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Drops in 2Q NAND Flash contract prices shrink slightly (Evertiq)
DRAMeXchange points out that 1Q19 contract prices across all NAND Flash product categories were impacted by a weak server demand, an extended smartphone replacement cycle, less-than-expected sales for Apple's new phones and other end demand disappointments.
Flexible Displays and Sensors: Enabling a New Era of Electronics (emsnow)
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Design PCBs for EMI, part 2: Basic stack-up (EDN News)
Learn how to stack-up a board's trace, power, and return layers to minimize interference.
Test power supplies for efficiency to comply with regulatory standards (EDN Test and Measurement)
As we seek to reduce power consumption, we must comply with standards. The key is to make voltage and current measurements, calculate power, and minimize harmonics.
Link-budget calculations: Needed for 5G OTA testing (EDN Test and Measurement)
Testing of 5G mmWave devices introduces a new set of challenges related to over-the-air path losses.
MAP-E testing helps IPv6 carry IPv4 traffic (EDN Test and Measurement)
In a world out of IPv4 addresses but equipment still in use, ISPs need a mechanism for supporting IPv4 traffic over IPv6 networks. Learn how MAP-E helps and how to test it.
5G test gears up (EDN Test and Measurement)
As products emerge and networks assemble, the test-equipment industry must keep up with standards, production, and deployment.
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.
Space Shuttle Columbia is delivered, March 25, 1979 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, NASA’s first fully functional Space Shuttle, Columbia, was delivered to the John F Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
YXLON teams up with Japanese Nagoya Electric Works (Evertiq)
YXLON International, a division of the Swiss Comet Group, have announced a collaboration with the Japanese company Nagoya Electric Works (NEW). The collaboration includes the development and distribution of specialized X-ray systems for the semiconductor industry.
SEMI: billings continues to decline (Evertiq)
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted USD 1.86 billion in billings worldwide in February 2019 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.
Getting back to Moon's surface (Evertiq)
For long-duration, deep space missions, astronauts will need a highly efficient and reconfigurable space. Under a public-private partnership as a part of NASA's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) Phase II study contract, Lockheed Martin has completed the initial ground prototype for a cislunar habitat.
Meyer Burger's cell coating tech goes to Asia (Evertiq)
Meyer Burger awarded contract for about CHF 15 million from an existing, major Asian customer for its MAiA 6.1 cell coating equipment.
Renesas gets CFIUS approval for IDT buy (Evertiq)
Renesas and IDT have received final regulatory approval for Renesas’ proposed acquisition of IDT. The acquisition is expected to close at the end of March 2019.
Tom Mitchell, North America Business Manager, Conecsus at APEX 2019 (emsnow)
<p>With a thriving business that’s all about turning scrap into cash, Conecsus continues to grow in the US and now in Mexico too. Tom Mitchell, their North America Business Manager, joins SCOOP’s Philip Stoten to share insight into the business model, the legislation and regulation and the environmental impact of processing scrap from the soldering [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Tom Mitchell ...
SCOOPstudio Roundtable – STEM & The SMT Workforce of the Future – APEX 2019 (emsnow)
<p>Everyone agrees that getting students interested in STEM education and eventually the EMS and SMT industry is key to our collective success as an industry. Both the US and Europe know this ‘skills gap’ is a genuine threat. Collette Buscemi, Senior Director is Education Programs at IPC outlined the program that IPC ran at APEX [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">SCOOPstudio Roundtable – STE ...
TTI, Inc. Announces 2018 Winners of the Supplier Excellence Awards (emsnow)
<p>Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc., a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, announced the winners of its prestigious 2018 Americas Supplier Excellence Awards. The award ceremony will be held at the TTI Supplier Executive Breakfast meeting at the EDS Leadership Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Melanie Pizzey, TTI Vice President [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="" ...
The Future of Stretchable Electronics (emsnow)
<p>Stretchable devices could have a wide range of potential uses, from wearable health monitors to elastic solar cells to artificial skin. Tsukuba, Japan,  Stretchable electronics is emerging as a promising new technology for next-generation wearable devices, according to a review published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials. The technology has many possible applications for [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=""> ...
Popov makes early radio transmission, March 24, 1896 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Russian physicist Alexander Popov transmitted the words "Heinrich Hertz" between buildings on the St Petersburg University campus.
1st commercial elevator starts running, March 23, 1857 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the first commercial elevator began operating in a New York City department store, and its success made the sky the limit for future buildings.
Gate drivers offer advanced protection (EDN News)
Isolated gate drivers from Texas Instruments provide a high level of monitoring and protection, while improving total system efficiency.
Teardown: Wireless charging pad is tough to crack (EDN News)
This engineer's teardown of a svelte wireless power charging pad stimulates some unexpected questions in the process, like "what happened to all the ICs?"
Reflectometer connects to live lines (EDN News)
Megger’s TDR2050 dual-channel time domain reflectometer detects illegal taps without having to power down the line being tested.
1st Intel Pentium processor is shipped, March 22, 1993 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the first Intel Pentium processor was shipped, kicking off what would become a core line for the company.
Tesla points finger at Zoox, XPeng, and former employees in trade secret thievery suits (Evertiq)
Tesla filed two lawsuits late on Wednesday against multiple former employees and the self-driving startup Zoox, as well as Xiaopeng Motors for allegedly misappropriating the company’s trade secrets.
Turnover growth of 3.7% slightly above expectations for Schweizer (Evertiq)
Preliminary unaudited figures state, PCB manufacturer Schweizer Group expects a turnover of 125.3 million euro for the fiscal year 2018.
Nexensos expands Heraeus sensor business (Evertiq)
The Heraeus sensor business is repositioning itself for key markets—sensor technology and e-mobility—under a new name: Heraeus Nexensos.
