Solar Cells Made Obsolete – 3D rectennas aim at 40-to-90% efficiency
Science

Solar Cells Made Obsolete – 3D rectennas aim at 40-to-90% efficiency

R. Colin Johnson @ eetimes.com: PORTLAND, Ore.--Now before you get all excited by the headline, which is not click-bait according to the researchers, a new kind of nanoscale rectenna (half antenna and half rectifier) can convert solar and infrared into electricity, plus be tuned to...

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Samsung launches industry’s first 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM
Technology

Samsung launches industry’s first 12Gb LPDDR4 DRAM

by Samsung: Samsung Electronics announced that it is mass producing the industry's first 12-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) mobile DRAM, based on its advanced 20-nanometer (nm) process technology. The newest LPDDR4 is expected to significantly accelerate the...

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One case – over 100 possibilities of usage
Tools

One case – over 100 possibilities of usage

We speak about the practical case CTK110EU full of high quality CrV tools sufficient for majority of common operations. CTK110EU tools set might be easily called as “all-in-one”. Naturally, such all-in-one solution won´t help in all situations which we may face at production...

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Laser Data Transmission
Laser

Laser Data Transmission

Lasers have been one of the essential technologies used in industries. It is realized that light outperforms radio in terms of speed and density. It has been used for communications whether in scanning barcodes, reading CD’s and DVD’s. This design is a simple data transmitter that...

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Making a PCB business card
PCB

Making a PCB business card

Ilia Baranov has designed a reference business card: Back of card includes: Ruler in both 1/10″ and mm. AWG Hole size gauge (not super accurate due to plating, but that is unavoidable) Resistor/capacitor/inductor/diode sizes Common surface mount component sizes Common...

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Hardware Protection – OverVoltage and OverCurrent
Power supply

Hardware Protection – OverVoltage and OverCurrent

Maurizio @ dev.emcelettronica.com discuss about the different aspects of protecting power supplies from overvoltage and overcurrent. Power processing is one of the most important aspects on electronic design. The power is unique for a typical system because it gives the system life....

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Basic Types of Transistors
Basic Electronics

Basic Types of Transistors

In this article we will review the basic transistor types and their function. We will cover bipolar transistor, Junction FET, MOSFET and UJT transistor types. Feel free to comment with other transistor types you know. Bipolar Transistor Bipolar transistors are three terminal devices...

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Ultrasonic Atomizer
Miscellaneous

Ultrasonic Atomizer

This reference design is a simple ultrasonic atomizer that helps fight against respiratory diseases. Atomizer is like nebulizer, it is just that nebulizer takes time to deliver liquid to mist. However, both undergo almost the same process. This medical ultrasonic atomizer circuit is...

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