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MIT course addresses cardiorespiratory physiology for engineers

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Engineers play an increasingly important role in medicine, designing medical electronics devices for clinical and home environments. Unfortunately, there can be an impedance mismatch inhibiting the flow of information between engineers and clinicians, according to Thomas Heldt, a professor in biomedical engineering at MIT. Facilitating communications between engineers and physicians is one goal of an MIT program titled “Quantitative Cardiorespiratory...

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Flying probes take on the challenge of loss of test access

Today's electronic circuit-board technology is posing a big challenge to in-circuit test techniques because of the disappearance of access. As a result, a shift...

Scan ATPG and compression are beating Moore’s law

Moore’s law has been the standard reference for semiconductor scaling. It roughly says that semiconductor design sizes, fueled by technology improvements, double every two...

Probes don’t get any respect

An important design objective for voltage and current probes and current monitors is to determine a signal’s characteristics without significantly affecting the signal itself....

EMP Measurements: Nonnuclear Electromagnetic Pulse Generation

Following the unexpectedly far-reaching and damaging effects observed during the Starfish Prime nuclear experiment in 1962, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and especially high-altitude EMP (HEMP)...

Improve IC development and reduce risk for big designs by moving...

Through generations of technology advances, I’ve seen that as a particular task gets more important and usually more complex, it becomes the target of...

Software plus signal generators and analyzers support IEEE 802.11p design and...

IEEE 802.11p is an extension to the IEEE 802.11 standards that adds wireless access in vehicular environments. Jungik Suh, marketing program manager, Automotive &...

Autotestcon products span power sources to portable analyzers

Anaheim, CA. New products were the theme for the second day of Autotestcon, beginning with AMETEK’s introduction of the Asterion AC power source, a...

Magazine - May Edition

20-year PXI development has seen continued growth

PXI has blazed a trail since its introduction in 1997 by National Instruments with growth that has remained in the double digits, according to...

Engineers push to make the world greener and extend battery life

The drive for efficiency and long battery life implies that power considerations play a key role in designs—from battery-powered mobile devices and electric vehicles...

5G development efforts accelerate

This year is shaping up to be a critical one for 5G with the pace of development efforts accelerating. Several 5G-related topics have hit...

Identifying transistor-level yield limiters in the FinFET era

As the digital semiconductor manufacturing process moves into the FinFET era, more and more front-end-of-line (FEOL) defects are observed due to extremely small feature...

Sensors Expo offers gamut from components to networks

Sensors Expo & Conference will convene June 27-29 in San Jose. Event organizers say more than 300 exhibitors will demonstrate products that measure acceleration,...

Light provides right insight for medical imaging

Recently, at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, imec introduced a new sensor with the potential to enhance developments in medical imaging. Headquartered in...

Test, inspection drive Industry 4.0 at IPC Apex Expo

The IPC Apex Expo 2017 got underway Feb. 14 in San Diego with a keynote address by the actor Mayim Bialik, who also earned...

No ticketing for autonomous vehicles?

My editorial in the February 2013 issue is titled “Ticketing autonomous vehicles.” A high-school student researching self-driving cars came across that and asked for...

EE – May 2017 Product Picks

Sampling oscilloscopes New two- and four-channel 25-GHz models in the PicoScope 9300 family of sampling oscilloscopes support fifth-harmonic capture for data up to and including...

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USB Pulse Power Sensors Application Note

Built with Real-Time Power Processing ™ technology, AR presents...

Special Report

20-year PXI development has seen continued growth

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PXI has blazed a trail since its introduction in 1997 by National Instruments with growth that has remained in the double digits, according to...

Special Report

Engineers push to make the world greener and extend battery life

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The drive for efficiency and long battery life implies that power considerations play a key role in designs—from battery-powered mobile devices and electric vehicles...