The Future of Electronic Measurement Systems

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Trends in test and measurement systems follow broader technological trends. A measurement device’s fundamental purpose is to translate a measurable quantity into something that can be discerned by a human.  As such, the display technology of the day informed much … Continue reading






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The Future of IoT Security

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With the onset of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, an enormous number of devices are now accessible via the Internet and are therefore vulnerable to cyberattack. Society is still adjusting to the fact that devices that people used to trust … Continue reading






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The Future of Robotics Technology

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Advancements in technology mean that the dawn of a new era of robotics is upon us. Automation is moving out of the factory and in to the real world. As this happens, we will see significant increases in productivity as … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: Imagination Drives Innovation

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Wireless system design is one of the hottest fields in electrical engineering. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. Alexander Popov, a Bulgaria-based engineer, writes: These days, we are constantly connected to the Internet. People expect … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: Global Internet Network

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Advances in wireless technologies are driving innovation in virtually every industry, from automobiles to consumer electronics. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. Eileen Liu, a software engineer at Lockheed Martin, writes: Wireless technology has … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: Deployment Matters

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Each day, wireless technology becomes more pervasive as new electronics systems hit the market and connect to the Internet. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. Penn State Professor Chris Coulston writes: With the Internet of … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: IoT “Connect Anywhere” Solutions

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Wireless communications have revolutionized virtually every industry, from healthcare to defense to consumer electronics. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. France-based engineer Robert Lacoste writes: I don’t know if the forecasts about the … Continue reading






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Managing an Open-Source Project

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Open-source projects may be one of the greatest things that have happened during these last decades. We use or see them on a daily basis (e.g., Wikipedia, Android, and Linux), and sometimes we can’t imagine our lives without them. They … Continue reading






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The Future of Hardware Design

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The future of hardware design is in the cloud. Many companies are already focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) and creating hardware to be interconnected in the cloud. However, can we get to a point where we build hardware … Continue reading






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The Future of Circuit Design

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The cloud is changing the way we build circuits. In the near future we won’t make our own symbols, or layout our own traces, review our own work, or even talk to our manufacturers. We are moving from a world … Continue reading






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The Future of Commodity Hardware Security and Your Data

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The emergence of the smartphone industry has enabled the commodity hardware market to expand at an astonishing rate. Providers are creating cheap, compact, and widely compatible hardware, which bring about underestimated and unexplored security vulnerabilities. Often, this hardware is coupled … Continue reading






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The Future of Engineering Research & Systems Modeling

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So many bytes, so little time. Five years ago, I found myself looking for a new career. After 20 years in the automotive sector, the economic downturn hit home and my time had come. I was lucky enough to find … Continue reading






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Trends in Custom Peripheral Cores for Digital Sensor Interfaces

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Building ever-smarter technology, we perpetually require more sensors to collect increasing amounts of data for our decision-making machines. Power and bandwidth constraints require signals from individual sensors to be aggregated, fused and condensed locally by sensor hubs before being passed … Continue reading






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Interconnect Defects (ICDs) Explained

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What is an Interconnect Defect (ICD)? An ICD is a condition that can interfere with the internal circuit connections in a printed circuit board (PCB). These internal connections occur where the innerlayer circuit has a drilled hole put through it. … Continue reading






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Virtual Prototyping — The Future’s So Bright

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Virtual prototyping has been making its appearance in the embedded software arena since the late 1990s, steadily gaining acceptance as a valuable software development target. It initially rode the wave of rapid advances in chip process technology, which enabled multiple … Continue reading






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