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MarkALee
You know you have a problem. You can’t help it. Maybe it comes from complacency or forgetfulness. But the evidence is always there: it’s building up, gathering dust, getting stacked and shelved, and constantly growing. This malady has a name: it’s called test equipment hoarding, and it isn’t pretty.   Deep down, you just can’t let go of old… (Show more)
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MarkALee
According to popular myth, 16th Century explorer Ponce de Leon and his band of followers spent years searching the Caribbean for the legendary Fountain of Youth. His search ended in 1521 when, after being on the wrong end of a poisoned arrow, Ponce died in Havana at the ripe old age of 47.   Craving a happier outcome, many of our customers come… (Show more)
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MarkALee
Every path to enlightenment is filled with questions. We often pose the following to our customers: “Do you think your current test equipment is good enough to meet your current needs? Will it be good enough to keep you ahead of your competition next year, or the year after? How much would you benefit from better technology if you had the budget… (Show more)
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bjwakabayashi
With all the Star Wars movies, multiple generations of Earth-bound humans are familiar with lasers and their potentially immense power. For instance, the Death Star’s superlaser, powered by eight focused kyber crystals, is capable of destroying an entire planet! While this may be fiction, the use of lasers in today’s world is prevalent. Let’s take… (Show more)
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Eun-Young Hwang
Around the world, government statistics paint an unhappy picture: every year, thousands of people lose their lives and millions are injured in car accidents. In the US and Europe, recent government mandates are requiring automakers to incorporate various types of safety systems, and this is prompting scientists and engineers to develop new and… (Show more)
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mwoerner
Recently, I took my son, Flynn, for his one-year checkup. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I noticed the doctor doing something I’ve seen every engineer do: ask for a second measurement because they didn’t like the first result.   This touches on a concept central to designing and shipping a product: correlation of measurements. Development teams… (Show more)
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bjwakabayashi
In a reputable calibration laboratory, you’ll find two indispensable elements: a set of standards and a person called a Master. Metrologists and other calibration folk know the importance of their calibration standards. Personally, though, I’d like to pay homage to the Masters because they’re the ones who truly know how to use those standards.  … (Show more)
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bjwakabayashi
Gage blocks are one of my favorite metrology “toys” because they’re a great way to produce an accurate length. Read on to find out my top five reasons why you too should own—and properly care for—your own set of gage blocks. For good measure (pun intended), I’ll also share some history to illustrate the importance of gage blocks.    If you're new… (Show more)
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bjwakabayashi
The following poem was written by Chazz Dominguez, a Keysight technician and my local torque master (Figure 1). Don’t be fooled by the cool rhymes: this is your guide to the world of torque calibration—a mechanical process that’s also essential to ensuring accurate connections for microwave and millimeter-wave measurements.   Torque It Step up to… (Show more)
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mwoerner
Certain professions seem to rely on a barricade of impenetrable jargon as a form of job security. Accountants, statisticians and baristas may come to mind. If you’re an engineer, you may also be picturing your friendly neighborhood metrologist.   That would be me. A while back, I changed roles within Keysight, moving from engineering to… (Show more)
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