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6TL Engineering to supply test handlers for Vestel in Turkey (Evertiq)
6TL Engineering has received a purchase order for 42 units of the 6TL33 test handler from Vestel, a Turkish provider of consumer electronics and white goods.
Hexapod Pointing System on-board Nasa SAGE III instrument (Evertiq)
The Nasa SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment) observation instrument that uses the Hexapod Pointing System produced by Thales Alenia Space on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) was launched from the Kennedy Space Center.
Generate PAM4 signals for receiver compliance testing (EDN Test and Measurement)
PAM4 signals, with their three eyes and small voltage levels make receiver tests a challenge. Changing eye height and adding impairments lets you characterize receivers and perform compliance tests.
In-circuit PROM tester (EDN Test and Measurement)
Maintaining old tech takes some resourcefulness.
Low-voltage tests uncover low-temperature IC problems (EDN Test and Measurement)
Testing automotive ICs with low voltages let us find and eliminate failures that only occur at low temperatures.
SunEdison's commercial & industrial division sold (Evertiq)
Japanese Mitsui has acquired the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Division of SunEdison, which specializes in the development and operation of distributed solar generation for C&I customers.
Copper-based Wire & Cable index highest in almost five years (Evertiq)
"Both events are temporary, though they do tighten the market and support higher prices, at least for a time."
Lockheed Martin to relocate fleet ballistic missile program (Evertiq)
Lockheed Martin has announced plans to move 650 positions by 2024 to co-locate key skills and infrastructure
Kitron signs contract with Rheinmetall (Evertiq)
Kitron has signed an agreement with Germany-based defense company Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles.
Lab Circuits acquires a new laser unit (Evertiq)
Spanish PCB manufacturer Lab Circuits has substantially expanded the capacity of its machining department with a new Laser CombiDrill unit from Schmoll Maschinen GmbH.
DMASS picks up steam again (Evertiq)
Growth of semiconductor distribution accelerates during Q4. Driving forces in Eastern Europe. Technically, MOS Micro and Logic stand out.
Jenoptik: Patriot order worth USD 13.8 million (Evertiq)
Jenoptik supplies important components for the Patriot integrated air and missile defense system.
CFO Jason Wheeler to leave Tesla (Evertiq)
Tesla today announced that CFO Jason Wheeler has decided to leave the company in April to pursue opportunities in public policy. Jason will be replaced by Deepak Ahuja, Tesla’s first CFO who stepped away in 2015.
Next generation technology comes to C.K tools (emsnow)
1st US rocket to reach outer space launches, February 24, 1949 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the first US rocket to reach outer space, a modified German V-2 rocket, was launched from White Sands Proving Ground in New Mexico.
8-in-1 scope fits in handheld package (EDN News)
New options for the Scope Rider digital oscilloscope from Rhode & Schwarz offer precision frequency counting and spectrum analysis.
API-based verification: Effective reuse of verification environment components (EDN News)
The reuse of VE components at different levels is crucial to time-saving during design verification, with applications comprising block, cluster/subsystem, chip, or SoC levels.
Batteries safe for use in humans and fish (EDN News)
There are niche needs and opportunities for highly non-standard power cells, especially for use in living creatures that require biocompatible batteries.
DC/DC modules integrate EMI filtering (EDN News)
Vicor has added to new models to its DCM series of isolated, regulated DC/DC converters in the VIA power packaging format.
Detect and analyze EFT events (EDN Test and Measurement)
Electrical fast transients can disturb electronic circuits. Using an oscilloscope, you can find these pulses, display them, and calculate their characteristics as part of troubleshooting.
Determining the angle resolution of all-digital PLL-based resolver-to-digital converters (EDN News)
In this article, we determine the angle resolution of RDCs based on the common all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) architecture. This formula for angle resolution readily shows the design parameters that influence the accuracy of the shaft angle estimated by the RDC.
Digital oscilloscopes: When things go wrong (EDN Test and Measurement)
Learn how to avoid aliasing, false modulation, and false overshoot by properly using your oscilloscope settings.
Doubled-up MOSFETs (EDN News)
In this circuit, a single event upset will momentarily upset the transformer drive balance a little, but it won't allow a potentially catastrophic pull down on the +Vcc rail because the companion MOSFET of the affected one sustains the intended switching.
Environmental Awareness Pays Off (emsnow)
Evaluate reference clocks for serial-data jitter specifications (EDN Test and Measurement)
Measurement techniques used for jitter don't let you predict how a reference clock will operate in a real application.
FFTs and oscilloscopes: A practical guide (EDN Test and Measurement)
Understanding how oscilloscopes perform Fast Fourier Transforms lets you get the right results.
Flash memory for industrial applications (emsnow)
Flyback regulator needs no optoisolator (EDN News)
The LT8315 flyback regulator from Linear Technology samples the reflected isolated output voltage across the third winding of a transformer.
Free yourself from IBIS-AMI models with PyBERT (EDN Test and Measurement)
PyBERT, an open-source modeling tool, can help you design high speed SERDES devices and systems.
Fusible Wirewounds Offer Pulse Handling and Failsafe Operation (emsnow)
Hardware registers control modular instruments (EDN Test and Measurement)
Engineers who develop test software for modular instruments, including PXIe and AXIe, might wonder how their test software performs instrument control through IVI drivers, which read or write to the hardware through VISA. This article provides the answer.
