Consider the task of performing a capacitance test using an LCR meter or a good multimeter such as the Fluke 287 True RMS Multimeter. If the capacitor under test is an electrolytic or film-based device, the main measurement concern is often just ensuring the capacitor is not under power or doesn’t have a stored charge–electrolytics […]
5G, B5G, 6G: A tale of two similar conferences
Two conferences, held at the same time, covered mostly the same topics.
Teardown: Inside a video greeting card
For around $60, you can send a greeting card that incorporates a video. When the recipient opens the card, it can automatically play a video loop that you can upload. The card charges via a USB connection which also allows you to upload the video. Specs for cards we’ve seen typically mention a 2G memory, […]
Automotive reference flow streamlines SoC design for ISO 26262 compliance
Synopsys, Inc. and Samsung Foundry announced the release of a validated automotive reference flow to streamline SoC hardware design for in-system test, implementation, verification, timing, and physical signoff for ISO 26262 compliance. This reference flow is targeted for automotive safety integrity level (ASIL) D autonomous driving and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) applications. In close collaboration with […]
Report: 5G can’t fall back to LTE
A report by Information Gatekeepers (IGI Group) says that the two largest U.S. carriers are not spending enough on 5G rollout. That’s what author Clifford Holliday told 5G Technology World. In Analyst: 5G is all about the traffic, telecom industry analyst Clifford Holliday explained how 5G must acquire the traffic from 4G LTE because LTE…
How will 5G technology impact sensors?
Fourth generation (4G) wireless cellular networks can theoretically download at speeds up to 100 Mbps, but a fifth generation (5G) network can achieve from 1-10 Gbps. While some fifth generation (5G) wireless cellular systems began operation in limited areas of the US and other parts of the world in 2018, 2019 should mark the real […]
5G NR network emulation setup verifies maximum data throughput rates
Keysight Technologies Inc. says it has demonstrated maximum achievable 5G New Radio (NR) data throughput performance using the company’s 5G NR network emulation solution, which is based on Keysight’s UXM 5G Wireless Test Platform, and Samsung’s 5G NR Exynos Modem 5100. Keysight says this development will help accelerate 5G enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) applications. It […]
Teardown: Inside the PlayStation 4 game box
We take a look at the venerable Sony game box with an eye toward power handling and architecture. Chances are that if you’re a gamer, you’re experiencing your video games on a Sony PlayStation 4. To date, over 75 million PlayStation 4 boxes have sold. The closest competitor is the Xbox One (36.03 million) and […]
SSDs: secure erase or sanitize?
When you’re done with a data storage drive, it’s nice to make sure that all of the data is scrubbed from it. A drive that’s returned, repurposed, or discarded can have personal or confidential data on it. Discarded drives have been found with everything from financial and medical data, email, and even pornography on them. […]
Keysight Technologies, Samsung complete 5G interoperability tests
Keysight Technologies, Inc. says it has run successful inter-operability tests of its User Equipment (UE) Emulation Solution and Samsung’s new 5G base station based on 5G New Radio (NR) standards. Keysight and Samsung have agreed to align their plans to enable 5G base station testing and build an ecosystem of interoperable products. Combining Samsung’s product […]