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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.
Blizzard brings about bulletin board systems, January 16, 1978 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Ward Christensen and Randy Suess began to develop the Computerized Bulletin Board System.
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Because PAM4 doesn’t need the same low bit-error rate needed with NRZ signals, mask tests are no longer valid when testing optical modules.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.
Fossil Group to sell smartwatch technology to Google’s (Evertiq)
Fossil Group says that its plan to sell USD 40 million worth of intellectual property (IP) related to a smartwatch technology to Google.
RF Power Amplifier Safety (EDN News)
Radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers are all over the place. Some of them can deliver enough RF output power to do biological harm to somebody.
Generative Engineering in Smart Manufacturing (emsnow)
<img width="251" height="122" src="https://emsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SnipImage-1.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="SnipImage" style="display: block; margin-bottom: 5px; clear:both;max-width: 100%;" link_thumbnail="" /><p>Generative design and generative engineering expand design possibilities by using AI to create shapes different from those that humans would create. Still, this does not matter if the company cannot build the product in the real world. Here, ABI ...
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 ...
Ventec’s ceramic-filled hydrocarbon thermoset material series will make its US-debut at APEX 2019 (emsnow)
<p>Ventec International Group Co., Ltd., a world leader in the production of polyimide &#38; high reliability epoxy laminates and prepregs and specialist provider of thermal management and IMS solutions, will be showcasing its latest high reliability PCB materials on booth #417 at APEX 2019 in San Diego from 29-31 January. A key focus at the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/ventecs-ceramic-filled-hydrocarbon-thermoset-material-series-will-make-its-us-debut-at- ...
Three Trends for CIOs in 2019, according to Extreme Networks (emsnow)
<p>Three trends for CIOs in 2019: Bob Gault, Extreme By Pradeep Chakraborty Extreme Networks is focused on customer-driven networking to improve transformation, innovation, and customer experience – from the enterprise edge to the cloud – with software driven-solutions that are agile, adaptive, and secure. Now, it has announced the path to the new, agile data center. [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/three-trends-for-cios-in-2019-according-to-extreme-networks/" ...
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.
Admiral Cable Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to New Mexico (Evertiq)
Taiwan-based Admiral Cable ended 2018 by announcing it will expand to Santa Teresa, New Mexico, with new construction of a 65,000 square foot facility.
Indiana’s Lake Cable Starts 2019 with Multi-Million Dollar Expansion Plan (Evertiq)
Lake Cable LLC, a privately-held wire and cable manufacturer, ended 2018 with plans in place to expand its operations in Northwest Indiana, resulting in the creation of up to 54 new jobs in the next two years.
Epec Strikes Deal with Lavallee Machining (Evertiq)
Epec LLC has agreed to purchase certain assets from Lavallee Machining, a Massachusetts-based, precision-machining services company.
Continental breaks ground for powertrain plant in India (Evertiq)
The German technology company has held a groundbreaking ceremony of its greenfield plant in Talegaon, Pune, dedicated to its powertrain business. Around EUR 30 million are planned to be invested in infrastructure and buildings until 2020.
Blackstone to invest €200 million in German battery production (Evertiq)
Swiss based Blackstone Resources AG announces that is setting up a new subsidiary – Blackstone Research GmbH – in the city of Erfurt in Germany, with the aim to start manufacturing EV batteries close to the European automakers.
Rudolph Technologies receives order from major memory manufacturer (Evertiq)
Rudolph Technologies, announces that it has received orders for over USD 15 million of legacy and new process control systems from an unnamed memory manufacturer based in Asia.
Advanced MP achieves AS6081 quality certification (Evertiq)
Advanced MP Technology, LLC, announced that the company has successfully achieved the AS6081 quality certification.
KACO sells its South Korean business to OCI Power (Evertiq)
KACO new energy GmbH has reached agreement with the South Korean chemical and renewable energy group OCI on the sale of its South Korean subsidiary, KACO new energy Inc.
Premier Farnell offers Tronics Microsystems MEMS inertial sensors (Evertiq)
Premier Farnell has expanded its portfolio of inertial sensing solutions with the full range of high-performance MEMS gyros from Tronics Microsystems, a division of TDK Corporation.
