Test and Measurement
MCL MT4100 broadband CW TWT lab amplifier newly available from Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
The new MCL MT4100 broadband power amplifier is the latest design from the field-proven MT4000 TWT family. This high power amplifier is ideal for use in radar, EMC, and EW testing, and wherever wideband applications are required. Advanced Test Equipment Rentals offers a model covering 2.5-7.5 GHz with an output power range up to 500W typical.
New test solutions to support development of next generation 40G/100G communications networks
Anritsu Corporation meets the demands of testing the technology for next generation communications networks as it introduces the new 56Gbit/s MUX/DEMUX modules to its MP1800 Signal Quality Analyzer.
Spirent Participates in EANTC's Carrier Ethernet Interoperability Test Event
Spirent Communications plc today announced its participation in the industry's foremost Carrier Ethernet Interoperability Test Event conducted by EANTC. The live demonstration, showcased during Carrier Ethernet World Congress (September 21 – 23) in Berlin, featured Spirent TestCenter validating the performance and interoperability of a multi-vendor Carrier Ethernet topology focused on three key areas: managed services, mobile backhaul and global interconnect.
Spirent Showcases New Developments in GPS/GNSS Testing at ION 2009
Spirent Communications plc today announced that it will demonstrate its new GPS modernization and multi-GNSS product range at ION GNSS 2009. For the first time ever, event attendees will have access to live demonstrations of Spirent's full range of GPS modernization and multi-GNSS simulators including the GSS8000 Multi-GNSS Simulator, GSS6700 Multi-GNSS Simulation System and GSS6300 Multi-GNSS Signal Generator.
LPC1300 evaluation with benchmarking of performance and power consumption
The LPC1313-Stick from Hitex is the brand new tool for evaluation of the ARM Cortex-M3 based LPC1300 controller family from NXP featuring a high level of integration and low power consumption.
GOEPEL electronic - JTAG/Boundary Scan Platforms integrated into Polar Instruments Flying Prober GRS500
GOEPEL electronic, leading vendor of JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions compliant with IEEE Std.1149.x, and Polar Instruments recently developed a next generation JTAG/Boundary Scan option for the Flying Prober series with an OEM cooperation. The solution is based on a full integration of the hardware architectures ScanBooster and SCANFLEX in combination with the JTAG/Boundary Scan system software CASCON GALAXY and also involves the probe of the Polar GRS500.
DSPCon Launches New Web Site
Coinciding with the release of its' newest data recorder, the DataFlex-515, earlier this year, DSPCon, Inc., a leading, global supplier of dynamic data acquisition, analysis, archiving and recording solutions for high-value military and aerospace applications, has revamped its web site, www.dspcon.com.
Keithley - RF Vector Signal Generator provides Industry’s best Combination of high Throughput and low Phase Noise
Keithley Instruments has upgraded its popular RF Vector Signal Generator line for RF engineers with new capabilities that reduce signal generation times and enhance signal quality. In contrast with competitive signal generators, which typically force users to choose between best signal quality and maximum test throughput, the Model 2920A's no-compromise design combines both capabilities in the same instrument.
Agilent Unveils Solutions for Microwave, RF, Wireless, Radar Test at 2009 European Microwave Conference
Agilent Technologies has announced it will show its newest test and measurement solutions in microwave, RF, wireless and radar for telecommunications, transportation and medical markets at the 2009 European Microwave Conference, Sept. 28- Oct. 2, in Rome, Italy. Agilent's booth is at the Nuova Fiera di Roma, Hall 9, stand no. 539. Featuring industry-leading performance and functionality, Agilent's test solutions enable R&D, design and manufacturing engineers, maintenance and service providers to develop and deliver innovative products in these competitive markets.
Agilent Adds Real-Time Signal Peak Detection and Analysis to 4G/s High-Speed PCIe Digitizer
Agilent Technologies has announced the availability of a Signal Peak Detection firmware-processing option for its recently introduced PCI Express (PCIe) high-speed digitizer with on-board FPGA. The peak detection and analysis firmware allows real-time acquisition and peak-detection up to 4GS/s. Agilent's high-speed data converter platform provides higher sampling rates, faster measurement throughput and even more flexibility to OEMs and many test and measurement engineers, while maintaining precision and cost effectiveness.
