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Test & Measurement

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: Materials
The Advantages of Electropolishing

Stamping and machining leave behind a variety of surface imperfections that affect the fit, form, and safety of metal parts. Learn how the process of electropolishing can fix one of the most common...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive
Addressing a Unique Challenge of Testing with NVH Sensors on Electric Vehicles

The development of noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) sensors for automotive applications, in the past, has been without regard for high-voltage (HV) electro-magnetic (EM) fields, which are now present in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles...

Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Ultrasonic System to Assess Compartment Syndrome
Applications include emergency medicine, combat casualty care, and sports injuries.
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
The technique could be used to improve navigation for robots, drones, or pedestrians.
This diagnostic device allows doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Defects Enable High-Performance Infrared Photodetectors
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.
A new method could enable vehicles and equipment to better withstand high temperatures, loads, and speeds.
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines.
Photodetectors, ultrafast lasers, energy sensors, and more.
A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: May 2020 Tech Briefs
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
This fast, flexible tool allows researchers to quickly compare and prioritize strategies for converting biomass to fuels and products.
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
Briefs: Wearables
Wearable Air Conditioning
This on-skin electronic device provides a personal air conditioner without electricity.
Bandages with integrated pH and temperature sensors, and electronically triggered drug release, improve healing.
Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
These “developable mechanisms” are built into the surfaces of structures.
A team used to making pollutant-detection systems is adapting their technologies to spot coronavirus.
White Papers: Medical
The Liquid Lens Evolution

Before liquid lenses, a user would have to design some type of mechanical focusing into their optical system, which meant having a device to raise and lower the optics to enable them to refocus on different heights...

A Berkeley Lab system provides a much more sensitive probe of the chemical state of battery electrodes, especially when the battery is operated under high capacity mode.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Accurate Measurements of Extremely Small Capacitance Values

Increasing range of required capacitance values on both high and low ends stipulates development of new measurement tools. Increasing operating frequency leads to a need of...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Automated Solutions for Head-Up Display Measurement

Head-up display (HUD) technology is one of the largest growth areas in the automotive market, and standard measurement criteria are rapidly being defined to ensure HUD visual performance...

Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Manufacturers are beginning to realize the same benefits by cloud-connecting their equipment and processes on the shop floor.
Products: Materials
New on the Market: April 2020
Vision-based 3D printing, network analyzers, particulate sensors, and more.
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.

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