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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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Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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...

Briefs: AR/AI
Dangerous “butterfly” landmines can be detected using low-cost drones and infrared cameras.
Products: Materials
Temperature transmitters, robotic tool changers, epoxy adhesives, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Resolution is an often discussed but seldom understood value in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
Facility Focus: AR/AI
Duke Engineering supports clinical ultrasound imaging, restoration of hearing by cochlear implant, megapixel photography, and metamaterials.
Briefs: Materials
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
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: Imaging
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: 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...

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

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

Briefs: Imaging
The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
This technology bends light more efficiently, enabling more immersive augmented reality display systems.
Briefs: Imaging
This tool could help surgeons better treat tumors and brain diseases.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Briefs: Energy
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Briefs: Imaging

The promise of personalized medicine involves a simple device that keeps each person apprised of their level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
Products: Electronics & Computers
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.

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