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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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Special Reports: Communications
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

While phased arrays have been used in radar applications for decades, recent trends are driving the adoption into other applications such as electronic warfare, satellite systems, and even 5G...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic,...

Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The electrochemical sensor can detect the presence of the virus in less than five minutes.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Notable graduates of the school include Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, Google executive Eric Schmidt, Internet pioneer Bob Kahn, former Chrysler head Lee Iacocca, and six NASA astronauts.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Edge computing, focused applications, and open connectivity let designers start with little data on their digital transformation journey.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Special Reports: Communications
Unmanned Systems - March 2021

Drones that swarm and change shape mid-flight... autonomous combat vehicles on the battlefield...the latest in counter-UAS technology. Read about new advances in air and ground unmanned systems in this report...

Products: Test & Measurement
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
Articles: Internet of Things
The ability to identify hidden patterns, predict future issues, forecast usage and costs, and derive insights from IoT sensor data will reshape the industrial process forever.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Is "SPE" the future of industrial automation and automotive? It certainly has the potential, says Mike Anderson.
NASA Spinoff: RF & Microwave Electronics
Pilots and air traffic controllers no longer will rely solely on voice communications.
Briefs: Wearables
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
White Papers: Communications
The Inside Story on SOSA

SOSA is chartered with creating a common framework for transitioning sensor systems to an open-systems architecture, based on key interfaces and best practices established by industry-government consensus. The...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Critical Techniques for High-Speed A/D Converters in Real-Time Systems

To help define the meaning of “high-speed A/D” used in this handbook, we will be focusing primarily on A/D converters with sampling rates higher than 100 MHz. We will...

Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
Briefs: Aerospace
Wire-connected drones may complement or replace the fixed base stations of cellular communications networks.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technique for optical data transmission from satellites uses laser arrays to provide fine pointing capability.

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