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Researchers demonstrate traffic-signal hacking

 By Rick Nelson on August 20, 2014

Tired of waiting at traffic lights? If you are unscrupulous, you can buy a 5.8-GHz radio, hack into a wireless networked traffic signal system, and it's "green lights forever," according to researchers at the University of Michigan. "The safety critical nature of traffic infrastructure requires that it be secure against computer-based attacks,...

 

 August's Features Online

 

August Special Reports


August Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

DC loads extend operating modes

Electronic loads continue to take advantage of semiconductor advances that support increased functionality, speed, and power, all at lower cost.



 


 


August Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

Instruments and systems measure thermal and electrical parameters

Hybrid and electric vehicles, industrial motor controls, rail transportation, and renewable energy systems demand quality power electronics devices.



 


 

Web Exclusives:

Characterizing Leakage Current of High-Voltage Semiconductor Devices

 By Jennifer Cheney, Keithley Instruments on August 18, 2014

Using an SMU with a high-voltage power supply provides a device test system with good low-level current accuracy and an accurate current limit....



Giving students convenience and flexibility with remote labs

 By Elizabeth Persico, Keysight Education Program Manager on August 11, 2014

Recently, a friend shared a memory from his days as an EE undergrad at a university in the Rockies. It was 7:30 on a typical winter morning, his dorm and the EE building were on opposite corners of the campus, and measurement lab started at 8:00....


 


 


2014 EE Salary Survey

 


 

Industry Update

Rohde & Schwarz software analyzes DOCSIS 3.1 signals

August 18, 2014. The Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) 3.1 provide fast data transmission over hybrid...



VTI offers updated X-Modal III software

August 18, 2014. VTI Instruments today introduced the updated X-Modal III software for modal analysis. This software was created...



Wireless sensors and flying robots monitor deteriorating bridges

August 17, 2014 (Newswise). As a recent report from the Obama administration warns that one in four bridges in the United States...



Anritsu announces test license agreement with Broadcom

August 17, 2014. Anritsu has announced it has entered in to a Manufacturing Test License (MTL) agreement with Broadcom Corp....



IPC simplifies comparison of lead-free solder alloys

August 15, 2014. The proliferation of lead-free solder alloys gives users a wide range of features, but it can be difficult to...



GL's voice and data testing solution goes mobile

August 14, 2014. GL Communications Inc. has announced the release of its enhanced Voice Quality Testing software with Wideband...



Atmel introduces next-generation SoC for smart metering

August 14, 2014. Atmel, a provider of microcontroller and touch technology solutions, has announced the introduction of its...



SiC power electronics could slash Tesla Model S cost

August 13, 2014. Wide-bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are best positioned to...



NASA selects miniature camera for robotic mission

August 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE). Medigus Ltd., a medical device company developing and commercializing micro-cameras and...



AMETEK announces two acquisitions

August 12, 2014. AMETEK Inc. has completed two acquisitions: Amptek Inc., a privately held provider of x-ray detectors used to...





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