1st nuclear power plant generates electricity, December 20, 1951
On this day in tech history, the EBR-I (experimental breeder reactor I) became the world''s first electricity-generating nuclear power plant when it powered four light bulbs in Arco, Idaho.
Thick-film resistors handle 100-J pulses
Double-sided screen printing of pulse-tolerant thick-film ink, coupled with scan-cut laser trimming, maximizes the energy-withstanding capabilities of Ohmite's TP series of high-energy resistors, which have been successfully tested at 100 joules for pulses lasting 100 ms.
Battle on the chip!
The 11th year of DesignCon's opening night "jitter panel" pits the test & measurement industry against chip designers in a BER battle royale!
Submit nominees for the 2014 DesignVision Awards
UBM Tech has put out a call for nominations for the 2014 DesignVision Awards.
Mainstream surveillance: Off-the-shelf wireless cameras make solid fiscal sense
A kennel-security case study reminds this engineer of the power of high-volume consumer electronics hardware and software to supersede historically proprietary products and services.
Phase noise and the Y-factor noise figure
Phase noise in a signal source can influence noise figure measurements when using the Y-factor method, but not how you might think.
An eye towards 2014
Join me on Integration Nation, Friday, December 20 at 1 PM EST, (18:00 GMT/UTC). The topic of our chat session is "A look ahead---and a quick look back." We will look at electronics integration achievements in 2013 and peer into the future of 2014.
All-purpose laser sensor delivers high level of detection
Joining Keyence's sensor lineup is the LR-T series of multipurpose laser sensors, which employs the time-of-flight detection method to achieve reliable detection over long or short distances, regardless of target surface type, color, or finish.
Seiko shrinks footprint of POS thermal printer
The latest entry into Seiko's Qaliber line of thermal receipt printers, the Qaliber Lite RP-D10 offers one of the smallest footprints in its class for space-constrained point-of-sale environments, squeezing into a 5.08-in. cube that permits both front and top access control.