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The Test and Measurement World announced winners of the prestigious Best in Test competition. Finalists included: Agilent Technologies, Tektronix, National Instruments and many others. The Best in Test Awards winner in Power Supply category are AKTAKOM APS-73xxL Series Power Supplies. APS-73xxL Power Supplies are also chosen as the Test Product of the Year.
Recently Tronex has developed a special hand tool for separating small, thin printed circuit boards from larger panels by breaking the panel along a series of Mouse Bites. Mouse Bites are a line of holes in a PCB board functioning much like the lines of holes used on an array of postage stamps.
There is a new addition to AKTAKOMs handheld Oscilloscopes-DMMs, a new device series. Two new AKTAKOM dual channel models include: ADS-4062 and ADS-4102 with a bandwidth of 60MHz and 100MHz respectively.
AKTAKOM AFC-2500 frequency meter is designed to measure frequency and signal period. The use of a specialized microprocessor allows introducing a number of "smart" functions. Using the external telescopic antenna you can measure the carrier frequency of various radio transmitting devices.
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At NIWeek 2013, National Instruments unveiled a new operating system: NI Linux Real-Time. Between the keynote, NIWeek sessions, and media coverage, it’s evident that the release of this new real-time operating system (RTOS) is a significant milestone. Never mind the more than 60 man-years of engineering effort poured into the OS nor the joyous uproar from veteran users of NI’s embedded platform—in this feature, you will learn what this development means for you and will have a chance to participate in the contagious excitement around NI Linux Real-Time.
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the functionality of its R&S FSV and R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzers to also support the IEEE 802.11p wireless standard. The new R&S FSV-K91p and R&S FSW-K91p measurement options are especially designed for IEEE 802.11p compliant signal analysis in vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) applications and intelligent transport systems (ITS).
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the availability of its 7500 atomic force microscope (AFM), a highly advanced instrument that establishes new performance, functionality and ease-of-use benchmarks for nanoscale measurement, characterization and manipulation. The Agilent 7500 achieves atomic resolution imaging with its 90 m AFM closed-loop scanner.
Spectracom’s GSG-L1 GPS Simulator is nearing end-of-life and has been replaced by GSG-51 and the GSG-5 Series GNSS Simulators. Last-time buy orders for the model GSG-L1 will be accepted until January 31st 2014, for delivery on or before June 30th, 2014.
Manufacturers of automotive electronics need test solutions that can also specifically distribute large current loads. Until now they have used specially developed, expensive power switching devices to do this. Rohde & Schwarz introduces a configurable power switching module that is fully integrated into the PXI-based R&S TSVP test system. It replaces auxiliary switching devices and is suitable for loads up to 30 A.
The NI LabVIEW 8 DSC Module directly adds logging, alarming, scaling, and initial value functionality to the new LabVIEW shared variable. National Instruments LabVIEW 8 delivers distributed intelligence as a unified communication and management platform for the rapid development of distributed applications. The NI LabVIEW 8 Datalogging and Supervisory Control (DSC) Module specifically addresses the unique requirements of developing distributed industrial measurement and control applications and high-channel-count monitoring applications.
Ecovacs Robotics, Inc announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the WINBOT. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester with new options for RF tests and end-to-end testing of LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. This is the only one-box solution on the market that allows RF tests with two component carriers in the downlink, including 2x2 and 4x2 MIMO.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the 850-DS Dissolution Sampling Station for centralizing laboratory workflow of sample transfer, filtration and collection. By managing unattended dissolution sampling and automated sample archiving for future HPLC or UV analysis, the 850-DS frees up analysts' time while eliminating errors associated with manual sampling.
Continuing its commitment to innovations that help make the world safer, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) is introducing three new DaVinci™ video processors, the DM388, DMVA3 and DM383, for next-generation camera needs. With TI's DM388 video processor, security manufacturers can leverage superior low-light technology to produce clear image quality, even in extreme low light environments.
