Solving Smart Clothing Design Challenges With Printed, Flexible Sensor Technology

source: EDN news Robert Cox -November 15, 2017. From fitness trackers and smart watches to virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) headgear, wearable devices now permeate the everyday lives of consumers worldwide. People have come to rely on wearables to monitor their health and well-being, keep them connected to the outside world, and provide endless opportunities […]

Lobachevsky University Scientists Create A Prototype Neural Network Based On Memristors

source: ECN news Mon, 11/13/2017 – by Lobachevsky University. Lobachevsky University scientists under the supervision of Alexey Mikhailov, Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Technology, are working to develop an adaptive neural interface that combines, on the one hand, a living culture, and on the other, a neural network based […]

Würth Elektronik eiSos Supplies Wireless Power Coil for Semtech’s LinkCharge® LP Multi-Device Wireless Charging Solution

source: Würth Elektronik eiSos news Waldenburg (Germany), 27 October 2017 – Würth Elektronik eiSos, a manufacturer of electronic and electromechanical components, announced its collaboration with Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC) by integrating its transmission coil, WE-WPCC, with Semtech’s LinkCharge® LP (low power) platform, an innovative wireless charging solution that concurrently charges multiple, low-power devices using a […]

Ohmcraft High Voltage Resistors Control Electrical Current in Implantable Defibrillators

source: EINpresswire news ROCHESTER, NY, UNITED STATES, October 23, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Designed to correct irregular heart patterns, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are small devices placed inside the chest to monitor heart rate, and respond accordingly in the event of arrhythmia. When an abnormal heart rate is detected, the ICD will automatically defibrillate by delivering […]

Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

source: EPS news There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges.

Embroidered textile antennas based on hybrid sewing thread

source: RICE, FEE, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, EPCI e-Symposium Abstract: This paper presents a research focused on textile antennas which are made embroidered from a novel hybrid conductive sewing thread. Thanks to embroidery, which has been recognized as one of the most promising manufacturing techniques for integrating antennas into clothing, the antennas are […]

Even Simple Electronics are Subject to Chaotic Oscillations

source: Engineering.com article Many simple electronic systems can behave in a difficult to foresee, chaotic manner, as shown by researchers from the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow. The image shows a device built from two recently discovered oscillators. In the background are so-called attractors, illustrating the diversity and richness of […]