Automated optical inspections can only be so thorough with QFLN packages. Pairing QFLN packages with side-wettable flanks facilitate the PCB assembly process.
5 days ago by Jake Hertz
"Master” and “slave” have been used for decades in engineering vernacular. Now, many tech companies are pushing for more neutral terms.
October 06, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
5G will operate at frequencies significantly faster than those of 4G, forcing PCB designers to rethink how their boards are designed and manufactured.
October 05, 2020 by Jake Hertz
NXP Semiconductors has announced the opening of its new high-volume RF GaN fab in Chandler, Arizona, representing the United States’ most advanced fab dedicated to 5G RF power amplifiers.
October 02, 2020 by Luke James
Silicon Labs and STRATIS announced a collaboration to connect smart apartment complexes. What tech underlies this news?
September 29, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Engineers are finding ways to innovate face masks with electronics—whether for air filtration, an LED smile, or language translation.
September 26, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
The researchers met the challenges of fabric-based sensors, combining the signal quality benefits of wet electrodes and the comfort benefits of dry electrodes.
September 21, 2020 by Luke James
Researchers at CEA-Leti have developed a novel X-ray photon-counting detector that has been integrated into an X-ray scanner with promising initial trial results.
September 19, 2020 by Luke James
Molded interconnect devices, when conditioned with laser direct imaging, could be a helpful 3D supplement to PCB design.
September 16, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
Researchers have found that just a touch of gold can change the structure of a crystal and effectively turn it into a semiconductor.
September 16, 2020 by Luke James
Digi-Key says its Marketplace platform gives engineers access to millions of products from a variety of suppliers—all on one website.
August 18, 2020 by Luke James
When inkjet droplets dry in a "coffee stain" pattern, printed electronic devices can malfunction. A new formula spreads evenly to eliminate the issue.
August 17, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
All About Circuits is hosting its first digital expo—marked by 50+ interactive live sessions with industry experts, a flood of new educational content, and 100 giveaway prizes.
August 12, 2020 by Hannah DeTavis
A new laser direct imaging technology may significantly increase the speed of solder mask production at a low cost.
August 10, 2020 by Jake Hertz
The Las Vegas Convention Center has hosted the event’s 178,000 attendees for the past five years. Now, in the wake of COVID-19 and the telecommuting revolution, CES is moving its proceedings to the airwaves.
August 04, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
Rocket Lab’s recent in-flight failure was the result of an electrical system failure. This evokes the question, How can electrical failures be avoided?
August 03, 2020 by Jake Hertz
A recent study revealed how the friction of a graphite pencil on paper can potentially power on-skin biomedical monitoring.
July 22, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
What must e-bike designers consider in building these "green" modes of transportation? Motor power, range, motor type, and more.
July 21, 2020 by Steve Arar
An emerging field in electronics manufacturing may provide lightweight and cost-effective solutions to meet design constraints. But it's not without drawbacks.
July 15, 2020 by Jake Hertz
COVID-19 hard hit the semiconductor industry. How long will it take for the business to recover?
July 15, 2020 by Ingrid Fadelli
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