Computer Based Instruments
MSI and Futuremark cooperate to release all new 3DMark benchmark
MSI and Futuremark have announced the release a new generation of 3D performance testing software 3DMark; the overclocking heat wave will again sweep the globe. MSI is the exclusive sponsor of the Fire Strike demo, the showpiece of the new 3DMark and a stunning demonstration of what high performance DirectX 11 gaming PCs can do.
The IHI system: modular structure for sensors, isolation and communication
Isabellenhütte has developed a measurement appliance including a galvanic isolated power supply as a modular system for detecting current and voltage: this system is designed for use in phase current measurement in medium- and high-voltage applications. The measurement appliance's modular structure takes the form of separate units which can be combined with each other as necessary.
Precision USB Laser Diode & Temperature Control
Leverage your low-noise, high-stability Wavelength Electronics laser control system with the budget-friendly USBKIT interface board and software package. The bus-powered USB 2.0 interface board is easily wired using on-board screw terminals and the QuickConnect virtual control panel provides out-of-the-box functionality with strip chart graphs that show real-time laser system status.
USB-Powered 20MHz Scopes w/ Integrated IEPE Sensor Drive and Huge Memory Buffer
Saelig has introduced PS4224-IEPE - a new 20MHz 12-bit 2-channel PC oscilloscope adapter with an integrated IEPE (Integrated Electronic Piezo Electric - IEEE 1451.4) interface, making it compatible with any industrial standard IEPE accelerometer or microphone, at an affordable price. Intended for use with industry-standard accelerometers for monitoring vibrations and acoustic waveforms in the field, PS4224-IEPE makes an excellent choice for mechanical analysis without expensive add-on modules. In addition, there are several other sensor types which use this interface, such as microphones, impulse hammers, acoustic, force and pressure sensors etc.
Elan Digital Qualifies World’s Smallest Professional Grade Usb Oscilloscope On Windows 7
Elan Digital Systems has tested and qualified its highly successful pocket-sized USB oscilloscope on Microsoft Windows 7. The USBscope50 is arguably the smallest professional grade USB oscilloscope in the world. The USBscope50 has been designed to provide the optimum balance between portability, flexibility, overall performance and cost effectiveness.
LeCroy Demonstrating SimPASS PE On Cadence Palladium Platforms at CDNLive!
LeCroy Corporation today is presenting the SimPASS PE application at Cadence Design Systems' CDNLive! users conference in San Jose, CA. SimPASS PE is a software application that converts vector files generated by a simulation verification platform and allows the user to view the data traffic in industry-standard CATC Trace displays. Based on the existing LeCroy graphical user interface for display and analysis of data traffic, SimPASS PE extends the powerful protocol analysis capabilities commonly used for post silicon testing into the pre-silicon simulation and design verification phases of development. Cadence, a global leader in electronic design innovation, offers an export capability to the LeCroy SimPASS PE from the Cadence Palladium debug platforms. This capability enables Palladium users to export simulation vector files directly to SimPASS PE and take advantage of new enhanced PCI Express debugging analysis capabilities.
GL Releases Enhanced IP/VoIP Analyzer
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of enhanced PacketScan software, an IP/VoIP Analysis Tool. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Karthik Ramalingam, Project Manager said, GL's PacketScan™ is a real-time IP/VoIP analyzer that non-intrusively analyzes and captures live IP traffic, and segregates them into SIP / H323 / Megaco / MGCP calls. He added, It also collects statistics, produces CDRs, displays detailed protocol traces, displays ladder diagrams, and a host of other useful information about VoIP calls.
National Instruments Introduces Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX to Provide Solutions for Testing Advanced Wireless Devices
National Instruments today introduced the NI Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005), a software suite that engineers can use with modular RF instrumentation for automated testing of Mobile WiMAX devices. With this software suite, engineers can perform Mobile WiMAX component and device testing faster than with traditional instruments, and with better accuracy and greater flexibility.
