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GAO’s laser source detects fiber faults
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11/29/2012   Post a comment
Aiding the installation and maintenance of optical networks, the Model C0280003 handheld laser source from GAO Instruments emits a visible red light at a wavelength of 650 nm to identify the location of fiber macrobends, breaks, problem connectors, and improperly aligned mechanical splices.
Video: Samsung stresses its smartphones
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/27/2012   5 comments
Samsung is out to show the world how tough it is, or at least, how tough its smartphones are, with a newly released video showing the various (and rather rigorous looking) stress tests it puts its devices through.
Accelerate time-to-market by saving ESD test time
Design How-To  
11/21/2012   3 comments
Electrostatic discharge qualification processes have become complex and expensive with higher package pin counts for ICs. An intelligent sampling method can be applied to groups of pins that share the same applications.
Spectrum-analyzer updates enhance field use
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11/20/2012   Post a comment
Agilent has expanded the capabilities of its N934xC family of handheld spectrum analyzers with such features as remote control and peak power measurement of pulsed signals for increased versatility in field applications.
Fighting fires with fuses
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
11/20/2012   3 comments
Capdevielle’s day to day job consists of being on the front lines of circuit safety, answering scores of queries on a daily basis from engineers about product design, and where fuses fit in.
Agilent upgraded EMPro12 is speedier
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11/15/2012   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has announced shipment of EMPro 2012, its 3-D electromagnetic simulation software that creates 3-D models and analyzes the electrical performance of packages, connectors, antennas, and other RF and high-speed components.
Bench measurements under 110dBc 3rd order intermodulation distortion
Design How-To  
11/12/2012   Post a comment
Emerging low power fully differential amplifiers are intended to support IF and ADC interface requirements with exceptional linearity.
How to secure your wireless network from the top 3 mobile payment threats
Design How-To  
11/12/2012   1 comment
This article details the growing mobile payment trend, specific Wi-Fi threats that can attack both merchants and customers, and how wireless intrusion protection can help businesses protect their network and meet PCI DSS compliance.
Unit validates LTE base-station performance
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11/9/2012   Post a comment
With Ixia’s XAir LTE UE (user equipment) emulation module, operators can perform complex subscriber modeling for end-to-end network testing—from the LTE base station, through mobile backhaul and core networks, all the way to the data center.
NI founders Truchard and Kodosky: The human ties that bind
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11/7/2012   Post a comment
Meet Jeff Kodosky and Jim Truchard, founders of National Instruments (Austin, Texas).
Nominate Best in Test products and engineers
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11/5/2012   2 comments
Nominations are now open through November 15th for Test&Measurement World's Best in Test, Test of Time, and Test Engineer of the Year Awards


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My Mom the Radio Star
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I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
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Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

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Making the Grade in Industrial Design
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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