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ESD Damage Nullifies Cost Savings
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2/23/2011   11 comments
Cutting costs is great until the unintended consequence rears its ugly head
Engineer applies creative cost recution
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2/17/2011   8 comments
An engineer tasked with shaving a few bucks off the production cost of a transponder unit solves a technical problem while cutting costs.
The case of the not-so-melodious motor
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2/17/2011   10 comments
A young engineer upstages an older co-worker while investigating the source of an ear-piercing tone in a disc drive test system.
Sometimes a minor spec can be a major feature
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2/16/2011   15 comments
Everything was fine, except for the 'correct' position. That's when things got challenging.


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Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
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Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).