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Tom Lecklider

Tom Lecklider
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Tom joined EE as Senior Technical Editor in 1998, writing feature articles and special reports on a wide range of topics stemming from extensive USA and UK instrumentation design and marketing experience. Tom earned an MSEE degree from New York University and a BSEE from Case Institute of Technology and holds several display and control-related patents.

Transforming EMI measurements

Digital EMI receivers and real-time spectrum analyzers have become possible because of advanced ADC technology as well as the availability of high-speed DSP devices....

High or low density matters

Thanks to advances in relay and semiconductor capabilities, switching systems continue to evolve. Higher performance relays are available with the same or smaller size...

3D printing drives automotive innovation

There can be little doubt that additive manufacturing has become an important capability for automotive companies. A 2016 white paper1 addresses “Five ways 3D...

Mitigating medical device risk

What is the proper level of security for today’s medical devices? Given their large electronic and software content and the value of medical information,...

Extending the midrange definition

Today’s mid-range oscilloscopes include noteworthy innovations while predictably continuing the higher-wider-longer evolution. Gradual feature-set expansion in a general-purpose test instrument is to be expected....

Optical Modulation: Boosting throughput by adding complexity

In many ways, high-speed optical communications are following the path that wireless technology has blazed. Of course, optical and wireless networks use different technologies...

To boldly and relativistically go

Recently, Elon Musk of SpaceX and Tesla Motors fame proposed colonizing Mars. In his plan, the key to getting to Mars and beyond involves...

Extending the midrange definition

Today’s mid-range oscilloscopes include noteworthy innovations while predictably continuing the higher-wider-longer evolution. Gradual feature-set expansion in a general-purpose test instrument is to be expected....

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)...