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Split-Ring Torque Sensor
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Radar Measurements: Triggering, Analysis, and Generation

Advanced instruments handle the wide bandwidth, high dynamic range needs of radar and electronic warfare specialists. Diverse pulse and modulation techniques are needed for...

White Papers: Energy
RF & Bench Essentials Reference Guide

Much has been written, published, and presented about the basics of RF and wireless fundamentals. Basics are often told from the perspective of reviewing academic concepts focusing on design...

This 60-minute Webinar shows how medical device, industrial machine, and process control manufacturers and researchers are leveraging fiber...

Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Here's an Idea: Hospital Robots
In this episode of Here's an Idea, we look at a set of robots already helping out hospitals in the fight against COVID-19.
Should you replace your big coordinate measurement machine with laser radar? Or should you just add a laser scanner with a CMM? A reader asks our expert.
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Making Cheaper Biocompatible E-Skin Electrodes

Scientists around the world are working to develop electronic skins that attach to the body and monitor vital signs. These E-skins need to be comfortable, breathable, and flexible for...

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

A hacker can reproduce a circuit on a chip by discovering what key transistors are doing in a circuit — but not if the transistor “type” is...

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has taken a first step towards improving the safety and precision of industrial robotic arms by developing a new range of...

Some of the technologies coming from the UT labs include COVID antibody tests, self-watering soil, and the "DRACO" robot.
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Executive Roundtable: Facility & Network Security
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: February 2021
Disconnect terminal blocks, oscillioscope probes, test modules, and more.
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Modern HMI Software Propels Industry 4.0
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
A stretchable system can harvest energy from human breathing and motion.
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.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.
USC researchers found a way to use idle oil and gas wells for energy storage.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Electronic Skin Sensor Decodes Human Motion
This system can track the motion of the entire body with a small sensory network.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Capabilities for Grasp-Assisting Gloves
Applications include aiding patients with impaired hand muscle strength and in manufacturing for operating tools for extended periods of time.
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Products: February 2021 Motion Design
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Briefs: Materials
Material for Wearable Biosensors
Electrospinning is used to make porous silicone that allows sweat to evaporate.
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compact Infrared Spectrometer
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Briefs: Materials
Wafer-Scale Membrane Release Process
This process fabricates thin dielectric membranes with high mechanical yields.

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