An infrared-based thermometer developed by NIST uses an innovative design, multiple refinements, and a custom pyroelectric detector to realize precision performance of a few thousandths of a degree Celsius.
"We are at the very end of a long supply chain," Rafael Lizardi, chief financial officer at Texas Instruments, said on a conference call with analysts. "And when the ones at the very front pull back, it becomes a traffic jam."
Here’s a MEMS relay with an integrated FET that can handle higher power levels, breaking away from the “low power” moniker associated with MEMS parts. Paul Rako takes a closer look at what makes this possible.
Sponsored by Texas Instruments: Sending electronic devices into space involves coping with radiation. This article discusses the types of radiation, the impact this environment has on electronic systems, and measures to mitigate it all.