The most complete classification of polymer materials in history

Macromolecular materials, also called polymer materials, are materials composed of macromolecular compounds as the matrix and with other additives (auxiliary agents). Polymer material classification 1. Classification by source Polymer materials are classified into natural polymer materials and synthetic polymer materials according to their sources. Natural […]

The Future of Vision Looks Bright With Advances in Prosthetic Retinas

When it comes to bioelectronics, university researchers are continually developing technology to improve people's quality of living with various issues like paralysis, deafness, and blindness.  One way to combat vision loss, in particular, is artificial retinas—one of the first instances being the Argus II implant in 2007. […]

The Rise of Wireless Highlights the Importance of Dual-band Radio Design

In 2021, it's standard to expect wireless technologies in cell phones, computers, and audio accessories. However, RF designs are also making their way into industrial sectors as well—for instance, in automation, predictive maintenance, and human-machine interfaces (HMI). These applications often tap into the 2.4 GHz , which is an unrestricted, overutilized, . […]

Embedded Security Update: Semiconductor Suppliers Fortify Subsystems

This week, DARPA gained another partner to its —Secure IC—to develop “.” This announcement marks yet another manifestation of how manufacturers are looking to secure IC design, both at the hardware level and throughout the supply chain.    <img src="" style="border:solid 1px #CDCDCD; height:392px; width:451px" alt="Embedded […]

A Designer’s Take on Raspberry Pi’s First Microcontroller

One of the biggest splashes in the electronics industry this year was . The Raspberry Pi Pico is a $4 microcontroller board built using the RP2040 microcontroller, which includes a dual-Arm Cortex-M0+ processor and an interesting patent-pending programmable I/O peripheral. This new RP2040 chip is said to be suited for ultra-low-power […]

Scientists Reimagine Organic Transistors for Low-power, High-amplification Biowearables

In wearables with biological indicators, the low-power/high-performance tradeoff is a nuanced design issue—especially since changes in blood pressure or pulse rate often amount to very small electrical signals. In order to interpret and distinguish between signals, EEs need to significantly amplify these signals, which becomes more difficult when using low supply […]

Toshiba MG50N2YS1

MG50N2YS1 Description GTR MODULE; SILICON N CHANNEL IGBT. High power switching applications. Motor control applications. MG50N2YS1  0.49 lbs Target_Applications MG50N2YS1 could be used in High power switching applications. Motor control applications. Features GTR MODULE; SILICON N CHANNEL IGBT.IGBT: 50A1100V

Core-independent Peripherals Juggle the Design Needs of Modern Medical Devices

Modern medical devices, like nebulizers, pulse oximeters, and glucose monitors, present : portability, functionality, size, accuracy, power consumption, and cost, to name a few.     An overview of what is included within a basic wearable home health monitor. Image used courtesy of   Microchip is aiming to […]