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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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Blog: Communications
Forget puzzles — In the early days of quarantine, Notre Dame professor and robotics engineer Yasemin Ozkan-Aydin used the time at home to put together robots.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have utilized two-dimensional hybrid metal halides in a device that allows directional control of terahertz radiation generated by a spintronic...

White Papers: Energy
The Need for High-Performance Surge Protection for PoE Cameras

The application space and potential for Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) continues to expand in today’s communications market. More network designers deploying cameras for...

Special Reports: Wearables
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2021

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 satellite and...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method could help firefighters find victims inside buildings and could track hypersonic objects such as missiles and space debris.
5 Ws: Wearables
Who

The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is still a major threat to public health. Wearing a facemask is a step in protecting against infection; the new facemask also diagnoses the wearer with...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
New Variables for Iterative Transform Phase Retrieval
This approach provides a more general framework for performing Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) calculations.
Products: Communications
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This component takes up ten times less space on computer chips.
Briefs: Energy
The electricity can be used to power wireless devices or to charge energy storage devices such as batteries and supercapacitors.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include telecommunications, optical switching, and quantum computing.
Application Briefs: Wearables
Pellistor/Catalytic Bead (CB) sensors can respond to flammable gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, hydrogen sulfide, methane, butane, propane, and carbon monoxide.
Articles: Transportation

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Implantable chips visible only in a microscope point the way to developing chips that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.
Products: Software
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Articles: Energy
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.
Question of the Week: Communications
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Meeting the Connectivity Requirements of 5G mmWave Signals

Users demand more data. While growing in the 5G space is essential to maintaining competitive edge, it is also important to understand the limitations and risks of this...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
UpFront: Aerospace
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: Communications
The flexible antenna was designed for active aeronautical satellite communications.
Briefs: Energy
A skin-like device can measure small facial movements in patients who have lost the ability to speak.
Briefs: Wearables
The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The robot can walk, run, jump, and interact with the environment in synchrony with a human operator.

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