The R&S FSW67 from Rohde & Schwarz is a new high-end signal and spectrum analyzer with unique features: a frequency range up to 67 GHz, plus an integrated preamplifier up to 67 GHz and an analysis bandwidth as high as 320 MHz. The analyzer helps developers perform complex measurement tasks in the microwave range for aerospace & defense applications and wireless communications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. and the University of Washington announced they will work together to upgrade a laboratory in the school's Electrical Engineering Department with the industry's latest electronic test equipment.
The new frequency range is an addition to the already existing range from 0.8 GHz to 3.0 GHz. Thanks to their state-of-the-art design, the amplifiers, which have been optimized for high frequencies, deliver high output power, and are still compact and lightweight. The modularity of the amplifiers makes it possible to configure complete systems flexibly to meet user requirements. The state-of-the-art amplifier design yields up to 200 W of output power in just four height units. The broadband amplifiers feature outstanding mismatch tolerance and can handle both short-circuiting at the RF end and an open RF output. This reduces both downtime and costs.
From connected glasses to health monitoring devices, FashionWare, a new lifestyle-focused exhibit at the 2014 International CES® produced in partnership with Living in Digital Times, will showcase the latest innovations in wearable technology that mix fashion and function. The 2014 CES, produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®, is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and will run from January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced the industry’s first digital current sensor and voltage monitor with simultaneous sampling and SPI interface. The LMP92064 integrates a precision current sense amplifier and two 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) channels that simultaneously capture voltage and current data, while the SPI interface transfers real-time data at up to 20 MHz. This enables the device to provide the highest precision power calculations of any device on the market today. The LMP92064 is used in applications where precise power monitoring is crucial, such as communications infrastructure applications, including telecom, servers and central office equipment.
The Institute of High Frequency Technology (IHF) at RWTH Aachen integrated Anritsu measurement equipment into the RCS measurement setup of their compact range and succeeded in measuring the radar cross section of a reference target at 77 GHz for Continental, Business Unit ADAS
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced a line of frequency-extension modules from Virginia Diodes Inc. (VDI), a company that designs, manufactures and sells millimeter-wave and terahertz devices, components and systems, for its signal generators and analyzers.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced MotionTech, the newest TechZone at the 2014 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, scheduled to run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced expanded testing support for both short range and long haul 100G optical network testing. Debuting at the European Conference on Optical Communications Sept. 23-26 in London are the 80C15 32GHz Multi-Mode Optical Sampling Module and the OM5110 46GBaud Multi-format Optical Transmitter, giving customers enhanced capability to test silicon photonic components, network elements and systems as well as the coherent modulation formats used in next generation optical fiber networks.
At AUTOTESTCON 2013 RADX Technologies, Inc., introduced the RADX LibertyGT™ family of commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) Software Defined Synthetic Instrument (SDSI) solutions. LibertyGT solutions combine RADX COTS Realtime Measurement Science Software and Firmware modules with pre-configured NI PXI systems and NI LabVIEW system design software. This combination is ideal for system integrator and volume end-user application development.
Rohde & Schwarz has reached a milestone in the introduction of voice over LTE telephony for the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS). The T&M specialist has verified the world's first test cases for IMS emergency calls over EPS/EUTRA in compliance with GCF Work Item 154.
Cal-Bay Systems is a leader in comprehensive, automated test and measurement processes based on NI technology platforms. Recently, we have teamed with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to provide test, validation, and measurement equipment for the US Department of Energy’s new Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings, or FLEXLAB. The facility will provide researchers, manufacturers, developers, architects, engineers, contractors, and utilities the tools to accurately field-test innovations in green building technologies and controls.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork officially opened a new laboratory for research and teaching in next-generation wireless communications. This state-of-the-art laboratory at Tyndall will enable advanced training and research on radio frequency integrated circuits for high-speed wireless data communications for video applications and contactless sensors for biomedical and security applications.
The new R&S BTC broadcast test center from Rohde & Schwarz provides a complete testing environment for nearly all audio, video and multimedia applications – in a single device. The RF reference signal generator generates RF signals for all global TV and broadcasting standards and simulates transmissions. The generator can also internally analyze the audio/video functions of DUTs in realtime. The modular design provides a high degree of scalability, allowing the R&S BTC to be configured for any customer requirement.
