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White Papers: Motion Control
How To Use Advanced Angle Sensor Technologies

This white paper describes advantages of using advanced angle sensor technologies. It focuses on best practices for correctly implementing non-contacting and touchless angle sensors. These best...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Your Guide to 4,000 Solutions

Find the best product for your project by following this guide and sampling free products. Our main objective is to be a solutions partner by delivering cost-effective solutions, improve processes and provide...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Lynred, a global provider of infrared detectors for the aerospace, defense and commercial markets, recently announced the launch of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

On Dec. 5, 2022, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Nuclear Ignition Facility (NIF) made history, demonstrating fusion...

INSIDER: Lighting

The way electrons interact with photons of light is a key part of many modern technologies, from lasers to solar panels to LEDs. But the interaction is inherently a weak one because of a...

Blog: Materials
A counterintuitive way to protect atomically thin electronics: adding vibrations to reduce vibration issues.
Products: Electronics & Computers
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Quiz: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Take this LiDAR quiz to see how much you know.
White Papers: Automotive
The Fundamentals of Power Inductors

Understanding the fundamentals of power inductors is critical for both newer engineers and savvy veterans as they attempt to obtain performance data critical to their design. For various applications,...

White Papers: Defense
EMI Shielding Trends & Design Considerations

Shielding is necessary to prevent EMI from causing electronic devices to malfunction. Such malfunctions can range from the innocuous — an odd noise on a car radio — to the serious — an...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new study suggests mobile data collected while traveling over bridges could help evaluate their integrity.
Quiz: Photonics/Optics
Test your knowledge about the James Webb Space Telescope.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
A study has perhaps solved the wind-turbine issue of causing harm to bats.
White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Importance of CTE of Adhesives for Assembly Reliability

Forming reliable bonds between different materials can be challenging because there can be large variations in CTE's (coefficients of thermal expansion). Adhesive compounds play a...

White Papers: Materials
Epoxies and Glass Transition Temperature

Gain a better understanding about glass transition temperature (Tg) and why it is one of many factors to consider for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. In this paper, we...

Technology & Society: Software
SprayBox can target individual weeds and crops at a 20-per-second rate and then spray them at a millimeter’s accuracy.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A novel approach is moving away from conventional structural health monitoring testing methods for inflatable space habitats in favor of using sensors embedded in the flexible structural restraint webbing layers.
NASA Spinoff: Imaging
After 50 years of NASA’s Landsat, discovery of new commercial and scientific uses is only accelerating.
Quiz: Software
Do you know the history of GPS? Take this quiz to find out.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Advanced Silicone Solutions for Electronic and Automotive Applications

For electronic and automotive applications, protecting components from moisture, debris, shock, and vibration as well as efficient heat transfer are key criteria for...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
How Sensors Improve Automated Welding Processes

Many of the skills that manual welders use must be implemented in automated welding machines. Because humans have decision-making capabilities, also automated facilities for welding operations...

5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
A team of researchers at Cornell Engineering has developed a soft robot that can detect when and where it was damaged — and then heal itself on the spot.
Issue Archive: Motion Control
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Organizations in both the public and private sectors are currently racing to launch large numbers of satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO).
Articles: Electronics & Computers
To ensure networks are prepared for the next wave of transmission, operators need to build wave multiplexing systems that will allow connections to migrate to 100 Gb/s.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Discussing the basic design concepts of a UV-visible-NIR range microscope-spectrometer in several different configurations.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.
Articles: Imaging
The conference will showcase the latest innovations in lasers, photonics, optics, optoelectronics, biophotonics, biomedical optics, 3D printing, and more.
Products: Imaging
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