Tech Talk

October 2021
A Quick Method of Determining Battery Lifetime

Andrew Weng, a PhD student in mechanical engineering, and Anna Stefanopoulou, the William Clay Ford Professor of Technology, identify an early-life diagnostic signal that predicts the impact of the formation protocols on battery life without needing cycle life testing.

Batteries are becoming more and more important to our lives, and that need will only grow as electric vehicles continue to take over from internal combustion engine powered automobiles. To try keep up with demand, manufacturers are trying to produce as many batteries as possible while keeping costs low, and that me
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Date:
10/27/2021

Lithium recycling technique reduces new battery cost
The vast majority of the current boom in portable electronics equipment relies on advancements in the lithium battery technology that provides the power. If these batteries are important to us now, in the near future, the introduction of more and more electric vehicles will drive demand to unprecedented levels. Howev
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Date:
10/19/2021
Analog Devices targets telemedicine with tiny AFE and PMIC
In a report from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division entitled, “World Population ageing 2020”, it was estimated that the share of the population aged 65 years or over would increase from 9.3 per cent in 2020 to around 16.0 per cent in 2050. It is an increase that ca
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Date:
10/12/2021
onsemi Doubles Down on Intelligent Focus
2021 has been a tough year for the industry. It started off with most people predicting that the industry would return to normal during the course of the year. That hasn’t happened, and the automotive market – one that onsemi is especially focussed on – has been the worst affected of all. This has resulte
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Date:
10/07/2021