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Opinion: If you're seeking test system flexibility, modular instrumentation isn't the only way to go
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12/16/2003   Post a comment
Many EEs feel that test-and-measurement flexibility is best achieved with modular instruments, But, they're only one of many ways to reach the goal. Grant Drenkow, Solutions Planner at Agilent Technologies's Test and Measurement Group explains why he believes there are tradeoffs.
In bidding our readers farewell, we welcome you to share in a new beginning
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12/15/2003   Post a comment
The pace of change that governs the electronics industry measures out new business models and corporate strategies with the regularity of a metronome. Intel is a communications company. Microsoft is in the hardware business. Motorola, very soon at least, will no longer have an in-house semiconductor arm. These would have been dismissed as fanciful musings just a few years ago, yet today they are a market reality. In part this is because the underlying technology that drives the industry evolves
Spielberg had it right
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12/8/2003   Post a comment
Spiders and other creepy crawly things: Why does life resemble science fiction? Judging from the emails it generated, Steve Ohr's November Planet Analog editorial made a lot of people nervous. You can compile your own list worrisome threats; start here:
Readers respond to "Going Pro"
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12/5/2003   Post a comment
Readers respond to an article, "Going Pro" by editor Michael Barr, which asks why engineers aren't viewed as professionals.


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