Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
The basis for the technology is a special resin that can be cured with UV light.
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
Special Reports: Aerospace
RF & Microwave Electronics - April 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and ground...

Webinars: Medical
Ethylene Oxide Sterilization: The Future State

Important Webinar Update from Sterigenics:

At Sterigenics, we are actively responding to the current healthcare crisis, prioritizing the sterilization of essential supplies needed to address COVID-19. As such, we have made the decision to cancel our LIVE Webinar “EO Sterilization:...

Bridget Pelaez spoke to Tech Briefs about the 1,000 face shields being printed for Florida hospitals.
Tech Talks: Software
Analyzing Vibration Examples with Free Software Toolbox

Testing and development engineers need to analyze shock and vibration data through every stage of product development, manufacturing, transportation, and maintenance, but this data analysis can be complex. In this Tech Talk, an expert demonstrates the many analysis functions...

Tech Talks: Aerospace
Electropolishing for the Aerospace Industry

Engineers in the aerospace industry are constantly challenged to improve the fit and function of components used in commercial and military aircraft. Parts used in these aircraft must withstand high-stress and corrosive conditions with long-term use. This Tech Talk discusses how...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Small, Precise Gyroscope Navigates Without GPS

A small, inexpensive, and highly accurate gyroscope, developed at the University of Michigan, navigates without GPS. The key to making the gyroscope is a nearly symmetrical mechanical...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robot Draws Blood and Inserts Catheters

Rutgers University engineers have created a tabletop device that can draw blood or insert catheters to deliver fluids and drugs. The device can accurately pinpoint blood vessels, improving success...

See how Prof. Olaf Diegel built a hands-free door opener.
As autonomous cars collect data on passing pedestrians, cyclists, and license plates, what privacy measures are in place? A reader asks.
Webinars: Medical
Overcoming Mediocrity in Cylindrical Laser Processing of Medical Devices

Laser processing has been used for decades to manufacture tubular medical devices, such as stents, valves, and vascular grafts. However, achieving the precision that is necessary for high-volume production is more challenging now than ever before. Driven by growth...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Would You Use the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS)?

Our “5Ws” article in the March issue of Tech Briefs highlights a wearable developed at Columbia University called “PAWS.” The Pedestrian Audio Wearable System detects and locates approaching cars. PAWS then warns the pedestrian in real-time by providing audio/visual feedback via...

On-Demand Webinars: Robotics, Automation & Control
Data-Driven Development and Breakthroughs for New Mobility Technologies

Engineers are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to develop the sophistication needed for new mobility technologies, including autonomous vehicles. Deep neural networks and machine learning models and data all play an essential role in training and...

3D printing is being used to quickly create life-saving parts and prototypes like masks, shields, and ventilator valves.
White Papers: Motion Control
Selecting a Pneumatic Linear Slide

Given the variety and versatility of pneumatic linear slides, it's often difficult to pick the best one for the job. So how do you decide which model to best use for your application? In this paper, you...

White Papers: Aerospace
Why Test Data is Integral to Digital Transformation

Test systems and test data are often excluded from digital transformation projects. This could be contributing to a low success rate for these projects at aerospace and defense companies....

A reader asks, "What market drivers need to occur for electric vehicles to be considered an acceptable replacement for vehicles with internal combustion engines?"
White Papers: Communications
Modulation Techniques for Satellite Communications

Satellites enable high data rate communications for emerging applications like in-flight communications, connected cars, and 5G New Radio. Engineers employ complex modulation schemes to...

Massive manufacturing bots have evolved into something new — collaborative robots.
Question of the Week: Test & Measurement
Would You Use a CurveBoard?

MIT researchers have invented a way to integrate “breadboards” — flat platforms widely used for electronics prototyping — directly onto physical products.

White Papers: Packaging & Sterilization
The True Cost of Bearing Lubrication

Today, machine and equipment manufacturers are feeling more pressure than ever to reduce costs without sacrificing machine performance, and this balancing act can be difficult to achieve. One cost driver...

White Papers: FDA/Regulatory
Choosing Colorants for Medical Devices

Colorants are often added to the substrates and material components of medical devices with the primary intent of improving the usability of the devices. For instance, color coding can assist users in...

Tech Talks: Software
System Analysis of Critical Power Faults

According to ISO 26262, highly available systems must adhere to the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level D (ASIL-D). This typically requires significant support in the hardware architecture – for example, monitoring of the power management, dedicated safety management units, etc. Based on...

Researchers at Purdue University have been working to develop new technologies to help stop the spread of foodborne illnesses, which kill 3,000 people a year, by detecting them...

Some molecules, including most of the ones in living organisms, have shapes that can exist in two different mirror-image versions. The right- and left-handed versions can sometimes have different...

Final Vision Inspection (FVI) System

CyberOptics® Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) has launched the Multi-Reflection Suppression™ (MRS™)-enabled 3D MX3000 Final Vision Inspection...

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OpenVPX Technology: The Future of Military Computing

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Conformal Coating Protection of Critical Medical Technologies

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Alignment Strategy for Complex Part Geometries

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Next-Generation Design for Heavy Equipment

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