IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 5 • October 2017

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  • IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine - Front cover

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  • Table of contents

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  • Instrumentation & Measurement - List staff

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  • Big data in I&M [Editorial]

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  • Big Data in Instrumentation and Measurement [Guest Editorial]

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  • The metrological culture in the context of big data: managing data-driven decision confidence

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):4 - 20
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    In recent years, data sets are steadily growing in size because of the huge sensing, storage, computation, and transmission capabilities offered at very low cost by current Information Technology systems, which are increasingly driving ubiquitous data acquisition from the empirical world. Moreover, massive amounts of data can be collected very efficiently- sometimes at zero marginal costs from the... View full abstract»

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  • The Metrologist's place is by the machines!

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):10 - 29
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    Industry 4.0, smart objects, new versions of ISO 9001 and 17025 standards, and so on... massive changes are taking place in companies that, as a result, are learning to be increasingly agile and responsive. It is time for metrology to remodel itself to keep pace. Smart Metrology needs to go beyond the role of ensuring conformity to regulatory standards and traceability to national measurement stan... View full abstract»

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  • Big data at work: the practitioners' point of view

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    Big Data is one of the many hyper-hyped topics on which the Information Technology industry feeds itself. One can track its origins to visionary and provocative works such as the famous 2008 The End of Theory paper by Chris Anderson, in which the author argues that large enough amounts of data can effectively dilute and finally eliminate the conceptual difference between correlation and causation,... View full abstract»

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  • Future trends in security for Instrumentation and Measurement [Trends in Future I&M]

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):21 - 22
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    In the past several issues of I&M Magazine, I have introduced to you people who explained how their lives are influenced by instrumentation and measurement. I am still preparing some articles that are meant to show you how various fields of activity are influenced by this topic. View full abstract»

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  • Big data or big (privacy) problem?

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):23 - 26
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    Nowadays, almost all of us transfer data (especially personal data) to someone or something (usually through web pages), and we do not precisely know how those data are managed. All of those data, considered altogether, represent what is generally called “Big Data”. Big data offer a big opportunity of growth for probably all human activities, since they make available important data ... View full abstract»

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  • October calendar

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  • The story of Invar [Basic Metrology]

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    Material properties are affected by temperature. This can be a major obstacle when, for instance, measuring precise lengths with a metal ruler. If the ruler was calibrated by one laboratory at a reference temperature— say 15°C—but then used at a different temperature in another laboratory, then the calibration certificate might include the value of the ruler's coefficient of th... View full abstract»

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  • How synchronization evolved from analog to digital in the TLC world

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):30 - 34
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    This paper has briefly shown how TLC has changed in the last decades, passing from the analog to the digital era. In the modern world, and in modern TLC systems, synchronization has become mandatory. Hence, it is the authors' opinion that synchronization is one of the most challenging areas of interest of today and the coming years. View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of an 8-bit ADC using successive subtraction technique

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):35 - 38
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    In this article, an 8-bit ADC circuit is proposed, using op amps in successive subtraction method. This circuit does not require any clock signal, internal DAC or decoder, etc. because it performs the conversion process completely in the analog domain. Applying a supply voltage of ±6 V, it consumes 242 mW power and the settling time is measured as 156 μs. View full abstract»

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  • Bandwidth-efficient synchronization for fiber optic transmission: system performance measurements

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):39 - 45
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    In this article, we provide a brief overview of optical transmission systems and some of their performance specifications. We then present a simple, robust, and bandwidth-efficient OFDM synchronization method and carry out measurements to validate the presented synchronization method with the aid of an experimental setup. View full abstract»

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  • Photonics enhanced sensors for food monitoring: Part 3

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):46 - 55
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    Food quality and food safety are gaining more and more importance in recent decades. In particular, applications have included domains such as the identification of foreign bodies in solid food streams, the quality screening of vegetables and fruits, the recognition of food products inducing a health risk and the monitoring of the quality and authentication of liquids. Solid food sensing methods a... View full abstract»

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  • Society news

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):56 - 58
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  • New products

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):59 - 63
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    Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its R&S Scope Rider, adding triggering and decoding software for the CAN flexible data rate (CAN-FD) and single edge nibble transmission (SENT) bus systems. According to R&S, it is currently the only portable oscilloscope capable of analyzing CAN, LIN, CAN-FD and SENT bus signals, making it useful for troubleshooting automotive and other applications. View full abstract»

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  • Advertising index

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