Test and Measurement
6 GHz RF signal generator hits new price point
Aim-TTi has launched a new 6 GHz RF signal generator which is priced at less than half that of the lowest cost 6 GHz generators available previously.
Agilent Opens Seventh Calibration Center in Americas for Electronic Measurement Instruments
Agilent announced the opening of a new calibration center in Sunrise, Fla. Now owners of Agilent electronic measurement instruments in that area can receive true local OEM calibrations, such as actual measurements performed using OEM procedures for every data-sheet specification, each time they use the center.
Lauterbach Pioneers 'Long Term Trace' Debug Technology
Lauterbach has announced that it has been pushing the barriers of debug technology with important developments in 'Long Term Trace' technology.
25 Common Things You Can Do With an Arbitrary/Function Generator
An acquisition instrument — usually an oscilloscope or logic analyzer — is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think about making electronic measurements. But these tools can only make a measurement when they are able to acquire a signal of some kind. And there are many instances in which no such signal is available unless it is externally provided.
New evaluation kit for Sensirion's differential pressure sensors
EK-P3 represents a straightforward and costeffective option for testing the digital differential pressure sensors of the SDP600 series. The set consists of a USB stick that is connected to the SDP610 sensor by an adapter cable. With the help of the software, which is available online for download, the differential pressure sensor can be tested under realistic conditions by following five simple installation steps.
Keithley Publishes E-Handbook on Precision Low Current, High Resistance Measurements
Keithley Instruments has published an informative e‑handbook titled "Making Precision Low Current and High Resistance Measurements."
Mantracourt’s Strain Gauge Indicator Proves a Major Success
Mantracourt, a leading manufacturer of industrial measurement technologies, is celebrating the success of its portable strain gauge display for use as a strain gauge indicator or load cell indicator, (PSD). Developed for a range of industrial customer applications, the PSD is now used by thousands of engineers and technicians around the world.
Real-time mathematics option boosts power measurements on DL850 ScopeCorder
A new real-time mathematics option for the Yokogawa DL850 ScopeCorder introduces many new DSP-based functions that boost the instrument's power analysis capabilities as well as adding features such as sensor linearisation and electrical to mechanical conversion.
GL - enhanced RTP ToolBox Software
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of its enhanced RTP ToolBox software - A tool that helps test, simulate & monitor voice traffic carried by RTP & RTCP Packets.
Tektronix Aims to Put Oscilloscopes in Every University Teaching Lab
Tektronix announced the TDS1000C-EDU Digital Oscilloscope Series designed for first-time oscilloscope users and students. Packed with features and built-in tools, the new model is easy to learn and operate and very affordable. It also includes an Education Resource CD to help students master the use of an oscilloscope.
Keithley Publishes E-Handbook on Nanoscale Electrical Measurements
Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, has published an informative e-handbook titled "Ensuring the Accuracy of Nanoscale Electrical Measurements."
Proven Best Cost of Test: Multitest’s ECON Contactor Exceeds 4.5 mio Insertions
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 its well-established ECON contactor once again has proven its superior cost of test. The contactor recently exceeded 4.5 mio insertions at an Asian test house.
GL Announces Enhanced Echo Compliance Testing Software
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of its enhanced Echo Compliance Testing Software - a tool to perform echo cancellation compliance testing automatically per ITU G.168 specification. Speaking to reporters, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the company said, "Echo is annoying. It distorts intelligibility. Unfortunately, it happens in telephone networks, whether in the old PSTN, or in new Mobile and VoIP networks. Echo tolerance is a function of delay – the more delay in the network, the more annoying the echo. It became a major problem with the introduction of satellite voice networks in the late 70's and 80's. Equipment manufacturers were addressing echo thru echo suppressors and newly developed echo cancellers. At that time, the CCITT (now called ITU), began a standardization effort to specify the performance and testing of echo cancellers under the spec name "G.165". It has since been superseded by G.168."
Agilent Delivers THz Vector Network Analysis Measurement Solution to Japan's Yamaguchi University
Agilent announced delivery of the world's first fully integrated 1.1-THz network analysis measurement solution to Japan's Yamaguchi University. The solution will play a critical role in enabling the university to study metamaterials at THz frequencies.
PLS' Universal Debug Engine 3.0.7 enables efficient testing and debugging of LPC4300 dual-core SoCs under a single user interface
The latest Version 3.0.7 of the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) from PLS is equipped with optimized test and debug functions for NXP's LPC4300 highly integrated dual-core system-on-chip (SoC) family and offers unlimited dual-core debugging under a single user interface.
