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EMC Standards: Minimizing functional safety risk

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In addition to renewing acquaintances and learning about the latest technical advances, attendees at the IEEE 2015 and 2016 EMC Symposia received USB memory sticks with presentations from previous years. The 2015 USB device contained records from 2000 through 2014, and the device distributed...

IoT, supply chain take center stage at SEMICON West

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SEMICON West took place July 12-14 in San Francisco, with the co-located imec Technology Forum (ITF) held July 11. Luc Van den hove, president and CEO of imec, delivered an opening presentation focusing on IoT and “connected everything.” Subsequent speakers provided a deep dive...

Two-fold strategy will drive digital society

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To contend with the digital society, CEA-Leti is pursuing a twofold strategy, according to Marie Semeria, CEO. In an interview and subsequent presentation at a workshop titled “Sensing the Future with Leti” held July 12 in San Francisco in conjunction with SEMICON West, Semeria...

Sensors: Accurate and integrated temperature measurement

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Most electronic engineers know that a transistor’s base-emitter voltage (VBE) has a temperature coefficient (TC) of about -2 mV/°C. However, for precision temperature sensors, “about” isn’t good enough. A number of ingenious designs have capitalized on the basic relationship in ways that guarantee accuracy...

Sensors Expo topics span MEMS to robots and drones

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Sensors Expo & Conference held June 22-23 in San Jose provided a venue for experts to weigh in on topics from MEMS to robots while exhibitors highlighted an array of sensors and related products on the exhibit floor. Opening keynote speaker Dr. Kaigham J. “Ken”...

DAQ: It’s so hot that …

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When gold ions traveling close to the speed of light collide, the resulting stream of quarks and gluons can appear as shown in Figure 1, a display generated by the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s STAR detector. A temperature of about four trillion degrees Kelvin is...

BiTS workshop emphasizes IoT, high-frequency test

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The Burn-in and Test Strategies Workshop 2016 took place March 6-9 in Mesa, AZ. It commenced with a tutorial on adaptive test, outlier analysis, and burn-in reduction/elimination and continued throughout the week with an invited address, keynote speech, eight technical sessions, a poster session,...

BiTS topics span baking cakes to testing silicon photonics

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Last week’s Burn-in and Test Strategies Workshop covered a variety of topics, from modeling the thermal environment in a burn-in chamber to a test cell for 81-GHz automotive radar test. Test-cell and high-frequency sessions complemented a total of eight technical sessions over three days,...

OMEGA introduces compact handheld meters

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Stamford, CT. OMEGA has introduced the HHC200 Series of portable, rugged, environmental meters for temperature, pressure, RPM/light-intensity, air-flow, humidity, dew-point, and wet-bulb measurement. This series of seven meters offer fast and accurate readings for your environmental field monitoring needs, measuring outdoor or laboratory-created conditions...

BiTS 2016 to address burn-in and test for sensor-connected radio-enabled devices

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This year’s Burn-in & Test Strategies Workshop—BiTS 2016—will convene March 6-9 in Mesa, AZ. Organizers say BiTS 2016 will examine the test challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT), including the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), with an emphasis on big data. The program will include...