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Content tagged with Electronics & Test posted in June 2011
The Case of the Seismographic Readouts
Sherlock Ohms 
6/29/2011  4 comments
A top-of-the-line air bearing, linear motor, fully mechanically decoupled video cmm had an intermittent issue where the X and Y readouts started jumping around. Call in Sherlock Ohms.
Analog Integration Is Still a Healthy Design Activity
Blog 
6/29/2011  4 comments
The death of two analog design leaders has sparked loose talk about the end of on-chip analog integration. In reality, analog design is still in its early stages.
Gadget Freak Case #188: Rocket Controller Goes Wireless
Gadget Freak 
6/23/2011  10 comments
Here's a wireless way to launch a rocket.
Chevy Volt Production Goes Solar
Blog 
6/6/2011  Post a comment
The plant that produces the all-electric Volt is about to become a super-green production facility.
Resistances Affect Voltage Measurements
Blog 
6/1/2011  Post a comment
When engineers use high-impedance sensors or measure voltages from high-resistance sources, they must pay particular attention to sources of errors that might not affect other types of measurements.




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