GOEPEL electronic will exhibit leading Test Equipment at NEPCON China 2011
At this year's NEPCON China in Shanghai, GOEPEL electronics Ltd. Asia will present its latest offerings in Multi-Dimensional Boundary Scan Instrumentation as well as chip embedded test, debug and programming tools.
COMPRION - Only test equipment provider offering GCF and PTCRB validated SWP/HCI conformance test cases
COMPRION's SWP and HCI test cases running on the conformance test system 'UT³ Platform' are now validated by GCF. Thus, the UT³ Platform is the only system available offering SWP/HCI terminal tests validated by GCF and PTCRB.
Rohde & Schwarz Spectrum Analysers are the first choice for Sat-Comm’s satellite news gathering vehicles.
Rohde & Schwarz FSC Spectrum Analysers have been selected by Sat-Comm as the default offering in their mid range and high end Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vehicles. The move also formalises Sat-Comm's status as a formal Value Added Partner of Rohde & Schwarz UK. Sat-Comm, a UK-based systems integration specialist focused on SNG vehicle installations and Fly Aways – units that enable 24/7 transmission services from the field.
Teradyne and JTAG Technologies in Boundary Scan Product Collaboration
Teradyne announced an agreement with JTAG Technologies to sell and distribute their Symphony/TS boundary scan product. The solution, designed specifically for Teradyne by JTAG Technologies, provides an advanced boundary scan test option for manufacturers using Teradyne's popular TestStationT and legacy GR228X family of In-Circuit Test systems.
XRF Analyzer Released for RoHS Testing of Electronic Components
QSX Instruments Inc is pleased to introduce a new solution for RoHS testing needs through its Quickshot XRF analyzer line. The new bench-top system (QSX-82D) was developed specifically for organizations that require the ability to test small electronic components for RoHS compliance.
LeCroy Enhances USB 3.0 Analyzer Product Line
LeCroy Corporation, the worldwide leader in USB protocol test solutions, has upgraded its SuperSpeed USB analyzer product line with new capabilities designed to improve interoperability testing for next generation USB devices. Available as a free software download, this new release helps developers test and verify compatibility with an expanding variety of USB 3.0 host and hub controllers from different SuperSpeed vendors.
LeCroy - Thunderbolt 10 Gb/s Electrical Physical Layer Test Solutions
LeCroy Corporation's lineup of physical layer test instruments provides complete transmitter and receiver electrical physical layer testing for the new Thunderbolt® serial data standard. LeCroy's SDA 8 Zi-A Serial Data Analyzers, SDA II and Eye Doctor® II analysis software, SPARQ™ Signal Integrity Network Analyzers, and PeRT3 ® Protocol-enabled Receiver Transmitter Tolerance Testers have established leadership in their respective domains and provide unique and powerful toolsets for Thunderbolt design analysis, debug, and validation.
China Mobile Selects Spirent for Fibre Channel Testing
China Mobile, China's largest mobile operator has selected Spirent Communications to evaluate the performance of high density Fibre Channel Director Switches currently in its evaluation lab. Spirent's Fibre Channel solution helps China Mobile ensure the superior scalability, performance and reliability of storage area networks (SAN) demanded by modern data centers.
Anritsu Company Introduces Web-Based Line Sweep and Documentation Tracking Tool for Handheld Analyzers
Anritsu Company introduces Sweep Master, a web-based application designed to save carriers, management companies, and contractors time and money by improving efficiency and quality when deploying, installing, and maintaining wireless networks. Designed to work with certain Site Master™ cable and antenna analyzers, Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzers, and BTS Master™ base station analyzers, Sweep Master is a line sweep and documentation tracking tool for large multi-site installation and maintenance projects.
Anritsu - Value-Based Spectrum Master that Conducts Interference Analysis, AM/FM/PM Measurements and Spectrum Analysis
Anritsu Company introduces the MS2711E Spectrum Master, the latest handheld spectrum analyzer designed for technicians, installers, field RF engineers, and contractors responsible for monitoring the growing number of interfering signals, as well as assessing signal quality on a wide range of increasingly complex signals. Easy to use, integrated and high performing, the MS2711E offers users the performance and features necessary to meet their testing challenges.
New Template Function Makes Power Quality Analysis Faster and Easier
Outram Research Ltd – a specialist manufacturer of leading-edge power quality analysers – announces the launch of an enhanced template function in Pronto, their popular analysis and reporting software. The new comprehensive capability provides "two-click graphing", allowing non-technical users to produce complex graphical analysis of power quality data quickly and easily.
Brüel & Kjær completes delivery of BAE HVME System
Brüel & Kjær recently delivered their HVME (Hull Vibration Monitoring Equipment) solution to BAE Systems Submarine Solutions. The HVME system will be deployed on HMS Audacious, the fourth boat in the UK Royal Navy's Astute-class, nuclear-powered attack submarine construction programme.
