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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Method Enables Conductive Gels to Stick When Wet
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will 'Metal-Air Scavengers' Power Vehicles and Robots?

Penn Engineering researchers have introduced a "metal-air scavenger" vehicle, which gets energy not from a battery, but from breaking chemical bonds in the aluminum surface it travels over. The technology, which works like both a battery and an energy harvester, has 13 times more energy...

To speed up the design process, researchers from the University of Texas are finding more efficient ways to predict, or "learn," a rocket's behavior.
A team at Northwestern University is developing a material so porous that if you were able to unfold a gram of it, you could go farther than a football field.
A Berkeley Lab system provides a much more sensitive probe of the chemical state of battery electrodes, especially when the battery is operated under high capacity mode.
White Papers: Aerospace
Selecting the Correct Level of DC-DC Converter for Your Application

Most power systems for high-reliability applications can be constructed from standard power modules. The typical scenario requires various DC output voltages and power...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
How to Define a ‘Medical-Grade’ Material

Every plastic has a unique combination of chemical properties, surface structure, biocompatibility, color, and mechanics. Learn which plastics are "medical-grade,” and see what characteristics...

A new manufacturing process could produce flexible electronics for things like virtual reality-enabled contact lenses, solar-powered skins that mold to the contours of your car, and...

Wearable tech and electronic cloth may be the way of the future, but to get there the wiring needs to be strong, flexible, and efficient.

Microelectronics like semiconductor devices are at the heart of the technologies we use each day. As we move into an era where we are stretching the limits of Moore’s Law, it is...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Ultra-Low Power Chip for IoT Wi-Fi

More portable, fully wireless smart home setups; lower power wearables; batteryless smart devices, could all be made possible with this new ultra-low power Wi-Fi radio. It is housed in a chip smaller...

Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
PLCs Directly Access Internet Information
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Coating Extends Lithium Metal Battery Life
The coating could make lightweight lithium metal batteries safe and long-lasting for the next generation of electric vehicles.
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Applications include powering portable electronic devices and sensors, and harvesting waste mechanical energy for aircraft, automobile, and other transportation equipment.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
RFID-Based System Enables Internet of Things
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Soft, Flexible Materials with Enhanced Properties
These materials can be used in soft robotics, self-healing electronics, and medical devices.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Model Predicts Breaking Point of Conducting Material
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-Reliability Radio Frequency MEMS Switch
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using Sound and Light for Ultrafast Data Transfer
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
A new method provides a more efficient, safer, and cost-effective way to produce cadmium telluride material for solar cells or other applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ultra-Low-Power WiFi Radio Enables IoT Devices
Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
These carbon-based fillers can be used in thermally conductive clothing such as liquid-cooled garments.
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.

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