Highly efficient, three-phase motor control expertise, once only obtainable to a niche market of motor designers, is now available to a wider audience of developers. Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) brings its revolutionary InstaSPIN-FOC™ (field-oriented-control) sensorless motor control technology to its most affordable, real-time-control C2000™ Piccolo™ F2802x microcontrollers (MCUs) series, offering a smaller package size and much lower cost.
The new Keithley Model 2450 Touchscreen Source Measure Unit (SMU) Instrument is ideal for I-V functional test and characterization of a wide range of today's modern electronic devices, including scaled semiconductors, nano-scale devices and materials, organic /printed electronics and other current and voltage testing applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the availability of scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) capabilities for its premier-performance atomic force microscope, the 5500 AFM. Agilent's second-generation SMM nose cone makes this unique electrical measurement option compatible with the 5500 system.
Building upon its robust embedded processing software and tools ecosystem, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced a new class of JTAG emulator, the XDS200 for $295. This new emulator can be utilized for hardware debugging, algorithm development and programming on TI’s embedded processors. Providing a great balance of cost and performance, the XDS200 emulator fits in the overall TI emulator portfolio between the entry-level XDS100 JTAG emulator and the XDS560v2 JTAG emulator with system trace receiver. XDS200 JTAG emulators support a USB connection to the host computer and work with 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its successful R&S ESR family by adding a model for up to 26.5 GHz. This means that high measurement speeds and comprehensive diagnostic tools are now also available for EMC certification testing in line with the FCC standard and measurements in line with military standards.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the industry's first MIPITM M-PHY physical layer receiver and transmitter tests with switch automation. The tests are designed to accelerate the turn-on and debug of MIPI M-PHY-based systems and to provide design engineers an efficient way to ensure their M-PHY devices will interoperate with the application processor.
Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, announced the availability of a new maXTouch® family to enable single-layer shieldless designs in automotive center stacks, navigation systems, radio interfaces or rear seat entertainment systems. Atmel’s mXT336S is optimized for 7-inch touchscreens, while the mXT224S targets smaller touchscreens and touchpads.
Starting in the lab, developers must perform extensive tests on the receivers and components used in satellite-based navigation systems, such as testing location based services on smartphones, car navigation units and aircraft control systems. The R&S SMBV100A from Rohde & Schwarz now offers valuable support. New options expand the range of functions of its GNSS simulator by adding a series of realistic scenarios.
National Instruments announced NI LabVIEW software- and NI hardware-compatible mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, helping engineers integrate the latest mobile technology into their applications. By combining the portability, ease of use, faster start-up time and longer battery longevity of mobile devices with the power of LabVIEW, engineers can more productively access measurement data from data acquisition and embedded monitoring systems.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that Millitech Inc., a leading provider in millimeter-wave components, assemblies and subsystems for applications in satellite communications, radiometry, radar and remote sensing, has selected Agilent's Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro) and Advanced Design System (ADS) software for use in developing mixers, multipliers and various passive devices.
R&S MR6000A software defined radios from the successful R&S M3AR product family are already in operation in many military airborne platforms. As part of the A400M program, the radios have now been optimized even further: They are currently the only airborne transceivers of their kind worldwide to meet civil aviation authorities' certification criteria.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced a series of enhancements to its USB 3.0 test solutions including an industry first transmitter test solution for the SuperSpeedPlus 10 Gb/s specification. Other enhancements include a new USB 3.0 oscilloscope-based layered decode capability and an enhanced automated solution for SuperSpeed USB transmitter testing that improves test throughput by up to 60%.
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The U5340A enables customers to deploy advanced real-time signal processing into the FPGAs on board Agilent high-speed digitizers. The development kit leverages the full density and speed of the FPGA while ensuring the digitizer's outstanding multi-gigasample-per-second performance.
