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Deposition of piezoelectric films for energy harvesting

Manufacturing processes

Deposition of piezoelectric films for energy harvesting

Autonomous sensors and smaller mobile electronics systems will become more important in the future of the Internet of Things. We introduce more efficient materials and production processes. lesen

Micro parallel board connectors – Smaller, smarter and faster

Connection systems

Micro parallel board connectors – Smaller, smarter and faster

Today’s devices require a concept of few components and simple assembly steps. In addition connector suppliers need profound experience in order to manufacture miniaturized components. lesen

Software design challenges for real-time multicore MCU systems

Embedded Software Development

Software design challenges for real-time multicore MCU systems

Developing embedded software for multicore architectures is a complex undertaking: Developers have to be aware of tricky aspects like task and data assignments to specific cores, to only name a few. lesen

Achieving total factory information visibility

The transparent factory

Achieving total factory information visibility

If you can’t see it, you can’t measure it, and if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it! Manufacturing excellence can only come from manufacturing visibility. lesen

JTAG use in functional testers on the rise

JTAG use in functional testers on the rise

The era of ‘one test method fits all’ is well behind us. Even when faced with the most modest diversity of products, trying to formulate a test policy is becoming an increasingly tricky balancing act. lesen

All-purpose weapon in the battle against corrosion

HASTELLOY HYBRID-BC1

All-purpose weapon in the battle against corrosion

Aggressive process media with wide-ranging properties present plant manufacturers with enormous challenges. The HASTELLOY HYBRID-BC1 hybrid alloy offers a solution. lesen

Everything for capacitive power supplies from a single source

Components for power supplies

Everything for capacitive power supplies from a single source

Designs based on capacitive topologies are particularly suitable for power supplies in the milliwatt range. They are simple, compact and economical. TDK offers almost all necessary passive components. lesen

Researchers Discover New Material to Produce Clean Energy

Green Nano

Researchers Discover New Material to Produce Clean Energy

Researchers at the University of Houston have created a new thermoelectric material, intended to generate electric power from waste heat with higher output power than currently available materials. lesen

Carbon Nanotube Fibers Provide Two-way Communication

Medical

Carbon Nanotube Fibers Provide Two-way Communication

Carbon nanotube fibers may provide the best way to communicate with the brain. The fibers have proven superior to metal electrodes for deep brain stimulation and to read signals from a neuronal network. lesen

An Injectable UW-Polymer Could Keep Patients from Bleeding

An Injectable UW-Polymer Could Keep Patients from Bleeding

Most military battlefield casualties die before ever reaching a surgical hospital. Of those soldiers who might potentially survive, most die from uncontrolled bleeding. lesen

Uncovering the Secrets of Super Solar Power Perovskites

Photovoltaics

Uncovering the Secrets of Super Solar Power Perovskites

Hybrid perovskite solar cells have attained power conversion efficiencies that took decades to achieve with the conventional materials used to generate electricity from sunlight. lesen

Sub-micrometer Carbon Spheres as Oil Additive

Chemistry

Sub-micrometer Carbon Spheres as Oil Additive

Tiny, perfectly smooth carbon spheres added to motor oil have been shown to reduce friction and wear typically seen in engines by as much as 25 percent, suggesting a similar enhancement in fuel economy. lesen

New Fibers Can Deliver Many Simultaneous Stimuli

Biology

New Fibers Can Deliver Many Simultaneous Stimuli

The human brain’s complexity makes it extremely challenging to study — not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety of signaling methods it uses simultaneously. lesen

Laser-induced Graphene 'super' for Electronics

Energy Storage

Laser-induced Graphene 'super' for Electronics

Rice University researchers test flexible, three-dimensional supercapacitors with excellent energy-storage and power potential. lesen

Low Loss Optical Design Enables up to 2,500 Switch Elements

Semiconductor Technology

Low Loss Optical Design Enables up to 2,500 Switch Elements

With data transfer rates over 100 Gb/s, communication between servers requires optical switches with faster switching time, broader band operation and larger capacity for switching elements. lesen