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Heterogeneous Chip Assembly Helps Optimize Medical And Wearable Devices


Heterogeneous integration (HI) has significant implications for the medical, health, and wearables industry. At Promex, we utilize a variety of complex assembly processes to achieve HI for medical and biotech applications. This post will take a closer look at the processes associated with assembling these classes of devices. Figure 1 provides a high-level overview of our approach. Nearly eve... » read more

Addressing SRAM Verification Challenges


SureCore Limited is an SRAM IP company based in Sheffield, the United Kingdom, that develops low power memories for current and next generation silicon process technologies. Its award-winning, world-leading, low power SRAM designs are process independent and variability tolerant, making them suitable for a wide range of technology nodes. Two major product families have been announced: PowerM... » read more

Wearable Electrotactile Rendering System w/High Spacial resolution, Rapid Refresh


A new technical paper titled "Super-resolution wearable electrotactile rendering system" was published by researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Tencent Technology's Robotics X Laboratory. "Here, we present a wearable electrotactile rendering system that elicits tactile stimuli with both high spatial resolution (76 dots/cm2) and rapid refresh rates (4 kHz), because of a prev... » read more

Additive Techniques For Flexible Hybrid Electronics Packaging And Integration With Human Body


By Gity Samadi and Paul Semenza Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) has spawned the development of novel packaging techniques to overcome the application limitations of the rigid boards, high-temperature solders, bulky component packages, and insertion processes used in traditional printed circuit boards. Thin, flexible substrates, bare die, and combinations of printed and small-format package... » read more

Mass Production of Soft And Stretchable Electronics


This new technical paper titled "Scalable Manufacturing of Liquid Metal Circuits" was published by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. The work presents "a novel technique for scalable and reproducible manufacturing of LM-based SSEs [soft and stretchable electronics] with integrated solid-state microelectronic components. The manufacturing technique is based on a selective metal-alloy... » read more

Telecare Challenges: Secure, Reliable, Lower Power


The adoption of telecare using a variety of connected digital devices is opening the door to much more rapid response to medical emergencies, as well as more consistent monitoring, but it also is adding new challenges involving connectivity, security, and power consumption. Telecare has been on the horizon for the better part of two decades, but it really began ramping with improvements in s... » read more

Designing and Simulating Low-Voltage CMOS Circuits Using Four-Parameter Model


New technical paper titled "Bridging the Gap between Design and Simulation of Low-Voltage CMOS Circuits" from researchers at Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Abstract "This work proposes a truly compact MOSFET model that contains only four parameters to assist an integrated circuits (IC) designer in a design by hand. The four-parameter model (4PM) is based on the advanced com... » read more

Miniaturized Liquid Metal-based Flexible Electrochemical Detection System on Fabric


Researchers from Beihang University (Beijing), Zhejiang University, and Tsinghua University. Abstract "Integrated electrochemical sensing platforms in wearable devices have great prospects in biomedical applications. However, traditional electrochemical platforms are generally fabricated on airtight printed circuit boards, which lack sufficient flexibility, air permeability, and conformab... » read more

“Lab On The Skin” Monitors Multiple Biomarkers


New research from UC San Diego's Center For Wearable Sensors, "An integrated wearable microneedle array for the continuous monitoring of multiple biomarkers in interstitial fluid." Current continuous glucose monitors on the market like Dexcom only measure glucose. This device also monitors alcohol and lactate. “With our wearable, people can see the interplay between their glucose spikes... » read more

Research Bits: April 13


Washable battery Researchers from the University of British Columbia developed a washable, flexible, and stretchable battery. “Wearable electronics are a big market and stretchable batteries are essential to their development,” said Dr. Ngoc Tan Nguyen, a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s faculty of applied science. “However, up until now, stretchable batteries have not been washable. Th... » read more

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