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posted in May 2003
Low-Cost Silicon Smoothes Power-Supply Margin Testing
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5/13/2003   Post a comment
In manufacturing and test, it's sometimes necessary to test the operation of components at upper and/or lower voltage limits. This is what Linear Technology Corp. (LTC) refers to in its press release as "power-supply margining."
IOtech Hangs 16-Bit 200 kHz Data-Acq Products on the Network
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5/13/2003   Post a comment
IOtech's sweeping press release says a great deal about these two Linux-based products. But wait, there's more. Note that there are actually three models in each of the families. And, DSP is at play too.
Statistical Process Control Can Improve Automated Production Testing -- Part 1: The Adoption of Statistical Process Control
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5/7/2003   Post a comment
Automated testing usually conjures up images of racks of measurement equipment assembled into automatic test equipment (ATE) systems. Humans using software usually operate this ATE remotely. But initiating a test program, or making connection to a device under test, or zeroing or calibrating a meter still requires manual intervention. Are there alternatives? The answer is an emphatic yes, and statistical process control can ensure that they work.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
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.

Max Maxfield

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 ...

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 ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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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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