On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Connectivity Solutions for Robust Data Transmission in Future Vehicle Wiring Systems

The evolution of autonomous driving vehicles will result in fundamental changes in requirements for automotive architectures. Recently discussed approaches show a trend toward centralization of computation power on one side and the need for redundancy...

On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Autonomous Vehicles Sensors: How to Ensure They Work Well and Stay Clean

The sensors found on self-driving vehicles and advanced driving assistance systems are the eyes that see in place of the driver, so exceptional performance in every situation is absolutely critical. That includes unpredictable weather situations, such as rain,...

A lake is usually a picture of serenity, perhaps the last place you’d expect to find a flying-fish robot launching itself 85 feet in the air.

INSIDER: Communications
WiFi Measures Indoor Movement

Researchers from North Carolina State University developed a way to measure speed and distance in indoor environments. WiFi-assisted Inertial Odometry (WIO) uses WiFi as a velocity sensor to accurately track...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Shape-Shifting Robots Built from “Smarticles”

Researchers built robots entirely from smaller robots known as smarticles, unlocking the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique. The smarticles (smart active particles) can...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
The Importance of Accurately Modeling Light Scattering Luminaire Design

The reflected and transmitted scattering of light in a luminaire can play a major role in the performance of the luminaire. Many times, this is the reason the actual...

On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Impact of Autonomous and Electric Vehicles in New Product Development

Product design in autonomous and electric vehicles requires a product architecture of systems, subsystems, hardware, and software, as well as requirements management and the "Engineering V." Electronics, hardware, and software in the product also necessitate new...

On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Using Portable Scenarios and Coverage Metrics to Ensure Autonomous Vehicles and ADAS Safety

In conjunction with SAE

One of the main evolutions observed in the AV industry over the last couple of years is that many companies have got to the point where they can make the fundamentals of AVs work just fine – sensing, planning routes,...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Would You Customize a Product with PhotoChromeleon?

An MIT team came up with a new way of producing a multicolor part: “PhotoChromeleon.” The system’s reprogrammable photochromic ink enables objects to change colors when exposed to ultraviolet and visible light. Watch the demo on Tech Briefs TV.

White Papers: Software
2019 Gartner Market Guide for QMS Software

Just released September 9th

Learn why quality leaders seek applications to ensure compliance; standardize quality processes; maintain data; and provide internal controls. This new Gartner...

NASA’s crawler-transporter 2 will carry the Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft from the Vehicle Assembly Building to Launch Pad 39B for the launch of Artemis 1. One of the few women to...

A synthetic optical lace developed by a Cornell Ph.D. student creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system. The flexible, porous lattice structure is manufactured from...

A team of undergrad engineers discovered a method that could make materials more resilient against massive shocks such as earthquakes or explosions. The students tested whether...

White Papers: Aerospace
The 3 Errors in Signal Conditioning

In this white paper, you will learn to identify and avoid three accuracy errors in signal conditioning. High precision sensors and amplifiers are important because of this, especially in industrial...

NASA is set to return to the Moon in 2024. But why the lunar south pole?
On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
NASA Discusses Advances in Photonics for Space and Commercial Applications

NASA is working with U.S. industry and academia to develop photonic integrated circuits (PICs) for use in sensors, analog RF applications, and computing and free space communications. PICs provide reduced size, weight, and power that is critical for...

It took over 3,000 pouches of spaceflight food, but Timothy Goulette and Hang Xiao ultimately created a mathematical model that NASA will soon use to ensure that its...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Solving Complex Measurement Problems with PXI

The PXI platform is one of the primary test and measurement standards in use today and is being deployed to solve a range of complex measurement problems. This 60-minute Webinar will examine the latest PXI specification updates and discuss how two systems integrators are using the PXI...

On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A Deep Dive into Metal 3D Printing

This 30-minute Webinar examines how to optimize your design through part geometry, surface finish, secondary operations, and other considerations.

White Papers: Transportation
TE Connectivity: Engineering Next-Generation Mobility

Powertrain electrification and automation will pave the way for a new generation of all-electric, fully autonomous vehicles. At the same time, cloud, big data, and analytics technologies...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Are You Lightweighting with Plastics and Composites?

A Tech Briefs webinar this month focused on the idea of lightweighting – or replacing traditionally metal parts, like engine components, with plastics and composites.

Transparent electrodes are a critical component of solar cells and electronic displays. To collect electricity in a solar cell or inject electricity for a display, you need a conductive contact,...

Along with flying and invisibility, high on the list of every child’s aspirational superpowers is the ability to see through or around walls or other visual obstacles. That...

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have devised a new process for using nano-particles to build powerful lasers that are more efficient and safer for...

White Papers: Automotive
AP’s Latest Application Note: Testing Automotive Amplifiers

An automobile is a complex system, even when concentrating only on its audio components. Our latest application note is the first in a series from Audio Precision covering...

Tech Talks: Medical
Sterilization of Optical Fibers for Medical Devices: What You Need To Know

Optical fibers are found in many areas of medicine from cardiology to dentistry to medical sensing. Before they’re used in the human body, they must be sterilized to ensure they’re free of microorganisms. This 10-minute presentation reviews a study that...

Diffraction-Limited Aspheric Lenses

Optical Surfaces Ltd. (Surrey, UK) is an international supplier of diffraction-limited aspheric lenses for nuclear research laser...

The days and weeks following a natural disaster are a critical time for residents, emergency response teams, and government entities to recover and rebuild infrastructure....

A novel system developed by MIT researchers automatically “learns” how to schedule data-processing operations across thousands of servers — a task...

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Electronics & Computers

OpenVPX Technology: The Future of Military Computing

Upcoming Webinars: Lighting

Driving Ahead of the Curve: Visionary Headlamp Concept

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The New DIS ISO/SAE 21434: Road Vehicles – Cybersecurity...

Upcoming Webinars: Medical

Conformal Coating Protection of Critical Medical Technologies

Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

Alignment Strategy for Complex Part Geometries

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Next-Generation Design for Heavy Equipment

Videos