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RF/Wireless

Incorporating a range of technologies from software-defined radio to revolutionize RF test equipment.

Big Analog Data

Connecting IT infrastructures and analytic tools, such as the cloud, with data acquisition systems to make faster decisions on test data.

Cyber-Physical Systems

Developing systems that continuously and dynamically interact with their environment through coupling of distributed computational and physical components.

Models of Computation

Integrating multiple development approaches into a single solution.

Mobile Communication

Using mobile devices as user interfaces in measurement and control systems.

Future of STEM

Combining fundamental approaches to engineering into more complex, integrated systems to meet changing industry needs.