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<br /> December 2012 www.electronicsworld.co.uk<br /> Volume 118<br /> Issue 1920<br /> £5.10<br /> THE ESSENTIAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING MAGAZINE<br /> Unmatched<br /> Measurement Precision<br /> Technology<br /> Advanced process<br /> technology for sensors<br /> Special Report<br /> Test and<br /> Measurement<br /> Products<br /> Reference boards, oscilloscopes,<br /> video testers and other systems<br /> <br /> REGULARS<br /> Cover prepared by<br /> LECROY<br /> More on pages 8-9<br /> 05 TREND<br /> THE SLOW ROAD FROM `CLASSIC'<br /> BLUETOOTH TO `BLUETOOTH SMART' IN<br /> CONSUMER MEDICAL DEVICES<br /> 06 TECHNOLOGY<br /> 10 FOCUS<br /> ROHS RECAST: FALLING UNDER THE CE<br /> UMBRELLA<br /> by Thomas Westcott<br /> 12 THE TROUBLE WITH RF...<br /> IT'S IN THE PIPE<br /> by Myk Dormer<br /> 42 T&M COLUMN<br /> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=1"> December 2012 </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=2"> </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=3"> REGULARS Cover prepared by LECROY More on pages </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=4"> </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=5"> TREND 05 THE SLOW ROAD FROM `CLASSIC' </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=6"> 06 TECHNOLOGY </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=7"> TECHNOLOGY 07 STMicroelectronics Perfects Ad</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=8"> 08 ADVERTORIAL UNMATCHED MEASUREMENT PRECISIO</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=9"> ADVERTORIAL 09 clearly visible and easy t</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=10"> 10 FOCUS ROHS Recast: Falling Under th</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=11"> FOCUS 11 Th</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=12"> 12 THE TROUBLE WITH RF... It's In </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=13"> </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=14"> 14 T&M GETTING THE MOST PERFORMANCE FROM </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=15"> important to know exactly what the application re</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=16"> 16 T&M Figure 3) since both channe</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=17"> T&M 17 the power line and stray ca</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=18"> 18 T&M THE MOVE TO `GREEN' SOLUTIONS IN SEV</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=19"> electrical interfaces between the device under te</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=20"> 20 T&M </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=21"> Figure 4: Multitest MT2168 the contact spring </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=22"> 22 T&M RADAR AND RADIO RANGE SIMULA</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=23"> T&M 23 </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=24"> 24 T&M Figure 3: Block diagram of Eastern O</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=25"> </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=26"> 26 T&M BOUNDARY-SCAN TESTING IN THE REA</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=27"> card, which contains an Atmel processor, NOR and </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=28"> 28 T&M latter works by superimposing t</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=29"> </a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=30"> 30 T&M EXTRA CHANNELS EXPAND THE S</a> <a title="EW Dec12 zmag page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/91fbceef?page=31"> forwarded or rewound. 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