A new measurement option from Rohde & Schwarz for the R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzer supports realtime signal analysis for frequencies up to 50 GHz with an analysis bandwidth of 160 MHz. This makes it possible to detect interfering signals to the exact level and without gaps – all using a single, extremely fast measuring instrument with outstanding RF characteristics.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduces its new SafeTI™ Compiler Qualification Kit. The SafeTI™ Compiler Qualification Kit assists customers in their efforts to qualify their use of the TI ARM® C/C++ compiler to functional safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 while helping maximize its functionality and performance. This kit, a component of the SafeTI design packages, was developed primarily for use with TI ARM Cortex-R4-based Hercules™ ARM microcontroller (MCU) platform to help make it easier for customers to develop functional safety applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that its Integrated Circuits Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) software has been enhanced to provide full support for the B1505A Power Device Analyzer/Curve Tracer, including the instrument's new high-power, high-current source monitor unit modules.
Jitter measurements are important when developing circuits with serial high-speed data interfaces such as USB 2.0 and HDMI. One particular challenge is the signal's embedded clock that is used as a time reference. Rohde & Schwarz addresses this requirement with new options for its R&S RTO high-performance oscilloscope.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced a new analysis software suite for the U4611A, U4611B and U4612A family of USB protocol analyzers. The suite features the new MegaZoom technology, offering USB device designers quick and easy insight into their designs' behavior, and streamlining USB test and validation.
Atmel® Corporation, a global leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, announced ASUS has selected Atmel’s recently launched mXT2952 T and mXT1664T controllers to power the touchscreens for multiple new tablets and Ultrabooks including the newly launched Zenbook Infinity.
With the introduction of the new R&S RTM series, Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the functional range of its bench oscilloscopes. The key upgrades are a 20 Msample deep memory and a logic analysis option with 16 digital channels. The smart operating concept of the new R&S RTM models ensures extreme ease of use.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the availability of a high-performance AFM/Raman system for life science and materials science applications. The system seamlessly integrates the Agilent 6000ILM AFM (atomic force microscope) and a HORIBA XploRA INV (inverted Raman microscope). The combination enables researchers to go beyond the optical diffraction limit to achieve nanoscale resolution as they perform Raman spectroscopy.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) expanded its sensorless, brushless DC (BLDC) motor driver portfolio with a new device designed for high efficiency and low noise, which requires a low external component count of only one capacitor. The DRV10963 is a 5-V, 3-phase sensorless BLDC motor driver that simplifies layout and reduces board space by 80 percent, allowing designers to create smaller, sleeker, more innovative designs. It includes integrated commutation logic, which enables instant motor spin with no code development, while its 180-degree pure sinusoidal outputs provide an efficient and quiet drive.
National Instruments announced Chameleon for NI CompactDAQ, a software package developed by NI Gold Alliance Partner PVI Systemsand available on the LabVIEW Tools Network, to create turnkey systems for NI data acquisition hardware that are simple and intuitive to set up and operate. These scalable systems can span to a large number of channels, yet still be managed within a configuration-based environment without programming.
Rohde & Schwarz has increased the frequency range of its high-end R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer to 50 GHz. In conjunction with analysis bandwidths of up to 320 MHz, the new microwave model is perfect for sophisticated R&D measurements and for radar and satellite applications.
Integrated MCU, memory and hardware security engine in silicon for scalable, simplified designs. Support for ZigBee Smart Energy™ and ZigBee Home Automation™ and ZigBee Light Link™ standards. Flexible development with standards-based ZigBee PRO, ZigBee IP, IEEE 802.15.4 and 6LoWPAN IPv6 networks.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced an automated switching solution for testing each lane of a multilane digital bus interface. The automated switching solution works with Infiniium Series oscilloscopes and is available on compliance applications for multilane buses, including DisplayPort, HDMI, PCI-Express® and MIPI™ D-PHY and M-PHY interfaces.
Altera Corporation announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Enpirion, Inc., the industry’s leading provider of high-efficiency, integrated power conversion products known as PowerSoCs (power system-on-chip). The combination of Altera’s FPGAs with Enpirion’sPowerSoCs will offer customershigher performance, lower system power, higher reliability, smaller footprint and faster time-to-market.
