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Communications

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

Question of the Week : Communications
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.

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
Briefs : Software
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 : Communications
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.
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.
Products : Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Particle Robot Works as a Cluster of Simple Units
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Sensing technology will help to transform manufacturing floors into the connected factories of the future.
A technology uses a combination of WiFi signals and accelerometer technology to track devices in near-real-time.
The reader uses a frequency multiplexer to boost its ability to accurately locate a greater number of RFID tags.
Facility Focus : Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Photovoltaic-Powered Sensors
RFID-based devices work in indoor and outdoor lighting conditions and could transmit data for years before they need to be replaced.
Articles : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Innovators Recognized for Creating the Future 2019
Top prizes in the 2019 contest were awarded on November 8 in New York City.
On-Demand Webinars : Automotive
How to Integrate V2X Communication into Today’s Vehicles

An important step in automotive connectivity involves V2X technology. In the context of a vehicle's architecture, V2X is usually seen as an additional sensor unit with real-time, non-line-of-sight capabilities that enable a wide range of modern ADAS and autonomous driving functions that...

Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Method Enables Robots to Exchange Directed Messages

A novel approach was developed to improve communications range and allow for covert behavior using a team of robots for future multi-domain operations. Specifically, researchers...

Make the best selection for your hospital, clinic, or life science organization.
Through Livox, non-verbal people can speak, learn how to read and write, and understand abstract concepts.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Software

Using Simulation to Design Robust Adhesively Bonded Structures

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Electric-Vehicle Transmission Development and Simulation

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Thermal Management Crisis: Knowing Your Passive Solution Options

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IoT’s Role in Today’s Transportation Systems

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Testing and Inspecting 3D-Printed Parts

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