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Keysight to address 400G/PAM-4 test challenges at DesignCon

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Santa Rosa, CA. Keysight Technologies announced it will exhibit its latest high-speed digital solutions at DesignCon 2017 February 1-2 in Santa Clara. Keysight’s technical experts and application engineers will demonstrate advanced design and test solutions, developed for solving today’s most difficult high-speed digital measurement...

MIPI Alliance debuts Discovery and Configuration (DisCo) portfolio

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Piscataway, NJ. The MIPI Alliance has introduced the MIPI Discovery and Configuration (MIPI DisCo) portfolio, a family of specifications that simplifies software driver development when integrating components in mobile-connected products. MIPI Alliance is offering the solutions to its members and the open-source community to encourage...

Chipmakers pursue new architectures to address deep learning

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The semiconductor industry is pursuing new architectures as Moore’s Law begins offering diminishing returns. Options highlighted last November at the International Test Conference ranged from heterogeneous integration to FPGA-based hardware inference accelerators. Now in The Wall Street Journal Don Clark notes that the pressures facing...

LEGO at CES introduces 7-year-olds to sensors and coding

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LEGO Group chose the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to announce LEGO BOOST, which the company describes as “a supercharged building and coding set that lets children bring their LEGO creations to life by adding movement, sound, and personality.” With its sensors,...

Huawei selects Rohde & Schwarz for NB-IoT base-station testing

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Munich, Germany. Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, has chosen a test solution from Rohde & Schwarz based on the R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer to perform NB-IoT base station tests in line with Release 13...

Milwaukee Electronics chooses Aegis FactoryLogix MES

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Horsham, PA. Milwaukee Electronics, a long-time Aegis customer, recently chose Aegis’s FactoryLogix manufacturing execution software (MES) to implement in its Canby, OR, facility. The software was selected for its ability to drive faster new product introduction through manufacturing. With facilities located in Wisconsin, Oregon, and...

From USB 3.1 to 400GbE, data rates push limits

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As engineers pursue high-speed serial-bus, backplane, memory-interface, and network designs, they face significant challenges relating to a variety of interfaces and standards, including USB 3.1, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI, PCIe, DDR4/DDR5, InfiniBand, RapidIO, JESD204B, SAS, and OIF-CEI-56G as well as Ethernet speeds to 400G....

Rohde & Schwarz supports NB-IoT base-station testing at CMCC

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Munich, Germany. With growing demand for LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) services and applications as part of the Internet of Things (IoT), 3GPP has developed Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) as a new cellular air interface that is fully adapted to the requirements of machine...

Seeking input on medical-electronics applications

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Electronics and related technologies play key roles in medical applications. Those roles include acquiring data, processing it, communicating it to caregivers, allowing caregivers to collaborate (often remotely), and administering some form of treatment or rehabilitation. Regardless of the application, test is an important part...

Study to evaluate virtual rehabilitation platform after knee replacement

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San Diego, CA. Reflexion Health Inc., a digital healthcare company, in conjunction with the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), announced the enrollment of the first patients in Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation In-home Therapy: A Research Study (VERITAS), which is designed to evaluate the cost and...