Stretchable solar cells retain high efficiency

17 January, 2020

Researchers have devised a way to turn rigid silicon into solar cells that can be stretched by 95%, while retaining high solar energy capture efficiency of 19%.

Narda Safety Test Solutions ADFA 2 automatic direction finding antenna

15 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Narda Safety Test Solutions GmbH

The ADFA 2 is Narda Safety Test Solutions' second automatic direction finding antenna, with a frequency range that has been increased by more than three times.

maxon brushless DC flat motors

15 January, 2020 | Supplied by: maxon motor Australia Pty Ltd

maxon's brushless DC flat motors are now available in combinations with planetary gearboxes, encoders and vented rotors for increased torque. The 90 mm-diameter ventilated motors offer power level increases from 160 to 600 W within the same diameter.

Osram Ostar Projection Power family

14 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Osram Australia Pty Ltd

With the Ostar Projection Power family, Osram has achieved projector brightness levels beyond the 3000 ANSI lumen barrier using LEDs instead of conventional lamps, making them accessible to a broad market.

Neousys Nuvo-7250VTC in-vehicle computer

14 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Backplane Systems Technology Pty Ltd

Neousys's Nuvo-7250VTC, a rugged in-vehicle controller, is equipped with supercapacitor technology to provide 2500 Ws stored energy to sustain the system to safely shut down during unforeseen power outages.

Electrons can be manipulated with light

10 January, 2020

Researchers find a way of transporting electrons at times below the femtosecond range by manipulating them with light — which could have major implications for the future of data processing.

Maxim Integrated MAX16923 automotive display power management IC

09 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Designers of automotive electronic systems have the opportunity to increase the number of displays per vehicle while reducing design complexity by using the MAX16923 4-output display power IC with watchdog timer from Maxim Integrated Products.

Axiomtek GOT115-319 touch panel computer

08 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Braemac Pty Ltd

Axiomtek has introduced the GOT115-319 — a 15″ fanless touch panel computer with a thickness of only 50 mm for used in space-constrained environments.

SiC-based MOSFETs offer benefits in automotive, power applications

08 January, 2020 by Jeffrey Fedison, PhD, Sr Applications Engineer, STMicroelectronics | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

As conventional silicon-based MOSFETs mature, they are now reaching their theoretical limits of performance.

Maxim Integrated MAX22701E isolated gate driver

19 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

The MAX22701E isolated gate driver, from Maxim Integrated Products, is useful for designers of high-voltage/high-power systems looking to improve power supply efficiency.

Diamond film boosts heat dissipation efficiency of GaN HEMTs

18 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Fujitsu Australia

The design is said to reduce the amount of heat generated by the devices during operations by 40%, leading to simplification of the cooling system.

Texas Instruments DACx0501 digital-to-analog converters

18 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

The DACx0501 digital-to-analog converters (DACs), from Texas Instruments, offer a wide power supply range from 2.7 to 5.5 V and include an integrated 2.5 V internal reference that delivers three full-scale buffered output voltage ranges.

2D dielectric inks for print-in-place electronics

17 December, 2019

Researchers have produced a two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride ink, which has been used to fabricate flexible thin-film transistors.

Cryogenic chip could enable viable quantum computers

16 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Intel Australia Pty Ltd

Intel Labs has unveiled what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind cryogenic control chip, which should help speed up development of full-stack quantum computing systems.

Detecting carbon impurities in GaN crystals using light

13 December, 2019

Carbon impurity has long hindered efficiency in nitride-based electronic and optical devices, but now researchers have discovered a method that can quickly detect carbon impurity using light.

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