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Stay on top of the latest advancements, Technical Briefs, and news for Design Engineers working with RF and Microwave technologies. Access news and product developments with Antennas and RF systems.

The importance of a proactive and systematic method for collecting machine and process data within a smart manufacturing environment cannot be overstated.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Light Field Imaging Technology
Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Special Reports: Motion Control
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

Special Reports: Automotive
LIDAR Technology - February 2021

LIDAR sensors and systems are the "eyes" of ADAS and autonomous vehicles. Read about the latest advances in this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Nano Diamond Battery Provides Universal Applicability
Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Sensitive Optical Receivers for Space
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Briefs: Imaging
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Electrically Conductive Adhesives Make the Right Connections

As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. Electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive...

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: Materials
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: Electronics & Computers
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: Manufacturing & Prototyping
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: Test & Measurement
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.
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.
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.

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