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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.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A team of engineers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has boosted the performance of its previously developed 3D inductor technology by adding as much as three...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Nagoya University scientists have succeeded in designing a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light. It emits the world's shortest lasing wavelength, at 271.8 nanometers, under pulsed electric current...

INSIDER: Power

Scientists at Linköping University (Linköping, Sweden) have described a method to manufacture transistors using gallium nitride and aluminum nitride that have the ability to withstand voltages as...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2D materials, but manufacturers need a...

NASA Spinoff: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Research in astronaut monitoring leads to virtual reality spinoffs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
Articles: Connectivity
5G has the potential to provide connectivity for a range of different uses in manufacturing.
Facility Focus: Materials
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Breathalyzer Detects Marijuana
The device determines if a driver is under the influence of marijuana.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Briefs: Communications
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Learn about the latest measurement technology designed to ensure accurate testing of helical compression and extension springs.
Articles: Aerospace
Life-saving sensors, soft hearing implants, and a new water-decontamination method
Briefs: Motion Control
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Briefs: Imaging
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.

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