Test & Measurement
Analogue inductive sensors now available in C8 format
Contrinex has introduced a C8 format version of its popular high performance, low cost, analogue, inductive sensors that have an extremely long sensing distance and many advantages over digital sensors.
Lab Quality, Handheld RF Power Meter
Keithley Instruments has announced the release of the Model 3500 Portable RF Power Meter, the first lab-quality, handheld RF power meter on the market. Designed to make RF power measurements in both field and R&D lab environments, the compact Model 3500 provides the accuracy of a benchtop RF power meter with the convenience of a portable instrument at half the cost of competing products.
3-phase power quality analysers offer high accuracy
Carlo Gavazzi has introduced a range of three-phase power quality analysers offering the highest class of accuracy, available as either standalone instruments - model WM5 96 - with a backlit liquid crystal display, or the PQT H transducer version. These new utility-grade analysers are powered by ARM RISC processors, which significantly speeds up signal processing and data communication compared with existing instruments.
Keithley's Metrology Services gets ISO 17025 Accreditation
Keithley Instruments has announcesd that its Metrology Services Group is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the single most important metrology standard for test and measurement, by the A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). This latest accreditation expands the list of Keithley certifications by industry-recognized standards for quality such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
8 channel 3 MS/s 16-bit A/D Digitizer cards for PC’s
Strategic Test Corp has released twelve new Digitizer cards in its UF2-4600 series. Using multiple 16-bit ADC’s for true simultaneous sampling, the cards are available with a choice of maximum sampling rates from 200 kS/s to 3 MS/s and 2, 4 or 8 channel configurations - enabling the user to select the most cost-effective solution.
Software update for Aeroflex's 2975 radio test set
Aeroflex has announced the availability of a new version of software for the 2975 Project 25 Radio Test Set. Software Release 1.9.2 delivers new test features designed to provide additional test data for P25 radios.
6 GHz Active Differential Probe Provides Excellent Signal Fidelity and Connectivity
Tektronix has announced the extension of the Z-Active family of differential probes with the immediate availability of its 6 GHz P7360 Active Differential Probe. This is a continuation of the Z-Active architecture that enhances usability, connectivity, and cost-effectiveness across a broad range of applications and will be useful for digital design engineers working with high speed signals and serial data at rates from 1.5 Gb/s to 3.125 Gb/s.
Tektronix Oscilloscopes Improved
Tektronix, Inc has announced the availability of the TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series of digital storage oscilloscopes. With up to 200 MHz bandwidth, 2 GS/s maximum sample rate per channel, USB flash and device ports, and the industry’s first lifetime warranty, the 2- and 4-channel TDS1000B and TDS2000B Series oscilloscopes are designed to simplify configuration, testing and documentation for design and test engineers and are said to offer unprec...
NI's latest RF Analyser Introduces Data Streaming for RF and Communications Applications
National Instruments has announced three new products that extend high-speed data acquisition and data streaming into RF and communications applications. With the new RF vector signal analyser and two new IF digitisers that include advanced FPGA-based signal processing, engineers can continuously stream high-bandwidth RF data across high-speed buses, such as PCI and PXI, directly to a PC for processing and analysis.
Battery-life testing capability for TETRA radios from Aeroflex
Aeroflex has announced the availability of its new TETRA Energy Economy Mode (EEM) option for the popular Aeroflex 3900 Series of analog and digital radio test sets. The new TETRA EEM option enables more flexible battery-life testing for developers, operators and users of TETRA hand-held mobile radios who need to prove their design and quantify or qualify battery-life performance claims.