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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.

Latest Briefs & News

Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
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.
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
3D Inductor Technology Expands Microchip Capability
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
Question of the Week : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Do the 5G Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

A feature article in this month’s Tech Briefs explored how the fifth-generation mobile network known as 5G will support the creation of increasingly “smart” factories – ones that allow manufacturers to further improve factory automation, human/machine interfaces, and mobility.

A team of engineers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has boosted the performance of its previously developed 3D inductor technology by adding as much as three...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
5G in Manufacturing: What’s Here and What’s to Come
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Facility Focus : Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Briefs : Aerospace
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Briefs : Data Acquisition
Modern Software Links Legacy Systems
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Photonics/Optics

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