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LeCroy demos WaveStation
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3/30/2012   Post a comment
LeCroy used DESIGN West to introduce and demonstrate the WaveStation, its new benchtop function/arbitrary waveform generator. The device comes in 10-, 25-, and 50-MHz versions with a sampling rate of 125 Msamples/s, 14-bit front-end resolution and tw
Drive for Innovation six-month highlights
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3/29/2012   Post a comment
Brian Fuller and the red Chevy Volt have driven thousands of miles around America and had many adventures and misadventures. Here are a few.
EE Times/EDN ACE Awards Highlights
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3/29/2012   Post a comment
Highlights from the 2012 EE Times/EDN ACE Awards, honoring innovation in electronics.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 146: Microchip announces new XC line of compilers
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3/29/2012   Post a comment
Microchip announces new XC line of compilers, MPLAB XC.
IGEN-LED Award Winner
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3/29/2012   Post a comment
IGEN-LED Award Winner
Drive for Innovation Chapter 145: Toying around at Design west
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3/29/2012   Post a comment
Greg Brown, product marketing manager at Microchip, talks about some cool toys that exploit inexpensive microcontroller technology.
Why manufacturing still matters
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3/29/2012   Post a comment
John Zysman, co-author of the influential 1987 book, “Manufacturing Matters: The Myth of Post-Industrial Economy,” discusses the relationship of production to the burgeoning services sector and how technologies like “cloud computing” can be used to
Lemon powers a Renesas RL78 MCU
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3/28/2012   Post a comment
Renesas used DESIGN West 2012 to demo its RL 78 L12 MCU - powered by a lemon. Who said power doesn't grow on trees?
Peter Clarke on Sensors
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3/27/2012   Post a comment
Live from DESIGN West, the launchpad of UBM Electronics’ Sensors in Design conference, EETimes’ Peter Clarke describes the MEMS landscape, the major trends identified in the EETimes Confidential special report.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 143: A new MCU from Microchip
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3/26/2012   Post a comment
Microchip's Greg Brown discusses the release of the company's PIC16F178X 8-bit microcontroller.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 144: Inflatable satellite receiver
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3/26/2012   Post a comment
GATR Technologies founder and CEO Dan Gierow shows off his company's portable, inflatable (and round) satellite receiver.
Reviving Optoelectronics Manufacturing
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3/20/2012   Post a comment
Ganesh Gopalakrishnan of the Optoelectronics Development Association discusses the group’s push to restore optoelectronics manufacturing in the U.S.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 142: Makers mark
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3/18/2012   Post a comment
At Makers Local 256 in Huntsville, Ala., an electic band of techies is nurturing the next generation of innovation.
Status and Diagnostic Indication Using Multiple LEDs
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3/16/2012   Post a comment
This video discusses solutions to problems for both portable battery powered designs and non-portable end applications. Learn how to incorporate a status indicator using multiple LEDs with varying illumination patterns into your design.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 141: Surgical power tool innovation
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3/13/2012   Post a comment
Malcolm Macdonald and Mike Decesare R&D engineers with Conmed Linvatec talk about design challenges with portable surgical tools.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 140: Winning at the onshoring game
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3/12/2012   Post a comment
Conelec CEO Dave Vickery talks about how U.S. contract manufacturers are becoming increasingly more competitive with Asian sources.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 139: Innovation in nanotechnology
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3/12/2012   Post a comment
Steve Warwick and Ben Wiley talk about their copper nanowires startup, NanoForge, forged in a lab at Duke University.
Drive for Innovation Chapter 138: Robots and the IED threat
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3/9/2012   Post a comment
Paul Bosscher, chief technologist with Harris in Melbourne, Fla., talks about an amazing remote control robot with advances multi-axis sensors and haptic control.
Freescale Cup at Embedded World
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3/8/2012   Post a comment
Students demo intelligent car designs at Freescale Cup at Embedded World 2012.
DFI Chapter 137: The Wonder Woman of Enseo
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3/7/2012   Post a comment
Vanessa Ogle was just 29 when she built Enseo from the ashes of 3dfx Interactive. She and the company are 12 years older and growing quickly in the digital media segment.
DFI Chapter 136: Test and measurement war
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3/7/2012   Post a comment
We ask Rohde & Schwarz USA CEO Scott Bausback whether he believes a test and measurement war is underway.
DFI Chapter 135: The Rohde to America
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3/7/2012   Post a comment
Rohde and Schwarz USA CEO Scott Bausback talks about his company and collaborative engineering across the Atlantic.
15% discount off DESIGN West 2012
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3/7/2012   Post a comment
15% discount off DESIGN West 2012
DFI Chapter 125: 'Offshoring' to Virginia
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3/2/2012   Post a comment
EIT has been in the contract manufacturing business for almost 40 years. Amid pressure from Asia CMS competitors, the company had its best year ever and is actually 'offshoring' manufacturing in-state.


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Max Maxfield
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A few years ago at a family Christmas party, I won a pocket knife as part of a "Dirty Santa" game. This little scamp was a Buck 730 X-Tract. In addition to an incredibly strong and sharp ...

Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer

Future Engineers: Don’t 'Trip Up' on Your College Road Trip
Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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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.

Larry Desjardin

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Larry Desjardin
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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 ...

Karen Field

July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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