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PCBA Cleanliness End-of-Project Webinar Two Sessions Scheduled — October 8 (emsnow)
<p>iNEMI’s PCBA Cleanliness project looked at the impact of cleanliness on PCBAs with bottom-terminated components (BTCs). Using single-row QFN component packages as a representative example of a BTC on a multi-quadrant test board, the team utilized clean and no-clean solder pastes and conducted various levels of cleaning (no-clean, water clean and solvent clean). This was [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Debug CAN/CAN FD buses with an oscilloscope (EDN News)
The CAN and CAN FD buses let automotive systems communicate. Many of today's oscilloscopes have decoding capabilities to help you find errors.
5G manufacturing: Overcoming gNB test challenges (EDN Test and Measurement)
Before operators start capturing the new revenue streams from 5G, the industry must tackle what is perhaps the greatest challenge of all for the technology: manufacturing test.
Will AI come to the test industry? (EDN Test and Measurement)
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are making incremental inroads into semiconductor test, but not into functional system test, at least not yet.
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.
B. Gentry Lee to Keynote 2020 WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference (emsnow)
<p>Award-winning engineer, space explorer, and novelist to share highlights of his career  B. Gentry Lee, chief engineer for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and successful science fiction writer, will present his keynote address, “A Passion for Space Exploration,” at the WHMA 27th Annual Wire Harness Conference, February 19, 2020, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Nordson SELECT to Showcase Advanced Selective Soldering Software at the 2019 SMTA International 2019 (emsnow)
<p>On display will be the Cerno® 103IL selective soldering system featuring Industry 4.0 data push protocol and automatic solder nozzle re-tinning Liberty Lake, WA, USA – Nordson SELECT, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), is pleased to announce it will exhibit its award-winning selective soldering technologies in Booth 612 at the SMTA International Exhibition, scheduled to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
2019 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant Winner Announced (emsnow)
<p>Minneapolis, MN &#8211; We are pleased to announce, Benjamin Grant Stewart, a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been selected as the winner of the 2019 Charles Hutchins Educational Grant. The SMTA Grant Committee selected Ben’s project entitled &#8220;Biaxial Inflation Test for Electromechanical Reliability Characterization and Optimization of Stretchable Body-Worn Bioinformatic Device.&#8221; [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
TTI to Exhibit at the Upcoming IBEX Show in Booth 3-2136 (emsnow)
<p>Fort Worth, Texas – TTI, Inc. a leading specialty distributor of electronic components, is on board to exhibit at the upcoming International Boat Builders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), October 1-3, 2019, to be held at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, Florida. Come meet our crew of Specialists in booth 3-2136 Tuesday, October 1, from 10:00 [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">TTI to Exhibit at ...
The OEM Perspective on Regionalization (emsnow)
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Signal processing and calibration improve blood measurements (EDN News)
Analog signal processing of heart pulses from Reflective PPG Sensor Systems extracts data on heart rate, blood oxygen, volumetric behavior, and other parameters.
SMT Haute Tech adds Universal Instruments line (Evertiq)
SMT Hautes Technologies has added its seventh Universal Instruments surface mount production line in its Montreal, Canada facility.
Made in India: Union Minister makes appeal (Evertiq)
Following a major tech conference in New Delhi on Monday, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called out electronic manufacturing industry stalwarts by name, pressing them to consider India as a major technology production hub.
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.
Electrolab broadens footprint in Texas (Evertiq)
Electrolab, Inc. has completed construction of additional operating and research facilities at its headquarters in Boerne, Texas.
Electro Rent announces global CEO and President (Evertiq)
Electro Rent, a test equipment services player, has announced the appointment of Jay Geldmacher as the company’s new global CEO and president.
Qualcomm acquires remaining interest in TDK joint venture (Evertiq)
Qualcomm Incorporated says that the company has completed the acquisition of the remaining interest in RF360 Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd., its joint venture with TDK Corporation.
Nolato acquires US-based EMC company (Evertiq)
Swedish business group, Nolato, has signed an agreement to acquire US-based Ja-Bar Silicone Corporation for SEK 95 million (about EUR 8.87 million).
Infineon and Synopsys collaborate on AI (Evertiq)
In order to support AI-driven solutions with its future automotive microcontrollers, Infineon Technologies AG has started a collaboration with Synopsys, Inc.
Has Senvion found a saviour in Siemens Gamesa? (Evertiq)
Senvion says it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Siemens Gamesa to pursue negotiations for the sale of selected Services and Onshore assets in Europe.
HTC appoints Yves Maitre as CEO (Evertiq)
Appointment of former Orange EVP said to continue drive for VIVE Reality as Cher Wang returns to Chairwoman role, identifying future technologies and partnerships.