Agilent Technologies, Life Technologies Co-Market Target-Enrichment System for Next-Generation Sequencing
Agilent Technologies Inc. and Applied Biosystems, part of Life Technologies Corp., today introduced the Agilent SureSelect Target Enrichment System, which is optimized for the SOLiD(tm) System, a next-generation advanced genomic analysis sequencing platform. As part of the agreement, the companies are co-marketing the SureSelect system, which is a unique research tool for efficiently re-sequencing specific regions of interest in the genome. The tool saves researchers tremendous amounts of time and expense, often enabling them to conduct studies that would otherwise not be feasible.
Agilent Technologies Adds Human Exon Kit to Next-Generation-Sequencing Target Enrichment Portfolio
Agilent Technologies has chosen the Cambridge Health Institute's Next-Generation Sequencing Analysis conference today to introduce its SureSelect Human All Exon Kit for target enrichment prior to next-generation DNA sequencing.
OTDR for passive optical network testing
The new Yokogawa AQ7275 PON-OTDR is a passive optical network (PON) version of Yokogawa's highly successful AQ7275 portable optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR).
Aeroflex extends LTE measurement capabilities to its PXI platform
Aeroflex has announced it has added new LTE measurement capabilities to its flexible, modular PXI 3000 platform. This latest addition enables production test engineers to achieve faster time-to-volume for RF components and LTE user equipment. The new solution leverages itself on Aeroflex's track record in LTE testing for R&D and the proven yield and throughput benefits of the PXI 3000 Series platform in mobile handset manufacturing.
GL Announces Simplified VoIP Testing
GL Communications has announced the release of VoIP Testing Solution with VQuad- an easy, automated, or manual means to testing end to end VoIP performance. Speaking to media persons, Mr. Robert Bichefsky, senior manager said, Testing at the end-points of a VoIP network is a true reflection of the voice quality that an end user is actually experiencing.
dScope Series III is adopted by Harman/Becker as its standard audio analyzer
Prism Sound's dScope Series III has been adopted by Harman/Becker Automotive Systems as its new standard audio analyzer for all production testing at its factories in Europe, North America and China. As part of Harman International, Harman/Becker Automotive Systems designs and produces complete state-of-the-art infotainment systems and is a world leader in branded automotive audio systems, which combine world-class acoustics with high-value brand names.
HiFi manufacturer Tangent stakes its reputation on Prism Sound audio test equipment
Danish HiFi manufacturer Tangent has chosen Prism Sound's dScope Series III audio analyser as its test solution because it is not only powerful and accurate but also very portable and versatile. Tangent, originally established in the 1970s in the UK by a group of dedicated HiFi enthusiasts, re-launched the brand in 2005 as a Danish company. Tangent designs and engineers everything in Denmark and has a reputation for innovative design and for producing consistently high quality products that are highly recommended by reviewers. Its range includes loudspeakers, table radios, sub woofers, mini HiFi systems, HiFi separates and accessories.
NSG 5500 automotive transient immunity tests now available from Advanced Test Equipment Rentals
The compact and modular NSG 5500 system offers the generators necessary for tests with capacitive discharge pulsed interference as called for by ISO, SAE, DIN and JASO and others. The established test specifications for passenger cars together with standards for commercial vehicles are fully covered, as are the most company-specific standards from vehicle manufacturers.
National Instruments - NI TestStand ATML Toolkit for Automated Test Application Development
National Instruments today announced the NI TestStand ATML Toolkit to help engineers reduce development and maintenance time by expanding test system component interoperability and increasing test system documentation. The Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) is an IEEE standard consisting of XML document formats that describe different aspects of a test system.
Anritsu - Full Suite of LTE Base Station Measurements for Handheld Analyzers
Anritsu has introduced a comprehensive LTE base station measurement suite that allows field engineers and technicians to conduct tests necessary for the proper deployment, installation, and operation of LTE networks. The measurement suite is a set of optional measurement capabilities for Anritsu's industry leading MS272xB Spectrum Master, and MT8222A and MT8221B BTS Master handheld analyzers that includes tests for RF signal parameters, modulation quality, and Over-the-Air (OTA) scanning.
Anritsu Enhances DVB-T/H Digital Video Measurement Capability in Handheld Analyzers
Anritsu has announced enhanced DVB-T/H measurement capability for its industry leading MT8222A BTS Master and MS2721B Spectrum Master handheld products. The enhancements build off the measurement capability of the first version of DVB-T/H measurement capability by offering a more intuitive and streamlined graphical user interface (GUI), a minimum 40% measurement speed improvement and better compatibility of stored measured data.
Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Analyzer Designed for Easy Startup, Higher Throughput of Environmental Samples
Agilent Technologies has introduced the Semi-Volatile Organic Compound (SVoC) Analyzer, a complete, preconfigured tool for detecting and measuring SVoC in water and soil samples. Several new technologies are dramatically improving throughput for analyzing semi-volatiles in streams, lakes, wastewater and soil, said Denise Ibens, Agilent solutions business development manager. We've developed this new SVoC Analyzer to help labs access this new technology easily and quickly. The concept is to help labs reduce the cost of implementing new technologies, increase confidence in initial results, and reduce time to technical mastery.
Agilent Technologies - Accurate Transceiver Characterization Solution for 16x Fibre Channel
Agilent Technologies has announced the expansion of its J-BERT N4903B high-performance serial BERT for 16x Fibre Channel transceiver testing. Design and test engineers in communications, storage and computing, and consumer industries can now accurately characterize and test interoperability of next-generation serial interfaces operating between 150 Mb/s and 14.2 Gb/s. Agilent will demonstrate the J-BERT and the new 14G option at ECOC 2009, Sept. 21-23, in Vienna, Austria, Booth No. 666.
Agilent Technologies - High-Density Integrated Optical Multichannel Attenuators, Power Meters
Agilent Technologies has announced the addition of five new integrated optical multichannel attenuators and power meters to its high-density 77xx-family. The instruments are designed for testing optical transceiver modules and their subcomponents and for optical network integration tests. Agilent will demonstrate this new class of high-density, faceless optical instruments at ECOC 2009 Vienna, Austria, booth 666, Sept. 21-23.
Agilent Technologies Adds Bit Error Ratio Analysis Capabilities to Optical Modulation Analyzer
Agilent Technologies has announced it has added bit error ratio (BER) capabilities to its optical modulation analyzer. Agilent will demonstrate the new BER test feature on a polarization multiplexed signal at ECOC 2009 Vienna, Austria, booth 666, Sept. 21-23.
Agilent Opens Digital Test Centre for Computer, Consumer-Electronics Manufacturers
Agilent Technologies has announced the opening of its Digital Test Center at the company's headquarters. The center allows customers to learn about the technologies and challenges of digital test and conduct on-site testing of their devices to meet the digital interfacing standards of today and tomorrow.
Agilent Technologies Broadens SAS, SATA Test Portfolio through Partnership with SerialTek
Agilent and SerialTek today announced that Agilent has become the exclusive worldwide distribution channel for all SerialTek products. This expands Agilent's test solution portfolio for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). The portfolio now includes SerialTek's line of BusXpert SAS/SATA protocol analyzers covering link speeds from 1.5 Gb/s to the new 6 Gb/s specifications.
Aeroflex wins $40.5 million U.S. Marine Corps contract for radio test systems; Announces new Configurable Automated Test Set platform
The U.S. Department of Defense announced late last month that Aeroflex won a five-year, $40.5 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps to supply Ground Radio Maintenance Automatic Test Systems (GRMATS). For this contract Aeroflex will supply its newly developed test platform, the 7200 Configurable Automated Test Set (CATS). The 7200 is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) platform for testing software-defined radios, including military tactical radios and other high technology devices.
Keithley to Show Award-Winning Innovations in RF/Wireless Test at EuMW
Keithley Instruments will be showcasing its expertise in RF/Wireless test at European Microwave Week (EuMW), Stand #327C. EuMW takes place in Rome, Italy, from September 28 – October 1, 2009.
ADLINK Technology Expands High-Resolution Digitizer Product Line
ADLINK Technology has announced the release of an expansion to its digitizer product line with the introduction of three new PCI digitizers, the PCI-98x6 series. The PCI-9816, PCI-9826 and PCI-9846 4-channel, 16-bit high-resolution digitizers offer sampling rates of 10 MS/s, 20 MS/s, and 40 MS/s respectively, complete the ADLINK 98x6 family of digitizers, following the introduction of the their PXI-based PXI-98x6 digitizers in February.
Compact LeCroy bench oscilloscopes from Alpha Electronics
Alpha Electronics, nationwide distributor of handheld and portable electrical and electronic test equipment, offers a range of LeCroy digital oscilloscopes direct from stock. Designed for bench use, but compact and readily portable, the LeCroy oscilloscopes are available in models ranging from entry-level to high-end, with very clear, bright colour screens and excellent long-term memories. Alpha Electronics has the technically qualified personnel to provide advice to its customers on the best product for their needs.
