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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.

Articles: Energy
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
To clear up some of the confusion about what the industry means when it says 5G, here’s a guide to what it’s all about.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
Articles: Communications
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.
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.


A team of engineers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has boosted the performance of its previously developed 3D inductor technology by adding as much as three...

Articles: Data Acquisition
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Facility Focus: Communications
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Wraparound Self-Structuring Leaky-Wave Antenna (WSS-LWA)
This system has applications in the smart grid and military.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Briefs: Aerospace
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
Briefs: Software
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
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.
Application Briefs: Imaging
AM is an especially good fit for products that require a high level of customization.
Products: Test & Measurement
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Briefs: Communications
This electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands.
Briefs: Motion Control
Loosely connected disc-shaped “particles” can push and pull one another, moving together to transport objects.
Briefs: Energy
These stickers wirelessly beam health readings to a receiver clipped onto clothing.
Articles: Data Acquisition
Sensing technology will help to transform manufacturing floors into the connected factories of the future.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.