Test and Measurement
Agilent Publishes Industry's First Compendium to Test for Synthetic Marijuana Compounds
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced availability of the industry's first GC/MS compendium to test for synthetic cannabinoids, recently declared controlled substances by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. They are most commonly found in herbal incense blends.
Agilent - Industry's First HDMI 1.4a Protocol Analyzer and Generator to Support 4K x 2K Resolution
Agilent introduced the industry's highest performance HDMI 1.4a protocol analyzer and generator. This instrument allows designers and engineers to test their devices to ensure they meet the requirements of the HDMI compliance test specification 1.4a (CTS 1.4a).
Agilent Expands Forensic and Toxicology Compendium with 30 New Applications
Agilent introduced its 2011 Forensic and Toxicology Compendium, featuring 125 applications, including 30 new ones based on former Varian platforms. Agilent acquired Varian, Inc. in May 2010.
GOEPEL electronic and SPEA cooperate to integrate Boundary Scan into new Flying Prober Generation
Within the scope of an OEM cooperation, GOEPEL electronic and SPEA developed a professional Boundary Scan option for the SPEA 4060 Flying Prober test system. This integration provides crucial benefits such as increased test and fault coverage as well as significant time savings in the automatic production process.
Saelig Introduces World's First iPhone - based Mixed Signal Oscilloscope
Saelig has introduced iMSO-104 - the world's first mixed-signal oscilloscope that moves Apple's ubiquitous iOS devices and touch-screen interface into the test and measurement world. iMSO-104 is a revolutionary new 5MHz oscilloscope adapter for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad that is intuitive and easy to use, making it an ideal solution for field service, sales and application engineers, as well as students and hobbyists.
Rohde & Schwarz products redefine network analysis with wider dynamic range, short measurement times and superior ease of use
The R&S ZNB and R&S ZNC from Rohde & Schwarz inaugurate a new generation of vector network analyzers. Featuring a dynamic range up to 140 dB, a sweep time of 4 ms with 401 points and excellent stability, the new analyzers offer significant advantages over competing products. They are designed for demanding applications in the production and development of RF components, particularly in the mobile radio and electronic goods industries. The network analyzers cover the frequency ranges from 9 kHz to 3 GHz, 4.5 GHz or 8.5 GHz. Both the R&S ZNB and the R&S ZNC have a large touchscreen that allows users to access all instrument functions with no more than three operating steps. The screen offers plenty of space for results, displaying even extensive measurements in a clear and straightforward manner.
Rohde & Schwarz signal generator now features DVB-C2 to support all second-generation broadcast standards
Rohde & Schwarz has launched a DVB-C2 software coder for its R&S SFU signal generator. The coder enables manufacturers of broadcast receiver equipment and chipsets to perform standard-compliant tests on their products with DVB-C2 signals. Certification bodies and cable network operators can also use the new option. The R&S SFU already supports all common digital and analog radio and TV standards. Now it can handle all second-generation broadcast standards as well. As a result, users need only a single signal generator for all performance and compliance tests on broadcast receivers.
Rohde & Schwarz offers new EMC diagnostic option for its R&S FSVR and R&S FSV signal and spectrum analyzers
Rohde & Schwarz is adding an EMI measurement application option for the R&S FSVR real-time spectrum analyzer and the R&S FSV signal and spectrum analyzer. The new R&S FSV-K54 option enables developers to use the analyzers for EMC diagnostic and precompliance measurements. Users in the communications and automobile industry, in service and test labs and in universities alike will all benefit from the analyzers' high measurement speed and sensitivity.
R&S DVMS DTV monitoring system from Rohde & Schwarz for the first time provides full monitoring of DVB-T2 networks
The R&S DVMS compact DTV monitoring system now supports monitoring and analysis of DVB-T2 signals. Two new options make the system the only solution on the market that combines all monitoring functions for DVB-T2 networks in a single instrument. Network operators can monitor both the DVB-T2 transmitter and the signal feed via the T2 modulator interface (T2-MI) without any additional equipment. Plus, the R&S DVMS supports the monitoring of single-frequency networks (SFN) and of the RF spectrum (shoulder measurement).
