Briefs: Communications

Communications systems using higher-frequency electromagnetic waves can transfer more data at faster rates but lack network components to handle these higher bandwidths. Sugar-cubesized blocks of an...


A group of scientists in Nagoya University, Japan, have developed a possible solution to one of the biggest problems of the Internet of Energy, energy efficiency. They did so by...

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Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2022

From battlespace communications to deep space missions, RF electronics are at the heart of new advances in a variety of fields. Read about the latest innovations in this compendium of articles from...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The new NIST instrument captures waves in action by relying on a device known as an optical interferometer.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Satellite radio communication is widely used in industry and government for high-bandwidth data transfers.
Briefs: Design
Researchers built electroluminescent soft artificial muscles for flying, insect-scale robots.
Briefs: Power

A continuous flight of small drones over its perimeter could enhance security of the nation's border, but there is one small problem: The battery limitation of small drones (they last about 30 minutes)...

Briefs: Communications

Inside every cellphone lies a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an...

Briefs: Wearables
The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.
Products: Communications
A Smart Gadget, a simulator module, and a holographic display.
Briefs: Communications
Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.
Articles: Communications
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The suit can be controlled with a double tap to the chest or via an app.
Briefs: IoMT
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Purdue University is helping to create better battery monitoring, stretchable biosensors, allergen detectors, and more.
Briefs: Communications
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
Briefs: Software
UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This technology improves the detection of low-power far-infrared (FIR) signals.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The phased array antenna based on large-area electronics technology could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks.
Technology Leaders: Software
Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.
Articles: Materials
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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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...

Products: Software
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.