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Rob Spiegel

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What the Paycheck of a 2016 Engineering Grad Will Look Like
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/24/2016  0
The average salaries for engineering grads entering the job market range from $62,000 to $64,000 -- except for one notable standout. According to the 2016 Salary Survey from The ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Packaging Gets All Dressed Up for Advanced Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/24/2016  0
Packaging is getting smarter. The need for flexibility and speedy packaging operations has prompted packaging vendors to provide intelligent, connected systems that can switch ...

Charles Murray

News
Earbuds: The New Sensor Solution for Heart Monitoring
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
8/23/2016  0
Ear-based heart-rate monitoring gained momentum recently, as sensor maker Valencell Inc. announced it has licensed its biometric earpiece technology to Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd ...

Rob Spiegel

Blog
Cyber Criminals Are Lurking on Trusted Sites
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
8/23/2016  0
Any sense of security across the Internet continues to deteriorate as attacks are being reported at an alarming rate. In the last few weeks alone, we've seen attacks on the ...

Brian Dipert, Contributing Writer

Blog
The Apple Car: A Bridge Too Far?
Brian Dipert, Contributing Writer
8/22/2016  7
The seminal 1977 war film A Bridge Too Far, directed by Richard Attenborough and based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, is a non-fiction account of the ill-fated ...

Chris Wiltz

Blog
You'll Need an RFID Implant to Fire This Smart Gun
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor, Design News
8/22/2016  6
The gun control debate isn't one that's going to slow down or resolve itself any time soon. But some companies are working on ways to create safer "smart guns" that only respond to ...

Andy Grunes, Aavid Design

Blog
How Heat Affects Camera Design and What to Do About It
Andy Grunes, Aavid Design
8/22/2016  0
The landscape of product development is changing. Electronic components and the devices that use them are shrinking, while power and functionality are rising. As a result, heat ...

Charles Murray

Electronics News
Secrets for a 1,500-MPG Car Revealed
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test, Design News
8/19/2016  21
A student team at the recent NIWeek 2016 conference shared its insights into the design of an engine control system for a car that set a fuel efficiency record of more than 1,500 mpg.

Michael Frenzer 

Gadget Freak
The Autonomous Zombie Defense System
Michael Frenzer 
8/18/2016  1
We all know how the world is really going to end -- zombies. You know the rules (aim for the head) but you can't be everywhere all the time. Best to build yourself a defense system ...

Features

Register Early for ARM TechCon 2016 and Save Big Bucks
6/30/2016
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Thinking about attending ARM TechCon 2016? Early Bird registration can save you, or your company, up to $650. But do it now before the deals run out.

ARM TechCon 2016 CFP Deadline Extended to June 17
6/13/2016
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Submission deadline for ARM TechCon 2016 Call for Proposals has been extended to June 17. Get your proposal in for the opportunity to be on the ARM podium in October!

ESC Silicon Valley 2016 Call for Speakers -- Deadline Extended
6/13/2016
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Our goal is to deliver a unique and highly useful educational experience for embedded designers involved in developing electronics products and systems.

DesignCon 2017 Call for Abstracts Now Open
5/24/2016
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We want you on the podium! Share your engineering knowledge and industry smarts with your peers at DesignCon – start by submitting your idea to our 2017 Call for Abstracts.

Call for Proposals Open for ARM TechCon 2016
5/3/2016
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Designers, engineers, and developers are encouraged to submit their proposals for ARM TechCon 2016, happening October 25-27. Submission deadline is June 10.

Most recent post: patricklaber99... Interesting meeting, will it be filmed ?

How Superbugs Could Change Medical Cable Assemblies
1/28/2016
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Proposed new designs for surgical tools, such as endoscopes, may enable manufacturers to opt for less costly cabling materials.

What's Going to Drive the Future of LED Lighting?
12/3/2015
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A new breed of LED drivers is enhancing lighting efficiency and opening up new applications.

Smoothing the Bumpy Road to 5G Wireless
10/21/2015
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By creating new ways to develop 5G software, suppliers are speeding 5G wireless development and eliminating the “over-the-wall” approach to design.

Electronics & Test
Gadget Freak Case #270: The Attack Dyno
The Attack Dyno brings car enthusiasts an attack timer and ...
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A Lesson In Lithium-Ion Volatility
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Gadget Freak Case #266: The Window Watcher
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Driving a Virtual Race Car
Dallara Automobili uses a simulator to allow drivers to ...
Power Tip 21: Watch That Capacitor RMS ...
Robert Kollman discusses a mistake designers make often: ...
MapleSim: A 'White-Box' Modeling ...
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The Most Flexible DSP Power Solution in ...
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Nordson EFD Dispensing Components
Nordson EFD’s Optimum® fluid dispensing components produce ...
Siemens NX Addressing Customer Challenges
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The Autonomous Zombie Defense System
Halloween will be here before you know it. And the zombie apocalypse may come even sooner. Best ...
A 'Portal' Sentry Turret to Guard Your DIY Lab
Need some security in your DIY workshop? Gadget Freak Ben Pawlowski and his team show you how to ...
How to Make Virtual Wall Art and Build a ...
Here's a blast from the Gadget Freak past. Check out these gadgets, from telescope warming to ...
Talk to Your Mirror, Find the Sun, and Have a ...
An interactive mirror, a solar-seeking microcontroller, and a timer for night swimmers make up ...
How to Build a Homemade CNC Laser Engraver
Laser engravers can be great tools for DIY projects. But they can also be pricey. Gadget Freak ...
Prince: Legendary Musician, Advocate of STEM
In the wake of the legendary musician's death, information is coming forward that Prince was an ...
Silicon Valley Comic Con and STEM: Rise of ...
Underneath all the costumes and fandom, conventions like the Silicon Valley Comic Con are ...
Labs Across the US Open to Students for ...
The White House recently hosted National Week at the Labs to open up laboratories all over the ...
SkyMath iPad App Provides Fun, Personalized ...
SkyMath integrates various types of learning to help kids develop math skills in a fun, ...
Girls Who Code Expands STEM Summer Immersion ...
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Sometimes All You Need Is a Little More Solder
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Not So Nice Tribute to a 2003 Mazda
One reader had to dismantle the Mazda Tribute for the sake of changing the alternator and some ...
Ford Spark Plugs Break During Removal
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Unsafe Stove Has Owner Seeing Red
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Cable Box Causes Bigger Headache Than Daytime TV
Made By Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
Strange Connections Killed the Mercedes-Benz
When your car keeps dying, sometimes you have to sit down to solve the problem.
The Case of the Incompatible Processor Upgrade
What should have been an easy microcontroller upgrade opens up a mysterious web of problems.
Turn on the UHF and the Plane Flips Over
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Just Because It's Old Doesn't Mean It's the ...
Sherlock Ohms highlights stories told by engineers who have used their deductive reasoning and ...
Taking it Slow to Stop Burning Rubber
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