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November 2014: Robotics

November 7, 2014 3:45 pm | Comments

Robotics are slowly creeping into every facet of life, from creepy humanoids who are just a little "off" to exoskeletons that allow paralyzed people to walk to helping the military shoulder the weight of supplies. Face it, robots are everywhere (including in this issue of ECN.)

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October 2014: Equipment Protection

October 28, 2014 3:53 pm | Comments

Oil and gas drilling offers some of the most challenging and intense rugged environments in the industry. As the projects call for deeper drilling, engineers are encountering even more difficult geological conditions with increasing temperatures and a need for long-lasting equipment.

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September 2014: Military

October 28, 2014 3:50 pm | Comments

Military and aerospace can be some of the most stressful environments to design for. Not only do they have rigorous specifications, the challenge of creating components or designs that function under such extreme conditions can be a trying task. High in the sky: New materials offer high-reliability capacitors for aerospace explores the solutions for designing in space.

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August 2014: Motion Control

August 6, 2014 2:56 pm | Comments

In this day and age, anywhere you have a large crowd of people, you will have a large crowd of people using their phones. Technologically, this is a challenge when it comes to designing wireless networks capable of handling the load. In the August issue, we explore the problems and solutions for today's wireless companies and also discuss how motion control is changing the engineering landscape.

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July 2014: Opto & Displays

July 1, 2014 5:01 pm | Comments

While Hollywood often focuses on technology that’s not quite available in the real world, sometimes what’s depicted on-screen eventually makes its way into the market or even into a military convoy. Displays from the big screen: Motion sensor systems from Hollywood follows the evolution of the display technology seen in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report as it moves from just an idea on a screen to a real-life communication tool.

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June 2014: Electric Cars

June 10, 2014 10:04 am | Comments

Electric cars are finally becoming a serious contender in the automotive world. The mileage is increasing, the price is decreasing, and the batteries are no longer on fire. But it’s been a long road for the technology and with over 175,000 plug-in vehicles on the road today, the challenges won’t stop anytime soon.

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May 15 2014: ECN IMPACT Awards

May 27, 2014 9:28 am | Comments

In our May 15 issue, ECN is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 ECN IMPACT Awards. These 27 winners represent the products, services, and companies that changed the design engineering landscape in 2013. David Mantey, ECN’s Editor-in-chief, offers his congratulations to the winners and finalists of this prestigious award and writes about the award ceremony on May 6 in his Editor’s View note.

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May 2014: Portable Power

May 8, 2014 10:13 am | Comments

In the May 1 issue, ECN takes a look at one of the fastest growing and most challenging technologies: portable power. With electronics design trending towards miniaturization and mobility, power has become a constant balancing act between efficiency, weight, and necessity.

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April 2014: Digital ICs

April 4, 2014 12:17 pm | Comments

In the April issue, ECN is proud to announce the 2014 ECN IMPACT Award Finalists chosen to recognize the top products, tools, and services from 18 categories across the electronics design engineering field. The finalists were picked by our panel of esteemed judges selected for their expertise in one or more product category. We’ll announce the winners on May 6 at the EDS Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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March 2014: Counterfeiting

March 13, 2014 4:23 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor | Comments

Counterfeit components cost the electronics industry billions of dollars each year. They also create dangerous situations and increase the risk of product failure. In this March issue of ECN, we identify the key battlegrounds in the fight against fake components.• Seeing through the lies explores the idea of using x-ray techniques as a way of identifying counterfeit components, walking readers through the most common indicators of a counterfeit. • Invisible bar codes offers up a solution to counterfeit components in the form of a covert micro-bar code that are virtually indestructible and invisible to the naked eye. • Counterfeit mitigation looks at a report by the Semiconductor Industry Association detailing the ideal defensive maneuvers against counterfeit components.

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February 2014: Power

February 6, 2014 3:49 pm | by ECN Staff | Comments

We’re always looking to expand our expertise and knowledge base here at ECN, so we’re using this Power issue to introduce our brand-new editorial advisory board. Our new board is made up of the industry elite with a broad range of engineering expertise that we’ll be utilizing throughout the year....

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January 2014: Military

January 9, 2014 11:08 am | Comments

Here at ECN, we love hot topics. So in our first issue of 2014, we’re talking about three important issues in the industry and the news: defense spending, transportation and healthcare. In the United States, defense is a serious business with a serious budget.

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December 15 2013: Special Issue

January 9, 2014 10:33 am | Comments

We decided to do something a little bit different with our December 15 issue this year, so with that in mind: Welcome you to a very special edition of ECN. While you’ll see a few of your favorites including Everything E (page 10) and Leading Off (page 8), you might notice a few sections are missing. That’s because we decided to focus this issue on four different areas in the Electronic Design field.

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December: Test and Measurement

January 9, 2014 9:55 am | Comments

The December issue focuses on Test and Measurement and the challenges in the community when it comes to the push in the consumer market for faster, smaller, better electronics. The cover story focuses on predicting end-of-life for future mobile devices and is accompanied by a story exploring the options for reducing the effects when the systems do fail. The issue also featured our first OnDesign column by our newest writer Joshua Israelsohn who focused on Smart Grid technology.

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November 15, 2013: Military

November 22, 2013 11:16 am | Comments

ECN’s November 15 edition deals with Military Electronics. In the Editor’s View, Managing Editor Kasey Panetta introduces the military issue and also announces the new “Everything E” section. The Cover Story focuses on “Test and Measurement for advancing military systems”, and Executive Editor Chris Warner writes a piece on bridge devices translating into longer life for NTDS systems.

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