INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Professor Karl Leo has been thinking about the realization of this component for more than 20 years, now it has become reality: His research group at the Institute for Applied...

Blog: Materials
We can learn a lot about innovation in technology by looking to the past.
Application Briefs: Software
How Ada enables LASP to constantly modify OASIS-CC to control new instruments and ensure mission-critical systems remain reliable.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Autoranging: Theory of Operation

Programmable DC power sources are an essential tool in product development and production testing. Functional test often requires submitting the device-under-test (DUT) to a wide range of operating...

White Papers: Aerospace
Combining Customizable High-Speed Interfaces with FPGA Coprocessing

Built for harsh environments, high performance, and sensitive budgets, the new FPGA-based XMC meets VITA 47 rugged specs and offers custom or pre-configured high-speed...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stamp-sized ultrasound sticker technology produces higher-resolution images over a longer duration.
Quiz: Aerospace
There are many NASA technologies that have become commercial products and services on Earth. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about NASA “Spin-Offs.”
White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Fundamentals of An RF Design

In a wireless or radio-frequency (RF) system, we are typically communicating through free space or air, as opposed to through a wire or a fiber network. In early applications, it was more common to have a one-way...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Using Bidirectional Programmable DC Power Supplies for Battery Testing

In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Just like us, robots can’t see through walls. Sometimes they need a little help to get where they’re going. Engineers at Rice University have developed a method that allows humans to help...

INSIDER: Software

A new general-purpose optimizer can speed up the design of walking robots, self-driving vehicles, and other autonomous systems.

INSIDER: Motion Control

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...


Two robotic arms — a fork in one hand, a knife in the other — flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Decoupling Capacitor Selection for Modern PCB Design

Any digital part that has more than one operational state can benefit from a decoupling capacitor. In other words, all but the fastest switching digital parts can benefit from decoupling...

5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
Researchers at The University of Texas, Austin, developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can pull drinkable water from the air in even the driest climates.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Regulatory Approvals: The Radio Equipment Goal

Many manufacturers think of product testing as the significant step to market access, but most of that testing is performed to get the equipment authorized for use in the intended country, for...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Understanding Aeration

There are five major problems associated with aerated oil that can be deadly to hydraulic systems. Depending on the design of a hydraulic tank, the application and aeration severity, it is possible that all of these...

On-Demand Webinars: Software

The FMEA (including DFMEA and PFMEA) is a preventive tool used during new product development. When properly grouped in families of products or processes, the FMEA...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Blog: Artificial Intelligence: Meet Human Intelligence

In my first blog, Designing from the Outside In vs. the Inside Out, I wrote about my long-ago design principle of starting a design with the user interface. But in those days, once the design was finalized that was it — I design it, it gets built, and the user uses it.

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - August 2022

A novel ink that enables 3D printing of bone with living cells...advances in ultrasonic welding of plastics...additive manufacturing of self-powered wearable devices. Read these stories and...

Special Reports: Energy
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Articles: Motion Control
Key considerations to keep in mind while selecting the best encoder for your application.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products from the August 2022 issue of Motion Design.
Articles: Power

“ G odspeed, fellas. Let’s go have some fun.” These were the words of encouragement from mission control at the Kennedy Space Center — only this time for the first private astronaut...

Products: Software
New products on the market in August 2022.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The researchers plan to apply the design to edge computing devices.
Application Briefs: Materials
Keeping oil and gas production facilities running smoothly is among the toughest challenges in any industry.
Application Briefs: Design
Although the basic function of cotton gins is quite old, today’s versions can benefit further from modernized control systems.