Components in Harsh Environments: Defining “Harsh” and Considering Certifications
Harsh environments can be incredibly demanding on both circuits and their designers. If a circuit is to be put into a situation that requires rugged characteristics, it will sometimes need to be certified to do so. What are harsh environments and what are some common examples of the required certifications?
Silicon-Based Material Could Provide More Attainable Concept for Self-Healing Electronics
Self-healing electronics could revolutionize robotics and wearables but it's been a struggle to develop a practical system. One team from Carnegie Mellon University has demonstrated a self-healing circuit in a small robot that could provide a clear path forward to self-healing circuits.
Perovskite Solar Cells Show Promise as Researchers Mitigate Challenges with Production
Solar panels have continued to increase in efficiency and are becoming cost-competitive against non-renewable sources of power. While silicon-based solar systems have been the most accessible so far, perovskite-based cells may steal the spotlight in coming years.