Heidi Barnes: DesignCon 2017 Engineer of the Year (EDN News)
An EE with experiences in RF, ATE, space electronics, signal integrity, power integrity, and simulation is a true DesignCon luminary worthy of this distinction. EDN's test & measurement editor Martin Rowe spoke with Heidi about the award, her career, and where she sees in the SP/PI industry going.
Innovative 3D sensing for automotive control functions (EDN News)
Conventional sensor technologies present engineers with challenges in sensing the position and movement of automotive control functions. New 3D magnetic sensing technology is helping engineers to address these challenges.
Keysight adds 10 PXI AWG and digitizer modules (EDN News)
New waveform generators use FPGAs for storing waveforms. Digitizers and oscilloscopes feature bandwidths to 1 GHz.
LDO regulator enables quiet power delivery (EDN News)
Offered in small DFN and FlipChip packages, STMicroelectronics’ LDLN025 LDO regulator generates less than 6.5 µVRMS noise at 250 mA full load.
LED grow lights replace sodium lamps (EDN News)
Hyperion horticultural LED grow lights from Plessey provide supplementary lighting in greenhouses, while achieving a 40% energy savings.
Matrox C900 Nine-Output Card Honored With 2017 InAVation Award (emsnow)
Modular AWGs: How they work and how to use them (EDN Test and Measurement)
Arbitrary waveform generators are inverse digitizers; the results you get depend on how you use them.
Move ICs from defects per million to defects per billion (EDN Test and Measurement)
Manufacturing and quality engineers need to find defects before they occur, especially for parts used in automotive and medical applications. You can predict failures if you collect and evaluate enough test data.
Multi-decade current monitor the epitome of simplicity (EDN Test and Measurement)
This DI will likely make the simplest piece of T&M gear on your bench.
Open source is still an unpredictable option (EDN News)
OpenOffice could be the next cautionary tale for open source, proving even an open source advocate should be pragmatic.
Oscilloscope rise time and noise explained (EDN Test and Measurement)
Arthur Pini responds to an EDN reader who asked if the traditional relationship between rise time and bandwidth still applies. He also explains the relationship between rms and peak noise.
Polaroid introduces the instant camera, February 21, 1947 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Polaroid founder Edwin Land demonstrated the first instant camera.
Proper oscilloscope setup yields correct ESD measurements (EDN Test and Measurement)
To get the right measurements of ESD pulses, you need to set trigger levels properly and use as much of the ADC as possible.
RF energy: Measurements improve cooking, lighting, and more (EDN Test and Measurement)
RF energy, through the use of high-power solid-state amplifiers and feedback, could change the way we cook, light our homes, and power our vehicles. These applications are still in their infancy, but there's real potential.
Rutronik: New EERAM Memory offering Unlimited Endurance from Microchip (emsnow)
STI Electronics Goes to SMTA Houston Expo to Discuss Training Services/Training Materials/Engineering Services (emsnow)
Scientists unveil Dolly the sheep, February 22, 1997 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, scientists in Scotland announced that they successfully cloned an adult sheep.
Seika Recognizes Top Performing McDry Reps during APEX (emsnow)
Silver Dart makes 1st powered flight in Canada, February 23, 1909 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the Silver Dart, one of the first airplanes, was flown off of the frozen Baddeck Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada, making the first controlled powered flight in Canada.
System models help correlate measurements to simulations (EDN Test and Measurement)
When measurements, especially in high-speed signal applications, don’t match measurements, you may need to include test probes and equipment in your models.
Teardown: The Tektronix P6042 current probe is a classic (EDN Test and Measurement)
The Tektronix P6042 current probe, introduced in 1969, allows you to understand and troubleshoot reactive circuits like switching power supplies, where the voltage and current waveforms are not in phase or proportional.
The world’s smallest schematic (EDN News)
This radio schematic may not be smallest ever, but it has to be one of the smallest meant for production high-volume consumer electronics.
Thermocouples: Basic principles and design essentials (EDN Test and Measurement)
It takes carefully designed and implemented circuitry to design a high-accuracy thermocouple interface. The first step is to understand the underlying physics principles of this widely used temperature sensor.
Torenko and Associates Celebrates 40 Years in Business (emsnow)
USB Power Delivery: Compliance is essential (EDN Test and Measurement)
USB Power Delivery has many aspects that include protocols, sourcing, and sinking. Compliance test assures that your product will properly deliver and receive power.
Vector signal analysis in an oscilloscope (EDN Test and Measurement)
See how a well-appointed oscilloscope can play the role of a complete vector-modulated-signal analysis system and experimentation laboratory.
Will the auto industry adopt OLED lighting? (EDN News)
Gone are the days when non-automated retooling dominated the automotive industry, which has made adoption of new technologies much faster. OLEDs may even speed that up.
Xilinx fires a 5G solution shot across the bow of RF and data converter companies (EDN News)
Xilinx has embedded RF-class analog technology into their 16nm, all programmable MPSoC architecture.
Yamaha Motor Releases Compact High-Speed Modular YSM10 (emsnow)