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.

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Articles: Test & Measurement
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
This affordable, scalable sensor could be a vital tool in the fight against air pollution and its associated health risks.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensors could be used in medical applications such as neuroscience and metabolism processes.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The miniaturized detector mimics the process dogs use to detect cancer and other diseases by smell.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The portable lab-on-a-chip detects many contaminants in water supplies.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
See how makers of an automated truck wash system added a monitoring option for customers.
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rutgers researcher Xiaoran Fan developed a "HeadFi" method that uses ordinary headphones as sensors.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Battery analyzers, uninterruptible power supplies, adhesives, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
A smart temperature transmitter delivers measurements via Bluetooth.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2021

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Aerospace & Defense Technology and Tech Briefs, read about how advances in RF electronics are enabling new applications in space and ground...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Aerospace & Defense Sensing - April 2021

A microwave radiation sensor offers 100,000 times greater sensitivity...Nature-inspired sensors help autonomous machines to see better...New accelerometers aid the development of Electric Vertical...

Blog: Software
This year's winners included industrial-automation software, simulation tech, and digital storage oscilloscopes.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researcher are finding ways to estimate a target location when light gets deflected by a disordered structure.
Application Briefs: Energy
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Briefs: Wearables
Real-time health monitoring and sensing abilities of robots require soft electronics, but a challenge of using such materials lies in their reliability.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
INSIDER: Energy

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...

INSIDER: Imaging

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...

Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - February 2021

Sensors to search for ancient life on Mars...nano-thermometers that could revolutionize temperature measurement...a major advance in semiconductor testing. These are just a few of the technologies you'll...

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