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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: Data Acquisition
Next Generation MEMS IMUs — High Performance, Scalable
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Smart Sensors Are Improving Medical Care

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

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Biodegradable Displays for Sustainable Electronics
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
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...

White Papers: Imaging
The Right Machine Vision System Software: Buy vs. Build

Hardware is the common first step in developing a vision system. However, without the proper software support, challenges will quickly mount. Any organization with a need for a...

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic,...

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
NASA Spinoff: Imaging
Hot Water on Demand
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
These engines will allow upper stage rockets for space missions to become lighter, travel farther, and burn more cleanly.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: May 2021
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
White Papers: Imaging
Photobiological Safety Measurements

In recent decades, advances in materials science and technology have substantially improved the quality of lighting products. LEDs, in particular, have become more rugged, with higher efficiencies and...

The intelligent camera features all three resolutions: spatial, temporal, and spectral.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smartphone-Based Diabetes Detector
This technology could be a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.
The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the Internal Injury-Sealing Patch
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
These technologies help compress 3D camera files and automate focus and exposure settings.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Completely Flat Fisheye Lens
The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Plenoptic Camera
This camera enables multi-spectral imaging for metrology.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: April 2021 Tech Briefs
The GVC1001 computer features dual 10-GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs.
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
This nanoparticle-based adhesive is visible in common imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT).

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