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Browse the latest advancements, applications, and technical briefs essential to design engineers working with powering and controlling LEDs systems. Find multimedia resources to address your design challenges.

Briefs: Energy
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Imaging
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Lighting
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Lighting
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Briefs: Materials
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
Q&A: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Articles: Test & Measurement
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
There’s been a race to the top among industrial LED lighting manufacturers as they scramble to squeeze the maximum possible lumens per watt (LPW) out of their products.
Briefs: Lighting
Researchers at Linköping University, together with colleagues in China, have developed a tiny unit that is both an optical transmitter and a receiver.
5 Ws: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In the operating room, you can produce bioresorbable metal implants, such as screws for bone fractures.
Briefs: Materials
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Briefs: AR/AI
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility managers, real estate owners, as well as commercial and industrial businesses are looking to deploy IoT.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Products: Test & Measurement
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Articles: Imaging
Program managers and engineers in the military markets need to know about the emergence of new display technologies in the consumer sector.
Articles: Aerospace
Semi-Liquid Metal Anode for Next-Generation Batteries

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a semi-liquid lithium metal-based anode. Lithium batteries made using this new...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Data Recorder

DATAQ® Instruments, Akron, OH, announced the DI-4718B data recorder for applications that require signal conditioning. It can accommodate up to eight DI-8B-style amplifiers for...

Products: Imaging
Micromachining Subsystem

SCANLAB GmbH (Puchheim, Germany) has introduced a new member of its precSYS product line. Five-axis precSYS subsystems enable industrial...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D Printing of Flexible Circuits

A process was developed for 3D printing that can be used to produce transparent and mechanically flexible electronic circuits. The electronics consist of a mesh of silver nanowires that can be printed in suspension and embedded in various flexible and transparent plastics (polymers). This technology can enable...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Researchers devised a method in which running a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed was able to cool another device nanometers away. They harnessed the chemical potential...

INSIDER Product: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Software for Enhanced Laser Processing

Prima Power Laserdyne (Champlin, MN) released of the FASTTRIM™ CAD/CAM software for use with its multi-axis precision laser processing...

Briefs: Imaging

The combination of conductive polymers on nanostructures was demonstrated as suited to creating electronic displays as thin as paper. The “paper” is similar to the Kindle tablet. It...

NASA Spinoff: Lighting

Rocket engine testing requires a lot of light since all tests are filmed with high-speed cameras to monitor performance; however, those cameras have to adjust to the bright plume from a firing...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make a life-saving difference for many...

Articles: Lighting

Bluetooth technology is focused on short-range wireless connectivity. Most of us know the Bluetooth standard as the way we connect a phone to our car or a headset for hands-free operation. But...

Briefs: Lighting

Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research's (ONR) TechSolutions program, the Flashing Light to Text Converter (FLTC) features a camera that can be mounted atop a signal...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

An optical setup developed by researchers at Sandia's Combustion Research Facility and the Technical University of Denmark can now quantify the formation of soot — particulate matter consisting...

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