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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.

Articles: Photonics/Optics
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Q&A: RF & Microwave Electronics
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
NASA Spinoff: Test & Measurement
A technique to assess astronauts’ balance recovery helps people assess their risk of falling.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
Products: Electronics & Computers
The SHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments operates at up to 8.5 GHz and can perform direct readout of superconducting and spin qubits.
Blog: Test & Measurement
A reader asks, "For AV testing, what are the respective role of simulation, closed course, and public road testing?"
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Accelerating Integration in Automated Test Systems

Defining an automated test system can be challenging. A test system architect's goal is to accelerate the test system design process and ensure that the system can be easily deployed and...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The response time of kinetic inductance bolometers can be greatly enhanced by electrothermal feedback for devices that are both sensitive and speedy.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
Facility Focus: Manufacturing & Prototyping
In 2020, the EPA marks 50 years of preparing for, responding to, preventing, and mitigating natural and manmade disasters.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
Briefs: Imaging
This system has a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
Q&A: Test & Measurement
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Briefs: Energy
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
See how Blue Joule developed and delivered the Mini Mount (MM) Gimbal to Johns Hopkins University.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Accelerometers, actuators, hexapods, and more.
Special Reports: RF & Microwave Electronics
Aerospace & Defense - October 2020

In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology, you'll learn about NASA's return to the moon with Apollo's twin sister Artemis, how autonomous...

NASA Spinoff: Aerospace
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
INSIDER: Design

The proliferation and miniaturization of electronics in devices, wearables, medical implants, and other applications has...

Blog: Software
The new approach could help pave the way for smaller battery packs and greater driving range in electric vehicles.
INSIDER Product: Test & Measurement

Machine Vision Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Canada) announced its new Falcon4-CLHS M4480 and M4400 cameras, based on the Teledyne e2v Lince 11.2M monochrome sensors. The...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultra-Sensitive Device Detects Magnetic Fields
The magnetic device is inexpensive to make, works on minimal power, and is 20 times more sensitive than many traditional devices.

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