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.

Briefs: Medical

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

Products: Test & Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz, Columbia, MD, launches its new LCR meter family of high-performance general-purpose impedance testers covering a wide range of applications. With its supported frequency...

Special Reports: Sensors/Data Acquisition
RF & Microwave Electronics - May 2022

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 avionics systems,...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Understanding Phase Noise Measurement Techniques

The spectrum analyzer method is the oldest, most straightforward, and most widely used way to measure phase noise. Phase noise is specified as the noise power contained within a bandwidth of 1...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Fundamentals of DC Power Supplies - Interfaces, Safety and Arbitrary Functions

The growth in productivity has led to a dramatic improvement in the quality of our lives over the last few decades. Being able to produce more with fewer...

Products: Test & Measurement
Modular robot platforms, automated crane systems, motion smoothing, and more.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Epoxy and silicone compounds serve a critical role as adhesives in electronics.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-performance laser trackers, gimbal motors, air-quality sensors, and more.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A reversible polymer changes color when it senses a material is about to fail.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A new suite helps Ada developers build safe, secure software as well as meet internal security and quality procedures.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Many presses continue using inefficient and unreliable hydraulic pumps.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging technique measures temperature in 2D.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
The advance could accelerate engineers’ design process by eliminating the need to solve complex equations.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Establishing Bioburden Alert and Action Levels

Most national and international standards regarding bioburden, sterilization, or environmental testing refer to establishing alert and action levels to assist in demonstrating continued control...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Zero Volt Operation with an Electronic Load

Due to the so-called RDS-ON of field effect transistors, electronic loads have a specific and unavoidable minimum internal resistance which causes a certain minimum DC input voltage in order for...

Blog: Electronics & Computers
The future of computing is in fabrics, says Prof, Yoel Fink from MIT.
White Papers: Aerospace
Temperature Control for Vacuum Chamber Testing in Aerospace & Defense

With more private companies, start-ups, corporations, and emerging countries joining the space race, the need for testing equipment, including environmental simulations in...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement

You know the basics of electrical power measurements, have set up your dyno, and made key measurements – which is great. But as your motor and drive projects progress, the complexities of system...

Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
How CSEM and its partners are using magnetic levitation to counter unwanted vibrations from components aboard satellites.
INSIDER: Internet of Things

The largest ever simulation of its kind, modeled on the Texas power grid, concluded that consumers stand to save about 15 percent on their annual electric bills by partnering with...

White Papers: RF & Microwave Electronics
Receiver Testing - Why Test Signal Quality Matters

This educational note provides performance parameters to consider when evaluating signal generators for your receiver testing in order to ensure that the signal generator provides a level of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

When thirsty residents of a permanent community on the Moon take a swig of fresh water brought in from the lunar south pole, they’ll be enjoying the benefits of a 30-pound spacecraft...

INSIDER: Imaging

Inside every cellphone is a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an essential role in cellphone communication. Buffeted by...

Technology Leaders: Semiconductors & ICs
InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Design of miniature optical systems could lead to future cell phones that can detect viruses and more.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
For the first time, a team has measured the volume of individual droplets smaller than 100 trillionths of a liter, with an uncertainty of less than 1%.