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The Basics of the CE Marking, Continued
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4/27/2015   Post a comment
Products that fall under a CE marking Directive cannot be imported into the EU unless they show the CE marking, which is simply a manufacturer's self-declaration that the product complies with the relevant European legislation.
Make Field-oriented Motor Control Affordable
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4/24/2015   1 comment
Shaft sensors and their wiring make field-oriented motor control pricey, but sensorless alternatives are available.
Why Connect Cars?
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4/24/2015   7 comments
EE Times will host a radio show on "Why Connect a Car?" at 1:00p.m. eastern, May 11.
Basic University Research Key to Industry Progress
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4/24/2015   1 comment
A basic, precompetitive research base is required to continue to advancement of the semiconductor industry, says SRC president.
MEMS Seeks its Moore’s Law
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4/24/2015   Post a comment
MEMS provide an alternative route to scaling technology beyond Moore’s Law that could have benefits in markets such as the Internet of Things.
Friday Quiz: EMI and EMC
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4/24/2015   2 comments
EDN's Designer's Guide to Electromagnetic Compatibility, written by Bill Kimmel and Daryl Gerke, provides many tips for minimizing emissions and immunity. It's also a great source for quiz questions.
Electricity, Energy and Global Warming By the Numbers, Part 2
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4/23/2015   6 comments
Numerous factors contribute to climate change. In Part 2, we explore remedies, and the merits of each.
Minimizing Standby Power Consumption
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4/23/2015   Post a comment
AC/DC adaptors spend most of their life plugged into a wall socket with no external loading. It has long been recognized that the cumulative effects of millions of adaptors tax the power grid and have a significant impact on the environment.
“Booting Up” California Computer Efficiency Standard
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4/22/2015   Post a comment
In March, the California Energy Commission (CEC) published their proposed minimum energy efficiency requirements for computers and displays.
Medical Device Implants: Wireless Charging Makes Sense
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4/22/2015   1 comment
Wireless charging may be ideal for medical devices.
Electricity, Energy, and Global Warming By the Numbers, Part 1
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4/22/2015   23 comments
Measurement data shows a correlation between carbon dioxide emissions and a rise in temperatures. We will review the problem, by the numbers, and in Part 2 discuss possible solutions and their merits.
Remove the Moore's Law Blinders
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4/21/2015   2 comments
The best is yet to come as new materials, logic architectures and software portend to deliver performance gains far beyond Moore’s Law scaling limits.
Top 10 3D Printing Projects on Kickstarter
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4/21/2015   Post a comment
3D printing has captured the hearts, and pocketbooks, of technologists all over the world. Here are some Kickerstarter success stories.
Channel Consolidation & Conflict: Back to the Future!
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
The fear and conflict once part of ordinary business in the distribution channel emerges as commonplace in the manufacturing rep community today.
Resistive RAM Memory is Finally Here
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4/20/2015   3 comments
Resistive RAM's low power consumption and small cell area make it a no-brainer for non-volatile memory.
Moore’s Law Demise: Maybe It's a Good Thing
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
The efforts we put into making Moore’s Law happen from year to year might better redirected with solving other problems and challenges in electronics.
The GaN Era Approaches
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
Gallium nitride possesses many characteristics that will allow production of power transistors that outperform silicon devices.
Moore’s Law @50 in the News
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4/20/2015   2 comments
Here’s a sampler of some of the best of the reports that marked the official anniversary of Moore’s Law on Sunday, April 19.
When Blueprints Were Really Blue: Is Engineering Becoming Less Satisfying?
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4/20/2015   6 comments
Back then, working as a professional EE was like being a home hobbyist on steroids. Much of what we did, at least on the hardware side, wasn't too far removed from what you might do tinkering at home in your garage.
The Basics of the CE Marking
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
Products that fall under a CE marking Directive cannot be imported into the EU unless they show the CE marking, which is simply a manufacturer's self-declaration that the product complies with the relevant European legislation.
Qualcomm to Leverage Monolithic 3D for Smartphones
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4/17/2015   23 comments
Qualcomm is looking to leverage Monolithic 3D IC technology to win market share in the 8 billion dollar smart phone market.
Friday Quiz: Power Circuits & Measurements
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Learn from power-integrity expert Steve Sandler through his thoughtful questions on measurements.
Vision for Machinery Becoming More Affordable
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Machines that can see and act on that information are fitting into more applications, thanks in part to the Internet of Things.
Tiny Pacemaker for Tiny People
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Micropacemaker is but another example of the how the trend of miniaturization is gaining momentum in healthcare.
Five Fascinating Power Facts About Supercomputers
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4/17/2015   1 comment
Supercomputers do more than predict the weather, model nuclear reactions and help develop new drugs.
