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Content tagged with Test & Measurement Designline posted in September 2013
Roll Your Own Instrument Cart
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9/30/2013   25 comments
Why spend money for a cart when you can build your own?
The Armament Test Gap
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9/27/2013   3 comments
An AUTOTESTCON panel discusses how the military's test equipment is out of date.
Driver Assistance: Radar or Vision?
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9/27/2013   46 comments
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are driving the business of automotive electronics suppliers today.
Isolation Improves Samsung Image Sensor
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9/24/2013   2 comments
Samsung isolates pixels to improve dynamic range and reduce cross-talk.
Applied, Tokyo Electron Agree to $29 Billion Merger
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9/24/2013   38 comments
New name needed for proposed trans-Pacific "merger of equals" that will create a clear market leader in chip- and display-making equipment.
Slideshow: Smart Brings Joy to New Concept Car
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9/24/2013   15 comments
The Smart Fourjoy includes a futuristic interior with a rear bench seat designed to look like lounge furniture, as well as transparent exterior parts and LEDs fitted to its front and rear lights.
Get Free 100G Papers From IEEE
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9/23/2013   6 comments
IEEE Communications Society is offering free downloads of technical articles that cover 100G network technology.
Agilent Splits HP DNA Again
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9/19/2013   29 comments
With a bold three-year plan, Agilent will split into a separate $3.9 billion life science and $2.9 billion traditional T&M company.
DesignCon: Download Technical Papers Free!
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9/19/2013   6 comments
Agilent Technologies had made its DesignCon 2013 technical papers and slides available for free downloads.
Sub-Threshold ARM Chip on Track at Ambiq
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9/19/2013   8 comments
A startup has just raised $10 million to help it prepare ARM-based MCUs with sub-threshold operation aimed at low power consumption.
NXP Teams With TTTech to Develop Automotive Ethernet Switch Chip
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9/18/2013   8 comments
With the Ethernet now invading cars, “the next logical thing” for the auto industry to look for is an automotive Ethernet switch chip, says NXP.
Plastic Memory Firm Plans Pilot Line
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9/17/2013   5 comments
Thin Film, a developer of organic ferroelectric nonvolatile memory technology, has ordered equipment for a pilot production line in Linkoping, Sweden, and announced a plan to raise about US$23 million via the sale of shares.
Separate Jitter in Simulated Signals
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9/16/2013   Post a comment
The ability to apply jitter-separation techniques on simulated digital signals can uncover problems before making a board.
A Lab for Glass Skew, Glass Stop & Other PCB Design Challenges
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9/13/2013   12 comments
The senior director of Isola's Analytical Services Lab talks about working with engineers to solve common PCB design issues.
Allied/RS Bring Free 3D Design Software to Everyone on the Planet!
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9/12/2013   12 comments
Free 3D design software will enable conceptualization and rapid prototyping, reduce costs, and dramatically accelerate product development.
If a Car’s Really 'Autonomous,' Why V2X?
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9/12/2013   42 comments
As the Advanced Driver Assistance System used in smartcars further improves, and LTE proliferates, do autonomous cars even need to wait for the elusive V2X future?
SunEdison to IPO Wafer Supply Unit
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9/9/2013   Post a comment
Wafer supply firm that is moving towards solar module and farm activity and has filed for an IPO of its wafer supply business that could raise up to $250 million.
LeCroy & Phase Matrix Discuss 100 GHz Scope
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9/4/2013   2 comments
Check out the design details on the 100 GHz scope prototype announced last month.
What Can Hot TDR Do for You?
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9/2/2013   3 comments
The perils of testing for impedance mismatch and why an oscilloscope can't do it all.


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MSGEQ7-Based DIY Audio Spectrum Analyzer: Testing
Max Maxfield
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In my previous column on this topic, we discussed the step-by-step construction of the first pass at a MSGEQ7-based DIY audio spectrum analyzer for use in my BADASS Display project. Of ...

Karen Field

June 2014 Cartoon Caption Winner
Karen Field
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Congratulations to "Wnderer" for submitting the winning caption for our June cartoon, after much heated conversation by our judges, given the plethora of great entries.

Jeremy Cook

Inspection Rejection: Why More Is Less in a Vision System
Jeremy Cook
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Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler." I would never claim to have his level of insight -- or such an awesome head of ...

Jeremy Cook

Machine Fixes That Made Me Go 'DUH!'
Jeremy Cook
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As you can see in my bio at the end of this article, I work as a manufacturing engineer. One of my favorite things that happens on a Friday late in the afternoon is to hear my phone ring ...

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