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AT4 wireless becomes LoRa Alliance authorized test house

Málaga, Spain. AT4 wireless, a DEKRA company, announced its recent designation as LoRa Alliance authorized test house in accordance to the LoRaWAN Certification Program. As LoRa Alliance authorized test house, AT4 wireless testing facilities in Málaga are able to provide certification testing services for LoRaWAN...

SEMI posts July 2016 book-to-bill ratio

San Jose, CA. North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.79 billion in orders worldwide in July 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05, according to the July Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Book-to-Bill Report published by SEMI. A book-to-bill of...

IDTechEx offers report on triboelectric energy harvesting

Cambridge, UK. IDTechEx Research, a provider of independent market research, business intelligence, and events on emerging technology, has announced the availability of a new report, “Triboelectric Energy Harvesting (TENG) 2017-2027.” Triboelectric energy-harvesting transducers are projected to be a $400 million market in 2026 Triboelectric energy...

MEMS Product Focus: MEMS get hot as IoT gains steam

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) represent a mature technology that recently has received renewed interest because of the growth in Internet-of-Things (IoT) activity. MEMS are segmented into microsensors, microactuators, and microstructures by the MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange, “the world’s most diverse and comprehensive MEMS foundry” according...

Research Insights: Biomedical engineers shine light on blood-glucose levels

“Noninvasive glucose sensing is a Holy Grail of diabetes mellitus management,” write Professor Vladislav Yakovlev and his coauthors at Texas A&M University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.1 “Unfortunately, despite a number of innovative concepts and a long history of continuous instrumental improvements, the problem remains...

Pursuing commonality and extended life cycles

The more things change the more they stay the same. That seems particularly true in the arena of military/aerospace test. Things are certainly changing, with the emergence of 50-GHz handheld analyzers; capable modular systems—usually PXI—able to handle mixed-signal and RF test; new instruments for...

IoT, supply chain take center stage at SEMICON West

SEMICON West took place July 12-14 in San Francisco, with the co-located imec Technology Forum (ITF) held July 11. Luc Van den hove, president and CEO of imec, delivered an opening presentation focusing on IoT and “connected everything.” Subsequent speakers provided a deep dive...

LAN power sensor represents new category of RF, microwave instrument

Traditional power-meter solutions typically consist of the benchtop form factor with a separate power sensor that is changeable to adapt to different applications based on frequency range or power range requirements. Over the past decade, an increasing number of portable power meters in the...

Flexible Electronics: Heterogeneous integration boosts sensor systems

Flexible electronics technologies are showing promise in applications ranging from home healthcare to aerospace. To realize the benefits, organizations including SEMI FlexTech and NextFlex are supporting the funding of and education in the technologies. And companies such as GE and Lockheed Martin are looking...

MVG launches dual-ridge horn antenna for EMI testing

The Microwave Vision Group (MVG) has developed a new line of antennas for the EMC testing market—specifically for EMI testing. These antennas enable more accurate test results and allow detection of lower level emissions. The new line of EMC antennas will include a biconical antenna,...