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Converter's resting power consumption reduced by 50%

A power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 500pA to 1mA has been unveiled by researchers from MIT's Microsystems Technologies Laboratories (MTL). Application areas include the IoT and body-powered electronics.

"Typically, converters have a quiescent power, which is the power that they consume even when they're not providing any current to the load," says researcher Arun Paidimarri. "My converter can maintain efficiency over a wide ...

ARM based MCU controls space experiment

The SpaceX CRS-10 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station, which launched on Saturday 18 February, carried experimental electronics controlled by an ARM based MCU from Vorago Technologies.

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in plasmonic metamaterials. According to the researchers, the advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fibre optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics.

Inkjet printer reduces cost of stretchable ICs

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University claim to have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production of smart fabric.

One up for spin electronics

The transport of spin information at room temperature in a material system has been demonstrated by a team from the Kyoto University in Japan, the Walther-Meißner-Institute and the Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Rebar graphene for lithium ion capacitors

A chunk of conductive graphene foam reinforced by carbon nanotubes can support more than 3000 times its own weight and bounce back to its original height, according to Rice University scientists. The material is thermally stable and highly conductive, making it suitable for batteries and other electrical applications.

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Why not enter the BEEAs?

The 2017 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) are now open for entries.