Frankenstein's Fix: The Tricky Toroid
Engineering Investigations 9/26/2013 3 comments
Using a logic analyzer to investigate the problem, an engineering technician finds a simple way to meet the design requirements for an early RF device.
Golden Apple of China: iPhone 5s
Blog 9/25/2013 24 comments
Since last Friday when Apple released its two new phones, early results show the more expensive iPhone 5s is by far outselling iPhone 5c globally, including China.
What? DARPA Does Open-Source?
Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/24/2013 13 comments
How to weed through a growing number of vision algorithms, to best to aid the time-consuming task of generating test objects necessary for better vision algorithms, has been DARPA’s focus in recent years.
Automotive Evolution – 1 Step at a Time
Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/23/2013 25 comments
While at an event, I learned Google and Tesla – both tech companies with no traditional automotive ties – are very much admired but also viewed as a thorn in the side of Detroit’s automakers.
Agilent Splits HP DNA Again
News & Analysis 9/19/2013 28 comments
With a bold three-year plan, Agilent will split into a separate $3.9 billion life science and $2.9 billion traditional T&M company.
Oscilloscope Mistakes, Part 1
Blog 9/12/2013 4 comments
Avoiding these common pitfalls will get you better data with minimum effort. Steve Sandler takes a look at four common scope mistakes and gives details on how to avoid them. This particular mistake focuses on bandwidth and sample rates.
In Embedded Vision, Sensors Rule, Part 2
Blog 9/10/2013 Post a comment
Lately I’ve realized that new image sensor capabilities (such as 3D, higher resolution, faster frame rates, and increased dynamic range) are having a dramatic impact on system architecture and algorithms.
New Twist on RF Production Test
Blog 9/10/2013 Post a comment
Peter Sarson and Andreas Wild of ams develop a standard test routine to alleviate the aggravation added to the testing process when RF filter characterization requirements are changed late in development.
Qualcomm’s Naked EV Ambition
Slideshow 9/10/2013 11 comments
When FIA launches the electric-car competition in 2014 as an alternative to Formula 1, Qualcomm will be first in line, serving as a technology partner to the Formula E championship.
Why Electric Cars Are Safer
News & Analysis 9/9/2013 45 comments
Tesla Motors’ recent five-star sweep in NHTSA safety ratings shed light on an important aspect of electric cars: They’re inherently safer than vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.
Sticking to the Startup Plan
Blog 9/6/2013 8 comments
Devils will sit on founders' shoulders tempting them to keep updating startups' products and services to recapture that "latest thing" status. Most of the time those founders should resist.
SPICE Made Easy
Engineer’s Bookshelf 9/5/2013 25 comments
Check out this handbook for the LTspice IV Simulator from Wurth Electronik, as reviewed by EMC expert Ken Wyatt.
Chip Market Growth Strengthens in July
News & Analysis 9/4/2013 8 comments
Global chip sales for July were up 5 percent on the same period in 2012, with a US boom more than compensating for a declining Japanese market. However, Japan showed strong growth compared with the previous quarter.
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