Livingston Teams up with EXFO NetHawk for 4G Mobile Seminar
Europe's leading test equipment rental company Livingston is about to start another in its series of free technical seminars. The latest event, on this occasion in partnership with wireless test specialist EXFO NetHawk, will be held at the Best Western Reading Moat House, Sindlesham, on the 11th May, and will focus primarily on wireless backhaul deployment using the most advanced 3G/4G protocol analysis hardware.
Agilent Technologies Expands Custom Target Enrichment Kit Coverage Fivefold to 34 Megabases for Next-Gen Sequencing
Agilent announced the availability of custom kits for its SureSelect XT target enrichment system that can capture up to 34 Mb of genomic regions of interest for next-generation sequencing (NGS).
Agilent Technologies Expands Magnetic Resonance Portfolio, Adding Console, Probes and Software
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced the addition of new electronic consoles, sample probes and systems software to its portfolio of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) products.
Agilent Technologies to Develop 1-GHz NMR Spectrometer; Will Collaborate with Bridge12 Technologies on DNP Technology
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced that it is developing a series of new ultra-high-field nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers at 850 MHz and 1GHz.
GOEPEL electronic combines Boundary Scan with analogue Opens/Shorts Tests
GOEPEL electronic introduced TIC02/PMU, another TAP Interface Card (TIC) within the frame of the technologically leading JTAG/Boundary Scan hardware platform SCANFLEX®. The new module enables the test of peripheral networks in particular for shorts and open connections without powering up the UUT.
Torus Spectrometer Delivers High Throughput and Low Stray Light
Ocean Optics has launched a family of aberration-corrected holographic concave diffraction grating spectrometers that delivers low stray light, high throughput and excellent thermal stability for applications ranging from absorbance measurements of optically dense solutions to fluorescence measurements in solutions and powders. Torus is a compact Visible spectrometer (360-825 nm) with greater throughput and less stray light (~0.015% at 400 nm) than planar-grating and other miniature spectrometers.
In a case study competition, Rohde & Schwarz and VDE put the future of radiomonitoring in the hands of young engineers
Rohde & Schwarz will put inspired engineering students to the test on the subject of radiomonitoring. Increasing radio density and ever complexer radio transmission methods confront this field with huge challenges. For the eighth time, the company, together with the German Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE), is organizing its international case study competition. Under the banner of Keep pace with the future! The future of radiomonitoring is in your hands! participants will have to solve real-world tasks.
Network analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz use new method to measure group delay over long distances
Rohde & Schwarz has developed a unique method that accurately measures group delay and phase linearity on satellite links. With the new R&S ZVA-K10 software option, users can perform measurements using two network analyzers located at separate sites. In open-area tests, for example, the analyzers can bridge long distances between a transmitter and a receiver.
Rohde & Schwarz ensures secure ATC communications for the future with fully IP-based, scalable voice communications system
At ATC Global in Amsterdam, Rohde & Schwarz will present its first voice communications system for cockpit-tower communications. The fully IP-based R&S VCS-4G has an impressive technological edge: It enables the migration of ATC communications infrastructures to voice over IP. At the same time, this flexible system can be easily integrated into existing analog infrastructures.
Rohde & Schwarz and Nomor Research provide real-world, cost-efficient LTE base station receiver test solutions
Rohde & Schwarz and Nomor Research have collaborated on a cost-efficient, real-world solution for generating the uplink inter-cell interference signals required for testing LTE networks. Nomor Research's system-level simulation realistically reproduces this interference as experienced by a multi-cell LTE base station.
Rohde & Schwarz delivers the world's first RF test systems for acceptance testing of VAMOS-capable mobile devices
The R&S TS8950G and R&S TS8980S RF test systems from Rohde & Schwarz now allow conformance and precompliance testing for VAMOS. Using VAMOS, network operators can double the channel capacity of GSM base stations.
New small-footprint X-Y Cartesian micro-positioning system expands gantry range
Aerotech has released a new X-Y Cartesian gantry micro-positioning system as part of its ultra-high precision AGS series that features direct-drive brushless linear motors, non contact optical encoder feedback and linear motion guide bearings - complete with cable management and optional granite support bases and machine frames.
Tektronix - Full-Featured Waveform Monitor and Rasterizer for Content Creation, Post Production, and Broadcast
Tektronix today unveiled the compact WFM5200 waveform monitor and WVR5200 rasterizer to meet the needs of video content production, post production, and broadcast for affordable 3G-SDI monitoring capability that can be tailored to specific applications.