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Instrumentation

Explore a range of technical briefs and articles on advanced instrumentation. Find the latest applications that design engineers are using to meet their design challenges.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Anyone who has watched steam billow up from a boiling kettle or seen ice crystals form on a wet window in winter has observed what scientists call a phase transition. Phase...

Products: Test & Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz, Columbia, MD, launches its new LCR meter family of high-performance general-purpose impedance testers covering a wide range of applications. With its supported frequency...

Articles: Materials
Epoxy and silicone compounds serve a critical role as adhesives in electronics.
Briefs: Materials
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
Blog: Medical
The future of computing is in fabrics, says Prof, Yoel Fink from MIT.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
How CSEM and its partners are using magnetic levitation to counter unwanted vibrations from components aboard satellites.
INSIDER: Data Acquisition

When thirsty residents of a permanent community on the Moon take a swig of fresh water brought in from the lunar south pole, they’ll be enjoying the benefits of a 30-pound spacecraft...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Inside every cellphone is a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an essential role in cellphone communication. Buffeted by...

Articles: Test & Measurement
Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
For the first time, a team has measured the volume of individual droplets smaller than 100 trillionths of a liter, with an uncertainty of less than 1%.
Products: Test & Measurement
Battery monitoring, flow meters, torque sensors, and more.
Special Reports: Manned Systems
Test & Measurement - February 2022

From space vehicles to the modern battlefield to the human body, test innovations are improving device and system reliability while speeding time to market. Read about the latest advances – including the...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Charger ICs, backup units, power supplies, and more.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Self-flying drones and autonomous taxis that can safely operate in fog may sound futuristic, but new research at Sandia National Laboratories’ fog facility is bringing the...

Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Opti-Scan inspection system can measure surfaces and edges in 3D.
Products: Test & Measurement
Fiber laser machinery, polishing pitch, beam collimators, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
With the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), mankind’s understanding of the universe — and its origins — will increase exponentially.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Microwave measurement receivers, oscilloscopes, longwave infrared cameras, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The "AOM" performs complex observations with ten observation modes and 175 strategies.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Better detection of microwave radiation will enable improved thermal imaging, electronic warfare, radio communications, and radar.
Briefs: Manned Systems
Applications include avionics, data storage, process control, reconfigurable manufacturing lines, and civil and structural engineering.
Briefs: Imaging
Holographic lenses render visible and infrared starlight into either a focused image or a spectrum.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
NASA's NEID tool delivered its first batch of data on the nearest and best-studied star, our Sun.
Briefs: AR/AI
Speakers such as Amazon Echo and Google Home can monitor regular and irregular heartbeats without physical contact.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
New lithium-ion batteries that can be charged in 10 to 15 minutes at a roadside charging station.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This is a novel remote sensing instrument with myriad applications.
Briefs: Power
The technology could help improve the reliability and performance of lithium-ion batteries.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Power supply ICs, temperature sensors, DC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Scientists are working to improve the image resolution of X-ray techniques.

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