Test & Measurement
NI Introduces Sound and Vibration Tools for Interactive, Configurable Data Acquisition and Analysis
National Instruments has announced the NI Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite Version 6.0 and the newest 16-channel data acquisition module for sound and vibration, the NI PXI-4495. The Sound and Vibration Measurement Suite 6.0 is the most comprehensive National Instruments collection of analysis and signal processing tools for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH); machine condition monitoring (MCM); and audio test applications. It includes bot...
8 channel 25 MS/s A/D available as PCI and PCI Express
The German manufacturer Spectrum offers for the first time a fast multi channel data acquisition card for all current PC bus systems. The 9 different versions of the M2i.31xx series are available for the same price as either a PCI/PCI-X version or a PCI Express version.
TEM cells said to be ideal for calibrating field strength meters
The Engineering Division of Link Microtek has expanded its line-up of TEM cells with a range of models specifically designed for the testing or calibration of field strength meters, monitors or probes. Suitable for incorporating within an ATE system, the TEM cells feature an equipment support tray positioned at the correct height for measurement, a side access screened door to enable equipment to be placed inside the unit, and top and side ports ...
RF measurement facility reduces system development time for customers
Murata Europe has announced the opening of its SAW filter and resonator measurement facility in Milan, Italy. The measurement facility has a team of RF engineers to support designers at all stages of their RF projects in the 300, 400 and 800MHz ISM bands. The facility provides application notes, reference designs and testing services for customers’ own prototypes.
Vehicle serial bus analyser performs waveform measurement and protocol analysis
The Yokogawa SB5000 is a new oscilloscope-based serial bus analyser focused on in-vehicle serial bus protocols including FlexRay, CAN and LIN as well as providing UART, I2C and SPI trigger and analysis capabilities. The new instrument allows users to perform protocol analysis and physical layer waveform measurements simultaneously, offering the capability to debug and troubleshoot bus problems due to noise, signal quality, timing and data errors....
Aeroflex enhances conformance test systems for A-GPS location services
Aeroflex has announced that it is enhancing its 6103 and 6401 A-GPS conformance test systems for location-based services with support for the Open Mobile Alliance Secure User Plane (OMA SUPL) 1.0. The Aeroflex 6103 and 6401 provide A-GPS conformance test within GSM/E-GPRS and UMTS environments respectively. The relevant test cases have completed development and are being progressively submitted for approval at both the Global Certification Foru...
Multifunction protocol tester is USB 3.0 ready
The new Ellisys USB Explorer 260 (EX260), now available in the UK from Computer Solutions, is a multifunction test generator and protocol analyser for the automated compliance testing of USB systems, including the ability to handle the forthcoming USB 3.0 'super-speed' transfers at 5 Gbit/s. The EX260 can analyse any USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 connection, including OTG and IC-USB systems, emulate USB hosts and devices, inject pre-defined error patterns ...
DC current transducers for bipolar measurement of high DC currents
Complementing LEM’s range of products for advanced battery management applications, the DH family of DC current transducers offers precise measurement of bipolar currents up to 2000A. Measuring only 174 x 86 x 54.1 mm, these compact split-core transducers combine Hall-effect technology and signal conditioning in a single housing with a large rectangular sensing aperture for non-contact measurement (supporting up to 104 x 40 mm busbars or 40 m...
Wideband power sensor for radar and digital communications testing to 18 GHz
The new Rohde & Schwarz NRP-Z81 wideband power sensor is available from TTi. The NRP-Z81 operates from 50 MHz to 18 GHz and offers all the functionality of a conventional peak power meter and more within the small housing of a power sensor. It can be operated using the R&S NRP power meter base unit, or any Windows PC using the R&S NRP-Z3 or Z4 USB adaptors.
PCI Express series extended with 2-channel, 125 MS/s 8-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator
Strategic Test has announced the UF2e-6110 two-channel 125 MS/s 8-bit Arbitrary Waveform Generator (AWG) PCI Express card. With synchronous multi-channel capability, the AWG card is well suited for creating complex waveforms in applications that include I&Q signal generation, RADAR system development, communications testing, laser positioning, and HDTV signal generation.