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Naptech Offers Free Calibrations for 5 Years
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4/21/2014   Post a comment
Just ship any repaired test equipment back once a year.
Bagels: Official Food of Test & Measurement
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4/18/2014   43 comments
A bagel is the perfect food to eat at your lab bench as long as you keep seeds from getting everywhere.
Power Week-in-Review: Wristband TE Generator & Solar Cell Efficiency Record
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4/17/2014   Post a comment
This week, a flexible band-shaped thermoelectric generator that can harvest body heat to power wearables, a solar cell conversion efficiency record using a silicon-based cell of practical size, a multi-topology DC/DC converter, and much more.
The Ampere, Redefined
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4/11/2014   23 comments
As the International Conference on Measures and Weights looks to agree on a new definition of the ampere, as one of the three basic dimensions of electricity, German researchers have devised a means to measure it.
DMM Shows Differences in Real, Fake & Good Substitute Apple Cables
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4/10/2014   2 comments
Tests show the invisible ways that knockoff cables are made, but name brand cable makers do a good job.
QuickLogic's Sensor Hub IDE & Dev Board Speeds Customization
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4/8/2014   Post a comment
The sensor hub IDE and development board support easy sensor bring-up, sensor algorithm development, and real-time board-level debug for quicker time-to-market.
New Saleae Logic Analyzer Family Combines Digital & Analog
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4/7/2014   18 comments
This new logic analyzer family from Saleae distinguishes itself from the original product line by incorporating analog measurement capabilities.
Power Week-in-Review: The Ampere Redefined & PV Power Plant in a Box
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4/3/2014   1 comment
This week, the venerable electrical base unit of current -- the ampere -- may be looking at a definition makeover, a portable solar plant for use in areas without electricity makes its debut, and the introduction of what is claimed as the industry's most efficient ultra-low-power boost regulator for photovoltaic and thermoelectric energy harvesting systems.
Toyota Underestimated 'Deadly' Risks
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4/1/2014   20 comments
A software expert whose testimony led to a guilty verdict against Toyota said in his keynote at EE Live! that the best assurance for preventing similar "deadly" outbreaks must be stronger, smarter oversight by federal regulators.
Top T&M News for April 1, 2014
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4/1/2014   4 comments
April 1 is traditionally a news day like no other, but some news from the test and measurement industry did appear.
How IBM Measured the Current Data Speed Record
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3/25/2014   5 comments
Speed records have no value unless they can be measured and verified.
5 New Products Not to Miss at EE Live!
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3/19/2014   3 comments
We've highlighted five new products that you shouldn't miss at EE Live! in April. Here's a quick tour of what's hot.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Challenged
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3/19/2014   3 comments
Even for Xiaomi, the box business hasn't exactly been a cakewalk. The Chinese company had to scramble for a modicum of cooperation from parts and components suppliers.
OFC: Test Equipment From the Bench to the Field
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3/18/2014   Post a comment
At the annual OFC conference and exhibition, you'll find test products ranging from simple optical power meters to the world's fastest oscilloscopes.
Exclusive: Xiaomi Unboxed
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3/18/2014   19 comments
China's Xiaomi Inc., with no prior experience in the CE business, has picked up where Sony, Motorola, and Nokia left off and has blazed a path to survival in today's cutthroat consumer market.
Oscilloscope Interfaces: Somebody Listened to Me
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3/12/2014   27 comments
Finally, a traditional oscilloscope maker has made an oscilloscope that works like a smartphone or tablet.
The Local Electronics Store
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3/11/2014   9 comments
Take a look at what you can find at a real electronics store.
Vote: 6 STEM Programs That Matter
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3/6/2014   10 comments
Help us determine who will win the STEM Impact Award. Voting is open today through March 17.
Radio Shack: Still Relevant for Neighborhood Engineers?
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3/4/2014   37 comments
Is the electronics retailer relevant as a local store? Where do you buy electronic parts?
Apple's iOS Codes Get Inside Car
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3/4/2014   15 comments
With CarPlay, Apple’s naked ambition to get inside the car has become more evident than ever before. So is the eagerness of carmakers to associate their cars with the popular smartphone platform -- at any cost.
See Test Equipment at EE Live! 2014
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3/3/2014   Post a comment
Every electronic component, subsystem, and system must be debugged, verified, and characterized. That means test equipment.
International Oscilloscope Week
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2/27/2014   11 comments
Oscilloscopes from three countries were announced this week. Here's a roundup.
Ford Invites Open-Source Community to Tinker Away
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2/27/2014   14 comments
Zachary Nelson, a recent MIT graduate and an engineer with Ford, will speak at EELive! and discuss how the Open XC and open-source platform could allow people with smartphones to connect with real-time vehicle data.
Mobile World Congress Has Test, Too
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2/25/2014   1 comment
The MWC isn't just about the latest mobile devices. It's about the equipment needed to make sure mobile gadgets work.
LTE Built-In GM Cars: No Smartphones Required
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2/25/2014   24 comments
Smartphones are no longer the only platform hotly pursued by cellular operators eager to boost their revenue. Now, it’s cars. GM has partnered with AT&T, and Qualcomm launched 20nm LTE-A chipset for automotive.
