Keyword: Communication systems

Articles: Test & Measurement
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Articles: Automotive
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Briefs: Communications
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
Articles: Test & Measurement
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Briefs: Materials

To investigate oceans, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that sends data to the surface. Supplying constant power to scores of sensors designed to stay for long...

Briefs: Data Acquisition

A new wireless transceiver was developed that boosts radio frequencies into 100-gigahertz territory, which is quadruple the speed of the upcoming 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless communications...

Application Briefs: Internet of Things

Industries are constantly searching for new approaches to advance operational efficiency and product quality. With unplanned downtime estimated to cost...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Self-Configurable Radio Receiver System and Method

A self-configurable radio receiver system was developed for relaying communication signals from multiple deep space assets. Most conventional radio receivers are hardwired to receive a specific type of signal and are incapable of receiving other types of signals without preconfiguration...

Briefs: Data Acquisition

Today’s cellular networks and Wi-Fi systems rely on microwave radiation to carry data but the demand for more bandwidth is quickly becoming more than microwaves can handle. That has...

Articles: Test & Measurement

Stepper motors and stepper-based linear actuators are often selected for open-loop motion control devices and equipment. These can be found in a wide range of products and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Experimental photonic switches developed at UC Berkeley have shown promise toward the goal of fully optical, high-capacity switching for...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

An interdisciplinary Northwestern University team has developed a pair of soft, flexible wireless sensors that replace the tangle of wire-based sensors that currently monitor babies in hospitals’...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Microwave signals are ubiquitous in wireless communications but interact too weakly with photons. A technique was developed to fabricate high-performance optical microstructures using lithium niobate, a material...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs

A current-steering digital-to-analog converter (DAC) was developed that achieves improved switching times (up to 75% faster) in high-speed (gigahertz), high-resolution (8-14...

Briefs: Communications

Ordinary WiFi can easily detect weapons, bombs, and explosive chemicals in bags at museums, stadiums, theme parks, schools, and other public venues using a low-cost suspicious...

Briefs: Communications

Emergency situations such as trying to escape heavy smoke from fire could leave the sense of touch as the only way to find an exit. Rather than trying to look at a smartphone screen, a...

Briefs: Power

The traditional approach for wireless sensors involves interrogators that communicate with each other (i.e., the two boxes “talk” to each other). In contrast, surface acoustic wave...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Signal Combiner for Wideband Communication

NASA’s Glenn Research Center has devised an efficient new method of combining primary and secondary signals with minimal loss and noise. With its ability to reduce system noise, this novel signal combiner delivers the best opportunity to receive a desired signal not easily distinguished from...

Briefs: Communications

Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed a hybrid telescope antenna system — Teletenna — to deliver high-data-rate communication over great distances. Teletenna has...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics

GPS signals do not penetrate very deeply or at all in water, soil, or building walls, and therefore can’t be used by submarines or in underground activities such as surveying mines. GPS also...

Briefs: Data Acquisition
System Enables Direct Data Transmission Between Underwater and Airborne Devices

Today, underwater sensors cannot share data with those on land, as both use different wireless signals that only work in their respective mediums. Radio signals that travel through air die very rapidly in water. Acoustic signals, or sonar, sent by underwater devices...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition

We recently interviewed Justin Bessette, Manager, Wireless Systems and Software Engineering at LORD Corporation, Micro-Strain® Sensing Systems, about the nuts and bolts of a wireless...

Articles: Communications

Bluetooth technology is focused on short-range wireless connectivity. Most of us know the Bluetooth standard as the way we connect a phone to our car or a headset for hands-free operation. But...

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Articles: Internet of Things

Printed Rechargeable Batteries for the IIoT

5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing

5 Ws of Energy-Harvesting Yarns

Q&A: Design

A New, Low-Cost Aluminum-Sulfur Battery

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Advances in Manufacturing Fiber Optic Gyroscopes