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4 Oct 2021

Tracking Muscle Activity with Clothes on Your Back

Bioelectrical sensors on the skin can be used to measure electrical signals in the body, like heart activity and muscle contraction. While that provides valuable information for clinicians, current bioelectrical sensor technology can be ineffective, uncomfortable, expensive, and difficult to manufacture.
13 Aug 2021

Powering Navigational Buoys with the Help of Ocean Waves

To find a power source for buoys, look no further than the ocean itself.
9 Aug 2021

Metawave

Metawave is a radar antenna specialist who has developed an analogue beam forming radar chip, offering high resolution and 250m range.
16 Jun 2021

Printing Flexible, Wearable Electronics for Smart Device Applications

The demand for flexible wearable electronics has spiked with the dramatic growth of smart devices that can exchange data with other devices over the internet with embedded sensors, software, and other technologies.
24 May 2021

3D Printing Technique Keeps Brittle Tungsten Crack-Free

Tungsten has many excellent properties. It resists corrosion, and its melting point of 3422 °C is the highest of all metals, making it an ideal material for components that operate at extreme temperatures. There is a problem, though: it is highly brittle at room temperature, which means it is hard to process using conventional techniques.
17 May 2021

TMYTEK

TMYTEK is a company that provides 5G mmWave solutions. IDTechEx spoke with their founder Su-Wei Chang on 15th Apr. 2021.
3 May 2021

Solar Powered Desalination Unit Shows Great Promise

Scientists in China report the development of a highly efficient desalination device powered by solar energy. The device consists of a titanium-containing layer, TiNO, or titanium nitride oxide, capable of absorbing solar energy. The TiNO is deposited on a special type of paper and foam that allows the solar absorber to float on seawater.
30 Apr 2021

Non-toxic, Flexible Energy Converters Could Power Wearables

A wide variety of portable and wearable electronics have become a large part of our daily lives, so a group of researchers wondered if these could be powered by harvesting electricity from the waste heat that exists all around us.
22 Apr 2021

Combining Light, Superconductors Could Boost AI Capabilities

As artificial intelligence has attracted broad interest, researchers are focused on understanding how the brain accomplishes cognition so they can construct artificial systems with general intelligence comparable to humans' intelligence.
19 Jan 2021

6G Communications Market, Devices, Materials 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr James Edmondson
2020
12 Nov 2020

Improving High-Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries with Carbon Filler

Lithium-ion batteries are the major rechargeable power source for many portable devices as well as electric vehicles, but their use is limited, because they do not provide high power output while simultaneously allowing reversible energy storage.
6 Oct 2020

Kyocera: Ceramic materials for 5G

Kyocera offers a broad line of semiconductor packages and assembly services based on advanced ceramic and organic material technologies.
18 Aug 2020

Acconeer Radar

A Swedish public company focused on silicon-based single-packaged AiP radar solution.
18 Aug 2020

Calterah Semiconductor Technolog

Calterah Semiconductor Technolog - company background by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
14 Jul 2020

Automotive Radar: Golden Era of Innovation and Growth

Radar uptake in vehicles will continue its increase, driven both by an increase in the number of adopting cars and by the radar content per vehicle. Both trends are driven by the increasing adoption of ADAS and will be sustained and strengthened in the longer term by the emergence of highly automated or autonomous driving.
19 Jun 2020

Thermal Management for 5G

IDTechEx Report: Dr James Edmondson
12 Jun 2020

mmWave electronics: towards AiP (antenna-in-package) technologies

Electronic packaging will play an important role in enabling higher frequency - e.g., mmWave - electronics. In particular, as the frequency goes up, the antenna spacing shrinks, the need to have large antenna arrays for gain as well as beam forming purposes increases; and the imperative to cut down transmission loss including by placing components closer together inside a package dramatically grows
13 Apr 2020

Personalised Microrobots Deliver Drugs to Cells

Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions. The natural environmental sensing tendencies of bacteria mean they can navigate toward certain chemicals or be remotely controlled using magnetic or sound signals.
24 Feb 2020

Highly Sensitive Sensors Enhance Human Touch

People rely on a highly tuned sense of touch to manipulate objects, but injuries to the skin and the simple act of wearing gloves can impair this ability. Surgeons, for example, find that gloves decrease their ability to manipulate soft tissues. Astronauts are also hampered by heavy spacesuits and find it difficult to work with equipment while wearing heavy gloves.
24 Jan 2020

Spider-Man-Style Robotic Graspers Defy Gravity

Specially designed vacuum suction units allow humans to climb walls. Scientists have developed a suction unit that can be used on rough surfaces, no matter how textured, and that has applications in the development of climbing robots and robotic arms with grasping capabilities.