Test and Measurement
Ultrasonic Wind Sensors Displayed at AMS 2010
Gill Instruments Ltd, a leader in ultrasonic wind measurement technology, will exhibit their extensive product range at the AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, USA on 17 – 21 January 2010. The product range on display will include Gill's popular 2-axis and 3-axis ultrasonic anemometers and weather station, with a live demonstration of the low-cost WindSonic anemometer.
Tektronix Named Finalist for Best in Test 2010 Awards
Tektronix announced that its MSO70000 mixed signal oscilloscope was selected by the editors of Test & Measurement World magazine for its Best in Test 2010 industry awards. The MSO70000 mixed signal oscilloscope is one of 6 products receiving the nomination in the oscilloscope category putting it in the running for 2010 Test Product of the Year. The awards honor products that have brought significant technological advancement to the test industry.
GL Releases Enhanced Voice-Band Analyzer
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of enhanced Voice-Band Analyzer (VBA) - An analysis tool for monitoring voice band traffic over VoIP, TDM, and Wireless networks. Speaking to press, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager said, Voice-Band Analyzer (VBA) is an analysis tool for monitoring voice band traffic over VoIP, TDM, and Wireless networks. It can host a variety of analysis algorithms. Built-in algorithms include ITU-T P.56 Active Voice Level analysis, Line Echo (Hybrid) analysis, Acoustic Echo analysis, and Traffic Classifier. He added, Other analysis modules such as ITU-T P.561, P.562, and P.563 can be hosted as plug-ins.
LG Electronics Demonstrated LTE USB Modem Performance Using Anritsu LTE Instruments
Anritsu Corporation announced that the Anritsu MD8430A LTE Signaling Tester and MX786201A Rapid Test Designer (RTD) software has been selected by LG Electronics (LG) as a primary test solution for device development, integration, and performance testing.
Strengthened Measurement Solution for Active Optical Devices
Anritsu Corporation announces the launch of its new high-speed, easy-to-use, MS9740A Optical Spectrum Analyzer the perfect measurement solution for higher productivity on active optical device manufacturing lines.The MS9740A is designed to measure the output characteristics of active optical devices used in optical communications systems. It features the high speeds required by makers of active optical devices used in optical communications, such as optical transceivers and EDFAs, reducing the time from waveform sweeping to analysis and saving of results files to an external PC controller to less than 0.2 s, or 80% faster than previous conventional instruments. Moreover, the simple measurement procedure is based on a built-in menu for seven types of active optical devices. All the key measurements required for manufacturing evaluations, including optical center wavelength, level, OSNR (Optical Signal to Noise Ratio) are measured as a batch simply by selecting the target device from the
Spirent Introduces A-GLONASS Test Solution for Mobile Devices
Spirent Communications plc today introduced the industry's first solution to test Assisted GLONASS capability on UMTS mobile devices and chipsets. Supported on Spirent's 8100 UMTS Location Technology Solution, the new A-GLONASS testing capability gives early adopters of A-GLONASS a competitive edge by enabling the delivery of better-performing devices and improved user experiences.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Factory-Tested Analyzers for Greenhouse Gases
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the availability of two Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Analyzers for simultaneous analysis of methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and nitrous oxide (N2O) in air samples. The analyzers also can be used for soil gas analysis or plant breathing studies, where the samples contain CH4, N2O, and CO2. Both analyzers easily can be expanded to determine sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
Molex announces updated Brad NetAlytix v2 Software for its eNetMeter Diagnostic Solution
Molex Incorporated introduced updated Brad NetAlytix v2 software to make it easier to quickly access DeviceNet signal issues, as measured using eNetMeter DN. NetAlytix PC-based software has always provided an easy-to-use graphical display of network data, but version 2 is enhanced to provide a tree display for all network nodes being monitored by eNetMeter DN for faster access to data for a specific MAC ID. Nodes are colour-coded to depict their status. For example, green signals to users that everything is working properly, while yellow signals a warning and red indicates an error.
TRaC Reaches Milestone in Worldwide Approval
TRaC has reached a major milestone, by now providing a turn-key test approvals management service for accessing over 150 countries. The process of gaining test approvals for worldwide markets is complex; every region requires its own unique demonstration of compliance, making a 'one certificate fits all' approach impossible.
