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NIWeek panelists derive inspiration from technology

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Austin, TX. “What inspires you?” That was the simple question put to a panel of technologists at the closing day of NIWeek Thursday morning. Dr. James Truchard, NI co-founder and chairman of the board, who stepped down as CEO at the end of last year, commented that not everyone will be working on autonomous vehicles, but all of us...

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Engineering data and the economics of semiconductor manufacturing

Delivering high-quality electronic devices that are able to perform in remote locations and drastic conditions has become a competitive advantage for the new age...

Four tools to help you customize your drone designs

The consumer drone market has seen a sharp surge in sales in recent years due to the popularity of small commercial drones. With their...

Flying probes take on the challenge of loss of test access

Today's electronic circuit-board technology is posing a big challenge to in-circuit test techniques because of the disappearance of access. As a result, a shift...

Scan ATPG and compression are beating Moore’s law

Moore’s law has been the standard reference for semiconductor scaling. It roughly says that semiconductor design sizes, fueled by technology improvements, double every two...

Probes don’t get any respect

An important design objective for voltage and current probes and current monitors is to determine a signal’s characteristics without significantly affecting the signal itself....

EMP Measurements: Nonnuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Generation

Following the unexpectedly far-reaching and damaging effects observed during the Starfish Prime nuclear experiment in 1962, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and especially high-altitude EMP (HEMP)...

Improve IC development and reduce risk for big designs by moving...

Through generations of technology advances, I’ve seen that as a particular task gets more important and usually more complex, it becomes the target of...

Magazine - June Edition

WLAN, radar, IoT, V2X to complement 5G at IMS

This year, Hawaii is hosting the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), a key annual international meeting for microwave technologists. Co-located with IMS are...

Smart factories leverage cloud, edge computing

Manufacturing is witnessing a transformation through the implementation of the smart-factory concept and factory-automation technologies, according to Markets and Markets, which has just published...

APEC exhibits span power components to high-voltage probes

At APEC 2017 March 26-30 in Tampa, FL, attendees focused on various aspects of power-electronics technology. Participants reported a variety of innovations, including a...

Building and testing cloud-connected wireless sensors

Wireless technology is a key driver of the Internet of Things. The global IoT market-research firm ON World predicts that the industrial wireless sensing...

Developing smarter RF systems with model-based design

Model-based design saves time and money by moving design tasks from the lab and field to the desktop. It provides a common design environment...

Powering chips and systems from FPGAs to shipboard equipment

Power supply makers are addressing a variety of ratings and application spaces, as indicated in this product focus. For example, Intel’s Enpirion business, which...

RED stands out at Europe’s EMV 2017

The latest European Radio Equipment Directive (RED)1 is set to take full effect. Published on May 22, 2014, the new directive designated June 13,...

Looking back at rapid progress in machine vision

In 1997, the World Wide Web was still new territory for business, bulky analog cell phones filled purses or dangled from belt holsters, and...

Smoothing engineer-physician communication

Engineers play an increasingly important role in medicine, designing medical electronics devices for clinical and home environments. Unfortunately, there can be an impedance mismatch...

EE – June 2017 Product Picks

Software-defined radar The 2400AD2 software-defined radar module incorporates a PLL and offers dual receiving channels for K-band applications. In addition, the module is compact and...

White Paper

USB Pulse Power Sensors Application Note

Built with Real-Time Power Processing ™ technology, AR presents...

Special Report

WLAN, radar, IoT, V2X to complement 5G at IMS

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This year, Hawaii is hosting the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), a key annual international meeting for microwave technologists. Co-located with IMS are...

Special Report

Smart factories leverage cloud, edge computing

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Manufacturing is witnessing a transformation through the implementation of the smart-factory concept and factory-automation technologies, according to Markets and Markets, which has just published...