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Making Lemonade with the 10x Scope Probe

“There are two kinds of engineer, those who are building antennas on purpose and those who are not doing it on purpose.” Every oscilloscope ships with at least two 10x probes. They are ubiquitous in every lab. But they have a significant problem above 10 MHz, unless care is taken. In some cases, we can turn this problem into a feature.


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Nuggets from New Orleans

One reason I enjoy attending a conference is the opportunity to browse presentations I would not ordinarily see. I always pick up something new and useful. Here are some from my recent visit to the IEEE EMC Symposium.


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Young Professionals Placed in Jeopardy at 2019 EMC Symposium

On the first day of the 2019 IEEE EMC Symposium, Louann Mlekodaj, Eriko Yamato, Patrick DeRoy and other members of the EMC YP committee organized a Jeopardy game for the Young Professionals Group. As fitting the format of the Jeopardy show at an EMC event, answer categories covered, of course, EMC, SI and PI topics. Read on to test yourself!


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Making a Steamy, Hairy Golf Ball

My friend Steve Sandler pointed out a major hurdle we face in power distribution design: power engineers (who design power converters) and power integrity engineers (who design system bypassing-decoupling networks) use different vocabulary, techniques, and requirements. To understand a little better how we got here, I want to start with a prediction I heard sometime in the early 90s at one of the conference keynote speeches: “In 10 to 20 years, computers will look like hairy steamy golf balls.” 


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