White Papers : Connectivity
Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers

For today's controls engineers, new demands to use and share data present three main challenges: security, complexity, and expense. These IIoT or data-intensive automation applications typically require many steps and a lot of middleware: hardware, drivers, parsers, and custom software....

White Papers : Electronics & Computers
Understanding Aeration

Aeration may seem friendly in a cup of coffee or soda, but it's deadly for powertrain components. All forms of aeration (air bubbles, foam and dissolved air) are harmful, especially in the context of hydraulic and lubricating systems. Aeration is not a new phenomenon, but is a growing threat. Engine downsizing, higher...

White Papers : Medical
Your Guide to Document Control

Document control is one of the most important quality processes to get right. It ensures documents are updated and revision-controlled, allowing you to effectively route them for review, approval and distribution.

White Papers : Defense
COM Express Type 7 Carrier Boards: The Hot Rod of Embedded Computing

COM Express Type 7 Carrier Boards provide Industry 4.0 solutions for surveillance, industrial edge computing and Big Data network applications, especially in transportation.

White Papers : Automotive
Hermetic Feedthroughs Block Moisture in Tomorrow's Automotive Electronics

Electronics failures can bring critical automotive functions to a sudden halt. Experts specializing in electronics failure analysis can list a host of reasons for various malfunctions, but one of the most common causes is simple moisture. Because water and electronics do...

INSIDER : Test & Measurement
Cancer Probe Could Spot Deadly Melanoma Early

Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is diagnosed in more than 130,000 people globally every year. Now, work is being done on a tool to help in its early detection: a simple, compact...

The 2020 eXploration Systems and Habitation (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge supports NASA’s efforts to develop technologies and capabilities that will enhance the human exploration of...

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago discovered several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids (PSLs) that hold promise as...

White Papers : Communications
Navigating Hard Case Protective Packaging Standards

When designing a reusable packaging solution it is important to consider how the container will both protect the contents and hold up after repeated use. There are multiple design and testing standards to address these considerations, such as MIL-STD 810, IP67, and ASTM D4169, to name a few....

White Papers : Test & Measurement
Direct Mass Flow Improves Burner Efficiency

Is your burner operating at optimal precision? Precise mass flow control of the fuel-to-air ratio for manufacturers is essential to produce quality products including glass, metals, and ceramics. And exceptional product quality is the key to increase profitability.

White Papers : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Flexible Substrates for Smart Sensor Applications

The requirements for smart sensors are manifold: miniaturized, highly reliable and integrated, cost-effective, hermetic and biocompatible for medical applications. DYCONEX has developed novel and innovative methods to design, manufacture and realize such sensor modules.

A reader asks: What types of considerations need to be made before you go in on collaborative robots?
White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
PCB Design for Smarties

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) support the functionality of just about every working electronic device in use today. They are integral to every professional discipline from mechatronics to robotics and process automation. If you want to make something that does something, PCBs are likely a component of your product...

The sensor supports new ideas in food-quality control, environmental monitoring, and more.
White Papers : Medical
Find Your Best Way to Move Equipment Weighing Thousands of Pounds

How do you choose the right system to move equipment weighing thousands of pounds or multiple tons? What is the best option for safe, efficient, cost-effective load moving that works in clean biopharma environments? This paper can guide you in selecting the right load handling...

White Papers : Manufacturing & Prototyping
How Unique Cable and Connector Solutions are Taking 3D Printing to New Levels

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is decades old but the industry today is quite challenging. 3D printing enables rapid prototyping, quick-turn designs, and the ability to quickly scale in industrial, consumer, and high-risk markets. The industry enables what was...

Podcasts : Data Acquisition
Here's an Idea: Sleep
When it comes to a better night’s sleep, what role should technology play – if any at all?
White Papers : Internet of Things
Connectivity for 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 will enable innovative mobility as a service (MaaS) business models. MaaS will create personal and economic freedom...

White Papers : Motion Control
Enhancing Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design with Proven Access Solutions

As drivers begin to transition to autonomous vehicles, automotive designers must create functional interior spaces that not only provide comfort, but also build trust and alleviate passenger fear. Download our Autonomous Vehicle Interiors Industry Report to learn how...

It took two and a half years, 60 prototypes, and even some of his children’s craft foam, but Curtis Ray turned his idea into invention.
INSIDER : Imaging
New Products: March 2019 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Tracking Camera

The Intel® RealSense™ T265 Tracking Camera from FRAMOS (Ontario, Canada) uses inputs from dual fisheye cameras and a Bosch IMU along with its own processor on board. The Movidius MA215x ASIC provides edge processing capabilities to provide to the host system with 6...

White Papers : Medical
Gartner® Market Guide for Quality Management System Software

Quality and supply chain leaders seek enterprise quality management applications to standardize processes, maintain data and ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate policies. QMS software providers like ETQ address these challenges.

A new technology may lead to a more mainstream use of algal biofuels.
Question of the Week : Materials
Will Carbon Fibers Find a New Place in Vehicles?

In a Tech Briefs article last week, Virginia Tech professor Greg Liu spoke about his team’s newly developed porous carbon fibers, and how the material may someday change how vehicles are built and powered.

Blog : Test & Measurement
Readers Select 2018 Products of the Year
See which three products won our 2018 Readers' Choice contest.
White Papers : Medical
Linear Guides For The Next Generation Of Medical Machines

Not too long ago, the motion systems used in medical and lab automation equipment had technical requirements that were easy to satisfy. These lightly loaded applications generally required simple point-to-point moves with low to moderate positioning accuracy requirements.

Your design idea could win you $20,000.

Devices that convert AC electromagnetic waves into DC electricity are known as “rectennas.” MIT Researchers have demonstrated a new kind of rectenna, that uses a flexible...

Researchers at Rice University have made test cells for lithium metal batteries with a coat of red phosphorus on the separator that keeps the anode and cathode electrodes apart. The phosphorus acts...

Most power plants in the United States are built alongside bodies of water to meet the demands of their cooling systems. Some of that water is lost through evaporation in cooling...

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Ethylene Oxide Sterilization: The Future State

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Heavy-Duty Engine Design for a Transitioning Market

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Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

Optical Coating Design