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RF & Microwave Electronics

The Next Generation of Mission-Critical Communications Infrastructure is Here

The critical role of spectrum superiority in the success of battlefield campaigns is evidenced by the enormous investments being made in electronic warfare (EW)...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Optical De-Multiplexing Method for QKD Encryption

Classical laser communication gimbals are coupled to 105um multimodal receiving fibers for the high-power transmission of data, fine pointing, and tracking. These fibers cannot be used in...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Materials for Next-Generation LED-Based Data Communications

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Three-Dimensional Electronic Flying Microchip

Engineers have added a new capability to electronic microchips: flight. About the size of a grain of sand, the new flying microchip (microflier) does not have a motor or engine. Instead, it...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Topological Control Capabilities for 5G Communications

A new research focusing on topological control capabilities in an integrated acoustic-electronic system at technologically relevant frequencies could pave the way for additional research...

Technical Innovation
Communications

WAVE Inductive Charging Purpose-Built for Large EVs

The largest all-electric transit bus fleet in the U.S. serves as a vivid example of commercial vehicles ditching diesel fill-ups. “WAVE’s wireless charging solution is...

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Electronic Skin Powered by Sweat Serves as Human-Machine Interface

Researchers have developed electronic skin (e-skin) that is applied directly on top of real skin. Made from soft, flexible rubber, it can be embedded with sensors that...

News
Test & Measurement

Homing in on STEM Innovation

Constraints are sometimes just new ways to open doors. High school senior Victor Cai (above), an 18-year-old from Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, learned this lesson working on a short-range, narrow-bandwidth...

The Navigator
Communications

Vehicle Connectivity Moves to the Next Generation

It’s been 35 years since moviegoers saw Michael Douglas standing on a beach, holding what looked like a brick to his ear, in the film Wall Street. In 1987, wireless mobile...

Articles
Test & Measurement

The Many Benefits of Smart IIoT Connected Factories

Automation can crumble, even when only one cog is loose, says Brad Walters from Monnit.

Briefs
Wearables

Computer Vision App for Monitoring Diabetes

The mobile phone app enables regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.

Briefs
Communications

Wirelessly Power Multiple Wearable Devices Using a Single Source

Researchers successfully demonstrated the use of the human body as a medium for transmitting and harvesting energy to power wearables.

Briefs
Energy

Charging Room System Provides Electricity Over the Air

In-wall capacitors power lights, phones, and laptops without wires.

R&D
Wearables

Wireless Device Monitors Bone Health

An ultra-thin wireless device grows to the surface of bone and could someday help physicians monitor bone health and healing over long periods.

Articles
Internet of Things

Products of Tomorrow

Breath-regulating garments, humidity sensors, thin-film antennas, and more.

Articles
Imaging

Vote for Tech Briefs Product of the Year 2021

These 12 products are the nominees for the 2021 Tech Briefs Readers’ Choice Product of the Year.

Briefs
Robotics, Automation & Control

Method Recharges an Electric Car as it Drives

This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Thin-Film, High-Frequency Antenna Array for Wireless Communications

The phased array antenna based on large-area electronics technology could enable many uses of emerging 5G and 6G wireless networks.

Technology Leaders
Communications

Optimizing Wireless Test Systems and Antennas for High-Speed Communication

Easy-to-use reverberation test systems (RTS) measure the performance of wireless devices and antennas.

Articles
Software

What Will 5G Do for the IoT/IIoT?

To find out about the impact of 5G mobile broadband service on the IoT/IIoT, I interviewed Jai Suri, Vice President, IoT and Blockchain Applications Development, Oracle, and Mike Anderson, Embedded Systems...

Articles
Green Design & Manufacturing

Energy Harvesting Can Enable 1 Trillion Battery-Free Sensors in the IoT

A tiny investment in system capital expenditures can lead to huge rewards in reduced capital and operating expenses.

Articles
Test & Measurement

Facing 5G New Radio (NR) Test Challenges

The use of CA, MIMO, and beamforming technologies will lead to more antennas and radio ports that need to be tested.

Briefs
Communications

Wireless, Wearable Transmitter

The wearable antenna bends, stretches, and compresses without compromising function.

Briefs
Wearables

Technology Enables Digital Communication Through Touch

The technology would enable transmission of information just by touching a surface.

Technology Leaders
Motion Control

Optimizing 5G Fiber Optic Filament Production

Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.

Articles
Manufacturing & Prototyping

Cloud-Connected, Battery-Based IoT Devices Last Years Longer

Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.

Application Briefs
Communications

Secure Wireless Communication System

pureLiFi has announced a new deal to supply the US Army Europe and Africa with Kitefin™, a next generation optical wireless communication system

Articles
Electronics & Computers

Connections for Control: Communications Interfaces for Position and Motion Sensors

Learn about widely used communications technologies for motion control.

Q&A
Transportation

Q&A: Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles

Dr. Burak Ozpineci is developing a system that charges electric vehicles while driving.