Electronics & Software

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

47
0
0
30
On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Feature Image

Designing wireless products for normal commercial environments is well understood by most designers. However, because vehicle regulations are different from the...

White Papers: Defense
Document cover
The importance of Radio Frequency Filters in Today’s Challenging U.S Frequency Spectrum

The US frequency spectrum regulated by the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) for Non-Federal use, and NTIA (National Telecommunication and...

Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
Document cover
RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2024

RF and microwave technologies are critical in a range of mil/aero applications including electronic warfare, space communications, and counter‐UAS measures. Read about the latest innovations in this...

Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics
NIST Physicist Franklyn Quinlan leads one of a group of teams working to shrink a table-top system of precise timing technology down to a single integrated chip. This will significantly increase the stability of timing signals used for applications such as GPS, phone and internet connections, and radar.
Feature Image
White Papers: Connectivity
Document cover
High-Speed Computing and Server Interconnect Solutions

In the contemporary digital ecosystem, the demand for high-speed computing solutions has transcended the boundaries of traditional computational capabilities. The exponential growth of...

Quiz: Communications
How much do you know about the status of 6G wireless networking technology? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
Feature Image
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Document cover
Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2024

How to turn a mobile phone into a high–resolution microscope…hyperspectral imaging technology spots pipeline leaks from space…a MEMS solution to self–driving cars' LiDAR challenges. Read...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
MIT researchers have developed a quantum computing architecture that aims to enable extensible, high-fidelity communication between superconducting quantum processors.
Feature Image
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new type of high-performance “phase shifter” using a liquid gallium alloy — which varies the phase angle of microwave and millimeter-wave radio signals — for use in advanced phase array antenna systems.
Feature Image
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
RMIT University’s Arnan Mitchell and University of Adelaide’s Dr. Andy Boes led an international team to review lithium niobate’s capabilities and potential applications in the journal Science. The team is working to make navigation systems that help rovers drive on the Moon — where GPS is unable to work — later this decade.
Feature Image
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This new technology — developed by engineers at Delft University of Technology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and VSL, and which can achieve an accuracy of 10 centimeters — is important for the implementation of a range of location-based applications, such as automated vehicles, quantum communication, and next-generation mobile communication systems.
Feature Image
Briefs: Communications
Intrigued to see if many limbs could be helpful for locomotion in this world, a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is using a centipede's style of movement to its advantage. They developed a new theory of multilegged locomotion and created many-legged robotic models.
Feature Image
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Document cover
Test & Measurement - February 2024

From advanced fighter aircraft to future fleets of driverless cars, innovative test technologies are enabling major performance, quality, and cost improvements. Read about these and other applications in a...

Quiz: Power
PoE is growing ever more powerful and useful. As IoT, automation, smart devices, and connectivity become more ubiquitous, new applications are continuing to expand. Test your knowledge with this quiz.
Feature Image
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision. This opens the door to high-resolution, real-time imaging devices that are hundredths the size of other radar systems and more robust than other optical systems.
Feature Image
Briefs: Manned Systems
Wireless power transfer was recently demonstrated by MAPLE — Microwave Array for Power-transfer Low-orbit Experiment — one of three key technologies being tested by the Space Solar Power Demonstrator (SSPD-1), the first space-borne prototype from Caltech’s Space Solar Power Project (SSPP), which aims to harvest solar power in space and transmit it to the Earth’s surface.
Feature Image
Quiz: Photonics/Optics
How much do you know about the history of space telescopes? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
Feature Image
Quiz: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Through its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative, NASA is working with several U.S. companies to accelerate a robotic return to the Moon. Test your knowledge about commercial lunar landers in this quiz.
Feature Image
Special Reports: Research Lab
Document cover
Space Technology - January 2024

NASA is making progress in solving some of the most daunting challenges of future space exploration – how to survive the extreme cold of the lunar night, generate oxygen for Mars colonies, and create...

Articles: Energy
Grayson Brulte, host of SAE’s Tomorrow Today podcast, interviewed Christian Thiele, Director, Global Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International, and Dr. Rodney McGee, P.E. Chairman, SAE J3400 NACS Task Force, regarding the work of the J3400 Task Force. This Q&A is an abbreviated portion of that interview.
Feature Image
Articles: Communications
The digital transformation reshaping our world has made it easier to communicate with each other, but it has also made it costlier for companies to protect and maintain the equipment that makes that happen. Follow these sourcing tips and best practices.
Feature Image
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Making Satellite, Ground Communication More Effective
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Moussa N’Gom has devised a method to make communications between satellites and the ground more effective — regardless of the weather.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Devices of all types are becoming more intelligent and may include native Ethernet. However, there are many opportunities where proven serial communications will remain the best choice for cost-effective communications.
Feature Image
Briefs: Communications
MIT researchers have demonstrated the first system for ultra-low-power underwater networking and communication, which can transmit signals across kilometer-scale distances. This technique uses about one-millionth the power that existing underwater communication methods use.
Feature Image
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Testing Smart Surfaces to Improve Wireless Communication
Researchers at UBC Okanagan are looking at ways to improve cell phone connectivity and localization abilities by examining “smart” surfaces that can bounce signals from a tower to customers to improve the link.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Exploiting Signals Broadcast by Multi-Constellation LEO Satellites
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can “eavesdrop” on any signal from a satellite and use it to locate any point on Earth, much like GPS. The study represents the first time an algorithm was able to exploit signals broadcast by multi-constellation low-Earth orbit satellites.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Document cover
Space Technology - November 2023

Read about NASA's plans for future Mars exploration, ultrafast laser-based space communications, new strategies for cleaning up orbital debris, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Researchers have outlined a new optical communication protocol that exploits spatial patterns of light for multi-dimensional encoding in a manner that does not require the patterns to be recognized, thus overcoming the prior limitation of modal distortion in noisy channels.
Feature Image

Videos