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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.

Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2021

New diamond super-material enhances military aircraft survivability…a gold film gives robots “chameleon skin”…shape-shifting nanomaterial offers exciting biotech...

Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Carbon-Based Air Quality Sensor
This affordable, scalable sensor could be a vital tool in the fight against air pollution and its associated health risks.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultra-Sensitive Flow Microsensors
The sensors could be used in medical applications such as neuroscience and metabolism processes.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor

Innovators have developed an RFID-based system for sensing the angular position of rotating systems. The RFID-Based Rotary Position Sensor can be used as a position/orientation sensor or implemented in a...

Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: May 2021
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Secrets to Efficiently Sustaining Your Automated Test System

When designing a test system, it is important to plan for problems. The reason is simple. If a test system goes down, your product line loses revenue. This 60-minute Webinar discusses how a well-designed test system – and strategy – can get a system up quickly when a...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
EMI Debugging at Board Level

EMI radiation and crosstalk caused by poor shielding can lead to signal quality and performance degradation in electronic RF devices. To minimize the overall EMI of electronic devices, local radiation sources on...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Principles of Lock-In Detection

Lock-in amplifiers were invented in the 1930s and commercialized in the mid-20th century as electrical instruments capable of extracting signal amplitudes and phases in extremely noisy environments. They...

Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: April 2021
Displacement sensors, metal 3D printers, shielding materials, and more.
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Plenoptic Camera
This camera enables multi-spectral imaging for metrology.
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Medical Manufacturing & Outsourcing - April 2021

How 3D printing is transforming the medical industry...adapting to the manufacturing challenges of COVID-19...improving quality and reliability in PCB production. These are just a few of the...

Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
Smart Stent Detects Narrowing of Arteries
The stent monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery.
White Papers: Motion Control
Selecting a Pneumatic Linear Slide

Given the variety and versatility of pneumatic linear slides, it's often difficult to pick the best one for the job. So how do you decide which model to best use for your application? In this paper, you...

Blog: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Readers Select 2020 Products of the Year
This year's winners included industrial-automation software, simulation tech, and digital storage oscilloscopes.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
How V2X is Changing Automotive Design

A key technology in automotive evolution, Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) allows automobiles to directly connect with each other, roadside infrastructure, and pedestrians to deliver benefits ranging from...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
White Paper: IVT vs. V-Roller

Historically, one of the more commonly used linear guidance systems has been cam rollers of V-profile running on separate steel rails fastened to a structure. In recent years, PBC Linear has introduced another...

Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Optimal Information About the Invisible
Researcher are finding ways to estimate a target location when light gets deflected by a disordered structure.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: March 2021 Sensor Technology
Rain detectors, beacons, flow meters, and more.
With new vehicles, automotive manufacturers will need to closely monitor the current flowing to the motor.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Prototype Fuel Gauge for Orbit
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
Equipment designers can simplify design efforts and adjust controller platforms as needed when they standardize on electronic input/output products.
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.

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