How Tesla Disrupts Infotainment Supply Chain
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4/16/2015   Post a comment
Automaker Tesla moves away from Tier-One designers on infotainment and does its own design work.
Improving Touchscreen Products Using Silver Nanowire Conductors
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4/15/2015   Post a comment
The use of silver nanowires is cost-effectively accelerating the transition to next-generation flexible and wearable devices and -- beyond that -- to products we can only imagine.
FPGA-Based NVM Express Flash Storage Cards in the Data Center
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4/15/2015   Post a comment
The advent of FPGA-based flash storage cards enables data centers to customize their solution for maximum performance, storage capacity, and flash durability.
Con Min Compliance No Easy Task, But Doable
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4/15/2015   Post a comment
The trading of illegal minerals to finance conflicts, particularly in central Africa, is an ongoing concern for us all. However, meeting the demands of the Dodd-Frank Act has proven easier said than done.
Would MediaTek Dare Take on Intel in PC Business?
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4/15/2015   Post a comment
MediaTek, the world’s third-largest chip designer, is rumored to take on Intel in the PC business this year.
Shining Spotlight on Graphene’s Lightbulb Moment
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4/15/2015   2 comments
Claims that graphene may be available soon in more efficient bulbs delights and puzzles technologists in equal measure.
Moore from the Archives
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4/14/2015   1 comment
Moore's law at age 50 continues to be viable but for how long? Here's a look into EE Time's archives, including a link to what Gordon Moore thought of his own law's chances for longevity.
Hands On at an Instrument Workshop
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4/14/2015   9 comments
Test & Measurement editor Martin Rowe attended a Core Bench Workshop sponsored by Keysight Technologies on April 1, 2015
Software Testing Needs More Automation
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4/13/2015   1 comment
As software and hackers get more sophisticated, QA testing will gain importance. That will require more software QA engineers and more test automation. Software QA budgets are on the rise.
LED Luminaire Design Change May Hamper Repairability
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4/13/2015   19 comments
Separating the AC/DC driver from the LED load in a lamp fixture brings new freedom in design, but also may greatly reduce the possibility of repairing the unit many years later.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is In Short Supply
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4/13/2015   1 comment
Samsung's mobile chief warned its flashy Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone will be in short supply at launch due to manufacturing difficulties.
Capture the Waveform You Want & Skip the Rest
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4/12/2015   Post a comment
With these handy hints, you can use an oscilloscope to measure what you want and ignore the rest.
Friday Quiz: Near-Field Communications
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4/10/2015   Post a comment
NFC lets devices exchange data for short distances. Test your knowledge of its technology.
IIoT Ecosystem Beginning to Emerge
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4/9/2015   Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) application deployment in industry is lagging expectations, as engineers deal with the networking and software complexities of serving field data to multiple applications and clients.
Samsung Delivers Its 14 nm
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4/9/2015   9 comments
How makers' marks on Samsung's Exynos 7420 reveals that Intel’s lead is shrinking.
More About TI at APEC
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4/9/2015   Post a comment
A zero standby power chipset with up to 75W and no opto-coupler needed is a droolworthy innovation at this year's from APEC.
Characterize GaN Power Devices
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4/8/2015   Post a comment
Waveform measurements let you see the differences between GaN and silicon FETs.
FPGA Prototyping of System-on-Chip (SoC) Designs
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4/8/2015   1 comment
The need for a complete prototyping platform for any design size at any design stage with enterprise-wide access, anytime, anywhere.
Hire Smart, Fire Faster
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4/7/2015   2 comments
Develop tactics for avoiding a bozo explosion in the fragile startup workforce.
Automating IP Handling in a Multi-Source World
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
The key is to be able to easily import IP content and constraints in a way that delivers both the best timing and area QoR with P&R compatibility downstream and optimum automation.
Compare These 7 Data-Acquisition Systems
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
Take a look at seven data-acquisition systems that can accept sensors directly, with no external signal conditioning. See how they compare for specs and price.
Why EDA Invests in IP
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4/7/2015   1 comment
Collaboration between EDA and IP sectors can open up new opportunities in design, argues an executive from Sonics.
April 4: The First Telephone Installation
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4/6/2015   18 comments
The first permanent telephone installation was completed on April 4, 1878 between the Alexander Graham Bell's Boston lab and the home of Charles Williams.
Audi's New Controller Will Pave the Way for Autonomous Driving
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4/6/2015   1 comment
Audi AG took a big step forward in autonomous driving technology last week, announcing that it will go to production with a “piloted” driving controller about the size of a tablet computer.
Will H-1B Visas Kill Jobs or Ensure Survival of the Fittest?
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4/6/2015   15 comments
As the annual scramble for H-1B visas begins anew last week, the debate over the viability of the program is heating up again.
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