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White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Strategies for Deploying Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

Xilinx’s new RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth and high channel count system. This paper provides...

The sensor is able to detect ice formation far before you can see it occurring on a surface.
Question of the Week: Robotics, Automation & Control
Could ‘Smellicopters’ Someday Support Search-and-Rescue?

Our second INSIDER story today highlights an innovative combination of autonomous drones and live moth antennae: The “Smellicopter.”

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have invented a miniature superconducting thermometer with big potential applications, such as monitoring the...

Special Reports: Data Acquisition
ADAS/Connected Car - December 2020

Today's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and connected cars are paving the way for tomorrow's automated vehicles. To help you keep pace with the latest technology developments, we present this...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Toroidal Radiation Pattern Patch Antenna
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
The NiobiCon™ underwater connector will not short out, corrode, or cause an electrical shock if touched while powered in harsh environments like saltwater.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Terahertz Receiver for 6G Wireless Communications
The device enables ultra-fast wireless communications at low cost.
Any high-performance communication systems operating in RF or optical frequencies may benefit from this system.
A low-frequency antenna with enhanced bandwidth will enable robust networking among compact, mobile robots.
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and online.
Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Wave Energy Modeling for Safer Space Travel
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2020
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
Compact lasers now offer precise colors.
On-Demand Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using Spectrum Analysis to Track, Locate and Identify Interfering Signals

We’re surrounded by radio signals that we depend on for our day-to-day lives and, in some cases, for our very safety. For the most part, the spectrum is well managed and maintained by respective transmitters, but there will always be sources of interference...

White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Ulbrich RF & Microwave Cable Wire Capability Whitepaper

While commercial and defense aviation advances, so does Ulbrich's ability to provide light weight and high strength materials that allow planes to fly more efficiently than ever. As the...

The robot blocks jump, spin, flip, and identify each other.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Soft Electronics Treat Heart Arrythmias
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: November 2020 Photonics & Imaging Technology
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: October 2020
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Briefs: Unmanned Systems
Testing Swarming Drones
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Taking a cue from birds and insects, the wing design helps drones fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric turbulence.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Combined Optical Transmitter and Receiver
The tiny unit is significant for the miniaturization of optoelectronic systems.

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