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP® Products announced DLP® LightCrafter™ 4500, the newest offering from TI DLP that empowers developers with all the tools necessary to bring award-winning, intelligent display DLP technology and the power of light together to create real-world products and solutions for a range of industries.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced its new precision multi-phase Power Analyzer. Featuring the industry's first Spiral Shunt™ design (patent application submitted), the Tektronix PA4000 Power Analyzer gives power electronics engineers stable, precise current measurements even on highly distorted power waveforms common in many applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the Agilent U8480 Series, the world's fastest USB thermocouple power sensors. Based on the same front-end design as the Agilent 8480 and N8480 Series power sensors, the new U8480 Series offers improved specifications, including a measurement speed of 400 readings per second, 10 times faster than the legacy series
Network operators can now greatly improve the fail-safe performance of their broadcast networks by using R&S BC-NETSTATE. The company’s new network management software makes monitoring all devices in the system easier. A graphical configuration tool simplifies the integration of all devices, eliminating the need for complex third-party processes. This saves both time and money.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced lithium-ion battery charger integrated circuits (ICs) that reduce charge time by 50 percent in smartphones and tablets compared to other charger solutions.
Agilent Technologies Inc. affirmed its technology leadership in LTE-Advanced test with its introduction of the industry's first LTE-Advanced 8x8 MIMO signal-generation and analysis solutions. The offerings complement Agilent's other industry-first solutions for the LTE-Advanced standard.
National Instruments announced Measurement Studio 2013, the only .NET software suite that provides all the tools needed to build a professional, end-to-end test or measurement system in Microsoft Visual Studio. Measurement Studio 2013, which integrates into Visual Studio 2012, 2010 and 2008, is the only software on the market that addresses the specific needs of the test, measurement and automation industries.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the latest addition to its extensive optical power-meter portfolio. The two- channel N7747A and four-channel N7748A bring the industry-leading sensitivity of the 81634B sensor module to the compact multichannel N77 platform, with updated memory size and data-transfer speed.
Expanding its line of energy-efficient, no-load adapter power controllers, Texas Instruments Incorporated announced the industry's first flyback controller that exceeds Energy Star 5 standby power requirements for 10- to 65-W AC/DC adapters used with notebooks, motor control, smart meters, micro-inverters and other high-powered applications.
The popular R&S FSH family of handheld spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz has two new models: the R&S FSH13 covering the range from 9 kHz to 13.6 GHz and the R&S FSH20 covering the range to 20 GHz. For maximum sensitivity, both models are equipped with an amplifier that can be activated. Users can now use the handheld analyzers' wide range of measurement features up into the microwave range.
Anritsu introduces Windows-based remote control software for its truly portable PIM Master MW82119A. Field technicians on the ground can now control an MW82119A configured on top of the tower, making it easier and more efficient to conduct highly accurate Passive Intermodulation (PIM) measurements, especially for difficult-to-access sites, such as Remote Radio Head (RRH) installations.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced three wide-input voltage synchronous boost controllers with high efficiency and high power density. The LM5122Q multi-phase boost controller features the industry's widest input and output voltage range. The low quiescent-current TPS43060 and TPS43061 boost controllers feature 1-MHz operation and a small QFN package.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that all new Agilent electronic test instruments sold after this date will be covered by a "bumper-to-bumper" three-year repair warranty. The increase from one year to three years is the result of ongoing quality initiatives that, from 2002 to 2012, yielded unprecedented improvements in product reliability and earned top marks in an independent customer survey rating RF and microwave product quality.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced the industry's lowest noise and highest bandwidth 30 GHz probing system with coaxial connectors. The new P7600 Series Probing System features probe-specific DSP filters that enhance performance and minimize noise levels. When paired with the Tektronix DPO/DSA73304D oscilloscope, the P7600 Series Probing System provides connectivity and signal fidelity for high speed differential signal measurements on serial bus designs like PCI Express.
Anritsu Company introduces the MS2027C and MS2037C, the latest two members of its VNA Master handheld vector network analyzer series. The new VNA Masters are ideal for demanding field use environments, including aerospace and defense, Satellite Communications (SATCOMS), commercial wireless backhaul, and research.
