The test and measurement market is experiencing positive results and according to a report by Frost and Sullivan, found that: “the world power quality test and measurement (T & M) equipment market earned revenues of $556.7 million in 2009, estimating this to reach $697.6 million by 2016.”
A feature special on test and measurement in this month's issue focuses on JTAG test architecture and how the boundary-scan tool has gone from high-end test tool to now also offer a low-cost alternative.
The connectors market is continuing to be driven by application demands such as the rail industry with a connector solution from Hypertac. This solution was developed specifically for the Eurobalise system incorporated in train communication systems throughout Europe.
Finally, enclosure design is taking on something of a fetish as device manufacturers attempt to enhance the user experience with intuitive housings that take on a whole new perspective with a new range of enclosures from OKW for the medical market.