electronica 2018

November 13-16, 2018


Sensors and AI are a dream team

You don’t have to attach sensors to everything. With machine learning, a new suite of only nine different sensors can… more


Deep Learning: Neural telepaths

Observing the brain at work has long been a dream of neuroscientists. A dream that could now come true. New… more


First printed two-dimensional transistors

2D transistors make displays so cheap that they would be literally disposable. Then wine labels could show when the contents… more


TREND Medical Electronics: Self-powered implants

Up until now, annoying cables or batteries have kept medical implants running. In the future however, humans will provide the… more


TREND Embedded: “Intelligent” rubber

Tires are the most important link between a vehicle and the road. In the future they should therefore be able… more


Sensors hitchhike on ambient radio waves

Sensor transceivers for IoT demand battery power thus limiting usability. In the future they could connect via radio sources from… more


1000 km range with sandwich-like batteries

You cannot get far today with electromobiles, because batteries require a lot of space. With the bipolar approach a lot… more


Single-electron transistors: Light at the end of the tunnel

Electronics are expected to get—and have to get—increasingly smaller and more efficient. Of course, at some point that is when… more


Magic magnetic field sensors sound the alarm

In the future, a new sensor cable could be used to protect airports, industrial complexes and people’s yards without a… more


Brain implants can do more than help people stop shaking

Having a chip in your brain still sounds like science fiction. But for many Parkinson patients, now it is more… more


“Solid” neural networks

Artificial neural networks based on software function similarly to the real ones in our brains. But they need immense amounts… more


TREND Intelligent sensors: Smart and “Industry 4.0 Ready”

Every “thing” needs a sensor. However, in the industrial IoT environment, it shall be able to do more than just… more


TREND Autonomous Driving: Engine on, eyes closed?

For decades, only car manufacturers knew the secret ingredients for producing sleek vehicles. But now, the wizards from Silicon Valley… more


Redox flow: New battery provides power and cooling

Tightly packed electronic components generate a lot of heat. Tiny redox flow batteries will beneath supplying energy also dissipating the heat… more


Smart pills monitor your vitals

New electronic pills look like and are ingested just like drug capsules. Once swallowed, however, they allow for continuous core… more


Textile sensor measures heart rate

There is growing interest in smart textiles for medical applications. Extreme flexible fiber optics woven into fabric now let clothing… more


Intel buys Mobileye: A billion-dollar deal for autonomous driving

Plenty of companies were pursuing the Israeli image-processing specialist Mobileye. Now INTEL as edged out the competition. Although 15.3 billion… more


Solid-state batteries: In search of the “super battery”

A maximum amount of energy in a minimum amount of space: Lithium-ion batteries have met that standard for a long… more


LTE-V2X: Tested on the German autobahn

Mobile telephones and traffic—until now, often a fatal combination. But if drivers are no longer part of the equation, those… more


Two-way LEDs for self-charging displays

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have now replaced other technologies in most lighting applications. And the organic variety (OLED) is increasingly replacing… more


The smallest MEMS loudspeaker in the world

It’s the smallest loudspeaker in the world, but they say it makes some big noise. MEMS makes it possible. These… more


Human-robot collaboration: Snake skin as a temperature sensor

Detecting temperature is an important function of skin. Snakes can use their skin to track warm-blooded prey, even in the… more


Cyborg dragonfly with electronic backpack

Wings have a number of advantages over rotors. That is why dragonflies are increasingly encountering drones that look just like… more


Attention Assist takes care of the coffee

It will be a while before drivers are able to take naps on the freeway. Until then, there is a… more


Facet-eye camera with artificial insect eye

Miniature cameras can be found in billions of smartphones as well as countless other modern devices. However, the physics of… more