Agilent Technologies Introduces Benchtop Source/Measure Units with Superior Performance, Wide Voltage/Current Ranges for Testing of Semiconductors, Components and Materials
Agilent announced the B2900A Series, its first line of compact benchtop source/measure units for testing of semiconductors, components and materials. These SMUs provide wide voltage/current ranges and superior performance at modest prices - and they provide an intuitive graphical interface with the industry's first color displays. They excel at fast, simple current-versus-voltage (I-V curve) characterization of semiconductors, active/passive components and materials in research, development, manufacturing and education applications.
Agilent Technologies' New InfiniiVision X-Series Oscilloscopes Designed with Educators in Mind
Agilent announced that its InfiniiVision X-Series oscilloscopes are redefining the low-cost/high-performance threshold for educators.
Agilent Expands PCIe High-Speed Digitizer Family for OEMs
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced several new options for its popular U1084A PCI Express® (PCIe) embedded ADC cards. The U1084A's digitizer technology combines fast analog-to-digital converters with on-board field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology allowing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to easily design-in high-speed signal acquisition and analysis.
LeCroy’s WaveMaster 8 Zi-A Oscilloscope Wins 2011 Best in Test Award
LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of oscilloscopes and serial data test solutions, today announced that its 45 GHz bandwidth WaveMaster 8 Zi-A oscilloscope was the winner of the annual Best in Test award presented by Test & Measurement World in the oscilloscope category. Chosen by a vote of readers and editors, this award honors important and innovative new products in the electronics test and measurement industry. This is the second industry award this year for the WaveMaster 8 Zi-A scope, which received the annual DesignVision Award presented by UBM Electronics in the Test and Measurement Equipment category at DesignCon 2011 in January.
Sandvine Chooses Spirent for Mobile Core Testing
Sandvine has selected Spirent Communications to verify the performance of its network policy control solutions under mobile network conditions. With Spirent's mobile core testing solution, Sandvine can ensure its Policy Traffic Switch (PTS) supports stringent mobile requirements such as high volumes of subscribers with dynamic IP traffic flows. Designed to emulate real-world 3G/LTE traffic models in the core network at mobile scale, Spirent's test solution enables Sandvine to significantly reduce the cost of testing and improve the time to market of its solution.
Spirent Demonstrates Industry’s First NTAF Specification
Spirent Communications today demonstrated the industry's first commercially-available test solution based on specifications from the Network Test Automation Forum (NTAF). The demonstration, at Interop Las Vegas 2011 at Booth #733, marks an important milestone as it is the first time any test vendor has publicly shown generally available product that incorporate NTAF-based implementations.
Spirent Advances Testing for Ethernet in the Mobile Backhaul
Spirent Communications and Anue Systems today introduced a mobile backhaul testing solution designed to validate timing and synchronization as well as carrier Ethernet protocols including SyncE, IEEE 1588/PTPv2, and EthOAM. The new Spirent Anue 3500 provides carriers and network equipment manufacturers with a comprehensive test impairment and analysis platform for mobile backhaul.
Spirent Puts the Reality of Cloud Performance to the Test
Recent high-profile news, such as Amazon's cloud outage and Sony's security breach, has helped to fuel the growing concerns around cloud security and reliability. Addressing these concerns, along with the infrastructure performance and scale demands of cloud computing, presents a multi-dimensional testing challenge.
Net Optics Selects Spirent for Virtualization Testing
To enable enterprises to deliver superior network visibility and performance to virtualized data centers, Net Optics is testing its latest virtualized network monitoring tool with Spirent's cloud computing and data center solution. Spirent enables the maker of intelligent monitoring access solutions to verify the performance, availability, security and scalability (PASS) of its Phantom Virtual Tap.
