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Flexible Displays and Sensors: Enabling a New Era of Electronics (emsnow)
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Design PCBs for EMI, part 2: Basic stack-up (EDN News)
Learn how to stack-up a board's trace, power, and return layers to minimize interference.
Display technologies: Refinements and new entrants (EDN News)
Over the last decade, display developments have been largely evolutionary and pretty predictable. Recent technology newcomers, however, may turn the situation in a more revolutionary direction.
Albert Einstein is born, March 14, 1879 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Albert Einstein began a life that would become one of the most impactful in scientific history.
Accurate and precise automotive extreme temperature testing (EDN News)
It is extremely important for IC manufacturers to be able to design and test automotive parts at precisely set device temperatures.
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.
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.
Nexensos expands Heraeus sensor business (Evertiq)
The Heraeus sensor business is repositioning itself for key markets—sensor technology and e-mobility—under a new name: Heraeus Nexensos.
Meyer Burger sells 200 MW Heterojunction production line (Evertiq)
Meyer Burger Technology and Oxford Photovoltaics have entered into a strategic partnership and signed an exclusive cooperation agreement to jointly focus on the development of mass production technology for perovskite on silicon Heterojunction (HJT) tandem cells.
Volkswagen forms European battery union with Northvolt (Evertiq)
The Volkswagen Group and further European partners are joining forces to form the European Battery Union (EBU) with a view to forging ahead with battery research throughout Europe.
America II signs with Major League Electronics (Evertiq)
America II Electronics has entered into a global distribution agreement with Major League Electronics, a manufacturer of standard and custom interconnect products.
Hannover Messe Robotics Award 2019: The Three Finalists (emsnow)
<p>Hannover. Every year the leading players in the robotics industry come to HANNOVER MESSE to demonstrate the latest developments in human-robot collaboration. The ROBOTICS AWARD singles out ground-breaking innovations and is a major highlight for the entire automation sector. Worth a total of €10,000, the Award is being presented for the ninth time by HANNOVER MESSE together with [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Stratasys Takes Top Spot in ABI Research’s Additive Manufacturing Platform Competitive Assessment (emsnow)
<p>Desktop Metal edges out incumbents – ranks highest in innovation  OYSTER BAY, NEW YORK &#8211; Ranked as the top Additive Manufacturing (AM) platform vendor, Stratasys scored highest in the overall category of implementation and topped four of the twelve ranking criteria announced ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Dynamic EMS Riding the Wave with Ace Aquatecto Manufacture their Award-Winning Technology  (emsnow)
<p>Nathan Pyne-Carter, Managing Director of Ace Aquatec, shares his collaborative approach with Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider (EMS) Dynamic EMS. UK based Contract Manufacturer, Dynamic EMS (, was approached by Ace Aquatec ( during 2017 to explore how they could bring their humane fish stunning technology from design to development, and distribution. Nathan Pyne-Carter comments; “Our electronic stunners are [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a ...
ECIA Reports CY18 Global Passive Sales Up 25.2% Compared to CY17 (emsnow)
<p>Atlanta, GA &#8212; ECIA reports CY18 global passive sales (capacitors, inductors and resistors) up 25.2% in dollars and up 16.7% in units. Average selling price improved 7.3%. Units sales were 7.4 trillion units totaling $32.1 billion. Capacitor sales were up 12.5% in units and 27.9% in dollars. Average selling price improved 13.7%. Inductors sales were [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">ECIA ...
Largest SEMICON China Opens: Smart Tech, Industry Growth, Workforce Development in Focus (emsnow)
<p>SHANGHAI ─ SEMICON China 2019, the world’s largest semiconductor conference and exhibition, opens tomorrow and will highlight the global electronics manufacturing industry’s twin opportunities to build the workforce of the future and develop Smart technologies critical to industry growth. Expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors, SEMICON China gathers industry leaders and visionaries for insights into [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
SK Innovation breaks ground on EV battery facility in Georgia (Evertiq)
The new USD 1.68 billion lithium-ion battery facility, the South Korean company’s first in the U.S., is scheduled to generate 2,000 jobs by 2025 and boast a production capacity of 9.8GWh beginning in 2022.
Russian national facing multiple charges of illegal gain of U.S. electronics (Evertiq)
A federal grand jury has handed down a 52-count indictment charging Valery Kosmachov with engineering a scheme to illegally procure sophisticated electronic components from the United States and to smuggle them into the Russian Federation, according to a DoJ press release issued through the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of California.
Sat start-up OneWeb snags billion+ in new funding (Evertiq)
Global communications company OneWeb has secured USD 1.25 billion in new capital, bringing the total funds raised to USD 3.4 billion and allowing it to immediately ramp up production at its new manufacturing facility in Florida.
Ranger 9 launches for lunar impact, March 21, 1965 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Ranger 9 left Earth on a mission to crash into the moon and capture its impact on video.
