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      Challenges in wireless test system design (10/11/2017)

      People are increasingly relying on their wireless and mobile devices to manage email and banking – and even to download or stream music, on-demand TV and movies. With consumers demanding ever higher mobile data rates and better signal integrity, wireless providers are developing new techniques to improve connectivity and achieve higher peak mobile data rates.

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      Making 4G networks IoT and M2M-ready (02/10/2017)

      Most IoT devices will communicate using wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications technologies. Currently, 2G and 3G technologies dominate the cellular IoT market, but the future belongs to 4G, with NB-IoT (narrowband IoT) and LTE-M, also known as eMTC (enhanced machine type communications). They will enable mobile operators to address a wider share of the wireless IoT market.

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      It’s not here yet, but 5G is closer than you think (28/09/2017)

      The race to define 5G may be ending, but the process to design and deploy 5G technology is just beginning.

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      Cutting-edge digital signage shows its worth in property market (11/05/2017)

      Estate agents are becoming increasingly reliant on technology to help them in their trade; in a highly competitive market, the right tools are often crucial.

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      Setting the standard for tray-rated fiber optic cable (04/04/2017)

      For copper wiring installations, engineers often specify tray-rated cables in their system designs to deliver signals and power to industrial control systems, heavy machinery, and other ancillary business equipment.  As outlined in the National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA 70, these cables must be third-party tested and certified to ensure it can withstand the dangers of harsh industrial environments while exposed in cable trays.

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      How to simplify industrial PC interfaces (03/04/2017)

      The trend in industrial PC designs towards smaller form factors and more communication versatility is driving the development of modern bus transceivers. New transceivers are favored over legacy designs because of their high level of integration, dual protocol capability supporting the RS-232 and RS-485 standards, and ample configuration features.

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      How to protect home devices and appliances from cyber attack (06/01/2017)

      In July of 2014, HP Labs did a study of 10 popular IoT devices and found security was shockingly bad.

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      Enabling autonomous moral machines (05/01/2017)

      The age of the autonomous vehicle is very much upon us. Numerous multinational corporations have thrown their weight behind the concept of autonomous driving, including Google, Apple, Nvidia, and Tesla.

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      High accuracy SAR ADCs for precision measurement and fast signal tracking (15/12/2016)

      Today the precision analogue to digital converter (ADC) market is served primarily by delta sigma ADCs due to their high dynamic range, precision DC performance, and reasonable pricing.