White Papers: Test & Measurement
Principles of Lock-In Detection

Lock-in amplifiers were invented in the 1930s and commercialized in the mid-20th century as electrical instruments capable of extracting signal amplitudes and phases in extremely noisy environments. They...

White Papers: Medical
Successful Medical Device Cleaning Validation

Validating cleaning instructions for a tray of reusable orthopedic devices is an important milestone on the path to obtaining FDA clearance for those devices. Although the process of validation...

On-Demand Webinars: Aerospace

Digital technologies applied to military electronics are fueling the rapid transformation of integrated communication systems. By applying common...

Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Will Robotic Exoskeletons Help the Elderly?

A team from the University of Waterloo is creating robotic exoskeleton legs that use A.I. to make their own steps and control decisions. "Learning" from a collection of sample-strolls around an environment, the system adjusts its movements based on the surroundings it senses.

White Papers: Design
New SmartDisplay™ Products Enable More Versatile HMI Designs

Building better Human-Machine Interface solutions to monitor and control complex equipment and systems is a key priority for design engineers. SmartDisplay™ intelligent...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

“Tango delta. Touchdown confirmed. Perseverance safely on the surface of Mars, ready to begin seeking the signs of past life.” For more than six years, the...

INSIDER: Materials

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have a huge potential for providing devices with much smaller size and extended functionalities with respect to what can be achieved with...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

In collaboration with groups from China and the United States, a research team from TU Wien set out to find the optimal heat conductor. They finally found what they were...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors than the ones traditionally made of silicon, according to Professor Saptarshi Das of...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Injection Molding Principles

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should know,...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Researchers from Cornell University have redesigned the battery so that aluminum more easily integrates into a battery's electrodes.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
Taking inspiration from the insect, Tufts researchers created light-activated composite devices that execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes, like a "photonic sunflower. "
On-Demand Webinars: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Simulation

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are hot topics in the engineering simulation community. These techniques have applications across the product lifecycle. For example, a design engineer can train an AI system to find optimal designs using data...

On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Creating Custom Multi-Axis Sensors for Robotics

Robotic and actuator applications most often require sensors that measure force, load, pressure, or torque. However, in many cases catalog products or off-the-shelf type sensors are not a suitable option due to space considerations or costly modifications needed to be made to the existing...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Underwater Exploration Go Battery-Free?

A Tech Brief featured in our April issue highlighted a battery-free pinpointing system from MIT called Underwater Backscatter Localization. Rather than emitting its own acoustic signals, the “UBL” reflects modulated signals from its environment. The reflections provide researchers with positioning...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Thunderbolt 3: A Path forward for Avionics Data Bus Interfaces and Abaco’s ARINC 615-3 Data Loader

Engineers using avionics data bus interfaces and data loaders are facing a growing problem: the demise of the PCMCIA and ExpressCard...

Blog: Data Acquisition
The A.I. system learns from thousands of real-traffic situations, when a self-driving car stopped unexpectedly.
On-Demand Webinars: Information Technology
Component Authenticity and Traceability: How to Prevent Counterfeits and Gray Market Diversion

The problem of counterfeit components is a threat unlikely to disappear anytime soon, presenting a risk for both manufacturers and end users. This 30-minute Webinar examines strategies and tactics to mitigate these risks and remove potentially...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Emerging robotics technology may lead to better buildings in less time.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
In North America alone, the gripper market is worth roughly $100 million — and that number is expected to climb up to 5 percent each year.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These robots could perform basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
Briefs: Energy
Shape and environment can cause materials to move without motors or hands.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These actuators can compete with electrical and pneumatic systems.
Briefs: Aerospace
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Articles: Motion Control
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Briefs: Motion Control
A new type of control system may broaden robots’ range of tasks and allow safer interactions with people.
Articles: Internet of Things
Specially designed brake controls are a critical factor of brake performance in any application.

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