Power Week-in-Review: Fusion Breakthrough, Flexible Piezo Fabric & NASA Boosts EVs
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2/13/2014   1 comment
This week, scientists move one step closer to achieving fusion "ignition," a flexible energy harvesting fabric that delivers twice the power of other such textiles, NASA commits to power source development for EVs, and a MIPI-BIF-compliant fuel gauge IC.
Micriµm's µC/Probe Is an Amazingly Cool Tool
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2/10/2014   21 comments
Using uC/Probe, you can monitor and modify the values of any variable, any memory location, and any I/O port on the fly while your application is running.
What's a 6-in-1 Oscilloscope, Anyway?
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2/8/2014   14 comments
Tektronix is promoting a new 6-in-1 oscilloscope. Which 6 features do you think it will have?
DesignCon 2014: Test Equipment on Display
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2/5/2014   4 comments
As always, you can find the world's widest-bandwidth test equipment at DesignCon, but there's more.
Best-in-Test & Top Test Engineer Winners Announced
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
At DesignCon 2014, EDN announced the winners of the Best-in-Test products and the Test Engineer of the Year.
Agilent/Keysight Keeps Focus on Innovation
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2/3/2014   Post a comment
At DesignCon 2014, Siegfried Gross stressed that innovation is the key to success in the measurement business.
Power Week in Review: Formula 1 'Power Unit,' Implantable Energy Harvester & Programmable Controller
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1/30/2014   Post a comment
Highlights this week include the newly designed - and significantly "greener" - Formula One engine, an implantable energy harvester that could do away with the need for surgery to replace batteries in pacemakers etc., and a programmable power controller specifically designed for Information/Communications systems.
XPrize Challenges DesignCon Audience
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1/30/2014   1 comment
A keynote from the XPrize Foundation challenged DesignCon attendees to find a novel battery technology or a new approach to learning to read.
Yokogawa Expands Production in North America
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1/29/2014   Post a comment
The industrial automation and control equipment manufacturer is expanding production at its Newnan, Ga., facility and boosting its workforce in North America to more than 1,000 by next year.
Tektronix Acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs
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1/24/2014   2 comments
Move puts Tektronix in a stronger position against signal-integrity rivals.
Samsung SDI Climbing Onto China's EV Bandwagon
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1/23/2014   2 comments
Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. has signed a preliminary agreement to build an electric car battery factory in Xi'an, China, where Samsung Electronics is already building a multi-billion dollar fab for NAND flash memory chips.
Ametek Acquires Teseq
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1/21/2014   1 comment
With the acquisition, Teseq and its subsidiaries boost Ametek's coverage in EMC precompliance and compliance tests.
Power Week-in-Review: 'Superlens' Extends Wireless Power, Precision Power Scope & Free Battery Dev Code
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1/16/2014   4 comments
This week, a metamaterial "superlens" that extends the distance of magneto-inductive wireless power transfer, plus free lithium-battery development code, the industry's first precision power scope, and Vicor's first ChiP-based power modules.
Test Products 2014: Here They Come
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1/16/2014   4 comments
2014 has begun and, with it, new test products have made their appearance.
Tesla Recalls Overheating Chargers
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1/14/2014   19 comments
Tesla Motors announced on Tuesday that the company sold almost 6,900 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2013, bringing the total number of Model S's delivered worldwide during 2013 to 22,300.
CES Panel: Autonomous Cars Are 'Long Way Off'
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1/9/2014   11 comments
Acknowledging the "critical issue" of reconciling the average car's lifespan of seven years with the barely 18-month lifecycle of a CE device, an executive at BMW said: "I don't see any solution. We need your help."
The New T&M Company Name Is…
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1/7/2014   27 comments
The new electronic measurement company to split from Agilent Technologies will be called Keysight Techologies. Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe spoke with an executive of the new company.
Oscilloscopes, Sensors, Noise, and Football
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1/7/2014   Post a comment
Get the in-depth word on connecting sensors to oscilloscopes, measuring phase noise, measuring first downs, going beyond ADC specs, and designing instrument user interfaces.
CES Unveiled: Toys, Fitness, Surveillance & IoT
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1/7/2014   19 comments
From cleverly designed toys and wellness devices to alternative energy ideas and device virtualization software for the Internet of Things, International CES has got it.
LinkedIn Poll: Windows OS for Test
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1/2/2014   5 comments
Take our poll on which version of Windows you use for automated test.
13 Top Test Events of 2013
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12/26/2013   3 comments
Events, standards, openings, and the splitting of Agilent Technologies topped the list of significant moments in test for 2013.
Top 10 Test Products & More
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12/25/2013   4 comments
See the test entries in EDN's How 100 products of 2013, plus five honorable mentions.
11 Inexpensive Portable Test Tools
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12/24/2013   25 comments
Toy or test bench? For professional or tinkerer (or both)? Those are questions engineers have to ask when looking at these low-cost, portable test and measurement tools from 2013.
Tektronix Communications Acquires Newfield Wireless
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12/23/2013   2 comments
The network RAN software company complements TekTronix Communications' network monitoring business.
Slideshow: Long-Life Equipment
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12/17/2013   19 comments
Though some technologies seem to change every day, some live on for years and with good reason: New means unproven.
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