WiMax emulator debuts Product News 9/30/2008 Post a comment Elektrobit Corp. rolled out what it claims is the industry's first radio channel emulator aimed at manufacturers of basestations and subscriber devices using WiMax, LTE and other 4G wireless network standards.
Instrument provides fast, easy I-V characterization Product News 9/26/2008 Post a comment The Keithley Series 2600A System SourceMeter instrument family combines a precision power supply, true current source, DMM, arbitrary waveform generator, V or I pulse generator with measurement, electronic load, and trigger control in a single instrument.
Control/monitoring solutions reduce energy costs in older plants Product News 9/25/2008 Post a comment Cypress Envirosystems has introduced a family of control and monitoring solutions designed to help older buildings and manufacturing sites cut energy costs and boost productivity. These products upgrade pneumatic thermostats, manual steam trap monitoring and dial gauges in minutes, providing payback in less than one year.
SEMI book-to-bill stuck at 0.83 News & Analysis 9/19/2008 Post a comment For the second straight month, North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83 in August, the fab tool trade association SEMI said.
LTX-Credence to cut jobs, close facilities News & Analysis 9/15/2008 Post a comment LTX-Credence plans to terminate an undisclosed number of employees and close redundant facilities as part of its integration plan following the August merger of the former automated test equipment rivals, according to a regulatory filing.
Pitfalls seen on road to personal health care News & Analysis 9/15/2008 Post a comment The promise of personalized health care based on DNA analysis has yet to be realized due to the technical and market complexities establishing this emerging field, said an executive from Roche Diagnostics at the Biomed Device event in San Jose.
Medical experts debate converging technologies News & Analysis 9/10/2008 Post a comment The pros and cons of convergent technologies--mash ups of medical electronics devices, drugs and techniques from various fields being blended in innovative ways to improve health care—was a hot topic at the Biomed Device event in San Jose.
Analysis: NI intros single-board RIO Design How-To 9/6/2008 Post a comment National Instruments introduced a new product line, a set of eight boards that are intended as complete, off-the-shelf computing-plus-I/O solutions for medical, mechatronic, and industrial applications.
Why energy efficiency metrics matter Design How-To 9/4/2008 Post a comment Engineers are challenged every day to lower the energy consumption of the machines they design. To make better choices during the design process, metrics that provide information on energy efficiency are needed.
Why EMC Testing is Insufficient, and What is Necessary - Part One Design How-To 9/3/2008 2 comments Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in the automobile industry, is validated by testing the performance of electronic sub-assemblies (ESAs), and complete vehicles, using standardised test methods in an EMC laboratory. This approach is insufficient. But approaches exist to improve the situation.
More ATE consolidation: Teradyne to buy Eagle Test News & Analysis 9/2/2008 Post a comment In the latest of a wave of ATE consolidation, Teradyne has signed a definitive agreement to acquire fellow semiconductor automated test equipment vendor Eagle Test Systems for approximately $250 million in cash, the companies said.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.