Sensors/​Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition

Find viable solutions for advanced data acquisition technologies. Access the latest technical briefs and product news that are essential to data acquisition systems and applications.

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White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Easy and Profitable Measurement Solutions Using Smart Laser Triangulation Sensors

For fast measurements of displacement, distance and position with high accuracy and resolution, laser triangulation sensors can be used in a variety of...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Will Biosensors Be Used Effectively in Crowded Environments?

A team used to making pollutant-detection systems is adapting their technologies to spot coronavirus.

Briefs: Data Acquisition
Protocol Improves Storage Efficiency and Output Speed of Computer Systems
This approach enables computer systems to retrieve data much faster.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the Infant Smart Jumpsuit
A smart jumpsuit accurately measures the spontaneous and voluntary movement of infants
A new way of making polymers adhere to surfaces may enable better biomedical sensors and implants.
Bandages with integrated pH and temperature sensors, and electronically triggered drug release, improve healing.
This fast, flexible tool allows researchers to quickly compare and prioritize strategies for converting biomass to fuels and products.
Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: May 2020 Photonics & Imaging Technology
Photodetectors, ultrafast lasers, energy sensors, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Imaging the Biolocomotion of Fruit Flies

The last thing you probably do when a fly buzzes toward you is marvel at its graceful wing and body kinematics. But that’s exactly what researchers at Cornell University’s Itai Cohen Group...

The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
By taking a closer look at the delta deposits on Mars, Stanford University researchers concluded that the Jezero Crater is still the best place to search for signs of life on Mars.
A team used to making pollutant-detection systems is adapting their technologies to spot coronavirus.
White Papers: Information Technology
Enable Greater Factory Intelligence

Today’s factory intelligence is the collaborative orchestration of people and machines. By blending intelligence from multiple sources, factories are truly becoming smarter. But it’s not just about the...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Is Anonymization the Best Way to Protect Personal Data?

A Tech Briefs reader recently asked our industry expert:

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Algorithm Helps Swarming Robots Avoid Collisions
This technology could help control driverless cars and automated warehouses.
As advancements in technology continue to define how pneumatic or electromechanical linear devices lift, move, or place a load, the requirements of excellent closed-loop positioning and accuracy greatly increase
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Reimagining Robotics in a Connected World
Manufacturers are beginning to realize the same benefits by cloud-connecting their equipment and processes on the shop floor.
Special light sources and sensors see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling reconstruction of the shapes of unseen objects.

Even though ultrasound has been studied by scientists for many years, its capabilities in practical applications are yet to be fully harnessed.

Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
RFID-Based System Enables Internet of Things
The technology could help in elder care with sensors throughout a home.
As autonomous cars collect data on passing pedestrians, cyclists, and license plates, what privacy measures are in place? A reader asks.
Question of the Week: Wearables
Would You Use the Pedestrian Audio Wearable System (PAWS)?

Our “5Ws” article in the March issue of Tech Briefs highlights a wearable developed at Columbia University called “PAWS.” The Pedestrian Audio Wearable System detects and locates approaching cars. PAWS then warns the pedestrian in real-time by providing audio/visual feedback via...

The votes are in. Our readers selected top products in data acquisition, software, and ultrasonic sensing.
Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Vision-Based System Validates Driver Monitoring
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures.

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