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UPS uses CyPhy Works drone to deliver inhaler to Children’s Island

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UPS announced Friday that it had successfully used a drone to deliver an inhaler to an island near Boston, according to Laura Stevens and Georgia Wells in The Wall Street Journal. They quote Chuck Holland, a vice president of industrial engineering, as saying, “UPS has a history of trying to take a look at new technologies as they evolve. We’re...

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Autotestcon products span power sources to portable analyzers

Anaheim, CA. New products were the theme for the second day of Autotestcon, beginning with AMETEK’s introduction of the Asterion AC power source, a...

Autotestcon convenes with keynote panel session

Anaheim, CA. Autotestcon has convened, with Tuesday’s keynote taking the form of a modified panel session—four separate presentations followed by overall Q&A. After a...

Speaker cables keep the Fi Hi

At least at low frequencies, dynamic loudspeakers present a low resistance load to an amplifier, so it’s important to use heavy gauge wiring for...

RMAs and yield management systems in semiconductor manufacturing

Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a buzz word now; with the focus of almost all the big companies like Intel and Cisco,...
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Vehicle communications drive test challenges

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Connected cars are evolving into mobile data centers, with communications extending from CAN, LIN, and FlexRay to MOST and BroadR-Reach. And cellular and wireless...

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Widening the PXI-product selection

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Although several modular instrumentation formats are in use, much of the current activity involves PXI and PXIe products. According to information on the PXI...

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Vehicle communications drive test challenges

Connected cars are evolving into mobile data centers, with communications extending from CAN, LIN, and FlexRay to MOST and BroadR-Reach. And cellular and wireless...

Communications Timing: Pruning clock-tree problems

The interpretation of signals within a synchronous digital communications system relies upon timing. Whether a 1 or a 0 is read by a receiver...

NI turns 40, celebrates 30 years of LabVIEW

NIWeek 2016 took place Aug. 1-5 in Austin, TX, with a reported 3,500 visitors. National Instruments was celebrating 40 years of NI and 30...

Widening the PXI-product selection

Although several modular instrumentation formats are in use, much of the current activity involves PXI and PXIe products. According to information on the PXI...

Research Insights: Did the memristor breakthrough (finally) occur?

Today’s computers provide very little or no artificial intelligence (AI). They don’t learn, but instead solve problems using rigid algorithms that humans have developed. How...

Design for Test: ATPG keeps pace with design complexity

Automatic test-pattern generation (ATPG) has played a key role in semiconductor logic test, but several trends driving the need for semiconductor test quality are...

Semiconductor Product Focus: Chip and power-device makers offer diversity

emiConsolidation has been the trend among chipmakers and power-device makers. Analog Devices and Linear Technology announced in July they have entered into a definitive...

Display Inspection: Flexible OLED displays drive market disruption, manufacturing innovation

Consumer electronics manufacturers reside between a rock and a hard place. They must continuously innovate in order to compete in the mass market, yet...

Marketing firm CEO tutors engineers

In an engineering-driven company, engineers assume that if they build something, someone will buy it. In a sales-driven company, sales people assume that if...