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New Tooling U-SME Workforce Report Shows Not Enough Being Done to Address Manufacturing Workforce Challenges (emsnow)
<p>Tooling U-SME, the leading provider of manufacturing training solutions, has released its latest workforce study, the &#8220;Industry Pulse: 2018 Manufacturing Workforce Report.&#8221; The study exposes some disturbing revelations: The manufacturing skills gap continues to hinder large portions of the industry and represents a significant impediment and threat to manufacturing growth and the adoption of new technologies. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Newisys, Division of Sanmina Wins Best of Show Innovation Award for Second Consecutive Year at 2018 Flash Memory Summit (emsnow)
<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. –  Newisys, a product division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), announced that it has won the Best of Show Innovation Award at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit for the Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application. Newisys earned this top honor, in conjunction with Intel, for a live demonstration of a real-time analytics engine that leveraged [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Insight SiP Launches ISP1507-AL Module for Bluetooth Connectivity (emsnow)
<p>Sophia Antipolis, France &#8211; Following on from the success of its best-selling ISP 1507-AX module, Insight SiP, the specialist in ultra-miniature RF modules, is launching the ISP1507-AL module to give customers access to low cost, high quality, advanced Bluetooth technology. Based on the class-leading Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 series, this module offers a complete wireless connectivity solution, with an [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Analysis and simulation of PCB ACR losses for Vcore DrMOS optimization (EDN News)
PCB main-loop ripple current resistive losses are often neglected and overlooked as a switching power supply loss component.
Designing with a complete simulation test bench for op amps, Part 3: Input-referred errors (EDN News)
Measure some of the most common input-referred error sources that affect both DC and AC accuracy: common-mode rejection ratio, power-supply rejection ratio, input offset voltage, input bias current, and input offset current.
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.
Bluetooth 5: More speeds, more range, new RF tests (EDN Test and Measurement)
Bluetooth keeps evolving as new applications for the wireless technology arise. Bluetooth 5 adds features that will appeal to designers of IoT devices that need low power and longer range, but don't need high data rates. The new data rates mean new tests.
Two Barriers to Smart Manufacturing Implementation? Hint: It’s a People Problem (emsnow)
<img width="300" height="197" src="" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="sme" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" srcset=" 300w, 306w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /><p>The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) issued a new report at last week's IMTS show i ...
Redundancy design solution for Battery Systems in Autonomous Vehicles (EDN News)
The concept of a redundant cell architecture, is a technique that dynamically disconnects a cell in the battery pack for optimal balancing needs.
Foxconn Releases Video Sneak Preview of New Campus in Wisconsin (emsnow)
<p>According to a local publication, The Journal Times, Foxconn has produced and published a video, providing a sneak peak into how the world’s fourth-largest information-technology company intends to transform its site, known as the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Research Park, on the village’s western border along Interstate 94 in Racine County, in southern Wisconsin. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Koh Young Technology highlighted the versatile Meister system at Semicon Taiwan (emsnow)
<p>Seoul, South Korea – Koh Young Technology, provider of 3D inspection technology, showed the latest Meister-D for the SiP (System-in-Package) assembly process. This innovative technology was recently highlighted at SEMICON Taiwan in the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. The latest Meister-D system is optimized for die inspection and ensures the fastest, most accurate measurement with an [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
IPC Renews Concern Over Third Round of U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports (emsnow)
<p>John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, issued the following statement on the decision of the U.S. government to impose additional tariffs on about $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, the third such list announced this year. “IPC backs robust efforts by the United States to address discriminatory treatment of U.S. companies by its trading partners. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">IPC ...
EIPC Appoints Tarja Rapala-Virtanen as New Technical Director (emsnow)
<p>The Board of Directors of the European Institute for the PCB Community (EIPC) are delighted to announce that they have appointed Tarja Rapala-Virtanen as their new Technical Director. It is doubtful that anyone in the PCB industry will not have heard of Tarja, but just in case here is a little bit about her. Tarja [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">EIPC Appoints Tarja Rapala-Virtanen as New Techn ...
AISMALIBAR to Present FASTHERM at Ford Advanced Lighting Innovation Expo 2018 (emsnow)
<p>Aismalibar is set to introduce their newest product offering, FASTHERM, at the Ford Advanced Lighting Innovation Expo (ALIE) show in Dearborn, MI on October 10-11, 2018. FASTHERM was developed by AISMALIBAR to achieve a faster thermal transition from the LED thermal pad to the heat sink. This technology allows LEDs to operate at a temperature [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">AIS ...
KIC President, Bjorn Dahle on Industry 4.0 Applying to Everyone (emsnow)
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New ITAR/EAR-free space-grade FPGAs, part 2 (EDN News)
Many satellite and spacecraft OEMs around the world are looking for ITAR/EAR-free, rad-hard, ultra deep-submicron FPGAs. See how this new range of devices addresses that market need.
Voyager 1 takes 1st photos of Earth and moon, September 18, 1977 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, NASA’s Voyager 1 captured the first ever photos of the Earth and moon together in a single frame.
