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SOTWARE TOOLS - UDE 2.6 plug-in provides cross debugger for Eclipse
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
A plug-in that enables a separate debug perspective for Eclipse-based platforms is now provided free with the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.6 from pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme.
Blog Rx: Researcher taps into brain waves
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
The chairman of EMBC '09 discusses his work using imaging to understand the brain and his views on the bioengineering profession.
Lab-on-chip innovator Michelle Khine to be honored
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Michelle Khine, a professor at the University of California at Irvine, will be honored next month for inventing a method for fabricating microfluidic devices without a clean room.
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 2 of 7)
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
NIWeek photo shoot (part 1)
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
It's been a few weeks since I attended NIWeek in Austin, but I still have more content coming from that show. I did manage to bring my digital camera and take some pictures. Here is the diary of my two and a half days there--in image form (part one).
How to effectively use fan trays in electronic systems
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8/23/2009   Post a comment
Is the airflow in your system adequate? Fans play a pivotal role in effective cooling solutions for many electronic enclosures. Here's an article to help understand their functionality and operation.
LeCroy launches single-source SuperSpeed USB test suite
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
The LeCroy USB 3.0 Test Suite is an integrated selection of test instruments that addresses all transmitter, receiver, TDR and protocol tests currently defined in the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification.
Tektronix delivers one-button test for 10GBASE-T compliance
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix has developed a one-button solution for the full-range of 10GBASE-T measurements with the release of XGbT test automation software and test fixtures aimed at accelerating validation cycles and lowering costs.
Mentor completes LogicVision acquisition
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of chip test technology vendor LogicVision Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
Viewpoint: Explore Mars with robots
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8/18/2009   14 comments
An engineering makes the case for exploring Mars and the rest of the solar system with robots that could give mankind a telepresence in other worlds.
Active invisibility cloaks could work at many wavelengths
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
"It is possible to cloak relatively large regions of space, even from multi-frequency sources, using destructive interference," a researcher claims.
Consortium to develop wireless sensor based aircraft systems
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Researchers throughout the U.K. have started to develop a wireless sensor system that will enable the real-time monitoring of critical components during flight.
IBM harnesses DNA to pattern nanoscale circuits
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
IBM Corp. researchers say they have harnessed DNA to position nanoscale components like carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires into circuits 10 times smaller than can be achieved with current lithographic techniques.
Book Excerpt, part 6 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Anritsu rolls test software for emerging 3GPP LTE TDD designs
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Software packages for MG3700A and MS269xA series expand Anritsu's LTE test offering, enabling the company to now support both LTE modes.
Rohde & Schwarz debuts its first broadband amplifiers
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has developed its first family of broadband amplifiers. The company, a leading supplier of RF test and measurement equipment, has leveraged its expertise as a broadcast transmitter manufacturer to design the new product line.
Book Excerpt, part 5 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Graphical System Design Achievement Awards presented at NIWeek
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
At an exclusive event at the NIWeek conference, National Instruments handed out the 2009 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards.
Viewpoint: 5 reasons Mexico is best for electronics production
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8/7/2009   6 comments
Many high-tech equipment manufacturers are again picking Mexico for their production needs due to the competitive total cost of ownership compared with other low-cost locations and its proximity to consumers in the United States. Here are five reasons why Mexico beats Asian locations in the selection of a competitive manufacturing site for products destined for consumption in high-cost centers like the United States.
NIST scales up quantum computing
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Sustained operation of a large-scale quantum computer has been demonstrated by government researchers.
Agilent enhances communication tester with cdma2000 PESQ audio measurement
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Agilent has introduced cdma200 perceptual evaluation of speech quality (PESQ) measurement functionality for its 8960 wireless communications test set, a capability that helps wireless engineers enhance the end-user experience by providing an objective measurement of audio quality in digitally vocoded voice.
NIWeek yields new product offerings
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has made several product announcements at NIWeek, including a wireless platform and a collaboration with Tektronix.
NI, Tektronix co-develop 3GHz PXI module
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments took the wraps off here at NIWeek of a two-year collaborative joint development with Tektronix of a 3-GHz digitizer in a PXI Express module.
Intersil to acquire Quellan
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Continuing its buying spree, Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quellan Inc., a privately-held supplier in the design of high-performance analog signal processing integrated circuits.
Lab-on-a-chip said to perform 1,024 simultaneous tests
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology has enabled researchers to conduct over 1,000 tests simultaneously.
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use
Design How-To  
8/3/2009   1 comment
The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
NI LabVIEW 2009 targets emerging applications
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has announced LabVIEW 2009, the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development.
Book Excerpt, part 4 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology


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