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posted in November 2009
Virtutech sets foot in China
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
System simulation technology provider Virtutech Inc. announced it has created a subsidiary in Shanghai, China, in a view to support the growing demand for virtualized systems development solutions.
Implementation of Discontinuous PWM and possible Impact to TinyDIP/SMD Smart Power Modules without Heat Sink
Design How-To  
11/30/2009   3 comments
Economics are driving the use of power devices without heat sinks; this article investigates the resulting effect on a class of components
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 7 of 8)
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Quantifying Gain Compression in RF Power Amplifiers: An Improved Method for OFDM Signals
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges of this vital but complex measurement, and a way to achieve it.
Handheld analyzers give field engineers W-CDMA and HSDPA capabilities
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
MT8222A and Spectrum Master™ MS272xB series analysers from Anritsu Company now boast added options that allow field engineers and technicians to conduct W-CDMA and HSDPA measurements faster and more efficiently during the installation and maintenance of wireless networks.
3-D radar data-capture innovation makes IEDs easier to spot
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The use of improvised explosive devices in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts has made clear that the ability to survey objects underground rapidly and effectively.
Samsung SGH-J750: Handling complexity and time-to-market one step at a time
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11/30/2009   1 comment
Let me get this out of the way up front--our teardown column here isn't about the hardware behind this week's hottest cell phone launch.
20 W PIM test system provides high accuracy and sensitivity
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group company, has introduced the PIM 31 precision analyser for testing passive intermodulation (PIM) of RF components and assemblies.
ISSCC preview: Medical device slashes tests costs
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Researchers will describe at the International Solid State Circuits Conference a nuclear magnetic resonance device that could slash the size and cost of medical diagnostic systems, one of many papers at ISSCC suggesting advances in medical electronics on the horizon.
COMMENTARY: Mobile Handset Testing is Deeply Flawed and Increasingly Expensive
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
An overhaul to the mobile device hardware and software development process is needed now
Mobile User Interfaces 101--A Tutorial
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
This article covers key components and approaches when building successful mobile device UIs, today and in the years ahead. Even though the focus is mainly mobile phones, most of the underlying mechanisms remain the same for any embedded system with a display and graphical user interface (i.e. automotive, consumer electronics, etc.), although at different maturity levels.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 6 of 8)
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Wireless temperature measurement system kit
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
SenGenuity announces the TempTrackr, a wireless temperature measurement system kit with six sensor capability, aimed at continuous monitoring of OEM and industrial process control applications.
Keithley Instruments agrees to sell RF product line to Agilent
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies to sell substantially all of its RF product line to Agilent.
Keithley Instruments sells its RF product line to Agilent Technologies
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Seeking earlier profitability, Keithley Instruments has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies to sell substantially all of its RF product line to Agilent, for approximately USD9 million.
Higher antenna vs. transmission-line loss: an RF (and engineering) tradeoff example
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
11/21/2009   1 comment
Deciding whether to move that antenna for improved received signal strength, while increasing coax loss, is yet another engineering tradeoff dilemma
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 20, 2009 edition
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010
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11/18/2009   6 comments
EE Times has compiled a list of emerging technologies that we think will be worth watching out for in 2010.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 5 of 8)
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Lost in space? The future of manned spaceflight
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
The future of U.S. manned spaceflight and exploration of the solar system looks bleak unless political and budget barriers can be overcome.
USB scopes deliver 5-GS/s real-time sampling rate
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Pico Technology is offering the PicoScope 6000 Series oscilloscopes, which it claims are the first USB scopes to offer a 5 GS/s real-time sampling rate.
DDR3 memory bus debug and validation solutions
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies and Nexus Technology join their efforts to support DDR3 DIMM or SODIMM validation, failure analysis, and bus functional-parametric validation.
Three companies form AXIe test standard consortium
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies, Aeroflex Inc., and Test Evolution Corp. have formed a consortium to promote a new standard: AdvancedTCA Extensions for Instrumentation and Test.
Vector analyzer generator delivers RF parametric test of wireless subsystems, including LTE
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
The 7000 series vector analyzer generator (VAG) from Aeroflex is a single, fully integrated RF parametric test system for RF test of wireless components and subsystems.
Boundary scan and JTAG emulation combine for advanced structural test and diagnostics
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
While continuously improving IC and SOC technologies, higher clock rates, and more powerful processors are music to the design engineers’ ears, the headaches of test engineers are getting worse and worse.
Intel debuts portable text-to-speech reader
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11/10/2009   2 comments
Intel's digital health group released the Intel Reader, a paperback-sized device that can take a picture of printed text with its 5 megapixel camera and convert it to speech for the dyslexic and visually impaired.
BioMEMS target medical, space applications
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11/9/2009   2 comments
The father of bioMEMS has founded a company to commercialize MEMS-based medical solutions and possible space applications.
IMEC device can link to single nerve cells
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
The IMEC research center in Leuven, Belgium, has developed a chip with microscopic nails that can interface with an individual heart or nerve cell, a device geared for in vitro medical research and ready for mass production.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 4 of 8)
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Pickering unveils new PXI battery simulator for automotive applications
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of customer focused PXI instrumentation modules with the addition of the 41-752 Battery Simulator to the company's family of battery simulators.
Tektronix Communications tests growing IP traffic
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11/5/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix Communications has expanded its test offerings for communications carriers to meet the ever increasing amount data that needs to be monitored, acquired and tested in all-Internet Protocol comms networks.
CSR in hiring push seeks R&D engineers, finance execs
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
CSR plc, a fabless chip supplier for applications ranging from Bluetooth to GPS communications, is making a major hiring push according to open positions listed at its website.
Network analyser sweeps a frequency range as low as 5 Hz up to 3 GHz
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
The Agilent E5061B analyses a frequency range as low as 5 Hz up to the RF range of 3 GHz, eliminating the need for additional low-frequency-dedicated instruments.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 3 of 8)
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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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.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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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 ...

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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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