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Cold-Resistant Lithium-Ion Battery Developed Functions at Minus-40 Degrees

Publish Date: February 5, 2018
Like many humans, lithium-ion batteries typically don’t like the cold, which means they don’t perform well at freezing temperatures. Now researchers in China may have solved this problem by developing a new lithium-ion battery system that can endure unprecedented temperatures even as low as minus-40 degrees Fahrenheit giving it potential for use as an EV battery that doesn’t succumb to cold weather.

Stratasys Mimics Real Organs With 3D-Printed Models

Publish Date: February 2, 2018
Medical researchers are always looking for better, more efficient ways to train surgeons and clinicians beyond using human cadavers and real human organs. While some companies are looking at virtual reality and simulation as a solution, others are tackling the challenge of creating more realistic physical models for clinicians to work with.

DesignCon Engineer of the Year Builds on Foundation of Astrophysics

Publish Date: February 2, 2018
After serving on countless DesignCon technical program committees and delivering 19 years worth of tutorials and technical papers, Mike Peng Li says the conference has become a part of him. “It takes a bit of energy and passion to do it,” he told Design News recently. “It becomes so much a part of your life, it’s hard to separate yourself from it.”

Gecko Grip Offers Adhesion Solutions

Publish Date: February 2, 2018
In the processing of computer chips, robot arms use ceramic chucks that employ vacuum or electrostatic grippers to pick up and handle the wafers. Ceramics are hard, but they tend to give off contaminating debris when they wear, something unwelcome in a clean room environment. Other gripper applications require very small surfaces upon which external sources of normal force can be difficult to apply.

The Silver Lining of Autonomous Car Accidents

Publish Date: February 1, 2018
It's unfeasible to engineer a self-driving car that won't ever get into a collision. But there is a silver lining for when they do. “When autonomous vehicles have accidents, we can't blame the driver and it will force us to focus on the electronics,” Todd Hubing, Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University, said.

What Does the Future Hold for PAM-4?

Publish Date: February 1, 2018
What does the future hold for pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM)? Only five or six years ago PAM-4 was really just a forward-thinking concept to help us reach the realm of 400 gigabit ethernet (400 GbE). Today it's well on its way to becoming a communications standard, with some suggesting it may kill the non-return to zero (NRZ) encoding scheme that previously dominated serial data transmission.

3D Printing Used to Create Prosthetics to Restore Hearing Loss

Publish Date: February 1, 2018
Researchers have used 3D printing to create breakthrough prosthetics that could help restore hearing loss for those whose hearing is damaged using a surgical procedure that until now has been largely unsuccessful.

SI, PI, and EMI Have a Simpler, More Integrated Future

Publish Date: January 31, 2018
If you want to think about where signal integrity (SI), power integrity (PI), and electromagnetic integrity (EMI) are going in the next five years, the first thing you need to do is stop thinking about them separately. “SI, PI, and EMI won't be three technologies anymore. We're going to have to deal with them all simultaneously,” Steve Sandler, Managing Director at Picotest, told the DesignCon 2018 audience at a keynote panel, “SI/PI & EMI Challenges: Looking Ahead Through 2023.”

Rigol Rolls New Spectrum Analyzer at DesignCon

Publish Date: January 31, 2018
Rigol Technologies will roll out a new spectrum analyzer for Internet of Things (IoT) applications at the DesignCon 2018 Expo in Santa Clara, CA this week.

Call for Speakers Opens for The Battery Show in Novi, MI

Publish Date: January 31, 2018
The advisors of The Battery Show (TBS) Conference, Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology (EVT) Conference, and Critical Power (CPE) Conference, invite presenters to submit speaking proposals for the event conferences, to be held September 11-13, 2018. Track topics for this year’s conference will include but are not limited to: