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Presidents Kennedy and Nixon called, respectively, for landing a man on the moon and eradicating cancer. The former effort succeeded, the latter did not. Nevertheless, Vice President Biden has called for a “moonshot” effort to cure the disease, with private and public funding. Could an initiative launched now be any more successful than the one began with the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971? Fred Ledley, director of the Center for Integration of Science and Industry at Bentley University, believes it could. “While the investments in cancer research...
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Modern-day high-volume semiconductor manufacturing is a complex process that spans numerous stages and nodes. And with the ever increased focus on quality and cost,...

Design for testability (DFT), a way to build testability into an integrated circuit (IC) at the design stage to lower testing costs and increase...

High levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL cholesterol (LDL-C), have long been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease. In fact, as explained...

“Gauging the strain,” February’s Special Report on Data Acquisition, presented traditional strain gage theory and highlighted several instruments and bridge amplifiers suitable for use...

Semiconductor fabs—among the most heavily instrumented manufacturing facilities in today’s industrial landscape—continue to grow and generate data throughout the manufacturing process, making the term...

Keysight Technologies Inc. today announced new X-Series signal analyzers (including UXA, PXA, MXA, EXA, and CXA models) that provide enhanced capabilities for developers creating...

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RF/microwave test applications extending from the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G to radar and threat simulation are areas of active engagement for test...

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Swept, vector, and real-time are a few of the terms being used to describe today’s signal analyzers. They help to identify major changes in...

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RF/microwave test applications extending from the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G to radar and threat simulation are areas of active engagement for test...

Swept, vector, and real-time are a few of the terms being used to describe today’s signal analyzers. They help to identify major changes in...

In the workplace, robots can be competitors or helpers, or perhaps both. In the home, they need to be helpful or friendly or exhibit...

Keysight Technologies is investing in a strategy that requires a strong focus on specific industries. The strategy involves pulling together different Keysight products to...

The reed relay was invented in 1936 by Bell Telephone Laboratories. Since that time, it has gradually evolved from very large, relatively crude parts...

These EMC products are divided between achievement and verification. Modern electronics, especially the power variety, often provide high efficiency by switching. Fast transitions between...

Lead’s toxic effect on people has been known for a long time, and as a safeguard, many restrictions on its use have been implemented....

The Burn-in and Test Strategies Workshop 2016 took place March 6-9 in Mesa, AZ. It commenced with a tutorial on adaptive test, outlier analysis,...

Machines’ capability to translate natural language is progressing, but there still is room for improvement. Will machine translators always be inferior to human ones? My...

25/50/100GE analysis platform The SierraNet T328 protocol analysis system offers a state-of-the art platform for the fast emerging 25G, 50G, and 100G Ethernet standard and...