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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.

White Papers: Medical
Guide to IEC 60601-1, 3rd Edition, Amendment 2

Medical electrical equipment and systems standards are updated so often that it can be difficult for manufacturers to keep up with the latest amendments, ultimately impacting quality or delaying...

Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A researcher at MU College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is developing a smart mask that could monitor someone’s physiological status based on the nature of the person’s cough.
INSIDER: Wearables

A new material holds promise for the next generation of organic electronics.

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal healing.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Professor Mohammad Reza Abidian of the Cullen College of Engineering — foresees the future production of micro-scale organic electronics via multiphoton 3D printers.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Professor Karl Leo has been thinking about the realization of this component for more than 20 years, now it has become reality: His research group at the Institute for Applied...

White Papers: Power
Autoranging: Theory of Operation

Programmable DC power sources are an essential tool in product development and production testing. Functional test often requires submitting the device-under-test (DUT) to a wide range of operating...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Efficiently and Easily Test Fuel Cells

Fuel cells use hydrogen as fuel which combines with oxygen to produce electricity. The byproducts of the electricity process are heat and water. With zero emission of greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, use...

Blog: Medical
The stamp-sized ultrasound sticker technology produces higher-resolution images over a longer duration.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement Reference Guide

Rohde & Schwarz is a market-leading supplier in the mobile and wireless communications sector offering a comprehensive portfolio of Test and Measurement (T&M) instruments and systems for the...

White Papers: Energy
Using Bidirectional Programmable DC Power Supplies for Battery Testing

In today’s fast-paced world the need to create quicker, more mobile mechanical devices is steadily increasing. One primary method for doing this is to replace...

INSIDER: Software

We tend to take our sense of touch for granted in everyday settings, but it is vital for our ability to interact with our surroundings. Imagine reaching into the fridge to grab an egg for...

INSIDER: Motion Control

Two robotic arms — a fork in one hand, a knife in the other — flank a seated man, who sits in front of a table, with a piece of cake on a...

Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

Facility Focus: Information Technology

Columbia University is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia, is the...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The process predicts when and where microscopic cracks will occur before they become catastrophic.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.
Products: Design
Product of the Month: August 2022 Tech Briefs
Q&A: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya developed an artificial skin with a new type of processing system based on...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

An autonomous spacecraft exploring the far-flung regions of the universe descends through the atmosphere of a remote exoplanet. The vehicle, and the researchers who programmed...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Headphone Electroacoustic Measurements Application Note

However, you may call them, headphones, earphones, earbuds, headsets, etc. require a lot of testing before they end up with the end consumer. Also, due to the close coupling of...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
DieQua’s Standard Gearboxes Modified for any Application

Gearboxes are essential components for machines in practically every industry. They must comply with the environmental, safety, and production/efficiency regulations and standards...

Special Reports: Materials
Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

Special Reports: Propulsion
Space Technology - July 2022

Read about a novel approach to space mining, an advanced propulsion system for hypersonic flight to Mach 17, how digital technology is fueling a new space economy, and much more in this compendium of recent...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University took an all-terrain vehicle on wild rides through tall grass, loose gravel, and mud to gather data about how the ATV...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

A number of the engineers I’ve interviewed have taken their inspirations from nature. As one said to me, nature has been evolving and perfecting its designs over thousands of years — we should...

White Papers: Automotive
EV Battery Emulators Provide Realistic Conditions for Fast, Accurate Test Results

The battery is critical for all systems of an electric vehicle (EV) to function properly, but testing each component with a real battery can be impractical,...

INSIDER: Physical Sciences

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have discovered a physical phenomenon that is the basis for a new material that has 150% better thermal conductivity than conventional materials used in...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Imagine a more sustainable future, where cellphones, smartwatches, and other wearable devices don’t have to be shelved or discarded for a newer model. Instead, they could be upgraded with the...

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