Browse extensive resources on the advances in Sensor and Test technologies. Find applications for smart sensor systems, data acquisition, transducers, detector systems plus the latest in advanced measuring instruments and monitoring systems, devices and instrumentation.

Podcasts: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Here's an Idea: RepelWrap
Learn how RepelWrap began, and how the material can fend off drug-resistant bacteria, from MRSA to coronaviruses.

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode...

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized...

A phenomenon first detected in the solar wind may help solve a long-standing mystery about the sun: why the solar atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
High-Speed Real Time Recording Systems

In today’s world of high-speed A/D converters operating in the gigahertz range, real-time signal recording has become a challenging task that requires specialized hardware and intelligent application...

A survey of over 170 experts assessed the opportunities and challenges that drones, robots, and autonomous systems could have for urban nature and green spaces.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Learn Why Eddy-Current Sensors Are Now Replacing Inductive Sensors and Switches

Particularly where pressure, dirt, oil and high temperatures are present, inductive sensors based on eddy currents from Micro-Epsilon are suitable for all...

Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers
Facility Focus: Stanford University School of Engineering
Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
The material, commonly found in house paint, can be used in a device to more efficiently process information.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Wearable Device Measures Cortisol in Sweat
This patch offers noninvasive and continuous monitoring of various biomarkers for a range of physiological conditions.
5 Ws: Sensors/Data Acquisition
5 Ws of the SoundWatch
The smartwatch app identifies sounds that a user is interested in and sends a friendly buzz and information about the sound.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Supercapacitor Based on Manganese Oxide
This supercapacitor promises storage, high power, and fast charging.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Products of Tomorrow: January 2021
A malaria-test "bandage"; underwater navigation via sound; and a biodegrading, implantable sensor.
Products: Motion Control
New on the Market: January 2021
Radar sensors, cameras, RF processing systems, and more.
The system turns faces into thermostats, providing more comfort with less energy.
This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.
The system enables measurement of active or passive microstrip line devices with DC probing capability.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Supercool Mini-Thermometer
Applications include monitoring the temperature of processor chips in superconductor-based quantum computers, which must stay cold to work properly.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Handheld Device Measures Cancer Biomarkers

Researchers have created the prototype for a handheld device to measure a biomarker for cancer. The device works much like the monitors that people with diabetes use to test their blood-sugar levels...

The device could reduce the need for painful biopsies by 50 percent.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Pill-Sized Heating Device for Diagnostic Testing
Combined with smartphone technology, the device becomes a portable system that can track, monitor, and diagnose infections.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Water-Powered Engines Offer Satellite Mobility
The technology could allow deep-space exploration without running out of propellant.
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Cameras Capture Asteroid Debris Retrieval
See how Space Dynamics Laboratory built the electronics for a three-camera suite onboard OSIRIS-REx.
This system provides low-cost monitoring for machine health with audio-based artificial intelligence.
Blog: RF & Microwave Electronics
A Better Sensor Detects Ice Build-Up, In Real Time
The sensor is able to detect ice formation far before you can see it occurring on a surface.
Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Could ‘Smellicopters’ Someday Support Search-and-Rescue?

Our second INSIDER story today highlights an innovative combination of autonomous drones and live moth antennae: The “Smellicopter.”

UW doctoral student Melanie Anderson explains how to make an autonomous 'Smellicopter' to navigate toward smells.
White Papers: Data Acquisition
Powering Ultra High-End Data Acquisition at Swabian Instruments

Swabian Instruments GmbH, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, was founded in 2016 by Helmut Fedder, Michael Schlagmüller, and Markus Wick as a spin-off from the Physics...

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