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Learn what's trending in test, measurement, and monitoring technologies. Explore the latest products, applications, and technical briefs covering advanced measuring instruments, monitoring systems, devices, and instrumentation.

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White Papers: Aerospace
Thunderbolt 3: A Path forward for Avionics Data Bus Interfaces and Abaco’s ARINC 615-3 Data Loader

Engineers using avionics data bus interfaces and data loaders are facing a growing problem: the demise of the PCMCIA and ExpressCard...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Selecting a Pneumatic Linear Slide

Given the variety and versatility of pneumatic linear slides, it's often difficult to pick the best one for the job. So how do you decide which model to best use for your application? In this paper, you...

White Papers: Connectivity
How V2X is Changing Automotive Design

A key technology in automotive evolution, Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) allows automobiles to directly connect with each other, roadside infrastructure, and pedestrians to deliver benefits ranging from...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Maximum Efficiency: Non-Contact Temperature Measurement of Plastics

In plastics processing, where thermal processes play a particularly important role, temperature is the decisive measured variable. Only precise temperature control ensures...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
Facility Focus: Test & Measurement
Facility Focus: NASA Langley Research Center
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.
The sensor monitors the oil circulation ratio in real time for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: March 2021 Tech Briefs
By design, new 3D scanners are motionless during inspection.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
New Flexible and Highly Reliable Sensor
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability.
A mathematical framework can help engineers make informed decisions about which sensors to use and where they must be positioned in aircraft and other machines.
The ability to identify hidden patterns, predict future issues, forecast usage and costs, and derive insights from IoT sensor data will reshape the industrial process forever.
A "smart building" platform incorporates hardware, software, and cloud analytics to form a digital "backbone."
Articles: Test & Measurement
Creating High-Precision Glass for NIR Lasers
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.

The pursuit of fusion as a safe, carbon-free, always-on energy source has intensified in recent years, with a number of organizations pursuing aggressive...

IR and UV Optics

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has released Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) Wedged Windows, which are ideal for infrared (IR) applications, and TECHSPEC® Calcium...

Upcoming Webinars: Test & Measurement
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: Power
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...

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.
Inficon’s lithium-ion battery cell test can detect a leak many times smaller than current methods identify.
The method could be key to designing more efficient batteries for specific uses such as electric cars and airplanes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
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.
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.
Briefs: Imaging
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
These nanomaterial strain sensors are ten times more sensitive when measuring minute movements compared to existing technology.

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