National Instruments Measurement Studio 2009 Decreases Development Time for Test and Measurement Visual Studio Developers
National Instruments has announced Measurement Studio 2009, which decreases development time for engineers using Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2005 or Visual Studio .NET 2003 to create test and measurement applications. Measurement Studio 2009 simplifies data acquisition, analysis and visualisation by providing integrated I/O support, native libraries and user interface updates. The software introduces support for the latest advancements in PC technologies, including increased memory in 64-bit .NET application development and Microsoft Windows 7 operating systems. Measurement Studio 2009 also provides increased I/O capabilities with integrated support for new NI data acquisition (DAQ) hardware on PC buses such as USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, PCI Express and PXI.
Agilent Technologies Adds Genetic Association and Copy Number Variation Analyses to Bioinformatics Software, Expanding Systems Biology Suite
Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduced GeneSpring GX 11, the latest generation of its popular desktop software for visualizing and analyzing microarray data, and GeneSpring Workgroup 11, the enterprise version of the GeneSpring desktop software.
supNET(A) Rx(free) ADFX/ARINC664 network monitor & sniffer is available for download
The first edition of from Bluestone's AFDX/ARINC664 network simulation and analyzing product line, supNET(A) Rx(free) is available for donwload. It is distributed as Freeware and can therefore be freely used for commercial and non-commercial purposes. supNET(A) Rx(free) is the basic supNET(A) analyzer software package which offers to record (localy or remotely), manage, import PCAP/Wireshark Format, BlueCAP Format) and analyze AFDX network captures.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Rapid Automation for Agilent Infiniium Oscilloscopes via User-Defined Application
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the most flexible and integrated measurement automation software for Agilent Infiniium real-time oscilloscopes. N5467A user-defined application software gives engineers the ability to rapidly automate measurements on Infiniium oscilloscopes, which helps them save time and money.
Smart Universal PCI board from Amplicon
The CP-102UF is a smart Universal PCI board and is compatible with all popular operating systems. It provides 2 serial ports that each support data rates up to 921.6kbps. Because 3.3V and 5V PCI buses are supported, the CP-102UF can be installed in virtually any PC or server. Using singlemode fibre, serial data transmission can be extended up to 40 km, far exceeding the 15m limit for RS-232 and even the 1.2-km limit for RS-422/485. In many industrial applications, an even bigger benefit is that optical fibre isolates the data from dangerous increases in ground potential, ground loops, and electromagnetic radiation.
PCI Express series extended with 2-channel, 125 MS/s 8-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Strategic Test has announced the UF2e-6110 two-channel 125 MS/s 8-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) PCI Express card. With synchronous multi-channel capability, the AWG card is well suited for creating complex waveforms in applications that include I&Q signal generation, RADAR system development, communications testing, laser positioning, and HDTV signal generation.
12-bit digitizer / oscilloscope card for PCI Express from Stategic Test
Strategic Test Corp has announced the UF2e-3027 digitizer / oscilloscope PCI Express card. The card has two 100 MS/s 12-bit ADCs for simultaneous sampling and up to 2 GigaSamples of on-board memory so that signal lengths of up to 10 seconds can be recorded when both channels are operating at maximum rates. Unique features of the UF2e-3027 include the options for dual-timebase sampling, synchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital I/O and the possibility to synchronize up to 542 channels.
National Instruments and LEGO Group Announce New Version of LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT Robotics Software
National Instruments and the LEGO Group has announced the latest software update for the popular LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics invention system. Powered by the National Instruments LabVIEW graphical programming environment, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT software Version 1.1 now provides support for the Windows Vista operating system and Intel-based Macintosh computers in addition to improving memory usage on the NXT Intelligent Brick.
Keithley Announces New Software Platform for RF Waveform Generation
Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces the release of SignalMeister™ Waveform Creation Software for Keithley's award-winning line of RF vector signal generators. Keithley's SignalMeister is a free, PC-based software tool that creates arbitrary waveform (ARB) files that can be downloaded to Keithley's Model 2910 RF Vector Signal Generator. SignalMeister is an expandable software platform with a common user interface that allows integration of multiple signal creation libraries with flexibility to handle multiple signal standards as they become available.
