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Friday Quiz: Data-Acquisition System IQ, Part 2
7/29/2016   1 comment
EE Times reproduces a quiz that originally appeared in EDN in 1976. This week, we cover questions 6-10 of the original printed article.
Friday Quiz: Data-Acquisition System IQ, Part 1
7/22/2016   Post a comment
EE Times reproduces a quiz that originally appeared in EDN in 1976.
Friday Quiz: Portable Oscilloscopes from 1985
7/15/2016   Post a comment
On September 19, 1985, EDN published a feature story on what was them called "portable" oscilloscopes. Can you name the manufacturers of these six models?
Friday Quiz: Intelligent Instruments (1982), DMMs Part 2
7/8/2016   Post a comment
Can you name more of these "intelligent" DMMs featured in an EDN article from 1982?
EEs Recognized for Powering Public Transit
7/6/2016   3 comments
A plaque outside America's oldest subway station credits engineers for powering the nation's first underground transit system.
Averna Acquires Nexjen, Goes Deeper in U.S. Test Market
News & Analysis  
7/1/2016   Post a comment
Nexjen adds strength in the southeastern U.S., particularly in RF test.
Friday Quiz: Intelligent Instruments, DMMs Part 1
7/1/2016   Post a comment
Can you name these "intelligent" DMMs featured in an EDN article from 1982?
Comment: Old EDN - MeasurementBlues - 6/28/2016
Friday Quiz: RF Power Measurements
6/24/2016   2 comments
RF and microwave engineers as well as those who design RF modules into products often have to measure transmitter power and power at the receiver.
Take a Video Tour of IMS 2016
6/21/2016   1 comment
This 10-minute video takes your around the exhibit hall to see products from components to test equipment.
Friday Quiz: Effective Number of Bits (ENOB)
6/17/2016   3 comments
ADCs never deliver the full number of bits specified in brochures and data sheets. That same hold true for digitizers, oscilloscopes, and data-acquisition systems.
T&M Products: Oscilloscope, Network Test, Thermal Imager, & More
Product News  
6/13/2016   Post a comment
Here are some of the top test and measurement products introduced in the last 60 days.
Friday Quiz: Max the Magnificent
6/3/2016   28 comments
How much do you know about the Editor of all Things Fun and Interesting?
14 Bench Oscilloscopes Under $3000
6/2/2016   7 comments
Here is a sampling of both digital and mixed-signal oscilloscopes with base prices under $3000. See the comparison table for links, specs, and prices.
Rubber Bands Can Get You In Real Trouble
6/1/2016   19 comments
Rubber Band Engineer, a book by Lance Akiyama, is just what you need to shoot projectiles and get yourself in trouble.
Friday Quiz: Signal Conditioning Circuits
5/27/2016   1 comment
Most sensors need some kind of amplification, isolation, filtering, or buffering between them and an ADC.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscopes and Probes
5/20/2016   2 comments
Check your knowledge on making time-domain measurements.
PyBERT: Open-Source Software for Modeling High-Speed Links
5/18/2016   Post a comment
PyBERT by David Banas frees you from IBIS-AMI models, which have their limitations, for modeling high-speed SerDes devices and systems for signal integrity.
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Time's Up: Keysight to Discontinue Legacy Instruments
5/17/2016   3 comments
The classic workhorse 34401A DMM and other test instruments will go out of production on Dec. 1. 2016.
Comment: ebay - MeasurementBlues - 5/16/2016
Electronics Flea Market, 2016 Edition
5/16/2016   38 comments
EE Times' editor Martin Rowe crossed the Charles River to check out the monthly electronics flea market at MIT. Even Thomas Edison was represented this time.
Friday Quiz: Power Supply Measurements
5/13/2016   Post a comment
Every electronic device and system needs power, and power needs measurements.
Friday Quiz: Massive MIMO, Part 2
5/6/2016   Post a comment
This week, we look at antennas, channel coding, and beamforming, and beam steering.
Friday Quiz: Massive MIMO, Part 1
4/29/2016   1 comment
Massive MIMO is one of the technologies under development for 5G cellular communications. It's still in the simulation and demonstration stage, but you should start learning about it now.
The Serial Port: Still Going, but Showing Signs?
4/27/2016   9 comments
The venerable serial port is still the backbone of industrial measurements, but embedded computer boards are slowly starting to abandon it.
Comment: Color images - MeasurementBlues - 4/26/2016
Comment: Probably not - MeasurementBlues - 4/25/2016
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Finally, a Marketer Who Understands Engineers
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/25/2016   9 comments
Smart Marketing for Engineers shows that it's possible for a non-engineer to understand how engineers think.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Tricks, Part 3
4/22/2016   1 comment
The last of three consecutive weeks of oscilloscope questions based on a series of articles.
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Tricks, Part 2
4/15/2016   Post a comment
Take a second look at ways to make your oscilloscope more productive.
ESC Boston 2016 Day 1: Test & Measurement
4/13/2016   Post a comment
ESC Boston opened on Wednesday, April 13. Here some measurements we saw on the exhibit floor.
Workhorse Printer Gets a Second Wind
4/11/2016   17 comments
A 20-year-old HP LaserJet 4P is the printer that just won't die. Are today's printers that good?
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscope Tricks, Part 1
4/8/2016   1 comment
You can do much more with a digital oscilloscope than just look at waveforms. In this first of a series, we look at some of the things you can do, but probably didn't know about.
Comment: Sun is out - MeasurementBlues - 4/5/2016
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ESC Boston Next Week, Bring Your Snow Boots
4/4/2016   17 comments
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