Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the backbone of modern electronics. Everything from smartphones to cars wouldn’t work without a functioning PCB, so designing one is sensitive work. Here’s a closer look at what’s involved.
TDK has developed a process in which ultrasonic waves are used to transmit data and energy. These signals can even penetrate metal. This enables devices to be identified or sensor data to be read out, whereby the energy transmission is simultaneously possible in closed metal chambers or pipes, for example.
Following the announcement made by Bavarian Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder in a press conference, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH is canceling the SPS - Smart Production Solutions, which was scheduled to take place in Nuremberg from November 23 - 25, 2021.
Swiss electricity generation has a very low carbon footprint. However, this is often not the case for imports. Researchers from the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Automation, led by Empa researcher Loris di Natale, investigated how electric cars could help reduce the need for energy imports from fossil fuels.
TSMC and Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) jointly announced that TSMC will establish a subsidiary, Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc. (JASM), in Kumamoto, Japan to provide foundry service with initial technology of 22/28-nanometer processes to address strong global market demand for specialty technologies, with SSS participating as a minority shareholder.
BorgWarner has secured a contract with a major OEM to supply high voltage inverters for battery electric vehicle (BEV) platforms including a variety of passenger cars and trucks. The business award marks the company’s largest major silicon carbide based (SiC) inverter win and the first silicon carbide based inverter win in North America.
If implemented correctly, micro hydro power plants can give communities affordable access to renewable energy, with minimal environmental impact. However, regulating their voltage and frequency output well enough for safe and reliable connection to the grid creates challenges. This article describes a project that uses PID control as a solution to this issue.
A microdisplay breakthrough from University of Cambridge spin-out Porotech is set to accelerate the long-awaited commercialization of augmented reality (AR) glasses. The micro-LED pioneer has created the world’s first microdisplay based on native red indium gallium nitride (InGaN) – with an active area of 0.55 inches diagonally and a resolution of 960×540.
Dynamis PRC, the Formula Student team of Politecnico di Milano, has over 100 students and the team designs and manufactures a racing car prototype every year, for racing in the international Formula SAE championship. After 15 years in the combustion category, Dynamis PRC has reached fourth position, and first in Italy, in the Formula Student Combustion world ranking.
LEM has introduced a current transducer series, ideal for retrofitting trackside applications or for reducing the cost of new installations. Due to its robust design and standardized 4-20 mA out, it can also be used in automation or the control of PV-plants. The transducer’s primary circuit, in combination with two ASiCs to detect the magnetic field, enables precise current measurement.