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.

Smart electric actuators not only enable fine position adjustments, but they also provide real-time feedback on the extent of those adjustments.
These 12 products are the nominees for the 2020 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.
On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Machine Vision for Industrial Inspection

Machine vision removes the physical contact between a test system and the parts being tested, preventing part damage and offering safety and operational benefits by reducing human involvement in a manufacturing process. Machine vision systems also easily inspect object details too small to be seen...

By jumpstarting electrons, a team at Washington University in St. Louis has developed sensors that can power themselves for more than a year.
The model analyzes three factors that drive infection risk: where people go in the course of a day; how long they linger; and how many other people are visiting the same place at the same time.
White Papers: Test & Measurement
Change is Right Around the Corner

The US EPA and CARB are finalizing new heavy-duty regulations that will usher in a period of unprecedented complexity, focused on engine efficiency, improvements in CO2 performance, fuel economy, reduction...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Spectrum Analyzer Fundamentals – Theory and Operation of Modern Spectrum Analyzers Primer

This primer examines the theory of state-of-the-art spectrum analysis and describes how modern spectrum analyzers are designed and how they work....

Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - November 2020

From the operating room to the assembly line, robots are changing the medical industry. Check out the latest advances and amazing applications in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Medical...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
This sensor makes it possible to ensure that such systems more closely mimic the function of real organs.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Learn about RIT's achievements in cybersecurity, imaging science, and personalized healthcare tech.
Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and heliophysics research.
The dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
COVID-19 Drives Data Acquisition & Analytics Evolution
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.
A smartwatch that tracks medication levels, a flexible LED, and NASA's "Micro-Organ" device platform.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Long-Range Wireless Sensor Network
The network is designed for remote, low-resource locations where power and communications infrastructure are scarce.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Special Reports: Medical
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Printable Light Sensors Can See Colors
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
The sensors can be built into the shells of aircraft, cars, or other machines.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lab-On-Chip Flow and Temperature Sensor
The sensor provides accurate and real-time measurement of flow rates and temperature in next-generation microfluidic instruments.
The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.
Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
New on the Market: November 2020
VOC sensors, panel-mount connectors, 3D printing cloud software, and more.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.

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