The Fluke 709H mA loop calibrator is designed to save time and produce high-quality results. The 709H offers HART communication and supports a select set of the HART universal and common practice commands. This makes the 709H unique as both an affordable, compact loop calibrator and powerful HART communication tool.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) for its PXA X-Series signal analyzers. Agilent's RTSA delivers unmatched probability of intercept (POI), analysis bandwidth, sensitivity, and frequency range-capabilities that make it the best way for system developers and signal analysts to see, capture and understand highly elusive signals.
In addition to various new options for its oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz has continued to expand its range of probes as well: Available for the first time on the market, there is now a broadband, ground-referenced model with a range up to 6 GHz. A differential high-voltage probe is also available.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading innovator of signal generation and analysis solutions required for the microwave and RF industry, announced the H500 and SA2500 Handheld Spectrum Analyzers that include DPX™ waveform image processor technology to provide a live RF view of the spectrum. With unique DPX technology along with built-in mapping and signal classification features in a compact, ruggedized package, the instruments are designed to allow spectrum regulators to efficiently manage and monitor spectrum in the field and hunt down elusive signals and interferers.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the addition of wireless connectivity to its U1210 Series clamp meter. It also added new capabilities, including voice output and remote hosting, to the Mobile Meter and Mobile Logger applications that support the company's wireless connectivity solution for handheld digital multimeters and clamp meters.
With the R&S RSC family, Rohde & Schwarz is launching a unique range of switchable step attenuators. The product family encompasses the world's first step attenuator up to 67 GHz and a precision model with 0.1 dB step size offering excellent accuracy and stability.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced software for decoding MIPI Unified Protocol (UniPro) and Low Latency Interface (LLI) protocols. The new protocol decoders provide design and validation engineers with a fast, easy way to validate and debug their embedded UniPro and LLI interfaces.
Rohde & Schwarz will be presenting a comprehensive range of EMC test equipment at the EMV 2013 international trade fair in Stuttgart (hall C2, booth 328). The new R&S ESRP has been created as a follow-up model to the extremely fast R&S ESR EMI test receiver to provide precompliance testing. Rohde & Schwarz will also be presenting its first automated test system for the new ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1 standard. The company's portfolio of broadband amplifiers has been expanded as well.
Four new PXI and PXI Express programmable resistor modules extend the NI hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) platform to meet custom requirements in a variety of HIL testing applications for embedded software validation. Included example programs and reference VIs help engineers easily create custom NI LabVIEW applications and NI VeriStand plug-ins to meet their requirements.
Agilent Technologies Inc. extended its leadership in 802.11ac WLAN test solutions with its latest measurement application release for X-Series signal analyzers. The software release offers expanded WLAN support to include the emerging 802.11ac standard.
New bandwidths, mixed-signal analysis and options for testing USB interfaces, CAN LIN buses and audio signals: Rohde & Schwarz significantly expanded its oscilloscope portfolio in 2012. At the embedded world 2013 trade fair in Nuremberg (hall 4, booth 112), the company will present its latest applications, two new probes and other state-of-the-art products. The Rohde & Schwarz press day on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, will give journalists an overview of the company's innovations.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced a new, easier-to-use family of arbitrary/function generators, the AFG3000C Series, and added two new 50 MHz models to the line-up. All models in the AFG3000C Series now feature active LCD displays that allow users to more easily see waveform parameters and wave shapes.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced two new low-noise power sources. Members of the Agilent B2900A precision instrument family, the one-channel B2961A and the two-channel B2962A are revolutionary power supplies for precision low-noise voltage/current sourcing.
NI released the NI PXIe-8133 high-performance embedded controller, which features the quad-core Intel® Core™ i7-820QM processor. The NI PXIe-8133 is the first PXI Express quad-core controller in the industry.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the launch of a new Web portal that allows customers to manage their relationship with Agilent and receive information personalized to their interests and the products they own.
Anritsu Company expands its line of industry-leading Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test solutions with the introduction of the PIM Master™ MW82119A, the industry’s first high-power, battery-operated, portable PIM test analyzer. One quarter the size and half the weight of alternative PIM test solutions, the MW82119A offers the inherent advantages of PIM Master – including 40W testing and Anritsu’s patented Distance-to-PIM™ (DTP) – in a compact housing suited for difficult-to-access sites, such as Remote Radio Head (RRH) installations and indoor Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS).
