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Sensors/​Data Acquisition

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
From Concept to Complete OEM Sensor Solution

In many applications requiring force, load, pressure, or torque measurements, however you may not have the ability to install a standard off-the-shelf sensor due to space considerations or costly...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fiber Optic Temperature Sensing in Harsh Environments Using Phosphor Thermometry

Fiber optic temperature sensors are entirely controlled by light and do not include any electrical components, making them critical for use in harsh...

In collaboration with groups from China and the United States, a research team from TU Wien set out to find the optimal heat conductor. They finally found what they were...

Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors than the ones traditionally made of silicon, according to Professor Saptarshi Das of...

The A.I. system learns from thousands of real-traffic situations, when a self-driving car stopped unexpectedly.
The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Building Big Data from Little Data
Edge computing, focused applications, and open connectivity let designers start with little data on their digital transformation journey.
Articles: Automotive
Products of Tomorrow: April 2021
NASA's graphene composites, textile pressure sensors, and a better kind of glass.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Robotic Construction System
Emerging robotics technology may lead to better buildings in less time.
Briefs: Motion Control
3D Structural-Sensing Robots
These robots could perform basic healthcare tasks to support the work of doctors and nurses.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: April 2021 Motion Design
Servo drives, magnetic angle sensors, draw wires, and more.
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Pneumatic technologies such as control valves continue to evolve, incorporating sensors, industrial network interfaces, wireless technology, and more.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New on the Market: April 2021
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
This technology could be a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
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.
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Facility Focus: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Facility Focus: Cornell University College of Engineering
See the advanced materials, complex systems, and bioengineering technologies being created at Cornell.
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Question of the Week: Wearables
Would You Wear On-Body Sensors?

This month’s Here’s an Idea episode highlighted a number of on-body sensors. Penn State professor Larry Cheng, for example, found a way to 3D-print a sensor directly on the skin (shown in the above...

White Papers: Imaging
Industrial Camera Interface Guide

With all the various camera interfaces available in today’s industrial camera market, it can be challenging to decide just which one best suits a particular imaging application. By understanding the...

Robotics researchers are developing exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Podcasts: Wearables
Here's an Idea: Wearables
In this episode of our Here's an Idea podcast, we speak to engineers who are building a variety of wearables. And some sensors blend in more than others.
Software and electrical engineering is converging in today’s vehicles. A reader asks our expert: “How do you decide which items to test first?”
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A Robot ‘Hears,’ Using Ear from a Locust

A robot being developed at Tel Aviv University "hears" electrical signals, thanks to a natural sensor: the ear of a dead locust.

White Papers: Connectivity
The Rise of Telemedicine

Telemedicine is often thought of as video appointments allowing patients to speak to their physicians virtually from any location. With the support of telemedicine sensors, remote patient monitoring technologies are...

On-Demand Webinars: Electronics & Computers
Contactless Position, Torque, and Force Sensing for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Applications

Today’s demand for products with improved safety, reliability, and efficiency makes sensors increasingly necessary and, in some cases, even mandatory. These sensors must be accurate, reliable, and long-lasting while remaining affordable. This...

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