USB based TAP from New Forest Electronics
New Forest Electronics has introduced a new portable USB based unit into its range of TAPs (Test Access Points), interface devices that allow diagnostic access to computer networks without breaking the circuit.
Portable Optical Power Meter Series with Long Wavelength (LW) Probe
GAO Fiber Optics launched its upgraded, highly accurate optical power meter series . with a LW probe and a thin film switch. Utilizing a single-chip microcontroller, this versatile optical power meter series is widely used in the construction, maintenance and measurement of fiber optic cables and optical fiber sensors. The handheld, durable design and simple operation make it suitable for on-the-spot measurements in the field.
Agilent Technologies Announces Significant Performance Enhancements to its PXB Baseband Generator and Channel Emulator
Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a series of enhancements to its N5106A PXB baseband generator and channel emulator designed to expand its use across the R&D lifecycle -- from design, integration and verification to pre-conformance. With these enhancements, the PXB now offers multi-channel baseband generation (BBG), real-time fading, and signal capture in a single, multi-purpose instrument. The new functionality makes it ideal for engineers working on product development as well as conducting advanced research.
Agilent Technologies Introduces an Advanced RF GPS Simulator
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces GPS receiver verification software for its PXB baseband generator and channel emulator platform. The new Agilent N7609B Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems software is the only 12-satellite, 24-channel signal simulator built on a high-performance, general-purpose signal generator.
Yokogawa Europe and Hitec Power Protection collaborate to provide high-current power measurements
Yokogawa Europe has teamed up with Hitec Power Protection of Almelo, The Netherlands, to develop a range of high-current power measurement solutions combining Yokogawa's family of precision power analysers with Hitec's Zero-flux(TM) range of DC current-transformer based sensors.
Boundary Scan Platform from GOEPEL electronic
GOEPEL electronic, vendor of JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions, introduced BAC 9305-RS422/485, another Bus Access Cables (BAC) as a new member of the industry leading JTAG/Boundary Scan hardware platform SCANFLEX.
LeCroy First to Ship PCI Express 3.0 Protocol Analyzer
LeCroy Corporation, a leading supplier of serial data test solutions, today announced the first shipments of PCI Express 3.0 Protocol Analyzers in the protocol test equipment industry. The new Summit T3-16 is LeCroy's fifth generation of protocol analyzers targeted at high speed PCI Express I/O-based applications. The LeCroy Summit T3-16 captures, decodes and analyzes PCI Express bus traffic at data rates up to 8 GT/s per lane on bus widths up to 16 lane, with an effective data transfer rate of 2X the previous PCIe 2.0 specification (5 GT/s).
Singapore Laboratory Achieves ISO 17025 Certification from A2LA
Teseq Singapore has announced that its Calibration Laboratory has attained accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) as of 7th December 2009. This includes accreditation to ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and admission to the ILAC International Mutual Recognition Agreement.
Buckeye CableSystem Selects Spirent’s In-Home MoCA Testing Solution
Spirent Communications today announced that Buckeye CableSystem, a regional cable operator servicing northern Ohio and southeast Michigan, selected Spirent's Tech-X Flex for testing its Multimedia over Coaxial (MoCA) in-home networks and DVR sharing application. Spirent's market leading in-home tester allows Buckeye to establish and retain customer loyalty while increasing revenue potential by isolating and drilling down to the root causes of MoCA-related service calls.
Agilent Technologies Extends Leadership in LTE Test Capability with PXA Signal Analyzer
Agilent Technologies has announced an LTE test solution that combines the market-leading Agilent 89600 VSA LTE FDD and LTE TDD analysis software with the highest-performance member of the Agilent X-Series, the Agilent N9030A PXA signal analyzer.
Agilent Technologies, Derby Associates Announce Pact to Offer Derby Web-based Quality Management Tool with Agilent Medalist i3070 In-Circuit Testers
Agilent Technologies and Derby Associates International Inc., a leader in Web-based decision support and data collection solutions, announced the signing of a joint marketing agreement that allows Agilent to offer a new Medalist i3070and 3070 in-circuit tester-based quality tool called Web-Push Button Quality (Web-PBQ) to its customers. Web-PBQ, a flexible and scalable solution, is based on Derby's Web-native technology
New HSPA+ and LTE test services now available at 7 layers
The USA entity of the global 7 layers group is the first accredited laboratory in North America offering both HSPA+ and LTE test services. 7 layers has selected test equipment vendor Rohde & Schwarz to upgrade its laboratory.
