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Scan ATPG and compression are beating Moore’s law

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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

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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

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

Autotestcon convenes with keynote panel session

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Anaheim, CA. Autotestcon has convened, with Tuesday’s keynote taking the form of a modified panel session—four separate presentations followed by overall Q&A. After a...

Speaker cables keep the Fi Hi

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At least at low frequencies, dynamic loudspeakers present a low resistance load to an amplifier, so it’s important to use heavy gauge wiring for...

RMAs and yield management systems in semiconductor manufacturing

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Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a buzz word now; with the focus of almost all the big companies like Intel and Cisco,...

IMS 2016 sees chips and instruments targeting mmWave applications

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The International Microwave Symposium 2016 took place May 23-26 in San Francisco. Organizers said that 635 companies presented their products and services on the...

Wafer-mapping software in modern-day high-volume manufacturing

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Modern-day high-volume semiconductor manufacturing is a complex process that spans numerous stages and nodes. And with the ever increased focus on quality and cost,...

DFT app supports hardware emulation

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Design for testability (DFT), a way to build testability into an integrated circuit (IC) at the design stage to lower testing costs and increase...