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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.

Briefs: Communications
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals
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.
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.
White Papers: Defense
White Papers: Data Acquisition
Critical Techniques for High-Speed A/D Converters in Real-Time Systems

To help define the meaning of “high-speed A/D” used in this handbook, we will be focusing primarily on A/D converters with sampling rates higher than 100 MHz. We will...

Here are five technologies that aim to add intelligence to the most surprising household objects.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Additive Manufacturing of Precision Optics at Micro and Nanoscale
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: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: January 2020
Processors, imaging sensors, dimensioning systems, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Role of Sensors in the Evolution of Robotics
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.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Enhanced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Reader
The reader uses a frequency multiplexer to boost its ability to accurately locate a greater number of RFID tags.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
Glenn's research facilities have contributed to decades of technology advances.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
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...

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.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Quantitative Analysis of Raw Milk Using Spectral Sensors
Measuring milk components has become very crucial for the dairy industry.

Engineers at the University of Illinois have found a way to redirect misfit light waves to reduce energy loss during optical data transmission. In a study,...

LIDAR Systems, Smart Cameras, Optical Communications, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: November 2019 Tech Briefs
OnLogic has introduced the Karbon 700 high-performance rugged computer.
A minimal, map-less approach to drone navigation takes after the bee.
SOSA, the Sensor Open Systems Architecture Consortium, held a press conference on Monday afternoon at AUSA 2019.

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