Photonics & Imaging

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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Physicists from the University of Sussex have developed an extremely thin, large-area semiconductor surface source of terahertz, composed of just a...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Learn to Design Advanced Industrial Imaging Solutions

Download our FREE comprehensive tutorials on designing industrial imaging solutions with leading-edge technology from Avnet, Xilinx and ON Semiconductor. The application notes cover...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Smart Factory/IIoT - June 2021

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, connectivity, controls, and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Briefs: AR/AI
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Motion Control
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Articles: Motion Control
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

Briefs: Data Acquisition
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Q&A: Data Acquisition
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Products: Test & Measurement
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This tool could help surgeons better treat tumors and brain diseases.
Briefs: Automotive
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Articles: Imaging
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Products: Connectivity
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Materials
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: Materials
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
These tiny detectors could record characteristics of light such as color, polarity, and angle.
Briefs: Materials
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Designers who must sense motor position, speed, or acceleration have a lot of choices, including resolvers, optical encoders, and Hall-effect devices.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
One of the final hurdles to hydrogen power is securing a safe method for detecting hydrogen leaks.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Special Reports: Imaging
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...

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