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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.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a soft, stretchy skin patch that can be worn on the neck to continuously track blood pressure and...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
NVIS Measurement of Displays and Panel Graphics

For NVIS measurements, it is critical that the extremely high-intensity differences between the visible and near infrared spectral ranges are measured correctly (typically 380 to 930 nm). This...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
50% Faster Turbine Blade Inspection

Checking critical dimensions of complex, high-volume parts can be difficult and time consuming, particularly when it’s necessary to conduct checks on 100% of parts manufactured.

Special Reports: AR/AI
Smart Factory/IIoT - June 2021

Factories are getting "smarter" and more automated by the day, thanks to advances in AI, connectivity, controls, and sensors. In this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Sensor...

Articles: Transportation
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Products: Electronics & Computers
High-precision medical sensors, battery-cell mappers, signal conditioners, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Researchers at KU Leuven have succeeded for the first time in measuring brain waves directly via a cochlear implant.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Ultra-thin piezoresistive sensors can be used in both R&D and as embedded components to develop safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion battery technologies.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
MEMS sensors have been around for a long time, but requests from the market for new applications are driving upgrades in the technology.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The software could help reduce cost and waste for companies using additive manufacturing to mass-produce parts in factories.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The device uses load frames to test bonded structures in aerospace, automotive, defense, and energy storage applications.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The software automatically checks mission operations logs.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Mobile radar devices could replace standard stethoscopes.
Briefs: Medical
A smartphone, combined with nanoscale porous silicon, enables inexpensive, simple, home diagnostics.
Q&A: Data Acquisition
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
Technology Leaders: Connectivity
AI will only reach its full potential when it can be fed with a constant stream of data from a plentitude of diverse sources.
Briefs: Imaging
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Improving T/R Module Test Accuracy and Throughput

While phased arrays have been used in radar applications for decades, recent trends are driving the adoption into other applications such as electronic warfare, satellite systems, and even 5G...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Photonics/Optics
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
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.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Conductive cellulose, composites testing, and a light-emitting tattoo.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The miniaturized detector mimics the process dogs use to detect cancer and other diseases by smell.

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