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Electronics

About: Electronics is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 13835 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 293806 citation(s). The topic is also known as: Electronics & Electronic devices.

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/JPROC.1998.658762
01 Jan 1998-
Abstract: The future of integrated electronics is the future of electronics itself. The advantages of integration will bring about a proliferation of electronics, pushing this science into many new areas. Integrated circuits will lead to such wonders as home computers—or at least terminals connected to a central computer—automatic controls for automobiles, and personal portable communications equipment. The electronic wristwatch needs only a display to be feasible today. But the biggest potential lies in the production of large systems. In telephone communications, integrated circuits in digital filters will separate channels on multiplex equipment. Integrated circuits will also switch telephone circuits and perform data processing. Computers will be more powerful, and will be organized in completely different ways. For example, memories built of integrated electronics may be distributed throughout the machine instead of being concentrated in a central unit. In addition, the improved reliability made possible by integrated circuits will allow the construction of larger processing units. Machines similar to those in existence today will be built at lower costs and with faster turnaround.

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Topics: Electronics (60%), Mixed-signal integrated circuit (57%), Pin compatibility (52%) ...read more

9,471 Citations


Open accessJournal Article
01 Jan 1965-Electronics
Abstract: The future of integrated electronics is the future of electronics itself. The advantages of integration will bring about a proliferation of electronics, pushing this science into many new areas. Integrated circuits will lead to such wonders as home computers—or at least terminals connected to a central computer—automatic controls for automobiles, and personal portable communications equipment. The electronic wristwatch needs only a display to be feasible today. But the biggest potential lies in the production of large systems. In telephone communications, integrated circuits in digital filters will separate channels on multiplex equipment. Integrated circuits will also switch telephone circuits and perform data processing. Computers will be more powerful, and will be organized in completely different ways. For example, memories built of integrated electronics may be distributed throughout the machine instead of being concentrated in a central unit. In addition, the improved reliability made possible by integrated circuits will allow the construction of larger processing units. Machines similar to those in existence today will be built at lower costs and with faster turnaround.

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Topics: Electronics (60%), Integrated circuit (52%), Moore's law (51%)

6,069 Citations


Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.1114849
Ekmel Ozbay1Institutions (1)
13 Jan 2006-Science
Abstract: Electronic circuits provide us with the ability to control the transport and storage of electrons. However, the performance of electronic circuits is now becoming rather limited when digital information needs to be sent from one point to another. Photonics offers an effective solution to this problem by implementing optical communication systems based on optical fibers and photonic circuits. Unfortunately, the micrometer-scale bulky components of photonics have limited the integration of these components into electronic chips, which are now measured in nanometers. Surface plasmon-based circuits, which merge electronics and photonics at the nanoscale, may offer a solution to this size-compatibility problem. Here we review the current status and future prospects of plasmonics in various applications including plasmonic chips, light generation, and nanolithography.

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Topics: Plasmonic Circuitry (57%), Electronics (56%), Photonics (55%)

4,106 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/35046000
30 Nov 2000-Nature
Abstract: The semiconductor industry has seen a remarkable miniaturization trend, driven by many scientific and technological innovations. But if this trend is to continue, and provide ever faster and cheaper computers, the size of microelectronic circuit components will soon need to reach the scale of atoms or molecules—a goal that will require conceptually new device structures. The idea that a few molecules, or even a single molecule, could be embedded between electrodes and perform the basic functions of digital electronics—rectification, amplification and storage—was first put forward in the mid-1970s. The concept is now realized for individual components, but the economic fabrication of complete circuits at the molecular level remains challenging because of the difficulty of connecting molecules to one another. A possible solution to this problem is ‘mono-molecular’ electronics, in which a single molecule will integrate the elementary functions and interconnections required for computation.

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Topics: Electronics (51%), Molecular electronics (51%)

2,791 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2005.9
Joseph A. Paradiso1, Thad Starner2Institutions (2)
Abstract: Energy harvesting has grown from long-established concepts into devices for powering ubiquitously deployed sensor networks and mobile electronics. Systems can scavenge power from human activity or derive limited energy from ambient heat, light, radio, or vibrations. Ongoing power management developments enable battery-powered electronics to live longer. Such advances include dynamic optimization of voltage and clock rate, hybrid analog-digital designs, and clever wake-up procedures that keep the electronics mostly inactive. Exploiting renewable energy resources in the device's environment, however, offers a power source limited by the device's physical survival rather than an adjunct energy store. Energy harvesting's true legacy dates to the water wheel and windmill, and credible approaches that scavenge energy from waste heat or vibration have been around for many decades. Nonetheless, the field has encountered renewed interest as low-power electronics, wireless standards, and miniaturization conspire to populate the world with sensor networks and mobile devices. This article presents a whirlwind survey through energy harvesting, spanning historic and current developments.

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Topics: Energy harvesting (55%), Wireless sensor network (54%), Electronics (51%) ...read more

2,389 Citations


Performance
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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
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2021429
2020501
2019593
2018543
2017631

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Topic's top 5 most impactful authors

John A. Rogers

43 papers, 8.5K citations

Tsuyoshi Sekitani

21 papers, 617 citations

Takao Someya

19 papers, 2.7K citations

Adrian Stoica

16 papers, 206 citations

Jan Vanfleteren

15 papers, 640 citations

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