At the medium-to-low end of the power spectrum, there are modest power conversion requirements, such as those commonly found in Internet of Things (IoT) equipment, that necessitate the use of power conversion ICs that deal with modest levels of current.
The charge balance analogue-to-digital (A/D) converter is a well-known high accuracy device, widely used in load cells measurement circuits; a load cell is a transducer which outputs an electrical signal with a magnitude directly proportional to the force being measured.
From artificial intelligence (AI) hardware to 5G standardisation, advancements in edge computing to the Internet of Things (IoT), 2018 was a year of bold technology promises. Looking back at 2018, we can evaluate which technology trend was worth the wait, and which was just hype.
Manmade composite materials with properties not usually found in nature, such as a negative refractive index for example, are called metamaterials.
Duane Benson, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Screaming Circuits, a division of Milwaukee Electronics, discusses his technology predictions for 2019 – and beyond.
Nottingham Trent University has found a way to embed miniaturised solar cells into yarn that can be knitted and woven into textiles.
A team of French researchers has demonstrated a new mass-spectrometry technology based on nanomechanical resonators that measures the mass of particles previously beyond the reach of current commercial technology. They then used their solution to measure the mass of a whole bacteriophage virus capsid, which has not been achieved before.
The demand for low-power, low-cost and high-integration wireless communication systems is driving the development of on-chip passive devices for radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs).
Directional couplers are used in many applications to sense RF power and may appear at multiple points in a signal chain.
Fossil-based energy sources have had significantly influenced human life, but not always positively, considering their impact on the climate.