High Performance Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer
GAO Fiber Optics, a leading supplier of fiber optic equipment, launched its upgraded, highly accurate Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) which is intended for engineers and technicians to measure unit, connection or transmission loss and to locate faults and breaks in optical fibers. The mini-OTDR is commonly used in the manufacture, construction and maintenance of optical networks.
Agilent Announces Windows® 7 Support for Acqiris Digitizer Products
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced Acqiris Software Release 4.0, including support for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, for its Acqiris Digitizer Products. The software is available today on CD-ROM, or online at www.agilent.com/find/acqiris-software-cd-rom after Dec. 18, 2009.
Agilent Technologies' Stereo Viewer with NVIDIA 3D Vision Technology Brings James Clerk Maxwell's Famous Equations to Life
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced a stereo 3D viewer capability for the Momentum G2 Element and FEM Element electromagnetic (EM) simulators in its Advanced Design System (ADS) EDA platform. The new stereo 3D viewer leverages NVIDIA Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA's unique 3D Vision quad buffered stereo technology, originally designed for immersive mechanical design, digital content creation and video games, to render electric and magnetic fields and currents for scientists and engineers in crisp, vivid, high-resolution 3D.
Agilent Technologies' One-Vendor Drive Test Solution Combines Comprehensive Data Capture with High-Value Analysis
Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the low-cost, robust-featured E6474A-910 Analysis Solution for analyzing cellular interface data captured by Agilent's Drive Test Wireless Network Optimization platform. In collaboration with Qualitest Technologies, Inc., Agilent now offers an Agilent-branded version of QualiTest's proven Gladiator system, enabling customers to obtain a complete data-collection and analysis solution from a single vendor.
Agilent Technologies' New Triple Quadrupole GC/MS Offers Greater Precision, Selectivity and Sensitivity
Agilent Technologies, Inc. today introduced the 7000B Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS/MS), delivering high confidence in ultra-trace level results, while shortening analysis times for target compounds in complex samples.
Portable Measuring System For Movement Of Structures
Inertial Aerosystems have introduced a new, low cost, solution to monitoring and measuring movement of multiple structures / machinery. The system consists of a portable tiltmeter (Model 800P) and a hand held, battery powered, readout module (Model 870). Manufactured by U.S. based Applied Geomechanics, the 800P has no moving parts, so needs no maintenance and virtually no calibration.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Flash Programming on its Medalist In-Circuit Test Platform
Agilent Technologies has introduced flash programming capabilities on its industry-leading Medalist i3070 Series 5 in-circuit test (ICT) utility card platform. This new high-performance, in-system programming (ISP) capability reduces cost of test while enabling fast and flexible code and design changes.
Three-Phase Power Quality Analyzer available for immediate rental from Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
The AEMC 3945 PowerPad captures, measures and records the waveforms, harmonics and transients produced by an electrical system. For troubleshooting purposes, this instrument displays volts, amps and harmonic content in real time and takes pictures to document and analyze. The full color display allows one to view and analyze each signal clearly and easily. Its high speed sample rate, at 256 samples per cycle, provides excellent reliability in reproducing waveforms and capturing transients that happen as fast as 62.5µs.
BSI declares the 7 layers AG to the first certified test laboratory for BOS digital radio network
The German Federal Agency for Digital Radio and Security Authorities and Organizations (Bundesanstalt für den Digitalfunk der Behörden und Organisationen mit Sicherheitsaufgaben, short BDBOS) is currently setting up a digital radio network, which shall be used by all police forces, rescue services, fire brigades etc. within the Federal Republic of Germany. Some of the Federal States have already started using this new technology in real life.
