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Your destination for advances in imaging systems, machine vision, visualization software, and human-machine interfaces (HMIs) technologies. Design engineers can access news, technical briefs, applications, and product developments.

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White Papers: Transportation
Fused AEB With Thermal Can Save Lives

For several years, Teledyne FLIR (formerly FLIR Systems Inc.) has been working with auto manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers to assist in the development of cutting-edge ADAS and AV Systems with thermal...

Briefs: Imaging
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
Briefs: Imaging
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Learn how to fix one of the more annoying problems in display imaging.
Articles: Test & Measurement
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Articles: Software
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
UpFront: Materials
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Products: Electronics & Computers
The SHT40 Smart Gadget comes with a humidity and temperature sensor.
Special Reports: Materials
Aerospace Manufacturing - August 2021

Demanding applications in the aerospace industry require products and systems that are manufactured using the latest technologies – from design and simulation, to fabrication and final testing. To help...

White Papers: Imaging
Automated Optical Inspection (AOI): 101

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is a process that uses digital cameras to inspect every square millimeter of your printed circuit board for defects and errors. In concert with human inspection, AOI...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.
Articles: Transportation
A new COVID test, a "ChromoUpdate," and NASA's brake rotor.
INSIDER: Software

Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving?

INSIDER: Aerospace

Labsphere, Inc. announced plans to locate a Field Line of sight Automated Radiance Exposure (FLARE) testing site at Arizona State University's (ASU) Polytechnic campus as...

INSIDER: Imaging

The demand for detecting infrared (IR) light, invisible to human eyes, is constantly growing, due to a wide variety of applications ranging from food quality control and remote sensing to...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Autofocus, Waterproof Lenses

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) offers the TECHSPEC® LT Series and TECHSPEC® Cw Series fixed focal length lenses. TECHSPEC® LT Series fixed...

Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
With the help of 12 antennas, Fabio da Silva's m-Widar can spot — and image — objects hidden behind a wall.
Special Reports: Imaging
Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

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