Fluke Corporation introduces the Fluke® Ti105 and TiR105 Thermal Imagers, the latest addition to Fluke's series of lightweight, rugged, and easy to use imagers. The Ti105 and TiR105 offer the popular Fluke IR-Fusion® technology feature, not normally found in thermal imagers in this price class.
Agilent Technologies Inc. unveiled ADS 2012, the next major release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) flagship RF and microwave EDA platform. ADS 2012 delivers new capabilities that improve productivity and efficiency for all applications it supports, as well as breakthrough technologies applicable to GaAs, GaN and silicon RF power-amplifier multichip module design.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced that EDN has named the THS3000 handheld oscilloscope series as one of the "100 Hot Products of 2012." The 2012 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity as determined by a panel of the publications' editorial staff.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that the 2013 International CES® is the largest in the show's 45+ year history, with 1.92 million net square feet of exhibit space. The previous record was 1.86 million net square feet of space at the 2012 International CES. More than 3,250 exhibitors unveiled some 20,000 new products at the 2013 CES, drawing more than 150,000 attendees, including more than 35,000 from more than 170 countries outside the United States. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES is the world's largest annual innovation event and concluded on Friday, Jan.11.
The R&S®ESR EMI Test Receiver has been named one of the “100 Hot Products of 2012” by UBM Tech’s EDN. The 2012 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry’s most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.
The 2013 International CES® opened its doors featuring more than 3,250 exhibitors across 1.9 million net square feet of exhibit space, breaking both space and exhibitor records that were set last year. Innovation propelled this year’s preshow press events that kicked off with 74 companies showcasing their latest tech at CES Unveiled on Sunday night, and nearly 30 exhibitors launching new products during CES Press Day. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 International CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, opens today and runs through Friday, January 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Samsung's Flexible Displays, Brand Matters' Experts and Best of CES Awards Highlight Day Two And Three of 2013 CES President Clinton addresses how mobile devices can bridge the global divide; FCC Announces Initiative to Improve Wi-Fi Congestion.
International Expo CES, January 8 2013. Here at CES 2013, AKTAKOM has unveiled new technologies for Web and Android applications in AKTAKOM measuring devices. Among innovative devices exhibited are APS-7305L – finalist in Power supply category of the competition held by “Test & Measurement World” magazine – and ATE-9538 with AKTAKOM Environment Measurement A software.
The NI WSN-3214 strain/bridge completion node features hardware-timed waveform acquisition and is ideal for wireless structural health monitoring of bridges, buildings and equipment. With expanded voltage range, faster sampling rates and higher integrated electronic piezoelectric (IEPE) excitation, the NI 9232 C Series module is a data acquisition card optimized for industrial accelerometers, tachometers and proximity probes in condition monitoring applications.
Innovation meets policy at the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA)® Innovation Policy Summit at the 2013 International CES®. The summit will host discussions from top government officials and representatives from startups and established consumer electronics companies to highlight the relationship between groundbreaking products and technology policies at the 2013 CES, the world’s largest innovation event, January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Congress, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Google and Verizon as well as the Chairman and all four Commissioners from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the U1273AX OLED handheld digital multimeter, which can operate in temperatures as low as -40 C. Even in such frigid conditions, the new handheld DMM provides accurate results with no warm-up time required.
Anritsu Company announces the industry’s first call-based LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation testing capability that can be integrated into its MD8430A LTE Signalling Tester. The software-only upgrade leverages the four available RFs in the MD8430A, and provides 300 Mb/s downlink throughput using two 2x2 MIMO Component Carriers (CCs). When configured with this option, the MD8430A can test advanced wireless devices at twice the rate available on today’s most advanced LTE networks.
