Patrick Mannion

Founder and Managing Director, ClariTek, LLC

Patrick Mannion is Founder and Managing Director of ClariTek, LLC, a high-tech editorial services company. After graduating with a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering from the Dundalk Institute of Technology, he worked for three years in the industry before starting a career in b2b media and events. He has been covering the engineering, technology, design, and the electronics industry for 25 years. His various roles included Components and Communications Editor at Electronic Design and more recently Brand Director for UBM's Electronics media, including EDN, EETimes,, and TechOnline.

Posts by Patrick Mannion

in Test.Pass Mar 14, 2017

Keysight Moves to Software Focus, But it Should Own the IoT

Many test-and-measurement companies have been sensing and helping analyze data for decades. That’s a fundamental aim of the IoT, and these firms....More
in Test.Pass Feb 22, 2017

Clear PAM-4 Signals at DesignCon 2017

The path toward PAM-4 for 56-Gb/s channels and 400-Gb/s Ethernet is opening up, driven by multidimensional packaging and the need to optimize the....More
in Test.Pass Sep 30, 2016

DOT Raises Specter of Autonomous Vehicle Tech Pre-Approval

The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy fills a need for government oversight of this rapidly evolving technology, but is pre-market approval going too....More
in Test.Pass Sep 06, 2016

10 Scopes for Under $1,500

Plenty of oscilloscopes that come in under $1,500 are available to get your workbench started, but which one is the best? Well, it depends....More
in Test.Pass Aug 04, 2016

Simplifying Device R&D and Basic System Test

The pervasiveness of electronics means it’s critical to simplify test equipment so that beginners and professional users alike can get fast “time to....More
in Test.Pass Jul 13, 2016

NI’s 2nd-Gen VST Simplifies Scalable RF Test

National Instruments will use NIWeek 2016 to demonstrate its new PXIe-5840 VST, featuring 1-GHz bandwidth and a much more powerful Virtex-7 FPGA....More
in Test.Pass May 31, 2016

3-in-1 Arbitrary Waveform Generator Joins IoT Fray

If a product debuted in 2016 and it didn’t have a tie to the Internet of Things, did it ever really debut? This variation of the tree falling in the....More
in Test.Pass May 03, 2016

Interactive Apps Give Standard Test Equipment a Facelift

The Keithley IVy app for the 2600B source measure unit (SMU) is a hands-on useful app that delivers a new look and mode of operation to a standard....More
in Test.Pass Apr 12, 2016

Low(er)-Cost Test Makes WiGig Even More Attractive

WiGig’s 7-Gb/s throughput in the 60-GHz region has flirted with reality since at least 2007, but the emergence of ICs, modules, full end-equipment....More
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Jan 26, 2017

An Amateur’s View on the P2 (Part 2): Slew Rate and the Oscillator 3

Justin Mamaradlo takes a further look into the P2 op amp and how it functions, analyzing the oscillation and slew-rate characteristics of the venerable component....More
Jul 15, 2016

Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability 11

There are multiple ways to test for electrostatic discharge, ranging from implementing a human-body or machine model to....using a balloon and a comb?...More
Apr 8, 2016

Confabbing on the Fabless Fad 5

High capital and maintenance costs, and EDA advances along with abstractions to deal with chip complexity, have been leading contributors to the fabless migration....More

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