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Friday Quiz: Oscilloscopes, Part 2
8/28/2015   4 comments
Here's the second set of questions on oscilloscopes, originally published in Test & Measurement World.
Friday Quiz: Eye Diagrams
8/14/2015   2 comments
The eye diagram is so often used in signal integrity measurements that it deserves its own quiz.
NIWeek: Flying Drones, Instrumented Bikes, Automated Guitars, & More
News & Analysis  
8/11/2015   Post a comment
NI Week 2015 was a showcase of robotics. Here are some of the sights flying, rolling, and playing around Austin.
Friday Quiz: Signal Switching
8/7/2015   2 comments
Switching lets you automatically connect signals from test subjects to measurement equipment.
NI Week: Videos From Opening Day
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8/4/2015   Post a comment
NI Week opened today with a two-hour exhibit opening. Here's some of what we saw.
EMI Antennas Come in Many Shapes & Sizes
8/3/2015   2 comments
EMI antennas are needed for compliance and precompliance emissions and immunity tests. See the different types of antennas and how they're used.
Comment: Re: Oy, Vey! - MeasurementBlues - 7/31/2015
Friday Quiz: Oscilloscopes
7/31/2015   1 comment
So, you use an oscilloscope every day? Well then, you should have an easy time with this week's quiz.
Comment: Re: Myth #1 - MeasurementBlues - 7/27/2015
Keysight, IEEE Make Wireless Papers Available at No Cost
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7/27/2015   Post a comment
IEEE Communications Society and Keysight Technologies let you download papers on 5G and small-cell technologies at no cost.
The History of Jitter
7/27/2015   2 comments
Jitter, that pesky little timing error in high-speed serial links, has a history that longer than billions of unit intervals.
Friday Quiz: The I²C Bus
7/24/2015   5 comments
So, you think you know all electrical characteristics of the I²C bus? Then see if you can correctly answer all five questions.
Comment: Polarad - MeasurementBlues - 7/23/2015
Electronics Swapfest Brings the Old and Not-So-Old
7/23/2015   9 comments
It's my annual visit to the electronics flea market at MIT so see what's new, or should I say, old, in test equipment, computer, tools, and anything else.
Engineers Used to Live in Cities
7/22/2015   20 comments
There was a time when electronics companies were located in core cities. Here's proof.
Friday Quiz: Embedded Systems Testing
7/17/2015   Post a comment
ESC Silicon Valley is days away. If you don't have embedded systems on the brain, you should.
Help! I'm Trapped in an Oscilloscope
7/14/2015   3 comments
See how EE Times editor Martin Rowe took on Max Headroom characteristics by being embedded in an oscilloscope screen. Will he ever get out?
Friday Quiz: Measurement in Fiber-Optics
7/10/2015   3 comments
Try your hand at answering five questions about measurements in fiber-optic communications networks. If you correctly answer all questions, go ahead and take the rest of the day off. We won’t tell.
In Search of 3D Printed Fiber Optics
News & Analysis  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
3D printing of optical fibers could lead to new products for imaging and telecommunications, but only after years of testing.
Friday Quiz: Name That 1994 Test Instrument
7/3/2015   1 comment
If you can remember back to 1994, then take a shot at naming these test instruments.
DesignCon 2016 Abstract Deadline Extended
News & Analysis  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
You now have until Wednesday, July 8 so get your abstract in right away.
USB Protocol Analyzers Show What's Under the Bus
7/1/2015   1 comment
Get an overview of what's available for troubleshooting and characterizing USB when designing embedded devices. One is free, another is build-your-own.
Friday Quiz: Semiconductors
6/26/2015   2 comments
Test your knowledge of basic semiconductor physics.
Why Don't EEs Live in Cities?
6/23/2015   44 comments
I'm becoming more and more convinced that EEs don't live in cities. Here's my anecdotal evidence.
Comment: Re: Nice one - MeasurementBlues - 6/19/2015
Friday Quiz: Low-Level Measurements
6/19/2015   3 comments
Test your knowledge of measurement units and error sources in electrical measurements.
Comment: Re: Other - MeasurementBlues - 6/15/2015
Who Says Engineers Don't Think?
6/15/2015   56 comments
What is it about liberal-arts majors that makes them think they've cornered the market on thinking?
Comment: Can't afford - MeasurementBlues - 6/12/2015
Friday Quiz: LTE-Advanced, the Real 4G
6/12/2015   1 comment
Although wireless carriers have been touting 4G LTE services for several years, the real 4G (LTE-Advanced) is just now coming online.
What value do test equipment workshops have?
Flash Poll  
6/12/2015   2 comments
Have you ever attended a workshop given by a test-equipment company? If so, what value do they have?
Comment: Being there - MeasurementBlues - 6/9/2015
Comment: Live vs. TV - MeasurementBlues - 6/9/2015
Comment: Football? - MeasurementBlues - 6/9/2015
Friday Quiz: Design for Test
6/5/2015   Post a comment
This week's quiz is based on a four-part series called "DFT boot camp," contributed by Mentor Graphics.
Which bandwidth of oscilloscopes do you have in your lab?
Flash Poll  
6/5/2015   1 comment
Which bandwidth of oscilloscopes do you have in your lab?
IMS 2015: Test Equipment Was Everywhere
6/3/2015   Post a comment
At the 2015 International Microwave Symposium in Phoenix, Steve Taranovich walked the floor and found a side range of test equipment.
Learn EMC, Safety, and RF from Washington Labs
News & Analysis  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
Washington Labs, testing house located in Maryland, offers a series of webinars for engineers interested on EMC, RF, and safety compliance.

In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
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