Sensors & Test

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.

This 30-minute Webinar examines a proprietary shapeable desiccant that features remarkable compressive strength and can be shaped to fit into limited or complex...

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Method Measures Temperature Within 3D Objects

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

Products: Motion Control
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
The device brings lithium metal batteries one step closer to commercial viability.
Articles: Transportation
Venting for EV Battery Packs
Cell chemistries, thermal dynamics, vehicle packaging, and even weather present challenges for optimizing electric vehicle battery functional safety.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New Products: August 2020 Battery Technology
Power switches, battery pack adhesives, supercapacitor modules, and more...
Products: Internet of Things
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Portable Tool Analyzes Microbes in the Environment
This device could be used to find threats to ecosystems.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: August 2020
A neural stimulator, a battery testing device, and a strain sensor.
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Automated Diagnostic Kiosk
This kiosk provides an accessible and affordable method for rapid, one-stop diagnostics to reduce time to treatment.
The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body.
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Nanosensors for Real-Time Plant Health Monitoring
This approach allows scientists to study the communication within plants, providing valuable insights to improve crop yields.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Tracking Lab-Grown Tissue with Light
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Valve Leakage Detection in Industrial Pumps

As an integral part of onshore and offshore drilling, mud pumps circulate drilling fluids to facilitate drilling oil and natural gas wells. Mud pumps stabilize pressure and support the well during...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wearable Strain Sensor Using Light Transmittance
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D-Printed Glucose Biosensors
These biosensors could lead to improved glucose monitors for millions of people who suffer from diabetes.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Wraparound Sensors
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
PCIe Simulation Speed-Up Using Mentor QVIP with PLDA PCIe Controller for DMA Applications

This paper discusses how verification engineers can use Mentor’s Questa Verification IP (QVIP) to improve productivity during the functional...

White Papers: Defense
Understanding Key Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer Specifications

Spectrum analyzers are the fundamental instrument used by RF engineers to measure individual signals across a defined frequency band. They capture and display wanted and unwanted...

The Perseverance rover has an almost human-like way of keeping its lenses clean.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
The Right X-Ray Solutions for Medical Components, Assemblies and Devices

Manufacturers in the medical device sector face quality and process control challenges. Medical device components frequently need to be inspected without being...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understand Radar Signals with Real-Time Analysis

The transient nature of radar pulses combined with modern pulse compression schemes often demand carefully designed test setups. This Primer will cover measurements methods, choosing your...

Just as a meter stick with hundreds of tick marks can be used to measure distances with great precision, a device known as a laser frequency comb, with its...

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

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