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Military Targets Wearables, Bioelectrics
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11/20/2015   1 comment
Members of the Armed Forces may be the toughest consumers of all, especially when it comes to wearables. The demand for precision technology that isn’t clunky and has a long battery life far exceeds that of the traditional wearable market, and has defined DARPA investment in wearables.
EEs Report Highest Pay Increase Since 2008
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11/20/2015   Post a comment
The IEEE-USA's annual salary survey found that electrical and electronics engineers employed in communications continued to command the highest median salary.
A Therapy Session for Insecure IoT
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11/13/2015   2 comments
Call the doctor, burgeoning Internet of Things devices are having a crisis! During a panel discussion at ARM TechCon, industry experts discussed the challenges of securing millions of devices.
Measurement Computing Acquires Data Translation
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11/11/2015   9 comments
Longtime rivals in the data-acquisition field to merge, but keep both names.
Graphene-on-MEMS Makes Better Night-Vision Sensor
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11/6/2015   Post a comment
Graphene can be used to improve infrared vision systems so that they do not need the bulk and cost of cooling apparatus, according to a research paper published in Nano Letters.
Gas Sensors Penetrate Smartphones
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11/5/2015   3 comments
Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd. claims to have a 1-by-1 millimeter die that can sense any pollution gas, in a package small enough to fit inside any smartphone.
NASA Deep-Space mission challenges: Antennas to MIPS
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11/4/2015   1 comment
The New Horizons spacecraft and its voyage to Pluto is an excellent example of the challenges to electronic systems on a long journey in space. Here we look at the system designs and functionality as well as some of the difficulties an engineer would face in designing such systems.
Optical heart-rate measurement’s top 5 challenges
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11/2/2015   Post a comment
Before releasing your latest wearable into the world, be sure you’ve validated its heart-rate measurement function against these five challenges.
Micron Extreme NOR Flashes All
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10/30/2015   9 comments
Micron Technology has a new flash memory technology that it claims will replace all NOR flash architectures over the next few years.
Jitter & Noise Test Lab Opens in Silicon Valley
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10/27/2015   Post a comment
JitterLabs provides testing at its facility and can produce reports from your facility through its Web-based software.
Dell Packs Analytics in IoT Gateway
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10/23/2015   1 comment
At Dell World, the PC giant took a bigger step into the Internet of Things announcing a new IoT gateway with embedded analytics, initially for industrial automation and transit and a new custom IoT engineering team.
Fraunhofer Downsizes Lab Equipment
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10/16/2015   Post a comment
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft has 67 institutes across Germany each specializing in a different kind of applied technology with the Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS) Chemnitz Campus specializing in micro- and nano-miniaturizing devices.
Intel's Curie Powers Arduino
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10/16/2015   2 comments
Intel’s mini Internet of Things module, Curie, will power two forthcoming Arduino development boards. Arduino 101 and Genuino 101 are designed for entry-level makers and education environments.
Chip Sales Projected to Decline in 2015
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10/9/2015   Post a comment
Gartner revised its forecast, calling for chip sales to decline due to weakness in PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
5nm Test Lights Litho Path
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10/7/2015   5 comments
Test chips made in a 5nm process showed the value of pushing today’s 193-immersion and tomorrow’s extreme ultraviolet lithography systems to their limits, said researchers at Imec and Cadence.
AMD Cuts 5% of Global Employees
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10/1/2015   3 comments
Advanced Micro Devices has joined the list of large semiconductor companies handing out pink slips. A recently adopted restructuring plan to help improve poor fiscal results calls for a 5% reduction in the company’s global workforce.
GE Connects Industrial IoT
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9/30/2015   Post a comment
Connecting manufacturing and industry to the Internet is the next great frontier for OEM and manufacturer General Electric. The company showcased analytics platforms alongside hardware at an industrial Internet event.
After VW’s Dieselgate: 5 Questions for Carmakers
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9/28/2015   19 comments
Since the Volkswagen scandal first broke, we know a lot more about how Dieselgate started to unravel. We made a list of five automotive issues the recent scandal has exposed.
LTE-U, Wi-Fi Play Nice in Test
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9/28/2015   4 comments
Qualcomm wants to convince non-believers that LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) will be a good neighbor to Wi-Fi for next generation communications. Following debate about the realities of sharing spectrum, the chip giant discussed coexistence tests conducted at its San Diego lab.
T&M Seminars, Courses, and Events
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9/21/2015   Post a comment
It's September, and there are many course, seminars, and conferences coming up over the next few months. Here's an overview.
Picotest Named Keysight Solutions Partner
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
Picotest is not only ay Keysight Solutions Partner, but CEO Steve Sandler is also a Certified Keysight Expert.
Philips' Home Medicine Connects to Medical Records
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9/15/2015   1 comment
Royal Philips (The Netherlands) will unveil its HealthSuite Digital Platform and the apps it has developed to monitor a patients health and transmit that information to existing healthcare databases.
Smart Prosthetics to Learn Mind Reading
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9/11/2015   3 comments
Smart prosthetics, where the prostetic learns to read the human brain's signals instead of the human learning the prosthetic's signals, is the focus of a project sponsored by the directors of the European Union's Human Brain Project, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
Smart Inks Monitor Glucose
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9/10/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are working toward the holy grail of sensor technology – non-invasive glucose testing. A team at the school’s Jacobs School of Engineering developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose, to create temporary sensors.