Fabs Valued at Nearly $50 Billion to Start Construction in 2020 (emsnow)
<p>MILPITAS, Calif. – Investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 is expected to reach nearly US$50 billion, up about US$12 billion from 2019, according to the latest update of the World Fab Forecast from SEMI. See figure 1. Fifteen new fab projects with a total investment of US$38 billion will have started construction by the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Fabs Valued at Near ...
EV manufacturing on the table in UAW strike (Evertiq)
Electric pickup truck and EV battery manufacturing expansion are reportedly being included in talks between GM and UAW, which officially began striking on Sunday.
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.
SMARC module delivers scalable CPU power (EDN News)
A low-power SMARC 2.0 computer-on-module, congatec’s conga-SMX-8-Mini offers a choice of single, dual, and quad ARM processor cores.
Koh Young America will Demonstrate Smart Factory Solutions Powered by AI at its Open House in Guadalajara, Mexico (emsnow)
<p>Atlanta, GA – Koh Young America will highlight its Smart Factory solutions and industry leading Full 3D inspection solutions at an open house exposition in Guadalajara, Mexico on 03-04 October 2019 in conjunction with its sales partner Repstronics. The company will show how its industry-leading 3D measurement systems and closed-loop process solutions can help improve [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Second Quarter 2019 Semiconductor Equipment Billings of $13.3 Billion, Down 20% from 2018, Down 3% from Previous Quarter (emsnow)
<p>MILPITAS, Calif. —  Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$13.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019, down 20 percent from the same quarter of 2018 and 3 percent from than the previous quarter, SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, reported today. The data are gathered jointly with [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
European EMS Industry Update: Wistron, the European EMS accelerator (emsnow)
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Triple-redundant IMU aids autonomous vehicles (EDN News)
Offering 6 degrees of freedom, the OpenIMU330B IMU from Aceinna enables autonomous vehicles to stay on track during complicated maneuvers.
RF module offers Bluetooth direction finding (EDN News)
Aimed at IoT, the ISP1907-LL RF module from Insight SiP provides Bluetooth 5.1 communication for long-range direction-finding connectivity.
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.
Zero offset active lowpass filter, part 3 (EDN News)
The third configuration of a zero offset active lowpass filter has near-Chebyshev roll-off properties.
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.
mmWave and OFDM: Is PHY research dead? (EDN News)
Despite the endless 5G hype, we still need work on mmWave modulation.
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.
Increase piezoelectric transducer acoustic output with a simple circuit (EDN News)
This design shows how a piezoelectric transducer's acoustic output can be increased while minimizing the parts count and cost.
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.
MOSFET drivers for motor drives: Start with your motor's specs (EDN News)
Know the voltage, current, and thermal tradeoffs when designing in the right MOSFET and pre-drivers.
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.
Teardown: Router reveals ongoing networking innovation (EDN News)
Ongoing networking innovation comes in smaller sizes with cooler and much less power hungry operation, while simultaneously delivering ever more bandwidth, range, and feature capabilities.
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.
Star Trek makes its television debut, September 8, 1966 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC, starting one of the most popular and influential sci-fi franchises of all time.
Statistics reveal signals from noise (EDN Test and Measurement)
Statistics and histograms let you see through the random parts of the data to extract meaningful information from chaotic noise effects.
Measure amplifier compression with Hot S-parameters (EDN Test and Measurement)
When an amplifier goes into compression, standard measurement methods produce wrong answers.
Blockchain: Uses for engineers may happen someday (EDN Test and Measurement)
The distributed digital ledger technology is making waves in business applications, but not so much for engineering use cases. The technology is still too immature.
Measure humidity with an RH bridge and digitally-programmable capacitor (EDN Test and Measurement)
An AC bridge circuit can be used to measure the unknown capacitance of a sensor, such as a relative humidity sensor.
Build an instrument-control library for Python (EDN Test and Measurement)
Downloadable code provides examples for a Keithley 2400 source-measure unit.
Eye diagrams: The tool for serial data analysis (EDN Test and Measurement)
Eye diagrams can provide insight into the performance of a serial data link. While engineers have used eye diagrams for decades, oscilloscopes continually get new features that increase its value.
Low-cost design: When best practice is too expensive (EDN Test and Measurement)
A signal integrity simulation and analysis reveals how the designers could violate common design rules to cut costs and still produce a working board.
The pitfalls of power-rail noise measurements (EDN Test and Measurement)
Noisy power-rail measurements can ruin your day and wreak havoc on system performance. Fortunately, you can mitigate noise from those measurements.
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.