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  • Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
    Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
  • Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs
    Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs
  • Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
    Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
  • ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement
    ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement
  • Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
    Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
  • Examining PCB layouts for power stages
    Examining PCB layouts for power stages
  • NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015
    NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015
  • Moving scan test out of critical path
    Moving scan test out of critical path
  • Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current
    Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current
  • More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2
    More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2
  • Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid can navigate in winter
    Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid can navigate in winter
  • Enhancing automotive safety, reliability with SafeAdapt
    Enhancing automotive safety, reliability with SafeAdapt
Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder

Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

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Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs
Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs

Lattice Semiconductor has expanded its MachXO3 family of FPGAs with the addition of the MachXO3L-9400 and MachXO3LF-9400 devices available in multiple packages.

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Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection

To aid in early-detection of lifestyle diseases, Fujitsu laboratories developed a breath sensor device that extracts and measures the specified gas components correlated with diseases.

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ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement
ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement

ESC Boston opens its doors for its 2016 run with test and measurement, with a focus on bench equipment. Also up for demonstrations are oscilloscopes with UI upgrade and arbitrary waveform generators.

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Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices

The Aeroscope, developed by engineers from Keysight Technologies, is an iOS-based oscilloscope that pinches gestures for setting vertical and horizontal sensitivity.

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Examining PCB layouts for power stages
Examining PCB layouts for power stages

Here is a look at the buck, boost and single-ended primary inductor converter power stages.

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NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015
NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015

Semicast revealed that Infineon Technologies surpassed Renesas Electronics to become the second largest vendor, with STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments completing the top five.

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Moving scan test out of critical path
Moving scan test out of critical path

In this article, we look into the advantages of moving the DFT insertion and pattern generation earlier in the flow, thereby taking DFT out of the critical development paths.

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Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current
Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current

Do you actually remember the specific differences between these sensors? If you aren't immersed in the topic the nomenclature can throw you off, so here's a refresher.

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More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2
More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2

The second day of ESC Boston 2016 saw a larger number of test equipment, ranging from handheld oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz to Rigol Technologies' 7.5 GHz spectrum analyzer.

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Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid can navigate in winter
Self-driving Ford Fusion hybrid can navigate in winter

Ford's testing on this full-scale simulated urban campus is aimed at supporting the company's mission to learn about and advance the emerging field of autonomous driving.

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Enhancing automotive safety, reliability with SafeAdapt
Enhancing automotive safety, reliability with SafeAdapt

Learn about the SafeAdapt project, which aims to develop a new E/E architecture for future vehicles in which adaptive systems ensure safe, reliable and cost-effective mobility.

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Automotive

Automotive monolithic ceramic capacitors flaunt high Q
The GCQ series from Murata features high Q characteristics aimed at vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication vehicle to X (V2X) applications.

OS supports avionics apps with time, space-partitioned RTOS
Deos, a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A, employs patented 'slack scheduling' and cache partitioning to deliver faster worst-case response and higher CPU utilisation than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

Thin-film metal inductors improve efficiency of auto power circuits
TDK's new TFM201610ALMA thin-film metal power inductor features the world's highest rated current of 1.9A for a power inductor of its size. Despite its miniature dimensions, the component provides a low DC resistance of 152mΩ.

New SMD Schottky barrier rectifiers save 49% of PCB space
The compact rectifiers have a typical height of 0.98mm, and weigh 23% lighter. It is 2% lower than the SOD123W package, while sharing the same footprint size.

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Communications/Network

Examining network functions virtualisation
Read about network functions virtualisation, an alternative approach for network operators touted to revolutionise the mobile network.

Programmable crystal oscillators boast lower current usage
The SG-8101 series and SG-9101 series from Seiko Epson draw 2.9mA to 7mA over the 20MHz to 170MHz range (with a 3.3V supply voltage).

Linear Tech transceivers safeguard Profibus networks
The LTC2876 and LTC2877 RS-485 devices operate with a 5V supply, but can operate down to 3V for low-power, low-swing applications in commercial, industrial and automotive markets.

Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
To aid in early-detection of lifestyle diseases, Fujitsu laboratories developed a breath sensor device that extracts and measures the specified gas components correlated with diseases.

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Computing/Peripherals

Keysight unveils PCIe 12bit card performing at real-time FFTs
Keysight's FFT application has an input bandwidth of up to 1.4GHz at 3.2 Gsamples/s and resolution of 97.66kHz per spectral line. The application provides highly improved fixed-point arithmetic that eliminates deteriorating effects.

Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
The Aeroscope, developed by engineers from Keysight Technologies, is an iOS-based oscilloscope that pinches gestures for setting vertical and horizontal sensitivity.

Vuforia AR platform for enterprise to support HoloLens
PTC said its Vuforia augmented reality platform is now Microsoft HoloLens- capable and touts the power to connect experiences to specific things in the environment.

