Military & Aerospace

Ruggedized 3D printers for medical use in harsh military environments

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The military wants ruggedized and portable 3D printers that can be used in the field to fabricate medical tools and biomaterials as needed.

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Wireless Charging Keeps Drones Flying

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The demand for more efficient and flexible recharging solutions is constantly rising as designers look to push the next generation of robotic systems toward greater…

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What Brought Joy to Electronics Executives in 2020?

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2020 has been a challenging year for us all. The Covid-19 outbreak has impacted every aspect of our lives, from the way we live and…

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Tethered Drones Improve Communications and Surveillance

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Dragonfly Pictures (DPI) has developed a new class of drones, the tethered hover-in-place drone. This new vertical take-off drone is weatherproof and can stay in the air for long periods of time. The drone uses a flexible cable as a permanent physical link to provide power and communications as well as mechanical support.
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20 Years of a Steady Human Presence in Space

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The brightest light in a clear night sky, the International Space Station (ISS) has been humanity’s home away from home for the past 20 years…

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Military Adopts AI to Help Drones Stay in Flight Longer

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The U.S. Army is evaluating new recharging technologies coupled with AI/ML to enable small drones to autonomously recharge faster.

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Semtech QPL Schottky diode meets space-grade qualification

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Semtech’s IN5822 QPL Schottky diode meets the JANS qualification for space-grade applications, opening up new satellite and spacecraft markets.

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5G War: Rigging the Game

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DoD funding, Chiplets, Nellis Air Force Base and Huawei. What’s the common thread here? It’s about the unfolding 5G war, and the game is already rigged.

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Top 10 Tech Industry Trends for 2021

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TrendForce provides its forecast of 10 key trends in the tech industry for 2021…

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High-speed ADCs target harsh, high-temp applications

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Microchip has developed high-speed ADCs with extended-temperature operation for harsh applications, including military/aerospace, industrial and automotive.

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DARPA: Research Advances for Near-Zero-Power Sensors

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DARPA’s near-zero-power sensor technologies have extended battery lifetimes from four weeks to up to four years, but more work needs to be done.

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Infineon simplifies PCB mounting package for hard-rad power electronics’ efficiency

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Designers’ nightmare of mounting printed circuit board (PCB), without jeopardizing proficiency, has unveiled a new product from International Rectifier HiRel Products (IR HiRel), an Infineon…

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DARPA Seeks to Embed Security Into Chip Designs

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As semiconductors become the choke point in global tech wars, the U.S. looks to advance security to the IC design stage…

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GaN and SiC solutions for aerospace & defense

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WBG semiconductors provide power densities up to 10× higher than silicon-based devices

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Astronaut Nancy Currie-Gregg is born, December 29, 1958

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On this day in tech history, Nancy Currie-Gregg, an engineer, US Army officer, and NASA astronaut, was born in Delaware.

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Component Obsolescence: Managing the Unmanageable

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Manufacturers of long-lifecycle products have been trying to “manage” component obsolescence for decades. The decision to end a device’s useful life (EOL) is solely in the hands of original component manufacturers (OCMs). Therefore, equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been largely forced into a reactive, rather than proactive, stance in terms of obsolescence management. The challenges have…

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