GAO’s laser source detects fiber faults Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
Unit validates LTE base-station performance Product News 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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 5 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...