's Game...
White Papers : Semiconductors & ICs
Leveraging Baseline Checks for Robust Reliability Verification

As IP and IC designers and verification teams tackle increased complexity and expectations, reliability verification has become a necessary ingredient for success. Automotive, always-on mobile devices, IOT and other platforms require increasingly lower power envelopes and reduced...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Ultra Low Thermal Resistance Adhesives for Electronic Applications

Manufacturers of advanced electronic systems will find that advances in adhesives offer the ability to meet nearly any combination of requirements for thermal, environmental, and structural stability. As product manufacturers face greater challenges in assembling die, package,...

White Papers : Semiconductors & ICs
Specialized Materials Meet Critical Packaging Needs in MEMS Devices

The unique requirements of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) call for specialized materials. The versatility of epoxies and adhesives are often capable of providing the necessary properties to ensure support and protection from thermal and mechanical shock, vibration, high...

Articles : Electronics & Computers
5Ws of the Grid Friendly Charger Controller
Learn the Who, What, Where, When, and Why of the Grid Friendly™ Charger Controller.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Microwave-Based Test Method for Computer Chips

A new approach was developed that overcomes the limitation of conventional chip-testing methods on 3D chips, which include many thin horizontal “floors” connected to one another by vertical...

Products : Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: January 2018

The BGA244 Binary Gas Analyzer from Stanford Research Systems, Sunnyvale, CA, continuously and non-invasively determines the ratio of gases in a binary mixture, or checks the purity of a single gas. It...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
New Quantum Computing Design Based on “Flip-Flop” Qubits

Engineers have invented a new architecture for quantum computing based on novel “flip-flop” qubits. The new chip design allows for a silicon quantum processor that can be...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Silicon Carbide High-Voltage Switch

High-voltage wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor devices like 15-kV silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs have attracted attention because of potential applications in high-voltage and high-frequency power...

Application Briefs : Medical
Creating an Impedance Matching Method for Wireless Battery Charging
Keysight Technologies
Santa Rosa, CA

Implantable medical biosensors are commonly used to treat health problems via the unobtrusive...

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Semiconductor Blocks Heat Transfer and Preserves Conductivity

A collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor was discovered to block most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity — a rare pairing...

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...

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
High-Speed Real Time Recording Systems

In today’s world of high-speed A/D converters operating in the gigahertz range, real-time signal recording has become a challenging task that requires specialized hardware and intelligent application software. When designing a real-time recorder capable of streaming sustained data to disk at rates of up...

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