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The world of test and measurement in distribution

June 12, 2015 4:26 pm | by Dan Copsey, CEO, TestEquity | Comments

These days the biggest challenge for distributors is to find new ways to add value, value for the OEMs whose lines they offer and for the design engineers who are their end customers. More and more, customers want to avoid increasing their fixed costs as much as possible...


The evolution of 3D printing

June 11, 2015 10:28 am | by EJ Daigle, Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing, Dunwoody College of Technology | Comments

3D printing has become a very buzzy term, even though as it’s been in development since the 1990s. Part of the reason for that buzz is simple. The incredible...


Flare gas monitoring in the upstream oil field

June 10, 2015 10:34 am | by Scott Keller, CEO/CTO, SignalFire Remote Telemetry | Comments

The release of gas at a well in upstream oil and gas operations is a common occurrence, primarily conducted for...


Photos of the Day: Hoboken STEM students shooting rockets with water pressure

June 4, 2015 3:58 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

Calling all 6th graders! (or at least the ones living in the Hoboken, NJ area). More than 300 6th graders from the area took part in STEM-a-thon: A day of innovation at Stevens Institute of Technology.


The next phase of the quantum dots revolution

June 4, 2015 8:34 am | by John Volkmann, CMO, QD Vision | Comments

In the world of digital content production, the Adobe RGB color model reigns supreme.  Introduced in 1998...


Saving the environment with lower voltage mobile terminals

May 28, 2015 11:57 am | by Rick Wietfeldt, Chairman of the MIPI Alliance Technical Steering Group, Senior Director, Technology at Qualcomm, and EAB board member | Comments

The mobile industry is poised to lower the operating voltages for the control/data interfaces that interconnect low-speed...


Wi-Fi’s problem with LTE over unlicensed spectrum

May 27, 2015 9:53 am | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

Carriers working to maintain capacity as demand for wireless broadband grows must see a big pool of unlicensed spectrum as an oasis...


Announcing the ECN IMPACT Award Winners

May 26, 2015 2:14 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

The beginning of the year is a very busy time at the ECN offices. The magazine has always sought to showcase some of the best and most interesting products in the industry...


The 2015 ECN IMPACT Award winners

May 26, 2015 2:07 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, @kcpanetta | Comments

On Wednesday, May 13th, ECN held its second annual IMPACT Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in electronic design. With 26 winners in 19 product categories, three service categories and four special recognition categories, it was a banner second year for the annual awards....


Be “smart” about security: Protecting your smart grid network

May 22, 2015 11:57 am | by Altaf Hussain, Business Development Manager, Digital Networking at Freescale | Comments

The systems that control electric power generation and distribution are ones we rarely see, but are crucial to much of our day-to-day lives...


Automotive security and the chain of trust

May 21, 2015 3:56 pm | by Justin Moon, Technical Architect, QNX Software Systems | Comments

Automotive systems are inherently complex and becoming even more so.  Increasingly, vehicle manufacturers...


IoT long-life wireless sensors require ultra-low power architectures

May 21, 2015 3:43 pm | by Florian Feckl, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Comments

One of the most technical challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT) is sensor nodes...


Jitter measurement in waveform generators

May 20, 2015 1:47 pm | by Chris Kelly, Keysight Technologies, Inc. | Comments

Jitter is an important characteristic of waveform quality, and low jitter in a clock waveform is an important feature in reducing error in communications systems. Low jitter is an important component of low Error Vector Magniture (EVM) in high quality digital communications networks. The latest generation of ...


Designing power management ICs for modern uses

May 20, 2015 1:38 pm | by Peter Wilson, Sr. Staff Product Marketing Manager, Renesas Electronics America | Comments

Power management ICs have evolved and are now standard in applications like standard 12 V rail supplies and embedded systems that require high efficiency and low power usage. With new technology innovations, more features are being incorporated into power management ICs.


Digital power controller IC delivers benefits to power supply manufacturers

May 20, 2015 1:28 pm | by Chance Dunlap, Senior Marketing Manager, Intersil | Comments

It's not news that a power supply's performance is critical to an efficient and reliable system. Even so, the supply often doesn’t get the appreciation and respect it deserves. Very often, whether the product is a low-power, portable device operating from a battery or ...



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