Test & Measurement
At your service: Keysight unveils T&M support scheme
KeysightCare is a service model launched by Keysight Technologies that offers design and test engineers dedicated, proactive support for instruments, software, and solutions. Not maintaining equipment can lead to costly errors that delay product development and put a customer’s potential market advantages at risk.
Smart water metering market to exceed $3bn by 2024
Adequate measures toward monitoring Non-Revenue Water (NRW) coupled with effective mapping of water resources will boost the smart water metering market. Increasing efforts to improve the efficiency of water networks and adequate addressing of unbilled water consumption will further enhance the business landscape.
Automatic DF antenna sharpens signal detection precision
Engineers at Narda Safety Test Solutions have successfully developed an automatic direction-finding antenna (ADFA) that delivers stable results extremely quickly. Highly insensitive to reflections, it precisely and reliably determines the direction of a detected signal.
Photomask measurement tool increases throughput
A tool that measures fine pattern dimensions on photomasks with higher precision and stability has been launched by Advantest. The E 3650 MASK MVM-SEM (Multi Vision Metrology Scanning Electron Microscope) uses the company’s proprietary technology.
Software release simplifies time-consuming test tasks
A new release of LabVIEW NXG has been unveiled by NI. It simplifies time-consuming tasks in automated test and automated measurement applications, from setting up and configuring systems to developing test and measurement code and creating web-ready applications. These enhancements should help engineers meet challenging time-to-market requirements.
Test platform gets thumbs up for medical software
VectorCAST, a test automation platform from Vector, has been certified according to IEC 62304:2015 for medical software engineering. TÜV SÜD confirms that the development was performed in accordance with the life cycle processes for medical device software.
Ultra-wideband channel sounder moves beyond 5G
NTT DOCOMO and Rohde & Schwarz have joined forces set up what is said to be the world's first ultra-wideband channel sounder for mobile communications exceeding 100GHz. They conducted radio wave propagation experiments at frequencies up to 150GHz.
Memory tester meets 5G chip needs
The T5851 STM16G memory tester from Advantest is for evaluating high-speed protocol NAND flash memories including UFS3.0 universal flash storage and PCIe Gen 4 NVMe solid-state drives (SSD), both of which are expected to be in high demand for the LTE 5G communications market.
Parallel testing of automotive products for faster time to market
Automotive electronics testing is one of the most exacting of all test and qualification protocols before production release because of the safety and liability considerations. The AEC Q100 revisions, ZVEI and its French equivalent SIA for accelerated environment stress tests not only list the time or number of cycles that batches of samples have to be tested for, but ISO26262 also defines the set of mission profiles per product application in th...
Integration aids debugging on embedded applications
QA Systems Cantata now supports Lauterbach’s TRACE32 Debugger. This integration will facilitate the full automation of testing practices such as verification, code coverage and traceability for debugging compiled code on embedded applications.