Save Cost Without Sacrificing Flexibility: The scalable design of Multitest’s MT2168 secures investment for the future
Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, announces that the scalable design of the MT2168 allows users to adjust the base unit configuration to the actual requirements – not only at the initial installation, but also later, e.g. if the MT2168 is moved from engineering to a high-volume site.
InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/ USAT, a validated test platform for GCF, PTCRB and Verizon Wireless, wins best practices award from Frost & Sullivan
The InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/ USAT from 7Layers received the Best Practices Award 2011 from Frost & Sullivan, who are quoting as follows: In today's economic hit market, CAPEX is a key concern. In this scenario, 7Layers has recently developed the InterLab® Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT, which satisfies key customer concerns such as: - test coverage for LTE UICC test requirements, - adaptation to various network simulators, - ease of use, - cost efficiency.
Faster hipot testing with enhanced safety
The new Vitrek 950i Series of hipot (high-potential) testers incorporates advanced DSP technology to enhance the speed of testing as well as adding a number of new capabilities.
Relocation of TRaC's Southern Labs creates unique Aerospace EMC test facility
TRaC is pleased to announce that in September 2011 it will greatly expand its EMC and Environmental testing facilities in the south of England; TRaC's new location near Wimborne, Dorset, will be a UK centre of excellence for, in particular, all aspects of EMC testing for the Aerospace and Defence industries, and enhancing the established local commercial EMC and Safety facilities currently serving the region.
Thales Alenia Space choose LDS V994 Shaker for Satellite Testing
Brüel & Kjær is to provide Thales Alenia Space with an LDS vibration shaker system for mechanical vibration and shock testing of satellites.
Agilent Technologies Introduces IV-Curve Tracer Software
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the Agilent U2942A Parametric Measurement Manager Pro, software designed for basic yet complete DC parametric testing on component devices.
Agilent Technologies' New Waveform Builder Software Makes Creating Custom Waveforms Faster, Simpler
Agilent introduced the BenchLink Waveform Builder Pro, full-featured waveform creation software for its 33200, 33500 and 81100 Series waveform generators. Using the software, R&D engineers characterizing new designs and test system engineers validating production units in the aerospace/defense, semiconductor and wireless communications industries can now more quickly and easily create custom waveforms. They also can gain deeper insight into their signals.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's First DisplayPort 1.2 Source Compliance and Validation Software
Agilent announced the industry's first DisplayPort 1.2 source compliance and validation software. The software runs on Agilent's industry-leading Infiniium oscilloscopes and provides the complete compliance test suite for the extensive physical-layer tests required for DisplayPort 1.2 source devices.
Agilent Technologies' New IO Libraries Suite Adds Connectivity to Latest PXI and AXIe Products
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today released a new version of its IO Libraries Suite software for test instrument connectivity and control. Release 16.1 adds additional support for PXI and AXIe instruments and delivers an improved user experience, making it faster and easier to connect to instruments from a wide range of vendors.
Agilent Technologies Ships Latest IC-CAP Platform for DC and RF Device Characterization and Modeling
Agilent Technologies announced shipment of the latest release of its device modeling software platform, Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program. IC-CAP 2011.04 provides significant improvements in the modeling flow of semiconductor devices by enabling the IC-CAP Wafer Professional automated measurement solution to link with IC-CAP's CMOS model extraction packages.
New SCANFLEX Gang Tester from GOEPEL electronic improves Efficiency during Boundary Scan Utilisation in the Mass Production
GOEPEL electronic introduces SFX-TAP16/G, the worldwide first completely modular Gang test system with integrated UUT power supply. Without any additional hardware, users are now able to test or program up to 16 boards in parallel, applying only one central SCANFLEX® controller. Based on this innovative architecture, highly compact and cost-efficient Gang test applications can be implemented.
Optimize Test Cell Setup with Multitest’s Plug&Yield: A case study about an RF / tri-temp application
Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, offers Plug&Yield®, a unique offering that comprises much more than other so-called "turnkey" solutions.
