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posted in May 2012
Aurix architecture enhances power train and safety applications
Design How-To  
5/31/2012   1 comment
Infineon recently introduced its 32-bit multicore architecture Aurix. This new high-performance MCU platform meets the requirements for automotive power train and safety applications. The first devices based on three TriCore cores not only excel with outstanding performance data but also with sophisticated test and debug tools.
Back to Basics: Wireless charging
Design How-To  
5/31/2012   6 comments
The concept of wirelessly charging devices has been around for a while, but is now rapidly gaining interest to make it more flexible and useable. But what are the different techniques available, and what are the design challenges an engineer needs to deal with?
LeCroy on the rise?
Test & Measurement Designline Blogs  
5/31/2012   3 comments
How will LeCroy's acquisition news affect the high-end scope market in terms of the “big three:” Tektronix, Agilent, and LeCroy?
R&S interlock unit ensures safe operation of ATE
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
The unit can be customized to meet specific requirements.
UIS turnkey service automates leak-testing operations
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
UIS offers a single-source turnkey service for both semiautomated and fully automated leak-testing applications.
Tektronix optical analyzer teams with sampling scope
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5/30/2012   Post a comment
Analyzer is compatible with both real-time and equivalent-time oscilloscopes.
Calling out crosstalk
Design How-To  
5/30/2012   2 comments
Crosstalk, a problem associated with parallel buses, is now an issue with high-speed serial buses, where multiple signals on a single board can interfere with each other.
Making MIMO Work: Test architectures for MIMO RFICs (part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
5/29/2012   4 comments
Careful selection of test equipment selection and set up can address the practical constraints of testing RFIC devices in a MIMO topology. Part 1 provides an overview of MIMO.
Magnetic sensor features discrete protection components integrated into IC package
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5/25/2012   1 comment
Ruggedized packaging obviates the need for a conventional PCB arrangement.
Advantest launches high-speed DRAM test system
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5/25/2012   Post a comment
Offering a maximum test speed of 8 Gb/s, the T5511 supports DDR4-SDRAM and GDDR5-SDRAM devices.
IndyCar electronics drive cars to be lighter, faster
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
While having fewer electronic systems than many road cars, IndyCar chassis run with specialized electronics, with features geared for safety, reliability, and data acquisition.
Extech introduces 2-in-1 insulation tester and multimeter
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
The instrument’s wireless data streaming provides added safety to users.
Resistivity is the key to measuring electrical resistance
Design How-To  
5/23/2012   2 comments
Resistivity and resistance are often confused. They're similar, but have differences.
Dataforth unveils modular acquisition and control system
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
As many as 384 channels fit within a 19-in. instrumentation rack.
EMI receiver reduces test time from hours to seconds
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
External modules extend the instrument's frequency range to 18 GHz.
High-end platform for testing audio/ video interfaces on consumer electronics equipment
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
The R&S VTC provides combined realtime protocol testing and audio/ video analysis including difference picture analysis, offering user equipment manufacturers the most flexible test platform on the market.
Active probes: why they are worth buying
Design How-To  
5/22/2012   5 comments
Although active probes are more expensive than passive ones, they offer a superior level of performance that may be essential in certain circumstances. In fact, they are usually the probe of choice when users need high bandwidth, high signal fidelity performance.
Agilent Technologies develops voice-over-LTE test system with Brüel & Kjær
News & Analysis  
5/22/2012   1 comment
Agilent Technologies has announced that the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set is now available for testing voice quality on Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) 4G phones with the Brüel & Kjær PULSE audio analyzer and Head and Torso Simulator (HATS).
How's this for adroit engineering?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/21/2012   4 comments
Algorithm detects drowsy driving.
Building better M2M devices through antenna optimization
Design How-To  
5/21/2012   4 comments
This article discusses the important process of antenna selection, how to incorporate antennas in M2M devices and the recipe for connectivity success.
"Hi, I’m your data; can you hear me now?"
Engineering Pop Culture!  
5/16/2012   13 comments
Extracting insight from mounds of data may benefit from using old techniques
Multitest Kelvin contactor suits high-power test
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5/16/2012   Post a comment
The ecoAmp is designed specifically to meet the requirements of high-voltage and high-current testing.
