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Poster: Automotive Radio Frequencies

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automotive radio frequencies

Sign up and get a concise overview of the radio frequency bands and regulations in today’s and tomorrow’s cars for free Being able to manage the coexistence and interference of the various radio frequencies in an (electric) car is a major challenge for research, development and testing of in-car.

Keysight University Live from the Lab: A Sneak Peek of Keysight’s New Test Gear, Tips from Industry Gurus, and Chances to Win Test Gear

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Become an Engineering Legend

Keysight text gear

Join Keysight University Live from the Lab for a sneak peek at new test gear, tips from industry gurus, and chances to win test gear.

Multiphysics Modeling of MEMS

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Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are fundamentally driven by multiphysics phenomena, and as such, they require a modeling approach where the relevant physical phenomena are included and coupled. Join James Ransley from Veryst Engineering for a demonstration of how to use multiphysics modeling for MEMS systems.

In the presentation, Ransley will discuss the tools required to model a wide range of sensors and transducers. Effects covered include electromechanical couplings, thin-film damping, thermoelastic damping, and anchor losses.

A live demo in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software will illustrate equation-based approaches to modeling a MEMS gyroscope. A Q&A session will conclude the webinar.


James Ransley

James Ransley, Veryst Engineering

Dr. Ransley began working on piezoelectric devices in 2008, when he joined the development team at Xaar, which was responsible for the pioneering Xaar 1001 commercial inkjet printhead. In 2010, he left Xaar to work for COMSOL, expanding his knowledge of modeling piezoelectrics as the technical product manager of the MEMS Module. Now, he shares that experience with a range of clients across multiple industries as a consultant with Veryst Engineering.

Yeswanth Rao

Yeswanth Rao, COMSOL

Yeswanth Rao is a senior applications engineer and has been with COMSOL since early 2008. He holds a PhD in biological engineering and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. His finite element background is in MEMS, particularly piezoelectric modeling.

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Get started with our IoTConnect® Platform today

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ON Semiconductor

Bringing an IoT-enabled product to market is no easy task. Fortunately, the balance of Avnet’s IoTConnect® Platform and ON Semiconductor’s RSL10 SiP serves as a bridge between your hardware and software IoT needs. Simplify the complexity of IoT and jump-start your development with Avnet’s IoTConnect® Platform.

Practical Guide to Security in the AWS Cloud, by the SANS Institute

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Security in the AWS Cloud

AWS Marketplace would like to present you with a digital copy of the new book, Practical Guide to Security in the AWS Cloud, by the SANS Institute. This complimentary book is a collection of knowledge from 18 contributing authors, who share their tactics, techniques, and procedures for securely operating in the cloud. 

Application Note – Advanced Time-Domain Measurements

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Advanced time-domain measurements

Detection of weak signals in the presence of strong disturbers is challenging and requires a high dynamic range. In this application note, we show how high-performance digitizers with built-in FPGA help overcome these challenges using real-time noise suppression techniques such as baseline stabilization, linear filtering, non-linear threshold, and waveform averaging.

Application Note – The Art of Pulse Detection

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Pulse detection

Accurate detection of time-domain pulses is a challenging task. There are many hurdles to overcome such as distorted pulse shapes, drifting baseline, and limited data transfer rate. High-performance digitizers with on-board digital signal processing help overcome these challenges. In this application note we explain how to effectively capture and analyze pulses.

Introduction to Novel R&S Approach for Jitter Decomposition

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Jitter decomposition

In this webinar, we introduce a new approach for achieving consistent results with jitter decomposition and bit error rate (BER) estimation. With a reference to a detailed breakdown into components, you will learn a new signal model-based method that takes into an account all signal information etc.


Guido Schulze

GUIDO SCHULZE, Product Manager Oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz

Guido Schulze has more than 20 years of experience in high-speed digital testing. For the last ten years, he has worked as a product manager for the oscilloscope product division at Rohde & Schwarz. He specializes in high-end models and their respective applications.

Jithu Abraham

JITHU ABRAHAM, Product Manager Oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz

Jithu Abraham works for Rohde & Schwarz as a product manager for the UK, Ireland and the Benelux region, specializing in oscilloscopes. He enjoys all aspects of high-speed digital, wireless communication, efficient power conversion and all the challenges they bring. Jithu holds an engineering degree in electronics and communication from the Anna University in India and a master’s degree in RF systems from the University of Southampton. He has been working for Rohde & Schwarz for over 12 years

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Test and measurement solutions & how to control test equipment remotely, while respecting social-distancing.

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Introducing social distancing

The impact of COVID-19 has disrupted the global satellite production in an unprecedented way.

Many of the satellite industry manufacturing processes came to a halt, when staff lockdowns and social distancing measures had to be employed. Recovery is slowly underway but the effect of the impact is far from over.

The industry is now looking for new ways of making their satellite production more resilient towards the effects of the pandemic. Especially in the test and measurement domain, new technologies and solutions offer manufacturers the opportunity to remain productive and operational, while respecting social-distancing measures.

