Japan to Form Power Device Initiative
News & Analysis 7/31/2013 11 comments
Unlike the CE market, there are no established testing procedures for power devices used in vehicles or other high-voltage, high-current infrastructure equipment. It could result in life and death issues, warned an Advantest executive.
Engineer vs. Hacker Quandary
Blog 7/26/2013 46 comments
Most hackers could eventually become engineers if they chose to do so, but the reverse – training engineers to become hackers – is next to impossible. Is this true?
No Kidding, 2G for E-Call
Blog 7/23/2013 34 comments
Carmakers ain't phone companies. A majority of those "embedded cellular" modems designed for e-call aren't even 3G. They will be 2G, according to an IHS analyst.
If Burning Man Came to EDA
Blog 7/23/2013 8 comments
If you could change something about the EDA or semiconductor industries, what would it be and how would it make things better? How would you incorporate aspects of the Burning Man ethos into high technology?
What Is DLNA?
News & Analysis 7/22/2013 4 comments
If you are interested in wireless home networking, then DLNA compliance is important. Find out what you need to “know before you go” to test.
Test USB 3.0 Compliance
News & Analysis 7/18/2013 9 comments
Also known as SuperSpeed USB, USB 3.0 from the USB-IF (USB Implementer’s Forum) brings a 5 Gb/s signaling rate to USB, which is a 10X increase in performance from Hi-Speed USB. But how do you test it?
Automotive Memory: Many Types & Applications
Blog 7/15/2013 1 comment
The new architecture for cars is to have a main centralized processor with a large memory configuration. This unit processes and makes systemic decisions based on the information from all the driver's assistance, engine, and drive train subsystems.
How Has Testing Changed?
Blog 7/15/2013 9 comments
I recently had the opportunity to interview Eric Starkloff, engineer and senior VP of marketing at National Instruments. Here are the highlights of his responses when I asked him how test has changed, and if he had any funny stories from his career.
'Super WiFi' Comes to WVU
News & Analysis 7/9/2013 26 comments
West Virginia University has become the first university in the US to use low-frequency “white spaces,” left empty by TV stations that have switched to digital broadcasting, to offer Super WiFi.
How Hackers Can Take Control Over Your Car
News & Analysis 7/8/2013 71 comments
The automotive industry has yet to see a hacker compromising the safety of cars and drivers, because automobiles have not been network-connected until recently. But that doesn't mean it won't happen.
Did Sharp Just Sell Out to China?
Blog 7/8/2013 5 comments
The recent news about Sharp Corp.’s plan for a $2.9 billion joint venture with China’s state-owned electric equipment vendor CEC raised a few eyebrows in Japan.
Design Ideas: Test Circuits
Blog 7/5/2013 1 comment
The circuits at EDN Design Ideas include those for testing batteries, measuring components, checking cables, and other applications.
India Fab Infected by Delay Bug
India Chip Chat 7/2/2013 31 comments
Bangalore-based journalist Sufia Tippu reports on India’s off-again, on-again aspiration to build the nation’s own foundry. The Cabinet missed the deadline for giving approvals to fabs -- once again.
For Durability Testing, Ford Turns to Robots
News & Analysis 7/1/2013 12 comments
Automotive companies are known as pioneers in robotic technologies. They’ve honed their robotic skills to improve their production lines. Now robots are going to work as test drivers, says Ford.
Troubleshooting at the Network Edge
News & Analysis 7/1/2013 1 comment
The rise of bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) and the ubiquitous nature of WiFi has led to an entirely new set of problems and challenges at the network edge.