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Secutech Thailand 2018 delivers the latest smart security solutions and sets new record for exhibitor participation (emsnow)
<p>As another successful edition of Secutech Thailand drew to a close last week, the verdict among security industry players was clear: the fair is the place to be to stay ahead of the curve on all things security. Held amidst the hustle and bustle of Bangkok from 8 – 10 November 2018, the three-day fair [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Secutec ...
Loaded clock IC conserves board space (EDN News)
Outfitted with a MEMS resonator and two PLLs, Microchip’s DSC613 clock chip can replace up to three crystals and oscillators on a pc board.
Live wireless testing shows network weaknesses (EDN Test and Measurement)
Real-world feedback with a real product can often be critical to understanding how people are using your product.
EMI emissions testing: peak, quasi-peak, and average measurements (EDN Test and Measurement)
Learn the difference between these three EMI emissions measurements and when to use them. It's not just for EMI engineers.
Trigger an oscilloscope, get a stable display (EDN Test and Measurement)
Triggering an oscilloscope gives you many options for viewing and processing signal events. Learn how to use triggers to your advantage.
TDECQ measurements replace mask testing in PAM4 optical signals (EDN Test and Measurement)
Because PAM4 doesn’t need the same low bit-error rate needed with NRZ signals, mask tests are no longer valid when testing optical modules.
Bluetooth 5 variations complicate PHY testing (EDN Test and Measurement)
Bluetooth 5 is here and features a raft of improvements over the previous Bluetooth 4.2. Let's take a look at how the Bluetooth SIG is changing this ubiquitous and highly popular standard and how these changes will impact PHY-layer test and measurement.
Three 5G test challenges to overcome (EDN Test and Measurement)
Changing standards, mmWaves, and cost of test will impact your designs.
Developing the Electronics Workforce Part Two: Academia and Suppliers Partner (emsnow)
<img width="300" height="109" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="banner f" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 300w, 660w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>Much has been written about the need to attract new, young talent into the ...
PTC Adds Artificial Intelligence and Generative Design Capabilities to Enhance and Expand its CAD Portfolio with Acquisition of Frustum (emsnow)
<p>NEEDHAM, Mass.&#8211;PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced that it has acquired Frustum Inc., an advanced generative design software company, for approximately $70 million. Frustum’s technology for generative design—an approach that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to generate design options—is a transformative addition to the PTC Creo portfolio. @PTC adds artificial intelligence (AI) and generative design capabilities to enhance and expand [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Molex, Contrinex Announce Collaboration, Enhances Industrial Automation Solutions Portfolio (emsnow)
<p>LISLE, Ill.&#8211;Molex announces a collaboration with Contrinex, a Switzerland-based manufacturer of inductive and photoelectric sensors for factory automation as well as safety and RFID systems. With sensors providing the essential steps of analyzing and communicating high-level data to cloud-based applications, this collaboration further strengthens Molex’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution offerings and positions the company [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="ht ...
Nortech Systems Reports Third Quarter Results (emsnow)
<p>MINNEAPOLIS – Nortech Systems Inc. today reported net sales of $29.6 million for the third quarter ended September 30, which includes $1.9 million of revenue recognized under new FASB accounting guidelines adopted this fiscal year. This compares with $28.3 million reported for the third quarter of 2017. On a pro forma basis to adjust for [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Nortech Systems Reports Third Quarter ...
Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer (emsnow)
<p>The latest update to the Thermo Scientific Niton XL5 handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer includes three new calibration modes and additional functionality that bring the power, speed and accuracy of the analyzer to consumer goods manufacturers and regulators. The new capabilities are designed to ease screening of products for hazardous materials, helping manufacturers and regulators [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Autotalks Expands into China with its Truly Secure LTE-V2X Solution (emsnow)
<p>Kfar Netter, Israel – Autotalks, a world leader in V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions, is expanding its operations to China in order to bring its disruptive global V2X offering to the Chinese intelligent and connected vehicle industry. China is a fast-growing region in the automotive and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) segments. LTE-V2X technology has been [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Microsoft ships Windows 1.0, November 20, 1985 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Microsoft shipped Windows 1.0, a then new operating system.
ams is facing a luxury problem – a lot of opportunities (Evertiq)
A fantastic year with plenty of opportunities have meant that ams is leaving 2018 on a high note. With the current developments within the Automotive sector, where more and more electronics is making its way into our cars, the company already sits on a wealth of technology ready to be reapplied to the industry. Going forward the might be a need to increase capacity to make the most of the current situation.
ams & Qualcomm to focus engineering on active stereo camera solution (Evertiq)
ams and Qualcomm Technologies jointly announced the intent to focus engineering efforts towards a 3D depth sensing camera solution for mobile phone applications like 3D imaging and scanning and, in particular, biometric face authentication.
