Test & Measurement

Measuring Instruments

Explore a range of technical briefs and articles digging deep into advanced measuring instruments and devices. Find the latest developments that design engineers are using to meet their design challenges.

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Special Reports: Aerospace
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Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2024

The world's first long‐range radio communications with an atomic quantum sensor…a sensor material 10x stronger than Kevlar…a microchip combining two Nobel Prize‐winning techniques to monitor...

Products: Semiconductors & ICs
See the product of the month: The IMS5420-TH white light interferometer from Micro-Epsilon. The IMS5420-TH can be used for undoped, doped, and highly doped SI wafers.
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Special Reports: Imaging
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Test & Measurement - February 2024

From advanced fighter aircraft to future fleets of driverless cars, innovative test technologies are enabling major performance, quality, and cost improvements. Read about these and other applications in a...

Quiz: Test & Measurement
One of the most widely used test instruments, the oscilloscope's primary function is to provide a graph of a signal’s voltage over time. Its applications include acoustic research, television-production engineering, and electronics design. So, how much do you know about oscilloscopes? Find out with this quiz.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Scientists from the Institute of Geophysics at ETH Zurich, working together with the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), have found an inexpensive method that enables accurate earthquake measurements even on the ocean floor and in less developed countries.
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INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Understanding how energy moves in materials is fundamental to the study of quantum phenomena, catalytic reactions, and complex proteins. Measuring how energy...

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Special Reports: Software
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ADAS/Connected Car - December 2023

In this compendium of popular articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Engineering magazines, see how advances in simulation, testing, lidar/sensors, displays,...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researcher are finding ways to estimate a target location when light gets deflected by a disordered structure.
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Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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RF & Microwave Electronics - October 2023

From the battlespace to outer space, RF electronics are at the heart of new mil/aero solutions. Read about the latest innovations in this compendium of articles from the editors of Aerospace &...

Special Reports: Materials
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Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - August 2023

New 3D printing technique is a game-changer for medical device testing…automated 3D scanning speeds part inspection…how to eliminate PCB static in medical electronics. Read about these...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The patch uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow to organs.
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Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
With the advent of lower-cost robots that are easier and cheaper to deploy, collaborative robots or cobots are finding new industrial and consumer applications.
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Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Automotive Test & Simulation - May 2023

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Tech Briefs magazines, learn about the latest simulation and test technologies for ADAS, autonomous vehicles, EV batteries,...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The University of Maine’s Wireless Sensor Networks laboratory has developed a novel method of using AI and machine learning to make monitoring soil moisture more energy and cost efficient.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
Engineers have developed a modeling and manufacturing technique that generates unique verification tools which simulate cracks in metals within X-ray setup part-testing geometries.
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Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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Optics & Photonics Innovations - April 2023

Demand for satellite communications bandwidth is quickly outstripping supply. The solution: optical, laser-based technologies. Read all about it – and other major photonics advances – in this...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Improving Accuracy of Battery Charge Measurement
The issue of battery usage inefficiency in EVs resulting from an inaccurate battery charge measurement may finally get resolved.
Special Reports: Automotive
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Test & Measurement - February 2023

From the racetrack to the battlefield to deep space missions, test innovations are improving device and system reliability while speeding time to market. Read about the latest advances – including the...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Thorough vehicle dynamics tests provide the data that will inform the final setup of the chassis and the characteristics of the control systems.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Discussing the basic design concepts of a UV-visible-NIR range microscope-spectrometer in several different configurations.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.
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Briefs: Motion Control
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device is 100 percent electrically controllable regarding the colors of light it absorbs, which gives it massive potential for widespread usability.
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Briefs: Wearables
Device detects pulse rate and blood oxygen saturation in real time.
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Special Reports: Test & Measurement
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ADAS/Connected Car - December 2022

In this compendium of articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Autonomous Vehicle Engineering magazines, see how advances in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, lidar and radar, and...

Articles: Energy
Battery packs, whether made of prismatic, cylindrical, or pouch cells, are cooled by common automotive thermal management systems.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
The integrated measuring system (IMS) has demonstrated notable cost savings and improved design efficiencies in linear motion automation applications.
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Products: Test & Measurement
See the new products on the market, including power inductors, vibration sensors, a field TV connector, and more.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow.
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