DARPA Enlists Civilians to Secure U.S. Tech Lead
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9/10/2015   4 comments
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hosts a three-day conference called "Wait What?" (St. Louis, Mo.) for researchers in industry, academia and government to share ideas that will keep the U.S. ahead of the rest of the world in technology.
Nokia Shows Next-Gen Network
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9/9/2015   Post a comment
Nokia Networks announced a programmable 5G architecture for next-generation networks. Its 5G system will automatically adapt to legacy network’s separate parts to achieve lower latency and higher reliability.
Post-Silicon Tech Compared
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9/9/2015   4 comments
The Semiconductor Research Corporation is creating a joint benchmarking effort with Georgia Tech to guide post-silicon era electronics development at IBM, Intel, Freescale and Texas Instruments.
Green Gaming is Possible
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9/8/2015   17 comments
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has described how to save up to $18 billion annually by convincing gamers to make more energy efficient choices in their hardware without sacrificing high performance.
National Instruments Extends Push into Industrial IoT
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9/8/2015   Post a comment
NI has introduced new modular components to address industrial IoT needs, and is backing that up with education.
Audio Precision Releases LabVIEW DAQ Driver
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9/3/2015   Post a comment
The company known for its audio test & measurement equipment has updated it software driver for LabVIEW.
NIST Charts Course to Fault-Free Manufacturing
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9/3/2015   7 comments
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed a roadmap for applying prognostics and health management (PHM) to improve manufacturing productivity.
DesignCon Luminary Passes Suddenly
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9/2/2015   Post a comment
Last week, the signal-integrity community was left stunned when we heard about the death of Steve Weir.
SiC/GaN Poised for Power
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9/1/2015   6 comments
Power transistors consume less space while supplying more power when using silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) substrates over ordinary silicon wafers.
Keysight Expands Calibration, Asset Management Services
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8/31/2015   Post a comment
Keysight Technologies, Inc., has purchased Electroservices Enterprises Ltd, a U.K. company specializing in test equipment service and solutions.
Cellular, Wi-Fi Spar Over Spectrum
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8/28/2015   6 comments
Debate around spectrum sharing for next generation communications systems continues, following a recommendation by the industry group Wi-Fi Alliance to withhold certification of LTE-Unlicensed equipment. Licensed and unlicensed spectrum management is a critical concern ahead of an expected boom in data needs and connected devices by 2020.
Electrostatic Discharge Association Recharges Standards Documents
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8/28/2015   Post a comment
The EOS/ESD Association (ESDA) has revised four of its standards documents and is issuing a new report arguing that machine model for IC qualification be abandoned.
EUV Breaks Through to Angstrom
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8/27/2015   10 comments
A new type of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) microscope designed at the University of Colorado can take optical images with angstrom resolution.
Albany Research Hub Drives Collaboration
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8/24/2015   Post a comment
The College of Nanoscience and Engineering has grown from a physics department at the State University of New York’s Albany Polytechnic campus to the hub of research and development for New York state.
Google Loses Data: Who Says Lightning Never Strikes Twice?
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
In a four-strike incident, power to Google Compute Cloud disks in Ghislain, Belgium, gets interupted and data writes are lost.
Pause Forecast for CMOS Image Sensor Market
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8/20/2015   Post a comment
The CMOS image sensor market will continue to enjoy high annual growth rates until 2017 and 2018, when it will pause, according to IC Insights.
Josephson Junctions: Ballistic Discovery Reveals Graphene Supercurrent Potential
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Graphene has now been shown to have the ability to "bounce" electron waves, similar to how light waves reflect reflect off mirrors. This research could lead to more senstive magnetometers and voltmeters.
Natcore Takes Silver Out of Photovoltaics
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8/18/2015   Post a comment
Research company Natcore Technology claims its scientists have produced a low-cost all-back-contact silicon heterojunction photovoltaic structure in which silver has been completely eliminated, being replaced by aluminium.
Raspberry Pi Bundled with Matlab/Simulink
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8/17/2015   4 comments
Farnell element14 is listing a package that puts together MATLAB and Simulink Student Suite software with a complete starter kit of Raspberry Pi hardware.
Metamaterials Single-Out One Voice
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8/17/2015   2 comments
Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) has invented a metamaterial-based voice-locator system that can pick out an individual's voice even from a crowded, noisy room.
NIWeek: Flying Drones, Instrumented Bikes, Automated Guitars, & More
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8/11/2015   Post a comment
NI Week 2015 was a showcase of robotics. Here are some of the sights flying, rolling, and playing around Austin.
NI Week: Videos From Opening Day
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8/4/2015   Post a comment
NI Week opened today with a two-hour exhibit opening. Here's some of what we saw.
Google Street View Cars Test The Air
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7/31/2015   Post a comment
Environmental sensor firm Aclima has partnered with Google to test air quality in urban areas.
eBook Explains Faster In-System Flash Programming
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7/29/2015   1 comment
"Faster Flash Programming via FPGA and IJTAG" from ASSET Intertech shows you how to program FPGAs 50 to 1000 times faster.
Quantum Computing: Diode-like Breakthrough Surmounts Roadblock
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7/29/2015   1 comment
Quantum computers need a component like a diode, that only allows single photons to travel in one direction when their spin is up or down, which is just what researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute (Copenhagen) have recently invented.
Graphene Sensor Detects Nano Molecules
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7/28/2015   Post a comment
Teams from the Swiss University EPFL and the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona used graphene to improve upon infrared absorption spectroscopy for molecule detection.
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