Murata on its massive investment in Finland (Evertiq)
Back in August Murata announced that it is investing about EUR 42 million into a new Finnish MEMS factory. The expansion is set to create 150–200 new jobs in 2018–2019, and we had an opportunity to talk to Tommi Vilenius about the new investment.
Johnson Controls to sell Power Solutions business for $13.2 billion (Evertiq)
Johnson Controls says that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Power Solutions business to Brookfield Business Partners L.P. together with institutional partners including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in a cash transaction valued at USD 13.2 billion.
Autotalks expands into China (Evertiq)
Autotalks, a V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions provider, is expanding its operations to China in order to bring its V2X offering to the Chinese vehicle industry.
2018: a year of challenges and opportunities for Fusion Worldwide (Evertiq)
As an independent distributor you can't – and will not – always be the bearer of good news; especially in 2018. Shortages and increasing numbers of counterfeited components has made the landscape into a minefield, but also provided Fusion Worldwide with an abundance of opportunities to show what they got.
AC/DC supplies exhibit low noise (EDN News)
Joining the TDK-Lambda CUS-M series of power supplies, the CUS1500M delivers 1500 W of output power with less than 45 dBa of audible noise.
AWG reaches 16 bits, 24V (EDN News)
The T3AWG3x52 series from Teledyne LeCroy deliver 16-bit resolution with 1 Gsample/s and a wide voltage range.
2.4 Million Skilled Jobs Projected to Go Unfilled According to Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute (emsnow)
<p>The Manufacturing Institute  reported that as “growth in the U.S. economy continues and manufacturers create more and more jobs in a thriving sector, the industry’s pre-existing workforce crisis could get even worse, according to a new 2018 skills gap study,” conducted by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute. “The widening manufacturing skills gap is expected to grow [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Outlook Remains Bright for Automotive Electronic Systems Growth (emsnow)
<p>Despite some high-profile setbacks with autonomous vehicles, auto electronic systems growth projects well; remains a hotbed for semiconductor growth. Sales of automotive electronic systems are forecast to increase 7.0% in 2018 and 6.3% in 2019, the highest growth rate in both years among the six major end-use applications for semiconductors.  Figure 1 shows that sales [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Developing the Electronics Workforce: Academia and Suppliers Partner to Prepare the Next Generation of Industry Leaders (emsnow)
<img width="300" height="109" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="banner f" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 300w, 660w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>Much has been written about the need to attract new, young talent into the ...
China launches 1st Shenzhou spacecraft, November 19, 1999 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, China took a big step forward toward becoming the third country in the world to have independent human spaceflight capability, launching its first Shenzhou spacecraft.
TerraE: cell production in Germany (Evertiq)
BMZ acquires TerraE and pushes ahead with plans for a German cell production.
The biggest electronica ever (Evertiq)
More than 3,100 exhibitors from over 50 countries provided an insight into the electronics of the future with their solutions and products at the Munich trade fair site from November 13 to 16, 2018. The focal topics of this year’s electronica included blockchain, artificial intelligence and medical electronics.
Plexus European footprint can face future challenges (Evertiq)
An increased traction in the high complexity and high regulatory spaces has brought on a need to increase capacity for EMS provider, Plexus. However, wether it’s by luck or strategic brilliance there won’t be a need to add square footage.
Mynaric opens site in China due to booming Asian aerospace market (Evertiq)
Mynaric is opening a new site in Shanghai, China, as a consequence of the high demand for its products and the rapidly-expanding Asian aerospace communications market.
Software pinpoints external PIM (EDN News)
PIM Finder software from Kaelus accurately identifies and locates external PIM sources outside antenna infrastructure.
Tone dialing telephones are introduced, November 18, 1963 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the Bell System introduced the first electronic push-button telephone system with touch tone dialing to customers in Pennsylvania.
Efficient buck converter reduces EMI (EDN News)
The LTC3310S synchronous DC/DC converter from Analog Devices achieves both low EMI and high efficiency at switching frequencies up to 5 MHz.
1st rover lands on the moon, November 17, 1970 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Lunokhod 1 became the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on an astronomical object beyond the Earth when it soft-landed on the moon.
Fleming patents vacuum tube, November 16, 1904 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, English engineer John Ambrose Fleming received a patent for the thermionic valve, better known as the vacuum tube.