Analyzer measures time domains and channel power
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5/16/2012   Post a comment
Portable unit is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
The basics of testing op amps, part 4:Testing op amps requires stable test loops
Design How-To  
5/16/2012   7 comments
To achieve stable test loops, you need to use the right capacitor values. A spreadsheet can help you find those values. Two loop-compensation methods will work, but one will achieve loop stability much faster than the other.
Test equipment market snapshot
Blog  
5/15/2012   1 comment
Grab your lunch and head to Frost&Sullivan’s webinar tomorrow, May 16th on the test equipment market.
Teardown Report: Chevy Volt's electronic secrets
Design How-To  
5/10/2012   3 comments
Beyond battery chemistry, and electric propulsion and control, this enhanced-range electric vehicle was designed for upgrades, ruggedness, and diagnostics—with attention to quality in its construction.
Agilent takes best in scope
Social Mania  
5/9/2012   4 comments
It's been a big year for scopes, and Agilent tops it off with recognition from Frost & Sullivan.
Goepel debuts ChipVORX JTAG I/O module
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5/9/2012   1 comment
Module aids the control of chip-embedded test, debug, and programming functions.
Agilent 6-GHz generators boast low phase noise
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5/9/2012   Post a comment
Units provide real-time simulation of complex real-world signals.
LeCroy pushes RT DSO bandwidth war to 65 GHz, works on 100 GHz for 2013
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5/9/2012   Post a comment
The 10Zi series of LabMaster modular real-time oscilloscope systems now offer a 65-GHz bandwidth acquisition module.
On-chip frequency measurements reduce test time
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5/9/2012   2 comments
By performing on-chip frequency measurements, device manufacturers can reduce their dependency on external instruments and can perform concurrent, parallel, and faster frequency measurements without adding any significant silicon area.
Understanding low outgassing adhesives
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5/9/2012   Post a comment
Applications that need to meet stringent outgassing requirements now have more adhesive options than ever.
Project e-smart, Pt. 2: Vehicle controls, modeling, and simulations
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
Converting a Smart ForTwo into an EV includes planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart. This part describes the vehicle control system; measurements, modeling and simulation of the vehicle; and an outlook on future EV issues.
Project e-smart, Pt. 1: Students convert Smart car into an EV
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
Vehicle conversion including planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart.
Landscape for board design changes beyond 10G
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
As systems demand interfaces capable of handling four-channel and 10-channel paths to 40/100G Ethernet, universal adoption of 10GBase-KR seems likely.
Landscape for board design changes beyond 10G
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
As systems demand interfaces capable of handling four-channel and 10-channel paths to 40/100G Ethernet, universal adoption of 10GBase-KR seems likely.
Agilent releases aerospace, defense application videos
News & Analysis  
5/4/2012   2 comments
Agilent Technologies said it has produced aerospace and defense application videos that provide information on interference mitigation, switch repeatability and on a tool for instrument control in Excel.
Lord releases vibration control system for Eurocopter EC130 T2
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5/4/2012   Post a comment
Lord Corp. (Erie, Pennsylvania) has developed the Active Vibration Control System for the Eurocopter’s EC130 T2 platform. The objective is to minimize vibration in the helicopter fuselage generated by the main rotor and reduce weight.
Elon Musk and testing as if your life depended on it
Blog  
5/3/2012   20 comments
SpaceX founder Elon Musk says you learn more from success than failure. When it comes to manned spaceflight, we beg to differ.
Medical Standard Challenges - IEC60601: understanding the changes from 2nd to 3rd edition
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5/3/2012   Post a comment
Manufacturers must now follow a formal risk-management procedure along the ISO 14971 model, meaning compliance with a process standard as well as the fundamental product standard.
Demonstrate ISO 26262 conformance
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5/3/2012   Post a comment
his Q&A looks at some of the key challenges of both process and design tool compliance.
Testing aircraft AFDX systems
Design How-To  
5/2/2012   1 comment
A new avionics communications network requires a test system that can monitor traffic and modify the data.


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