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Bench Talk for Design Engineers

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Your Microwave Oven May Soon Become Obsolete Barry Manz
Microwave ovens use magnetrons because they're cheap and robust. But RF power transistors are overcoming the limitations that keep them out of microwaves. Solid state power could transform the microwave into a full-fledged cooking appliance.

Millimeter Wavelengths, The Next Wireless Frontier Barry Manz
The use of very high frequencies for communication has always been "just around the corner," where, because of significant technical challenges, it's remained for 50 years. Now, faced with scarce spectrum available at lower frequencies, the wireless industry is determined to overcome those challenges.

5G Moves Forward With Early Trials Lynnette Reese
Faster speeds and more bandwidth are required for all the new wireless technology that is on the way. 5G will represent a quantum leap beyond 4G networks in terms of speed, efficiency, and total capacity.

Perpetual Motion Machines: How the Industrial IoT Can Drive Greater Efficiency in Manufacturing Mark Patrick
We may not have endless energy reserves, but greater energy efficiency can be reached by using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Hacking Driverless Cars Mark Patrick
Reducing the attack surface of autonomous driving hardware and software is an integral part of a safety development process and a particular challenge for developers.

Mesh Networking Enables Bluetooth 5 to Solve Problems for Industrial IoT Mouser Staff
The Bluetooth 5 spec has added mesh networking, low energy, longer range, and beaconing. These additions have made Bluetooth 5 into an ideal wireless protocol for industrial IoT.

Don’t Forget to Register that Drone Lynnette Reese
If you plan to use a drone for anything related to work or commercial ventures, you need to do more than register.

A “Stiff” Supply Ensures Consistent System Performance Bill Schweber
There’s much more to power-supply performance than voltage and current ratings; how it performs dynamically is an equally critical factor.

Non-Invasive Blood Glucose Measurement Remains Just Out of Reach Steven Keeping
According to the International Diabetes Federation’s 2015 report, an estimated 415 million people suffer from diabetes.

Is Your Home Being Used as a Weapon? Mark Patrick
Late last year, the Internet was disrupted by a wave of attacks that knocked prominent sites offline, affecting hundreds of millions of people around the world. The victims included users of Amazon, PayPal, The New York Times, government websites, GitHub, Twitter, Netflix, Xbox Live, and more than 70 other major sites.

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