Keyword: Integrated circuits

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
By enabling distributed system architectures, SFF systems and subsystems solve many of the toughest problems facing embedded system designers.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Gallium nitride monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) technology has superior performance in power amplifier applications.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The "RadCNT" program use carbon-based transistors to study the interactions between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Learn about the different FPGA technologies that are available for space applications, and the process for developing the components.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Briefs: Defense
Developing an improved model capable of generating realistic synthetic data that represents a wide range of systems can lead to new algorithms and data exploitation techniques.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
There are still significant obstacles to the manufacture and use of flexible hybrid electronics in military applications.
Briefs: Aerospace

The magneto-optical (MO) oxide layer consists of (Bi,Y)3Fe5O12 or BiYIG, bismuth garnet. This material was selected because it has a better...

Briefs: Aerospace

The major goals of this research project included two parts. First, an ultracompact plasmonic electro-optical (EO) modulator was to be developed and investigated for efficient...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

By integrating the design of antennas and electronics, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

For applications in manufacturing, remote sensing, medicine, military, and fundamental science, an ideal laser would have high output power and a diffraction-limited beam....

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The purpose of this project was to develop a transfer printing process for the massively parallel integration of III-V lasers on silicon photonic integrated circuits....

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The purpose of this research was to investigate non-volatile memory device technologies that could be applied to reconfigurable electronics applications to provide power reduction,...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Altering the thermal characteristics of semiconductors can prolong battery life.

Excessive heat dissipation (or power...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

An energized electric power cable generates low-frequency electric and magnetic fields that are related to the voltages and currents. Especially at wavelengths...

Articles: Defense

As the use of UASs and UAVs increase in the modern battlefield, the need to secure these weapon platforms is of increasing importance as any flaw could have catastrophic...

Articles: Defense

A tornado is blowing through a specific area of the semiconductor market. The market for Intellectual Property (or IP, also known as IP cores or IP blocks) is roughly $2.5B and growing at twice...

Articles: Aerospace

The avionics systems of military aircraft support maneuverability and situation awareness for the pilot, process essential images, operate sensors, record data, and provide...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

There are power supplies in virtually every military electronic system. These ubiquitous devices come in all sizes and power ratings. And just like their commercial counterparts, they are...

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Several techniques are now being employed to ensure efficient communications across the chaotic radio spectrum. Chief among them is Software Defined Radio (SDR), which uses software to dynamically control communications...

Articles: Aerospace

As commercial and military electronics applications continue to “push the envelope” with higher powers and smaller packaging requirements, it is becoming more critical to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Trustworthy Hardware for 3D Circuit-Level Integration

Three-dimensional (3D) integration is a promising technology for designing high-performance, low-power systems by stacking multiple integrated circuit dies and connecting them at the circuit level with conductive posts. Most current efforts are at the electromechanical level of getting 3D to...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Asymmetric Core Computing for High-Performance Applications

High-performance computing (HPC) users have traditionally relied upon two things to supply them with processing power: speed of the central processing units (CPUs) and the scalability of the system. There are problems with this approach. Physical limitations are curtailing clock speed...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

For air, space, and ground-based systems, there is a clear need for high-performance, lightweight, low-power, highly reliable computing on data-intensive applications....

Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics

Today, modern radio designs have made a predominant shift to the software-defined radio architecture. From cellular handsets to military communications devices, the flexibility to use multiple...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

A study was performed to evaluate the relative merits of four methods of reconfiguring a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) in response to detection of a faulty configurable logic block...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Reconfigurable Computers (RCs) combine traditional microprocessors with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and are characterized by lower form/wrap factors compared to...

Briefs: Information Technology

A study was performed to evaluate the accuracy achievable in the use of submodeling in finite-element modeling of the mechanical response of a structural system that includes...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

There is growing interest in the U.S. Armed Forces in the development of microsensor systems that are easily deployed and that support reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition...