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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.
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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   10 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
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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.
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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.
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