Test & Measurement
National Instruments Brings Engineers from CAD to Motion in Minutes
National Instruments has released NI Motion Assistant 2.0, the latest version of the interactive software for prototyping single- and multi-axis motion control systems. Machine builders and OEMs can use the new NI Motion Assistant 2.0 to import motion profiles from CAD and drafting programs using the popular DXF file format.
LeCroy Introduces New Oscilloscope Based Vehicle Bus Analyzer
LeCroy is launching two new Vehicle Bus Analyzers (VBA) ?,the first conventional oscilloscope that “speaks the engineer’s language” by decoding CAN serial data into Symbolic (application layer) text.
Aeroflex announces new style shortform catalogue
Aeroflex has announced the immediate availability of its new Shortform Catalogue that includes the company’s complete spectrum of test and measurement solutions and systems. This new condensed version catalogue of the varied Aeroflex product range enables the reader to quickly locate and obtain a top-level review of the required product. For those that require further and more in-depth information on a particular product, this can be researche...
National Instruments Releases ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit 2.0
National Instruments has released the ECU Measurement and Calibration Toolkit 2.0, extending the National Instruments LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI and Microsoft Visual C/C++ development environments to support measurement and calibration applications for designing and validating automotive electronic control units (ECUs).
Shimadzu equipment for RoHS validation of components
Lambda UK, manufacturer of power supplies, has been using instruments from Shimadzu to test components for compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) directives, which came into effect at the beginning of July 2006.
Aeroflex adds Dual Vacuum Control capability to 5220 Power Manufacturing Defects Analyser
Aeroflex has announced that a Dual Vacuum Control capability has been added to its 5220 Power Manufacturing Defects Analyser. This new capability allows dual well vacuum test fixtures to be directly controlled by the test system. Full backwards compatibility is maintained with existing test programs and fixtures.
Eight-channel digitiser is lowest price-per-channel high-speed data acquisition product in its class
National Instruments has announced the NI PXI-5105 eight-channel digitiser, the lowest price-per-channel high-speed data acquisition product in its class, which offers a cost-effective alternative to systems that use multiplexed A/D converters or switches to increase channel count.
Dual-range, non-intrusive current sensors
LEM has introduced a series of dual-range, automotive-qualified sensors for accurate, wide-range current measurements in vehicle battery monitoring applications. The 25 models in the DHAB range are said to be the first in the industry to offer non-intrusive, galvanically-isolated solutions in this application.
SCOPE SETS A NEW STANDARD – IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE WITHOUT THE PRICE TAG
The GDS 2000 series of digital storage oscilloscopes, just launched by GW Instek, is destined to become the new benchmark for mid-range, general-purpose DSOs. Offering 1GS/s sampling rate, 25k point memory, USB support, TFT liquid crystal display, battery power operation and easy to use software, this range of six instruments delivers impressive performance at highly competitive prices.
Non-contact rotary position sensor looks great value for money
The SV21 series of rotary position sensors from Murata is said to represent a breakthrough in the price/performance barrier for these increasingly popular ‘non-contact’ devices. To date, they have been significantly more expensive than traditional contact types, but with the SV21 series, Murata delivers a low cost non-contact sensor without compromising on performance or reliability.