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Scientists in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration—including ones from MIT and Caltech—have directly observed gravitational waves 100 years after Einstein predicted such waves existed in his general theory of relativity. As Jennifer Chu from the MIT News Office writes, Einstein expected the waves would be “vanishingly small” and difficult to detect. The waves detected by the scientists are the product of a collision of two massive black holes 1.3 billion lightyears away—“…a remarkably extreme event,” as Chu puts it. The researchers detected the waves on September 14, 2015, at 5:51 a.m. EDT...
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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...

EE-Evaluation Engineering’s January 2016 print special report on high-speed digital test commented on instruments including oscilloscopes, BERTs, vector network analyzers, and protocol analyzers as...

Cambridge, UK. Whilst the majority of wearable technology products sold today still fit with the components-in-a-box design, 2015 has been a record year for...

M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, smart homes, the smart grid, smart cities, mHealth, wearables—these terms refer collectively to the Internet of Things, which has its own...

Automotive Testing Expo took place October 20-22 in Novi, MI. The show combined the auto expo and engine test expo—in halls A and B, but joined...

The standard approach for testing IC logic is the use of scan chains, with embedded compression as the standard approach for applying scan patterns....

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Many conventional strain gages are similar in appearance to Figure 1. A serpentine pattern etched into a metal foil creates a relatively high resistance...

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Research on 5G is proceeding on a variety of fronts, with organizations addressing topics ranging from algorithm development to antenna design. Products available for...

MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY EDITION

National Instruments’ NIDays convened in Boston last fall as one of about four dozen stops for the event throughout the year. Dave Wilson, vice...

As the software content of cars increases, so does the complexity of the software tools used to design and debug vehicles. Simulation plays a...

The capability of acoustic microscopes to image and analyze internal features, including structural defects, recently has been enhanced by technology that puts any number...

Many conventional strain gages are similar in appearance to Figure 1. A serpentine pattern etched into a metal foil creates a relatively high resistance...

The FDA’s recent limited approval of two new monoclonal-antibody-based cholesterol drugs makes comments made by biotech industry guru G. Stephen Burrill in 2013 appear...

RF limiting amplifiers New RF limiting amplifiers can find use in electronic-warfare, microwave-receiver, and broadband-communications systems to protect components from high input power levels while...

Research on 5G is proceeding on a variety of fronts, with organizations addressing topics ranging from algorithm development to antenna design. Products available for...

COMMUNICATIONS TEST PRODUCT FOCUS Elsewhere in this issue you’ll find a special report on 5G test—featuring instruments and software tailored to research and development of...

As the Internet of Things in all its manifestations continues to roll out, developers will need a variety of test strategies to ensure low...

The concept of artificial intelligence extends to antiquity, when Hephaestus, the Greek god of craftsmen and artisans, built metal automatons to assist him, or when...