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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   6 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   1 comment
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.
Keysight, IEEE Make Wireless Papers Available at No Cost
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7/27/2015   Post a comment
IEEE Communications Society and Keysight Technologies let you download papers on 5G and small-cell technologies at no cost.
Neutron Measurements Help Find Plutonium’s "Missing" Magnetism
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7/20/2015   Post a comment
The discovery promises to open up opportunities to advance a variety of applications in materials, energy and computing sciences.
Bell Labs Bucks Short-Term Research Trend
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7/15/2015   Post a comment
Solving networking problems is both an immediate and long-term goal for Bell Labs, as well as an interesting insight into its research strategy. While some legacy laboratories favor 2- or 3-year projects, Bell Labs emphasizes longer-term research.
Millimeter Waves Hitch a Ride
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7/14/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are studying how technologies using millimeter wave frequencies could be modified for cars.
In Search of 3D Printed Fiber Optics
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7/9/2015   Post a comment
3D printing of optical fibers could lead to new products for imaging and telecommunications, but only after years of testing.
Bell Labs Plugs in to the Network
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7/9/2015   Post a comment
The famed Bell Labs is not dead, President Marcus Weldon said. While some may think the multi-Nobel Prize winning research institute has fallen from glory in the past few years, the Alcatel-Lucent facility has kicked networking research into high gear.
Metrawatt Acquires UK Safety Testing Specialist Seaward Group
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7/8/2015   Post a comment
Seaward will become part of the GMC Instrumentation Division, a group of separate specialist T&M manufacturing businesses based in Germany, Switzerland and the USA and with a global international sales network.
Crash Test Dummy Tenses Up Before Impact
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7/8/2015   1 comment
Toyota adds posture simulation to its virtual THUMS (Total Human Model for Safety) crash test dummy, making it possible to simulate different body postures during subsequent phases of a collision.
Samsung Boosts Batteries with Graphene
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7/6/2015   Post a comment
Researchers from Samsung’s Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), the company’s R&D hub, have found a way to extend lithium-ion battery life using silicon and graphene. The carbide-free graphene combats expansion to increase battery life by 1.8x over conventional lithium-ion batteries.
DesignCon 2016 Abstract Deadline Extended
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
You now have until Wednesday, July 8 so get your abstract in right away.
IBM Makes Lake George World's Smartest Lake
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
Over 60 researchers, including ones from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic, are turning Lake George into a sea of sensors.
Intel President, Execs Step Down
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7/2/2015   11 comments
Intel President Renée James is among several top executives who announced plans to resign from the chip giant. Three other executives from various divisions will also leave the company.
High-Speed Converters Aid Record Terabit Field Trial
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7/2/2015   Post a comment
Ultra high-speed digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital converters from Socionext Inc. (Yokohama, Japan) have been used in communications field trial that achieved 38.4Tbps over 762 kilometers of optical fiber.
Keysight Technologies Set to Acquire Anite
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6/19/2015   Post a comment
Acquisition would place Keysight in top position for wireless test.
ACE Awards Finalists Recognized for Innovation in Electronics
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6/18/2015   Post a comment
Winners to be announced at the Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley; ACE Lifetime Achievement to celebrate Linear Technology's Bob Swanson and Bob Dobkin.
TI Offers Wearable Evaluation Kit
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6/11/2015   Post a comment
Texas Instrument's (TI's) digital light processing (DLP) LightCrafter Display 4710 evaluation module (EVM) allows engineers to assess its smallest 1080p .47-inch tilt and roll pixel (TRP) array for wearables and other small electronic devices like screenless TVs and pico-projectors.
Free Service Compares Devices
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6/8/2015   4 comments
The General Purpose Input/Output free service for engineers tests in their independent lab, and compares, all the integrated circuits (ICs) in specific categories, then posts results online, which often differ sharply from those published in the manufacturers specification sheet.
Learn EMC, Safety, and RF from Washington Labs
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Washington Labs, testing house located in Maryland, offers a series of webinars for engineers interested on EMC, RF, and safety compliance.
Google Gestures at 60 GHz
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5/29/2015   3 comments
Google unveiled a radar-on-chip for fine gesture control with the goal of expanding increasingly small screens and interfaces. While the radar technology isn’t yet authorized by the FCC, Google’s ATAP team wants to fine tune its Soli chip for wearables.
Single-Molecule Diode Technique Targets Made for Nanoscale
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5/27/2015   Post a comment
Researchers at Columbia University in New York City reported that they have created a single-molecule diode for nanoscale devices.
EAG Adds IC Analytical Tools
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5/18/2015   Post a comment
The company that specializes in failure analysis and testing has invested in new IR emission microscopes, scanning acoustic microscopy, and decapsulation tools.
ESC Boston: The Serial Port Lives
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5/11/2015   18 comments
The classic, easy-to-implement serial port is still widely used, especially in industrial embedded computers.
Rocket Fuels Student Space Dreams
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4/17/2015   2 comments
Boston students hope to break records by launching a homegrown rocket into space, one of many projects sponsored by the non-profit Mavericks.
Moore’s Law Hits Middle Age
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4/14/2015   6 comments
Top technologists from Intel, IBM and TSMC who helped drive Moore’s Law forward share their stories and opinions on its 50th anniversary.
Energy Harvesters Power Wearables
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4/13/2015   1 comment
Researchers at North Carolina State University are developing nanotechnology-enabled energy harvesting and storage for ultra-low power sensors. The federally-funded research aims to create battery-free, body-powered wearable health monitors.
Sony Tips Billion-Dollar Capex for Stacked Image Sensors
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4/9/2015   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has announced an additional $375 million of spending planned for the 2015 fiscal year to further increase its ability to manufacture stacked CMOS image sensors.
IC Insights Halves Sensor Growth Forecast
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4/7/2015   Post a comment
Market research firm IC Insights Inc. has more than halved the growth it expects to see in the sensors and actuators semiconductor category during 2015 and 2016.
OFC: Facebook Engineer Wants Silicon Photonics Now
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3/30/2015   Post a comment
At the annual panel session for editors and analysts, an engineer from Facebook pushed engineers from suppliers to lower costs while at the same time increasing data rates.
OFC: Transceiver Module Spec Prevents Mismatching
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3/26/2015   Post a comment
A keyed CDFP optical module prevents cables from being plugged into the wrong receptacle.
Free Online Class Teaches Analog Design
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3/25/2015   Post a comment
A new online classroom from TI provides training and hands-on experience in analog design.
OFC: Networks Cost Too Much
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3/25/2015   9 comments
At OFC 2015, Pradeep Sindhu of Juniper Networks told attendees that networks must change to a lower-cost business model.
Tektronix Returns to the High-speed Oscilloscope Game
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3/24/2015   Post a comment
With the introduction of the DPO7000SX, Tektronix gets back in the oscilloscope bandwidth race, quelling speculation the the company was lagging behind competitors.
A New Kilogram Standard Made of Silicon?
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3/23/2015   Post a comment
For years, scientists around the globe pondered how a new definition for the kilogram could look like a definition less prone to aging and impermanence than the current standard kilogram, a small cylinder made of an alloy of platinum and iridium. The German institute for metrology PTB now claims to have the recipe.
Measurements Lead to Smarter Electrical Grids
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3/19/2015   Post a comment
Data acquisition of voltage, current, and power has become essential to the operation of today's smart-grid power distribution network.
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