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DFI Sidetrip: Carolina BBQ
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11/30/2011   Post a comment
Ann Worthington is much more than a great engineer; she's an expert on Carolina BBQ.
Avnet Monterey Conference
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Avnet Monterey Conference
DFI Chapter 100: A history lesson
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11/21/2011   Post a comment
Innovation is innovation. Sometimes you need to learn about revolution.
JTAG Technologies at Productronica 2011
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11/21/2011   Post a comment
JTAG Technologies demonstrated a training and demonstration system for real-world boundary-scan testing, device programming and related activities.
Virinco at Productronica 2011
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11/20/2011   Post a comment
Virinco launched its WATS system in the German market at the exhibition. The tool is for use in a global supply chain, R&D, production, test, quality and service and has customers in the industrial, tele- and datacom, energy, offshore, defense, aero
Aaronia at Productronica 2011
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11/20/2011   Post a comment
The latest MCS real-time spectrum analyzer software from Aaronia AG runs with any operation system such as MAC OS, Linux and Windows and provides real-time remote control with any Spectran spectrum analyzer.
Planar at Productronica 2011
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11/20/2011   Post a comment
At Productronica 2011 Russian-based Planar showed its CABAN R54 Vector Reflectometer designed for S11 parameter measurement. It provides magnitude and phase measurements over the frequency from 85 MHz to 5.4 GHz.
Agilent M9703A Digitizer at Productronica 2011
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11/18/2011   Post a comment
According to Agilent Technologies Inc. its M9703A digitizer is the first eight-channel, 12-bit digitizer that complies with the AXIe open standard. The AXIe digitizer is designed for use in large-scale applied physics applications.
Teradyne at Productronica 2011
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11/18/2011   Post a comment
At Productronica in Munich, Teradyne Inc. introduced a PXI functional expansion board for its TestStation family of in-circuit test systems. The board is an integrated PXI/ICT solution, allowing manufacturers to add value-adding functional test capab
Aeroflex at Productronica 2011
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11/17/2011   Post a comment
Aeroflex is expanding its PXI-based S-Series family of benchtop RF measurement instruments with the addition of two digital signal generators in 3 GHz and 6 GHz models.
DFI Chapter 102: Give me shelter
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11/17/2011   Post a comment
New York Institute of Technology's Team Alphabet Soup describes how a green-building design competition gave them real-world experience and some cold hard cash.
Transform a DC/DC Converter into a High-Performance, Full-Featured Battery Charger
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11/14/2011   Post a comment
Linear Technology’s LTC®4000 has the accuracy and features required to turn a DC/DC converter into a high performance battery charger with features such as charge current and input current regulation.
Drive for Innovation Panel at ESC Boston
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11/11/2011   Post a comment
A panel of electronics industry luminaries discusses innovation triumphs and challenges at ESC Boston.
Microchip CLC Demo at ESC Boston
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Microchip Technology's Fanie Duvenhage explains the Configurable Logic Cell (CLC) that's part of certain of their PIC microcontrollers.
New Microchip PIC32MX1-2 starter kit up close and personal
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Get a closer look at Microchip's PIC32. Chris Ciufo, content director for Embedded.com, talks to Microchip's Dave Richkas at ESC Boston 2011.
DFI Chapter 97: Bringing manufacturing back home
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Rochester Electronics Microelectronics Assembly Manager Thomas Horgan discusses the importance of keeping manufacturing close to home.
DFI Chapter 96: Leaving your family in the dark
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11/10/2011   Post a comment
VP of Technology Fred Bargetzi shows off Crestron Electronics new mobile-phone app to control home lighting from anywhere.
DFI Chapter 95: A remotes success
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11/10/2011   Post a comment
VP of Technology Fred Bargetzi decribes how Crestron Electronics has evolved from a company making single remote-control devices for the home into an entertainment and envrionment-systems architecture powerhouse.
DFI Chapter 93: Setting a standard for solar
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11/10/2011   Post a comment
Lee Bristol, co-founder of Standard solar, talks to us about his company and renewable energy--while sitting on his roof.
DFI Chapter 92: Near collision in DC
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11/9/2011   Post a comment
Sightseeing and driving in rush-hour traffic can be a dumb idea, especially in Washington, D.C.
DFI Chapter 91: Passing 10,000 miles
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11/9/2011   Post a comment
Near Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Volt crosses the magic 10,000-mile barrier
DFI Chapter 90: Where to put engineers
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11/7/2011   Post a comment
Keeping engineers close to the manufacturing process is one part of the on-shoring trend we've been seeing on the Drive for Innovation. Tim Nolan, Senior Harware Engineer for ETC in Wisconsin, has his desk right in the middle of the action.
DFI Chapter 89: What's cooking in high-temperature instrumentation
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11/4/2011   Post a comment
We use the modern equivalent of the Easy Bake oven to see how components are helping high-temperature devices drill deeper into oil-exploring regions.
Q Rate® High Speed Interfaces - Rugged High Speed Interface Saves Space
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11/4/2011   Post a comment
Q Rate® is Samtec’s newest high speed, controlled impedance interconnect. The system’s slim 5mm body minimizes PCB real estate, while its rugged Edge Rate™ contacts and an integral ground/power plane provide for superior electrical performance.
DFI Chapter 88: Fording the river
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11/3/2011   Post a comment
GPS is great until it runs into obstacles that you don't anticipate.


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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
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I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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