has released a new family of test adaptor products for the test
& measurement industry that allow users to test and validate their designs
for compliancy based on individual high speed serial protocol standards and to
assist in finding out deficiencies in their products. Designed to deliver
the highest electrical performance, Wilder's products are used by design
engineers, test and measurement engineers, validation engineers and compliance
test engineers to detect defects through the use of the test fixtures and
establish the failure criteria accurately.
Priced in the $2-3K range, Wilder's products have
demonstrated effectiveness via outstanding S-Parameters, TDR measurements, 3D
EM models to empirical measurements for true design accuracy. The test adaptors
work with test and measurement companies in mechanical, electrical and signal
This is sometimes an overlooked area in some shops. Being able to test one's products to a given set of Standards and use automated test fixtures is an excellent way to validate the designs and implementation as well as build confidence in new products and product lines.
In many instances until the creation of good well thought out standards arrived an industry might be fragmented and the growth of products within that industry might be lower than expected. Consider the fax machine. Until the arrival and acceptance of the Standards in 1983 from the CCITT fax machines were not widely used nor very easy to use.
Once the Standard was approved it was easy for the industry to take off and rapid innovation followed.
The ability to test a products compliance with required standards promotes interoperability, buyers confidence, fosters innovation and drives down costs.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
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