source: appleinsider news By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, November 16, 2017, A report from a conflict mineral advocacy group puts Apple well ahead of other companies including Google, Microsoft, and Intel in efforts to develop supply chains of metals outside of conflict zones like the Congo.
source: Stackpole news Stackpole has announced its AEC qualified RTAN series which utilizes tantalum nitride technology to provide moisture proof precision chip resistor performance.
source: Electronic design article The current-sense amplifier, which includes specialized features crafted to handle the most demanding applications, can play a key role in meeting efficiency goals for today’s power designs. Improving the efficiency of a power-supply design can yield many rewards. In a server farm, better efficiency translates into smaller size, reduced cooling costs, […]
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 […]
source: Capacitor Faks blog A typical capacitor comprises two conductive plates and a non-conductive dielectric material. The dielectric material separates the two conductive metal electrode plates. Applying voltage to the electrode plates of a capacitor causes an electric field in the non-conductive dielectric material. This electric field stores energy. The dielectric constant, also commonly known […]
source: Intelligent Aerospace article November 13, 2017 By Dan Friedlander, Retired following 44 years in component engineering The current European Space Agency (ESA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) approach to the use of Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components in space applications continues to rely on heavy testing requirements. The official methodology […]
source: Vishay news MALVERN, Pa. — November 13, 2017 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of Automotive Grade thin film chip resistors that features the industry’s highest rated power dissipation in the compact 0402, 0603, and 0805 case sizes. For electronics in automotive, industrial, and renewable energy applications, Vishay Beyschlag […]
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 […]
source: machine design news A flexible polymer device uses graphene-based transistors to support signals within the terahertz band, paving the way for advanced imaging and diagnostics in healthcare and materials, along with short-range wireless communications in the IoT.
source: The guardian news Hand-held device dubbed sKan measures skin temperature to quickly and accurately identify melanoma, and could save lives around the world