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Browse a wide range of solutions for challenges facing design engineers working with communication platforms that include applications in laser, acoustics, optical, tactile, and wireless communications. Find the latest technical briefs, articles, white papers, and webinars.

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Tech Talks: Communications
Amplifying Satellite Communications: Next-Generation Deployable Antenna Mesh

Deployable antenna mesh is frequently used in communication satellites for transmitting and reflecting radio frequency signals. How does this highly sought-after material remain so resilient in the extreme conditions of space?

This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electronics Cooling Using Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing creates cooling solutions with sizes and shapes not previously possible.
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: September 2020
Foam gasket tapes, data analytics software, ceramic tape, and more.
Articles: Internet of Things
Products of Tomorrow: September 2020
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Smart Sensors for Hazardous Areas
Smart sensors for hazardous areas monitor essential assets, such as motors and pumps.

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
NIST engineers are working to make the cellular network standard even faster.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Seeables and Hearables for Fitness Feedback
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cut-to-Length Electrical Cable Cuts Costs
Electrical cables are used in services such as power delivery, automation signaling, and communications.
Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RF Innovations Give Batteries New Life
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
This system can amplify a faint signal from a neighboring system even when that signal’s amplitude is as small as ten trillionths of a meter.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Products of Tomorrow: May 2020
A cryptographic ID tag, a high-reliability NASA switch, and a stretchable thermoelectric generator...
A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Wirelessly Powered, Leadless Pacemaker
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
Briefs: Communications
Laser Radio Transmitter
This device transmits data via a semiconductor laser, opening the door to ultra-high-speed WiFi.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
RFID-Based System Enables Internet of Things
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.

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