Graduate engineering student Vincent Leung from the University of California, San Diego, has developed an ultra-low-power silicon germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS Transmitter IC for third-generation (3G) W-CDMA cellphone applications that can lower power consumption in transmitters by up to 50% when the handset is close to a base station, allowing longer talk times in 3G cellphones. Go to http://cwc.ucsd.edu.
Producing high-quality end-production metal parts with additive manufacturing for applications like aerospace and medical requires very tightly controlled processes and materials. New standards and guidelines for machines and processes, materials, and printed parts are underway from bodies such as ASTM International.
Engineers at the University of San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have designed biobatteries on commercial tattoo paper, with an anode and cathode screen-printed on and modified to harvest energy from lactate in a person’s sweat.
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