Application Programming Interface for PC Oscilloscope
Pico Technology, worldwide leaders in the design and manufacture of PC Oscilloscopes, has launched an Application Programming Interface for the PicoScope 5000 series scopes to allow you to write your own software for the devices. The PicoScope 5000 series PC Oscilloscopes are Pico's top-performing scopes, with the world's fastest real-time sampling rate, for a USB PC scope, of 1 GS/s. This, together with a probe-tip bandwidth of 250 MHz, makes them ideal for use with high-speed analogue and digital signals. The scope's huge memory buffer — either 32 M or 128 M samples depending on the version — ensures that the high sampling rate can be used on a wide range of timebases without losing detail.
Digital I/O option allows Oscilloscope and AWG cards to control external equipment
Strategic Test has announced the BaseXIO option for the company's series of UltraFast Oscilloscope and Arbitrary Wafeform Generator (AWG) cards. The new low-cost option adds eight asynchronous TTL channels to the PCI card. While an additional PC connector panel is provided, OEM's that integrate the UltraFast card within a larger system can route the digital cables internally for maximum convenience.
Ultrafast Digital Pattern Generator PCI boards with up to 32 Gigabit on-board memory
Strategic Test has released four new Digital Pattern Generator boards for PC's with up to 32 Gigabit memory, maximum clock rates of 40 MHz, 10 MHz or 5 MHz, and a choice of 16- or 32-bit widths. Uniquely, each 4-bit can be programmed with a different HIGH and LOW output level from –2 V to +10 V in 10 mV increments. This output range can generate signals compatible with ECL, PECL, TTL, LVDS, LVTTL, CMOS and LVCMOS. Compared to traditional instruments, the UF2-7200 series is less expensive, easier to use and eliminates the need for multiple instruments to produce different signal levels.
Allegro MicroSystems Europe develops new simulation software for automotive sensors
Engineers at the Allegro MicroSystems Europe Sensor Applications Centre in Annecy, France, have developed a software simulator for the company's automotive Hall-effect sensors that has dramatically reduced development times and eased interaction with customers.
PC-based 3MHz to 3GHz Vector Network Analysers
A fully-functioned, low cost Vector Network Analyser duo, designed and manufactured in the UK by LA Techniques Ltd, is now available from specialist instrument distributor and service company, Aspen Electronics.
8 channel 3 MS/s 16-bit A/D Digitizer cards for PC’s
Strategic Test Corp has released twelve new Digitizer cards in its UF2-4600 series. Using multiple 16-bit ADC's for true simultaneous sampling, the cards are available with a choice of maximum sampling rates from 200 kS/s to 3 MS/s and 2, 4 or 8 channel configurations - enabling the user to select the most cost-effective solution.
National Instruments Brings Engineers from CAD to Motion in Minutes
National Instruments has released NI Motion Assistant 2.0, the latest version of the interactive software for prototyping single- and multi-axis motion control systems. Machine builders and OEMs can use the new NI Motion Assistant 2.0 to import motion profiles from CAD and drafting programs using the popular DXF file format.
Universal programmer combines ease of operation with high-speed USB interface
The new All-100 universal and gang programmer, available from Computer Solutions, is a versatile, high-speed unit for programming virtually every type of device with a programmable memory or configuration including EPROM, EEPROM, FLASH, PLD/CPLD/FPGA, microcontrollers, BPROM and Serial PROM.
NI's Instrument Driver Network tops 5000 drivers
National Instruments now offers more than 5,000 drivers through the NI Instrument Driver Network (www.ni.com/idnet), the industry's largest source for instrument drivers. With support and connectivity for the latest instruments and communication buses, National Instruments LabVIEW and LabWindows/CVI continue to provide engineers consistent, high-level programming interfaces for remotely controlling their stand-alone instruments.
New computer is big on performance and low on price
Costing less than £200 for minimum quantities, the new EBX format Vega86-6240 from ICOP Technology UK has a range of features which you would normally expect to be be found in a far more expensive computer.
Touch Screen Flat Panel Computer
Based on the VIA Eden 400 MHz CPU, the AHM-6084 fanless industrial panel computer from Datasound Laboratories boasts a resistive touchscreen, 256MB DRAM and a 40GB 2.5 inch hard drive.
S/W allows PC's to display power measurements
A software package that allows RF and microwave engineers to use the Bird Electronics 5010T RF Thruline Power Sensor in conjunction with a PC has been made available by Aspen Electronics.