Switchtec's counter timers are small and smart
Fulfilling the demands of industry for cost effective, workhorse, versatile timers, the Anly H7E from specialist distributor Switchtec offers users valuable monitoring facilities in control panels and other equipments where lapsed time or events have to recorded.
Yokogawa releases enhanced version of ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the development of an enhanced version of the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system that is used to ensure the safety of plant operations. This new version, ProSafe-RS R3.01, features input modules that can directly receive voltage signals from temperature sensors as well as software that restricts the operations performed by individual engineers and records a log on their activities. In addition, new compact terminal boards have been developed for use with the ProSafe-RS safety instrumented system. The compact terminal boards will be released in June and ProSafe-RS R3.01 will be released in July.
Sequans Communications Selects Aeroflex 7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set
Aeroflex Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE:ARX), announced today that it has received orders from 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications (NYSE:SQNS) for a significant number of its 7100 Long Term Evolution (LTE) Digital Radio Test Sets.
Mantracourt Technology Enables Remote Load Monitoring
Mantracourt, a leader in industrial measurement technologies, has announced that its radio telemetry acquisition system for strain gauge and load cell data is at the heart of Groundforce's new remote load monitoring technology.
TRaC’s Analysis team achieves Chartered Engineer qualification landmark
As a measure of the calibre of TRaC's engineering staff as well as underscoring the company's commitment to the professional development of their engineers, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers has now awarded Chartered status to all members of the Warwick based Analysis Department.
OpenATE Combines Its QSPI Cards and NI-PXI Chassis for Most Effective and Lowest Cost MEMS Test Solutions
Traditional pattern-based ATEs become less efficient and more expensive in testing I2C/SPI interface with multi-sites (16 sites in parallel). A PXI-based test system using OpenATE's QSPI (Quad-Site Parallel Interface) modular instruments and NI Chassis is the best solution for MEMS IC, Analog IC, Power IC testing. QSPI card exhibits not only superior performance but also excellent capability for digital instrumentations. It combines high-performance pin electronics, four I2C/SPI masters, four 32-bit counters, and supporting four PMUs per board in a compact 3U PXI form factor.
QSC Streamlines Production Test with ScanExpress JET
QSC Audio Products, LLC has been a leader and pioneer in professional audio products and systems for over four decades. At their 81,000 square foot, state-of-the-art production facility in Costa Mesa, California, the engineers at QSC develop and manufacture high reliability professional audio equipment—products proudly featured in sports stadiums, performance theaters, cinemas, and even cruise ships.
Corelis JET Amplifies QSC Audio Products Production Test
Corelis, Inc., a leading supplier of high-performance JTAG test and measurement tools, announced today the successful integration and deployment of the ScanExpress JTAG Embedded Test (JET) functional test system at the production facilities of QSC Audio Products, LLC in Costa Mesa, California. QSC, a leader and pioneer in professional audio products for over four decades, implemented Corelis ScanExpress JET alongside ScanExpress boundary-scan tools to increase Flash programming rates and total test coverage during manufacturing.
GOEPEL electronic wins two “Best in Test Awards” 2011
For the already sixth time in a row, GOPEL electronic received the „Best in Test Award" of the international magazine and website „Test & Measurement World". GOEPEL electronic's JTAG/Boundary Scan module TIC020 as well as the optical inspection system TOM In-Line were nominated and both won in their respective categories. The "Best in Test Awards" are the internationally most wanted and respected industry prices and numerous companies and their products apply for this award each year.
Zuken - Power Integrity Software for Analysis of High-Speed PCBs
Today, Zuken announced the availability of a new product for concurrent analysis of power and DC noise effects and electromagnetic interference as an integral part of the PCB design flow. This new module, called CR-5000 Lightning Power Integrity Advance enables PCB design engineers to perform advanced power integrity analysis for AC and DC power distribution noise at any point during the physical design process. Design time is shortened by eliminating iterations and rework; for example, decoupling capacitor optimization effort can be reduced by up to 40 percent.