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DesignCon2016: Prepare for the PAM4 phase shift

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If you want to take the temperature of the state of electronics design, don’t miss DesignCon’s traditional opening night panel.

Why Every GPS Overestimates Distance Traveled

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Runners, mariners, airmen, and wilderness trekkers beware: Your global positioning system (GPS) is flattering you, telling you that you have run, sailed, flown, or walked significantly farther than you actually have.

Digital predistortion improves data-acquisition performance

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A data acquisition system (DAS) converts analog signals to digital for analysis by a digital signal processor.

Choosing the Right Mixed-Signal Analyzer

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Mixed-signal analysis continues to often rely on advanced—and usually costly—software, but the results can justify the investment.

Charging batteries rapidly and safely

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Any hobbyist can charge a battery quickly, but can you do it without an explosion, excessive heating or major degradation in battery cycle life?

Calibration means different things in different professions

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In 2006, two professional Metrology organizations partnered to create job descriptions for workers in the Metrology field.

The Next Best Thing to a Crystal Ball for Your Test Strategy

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With the arrival of the IoT, and 5G looming, consider a modular hardware test strategy as a way to lower automated-test-platform costs.

NASA Holds on to ISS, Mars, Orion, and Europa in No-Growth $17.5B Budget

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The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled its portion of the US$3.9-trillion U.S. budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

Testing Provides Challenges to Would-be IoT Developers

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It seems so easy to join the IoT bandwagon, but development and certification testing hurdles stand in the way.

DesignCon 2015: Why I’m going

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WooHoo! I’ve booked my airline tickets and hotel room, and will be heading to the heart of Silicon Valley to eat seafood and drink chardonnay attend DesignCon 2015 in late January.