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German PCB industry booms in January 2017 (Evertiq)
PCB manufacturers operating in the D/A/CH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) reported a January turnover increase of 11.6 percent YoY.
Calibrate voltage drops and interrupts before testing (EDN Test and Measurement)
Follow these techniques for calibrating a signal generator used to create drops and dips in power-supply voltage for testing automotive (or any other) electronics. Doing so automates measurements and reduces errors.
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.
LCR meters test up to 1 MHz (EDN News)
B&K Precision’s Model 894 and Model 895 bench LCR meters offer test frequencies from 20 Hz to 1 MHz and 0.05% basic impedance accuracy.
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.
Metcal Brings the Latest Innovation in Hand Soldering to NEPCON China (emsnow)
Bullseye every time – the engineering way (Evertiq)
Mark Rober might not be the best darts player out there, but he is a rather nifty engineer – which means; he’s actually really good at darts.
Lockheed Martin adds jobs in Johnstown (Evertiq)
Lockheed Martin will expand production for components of the F-35 Lightning II with a new facility in Johnstown, including more than 40 new jobs by the end of 2018.
cms electronics expands in Hungary (Evertiq)
Austria-based cms electronics gmbh now owns 87 percent of the company's shares in the Hungarian location, 13 percent remain with the previous local partner.
Micron reports on 58% revenue increase YoY (Evertiq)
Revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 stood at USD 4.65 billion for Micron Technologyes; and 17 percent higher sequentially and 58 percent higher compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2016.
Rheinmetall and Rohde&Schwarz aim for Bundeswehr procurement programmes (Evertiq)
Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz have entered a far-reaching partnership with an eye to playing a role in the future digitization of Germany’s ground forces.
Aixtron gets repeat order from Sumitomo (Evertiq)
Aixtron has delivered a CRIUS MOCVD system with 4-inch wafer configuration to Japanese group Sumitomo Electric Device Innovations, Inc. (SEDI).
List: NXP holds pole position in Automotive (Evertiq)
NXP maintained its position as the leading vendor of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2016, ahead of Germany's Infineon Technologies.
Alstom completes its first signalling project in Serbia (Evertiq)
Alstom has delivered its latest signalling interlocking technology to the Serbian Railway Company, working in close cooperation with the Serbian Mihajlo Pupin Institute. The project was ordered by Russian RZD International.
Kathrein secures major order from General Motors (Evertiq)
Kathrein has secured a major order from automotive company General Motors. The Kathrein Automotive division will deliver various roof antennas for different models of a new vehicle class.
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.
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.
300 W modules expand converter lineup (EDN News)
TDK-Lambda’s PH-A280 series of half-brick DC/DC converters includes power modules that deliver 50 W, 75 W, 100 W, 150 W, and now 300 W.
Book review: Fundamentals of Power Supply Design (EDN News)
This book is an organized and well-written technical compendium of many years of Unitrode educational seminars which were created and presented by renowned Unitrode and Texas Instruments experts.
Book review: Microelectronic Circuit Design for Energy Harvesting Systems (EDN News)
Energy harvesting will be much needed with the coming IoT because of the ‘billions’ of sensors that are expected to be deployed over the next five to ten years.
Chad Collins rejoins Parker Hannifin as General Manager, Electromechanical & Drives Division Europe (emsnow)
Compact Recirculating Chillers From Laird Deliver Precise Temperature Control in Laser Systems (emsnow)
Current controller offers bidirectional operation (EDN News)
AEC-Q100-qualified, the LM5170-Q1 buck/boost controller from Texas Instruments transfers power between dual automotive battery systems.
Der alte battery (EDN News)
What are the chances of a battery getting really old and thus achieving the status of "der alte battery"?
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.
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.
Digital thermometers measure wide range (EDN News)
Single-input HH911T and dual-input HH912T thermometers from Omega enable temperature measurements from -250°C to +1372°C.
Efficient bus converter cuts cooling costs (EDN News)
Ericsson’s PKB4413DA is a low-profile 408 W DC/DC converter that furnishes a tightly regulated 12 V output at up to 34 A.
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.
Flex circuits: Innovations and processes (EDN News)
The smartphone market has spurred flex circuit manufacturers to adopt new advanced flex circuit solutions to scale production and lower costs. Here’s what you need to know.
How to achieve low radiated emissions with fully integrated data and power isolation (EDN News)
Isolation prevents DC and unwanted AC between two parts of a system, while still allowing data and power transfer between those two parts.
Inductive charging for the iPhone will enhance the market (EDN News)
The iPhone is said to be getting inductive charging capabilities, but where is the rest of the market?
LPKF ProtoLaser R for Structuring LTCC Carbon Tape (emsnow)
Low Capacitance TVS Diode Arrays from Littelfuse Reduce Signal Degradation and Distortion in High-Speed Applications (emsnow)
Mek (Marantz Electronics) Expands its Sales network in Western Europe (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.
Multiprocessing gets an ARM up (EDN News)
ARM’s new cluster architecture will create optimum heterogeneous processor groupings on a chip.
My Fitbit stopped playing with me (EDN News)
The fitness device market will be won by the products that engage us.
New LED lamp performance specs for California (EDN News)
Light bulb manufacturers who want their LED products to qualify for “Golden State” rebates will now have to meet new efficacy and performance requirements.
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.
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.
Product Engineering: The bridge between design and manufacturing (EDN News)
Product engineers at Maxim Integrated put first silicon through its paces, verifying specs and functions. They also make sure that test engineering has what it needs for manufacturing test.
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.
Scienscopes New Success Story in India (emsnow)
Scope option tackles 1000Base-T1 (EDN News)
Option RTO-K87 for the Rohde & Schwarz RTO2000 oscilloscope enables compliance testing of automotive 1000Base-T1 Ethernet interfaces.
SelectConnect Technologies Launches 3Discussions Blog (emsnow)
Smart Profiling System at NEPCON Shanghai ? KIC SPS (emsnow)
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.
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.
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.
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.
ZESTRON to Exhibit at SMTA Intermountain (emsnow)


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