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.


Graphene Aerogels: Unlocking Potential in Energy Storage & Environmental Cleanup

Aerogels are a class of porous materials that originated from the development of hydrogel materials and have since gathered a lot of interest in a range of application fields due to their ultra-light nature. Graphene aerogels, a specific type of aerogel compos...

By Liam Critchley | 26-04-2023

Researchers Develop New Transistor Technology to Improve Biochemical Sensing Outside the Lab

Recently, researchers have made significant strides in the field of biochemical sensing by developing a new transistor technology that can work in conjunction with biomolecule sensors to amplify signals by up to 1000 times, which could pave the way for biosens...

By Robin Mitchell | 11-04-2023

The Next-Gen Transistor: University of Michigan's Breakthrough in Ferroelectric Semiconductors

Professor Zetian Mi's research group demonstrated the feasibility of a reconfigurable ScAlN/AlGaN/GaN ferroelectric HEMT transistor, which holds significant promise for the advancement of communication and computing systems in the future. Graduate student Min...

By Liam Critchley | 30-03-2023

Nanoscale Imaging Unlocks the Secret of Super-High-Frequency MEMS Resonators

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) are gathering a lot of interest in a range of applications and are devices that are made up of both electrical and mechanical components. A number of device types can be created with MEMS spanning a number of application ar...

By Liam Critchley | 22-03-2023

Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells: The Future of Wearable Solar Technology?

Perovskite solar cells have been gaining a lot of interest in recent years and are seen as one of the front-running technologies that could displace traditional silicon-based solar cell architectures. Perovskite solar cells are being developed in many forms, f...

By Liam Critchley | 21-03-2023

Three-Terminal Magnetic Thermal Transistors: Expanding the Scope of Thermal Devices

Analogies between thermal and electrical devices have been useful in the past for developing switchable and non-linear thermal devices―using the electrical counterpart as a guide. Using electrical device function and architecture as an inspiration for thermal...

By Liam Critchley | 21-02-2023

The Future of Grid Storage: Can EV Batteries Meet Short Term Demands?

There’s been a lot of talk over the years around how new renewable energy generation devices are going to fit in with existing grid architecture around the world―as many of the world’s electrical grids were built decades ago and have not been designed to work...

By Liam Critchley | 13-02-2023

Creating Terahertz Waves with A Thin-film Lithium Niobate IC Platform

The terahertz (THz) region (0.1-10 THz) of the electromagnetic spectrum is crucial for a number of modern-day technologies, including in communications, sensing, medical imaging and quantum technologies. THz radiation waves are used throughout the sciences and...

By Liam Critchley | 31-01-2023

Thermally Robust SiC Materials for Next-Generation Power Electronics

Materials that are thermally robust and exhibit high thermal conductivity and stability are crucial in power electronics and electronic systems where a lot of heat is generated as a by-product. The inability to dissipate this heat can cause device failure, and...

By Liam Critchley | 13-12-2022

Building Biologically Inspired Ion Rectification Diodes

There are many natural processes and systems that exist today and perform highly specialised and highly optimised functions that scientists could only dream of emulating on a synthetic level. Natural selection and evolution have resulted in nature being the be...

By Liam Critchley | 05-12-2022

Building On-Skin Devices from Self-Assembled Micropyramids

Wearable devices are becoming ever more popular, especially in health and medical monitoring applications, and the list of wearable technology that can provide accurate sensing capabilities continues to grow. One subset of wearable devices that are showing gre...

By Liam Critchley | 08-11-2022

Solar Hydrogen Production Using Perovskites & Biomass

Solar hydrogen production is seen as one of the key technologies that could unlock a carbon-neutral, sustainable society, and it is often referred to as the ‘holy grail’ green technology when it comes to harvesting unlimited but intermittent solar energy. Sola...

By Liam Critchley | 01-11-2022

Creating Stretchable Thin Film Transistors from Inorganic Materials

Transistors have become one of the most used electronic components in technology today, so there is always an interest in creating newer and smaller transistors that outperform their predecessors, allowing more efficient computing operations. However, it’s not...

By Liam Critchley | 28-09-2022

Maximising FPGA Performance with Enpirion's PowerSoC Modules

FPGAs and SoC devices are evolving to add mixed signal functionality to the programmable fabric and unleashing system-level performance that was previously unattainable. However, in order to reap the performance rewards from these complex devices, the designer...

By Bob Blake | 27-10-2015