Dynamic testing of performance factors for a Department of Defense (DoD) customer’s helicopter transmissions, primarily in the Apache and Blackhawk classes presented a challenge, which involved an existing bank of over 20 individual test stands. The existing test stands ranged from 20–50 years in age and had been built with single-purpose functionality. The stands suffered […]
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced a new 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). The quad DAC34SH84 is 50-percent faster and uses 50-percent less power than the closest 16-bit DAC alternative, clocking in at 1.5 GSPS and consuming just 362 mW per channel. The DAC34SH84 provides an easy, pin-compatible upgrade from the 1.25-GSPS DAC34H84 for customers wanting […]
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the latest release of its low-cost, high-performance software for RF and microwave board design, Genesys 2012. The updated software provides enhancements in RF system simulation (including electromagnetic, circuit and statistical simulation), plus features to help designers improve the reliability of their systems. Genesys 2012 simplifies analysis of RF systems […]
For anyone who has ever turned a PCB it is an obvious thing to ask for but we have all just stopped asking because one might die before it ever occurred: Integration between part manufacturer, distributor, PCB house, and PCB design tools into a development environment for the engineer. The esoteric electronic design automation (EDA) tools for the printed circuit boards of today could use some help. And that is putting it nicely.