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.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
3D nanometer-scale metamaterial structures hold promise for advanced optical isolators.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Optical Signals can be retrieved from inherent background noise using Talbot effect to amplify them.
Briefs: Wearables
The mobile, wearable device could allow babies to leave the hospital and be monitored from home.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Metamaterials that manipulate microwave energy can be fabricated using low-cost inkjet printing.
Blog: Power
The wire harness is changing as vehicles become “computers on wheels.” A reader asks how electrification impacts the wiring harness.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Smart Gadget, a simulator module, and a holographic display.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.
Briefs: Materials
Applications include power and energy, communications, and sensors.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Smart contactors, an industrial edge platform, tiny engines, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
White Papers: Government
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...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
The PM-50 graphical panel meter is available as a 3.5" or 4.3" graphical touchscreen display.
Briefs: Aerospace
The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will usher in a new era of laser communications.
Briefs: Wearables
The suit can be controlled with a double tap to the chest or via an app.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The tabletop diagnostic yields results in an hour and can be programmed to detect variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Purdue University is helping to create better battery monitoring, stretchable biosensors, allergen detectors, and more.
Briefs: Aerospace
Applications include manufacturing/assembly line tracking, industrial transportation and logistics, and healthcare.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
“Dumb” headphones are made smart by turning them into sensors.
Briefs: Aerospace
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
UAVs can land on moving unmanned ground vehicles without GPS.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology improves the detection of low-power far-infrared (FIR) signals.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.
Briefs: Energy
The phased array antenna based on large-area electronics technology could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This is a novel remote sensing instrument with myriad applications.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The 2D materials boost device performance for electronic devices, solar cells, batteries, and medical equipment.