The Bloch Wave effect
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, January 01, 2014
Periodic reflections result in a dip in insertion loss in PCB traces.
Phase noise and the Y-factor noise figure
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 19, 2013
Phase noise in a signal source can influence noise figure measurements when using the Y-factor method, but not how you might think.
The Block Wave effect
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 16, 2013
Periodic reflections result in a dip in insertion loss in PCB traces.
Glass weave skew problems may be solved
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 16, 2013
A new PCB material could solve a statistical problem in high-speed digital signals.
Get ADC data beyond the datasheet
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 10, 2013
Using an ATE toolset, we can characterize a high-performance ADC over all codes, not just a certain points.
Delay Line SI Puzzler
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 09, 2013
Can you explain why the shape of a delay line affects its delay? Simulation can help, as shown in a short video.
An important secret about transmission lines
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 08, 2013
In the conclusion to "So you think you understand transmission lines," Eric Bogatin explains that the lumped LC model has limitations.
Design cycles put pressure on measurement speed
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 03, 2013
Electronics engineers aren''t the only people who use test-and-measurement equipment. The test industry must adapt to that in designing user interfaces.
Find the resistance of a long ladder
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 02, 2013
Longtime Design Ideas contributor Mari?n ?tofka presents a resistor puzzle for you to solve.
Testing 1Gbps for everyone
Electronics Design, Strategy, News - Test and Measurement, December 02, 2013
LTE-A cellular and IEEE 802.11ac WiFi can provide 1Gbps peak download speeds for almost everyone, indoors and out. Test equipment is paving the way by providing RF measurements and generating signals.
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