TMD to highlight TWT amplifiers at EMCUK exhibition
TMD Technologies will be highlighting its range of TWT amplifiers for EMC applications at the EMCUK exhibition and conference in October this year. These compact, lightweight, broadband products, made in the UK, benefit from TMD's leading expertise in high power military radar amplifiers.
Tektronix Delivers Network Monitoring Solutions to Ensure Superior Video Quality of Service
Tektronix has announced the new VQNet Video Service Assurance Manager and IPM400A network probe, designed to help cable, telco and broadcast operators to proactively detect and resolve customer impacting problems across their IP networks. Tektronix also announced a DVB-S2 interface for its MTM400A Transport Stream Monitor.
Bizerba decides for JTAG/Boundary Scan Platform SCANFLEX for Integration into Agilent In-Circuit Tester
GOEPEL electronic has been selected by Bizerba to provide a SCANFLEX Boundary Scan option for the Agilent 3070 In-Circuit Tester (ICT). The integration solution is based on the PCI Boundary Scan controller SFX/PCI1149-B combined with the specific SCANFLEX TAP Transceiver SFX-TAP4/3070-PIC, enabling the execution of complex Boundary Scan tests, high-speed in-system programming (ISP) of MCU and Flash components, VarioTAP emulations tests as well as PLD programming controlled by the ICT.
Webinar Explores MIMO Channel Sounding in RF Testing Using Channel Emulation
Keithley Instruments will broadcast a free webinar titled "Understanding MIMO Channel Sounding" on Thursday, September 24, 2009. This one-hour web-based seminar will introduce the topic of MIMO channel sounding as it relates to characterizing a real-world MIMO wireless channel, which can be used in RF testing of a device by applying channel emulation. To register for this event, visit http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=161538&s=1&k=36EA7DA283CEA8332DE1D73E097C5B19
Spirent Introduces New 40/100G Ethernet Test System
Spirent Communications plc, the global provider of network, services and device testing solutions, today introduced the Spirent TestCenter HyperMetrics 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet test module. Designed to test the performance and scalability of 40/100G Ethernet systems and services, the new module goes beyond test port density to focus on application realism, accuracy and performance per port, reducing operational expenses and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Spirent Claims First 10G Ethernet Service Assurance Solution
In an effort to not only help carriers pre-qualify new 10 Gigabit Ethernet services but also ensure their networks perform reliably once launched, Spirent Communications plc, today introduced, Spirent QoS Scope 7500, the industry's first 10G Ethernet service assurance solution for testing service performance in live networks. Already deployed by three of the largest service providers in the United States, the QoS Scope validates the performance of complex 10G and 1G Ethernet services such as business Ethernet and wireless backhaul.
Spirent Introduces Local Loop and FTTN Test Modules on Tech-X Flex
Spirent Communications plc has announced the addition of copper and DSL modules for its market leading Spirent Tech-X Flex. The new wideband copper and ADSL / VDSL2 modules extend the reach of Spirent Tech-X Flex to the last mile providing a solution that enables service providers to confidently roll out new services with fewer quality issues and complaints.
Agilent's Handheld Network Monitor Enables Quick Network Verification, Complements Leading Drive Test Platform
Agilent has introduced a handheld network monitor that complements Agilent's proven drive test platform and significantly expedites wireless network verification. The tool enables test engineers to quickly determine whether a network is working, which base stations are transmitting, and the base-station configuration. It also allows users to take other operational measurements that do not require the laptop, phones and measurement receivers associated with Agilent's more comprehensive solution. If the new monitor detects operational issues, the information can then be transferred to Agilent's comprehensive drive test tool for complete analysis and troubleshooting.
Yokogawa to feature latest generation of optical test instruments at ECOC 2009
At ECOC 2009, Yokogawa Europe is featuring its range of test & measurement instruments for the optical communications sector, including a number of new developments. The rapid spread of high-speed optical networks has caused a dramatic increase in network traffic, resulting in 10 Gbit/s transmissions being used in metro and access networks as well as backbone networks. This growth has led to increased demands on manufacturers of communications equipment and devices, who need efficient and cost-effective test systems to boost their productivity and minimise costs.