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Synopsys addresses FinFET defects, embedded-flash test at ITC

 By Rick Nelson on October 23, 2014

Synopsys chose the International Test Conference to highlight two significant initiatives: defect-detection enhancements in TetraMAX ATPG through slack-based cell-aware test capability, and a new STAR (self-test and repair) Memory System for embedded flash.  The TetraMAX enhancements target subtle...


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October Special Reports

October Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

New test equipment features real benefits

Modular instruments are introduced for many reasons, but rather than being speculative designs, many address well-established existing applications.



October Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

Vendors support design and test of infotainment systems.

Automotive telematics and infotainment systems combine a wide variety of functions that must be tested.



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Test of ICs, sensors, and passive components gets boost

 By Rick Nelson on September 30, 2014

Companies have recently introduced turnkey, modular, and bench instruments related to the test of semiconductors, sensors, and passive components....

Merging electrical and mechanical prototypes in MIT's Engineering Design Studio

 By Elizabeth Persico, Keysight Technologies* on October 15, 2014

MIT engineering students have access to what's called the Engineering Design Studio (EDS), a teaching lab where students can go from theory to idea to reality...



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Industry Update

Wearable sensor market to expand sevenfold in five years

October 22, 2014. Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces,...

Bird statistical RF power sensor handles all digital waveforms

October 21, 2014. Bird Technologies, a provider of RF components, subsystems, test equipment, and services, has introduced the...

Keysight introduces 5G Baseband Exploration Library

October 21, 2014. Keysight Technologies today introduced the Keysight EEsof EDA 5G Baseband Exploration Library. Providing...

Global EMI/RFI shielding market to reach $6.6 billion in 2019

October 21, 2014 (PRWEB). BCC Research has revealed in its new report “EMI/RFI: Materials and Technologies” that the...

IRLYNX and CEA-Leti to streamline CMOS infrared sensing

October 21, 2014. IRLYNX and CEA-Leti have announced they have launched a technology-development partnership for a new CMOS-based...

Atmel expands smart-energy metering platform

October 21, 2014. Atmel has announced that the company has expanded its Atmel | SMART portfolio of energy metering products with...

Keithley introduces IVy app for SMU instruments

October 15, 2014. Keithley Instruments has developed a free app for Android-based smartphones and tablets that interacts with a...

Software enables plug-in electric vehicles to support grid reliability

October 14, 2014. The Electric Power Research Institute, along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional...

Commercial-drone market to reach $1.7 billion in 2025

October 14, 2014. The market for commercial uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, will grow to $1.7 billion...

Fluke Networks offers cloud-connected cable certification tool

October 13, 2014. Fluke Networks has unveiled LinkWare Live, a cloud-based service that enables contractors, cable...

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