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AXIe-0: The Inside Story of a New Modular Instrument Standard
News & Analysis  
9/24/2014   2 comments
Like Coke Zero, AXIe Zero is the diet version of its namesake. Larry Desjardin explains the new standard for low-cost instruments and switching.
5 Good Reasons to Cancel Your Project
Blog  
8/14/2014   8 comments
Sometimes you just have to know when it's time to cancel and move on.
NI Enters Semi Test Market
News & Analysis  
8/7/2014   2 comments
A surprise interview with NI CEO James Truchard augments the news coming out of NI Week.
Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
7/21/2014   47 comments
Engineers make design decisions that affect the company bottom line, often without understanding how.
NI Enters Manual Lab Bench Instrument Market
News & Analysis  
6/17/2014   7 comments
Is bench instrumentation facing a major disruption?
Olympic Biathlon Can Teach Us About Product Requirements
Blog  
4/2/2014   12 comments
Engineers must make tradeoffs between time-to-market and detailed product requirements.
That A-Ha Moment
Blog  
12/10/2013   17 comments
Larry Desjardin asks the readers about their moments of sudden insight.
A Beautiful Mind Explains Our Industry
Blog  
10/8/2013   13 comments
The Nash Equilibrium explains why so many things are the way they are.
Comment: Probing - Larry Desjardin - 9/5/2013
Have Patents Run Their Course?
Blog  
8/28/2013   20 comments
Does anyone believe innovation would cease if we eliminated patents and depended on trade secrets, copyrights, and trademarks only?
Comment: Re: PDP-11 - Larry Desjardin - 7/29/2013
Comment: Re: Skills - Larry Desjardin - 7/29/2013
Comment: Re: PDP-11 - Larry Desjardin - 7/29/2013
The Art of Troubleshooting
Blog  
7/26/2013   44 comments
Solving tough, mysterious problems is hard. And there are no textbook methods on how to do it.
FPGAs supercharge instrument flexibility
Design How-To  
4/1/2013   Post a comment
A growing number of instrument vendors are giving users the ability to customize internal FPGAs, delivering a significant increase in flexibility and speed.
2012 Modular Instrument Predictions: Results
Design How-To  
1/11/2013   Post a comment
Larry Desjardin reviews his Top 10 industry predictions for 2012. How did he do?


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Making the Grade in Industrial Design
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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