Analog Devices introduce RF amplifier library models
The ADI Sys-Parameter library of 100 RF amps range from gain blocks to power amplifiers covering frequencies from DC to 86GHz. These components serve wireless, test and measurement and radar apps.

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Consumer Electronics

Network-Ready dimmable LED lighting cuts energy costs
The latest line-up from Energy Focus includes dimmable tubular LED lamps that operate in direct-wire mode and dual-mode, an integrated, dimmable emergency backup TLED.

Module creates power efficient smartphone protective cases
The 2.9" ePaper module from E Ink targets protective cases that enable smartphones with a second display and provide additional functionality that does not drain the phone's battery.

Prying Eyes: Shocking 12V AC adapters
Prepare to be shocked with this tear down, which explores a really dirty side of Chinese manufacturing. It makes you wonder how deeply this sort of thing permeates the industry.

Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

Fast Fourier Transform: Equations and history
The Fast Fourier Transform is widely used in all scientific and engineering fields. But what exactly is it? Why does it matter in signal-processing projects?

Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs
Lattice Semiconductor has expanded its MachXO3 family of FPGAs with the addition of the MachXO3L-9400 and MachXO3LF-9400 devices available in multiple packages.

PDN analysis extension enhances PCB design platform
Altium LLC and CST have brought to market what they say is a novel power distribution network (PDN) analysis extension for Altium Designer, the flagship PCB design tool from Altium.

On-chip PVT monitoring to streamline shrinking SoC design
By being aware of a device's thermal and voltage environment and where a given device is within device variation, allows system architects and circuit designers to get more from a given piece of silicon.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

Network-Ready dimmable LED lighting cuts energy costs
The latest line-up from Energy Focus includes dimmable tubular LED lamps that operate in direct-wire mode and dual-mode, an integrated, dimmable emergency backup TLED.

2-channel stepping motor driver supports ratings of 40V, 2A
The TC78S122FNG from Toshiba is a multi-configurable bipolar stepping motor driver that can run two stepping motors independently in a high-voltage, low-power MOS process.

PTC expands IoT platform to support public device clouds
In addition to offering its own device cloud service, the ThingWorx platform integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, and will fully support Microsoft Azure IoT Hub in July.

OS supports avionics apps with time, space-partitioned RTOS
Deos, a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A, employs patented 'slack scheduling' and cache partitioning to deliver faster worst-case response and higher CPU utilisation than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

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Medical

0.8A step-up DC/DC converters target healthcare devices
The XC9141/XC9142 series from Torex Semiconductor is aimed at home healthcare and wearable devices that necessitate space saving, advanced functionality and high efficiency.

Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

Smart wearable sensors for better physiological monitoring
The companies plan to design sensors that enable personalised, continuous and accurate tracking of physiological parameters such as heart rate, sleep phases, sleep quality and blood lactate.

Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
To aid in early-detection of lifestyle diseases, Fujitsu laboratories developed a breath sensor device that extracts and measures the specified gas components correlated with diseases.

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Power/Smart Energy

Automotive buck regulators flaunt adjustable frequency
Allegro MicroSystems released the A8586 provides up to 3.5A output current, while the A8587 has output current of up to 2A, aimed at power supply requirements of infotainment systems.

16bit low power MCU prolongs rechargeable NiMH apps
The ML620130 from LAPIS Semiconductor is optimised for compact industrial equipment requiring battery drive in noisy environments, touting high processing capability with low power consumption.

Prying Eyes: Shocking 12V AC adapters
Prepare to be shocked with this tear down, which explores a really dirty side of Chinese manufacturing. It makes you wonder how deeply this sort of thing permeates the industry.

Fusing DDC with low voltage tech for IoT, wearables
The team up aims to develop a best-in-class extreme-low power (ELP) platform for IC fabrication with the associated ecosystem to enable chip designs for energy-critical wearable and IoT devices.

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Test & Measurement

Keysight unveils PCIe 12bit card performing at real-time FFTs
Keysight's FFT application has an input bandwidth of up to 1.4GHz at 3.2 Gsamples/s and resolution of 97.66kHz per spectral line. The application provides highly improved fixed-point arithmetic that eliminates deteriorating effects.

Quiz: On oscilloscopes, Part 3
Take the last of three consecutive weeks of oscilloscope quizzes based on a series of articles.

Pacific Instruments unveils data acquisition systems
The PI 7200 and PI 7300 DAS from Pacific Instruments target applications such as wind tunnels, engine test stands, or wherever the DAS needs to be located on or near the test article.

Keysight, Bluetest team up to simplify advanced OTA solutions
Keysight has integrated its UXM Wireless Test Set into Bluetest's reverberation chamber OTA test solutions, enabling mutual customers to make measurements quickly and with confidence.

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