Much of the equipment used to test satellite electronics can be operated remotely and test procedures can be created, automated and controlled by the same engineers from their homes.

This webinar provides an overview on related test and measurement solutions from Rohde & Schwarz and explains how engineers can control test equipment remotely to continue producing, while respecting social-distancing.

In this webinar you will learn:

The interfaces/standards used to command test equipment remotely
How to maintain production while using social-distanced testing
Solutions from Rohde & Schwarz for cloud-based testing and cybersecurity


Sascha Laumann

Sascha Laumann, Product Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

Sascha Laumann is a product owner for digital products at Rohde & Schwarz. His main activities are definition, development and marketing of test and measurement products that address future challenges of the ever-changing market. Sascha is an alumni of the Technical University of Munich, having majored in EE with a special focus on efficient data acquisition, transfer and processing. His previous professional background comprises of developing solutions for aerospace testing applications.

Rajan Bedi

Dr. Rajan Bedi, CEO & Founder, Spacechips

Dr. Rajan Bedi is the CEO and founder of Spacechips, a UK SME disrupting the global space industry with its award-winning on-board processing and transponder products, space-electronics design-consultancy, technical-marketing and training and business-intelligence services. Spacechips won Start- Dr. Rajan Bedi has previously taught at Oxford University, was featured in Who’s Who in the World and is a winner of a Royal Society fellowship and a highly sought keynote speaker.

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The latest and best engineering books for 2021 are here

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Artech House

A leading technical book publisher, Artech House provides engineers, researchers, and students with resources to advance knowledge, grow careers, and develop companies. From antennas, RF/microwave design, communications, and radar, to GPS/GNSS, power engineering, information warfare, computer security, IoT and more, Artech House publishes forward-looking titles engineers need to excel.

Coming in 2021!

  • EW 105: Space Electronic Warfare by David L. Adamy
  • Bogatin’s Practical Guide to PCB Design for New Product Development by Eric Bogatin
  • Electrical Compliance and Safety Engineering – Volume 2 by Steli Loznen and Constantin Bolintineanu

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White paper on flame retardant epoxies and silicones

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Flame retardant epoxies

Epoxies and silicones used in aircraft applications must maintain their primary role as adhesives or coatings while exhibiting resistance to heat and flame in accordance with government and industry specifications. Master Bond’s flame-retardant systems comply with specifications for flame resistance and reduction of smoke density and toxic emissions.

SANS and AWS Marketplace Webinar: Learn to improve your Cloud Threat Intelligence program through cloud-specific data sources

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SOC efficiency

You’re Invited!

SANS and AWS Marketplace will discuss CTI detection and prevention metrics, finding effective intelligence data feeds and sources, and determining how best to integrate them into security operations functions.

Attendees of this webinar will learn how to:

  • Understand cloud-specific data sources for threat intelligence, such as static indicators and TTPs.
  • Efficiently search for compromised assets based on indicators provided, events generated on workloads and within the cloud infrastructure, or communications with known malicious IP addresses and domains.
  • Place intelligence and automation at the core of security workflows and decision making to create a comprehensive security program.


Dave Shackelford

Dave Shackelford, SANS Analyst, Senior Instructor

Dave Shackleford, a SANS analyst, senior instructor, course author, GIAC technical director and member of the board of directors for the SANS Technology Institute, is the founder and principal consultant with Voodoo Security. He has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and network architecture and engineering. A VMware vExpert, Dave has extensive experience designing and configuring secure virtualized infrastructures. He previously worked as chief security officer for Configuresoft and CTO for the Center for Internet Security. Dave currently helps lead the Atlanta chapter of the Cloud Security Alliance.

Nam Le

Nam Le, Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

Nam Le is a Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS covering AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog, Migration Services, and Control Tower. He helps customers implement security and governance best practices using native AWS Services and Partner products. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and his skills include security, compliance, cloud computing, enterprise architecture, and software development. Nam has also worked as a consulting services manager, cloud architect, and as a technical marketing manager.

Get a method to separate common-mode and differential-mode separation using two oscilloscope channels.

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oscilloscope channels

Learn how to distinguish between common-mode (CM) and differential-mode (DM) noise. This additional information about the dominant mode provides the capability to optimize input filters very efficiently.

Designing PCBs 5x Faster Despite the Pandemic

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Designing PCBs faster

Join our webinar on January 20th, to learn how Kinetic Vision uses Altium’s platform to enable a connected and frictionless PCB design experience, increasing their productivity x5 even in the midst of Covid.

For over 30 years, Kinetic Vision has provided technology solutions to over 50 of the top Fortune 500 companies in the world. Hear about how their embedded development team needed a better design and collaboration solution to satisfy the increasing needs of their demanding clients and how Altium helped solve their toughest issues.

Altium Designer is their tool of choice when it comes to designing PCBs, as it provides the most connected PCB design experience – removing the common points of friction that occur throughout a typical design flow. With the Covid situation, using Altium’s platform became even more essential as it enabled seamless remote working and has actually increased their levels of productivity to 5 times their pre-Covid rate.

