Electronics & Software


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.

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method of machine learning could make communications in the unlicensed bands much more efficient.
Briefs: Communications
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Articles: Energy
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

Briefs: Materials
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

Products: Photonics/Optics
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
Briefs: AR/AI
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
Blog: Communications
NIST engineers are working to make the cellular network standard even faster.
Application Briefs: Wearables
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Electrical cables are used in services such as power delivery, automation signaling, and communications.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Low-power radio design is enabling new connected IoT products for consumer, commercial, industrial, and medical markets.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system can amplify a faint signal from a neighboring system even when that signal’s amplitude is as small as ten trillionths of a meter.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A cryptographic ID tag, a high-reliability NASA switch, and a stretchable thermoelectric generator...
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.
Briefs: IoMT
This device could give doctors a new therapeutic option for treating patients with conditions such as heart failure.
Briefs: Communications
Laser Radio Transmitter
This device transmits data via a semiconductor laser, opening the door to ultra-high-speed WiFi.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Housed in a chip, it lets IoT devices communicate with existing WiFi networks.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
RF & Microwave Electronics - April 2020

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 space and ground...