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.

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Solid State Tape Drive Replacement

Solid State Disks Ltd (Reading, UK) has launched SCSIFlash-Tape, which provides a CompactFlash-based, solid state replacement for traditional SCSI-based, electro-mechanical tape drives on legacy...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Entry-Level PXI/PXIe Platforms

ADLINK Technology (San Jose, CA) announced new entry-level PXI and PXI Express (PXIe) platforms for PXI testing system startup users. PXES-2301 is an all-hybrid, 6-slot compact PXIe chassis with system...

Researchers have created an exotic 3-D racetrack for electrons in ultrathin slices of a nanomaterial they fabricated at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence...

Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance...

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed new, nonlinear, chaos-based integrated circuits that enable computer chips to perform multiple functions with...

As solar cells produce a greater proportion of total electric power, a fundamental limitation remains: the dark of night when solar cells go to sleep. Lithium-ion batteries, the commonplace...

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Researchers Create Smallest Transistor Ever

A research team led by faculty scientist Ali Javey at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate — the smallest to date.

A University of Rochester researcher is helping develop next-generation miniature batteries that would expand the use of medical implantables and other...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Preventing Cell-to-Cell Thermal Runaway in Lithium-Ion Battery Modules

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells are increasingly used in high-voltage and high-capacity modules. The Li-ion chemistry has the highest energy density of all rechargeable battery chemistries, but associated with that energy is the issue of catastrophic thermal runaway with a fire....

Products: Electronics & Computers
Coin Cell Batteries

llinois Capacitor, a subsidiary of Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Lincolnwood, IL, offers RJD Series lithium-ion coin cell batteries that feature encapsulation technology that increases storage capacity by completely...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An Apparatus and Method for Communication Over Power Lines

NASA’s Glenn Research Center is offering a sensor and actuator networking innovation applicable to smart vehicle or component control. This innovation requires no additional connectivity beyond the wiring providing power. This results in lower system weight, increased ease and...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A High-Efficiency Power Module

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a microwave power module to power radar, communications, and/or navigation interchangeably. This high-efficiency, all-solid-state microwave power module (MPM) is based on a multi-stage distributed-amplifier design, which is capable of very wideband...

Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a revolutionary new generation of silicon...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Method and Apparatus to Detect Wire Pathologies Near Crimped Connector

NASA’s Langley Research Center has created a collection of innovations for rapid, precise, and verified crimps. Wiring crimp failures can be a threat to safety and may lead to a loss of critical functions in high-risk applications, such as aerospace. In addition to the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Electronics Enclosures

Intermas US, Alpharetta, GA, offers cabinets, housings, sub-racks, and accessories for 19" rack systems and small form factors used in PCI, VME/VME64x, cPCI, IEEE, and communication applications with EMI- and...

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Smart Graphics Displays

The OMEGA® OM-SGD Series panel meters from OMEGA Engineering, Stamford, CT, are bright color TFT smart graphics displays available in three screen sizes. They offer an operating power supply voltage range of 4 to 30...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Digital Storage Oscilloscope

The Global Specialties DSC-5300 digital storage oscilloscope from Global Specialties, Yorba Linda, CA, is a portable benchtop instrument used for making measurements of signals and waveforms. The oscilloscope...

Briefs: Energy
Method of Forming Textured Silicon Substrate by Maskless Cryogenic Etching

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has developed an advanced energy-storage device to accommodate portable devices, minimize emissions from automobiles, and enable more challenging space missions. The use of silicon for the anode of lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries is...

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Power Converters

Schaefer, Hopkinton, MA, introduced the C/B 4800 Series 6U DC/DC and AC/DC converter modules ranging in output power up to 5kW. Nine DC input ranges are standard, and AC input options are 1-Phase 115VAC or 230VAC, as well as...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Power System

North Atlantic Industries, Bohemia, NY, announced the VPX56H-6 6U rugged VPX power product that provides up to 1,000 Watts of power (CC4 temperature range, full load) with five outputs, and is compliant with MIL-STD-704F. Other...

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Power Supplies

The PS5R-V DIN-rail power supplies from IDEC Corp., Sunnyvale, CA, includes 7.5W, 10W, 15W, 30W, 60W, 90W, 120W, and 240W versions. Operating temperature ranges from -25 to +75 °C, enabling the supplies to be used in control...

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Energy Device

Murata Americas, Smyrna, GA, released UMAL, a low-profile energy device that delivers a slim, high-capacity energy source with a nominal voltage of 2.3 VDC. It can supply 12 mAh with a maximum discharge current of 120 mA, and...

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Power Distribution Boxes

Phoenix Contact, Harrisburg, PA, offers M12 power distribution boxes designed for field-based power supply voltages of 24V. The boxes, in combination with standard M12 power cables of 4 ×10 AWG conductors, can...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Power Modules

TDK-Lambda Americas, National City, CA, introduced the TDK-Lambda PFE1000FA series of AC-DC power modules that enables designers to utilize a single device containing power factor correction, regulation, and input-output...

Engineers have devised a simple, reproducible, and less expensive approach to manufacturing computer chips using directed self-assembly, which can increase the density of...

Detecting turbulence remains the Achilles' heel of modern-day aviation. The reports submitted by pilots, subjective and often very inaccurate, are the least expensive and the most...

University of Massachusetts Amherst professors introduced a new radio technology that allows small mobile devices to take advantage of battery power in larger devices nearby for...

Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible devices for diagnosing and treating disease. The batteries are made with melanin pigments naturally found in the skin, hair, and...

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Advances in Capacitor Materials

Electrochemical capacitors, or supercapacitors, have gained intense interest as an alternative to traditional energy storage devices. Applications for supercapacitors range from...

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