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Link-budget calculations: Needed for 5G OTA testing (EDN News)
Testing of 5G mmWave devices introduces a new set of challenges related to over-the-air path losses.
Clearance and Creepage Rules for PCB Assembly (emsnow)
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X-ray machine is formally displayed, January 18, 1896 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the X-ray machine was formally displayed after decades of work by several scientists and engineers, including Nikola Tesla.
MAP-E testing helps IPv6 carry IPv4 traffic (EDN News)
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.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: Test & Measurement (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the Test & Measurement category.
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.
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Because PAM4 doesn’t need the same low bit-error rate needed with NRZ signals, mask tests are no longer valid when testing optical modules.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.
Noyce conceives planar IC, January 23, 1959 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Robert Noyce documented his vision of the planar IC, a breakthrough that would be underestimated at its start.
Incap ups its estimate for the full-year result in 2018 (Evertiq)
Based on preliminary calculations, the Finnish EMS estimates that the group's revenue and operating profit (EBIT) in 2018 will be higher than the company’s previous estimation.
ETL Systems acquires Atlantic Microwave (Evertiq)
ETL Systems, a designer and manufacturer of RF equipment for satellite communications, has acquired Atlantic Microwave, a provider of microwave components and satellite communication test equipment.
NEO Tech & QT Ultrasound partner to deliver ultrasound platform (Evertiq)
Southern California EMS provider NEO Tech has entered into an engineering and manufacturing partnership with QT Ultrasound, which is introducing the FDA-approved QT Ultrasound Breast Scanner to the market.
Power Tips #86: Back to the future: How things in power electronics have changed (EDN News)
Some of the topics that I’ll discuss in this article would have seemed impossible back in 2002.
Drift Velocity (EDN News)
Electrical signals travel through a coaxial cable from source to load at roughly two-thirds of the speed of light for example. However, the movement of particles of charge through an electrical conductor is nowhere near that fast.
Samsung SDI Battery to Power LiveWire: Harley Davidson’s First Electric Motorcycle (Evertiq)
When Harley Davidson’s LiveWire rolls out of select North American and Western European dealerships in August, it will be with a Samsung SDI prismatic battery powering it.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are winning (EDN News)
The complexity of the Internet of things (IoT) is rooted in a perplexing hodgepodge of wireless connectivity options. The recently-concluded CES suggests that Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are prevailing. Wi-Fi pioneer Cees Links also believes the wireless world will get whittled down to just a few practical wireless options.
For International Manufacturers in Mexico, A Consistently Weakening Peso is Still a Competitive Advantage, For Now (emsnow)
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SMTA Guadalajara Chapter Events (emsnow)
<p>SMTA Expo and Tech Forum Chihuahua Edition Thursday, April 4, 2019  Location: Chihuahua Chihuahua &#160; Round Table Technical Meeting Thursday, May 30, 2019  Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco &#160; SMTA Expo and Tech Forum Tijuana Edition Thursday, August 1, 2019  Location: Tijuana BC &#160; SMTA Expo and Tech Forum Guadalajara 2019 Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Location: Expo Guadalajara</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/smta-guadalajara-chapter-events/">SMTA Guadalaja ...
EMS in Mexico (emsnow)
<p>Manufacturing Regions in Mexico Mexico’s manufacturing landscape has transformed significantly over the years. Industry initially took off in Mexico’s border states with the maquiladora system; a series of agreements between the U.S. and Mexico, enabling a legal Mexican entity to manufacture goods for a foreign company. Over the years, increasingly more foreign manufacturers – from [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/ems-in-mexico/">EMS in Mexico</a> appeared ...
Mexico’s Economic Freedom Index Increased by 1.2 Points in 2018 (emsnow)
<p>Mexico is one of the most important countries in Latin America. The center-left Institutional Revolutionary Party governed the country continuously for 70 years until being defeated by the center-right National Action Party in 2000. The PRI regained the presidency under President Enrique Peña Nieto, whose single six-year term ran through 2018. His focus was on [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/mexicos-economic-freedom-index-increased-by-1-2-points-in-2018/"> ...
Apple intros Macs with “1984” ad, January 22, 1984 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Apple premiered its “1984” commercial to a mass audience introducing Macintosh computers.
Israeli startup Hailo expands series A round to $21 million (Evertiq)
Israeli startup Hailo, which has developed a proprietary processing architecture for deep learning on edge devices, announces that it has expanded its Series A funding round to USD 21 million.
