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Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will inserting lenses inside blood vessels become a practical tool for diagnosing disease?

Researchers have developed a camera-like imaging device that can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high-quality 3D images to help scientists better understand the causes of heart attack and heart disease progression and could lead to improved...

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designing the Future of Automated Manufacturing

From automotive to electronics, automation is disrupting traditional manufacturing methods across several industries. Connected manufacturing is on a path of continued growth as advances continue in robotics, sensor technology, artificial intelligence, and the IIoT. This 60-minute Webinar...

White Papers: Medical
Knob Solutions You Can Count On

Explore a wide variety of knob styles with both standard and custom products with a comfortable grip and flexible mounting options.

White Papers: Motion Control
Get More Value from Your VFD

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become an essential component for success in today’s new world of technological innovation. This eBook will help you learn:

The benefits of dynamically varying the...

On-Demand Webinars: Defense

Modern technologies for aerospace and defense applications – including ground vehicles, aircraft, and space vehicles – are placing...

White Papers: Materials
Culturally Shifting to Smart Medical Device Manufacturing

With current world conditions adversely impacting markets and exerting unprecedented pressures on medical device manufacturers, the journey towards smart manufacturing is essential to...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Are soft machines an important technology for the future?

Soft machines — a subcategory of robotics that uses deformable materials instead of rigid links — are an emerging technology commonly used in wearable robotics and biomimetics (e.g., prosthetic limbs).

INSIDER: Research Lab

In a new study, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have turned to machine learning to predict the lifetimes of a wide range of different...


It is 5 p.m., and you arrive home from work when it is peak demand for the grid. Your electric vehicle (EV) is 50% charged — you could either plug it in and charge right away or, if...

White Papers: Automotive
Addressing Challenges with Silicone-Based Solutions

When designing electronic systems, it is easy to forget about real-world limitations and effects that would not otherwise affect a circuit. For example, a circuit that works in theory might...

White Papers: Materials
Dispensable Thermal Interface Materials: An Overview

Thermal interface materials (TIM) are typically placed between two components in an electronic system to enhance their thermal behavior, such as heat flow between an integrated circuit and...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Vehicles, alongside the majority of technologies in the world, are getting smarter and more connected. Although this advancement creates opportunities for the...

White Papers: Automotive
Total Appearance Evaluation of Car Body

An automotive paint finish must instantly produce an appealing visual sensation for the customer. Automotive companies are making an effort to create high-quality finishes. Color and appearance...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Test Essentials: Spectrum Analyzer Basics

Good measurements are essential for any test setup whatever that scenario might be. Understanding basic requirements and terms is imperative to ensure the measurement accuracy and performance of a device under test. This 60-minute Webinar discusses the basics of spectrum analysis. Topics...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Do you think internal imaging of materials could become a practical design tool?

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technique to determine material properties, like stress and strain, based on an image of the material showing its internal structure.

White Papers: Motion Control
Accelerate Automation: NSK Compact FA Ball Screws

NSK’s space-saving, ready-to-install Compact FA ball screws are the ideal solution for high speed, low noise linear positioning for precision-critical applications. The Compact FA series...

White Papers: Communications
Designing the Connected Car of the Future

For the automotive industry to accelerate its digital transformation journey to the next level, automakers need to ensure their AV strategies are defined by the software. Automakers also need to make...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick,...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Engineering researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a new type of flexible, robotic grippers that are able to lift delicate egg yolks without...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Impact of the Layout, Components, and Filters on the Emc of Modern DC/DC Switching Controllers

The technical literature, including, for example, our “Trilogy of Magnetics” and the IC data sheets, provide hardware developers with all...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

What if your next surgery was planned and performed by a robot? A team at Johns Hopkins University is working to turn this idea into reality.

White Papers: Materials
Metal Alloy Solutions for Automotive Applications

Advances in automotive engineering demand precision alloys as innovative as their applications. From airbag systems and sensors to engine components and other stamped parts, fabricators must...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Nanoprecision Sensor Technology in Semiconductor Manufacturing

In order to make chips ever more compact and to fit even more functionality into the smallest possible space, all production steps in wafer manufacturing are subject to the most...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Using PXI-based Fault Insertion & Sensor Simulation in Electronic Test

Simulation and fault insertion are essential in mission-critical, must-not-fail applications typically found in aerospace and automotive. Many companies in these fields...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will We Use Our Clothes to Monitor Heartbeat?

A recent Tech Briefs story highlighted efforts by MIT Professor Yoel Fink and his team to create a fabric microphone. The computing material offers wearers the ability to someday monitor their heartbeat, as well the heartbeats of soon-to-be newborns.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Everyone is talking about quantum computers. By interconnecting as many qubits (two-state quantum systems) as possible, massive amounts of data can be processed more easily, quickly and securely...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics


CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) announced that CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers will now feature Windows 11 operating systems in which CRAIC Lambdafire™...