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Semiconductors & ICs

Review the latest advances and technical briefs in Semiconductor and Integrated Circuit Systems (ICS) technologies essential to Design Engineers. Find new products and applications in semiconductors, electronics, electronic components, electronic circuits, integrated circuits, and ICS.

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White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Decoupling Capacitor Selection for Modern PCB Design

Any digital part that has more than one operational state can benefit from a decoupling capacitor. In other words, all but the fastest switching digital parts can benefit from decoupling...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don’t have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the...

Special Reports: Defense
Rugged Computing & Electronics - June 2022

From the battlefield to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. Keep pace with the latest developments in this compendium of recent...

Articles: Semiconductors & ICs

This article is a marked departure from my annual reporting on the past year’s performance of the health of the MEMS industry vis-à-vis my MEMS Industry Commercialization Report Card. [1] ...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Computer processors have shrunk to nanometer scales over the years, with billions of transistors sitting on a single computer chip. While the increased number of transistors helps make...

Products: Semiconductors & ICs
STMicroelectronics’, Geneva, Switzerland, new fully integrated Power-Management IC (PMIC) for AMOLED displays combines a low quiescent current and enhanced flexibility to extend the battery runtime of portable devices.
White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Impact of the Layout, Components, and Filters on the Emc of Modern DC/DC Switching Controllers

The technical literature, including, for example, our “Trilogy of Magnetics” and the IC data sheets, provide hardware developers with all...

INSIDER: Imaging

Everyone is talking about quantum computers. By interconnecting as many qubits (two-state quantum systems) as possible, massive amounts of data can be processed more easily, quickly and securely...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Micro-supercapacitors could revolutionize the way we use batteries by increasing their lifespan and enabling extremely fast charging. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have...

Q&A: Electronics & Computers

Professor Kenneth K. O. and his colleagues at The University of Texas at Dallas and Oklahoma State University have developed an innovative and affordable terahertz imager microchip that can enable...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2022

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in avionics systems,...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Seven Questions to Consider When Positioning Aerospace Assets: A Guide to Selecting the Right Load Movement System

Aerospace organizations need to find the move system that will keep operations moving efficiently and effectively – while...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Tescia: A Practical Solution For Floor Monitoring

Buildings vibrate – due to construction, traffic, and many other sources of vibration. But for facilities housing high technology applications and processes that are sensitive to vibration,...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

The information age created over nearly 60 years has given the world the internet, smart phones, and lightning-fast computers. Making this possible has been the doubling of the...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) research team has improved the performance of a p-type semiconductor transistor using inorganic metal halide perovskite. One...

Articles: Automotive
Increasingly powerful integrated circuit and system-on-chip devices are growing in importance to vehicle design.
Briefs: Energy
The material improves connectivity while maintaining recyclability and low cost.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Self-healing materials, quick disconnects, and eco-friendly micro-supercapacitors.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
An expert compares Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) LiDAR systems with Time of Flight tech.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have created an electronic microsystem that can intelligently respond to information inputs without any external energy input, much like a...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The material could potentially provide a platform for error-free quantum computing.
Briefs: Materials
This process could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
Briefs: AR/AI
Columbia researchers are reducing both the size and the power consumption of a visible-spectrum phase modulator, from one millimeter to 10 microns.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Battery monitoring, flow meters, torque sensors, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The method could support the semiconductor industry and facilitate development of next-gen devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The test uses a smartphone microscope and could deliver results in about 10 minutes.