Join Jeremy Jarrett, Executive Vice President at Kinetic Vision and Michael Weston, Team Lead Engineer at Kinetic Vision as we discuss what exactly sets Altium apart from the rest of the PCB design solutions out there today – and why it is an essential tool in order to stay ahead of the game.

Register today!
January 20th | 10:00 AM PST | 1:00 PM EST

Virtual event: How AWS Marketplace innovators enhance security for a remote workforce

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Enhance security

Dispersed workforces require changes in security parameters and requirements for connecting business-critical resources. In this virtual event, remote workforce security thought leaders, strategists, and technologists will discuss key innovations enabling AWS customers to transform their security for a remote and hybrid workforce.

Over-the-Air (OTA) Testing – important antenna parameters, test system setup and calibration

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OTA testing

Future technologies and standards will make over-the-air (OTA) testing mandatory. At the same time, integrated antennas are becoming more common with each development cycle such as for low-cost IoT devices and 5G mmWave devices.

Since measurement requirements will change with OTA testing, engineers need a basic understanding of antennas and antenna measurements.

This paper provides you with extensive knowledge on the following:

  • Antennas in general, their parameters and different types, as well as antenna characterization and testing
  • The importance and execution of OTA test setup calibration
  • General concepts that are valid for any OTA test setup, e.g. in-chamber or lab-bench setups
  • Calibration verification
  • Array antenna calibration methodologies

Full-Wave EM Simulations: Electrically Large Antenna Placement and RCS Scenarios

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Handling various complex simulation scenarios with a single simulation method is a rather challenging task for any software suite.

We will show you how our software, based on Method-of-Moments, can analyze several scenarios including complicated and electrically large models (for instance, antenna placement and RCS) using desktop workstations. 

Systematic Cybersecurity Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment

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The digital revolution has given transportation companies and consumers a host of new features and benefits, introducing significant complexities in concert with unprecedented connectivity that leaves vehicles vulnerable to cyberattack. To safeguard these systems, engineers must consider a dizzying array of components and interconnected systems to identify any vulnerabilities. Traditional workflows and outdated tools will not be enough to ensure products meet the upcoming ISO 21434 and other applicable cybersecurity standards. Achieving a high level of cybersecurity to protect supply chains and personal vehicles requires high-quality threat analysis.

Ansys medini for Cybersecurity helps secure in-vehicle systems and substantially improves time to market for critical security-related functions. Addressing the increasing market needs for systematic analysis and assessment of security threats to cyber-physical systems, medini for Cybersecurity starts early in the system design. Armed with this proven tool, engineers will replace outdated processes reliant on error-prone human analysis.

In this webinar, we dynamically demonstrate how systematic cybersecurity analysis enables engineers to mitigate vulnerabilities to hacking and cyberattacks.

  • Learn how to identify assets in the system and their important security attributes.
  • Discover new methods for systematically identifying system vulnerabilities that can be exploited to execute attacks.
  • Understand the consequences of a potentially successful attack.
  • Receive expert tips on how to estimate the potential of an attack.
  • Learn how to associate a risk with each threat.
  • Leverage new tools for avoiding overengineering and underestimation.


Mario Winkler

Mario Winkler, Lead Product Manager

After finishing his studies in Computer Science at the Humboldt University Berlin and after working for the Fraunhofer Research Institute Mario joined the medini team in 2001. During the past 15 years he gained expertise in functional safety expecially in the automotive domain by helping various customers, OEMs and suppliers, to apply medini analyze to their functional safety process according to ISO26262. With the extended focus of medini to Cybersecurity Mario took on the role of a Product Manager to drive the development of medini analyze in this direction.

Ensure 5G Systems Integrity by using Multiphysics Analysis of Chips, Packages, and Systems

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The evolution of 5G systems is rooted in the consistently increasing need for more data.  Whether the application is future medical systems, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, AR/VR, IoT, or standard mobile communications systems, all require an ever-increasing amount of data.  For 5G systems to reliably work, the physical data pathways must be well understood and reliably designed.  Whether the pathway is in the chip or the wireless channel, large amounts of data must seamlessly flow unimpeded.  This presentation will discuss the various data paths in 5G systems and how Multiphysics analysis can help design these paths to allow for maximum data integrity.


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Wade Smith, Manager, 
Application Engineering

Wade Smith is an Applications Engineer Manager at ANSYS, Inc. in the High Frequency Electromagnetics Division where he specializes in Signal Integrity applications via tools such as HFSS, SIwave and Q3D.  Prior to joining ANSYS, Wade worked with Sciperio, Inc. where he conducted multiple projects including antenna, FSS, and wireless sensor applications using 3D Printed fabrication techniques and electronic textiles.  Prior to Sciperio, Wade worked at Harris Corporation where he was involved in projects such as wireless sensor applications, high-speed data-rate systems, 3D embedded RF Filter designs, antennas, and SIP/MCM applications used in the miniaturization of Software Defined Radio systems.  Wade has an M.S.E.E. from the University of Central Florida.