Test & Measurement

Keysight, Farnell discuss mid-range scopes in podcast

29th September 2021
Mick Elliott

The fourth episode in Farnell’s global podcast series, The Innovation Experts, features test and measurement instrument manufacturer Keysight Technologies.

The podcast series investigates how test and measurement equipment supports innovation and new product development across a wide variety of real-world applications.

Each episode in the series will provide valuable insights for buyers, engineers, and other industry professionals wanting to stay up to date with the latest trends, challenges, products, tools and applications.

This brand new episode provides a buyer’s guide to test and measurement equipment and focus on what functions and features really matter when purchasing test equipment today.

Mike Hoffman, Product Manager for Keysight Technology’s mid-level range of oscilloscopes joins Cliff Ortmeyer (pictured), Farnell’s Global Head of Technical Marketing and Solutions Development, to provide practical tips to help buyers differentiate between low-cost and high-end instruments.

Using Keysight’s wide range of products for reference, Mike discusses how test equipment is evolving to support customers’ cutting-edge technology requirements now and in the future.

James McGregor, Global Head of Test & Tools at Farnell, said: “We place great importance on supporting the customer at every stage of their process and that begins with product selection. Knowing exactly which functions and features your test product needs is essential to making the right decision and, in the fourth episode of our new podcast series, Keysight help us layout how best to approach the buying process. This ‘buyer’s guide’ episode provides a very useful review of features and performance allowing engineers to specify the right equipment to meet their product design and test needs.”

With new episodes released every few weeks, The Innovation Experts podcast covers how test and measurement equipment enables innovation at tiny start-ups right through to large blue-chip organisations. All previous podcast episodes are available now on Farnell’s new Technical Resources Hub including:

  • Episode 1: Test equipment drives hybrid working and remote learning – The debut episode of the series focuses on how Pico Technology’s PC-based oscilloscopes and RF testing products have enabled hybrid working and new ways of remote learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Mike Purday, Business Development Manager from Pico Technology, discusses the capabilities and impact of using low-cost PC-based scopes through to high-performance products for a range of innovative – and unexpected – applications, from tattoo removal to monitoring the temperature of penguin eggs.
  • Episode 2: Fast-tracking innovation: Emerging trends and techniques – As Tektronix and Keithley celebrate their 75th anniversary, the second episode ofThe Innovation Experts podcastprovides a brief historical perspective about how both companies have helped drive innovation in some of the world’s leading industries. Brad Odhner, Technical Marketing Manager for Tektronix and Keithley talks about how test and measurement equipment isaccelerating innovation by helping engineers overcome present and future challenges.
  • Episode 3: The design of innovative tools and equipment for battery design and testing – Hioki discuss this cutting-edge technology and explain how it is used to measure the efficiency of electric cars and other critical applications. Kai Scharrmann, Engineer and Business Development Manager at Hioki will talk about the trends and challenges to be found in battery technology and testing.

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