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Free Component Libraries Launched

July 26th, 2016

Würth Elektronik eiSos, a manufacturer of electronic and electromagnetical components, is now providing free component libraries of its passive components for Zuken’s CADSTAR design software. The libraries allow users to simply download the correct components…read more

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3D Printed Smartphone Case to Include Cooling Fans for Sustained Pokemon Go Play

July 19th, 2016

(July 18, 2016) A 3D printed smartphone case that may better support and cool smartphones has recently been designed and prototype printed. Made to look like a real life Pokédex, SparkFun user NPOOLE created the…read more

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New Raytheon Power Module is Industry Breakthrough

July 19th, 2016

(July 14, 2016) Recently Raytheon has developed a “SiC-based high-temperature small-form-factor power module for electrical switching in harsh environments,” according to Semiconductor-Today.com. Semiconductor-Today reported that, “A prototype module that includes two 1200V silicon carbide (SiC)…read more

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Cooling Powerful Electronics with Powerful Sand

July 19th, 2016

(July 13, 2016) Recently, associate professor Baratunde Cola of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology uncovered the “potential of silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer…read more

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Electric Cars Will Not Meet the Same Fate as HoverBoards’ Overheated Batteries

July 12th, 2016

(July 11, 2016) Where electric cars and hoverboards both use lithium-ion cells, electric cars will have a more diligent manufacturing process and thus more heat control. According to blog CarAndDriver.com, “Automotive-grade cells are very, very…read more

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Application of Phase Change Materials in Handheld Computing Devices

July 7th, 2016

William Maltz, Darryl Moore, and Arun Raghupathy 1. Introduction With peak loads often in the order of minutes and ergonomic considerations limiting surface temperatures and acoustical noise, handheld devices, such as smart phones or tablets, are…read more

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Research Underway for Heat Conductor Substitutes for Diamond

July 5th, 2016

(July 5, 2016) Thanks to a research grant awarded from the Office of Naval Research for pursuing “high risk-high reward” scientific and technological breakthroughs, six universities are working to develop cost-effective and high-quality substitutes for…read more

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New Type of Graphene Could Increase Processor Clock Speeds

May 23rd, 2016

(May 19, 2016) Recently, scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Institute of Physics and Technology RAS, and Tohoku University (Japan), have developed a new type of graphene-based transistor, whose modeling…read more

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Thin “Super-Flow Micro” Fan Offers 0.60cfm

May 18th, 2016

JARO has recently released their newest Micro-Fan available with 0.60cfm. The fan measures 17x17x4 mm (at 15,000rpm), and offers a static pressure  of 2.413 mm H2O, according to JARO. With operating voltages from 2.8 to…read more

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Self-Healable Electronic Material That Can Help Prevent Overheating

May 17th, 2016

(May 16, 2016) A new, more durable electronic material has recently been created to repair itself and heal all its functionality even after breaking several times. Phys.org detailed, “Self-healable materials are those that, after withstanding…read more

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Recall On Overheating Laptop Battery Packs

May 17th, 2016

(March 31, 2016) Toshiba recently issued a voluntary recall on its laptop battery packs for potential burn and fire hazards from overheating. According to ConsumerReports.org, the battery packs were manufactured by Panasonic and installed in…read more

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Laptops May Start Producing Far Less Heat

May 17th, 2016

(May 10, 2016) Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s postdoc Cui-Zu Chang and his colleagues have been “working to create devices with components which have little [to no] resistance to the flow of electricity” in laptops, according…read more

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Tesla Powerwall Comes with Unexpected, Loud Electronic Hum

May 9th, 2016

With the recent residential installations of Tesla’s Powerwall home battery systems, customers have been reporting an unwanted loud electronic humming sound . Breitbart.com reported, “a German customer measured a noise level from a Powerwall installed…read more

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New Material Cools Solar Cells Yet Absorbs Sunlight

May 9th, 2016

Recently, researchers from Stanford University have achieved a combination of cooling and maintaining sunlight absorption with a wafer made of silica to better cool solar cells, according to BusinessWire.com. BusinessWire.com explained, “The researchers etched tapered…read more

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