Handheld ADSL2+ tester compliant with DSLAMs Product News 8/29/2012 1 comment GAO Instruments is offering its pocket sized handheld ADSL2+ tester that is designed for ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ and Re-ADSL testing. It is well suited for ADSL/ADSL2+ network installation, maintenance, and fault elimination.
How to simulate cable in SPICE Design How-To 8/15/2012 1 comment This article discusses the two main loss effects related to cables (the skin effect and dielectric losses) and presents a simple method for modeling the cable for use in standard SPICE simulators.
Real-world testing of Wi-Fi hotspots Design How-To 8/14/2012 2 comments While the technology can (and will) vary, the need to properly evaluate and troubleshoot hotspots to ensure client satisfaction will always require testing and measurement.
3-D technology to improve cancer treatment News & Analysis 8/7/2012 7 comments As part of a a three-year project, researchers at the University of Lincoln in Great Britain said they will develop 3-D imaging technology for cancer patients receiving proton therapy.
Littelfuse's Thane Parker amps up circuit protection Blog 8/3/2012 1 comment Life ain't always easy for today’s design engineers. Pressured by the ever quicker cycle turnarounds for new products, engineers who once had months of multiple attempts to get a design right are finding their window of test opportunities squeezed. But that doesn’t mean they can simply cut corners.
New sim, testing tools used to design Mars lander News & Analysis 8/1/2012 11 comments A toolbox supplied by a Siemens software unit was used to simulate the thermal loads and G-forces to be encountered by the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as it attempts a risky landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.
Time to streamline thermal management design and production Design How-To 8/1/2012 1 comment A major issue that tends to delay a product’s introduction to the marketplace is the occasional lack of communication between designers and manufacturers. One reason is that the two entities may be scattered either across the country or the globe. Results show that placing the entities under one roof helps improve quality and completion time with less likelihood of problems after the market introduction.
RF test startup raises funds News & Analysis 8/1/2012 Post a comment Mesuro, a startup RF test company founded in 2008 as a spin off from Cardiff University in Wales, has announced it has raised about $1.1 million in a funding round.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.