Technical Analysis

The content in this section offers technical knowledge and insights in the form of white papers, component datasheets and case studies, submitted by industry leaders and global component manufacturers & distributors in the electronics industry.


How Soft Interlayer Design is Transforming Stretchable Electronics

Soft and stretchable electronic devices have gathered a lot of interest in recent years, primarily as tools for biomedical diagnoses and in the study of biological systems. This is because these devices can interface effectively with the human body and other b...

By Liam Critchley | 25-09-2023

Electrolyzers: Mass Hydrogen Extraction from Water

Through the process of electrolysis, powered by wind or solar energy, we can produce an abundant supply of energy-rich green hydrogen. This innovative technology not only captures the immense potential of renewable sources but also transforms them into a susta...

By Gary Elinoff | 07-09-2023

Wearable Interfaces for Gene Therapies: Medical Delivery Solutions

As technology advances, the integration of electronic devices with biological systems is becoming a frontier in medical innovation. Wearable devices that can monitor, sense, and even administer therapies are no longer a distant dream but a tangible reality. Th...

By Liam Critchley | 14-08-2023

Quantum Cryptography: The Future of Secure Digital Payments

Digital payments and digital banking have become more and more popular over the last decade or so and have replaced cash transactions in many parts of society. The adoption of online banking and digital payments was also accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemi...

By Liam Critchley | 18-07-2023

Hygroelectricity: The Untapped Potential of Humid Air

As researchers try to explore new power sources for a renewable future, some have turned their attention to hygroelectric systems, those that harness electricity in humid air. What exactly is hygroelectricity, what have researchers done regarding this field of...

By Robin Mitchell | 13-07-2023

Machine Learning Transforms Satellite Wildlife Monitoring: A Study

Africa has the greatest diversity of mammals in the world, and there are more mammals on the African continent than any other continent. However, increased levels of intensive land use for natural resource extraction (as well as hunting) have led to a large de...

By Liam Critchley | 10-07-2023

Exploring Nanomagnetics: Detecting Muscle Movement with Precision

Recently, researchers demonstrated a new textile that is able to detect slight movements in muscles and blood vessels when placed on the skin, utilising nanomagnetic materials. What challenges does monitoring sub-skin features present, what did the researchers...

By Robin Mitchell | 04-07-2023

In-Vivo Phototherapy: Shining a Light on the Flexible Photonic iCarP Patch

Imagine a world where the treatment of deep tissue diseases is not only more effective but also safer and more versatile. This is the promise of phototherapy, a medical technique that uses light to treat a variety of conditions. But how do we overcome the chal...

By Liam Critchley | 03-07-2023

OceanGate Titan Submersible Failure: Consequences of Dodgy Engineering

To many, there was hope, but for those who understood submersibles, it was clear that the OceanGate Submersible Failure was doomed from the start. In this article, we will explore what happened with the OceanGate Titan submersible, a project of OceanGate Inc,...

By Robin Mitchell | 28-06-2023

AI in EU: Challenges, Rules, & Future Implications

In this article, we will delve into the challenges introduced by AI, including privacy concerns, discrimination, and security risks. We will also explore the EU's proactive approach to AI regulation, the proposed rules, and the ongoing debate about the need fo...

By Robin Mitchell | 22-06-2023

QMC Quantum Microscopy: Advancing to the Heisenberg Limit

In the ever-evolving world of quantum technologies, researchers are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible. In a recent study titled "Quantum microscopy of cells at the Heisenberg limit," a team of scientists has made significant strides in the f...

By Liam Critchley | 06-06-2023

Integrated Wearable Ultrasound: Deep Tissue Monitoring in Motion

Recently, researchers from the University of California published their findings on a newly developed device capable of monitoring critical heart functions via ultrasound. What challenges do previous ultrasonic devices face, what did the researchers develop, a...

By Robin Mitchell | 05-06-2023

Advancing Piezoelectrics: 3D Printing and Miniaturization

In the ever-evolving landscape of electronic engineering, piezoelectric materials stand out as a cornerstone for a myriad of electronic devices. Harnessing the piezoelectric effect, these materials ingeniously convert mechanical movement into electricity and,...

By Liam Critchley | 31-05-2023

Sodium-ion Batteries: The Next Revolution in Energy Storage?

Sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries have a lot of promise and join the list of the other metal-ion batteries that have not yet made it to the commercial heights of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. However, as more and more people use lithium, there may come a point w...

By Liam Critchley | 02-05-2023