EEVblog #1032 Part 1 – John Kenny Keysight Interview

Interview with John Kenny from Keysight
Part 1 of several more to come, released daily, stay tuned!
Patrons and forum supports will get all the videos early.

This one covers the history earlier days of HP, Bill & Dave and their philosophy, early recruitment, the design centres, cash cows, HP-Agilent-Keysight name changes. Keysight vs Danaher/GE business systems, life sciences, Carly Fiorina and renaming Hewlett Packard to HP, the Keysight Black look’n’feel change, the stock market, designing the 34460A and 34401A, system design efficiency, PCB design, FPGA vs ASIC’s, price points, analog vs dsp power supply design, simulation, engineering recruitment,

John Kenny is presently the Technology and Efficiency Manager for the Electronic Instruments and Systems Group. After graduating from Lehigh University in 1978, he started in Hewlett Packard, working in our Modular Power System team, designing modular supplies, and later moved to our Lab and Industrial Power group, where he was involved in Analog, Digital and Firmware design for the next 20 years, involved in the rollout of our many programmable power products. In 2005, he moved into a new role as the Technology Manager for the System Products Group, which covered all of the GP products, including Power Products, DMMs, Function Generators, Counters and Data Acquisition products. He was directly involved in the development of the breadth of the GP products that you see in the Keysigt catalog today, with more on their way. Recently, as part of the reorganization in 2015 as part of the new Keysight, he became responsible for Technology and Efficiency management for most of our non-RF based products, as part of the EISG Center of Excellence, which includes products developed in Japan, Penang, Singapore, Loveland and Budd Lake.

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from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/10/18/eevblog-1032-part-1-john-kenny-keysight-interview/

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Hyperspectral LED lighting targeting machine vision introduced by Metaphase

To offer an alternative to typical hyperspectral halogen light sources—which have high temperatures and high-power consumption—Metaphase Technologies has introduced hyperspectral LED line lights that target machine vision applications.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/10/hyperspectral-led-lighting-targeting-machine-vision-introduced-by-metaphase.html

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EEVblog #1031 – $25 DPS3003 PSU Module Characterisation

Characterising the performance and efficiency of the $25 DPS3003 30V 3A lab power supply module from RDtech.
Includes a how-to on measuring DC-DC converter efficiency graphs, with module power loss on the secondary Y axis.

XL7005 datasheet

Forum HERE

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/10/12/eevblog-1031-25-dps3003-psu-module-characterisation/

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Barcode calibration test card product line expanded by Applied Image Inc.

APPLIED IMAGE Inc. has announced the release of the new Conformance Calibration Standard Enhanced Test Card for ISO IEC Datamatrix and GS1 Datamatrix (p/n: AI-CCS-DM-E), which is a 2D barcode test card manufactured, serialized, and individually calibrated utilizing a newly developed camera-based JUDGE system, meeting the requirements of ISO 15426-2 for primary reference test symbols.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/10/barcode-calibration-test-card-product-line-expanded-by-applied-image-inc.html

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EEVblog #1030 – $20 DIY Bench Power Supply!

Dave takes a quick look at the spectacularly cheap $20 DPS series CC/CV modules from RD Tech.
How to make a 30V 3A bench power supply with 1mA resolution constant current limiting and multi function display using a junk bin enclosure and a junked plugpack or old computer power supply.
The DPS3003 30V 3A module in particular.

Aliexpress Store

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RDtech Youtube channel

from EEVblog https://www.eevblog.com/2017/10/11/eevblog-1030-20-diy-bench-power-supply/

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10 ways non-visible imaging technology is being deployed today

In this slideshow on non-visible imaging— which is one of the four topics covered in our Next Generation Vision Systems special focus—we look at 10 recent applications of non-visible imaging, ranging from the use of ultraviolet illumination in inspection applications to an infrared camera equipped-drone that was used to collect samples of gas from inside Italy’s Mount Etna volcano.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/10/10-ways-non-visible-imaging-technology-is-being-deployed-today.html

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10GigE camera series introduced by Baumer

With an eye toward applications like industrial inspection, medical and scientific imaging, and motion analysis, Baumer has announced the launch of the QX series of 10GigE cameras.

from Factory Automation http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2017/10/10gige-camera-series-introduced-by-baumer.html

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