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Long-serving CEO looks at sensors, industry’s past and future

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San Jose, CA. “Sensors are going to be everywhere,” said Ray Zinn, speaking June 23 at Sensors Expo & Conference. “The IoT is all about sensors. Sensors are the wave of the future, and that’s why we are here.” Zinn, recently retired from Micrel when that company was purchased last year by Microchip, is billed as the longest serving CEO...
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IMS 2016 sees chips and instruments targeting mmWave applications

The International Microwave Symposium 2016 took place May 23-26 in San Francisco. Organizers said that 635 companies presented their products and services on the...

Wafer-mapping software in modern-day high-volume manufacturing

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,...

DFT app supports hardware emulation

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Even more about strain gages

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Divide and Conquer: Hierarchical DFT for SoC Designs

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EMC Test: Instruments, software span validation to compliance

Electromagnetic compatibility has long been a key consideration of successful product design. As speeds increase, concerns related to signal and power integrity also come...

Oscilloscopes: Is there an SBO in your future?

To date, no manufacturer has adopted the stratospheric-bandwidth oscilloscope (SBO) terminology, although several very high frequency oscilloscopes, such as Keysight Technologies’ 63-GHz Z-Series Infiniium...

DAQ: PTPv2 holds data acquisition and testing to a tight schedule

Over the last few decades, many different timing mechanisms have been used to synchronize the operation of data-acquisition and test-and-measurement devices. However, for synchronizing...

Cloud Computing: IoT spans edge to data center

Most people, including homeowners, facilities managers, and consumers, recognize the compute cloud by way of the Internet of Things (IoT) that connect to it—for...

Test Systems: Hands-off testing key to ICs and solar

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StarEast targets software test automation and quality

At the 2014 StarEast Software Testing Conference, Agile prevailed. This year, DevOps—a cooperative effort among developers, QA, and operational IT people—-was more often talked...

IBM Watson takes to the road

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The Vision Show brings FPGAs into focus

FPGAs garnered much of the attention during The Vision Show that took place May 3-5 in Boston. Other products on exhibit ranged from industrial...

Ensuring equipment safety and effectiveness

Modern medical technology has made possible a wide range of procedures not available years ago. Many of these involve some kind of special equipment,...

Companies, governments can foster innovation

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EE – July 2016 Product Picks

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EMC Test: Instruments, software span validation to compliance

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Electromagnetic compatibility has long been a key consideration of successful product design. As speeds increase, concerns related to signal and power integrity also come...

Special Report

Oscilloscopes: Is there an SBO in your future?

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To date, no manufacturer has adopted the stratospheric-bandwidth oscilloscope (SBO) terminology, although several very high frequency oscilloscopes, such as Keysight Technologies’ 63-GHz Z-Series Infiniium...