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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?
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.
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.
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.
VoLTE Must Prove Its Worth
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12/16/2013   3 comments
Test lab Intertek supports cellular carriers by testing voice over LTE on unreleased cellphones and tablets.
Panel Probes Chipmaking Challenges
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12/16/2013   3 comments
Four senior technologists said the job of making advanced chips and finding ways to collaborate on the work is getting tougher.
Toyota May Settle Unintended Acceleration Cases
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12/13/2013   10 comments
Toyota Motor Corp., still faced with hundreds of state and federal lawsuits on Toyota's unintended acceleration problems, has agreed to start an intensive settlement process.
Power Week-in-Review: Triboelectric Power Generator, GaN Partnership & Advanced Batteries Growth
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12/12/2013   Post a comment
This week, practical power generators using the triboelectric effect, a report on the continued growth of advanced batteries, two GaN power device manufacturers join forces, an SMU battery simulator add-on, and more.
From Teaching Physics to Studying EE
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12/12/2013   4 comments
A former physics teacher, having taught digital electronics, goes back to school for electrical engineering.
Audio Test: It's All About Mobile Devices
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12/9/2013   12 comments
An interview with Tom Kite, vice president of engineering at Audio Precision.
Qualcomm vs. Broadcom: Race on China’s BeiDou Nav System
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12/9/2013   10 comments
China’s BeiDou satellite navigation system has become the biggest bone of contention in the Qualcomm vs. Broadcom competition to deliver more accurate positioning information to mobile devices.
Raspberry Pi Connects Oscilloscope to Tablets
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12/6/2013   20 comments
Open-source microcontrollers can become servers and instrument controllers.
FDA Charts Mobile Health Progress
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12/3/2013   17 comments
A top FDA technologist made the case the agency is making progress in its effort to keep pace with the rapidly evolving mobile health sector.
Test & Measurement on EDN, November 2013
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12/2/2013   Post a comment
November featured technical articles on FFTs, jitter, de-embedding, EMI, calculators, instrument programming, and more.
Power Week-in-Review: Self-Healing Battery, Personal Hydroelectric Generator & Li-ion Forecast
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11/27/2013   16 comments
This week, a self-healing battery electrode, a personal hydropower turbine in a can, a forecast for li-ion battery pricing, a triple-output LED controller, and more.
The Real 4G Takes a Step Forward
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11/25/2013   1 comment
A recent test of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation brings higher data rates closer to reality.
Power Week-in-Review: Wearable Batteries, Deep Sea Power, IGBT Module Monitor
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11/21/2013   Post a comment
This week, a new development in flexible batteries, testing deep sea power technology, a forecast for the stationary battery market, real-time IGBT module performance monitoring, and more.
Slideshow: DesignCon 2014 Mobile App
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11/21/2013   1 comment
Download the DesignCon 2014 Mobile App and have all the conference and exhibition information at your fingertips.
Toyota Exec Is (a) Generic, (b) Skeptical, (c) Mum
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11/20/2013   21 comments
A Toyota executive opened the Embedded Technology 2013 Conference Wednesday with a keynote speech that was distinguished by what was left out.
Wireless Test Equipment Goes 160MHz
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11/20/2013   Post a comment
IEEE 802.11ac, the latest WiFi standard, is bringing signal courses and spectrum analyzers with 160MHz bandwidth to market.
Best-in-Test & Test Engineer Nominations Deadline Extended
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11/15/2013   1 comment
The new deadline is Nov. 20, 2013.
Invisibility Cloak Comes to Life
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11/15/2013   30 comments
A new kind of invisibility cloak has been created by University of Toronto researchers using signal-canceling radar instead of metamaterials.
iOS Oscilloscope Gets a Second Channel
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11/14/2013   15 comments
Oscium's iMSO-204 adds a second analog channel with increased memory and sample rate over its predecessor.
Sideshow: NI Days Boston Conference & Exhibits
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11/7/2013   10 comments
NIDays in Boston had a full day of exhibits and too many conference sessions to allow any one person to attend them all.
EE Times Community Weighs In on Toyota Case
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11/7/2013   27 comments
EE Times readers took Toyota’s unintended acceleration case to heart. After all, Toyota’s failures, pointed out by the expert witnesses, aren’t just Toyota’s problems. Its failures are relevant to all the hard choices engineers make.
Slideshow: NI Days Keynote Address
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11/6/2013   4 comments
At NI Days 2013 in Boston, attendees saw product demos and some smashing.
Maxim's USB Emulator Consolidates In-Car Device Charging
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11/5/2013   17 comments
Have USB, will travel. Maxim has developed an automotive-quality USB solution that can recognize any portable device and charge directly from car battery.
LTspice Goes OS X: Somebody Uses a Mac
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11/5/2013   37 comments
Engineers do use the Mac as an engineering tool, as witnessed by new support for LTspice.
Timeline: Toyota Faces More Battles in Liability War
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11/4/2013   22 comments
Calling the Oklahoma case an outlier is probably premature. Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, says it will give momentum to many other cases waiting for trial.
Program Certifies Students as RF/µW Engineers
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11/4/2013   2 comments
Universities can produce graduates with a certificate in RF/microwave design certificates through a program with Agilent Technologies.
Toyota Case: Vehicle Testing Confirms Fatal Flaws
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10/31/2013   68 comments
With gag orders, code reviews locked in windowless rooms, and a car attached to a dynamometer, Bookout v Toyota had enough engineering intrigue to make a good thriller. But what the experts found was serious stuff. Here's how they showed the defects that cause unintended acceleration.
Test & Measurement on EDN, October 2013
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10/31/2013   Post a comment
Here's a roundup of technical articles on test and measurement that appeared on EDN in October 2013.
Toyota Case: Inside Camry’s Electronic Control Module
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10/30/2013   45 comments
In many recent Toyota cases, one nagging question recurs: If software bugs are in the system, why have millions of owners never experienced unintended acceleration? The trial transcript explains the complexity.
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