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.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: Power (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the Power category.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: LEDs and Optoelectronics (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the LEDs/Optoelectronics category.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: Analog and Components (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the Analog and Components categories.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018: Advanced Technology and Tools (EDN News)
See which products made the EDN Hot 100 in the Advanced Technology and Tools categories.
EDN Hot 100 products of 2018 (EDN News)
Explore the best of 2018 in the electronics industry with EDN's Hot 100 products!
Sparton Announces Issuance of Two US Patents on Electronics (emsnow)
<p>SCHAUMBURG, Ill.&#8211;Sparton Corporation  announced the issuance of two patents to the Company by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. One for an invention that protects electronic circuits from electromagnetic fields and one for the invention of a high efficiency power amplifier. Patent number 10,070,547 is an invention that protects electronic circuits and devices from [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/sparton-announces-issuance-of-two-us-paten ...
All Circuits Celebrates New Factory in Mexico (emsnow)
<p>French EMS All  Circuits opened its new factory in Guadalajara, Mexico  on January 11th. Aware of the need to expand its global presence, the group heard the strong demand to manufacture in America for this market. To meet this need and as part of its international growth strategy, All Circuits has opened a factory in Guadalajara, Mexico, with the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/all-circuits-celebrates-new-factory-in-mexico/">All Circuits Celebrates New Fa ...
IoT Hardware 101 – The Basics (emsnow)
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Value of Semiconductor Mergers and Acquisitions Falls Considerably, Says IC Insights (emsnow)
<p>2018 semiconductor M&#38;A valued at $23.2 billion, down from the record $107.3 billion in 2015. IC Insights is in the process of completing its forecast and analysis of the IC industry and will present its new findings in The McClean Report 2019, which will be published later this month.  Among the semiconductor industry data included in [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/value-of-semiconductor-mergers-and-acquisitions-falls-considerably-says-ic-insights/">V ...
SMTC Corporation Receives 5-year, $9 Million Contract from the United States Navy (emsnow)
<p>TORONTO &#8212; SMTC Corporation, a global electronics manufacturing services provider announced that SMTC’s subsidiary MC Test Services, Inc.  was recently awarded a $9 million, 5-year contract to support the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division. SMTC expects to begin production, and provide full engineering, testing, and support for the MK48 MOD 6 Exercise Electronics System [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/smtc-corporation-receives-5-year-9-millio ...
Jabil Expands Retail Innovation Ecosystem to Transform Customer Experiences (emsnow)
<p>Integrated Services, Global Scale and Supply Chain Orchestration Drive Omni-Channel Retail Advancements NEW YORK&#8211; Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) today announced an expanded ecosystem of innovation partners to speed the delivery of advanced retail automation solutions. At NRF 2019: Retail’s Big Show (Booth 4559), Jabil is showcasing the latest technology breakthroughs that are redefining retail in the digital [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://emsnow.com/jabil-expands-reta ...
Hallidie patents the cable car system, January 17, 1871 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, Andrew Smith Hallidie received a patent for his cable car system that would soon be implemented on San Francisco's streets.
500 W AC/DC module talks over PMBus (EDN News)
Occupying a 4×2.4-in. footprint, the PFH500F-28 AC/DC power module from TDK-Lambda supplies 28 V at 18 A, adjustable from 22.4 V to 33.6 V.
IMU squeezes into wearables (EDN News)
Joining Bosch Sensortec’s BMI260 family of inertial measurement units is the BMI270 for intuitive activity, context, and gesture recognition.
What’s that signal’s bandwidth? (EDN News)
A signal's bandwidth is related to its rise time because rising edges usually have the signal's highest frequency components.
Soyuz 5 launches, January 15, 1969 (EDN News)
On this day in tech history, the Soviet Union’s Soyuz 5 launched on a mission that would mark the first-ever docking of two manned spacecraft and would be capped off by a dramatic re-entry.
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.
Trend and track: Two useful oscilloscope diagnostic tools (EDN Test and Measurement)
An oscilloscope's trend and track functions can help you identify the source of signal problems. Trends let you log data while tracks let you demodulate signals, which can reveal hidden problems.


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