BQ25790 and BQ25792 Buck-Boost Charger ICs for Attaining Maximum Power Density and High Efficiency
Texas Instruments has launched the industry’s smallest buck-boost charger ICs (integrated circuits) by which engineers can easily extend battery life up to five times at the minimum. The ICs are specially designed to achieve 50% greater power density and maximum efficiency enhanced for fast charging.
UK Government Makes Significant Investment in Satellite Technologies Through OneWeb Acquisition
The distressed global communication firm OneWeb has recently been saved from bankruptcy by a UK government-led consortium. The investment will see the UK take a significant equity share in OneWeb, whose headquarters are already based in the United Kingdom.
Applications of 2D Materials in Electronics Engineering
The technological evolution of 2D (two-dimensional) materials opened up a wide swath of possibilities in the electronics industry. 2D Materials consist of a single layer of atoms with exceptional electronic, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties. This article will explore some of the most promising applications for these wonder materials.
Electronic Devices for Medical Applications: Safety, Reliability, and Biocompatibility Requirements
Electronics engineers working in industries that design equipment for the healthcare industry are responsible for ensuring their safety and reliability in line with standards of the medical industry. This article will explore the most critical considerations in designing electronics for medical use.
Surface-Mount Component Packaging: Types, Sizing, and Standards
Surface-mount devices (SMDs) encompass a wide range of electronic components that electronic engineers use in their daily work. This article will provide a basic understanding of SMD packaging types, sizes, and relevant standards to engineers involved or interested in electronic component sourcing in their respective industries.
Crystalline Insulator Layers in 2D Materials Enable Efficient Microelectronics
Researchers at Tu Wien (Technische Universität Wien) have introduced crystalline insulator layers to single-layer (‘2D’) materials. This offers a turning point for component miniaturisation: it provides the ability to manufacture efficient microelectronics that maintain their ideal electronic properties.
Swansea Team Prints Perovskite Solar Cells with Bold Efficiency Claims
Researchers claim to have achieved the highest ever efficiency recorded for full roll-to-roll printed perovskite solar cells, an achievement that could represent a major step towards cheaper and more efficient ways to generate solar energy.
Addressing the Major Ethical Issues of Autonomous Vehicles
There’s a serious flaw in the way that programmers are currently addressing ethical concerns in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Although they cannot account for everything, there are a few standout ethical issues that really ought to be looked at.
Machine Learning Diagnostics Tool Shows Promise for the Future of Europe’s Energy Management
Researchers from Rovira i Virgili University (translated from the Catalan title, 'Universitat Rovira i Virgili') have introduced an artificial intelligence system that presents users with an accurate reading of the effectiveness and feasibility of both water and room heating installations in the EU.