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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Sensitive Optical Receivers for Space
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Low-Energy Nanolaser Shines in all Directions
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White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Protecting Chip on Board (COB) Devices with Glob Top Encapsulants

Glob top encapsulations are often preferred for their ability to protect chips without damaging fragile wires. They are formulated to exhibit specific physical properties such...

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...

Special Reports: Imaging
Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

This device for harnessing terahertz radiation might enable self-powering implants, cellphones, and other portable electronics.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New on the Market: January 2021
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Product of the Month: January 2021 Tech Briefs
Modules from Pickering Interfaces simulate industrial control transceivers.
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A Better Sensor Detects Ice Build-Up, In Real Time
The sensor is able to detect ice formation far before you can see it occurring on a surface.
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.”

UW doctoral student Melanie Anderson explains how to make an autonomous 'Smellicopter' to navigate toward smells.

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: Transportation
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: Photonics/Optics
Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Novel Antenna Concept for CubeSat Platforms
While this technology was designed for CubeSats, it may be utilized in any technology that utilizes a structural frame, such as drones.
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.
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.
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
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.
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: Materials
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.
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

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