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This is your resource for developments in smart sensor systems and data acquisition. Browse technical briefs, articles, and white papers on advanced applications in transducer technologies, detector systems, data acquisition, and sensor-related technologies.

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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
How Capacitive Sensors Shine in Industrial Applications

Learn how to use capacitive sensors in various measurement tasks and profit from unsurpassed stability and nanometer resolution — also in industrial applications. Capacitive sensors...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Smart Factory/IIoT - September 2022

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

Products: Power
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
We are constantly blindsided by unfortunate battery-related events because as any engineer knows, the devil is in the details – the implementation details.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
There are multiple technologies based on the ToF concept. Generally, all of them are synchronized with a light source and estimate the distance by calculating the time taken for the light to travel from the camera to the object and then back again.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Briefs: Design
By recording the way in which hands perform various tasks, it could help researchers in fields such as sports and medical science as well as neuroengineering.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers formulated and synthesized the bio-inks, with the goal of creating create an ultra-soft, thin, and stretchable material for biosensors that is capable of seamlessly interfacing with the surface of organs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Scientists have taken the first step to creating the next generation of wearable health monitors.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The quantum gravity gradiometer was used to find a tunnel buried outdoors in real-world conditions one meter below the ground surface.
White Papers: Automotive
Assessing the Accuracy of a Miniature INS/GNSS in Different Automotive Environments

SBG Systems’ Ellipse-D 3rd Generation has been put to the test. The performance of the Ellipse-D miniature INS/GNSS was assessed in automotive applications...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These latest nanostructured components, integrated on image sensor chips, are most likely to have the biggest impact in multimodal imaging.
Blog: Medical
A researcher at MU College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is developing a smart mask that could monitor someone’s physiological status based on the nature of the person’s cough.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal healing.

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Professor Mohammad Reza Abidian of the Cullen College of Engineering — foresees the future production of micro-scale organic electronics via multiphoton 3D printers.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Professor Karl Leo has been thinking about the realization of this component for more than 20 years, now it has become reality: His research group at the Institute for Applied...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Fundamentals about Thickness Measurement Technologies

Thickness measurement is an important step in production monitoring, quality assurance and machine control. This paper describes the different measurement methods of non-contact...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Combining Customizable High-Speed Interfaces with FPGA Coprocessing

Built for harsh environments, high performance, and sensitive budgets, the new FPGA-based XMC meets VITA 47 rugged specs and offers custom or pre-configured high-speed...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The stamp-sized ultrasound sticker technology produces higher-resolution images over a longer duration.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

INSIDER: Medical

Two robotic arms — a fork in one hand, a knife in the other — flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a...

Special Reports: Information Technology
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Facility Focus: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The process predicts when and where microscopic cracks will occur before they become catastrophic.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.
Products: Design
Product of the Month: August 2022 Tech Briefs
INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

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