Micron reflects on challenging market environment in 2Q (Evertiq)
The Boise Idaho memory manufacturer recorded revenues of USD 5.84 billion during its second quarter 2019, down quite significantly from USD 7.35 for the same period last year.
Heilind Electronics appoints William Neo as Sales Director of Asia Pacific (Evertiq)
Heilind has appointed William Neo as Sales Director of Asia Pacific. The appointment comes as a result of Heilind’s ongoing expansion into new markets and to strengthen our position as an interconnect distributor in Asia.
WiTricity continues building momentum in China with VIE (Evertiq)
WiTricity, a wireless power transfer company, has announced an intellectual property licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Zhejiang VIE Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (VIE).
Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President & CEO, CyberOptics Corporation at APEX 2019 (emsnow)
<p>As the line between semiconductor and EMS industries further blurs, new opportunities exist for those companies, like CyberOptics, who play in both spaces. Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, President &#38; CEO of CyberOptics joins SCOOP’s Philip Stoten to discuss what that means in terms of optical inspection. Filmed in the SCOOPstudio at APEX 2019 in San Diego, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="">Dr. ...
ZESTRON will be Exhibiting at SMTA Intermountain (Boise) Expo  (emsnow)
<p>Manassas, VA – ZESTRON, the global leading provider of high precision cleaning products, services, and training solutions in the electronics manufacturing and semiconductor industries, is pleased to announce that it will be featuring its leading cleaning technologies HYDRON®, MPC®, and FAST® at the SMTA Intermountain (Boise) Expo. HYDRON® Technology incorporates water-based, single-phase, cleaning agents, covering a wide range [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.c ...
How to Minimize Launch Risk for New Electronic Products Without an Established Order History (emsnow)
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Cirtronics’ Sponsored Robotics Team Wins Award (emsnow)
<p>Cirtronics serves the development of the next generation high tech workforce by sponsoring the FIRST Robotics Team #1519, Mechanical Mayhem. As a premier contract manufacturer in advanced robotics manufacturing, Cirtronics understands the importance of investing in STEM education and experiential learning. FIRST Robotics Team membership empowers students to enter into technical employment with enthusiasm, experience [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href=" ...
Shoe lasting machine is patented, March 20, 1883 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the lasting machine was patented, revolutionizing shoe manufacturing by making it quick and inexpensive. Is 3D printing the next revolutionary technology?
Professional Education Seminars at APEC 2019 (EDN News)
These seminars bring designers in-depth discussions of necessary and complex power electronics topics.
Cinematograph records 1st footage, March 19, 1895 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Auguste and Louis Lumière recorded the first footage using their cinematograph, a competing device to Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope.
Find a signal's bandwidth from its harmonics (EDN News)
Square waves are based on a fundamental frequency and its odd harmonics. How many harmonics do you need to get a good enough representation of a square wave to calculate its rise time with enough accuracy?
1st spacewalk takes place, March 18, 1965 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, cosmonaut Alexey Leonov left his spacecraft for 12 minutes, making the first spacewalk in history.
Gate driver improves isolation capability (EDN News)
The SIC1182K SiC MOSFET gate driver from Power Integrations delivers ±8 A peak output drive current without an external boost stage.
Automotive hub IC handles 5 Gbps transfers (EDN News)
Microchip’s automotive-qualified USB7002 USB 3.1 Gen 1 SmartHub IC offers 10 times faster data rates than existing USB 2.0 devices.
Unexplained crashes inspire the first black box, March 17, 1953 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Australian researcher David Warren invented a device to record cockpit noise and instruments during flight, known today as the black box.
Rack-mount supplies deliver up to 60 kV (EDN News)
Aimed at laboratories and OEMs, XP Power’s EY series of 1200 W regulated AC/DC power supplies offers embedded microcontroller control.
1st liquid-fueled rocket launches, March 16, 1926 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Robert Goddard and his team launched the first liquid-fueled rocket to ever fly under its own power.
Kintex UltraScale FPGAs for space applications (EDN News)
The Kintex UltraScale fabric extends the Xilinx micro-architecture to deliver a step-change increase in bandwidth, capacity, and integration, enabling the space industry to avail of GHz, ultra high-throughput on-board processing.
APEC 2019 focus (EDN News)
After thoroughly reviewing the lectures, PE seminars, and industrial sessions for APEC 2019, I found some focus areas that are stressed more than others.
1st .com domain name is registered, March 15, 1985 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Symbolics Inc registered the first .com domain name,
Implementing human-centric lighting (EDN News)
There are photoreceptors in our eyes that are sensitive to the quality of light, and they have a direct tie to our sleep cycles. Because LEDs are adjustable, they're the key to optimizing artificial illumination to mimic natural light.
Analyzers gain EMI measurement option (EDN News)
RSA3000/5000 real-time spectrum analyzers from Rigol can now measure, compare, analyze, and report EMI issues throughout the design process.
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.
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.