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Test & Measurement

DesignCon2016: Prepare for the PAM4 phase shift


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


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


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

Choosing the Right Mixed-Signal Analyzer


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.