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posted in July 2009
Micronova shrinks HiL simulator to desktop size
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7/30/2009   Post a comment
With the NovaSim Micro, test devices vendor Micronova (Vierkirchen, Germany) has shrunk Hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulators to desktop size. Despite its small size, the simulator runs function tests on complex ECUs, the vendor promises.
Ball joint seal testing machine uses ethernet TCP/IP controlled servos
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
TCP/IP-compatible servo drives from Baldor Electric Company have simplified the construction of an automotive component tester.
Maxim designs compact LNA for automotive systems
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has rolled out a low-noise amplifier (LNA) optimized for remote keyless entry (RKE) and tire pressure monitoring (TPM) applications operating in the 315MHz and 433MHz bands.
Selective radiation meter ideal EMF and EMCE applications over 9 kHz to 6 GHz
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
The selective radiation meter from Narda Safety Test Solutions, designated SRM-3006, has been specially designed for environmental and safety measurements in electromagnetic fields.
Agilent to pay $1.5B for Varian
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7/27/2009   1 comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $1.5 billion for Varian Inc. as it continues to seek growth opportunities outside of its dominant position in the electronic test and measurement equipment market.
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
The venerable electromechanical power-line meter is being replaced by the electronic smart meter. Understand the various types of smart metering and the benefits it offers.
Book Excerpt, part 3 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
What's in your lab?
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7/25/2009   Post a comment
The electronics lab and test bench is a very different place than many places with the same name
Metamaterial cloak could render buildings 'invisible' to earthquakes
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7/23/2009   3 comments
Earthquakes can be made to bypass buildings surrounded by seismic invisibility cloaks, claim researchers at the University of Liverpool.
Continental integrates yaw rate and acceleration sensors in one unit
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7/23/2009   1 comment
Automotive tier one Continental AG has combined yaw rate and acceleration sensors in one component. The device aims at ESC and other safety-related systems, offering compact design at lower cost. Unlike comparable sensors, it is not based on MEMS technology but implemented as capacitive sensors.
State offical: Bangalore semi policy due in August
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7/22/2009   Post a comment
A semiconductor policy for the southern Indian state of Karnataka is expected to be announced by the government next month, according to a state official speaking at the Embedded Systems Conference Bangalore.
Engineering lessons from Apollo, and for the future
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7/21/2009   1 comment
Engineering lessons from Apollo, and for the future: There are a few broad takeaway lessons from the success of the Apollo project and the space program, plus a few severe downsides.
Minimize GSM buzz noise in mobile phones
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7/20/2009   3 comments
Understand the source of GSM buzz and the common techniques you can use to minimize it
Book Excerpt, part 2 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
How to design a low power wireless sensor network
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7/17/2009   Post a comment
Driven by the demand for "green" technology and better use of power, a new generation of extreme low power wireless networks is being developed for use in machine to machine networks. With this in mind, a new approach towards truly wireless networks is needed.
W.and.T : Digital logger stores one million events
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7/17/2009   Post a comment
With the Web-IO digital logger, nearly a million switching events over time can be retained in the internal memory.
PCI Express will scale to 8 GHz by next June
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7/15/2009   1 comment
The final specification for PCI Express 3.0 will be released by next June, the PCI Special Interest Group announced at its annual conference, providing more detail about the 8 GHz interconnect and challenges implementing it.
A holistic approach to addressing the hot component issue
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7/14/2009   Post a comment
As service providers strive to meet growing government demands for "green" compliance, as well as their own financial desire to reduce operating expenses, the problem of heat dissipation has developed into a hot button issue amongst the semiconductor industry in addressing these concerns. This design article from TI takes a look at some holistic solutions to this dilemma.
NI and Tektronix to continue 20-year co-development
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7/14/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments and Tektronix have extended their more than 20-year relationship developing new products.
Semicon's hot products: AMAT, EV, KLA, Norcimbus, Rudolph, sp3
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
At the Semicon West trade show here, fab tool vendors rolled out a plethora of products.
Book Excerpt, part 1 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Early design verification with virtual system integration and simulation
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Using early verification means engineers can cycle through design iterations faster, producing better designs and implementations that work the first time.
Dispelling verification myths critical for 45-nm designs
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
An important weapon in the verification arsenal is formal verification.
RF links come home
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7/11/2009   4 comments
Even simple wired links in the home are succumbing to the lure and benefits of basic RF connectivity
Anritsu : Base station analyzer supports emerging 4G standards
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7/9/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu introduces the BTS Master MT8221B, a high-performance handheld base station analyzer that has been developed to support emerging 4G standards as well as installed 2G/3G networks.
Peak Test : Switch probe is designed for voltage-free applications
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7/9/2009   Post a comment
The P201/GVF from Peak Test Services is a normally open switch probe with built-in isolation for use in voltage-free ICT (in-circuit test) applications where the circuit under test needs to be isolated from voltages applied by the measurement circuitry.
Huge variations seen in mobile phone performance
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7/8/2009   1 comment
There are enormous variations in voice call performance amongst leading brands of high-end mobile phones, an independent test has shown.
Agilent broadens USB test portfolio
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7/8/2009   Post a comment
Agilent's portfolio now includes an integrated USB 3.0 protocol analysis solution, which results from a collaboration with Ellisys, and the recently introduced Infiniium 9000 Series mixed signal oscilloscope, which includes fast, integrated 2GSa/s digital channels and an in-scope protocol viewer for USB.
TTi : 3 GHz counter has USB control
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7/7/2009   Post a comment
The TF930 3 GHz universal frequency counter from TTi incorporates a USB interface for remote control and readback.
HARDWARE TOOLS - Battery-powered data recorder records up to 256,000 samples per second
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
DSPCon's new battery-powered DataFlex-515 data recorder features real-time playback, display and analysis. It provides sustained, continuous recording speed of up to 256,000 samples per second.
Keithley : Switch matrix card features 6 rows, 16 columns
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
Keithley has expanded its series 3700 system switch/multimeter and plug-in card family with the Model 3731 plug-in switching card.
Startup touts major advance in wireless sensor's temp sensitivity
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
A start-up based in Cambridge, England, focusing on healthcare technologies, has started user trials of a wireless temperature sensor that can measure body temperature to within a thousandth of a degree. Cambridge Temperature Concepts (CTC) has already used the sensor to create a device to assist women in getting pregnant.
Tutorial: the new JEDEC interface standard for data converters, Part 3 of 3
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
Understand the design implications of JESD204A for high-speed analog/digital and digital/analog converters
Tutorial: the new JEDEC interface standard for data converters, Part 2 of 3
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7/2/2009   Post a comment
Understand the design implications of JESD204A for high-speed ADCs and DACs
Opinion: LTX-Credence unlikely to reach ATE medal round
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7/1/2009   Post a comment
There is one company in the automatic test equipment business that reminds me of the Olympic Games. Every four years or so, they announce a new strategy after the previous one fails.


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