HFM and Elaphe team up on electric hub motor solution (Evertiq)
Hanseatische Fahrzeug Manufaktur GmbH (HFM), a company specialising in mechatronics systems for electric and autonomous vehicles, is joining forces with Elaphe, company in the area of in-wheel motor technology.
Toyota and Panasonic to establish EV battery JV (Evertiq)
The companies are aiming to create a business structure for the stable supply of competitive batteries to various automakers.
Daimler to expand its global battery production network (Evertiq)
In the course of the electric initiative Mercedes-Benz Cars will build a battery factory at the Polish site in Jawor and with that further extend its global battery production network of up to nine factories.
MAHLE acquires transmission specialist (Evertiq)
MAHLE is taking over the transmission specialist ZG-Zahnräder und Getriebe GmbH, based in Eching, near Munich in Germany. With this step, the technology group is further developing its competence in the entire powertrain.
Sandvik acquires supplier of battery electric vehicle solutions (Evertiq)
Sandvik acquires privately owned Artisan Vehicle Systems, manufacturer of battery powered underground mining equipment, based in Camarillo, California, USA.
Semiconductor and Connector Sales Headed for Record Year (emsnow)
<p>By Ron Bishop Originally published on TTI&#8217;s MarketEye. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported November sales of $41.4 billion, up +9.8% from prior year and down -1.1% sequentially. Regionally for November, the SIA reported that China grew +17.4% YOY, Japan grew +5.6%, Asia Pacific/Other grew +4.4%, the Americas grew +8.8% and Europe grew +5.8%. The [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/semiconductor-and-connector-sales-headed-for-record-year ...
PMBus-compatible PoL regulator for active power management (EDN News)
To address the challenges of active power management, engineers must now consider solutions built around the PMBus specification, which offers a platform for monitoring and controlling power management devices.
Graphene technologies to tackle Blue Monday (emsnow)
<p>Could graphene-embedded T-shirts alleviate seasonal affective disorder?  Graphene could be a key to tackle seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — just in time for Blue Monday. A group of Graphene Flagship researchers have developed T-shirts embedded with graphene-based ultraviolet (UV) sensors, which can detect sunlight exposure in real-time. These new prototypes can facilitate self-management of UV [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/graphene-technologies-to-tac ...
Sofradir and ULIS to invest €150M in French Nano 2022 program, part of EU initiative on microelectronics (emsnow)
<p>Five-year investment to develop next-generation infrared detectors aims to strengthen Europe’s microelectronics ecosystem and ensure industry growth  Grenoble, France – Sofradir and its subsidiary ULIS today announce their participation in the Nano 2022 initiative, which sees the Group invest €150M ($171M) over the period 2018-2022. This announcement follows the European Commission’s approval on December 18, 2018 of the ‘Important Project of Common [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" ...
Dual-radio kit sparks IoT creativity (EDN News)
The STEVAL-FKI001V1 development kit from STMicroelectronics helps build IoT products based on Sigfox, BLE, and sub-1-GHz technologies.
HES-DVM optimizes FPGA prototyping (EDN News)
Aldec’s HES-DVM 2018.2 hybrid verification environment offers enhanced automation in prototyping mode, plus faster HDL compilation.
Thyristor modules pack essential functions (EDN News)
Infineon has redesigned its 60-mm thyristor modules, stripping away costly extras, while retaining reliable pressure contact technology.
1st nuclear-powered submarine launches, January 21, 1954 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the world's first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched.
RF power amplifier safety (EDN News)
RF power amplifiers can deliver enough RF output power to do biological harm to somebody. Here's a way to prevent a potentially deadly failure mode.
Generative Engineering in Smart Manufacturing (emsnow)
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IPC Welcomes New Technical Education Program Manager (emsnow)
<p>PC &#8212; Association Connecting Electronics Industries® announces the addition of Brook Sandy-Smith as technical education program manager, to its staff at IPC headquarters in Bannockburn (Chicago), Ill. As manager of IPC’s technical educational program, Sandy-Smith will be responsible for content development and successful execution of IPC’s educational programs and technical proceedings for conferences, webinars, workshops, tutorials [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https ...
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is born, January 20, 1930 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, astronaut and airman Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, was born.
Marconi sends transatlantic wireless message, January 19, 1903 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Guglielmo Marconi and his team successfully sent the first public two-way wireless communication between Massachusetts and England.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: Sensors (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the Sensors category.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: RF and Wireless (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the RF and Wireless category.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: Processors and Systems (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the Processors and Systems categories.
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.
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.


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