National Instruments Enhances Digital Audio Test Capabilities
National Instruments today announced new high-performance software and hardware additions to the NI AudioMASTER suite. The comprehensive set of analog and digital audio validation and production test software and hardware deliver an exhaustive automated test solution with a performance level previously found only in high-end audio analyzers. The latest software addition, AudioMASTER 6.1, combined with an NI 7813R reconfigurable I/O device and the new NI CB-2181 digital audio I/O accessory, gives users an easy-to-use, software-defined test solution to generate and analyze SPDIF digital audio for testing consumer and professional audio devices.
Anritsu Introduces Microwave USB Power Sensor With Coverage up to 26 GHz Over 60 dB Dynamic Range
Anritsu has introduces the MA24126A Microwave USB Power Sensor that can make highly accurate power measurements from 10 MHz to 26 GHz over 60 dB of dynamic range. The sensor employs a "dual path" architecture that provides True-RMS measurements over a broad frequency range and a dynamic range of 0.1 µW to 100 mW (-40 dBm to +20 dBm), allowing engineers and field technicians to conduct average power measurements on CW, multi-tone, and digitally modulated signals used in all major cellular and microwave point-to-point (P2P) bands, as well as aerospace and defense applications.
Optical spectrum analyser for measurements on LEDs and laser light sources
The Yokogawa AQ6373 is an optical spectrum analyser designed to carry out measurements over the wavelength range from 350 to 1200 nm, including the visible light spectrum from 380 to 780 nm. In addition to its world-class optical performance in areas such as resolution, accuracy, sensitivity, measurement speed and dynamic range, the AQ6373 features a colour analysis function which makes it ideally suited to measurements on LEDs and laser light sources.
Agilent Claims Breakthrough Chipset for Next-Generation, High-Bandwidth, Real-Time Oscilloscopes
Agilent Technologies claims a breakthrough functionality in next-generation, high-bandwidth oscilloscopes with the successful turn-on of a front-end chipset that uses indium phosphide (InP) technology. The new chipset will enable the company to deliver oscilloscopes in the first half of 2010 that offer true analog bandwidths greater than 16 GHz.
Tektronix Enhances DDR Test and Validation Portfolio with Two New Additions
Tektronix has announced enhancements and upgrades to its market-leading DDR test and validation portfolio. New interposers being introduced for the Tektronix TLA7000 Series Logic Analyzers provide engineers with bus capture and analysis for the latest DDR3-1867 standard.
Verigy’s V93000 Port Scale RF Test System Installed in Production Lines for 4G LTE Wireless Communication Chips
As the market for fourth-generation (4G) wireless communications continues to emerge, semiconductor test equipment company Verigy has installed its V93000 Port Scale RF tester in production lines for next-generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband data and telephony chips.
Honeywell and National Instruments Collaborate on Easily Configurable Test and Measurement Systems
Honeywell and National Instruments today announced their collaboration on test and measurement systems that offer plug-and-play compatibility between Honeywell sensors and National Instruments data acquisition instrumentation.
Napatech Brings Intelligence To Network Monitoring
Napatech today announced the availability of unique features that provide visibility into tunnels for network monitoring and analysis of value-added services running over IP, such as VOIP, VPN and mobile data. Napatech's network adapters have the unique capability to intelligently distribute 10Gbps flows in real-time to up to 32 CPU cores based on Ethernet, IP, MPLS, layer 4 and now GTP, GRE and SCTP tunnel information.
GL Releases Ultimate Diagnostic Tool for Telecom Networks
GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of a new application Call Data Record – an ultimate diagnostic tool for telecom networks. Addressing a press conference Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the company said, "CDR provides comprehensive information on each and every call occurring on T1 E1 lines, including: voice capture for both directions, complete signaling information for each direction for CAS, ISDN, MFC-R2, SS7, all alarms and errors occurring during the call including BPV, Frame Errors, CRC errors, Loss Of Sync, and more".
Agilent Technologies Introduces Universal Testing Machine for Nanomechanical Characterization at 2009 Materials Research Society Meeting
Agilent Technologies Inc today introduced an easy-to-use, enhanced-performance universal testing machine that offers highly accurate nanomechanical characterization capabilities. The Agilent T150 UTM lets researchers investigate dynamic properties of compliant fibers via the largest dynamic range and best resolution on the market -- five orders of magnitude of storage and loss modulus.