In this electrical engineering edition of the 12 days of Christmas, we take a look at a few familiar highlights of the season and zoom in on the technologies electrical engineers have contributed to make them possible.
December 25, 2020 by Hannah DeTavis
Menlo Micro says that it’s reinventing one of the most basic technological innovations: the electric switch. To enable volume production, it has raised $44 million in a Series B funding round led by 40 North Ventures alongside other capital groups.
October 23, 2020 by Luke James
A recently-released reference design for a GaN-based QR adaptor opens a discussion: How do quasi-resonant flyback converters work? And what are the virtues and limitations of designing a GaN-based power converter?
August 13, 2020 by Steve Arar
The gallium oxide-based MOSFET, which is about as thin as a single sheet of paper, could help make large and bulky batteries and power systems, such as those used in electric vehicles, smaller.
June 23, 2020 by Luke James
Researchers have demonstrated that silicon processed by modern lithography procedures exhibits an ultrahigh elastic strain limit, potentially enabling enhanced functional properties that will lead to better MEMS components.
June 15, 2020 by Luke James
According to an international team of scientists, we could be one step closer to molecular electronics with a single molecule ‘switch’ that acts like a transistor and could potentially store binary information.
June 12, 2020 by Luke James