Meyer Burger sells 200 MW Heterojunction production line (Evertiq)
Meyer Burger Technology and Oxford Photovoltaics have entered into a strategic partnership and signed an exclusive cooperation agreement to jointly focus on the development of mass production technology for perovskite on silicon Heterojunction (HJT) tandem cells.
Hannover Messe Robotics Award 2019: The Three Finalists (emsnow)
<p>Hannover. Every year the leading players in the robotics industry come to HANNOVER MESSE to demonstrate the latest developments in human-robot collaboration. The ROBOTICS AWARD singles out ground-breaking innovations and is a major highlight for the entire automation sector. Worth a total of €10,000, the Award is being presented for the ninth time by HANNOVER MESSE together with [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Stratasys Takes Top Spot in ABI Research’s Additive Manufacturing Platform Competitive Assessment (emsnow)
<p>Desktop Metal edges out incumbents – ranks highest in innovation  OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK &#8211; Ranked as the top Additive Manufacturing (AM) platform vendor, Stratasys scored highest in the overall category of implementation and topped four of the twelve ranking criteria announced ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Dynamic EMS Riding the Wave with Ace Aquatec to Manufacture their Award-Winning Technology  (emsnow)
<p>Nathan Pyne-Carter, Managing Director of Ace Aquatec, shares his collaborative approach with Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider (EMS) Dynamic EMS. UK based Contract Manufacturer, Dynamic EMS (, was approached by Ace Aquatec ( during 2017 to explore how they could bring their humane fish stunning technology from design to development, and distribution. Nathan Pyne-Carter comments; “Our electronic stunners are [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a ...
ECIA Reports CY18 Global Passive Sales Up 25.2% Compared to CY17 (emsnow)
<p>Atlanta, GA &#8212; ECIA reports CY18 global passive sales (capacitors, inductors and resistors) up 25.2% in dollars and up 16.7% in units. Average selling price improved 7.3%. Units sales were 7.4 trillion units totaling $32.1 billion. Capacitor sales were up 12.5% in units and 27.9% in dollars. Average selling price improved 13.7%. Inductors sales were [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">ECIA ...
Largest SEMICON China Opens: Smart Tech, Industry Growth, Workforce Development in Focus (emsnow)
<p>SHANGHAI ─ SEMICON China 2019, the world’s largest semiconductor conference and exhibition, opens tomorrow and will highlight the global electronics manufacturing industry’s twin opportunities to build the workforce of the future and develop Smart technologies critical to industry growth. Expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors, SEMICON China gathers industry leaders and visionaries for insights into [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Ranger 9 launches for lunar impact, March 21, 1965 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Ranger 9 left Earth on a mission to crash into the moon and capture its impact on video.
Shoe lasting machine is patented, March 20, 1883 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the lasting machine was patented, revolutionizing shoe manufacturing by making it quick and inexpensive. Is 3D printing the next revolutionary technology?
Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2019 (EDN News)
These seminars bring designers in-depth discussions of necessary and complex power electronics topics.
Cinematograph records 1st footage, March 19, 1895 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Auguste and Louis Lumière recorded the first footage using their cinematograph, a competing device to Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope.
Find a signal's bandwidth from its harmonics (EDN News)
Square waves are based on a fundamental frequency and its odd harmonics. How many harmonics do you need to get a good enough representation of a square wave to calculate its rise time with enough accuracy?
1st spacewalk takes place, March 18, 1965 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, cosmonaut Alexey Leonov left his spacecraft for 12 minutes, making the first spacewalk in history.
Gate driver improves isolation capability (EDN News)
The SIC1182K SiC MOSFET gate driver from Power Integrations delivers ±8 A peak output drive current without an external boost stage.
Automotive hub IC handles 5 Gbps transfers (EDN News)
Microchip’s automotive-qualified USB7002 USB 3.1 Gen 1 SmartHub IC offers 10 times faster data rates than existing USB 2.0 devices.
Unexplained crashes inspire the first black box, March 17, 1953 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Australian researcher David Warren invented a device to record cockpit noise and instruments during flight, known today as the black box.
Rack-mount supplies deliver up to 60 kV (EDN News)
Aimed at laboratories and OEMs, XP Power’s EY series of 1200 W regulated AC/DC power supplies offers embedded microcontroller control.
1st liquid-fueled rocket launches, March 16, 1926 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Robert Goddard and his team launched the first liquid-fueled rocket to ever fly under its own power.
Kintex UltraScale FPGAs for space applications (EDN News)
The Kintex UltraScale fabric extends the Xilinx micro-architecture to deliver a step-change increase in bandwidth, capacity, and integration, enabling the space industry to avail of GHz, ultra high-throughput on-board processing.
Tryout: Joulescope Precision DC Energy Analyzer (EDN Test and Measurement)
The Joulescope, now a Kickstarter project, lets you measure voltage and current consumed by many an embedded or IoT system, then calculate power and energy consumption. It's a DMM and oscillograph.
Control the sample rate of digitized signals (EDN Test and Measurement)
Use decimation and interpolation to change the sample rates of digitized waveforms. Doing so will result in cleaner waveforms or smaller file sizes that reduce processing time.
R&D initiative looks to solve energy and climate problems (EDN Test and Measurement)
A proposed R&D program to address climate change and the inevitable fossil-fuel problem uses existing technology.
Perovskite improves solar-cell efficiency (EDN Test and Measurement)
Solar cells have been increasing in efficiency since their invention. Perovskite looks to provide the next increase at a reasonable cost.
Models reveal problems in electronics enclosures (EDN Test and Measurement)
The enclosures around your electronics must survive impacts, high temperatures, and general abuse. Models can uncover hidden defects not visible inside your molded parts.
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.