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Seeking input on automotive infotainment test

 By Rick Nelson on July 29, 2014

Automotive telematics and infotainment systems combine a variety of functions, including audio, video, multimedia, satellite navigation, cellular communications, comfort control, and wireless connectivity, with devices and modules interconnected via high-speed digital buses. As my colleague Tom Lecklider put it in a recent article, "With a...


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July Special Reports

July Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

Silent, rapid, motionless switching

Solid-state switches provide small size, long life, fast switching speed, and totally silent and vibration-proof operation.



July Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

Instruments tackle IC test chores

Benchtop and modular instruments can offer an alternative to turnkey automated semiconductor test equipment in some application areas.



Web Exclusives:

Five Myths of Modular Instruments

 By Tom Lillig, Agilent Technologies on July 15, 2014

As modular test equipment continues to grow in popularity, so have the abundance of myths surrounding advantages and disadvantages of modular vs. traditional “box” instruments. ...

Let's get small: Redefining RF and education

 By Elizabeth Persico, Agilent Education Program Manager on June 24, 2014

In the late '80s, I had a portable cassette player that was a marvel of Japanese miniaturization. Only 20% bigger than a tape, it had a four-band graphic equalizer in the lid and could even do auto-reverse, letting me listen to the same two albums-over and over-during trans-Pacific flights....



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Industry Update

Agilent announces 6-month no-cost Modelithics library for Genesys

July 28, 2014. Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that the Modelithics COMPLETE Library of RF and microwave component...

Q1 performance puts industrial chips on the right track

July 28, 2014. Industrial electronics semiconductors made small but important gains in the first quarter this year, affirming...

ADLINK powers Cornell's autonomous underwater vehicle

July 25, 2014. ADLINK Technology, a global provider of cloud-based services, intelligent gateways, and embedded building blocks...

DC power supplies support solar-array applications

July 25, 2014. B&K Precision has introduced three new models of high-power programmable DC power supplies: models PVS10005,...

International Space Station and National Geographic Learning team up

July 24, 2014. The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and National Geographic Learning (NGL) today announced...

ASSET and SoftIron collaborate on rapid debugging

July 24, 2014. ASSET InterTech collaborated with SoftIron Ltd. to quickly debug and bring up the industry's first 64-bit ARM...

Energy harvester enables fix-and-forget sensor nodes

July 23, 2014. OMRON and Holst Centre/imec have unveiled a prototype of an extremely compact vibrational energy harvesting DC...

SEMI announces South America semiconductor strategy summit

July 23, 2014. SEMI has announced the launch of the association's first-ever event in Latin America. The inaugural SEMI South...

UL cites FDA-recognized consensus standards for medical devices

July 22, 2014 (PRNewswire). UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

Pickering expands PCI programmable-resistor card range

July 22, 2014. Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of PCI precision programmable resistor solutions with the introduction...

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