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Help Me Evaluate Test Equipment
Blog  
6/30/2014   6 comments
Help aerospace engineer Adam Carlson evaluate a Teledyne LeCroy HDO6000 12-bit oscilloscope and a WaveStation 3000 waveform generator.
Friday Fun: Instrumentation Challenge Questions, Part 3
Blog  
6/27/2014   16 comments
Test your knowledge of test instrumentation.
Poll Results: Windows XP Lives On, for Now
Blog  
6/24/2014   55 comments
EE Times readers told us their plans and actions about upgrading Windows XP computers that control automated test stations.
Hard-Drive Crashes: Life's Third Inevitable
Blog  
6/23/2014   24 comments
There are three inevitable events in life: Death, taxes, and hard-drive crashes. This is the story of events triggered by the death of a hard drive.
TE Connectivity Moves Deeper Into Sensors
News & Analysis  
6/20/2014   2 comments
TE Connectivity's acquisition of Measurement Specialties of Massachusetts moves the connectivity giant into temperature measurement.
Friday Fun: Instrumentation Challenge Questions, Part 2
Blog  
6/20/2014   4 comments
Test your knowledge of test instrumentation in this second of three installments.
Power Week: Superconducting Secrets Revealed, 660°F Circuits & Power Transistor Rebound
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6/19/2014   Post a comment
This week, a breakthrough in high-temperature superconductivity, a positive forecast for power semis, SiC circuits that can operate at 660°F, a shock-and-vibration resistant 3,400 F supercap, and more.
Amazon’s Fire Phone: It's Good for Bezos, Not So Much for Us
Blog  
6/19/2014   36 comments
Amazon’s Fire Phone features new technologies such as Firefly and dynamic perspective. But Amazon’s strategy -- pushing its own hardware, not the app, so closely tied to its own store -- raises some serious questions.
Why MIPS? Imagination Makes Its Case
News & Analysis  
6/19/2014   19 comments
Here are a few facts about where MIPS stands, and some clues to the big picture Imagination hopes to paint for its new customers.
Quantum Computing Researchers Tap Test & Measurement Tools
News & Analysis  
6/18/2014   2 comments
Arbitrary waveform generator lets researchers work towards solving the problem of unstable qubits.
NI Enters Manual Lab Bench Instrument Market
News & Analysis  
6/17/2014   7 comments
Is bench instrumentation facing a major disruption?
IMS2014: RF Instruments Go Faceless
Blog  
6/17/2014   1 comment
At the 2014 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, RF test instruments without screens were often in plain sight.
Engineer Hackers Rejuvenate DLP
Slideshow  
6/16/2014   11 comments
Over the last two decades, largely unbeknownst to TI, Digital Light Processing technology has gradually found its way into unintended applications -- industrial and medical included -- thanks to persistent hacking by engineers.
The Quirks of Quarks
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6/16/2014   Post a comment
Quarks follow a whole different set of rules than electrons. Electrons repel and the farther you separate them, the less force they feel; these behaviors are probably synonymous with your concept of "force," but not after you read this article.
Wearable Data Acquisition on the Golf Course
Blog  
6/16/2014   6 comments
A wearable data acquisition system that analyzes your golf swing.
Friday Fun: Instrumentation Challenge Questions, Part 1
Blog  
6/13/2014   5 comments
Test your knowledge of test instrumentation.
Test Capacity Management Chronicles: Lost in Translation
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6/12/2014   Post a comment
ATE configurations are shared using various familiar formats, but many of the details are lost in translation.
Smartphones Become Instrument Displays
News & Analysis  
6/10/2014   9 comments
Smartphones and tablets make great platforms for remote instrument displays and controls. Here's another example.
IBM Upgrades RF Foundry Efforts
News & Analysis  
6/10/2014   21 comments
IBM is ramping up new silicon-on-insulator and silicon germanium processes in one of its fabs, amid reports the unit is up for sale.
DFT: To Script or Not to Script?
Blog  
6/10/2014   3 comments
Scripting languages such as Tcl can help you automate design-for-test processes.
TI to Redefine Infotainment for Economy Cars
News & Analysis  
6/9/2014   9 comments
Consumer demand for advanced IVI systems, the bring-your-own-device trend, the auto industry’s pressing need to consolidate a growing number of ECUs, and the further progress of ADAS are key factors driving the automotive chip market.
IMS2014 Video: Software Radio Controls Balloon
Blog  
6/7/2014   1 comment
At the International Microwave Symposium 2014, National Instruments used a wireless signal to control the flight of a balloon.
Pepper’s Mission After Astro Boy, ASIMO & Aibo
Blog  
6/6/2014   4 comments
Next February Japanese cellular operator SoftBank will launch a humanoid named Pepper, which can read people’s emotions. Pepper’s mission is to entertain us. I see a lot of upside for SoftBank, but little for consumers.
Keysight CTO Speaks on His Role & on Young Engineers
Blog  
6/5/2014   4 comments
Jay Alexander, the new CTO of Keysight Technologies, spoke with EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe about the role of a CTO and about his involvement with young engineers.
Safer Car Design Demands New Testing Approaches
Blog  
6/5/2014   25 comments
Automotive companies need to evolve their development processes to adapt to the new age of software on wheels.
Design Cars Like Planes, Use Them Like Cellphones
News & Analysis  
6/4/2014   6 comments
A Ford executive cautioned that, without tools that keep up with the automotive design challenges, a car's complexity will just keep growing. No longer will consumers be able to say: "It just works."
Agilent & Cascade Microtech Form RF Test Alliance
News & Analysis  
6/4/2014   3 comments
Integration and installation services for wafer-probing stations with Agilent equipment will now be coordinated through Cascade Microtech.
Marvell to Hitch Apple's Smart Home Ride
News & Analysis  
6/3/2014   3 comments
As Apple guns for a big stake in technology for monitoring health and home, Marvell, Broadcom, and TI are looking to piggyback on the Apple campaign. Marvell launched three separate IoT SoCs made for iDevices.
Oscilloscope Measurements: Different From Their Analog Days
Blog  
6/3/2014   5 comments
Oscilloscopes have come a long way since the 1950s, even just in their grids.
Modular Test Products Make Strong Gains
News & Analysis  
6/2/2014   1 comment
A recent abundance of new modular test products indicates that modular instruments are gaining ground on boxes.


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