Tonbo Imaging to set up Lithuanian development centre (Evertiq)
Tonbo Imaging, a developer of advanced imaging and sensor systems for defence, security and intelligent transportation systems, is setting up a development centre in Lithuania.
ITEN to expand its production capacity (Evertiq)
ITEN says that the company is drastically expanding its production capacity for SMD-mounted micro-batteries used to store energy and power in electronics circuits.
Incap Group names new CEO (Evertiq)
Mr Otto Pukk has been appointed as the CEO of Incap Group. He joined Incap in November 2015 as the managing director for Incap's operations in Estonia. He also has acted as the interim CEO of the Group as from 25 June 2018.
EV manufacturer signs $1bn+ investment with Saudi Arabian fund (Evertiq)
Lucid Motors announces that the company has executed a USD 1+ billion investment agreement with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia.
Global fab equipment spending to increase 14% this year (Evertiq)
Global fab equipment spending will increase 14% this year to USD 62.8 billion and is expected to rise 7.5%, to USD 67.5 billion, in 2019, marking the fourth consecutive year of spending growth and the highest investment year for fab equipment in the history of the industry, according to SEMI.
Mouser and Marvell enter global distribution agreement (Evertiq)
Mouser Electronics says that it has entered into a global distribution agreement with Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions.
Salcomp appoints new corporate vice president, R&D (Evertiq)
Pasi Savolainen, Salcomp's current General Manager & Vice President, for the company's Taiwan Operations, has been appointed as Corporate Vice President, R&D for the company's location in Shenzhen, China.
NASA unveils 1st Space Shuttle, September 17, 1976 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Shuttle Enterprise was rolled out for the first time, starting a career that would make all other NASA Space Shuttles possible and doing so with a name encouraged by Star Trek fans.
Williams and Unipart form new battery manufacturing JV (Evertiq)
Formed as a JV by Williams Advanced Engineering and Unipart Manufacturing Group, Hyperbat will open in early 2019 in Coventry, creating around ninety new jobs, at a new facility that will produce batteries for future hybrid and electric vehicles.
Fire at Tesla’s Gigafactory was quickly contained (Evertiq)
Late in the evening on Saturday a fire reportedly broke out at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada – however, the fire was contained by early Sunday and production has since resumed.
TTM Technologies opens offices in Japan and India (Evertiq)
PCB manufacturer TTM Technologies, announces the opening of its new regional sales office in Shin-Yokohama, Japan.
Bluetooth 5 radio SiP speeds time to market (EDN News)
The RSL10 System-in-Package from ON Semiconductor integrates an antenna, radio, and all required passive components in one miniature package.
Level-shift gate driver improves reliability (EDN News)
Joining Infineon’s family of 200 V level-shift gate drivers, the IRS2007S half-bridge driver provides independent UVLO for VCC and VBS.
Steve Jobs leaves Apple Computer, September 16, 1985 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Steve Jobs resigned as chairman of Apple Computer, only to return exactly 12 years later.
Renowned engineer Sir MV is born, September 15, 1860 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, also known as Sir MV, was born. India observes Engineer’s Day each year on September 15 to commemorate his life and contributions to engineering and science.
Luna 2 reaches the moon, September 14, 1959 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the Soviet Union’s Luna 2 intentionally crashed into the moon, becoming the first man-made spacecraft to reach the moon.
IBM intros 1st computer disk storage unit, September 13, 1956 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, IBM announced the first supercomputer with a hard disk drive, the IBM 305 RAMAC, weighing more than a ton and storing 5MB of data.
Kilby demonstrates the 1st IC, September 12, 1958 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments demonstrated the first integrated circuit, containing a single transistor and supporting components on a slice of germanium.
Implementing a long-tailed quad (EDN News)
When the powers that be ban the use of sole source parts in an amplitude modulator design, this engineer made a long-tailed quad.
Stibitz demonstrates remote computing, September 11, 1940 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Laboratories used his Complex Number Calculator to demonstrate remote computing for the first time.
Automotive ICs combine power and CAN (EDN News)
Lite and Mid-Range+ System Basis Chips (SBCs) from Infineon enable CAN bus communications at 5 Mbps for large automotive applications.
Boston Computer Society disbands, September 10, 1996 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, The Boston Computer Society, once an extremely influential personal computing organization, decided its mission to demystify computing was complete and disbanded.
AC supplies span 600 VA to 5000 VA (EDN News)
Preen AFV-P programmable AC power sources with DC output deliver clean power with total harmonic distortion of less than 0.3% at 50/60 Hz.
Metal-enclosed supplies help cut standby power (EDN News)
Chassis-mount AC/DC power supplies in CUI’s VGS-B family provide 35 W to 350 W in compact metal packages with profiles of just 30 mm.
1st actual computer bug found, September 9, 1947 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the first case of an actual bug being the cause of a computer error was recorded in the log book for the Mark II.
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.
Teardown: Platinum Tools LANSeeker TP500 (EDN Test and Measurement)
Take a look inside this simple but useful tester's components.
$199 wireless oscilloscope needs a few enhancements (EDN Test and Measurement)
The Aeroscope 100A lets you troubleshoot and monitor circuit performance from a smartphone or tablet, but needs a few more features in its app.