Tiny waves, big challenges: Getting 5G mmWave mobility right (EDN News)
Building a robust network for millimeter wave communications presents a set of new challenges that will have ramifications for cell design, cell placement, and radio access network architecture.
Intel 4004 is announced, November 15, 1971 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Intel announced the 4004, the first general-purpose programmable processor on the market, and its chipset.
Recycling energy in DC motor drives (EDN News)
This article describes how energy can be fed back from a motor to a power source from a mechanical system, and how it can be dealt with in motor drive electronics.
Motion sensor reconfigures on the fly (EDN News)
A three-axis MEMS accelerometer, the IIS2DLPC from STMicroelectronics, changes operating mode on the fly from low power to high resolution.
Rack DMM packs two meters in one 1U case (EDN News)
The Keithley DMM7512 from Tektronix provides tow independent 7.5-digit DMMs into a package that just 1U high, consuming like test rack space.
High-frequency piezo amplifier driver (EDN News)
Piezoelectric devices often require voltage in the range of 20V or more. Consequently a high output voltage and high output current piezo amplifier driver is required to drive such transducers.
Apollo 12 hit by lightning at launch, November 14, 1969 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, NASA’s Apollo 12 launched and was struck by lightning as it began a successful mission to the moon.
Hybrid cascodes pack fast SiC FET (EDN News)
UnitedSiC’s UF3C Fast series combines a 650 V or 1200 V silicon carbide (SiC) JFET with a cascode-optimized MOSFET in a TO-247-3L package.
Implementing a better design approach to fault detection in USB-C cables (EDN News)
The newest device designed to protect USB Type-C cables against the effects of over-temperature conditions is the compact PolySwitch setP digital temperature indicator.
1st laser designs are outlined, November 13, 1957 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history and according to a 38-year patent fight, the laser was invented by Gordon Gould.
Repair: HP 34401A capacitor failure (EDN Test and Measurement)
In another case of failed capacitors, this classic meter needed some power-supply capacitors replaced, and the diodes that came with them.
EDN visits a calibration lab (EDN Test and Measurement)
At Transcat's Rochester, N.Y. lab, we gave an HP 34401A DMM a checkup. The meter's readings were disappointing, but it was a worthwhile reality check.
VNAs measure more than components (EDN Test and Measurement)
Vector-network analyzers have come down in price and size to where they have become scientific measurement instruments for measuring snow and soil composition and for characterizing materials.
Measure phase difference with an oscilloscope (EDN Test and Measurement)
Phase difference can be measured on an oscilloscope by determining the time delay between two waveforms along with their period.
Coexistence issues: Coming to 5G New Radio (EDN Test and Measurement)
With the addition of new frequencies and new forms of signaling, 5G NR raises the bar for possible interference with other wireless services.
Spectrum sharing: Another way to better use the airwaves (EDN Test and Measurement)
The sharing of the 3.5-GHz band, which had been reserved for military radar, make another slice of spectrum available for wireless mobile broadband services. Before deployment can begin, Citizens Broadband Service Devices must be tested and certified.
Construct a 56 Gbaud PAM4 signal source (EDN Test and Measurement)
Using modular instruments, you can configure a 112 Gbit/s (56 Gbaud) PRBS pattern generator for testing 400GbE receivers and for characterizing transmission channels.
Pen-shaped oscilloscope needs some rethinking (EDN Test and Measurement)
The Ikascope from Ikalogic can be a useful tool, but it needs a few more features and a lower price.
High-speed digital: 112 is the new 56 (EDN Test and Measurement)
Never in recent memory at DesignCon has talk of a speed doubling changed so much in just one year. PAM4 is now firmly established as the modulation for 112G.
Teardown: A19 LED bulb (EDN Test and Measurement)
EDN looks inside an LED bulb, tracing out the schematic and assessing the components of the power converter circuit.
Trend and track: Two useful oscilloscope diagnostic tools (EDN Test and Measurement)
An oscilloscope's trend and track functions can help you identify the source of signal problems. Trends let you log data while tracks let you demodulate signals, which can reveal hidden problems.
Design a DSP lock-in amplifier, Part 2: Design methodology (EDN Test and Measurement)
Part 2 of this series looks at the hardware and software, plus the rationale behind choosing parts.
Design a DSP lock-in amplifier, Part 1: Background (EDN Test and Measurement)
Long considered an analog or analog/digital function, lock-in amplifiers can now be implemented using software-defined radio techniques. That lets you redefine your lock-in amplifier as needed.
Anechoic chambers: Design and demonstration (EDN Test and Measurement)
Boston-area engineers were treated to a presentation on chamber design and modeling, plus a look inside a working chamber.