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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   6 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
Comment: CFLs failing - MeasurementBlues - 4/25/2016
Comment: Porch light - MeasurementBlues - 4/25/2016
Finally, a Marketer Who Understands Engineers
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/25/2016   5 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
Comment: Yeah, so? - MeasurementBlues - 4/4/2016
Comment: Re: Typo? - MeasurementBlues - 4/4/2016
ESC Boston Next Week, Bring Your Snow Boots
4/4/2016   17 comments
ESC Boston starts on April 13. That's in just nine days and it's snowing here.
Friday Quiz: Filtering EMI With Op Amps
4/1/2016   2 comments
Op amps can be effective in reducing EMI by filtering out unwanted signals.
Littelfuse Acquires Circuit-Protection Line from TE
News & Analysis  
3/29/2016   Post a comment
The company that specializes in circuit protection has acquired products from TE Connectivity.
Friday Quiz: Measuring Noise in Power Supplies
3/25/2016   Post a comment
Do you know how test equipment can help and hurt when looking at DC voltage?
OFC: Pluggable Module Makers Claim They Can't Make Money
News & Analysis  
3/24/2016   Post a comment
At OFC 2016, a panel of optical module makers, suppliers, and users blamed the market, the technology, and the datacenter mentality for their woes, but they're still in the game.
Friday Quiz: Temperature Sensors, Part 2
3/18/2016   1 comment
Did you really think we couldn't come up with enough questions for a second quiz on temperature measurement?
Data Translation Announces Last Buy for Some Products
News & Analysis  
3/17/2016   1 comment
The company is phasing out many ISA, PCI, and USB data-acquisition and frame-grabber product. Fortunately most have recommended replacements.
Averna Goes Global, Acquires T&M Solutions
News & Analysis  
3/14/2016   Post a comment
Test-engineering companies join forces, extending the reach of Montreal-based Averna.
See Test Equipment at ESC Boston
3/14/2016   Post a comment
ESC Boston 2016 moves to a larger space following the previous year's success. Here's what to expect in test equipment and other products.
Friday Quiz: Powering FGPAs
3/11/2016   1 comment
Power is an important consideration then designing FPGAs into your systems. Learn about FPGAs and their power issues at ESC Boston 2016.
Friday Quiz: Temperature Sensors, Part 1
3/4/2016   8 comments
Temperature sensors are used everywhere. Test your knowledge of their basics.
Keysight Announces High-Bandwidth Oscilloscope Technology
News & Analysis  
3/1/2016   1 comment
Claims a chipset will bring real-time bandwidth to greater than 100 GHz.
Today, February 29, is a Free Day
2/29/2016   1 comment
You get an extra day for your mortgage or rent payments, but you also work for free if you get paid monthly.
Friday Quiz: Linear Motion Sensors
2/26/2016   Post a comment
Sensing mechanical motion is ultimately an electronic measurement.
Comment: Multilane - MeasurementBlues - 2/23/2016
Autotestcon issues call for papers
2/22/2016   Post a comment
The annual conference for test engineers takes place in Anaheim during September, 2016.
Friday Quiz: Turn of the Century Test Equipment
2/19/2016   Post a comment
Name these five test products advertised in January 2000.
Friday Quiz: S Parameters at DC
2/12/2016   2 comments
If you think S parameters are only used at microwave frequencies, think again.
Comment: Neptune - MeasurementBlues - 2/10/2016
Taming Winter with Hooks and Spears
2/10/2016   24 comments
Homemade tools reduce ice buildup on the roof and can prevent damage from ice dams.
Friday Quiz: ESD Protection
2/5/2016   Post a comment
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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.
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