• Here a Fake, There a Fake: 7 Best Practices to Avoid Counterfeit Electronics

      In my first post, I described how counterfeits can be found anywhere and that Keysight can no longer ignore this fact. Our customers know this too, which is why they pressure their suppliers to put systems in ...
    ToddHarmon
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  • The High Cost of Counterfeits: 4 Unintended Consequences

    Our small town recently held an electronics recycling day to help families get rid of unwanted printers, laptops, TVs, and other devices. Just bring them to the local school and the devices get recycled for free. Grea...
    ToddHarmon
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  • The Collaborative Side of Innovation: How Manufacturers and Measurement Partners are Changing the World

    Bill Hewlett used to say that measurement is the key to changing behavior. For example, if a driver wants to consume less gasoline in a car, measuring how driving habits affect gas mileage is the way to go. If a homeo...
    Sigi Gross
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  • Getting Better in 5G—with a Little Help from Your Friends

    What does the collaborative power of Lennon & McCartney have to do with 5G communications? Perhaps not much—but I believe their days together yielded far more genius-level work than did their respective solo...
    Roger Nichols
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  • When Breakthroughs Start Small – Nurturing a Love of Engineering from a Young Age

    Keysight recently launched a new video featuring Rosana, a young girl who loves to solve problems and became an engineer. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched it, and how many times watching it p...
    Erica Messinger
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  • Designing your IoT device for better network behavior: three expert tips

    The electronics industry is buzzing with the Internet of Things (IoT). One engineer described IoT as a vast conspiracy to put network connections on every object in the world—completely independent of whether it...
    Bob Witte
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  • Five Essential Questions That Will Enhance Your 5G Wireless Design Team’s Success

    You have been tasked with leading a team to go after this 5G business. Your strategic imperatives include success and leadership in 5G and you are an essential part of making it happen. Your management, your team, you...
    Roger Nichols
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  • The Secret Weapon Every Manufacturer Can Use To Increase Product Quality Without Increasing Cost

    Nearly every manufacturing executive I talk to is looking for ways to improve product quality and reliability, and they often think that drastic measures are required. They assume they’ll have to reinvent their ...
    Duane Lowenstein
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  • 4 tools that make it possible to design for manufacturing

    Most of the students who take my Executive MBA class are working for companies that have an ocean and several time zones between their R&D and manufacturing teams. They’ll spend their careers looking for way...
    Pat Harper
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  • Three keys to building a "design for manufacturing" process that actually works

    I saw a recent LinkedIn study that says most millennials who graduate from college this year will work for four different companies in the first decade of their career. I’m guessing my MBA students are amused wh...
    Pat Harper
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  • 5 practices to keep innovation alive

    Early in my career, I was leading a small R&D team and found ourselves in a challenge to meet a key customer’s needs and timelines.  A proposal was made for a “minimum-viable” product that c...
    Sigi Gross
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  • Corporate collaboration: four best practices from test and measurement in education

    Technology breakthroughs often have early beginnings in academia.  Take for example Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard who founded the electronics business that is now Keysight Technologies. It was during Hewlett̵...
    Kent Carey
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