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Sensors/Data Acquisition

2022 Create the Future Design Contest: Electronics/Sensors/IoT Winner - RF Fingerprinting for Industrial IoT Security

Some of the hardest to detect cyber-attacks are wireless, including man-in-the-middle attacks and rogue access points.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Boosting Operational Intelligence with AI

Although industrial factories and processing plants have long been automated, it remains vital for human decision-making to be involved in operations, sometimes to a great extent. Automation in...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Where is Sensor Technology Headed? Look in the Mirror

Sensor technology design and manufacturing demands continue to rise to the needs of our continuously connected world.

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Medical

How Miniaturized Liquid Flow Sensors Are Revolutionizing Subcutaneous Drug Delivery

The COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the push toward digitalization as well as patient-centric solutions in healthcare. The increasing demand for...

Briefs
Internet of Things

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...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Products of Tomorrow

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that innovation.

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Connectivity

Secure to the Core

One major concern for manufacturers is how safe and secure it is to open the OT network’s doors to the internet.

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Electronics & Computers

Metal-Plastic Hybrid 3D Printing

This method prints 3D structures made of metal and plastic, paving the way for 3D electronics.

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Data Acquisition

Provisioning Smart Sensors for the IoT

The biggest challenge in the provisioning process: ensuring that a device and the connection to the network and server are secure.

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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.

Features
Medical

2022 Technology Trends: Digital Health Marks the Future of Medical Development

Going into 2022, remote monitoring, wearables, sensors, and other "mHealth" products are taking center stage.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Executive Roundtable: Sensing and IIoT

Four industry experts explore the future outlook for smart sensors and IIoT.

Features
Connectivity

Is Healthcare Ready to Pick Up the Pace in Cybersecurity?

Healthcare organizations face very difficult choices in balancing patient protection with financial demands.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Products of Tomorrow

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

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Connectivity

JADC2: Building the U.S. Military’s Internet of Things

The U.S. military's "Joint All Domain Command and Control" initiative wants to bring quick, seamless access to intelligence from any system in the battlefield.

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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.

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Test & Measurement

2021 Create the Future Design Contest: Electronics/Sensors/IoT Category Winner — Freetouch

Freetouch turns a smartphone into a touchscreen remote control.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

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.

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Software

Industrial Software Integrates With IT

Modern PLCs now include IT-capable software and communications protocols, empowering users to easily access edge-sourced data and integrate it with the enterprise.

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Photonics/Optics

Using Solar Technology to Power Smart Devices Indoors

An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.

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Electronics & Computers

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.

Technology Leaders
Data Acquisition

Innovative IoT Sensor Applications Pave the Way to the Future

Sensors play a pivotal role in solving critical business challenges.

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Electronics & Computers

Biodegradable Displays for Sustainable Electronics

Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.

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Nanotechnology

Carbon-Based Air Quality Sensor

This affordable, scalable sensor could be a vital tool in the fight against air pollution and its associated health risks.

Briefs
Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Building Big Data from Little Data

Edge computing, focused applications, and open connectivity let designers start with little data on their digital transformation journey.

News
Power

Powering the IoT Without Batteries Using Energy Harvesting

Ensuring that vehicles are reliably connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is only possible when every step of the IoT is itself robust. A vehicle-to-home-thermostat...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Industrial Connectivity with Single Pair Ethernet

Is "SPE" the future of industrial automation and automotive? It certainly has the potential, says Mike Anderson.