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Articles: Electronics & Computers
Long-life Batteries for the IIoT
Choosing the right battery will save trouble and expense in the long run.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
3D Ultrasonic Sensors Support New Industrial Applications
These sensors will improve autonomous technologies in the industrial environment, like AGVs or forklifts.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New Products: September 2020 Sensor Technology
Safety-critical MEMS, absolute pressure sensors, thermal imaging cameras, and more.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Engineers 3D-Print Sensors Onto Moving Organs
Designed to assist in robotic surgeries, biomedical devices can be printed in and on the human body.
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) in Hyperspectral Imagers
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Product of the Month: September 2020 Tech Briefs
InnoSenT introduced the IMD-3000 radar system as an alternative to pushbutton switches.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Laser Technology Assesses Cancer Cells
Laser light induces ultrasonic vibrations in a sample that can be used to image cells, blood vessels, and tissues.
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Acoustic Monitoring of Laser Welds
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
In place of flat breadboards, 3D-printed CurveBoards enable easier testing of circuit design on electronics products.
This technology provides rapid results, improving hospital workflow and patient care.
This eye-on-a-chip can help treatment of dry eye disease.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Ultra-Sensitive Device Detects Magnetic Fields
The magnetic device is inexpensive to make, works on minimal power, and is 20 times more sensitive than many traditional devices.
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Clang! Robots Detect Objects By Sound
Carnegie Mellon researcher Lerrel Pinto wants to prove that sound can be a valuable asset for robots.
Deciding between edge computing and cloud computing? Make sure to consider these four major factors, says our industry expert.
Question of the Week: Aerospace
Will Rovers Find Life Below the Surface of Mars?

Our lead story today highlighted a hypothesis from astrophysicist Dimitra Atri. Atri believes that the sub-surface conditions of Mars could be home to organic molecules.

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Measuring Near-Infrared (NIR) Light Sources for Effective 3D Facial Recognition

Near-infrared (near-IR or NIR) light sources include LEDs and lasers, which enable quick, automated sensing applications such as facial recognition, gesture...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Considerations for Effective PXI Test System Matrix Maintenance

A goal of any manufacturing organization is to maximize the time that their test systems are operational. Switching systems, in particular, matrices, are central to most...

A reader asks: How can self-driving car manufacturers guarantee safety when snow, ice, or mud impair a vision system?
Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.

This 30-minute Webinar examines a proprietary shapeable desiccant that features remarkable compressive strength and can be shaped to fit into limited or complex...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Distributed Sensing Beyond Rayleigh Scattering Limits in Single and Multicore Fiber Waveguides

Optical fibers with enhanced scattering properties can provide distributed reflection signals beyond the limits set by Rayleigh scattering in...

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