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'm-Widar' Uses Radio Waves to Image Hidden Objects
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Products: Electronics & Computers
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
On-Demand Webinars: RF & Microwave Electronics

Antenna complexity continues to increase in satellite applications due to higher frequencies, wider bandwidth, and beamforming requirements. This 60-minute Webinar examines...

Question of the Week: RF & Microwave Electronics
Will Mobile Radar Replace the Stethoscope?

Our June issue of Tech Briefs highlighted a radar system that enables touch-free monitoring of heart sounds. A significant advantage offered by radar, according to the system’s inventors, is the fact that the values are recorded digitally and are thus not subjective, allowing human error to be...

Briefs: Materials
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Products: Transportation
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Technology Leaders: AR/AI
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Briefs: Transportation
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Motion Control
This work could lead to much more robust devices that continue to operate in spite of damage.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
ADAS/Connected Car - June 2021

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...

Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Rectennas Reduce Our Need for Batteries?

Rectennas act a bit like your car antenna. Instead of picking up radio waves, however, the tiny optical devices absorb light and convert it into power. The rectenna featured in today’s top story, generated half a nanowatt – a small amount of power that its inventors hope to increase.

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
NC State researchers have made what they believe to be the smallest state-of-the-art RFID chip: a device measuring 125 micrometers (μm) by 245μm.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
Researchers from CU Boulder gave their optical "rectennas" a ghost-like way to turn wasted heat into power.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

While phased arrays have been used in radar applications for decades, recent trends are driving the adoption into other applications such as electronic warfare, satellite systems, and even 5G...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Products: Data Acquisition
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Briefs: Communications
This system enables battery-free ocean exploration with applications ranging from marine conservation to aquaculture.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This transceiver for wireless communications at the 300-GHz band enables beyond-5G applications.
Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Assembling tiny chips into unique programmable surfaces dramatically increases the amount of data wireless systems can transmit.
Briefs: Materials
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
Long-range radar is used in air-traffic control. Short-range radar supports automotive applications like collision avoidance. How do you know what range you need for your application?

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