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.

A technique to assess astronauts’ balance recovery helps people assess their risk of falling.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Product of the Month: November 2020 Tech Briefs
The SHFQA Quantum Analyzer from Zurich Instruments operates at up to 8.5 GHz and can perform direct readout of superconducting and spin qubits.
Purdue University innovators are taking cues from the spider to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
A reader asks, "For AV testing, what are the respective role of simulation, closed course, and public road testing?"
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Accelerating Integration in Automated Test Systems

Defining an automated test system can be challenging. A test system architect's goal is to accelerate the test system design process and ensure that the system can be easily deployed and...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Electromagnetic Fault Injection (EMFI) for Automotive Safety & Security Testing with the ChipSHOUTER

Electromagnetic fault injection (EMFI) can cause many of the faults listed in ISO26262-11 for digital devices. This fault injection can be...

Question of the Week: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Will We Someday 'Draw' Sensors On Our Skin?

A Tech Brief featured in our October issue showcases how University of Missouri researchers are creating pencil-drawn sensors. The engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create personal, health-monitoring devices.

A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
On-Demand Webinars: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Rotary Position Sensing for EV Powertrain Applications

This 30-minute Webinar examines a patented breakthrough sensor technology for electric vehicle (EV) traction motor applications. These rotary position sensors are an alternative...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Standardization for Automated-Vehicle Testing and Simulation

With an ever-increasing worldwide number of automated-vehicle developers comes the need for standards for physical and simulation testing. There currently are many global and regional endeavors to formulate AV testing standards, but the piecemeal nature of these efforts...

Tubing plugs, displacement measurements, CAM software, and more.
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Integrated Microchips for Electronic Skin
Fully integrated flexible electronics made of magnetic sensors and organic circuits open the path towards the development of electronic skin.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Drawing Electronics on Human Skin
People could monitor their own health conditions by picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin.
The software assesses the quality of parts in real time, without the need for expensive characterization equipment.
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Open Controllers Simplify Automation Systems
By consolidating tasks traditionally performed by multiple devices into a single, high-performing controller, manufacturers can improve operations.
Standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) connectors continue to be a great resource for quick prototypes and reference designs.
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
NASA's UAS traffic management expertise leads to advances in drone navigation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“One-Way” Electronic Devices
These non-reciprocal devices on a compact chip pave the way for applications from two-way wireless to quantum computing.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Products of Tomorrow: October 2020
Nanowire masks, underwater imaging, and tiny 3D-printed block that repair bone breaks.
This technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
This method integrates 3D plasmonic nanoarrays onto stickers that adhere to any surface.
This approach could engineer quantum materials atom-by-atom for new electronic, magnetic, and sensing applications.
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Wavy Surfaces for Better Light Control
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Accelerometers, actuators, hexapods, and more.

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