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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: Electronics & Computers
A quantum material could offset energy demand of artificial intelligence.
NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
Automated systems developed for NASA now serve as office conference bridges.
Blog: Internet of Things
NIST engineers are working to make the cellular network standard even faster.
Application Briefs: Communications
Learn abut Bosch Sensortec's “Light Drive” system.
Briefs: Communications
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: Photonics/Optics
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: Communications
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
Articles: Communications
A cryptographic ID tag, a high-reliability NASA switch, and a stretchable thermoelectric generator...
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.
Briefs: Medical
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: Electronics & Computers
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The newest PLCs can directly access Internet resources, much like a mobile device, to obtain information for improving operations.
Briefs: Automotive
Applications include homeland security, vehicle anti-collision systems, telecommunications systems, and industrial instrumentation.
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.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
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...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Increase battery life and reduce data loads with an analog-first processing architecture.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Articles: Transportation
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: Data Acquisition
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.
Articles: Connectivity
Your preview of one of the largest technical mobility events of the year.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could enable remote control of drug delivery, sensing, and other medical applications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform uses up to 100 times less chip space.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A wireless sensor small enough to be implanted in the blood vessels of the human brain could help clinicians evaluate the healing of aneurysms.