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Content tagged with Test & Measurement Designline posted in December 2011
DSOs have 2.4 Mpts memory and LAN interface
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12/21/2011   Post a comment
The 2540B and 2542B oscilloscopes from B&K Precision offer bandwidths of 60 MHz and 100 MHz respectively with 1 GSa/s sampling rates.
MMIC band pass filter tunes 19 to 38 GHz
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12/18/2011   Post a comment
Hittite introduced a filter for applications in wideband test and measurement equipment, communication systems and electronic warfare (EW) subsystems
ST claims world first contactless wafer test
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12/15/2011   9 comments
European chip company STMicroelectronics NV has said it has produced the first wafer on which the die were fully tested wirelessly and without the use of contact probes.
Globalfoundries announces 20-nm chip tape out
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12/14/2011   4 comments
ARM and Globalfoundries have announced the tape out of a 20nm chip and have demoed a Cortex-A9 SoC operating at more than 2.5GHz on 28nm technology.
Spreadtrum releases platforms for $40 smartphones
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12/9/2011   11 comments
Chinese fabless semiconductor firm Spreadtrum Communications has released two new low-cost, 600MHz Android smartphone platforms, made on a 40-nm process, aimed at ultra-cheap smartphones in the $40-50 range.
Analog Devices 20-bit AD5790 and 18-bit AD5780 D/A converters
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12/8/2011   2 comments
Analog Devices' 20-bit AD5790 and 18-bit AD5780 D/A converters provide stability and ultra-low noise needed to increase accuracy of instrumentation equipment.
Vishay RFCS series of RF capacitors
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12/8/2011   Post a comment
Vishay launched surface-mount RF capacitors with what it claims is the industry's highest self-resonance frequency for applications at frequencies up to 20 GHz.
AVX GX01 series ultra-broadband capacitors
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12/1/2011   Post a comment
AVX's miniature ultra-broadband capacitors deliver a low insertion loss value of 0.5dB through at least 40GHz and address DC blocking issues from 160kHz (-3dB roll-off) to 40GHz.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

Max Maxfield

Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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