The 2013 International CES® will unveil the latest wireless technologies and trends across the mobile connected universe, including advancements in accessories, the cloud, e-books, embedded technology, smartphones and tablets, through a series of keynote addresses, supersessions, conference tracks and TechZones dedicated to future trends in wireless technology.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the groundbreaking InfiniiVision 4000 X-Series digital-storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes. This new series establishes unprecedented levels of flexibility and ease of use among units that use an embedded operating system.
Now there’s one intrinsically safe digital multimeter (DMM) you can use in IIC (gas), in Zone 1 and 2 and IIIC (dust), Zone 21 and 22. Whether you work in petroleum, chemical, or pharmaceutical environments, all the test and troubleshooting power you need is packed into the most rugged intrinsically safe (IS) DMM Fluke has ever built. The Fluke 28 II Ex is also waterproof, dust-proof and drop-proof. You’ll be equipped to handle any situation, inside and outside of hazardous zones, without compromising compliance or measurement performance.
More than 1,300 internationally headquartered companies from 48 countries outside of the United States will unveil their latest consumer technology products at the 2013 International CES®, totaling more than forty percent of exhibiting companies. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, will feature 3,000 exhibitors across more than 1.85 million net square feet of exhibit space. The 2013 International CES will run Tuesday, January 8-Friday, January 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Near field communications (NFC), a proximity communications system for applications such as contactless payment, electronic ticketing or exchanging digital content, will be integrated into mobile phones and smartphones to a growing extent. The R&S®FS-K112PC NFC measurement software analyzes NFC signals and measures the most important parameters of such signals.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) software (N7609B) has been enhanced with real-time and basic mode capabilities designed to allow engineers to simulate Galileo signals for receiver testing and to address the needs of the manufacturing test market.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that executives from American Express, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Salesforce.com, Samsung and Unilever will join the Brand Matters keynote at the 2013 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is the world’s largest annual innovation event and is scheduled for January 8-11 in Las Vegas.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, introduced the TBS1000 Series of entry-level oscilloscopes, giving electrical engineers, educators and hobbyist an affordable, dependable and full-featured tool for a wide variety of general purpose electronics test applications.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced a new program with the Startup America Partnership, a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American start-ups, for the 2013 International CES®. The partnership will bring specific programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups at the 2013 International CES, world’s largest innovation event. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 CES is scheduled for January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the latest upgrade of the company's E5071C ENA series network analyzer's digital hardware. The measurement cycle time of the new hardware is two times faster than that of any other competitive RF network analyzer.
Rohde & Schwarz now offers a new R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer model for microwave applications up to 43.5 GHz. Harmonic mixers from Rohde & Schwarz extend the frequency range to 110 GHz. Developers of wireless, radar and satellite applications will appreciate the outstanding RF performance of the R&S FSW43.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will release an enhanced version of the ADMAG AXR two-wire magnetic flowmeter on August 17. This enhanced flowmeter has been certified for use in safety integrity level (SIL2) applications, as stipulated by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and it supports the latest HART 7 protocol.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its ongoing collaboration with Thales, a global technology leader for the defense and security and the aerospace and transport markets, has expanded the reach of X-parameters technology to wideband super-heterodyne receiver applications.
The 25th electronica, the International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications, came to a close today with more than 72,000 visitors. A total of 2,669 exhibitors from 49 countries presented the future of electronics and showcased application-oriented solutions during the four-day fair, which revolved around intelligent and energy-efficient solutions in the sectors for energy storage, LEDs and smart grids. Smart grids were also the focus of this year’s CEO Round Table, one of the highlights in the related-events program.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced that it has expanded its revolutionary MDO4000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes to include two new entry level models. With the same features and functionality of the 12-time award-winning MDO4000, the new models put breakthrough time and frequency domain analysis in the hands of engineers at a more affordable price level.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced InfiniiMode differential probes, a new generation of low-cost, 1.5-GHz, 3.5-GHz, and 6-GHz differential active probes for general-purpose, high-speed differential probing. They are especially well suited for digital system design, component design/characterization and differential serial bus measurements.
NI expands the NI CompactDAQ platform with stand-alone data acquisition systems compatible with over 50 sensor-specific I/O modules for flexible, mixed-measurement data logging. The stand-alone NI CompactDAQ system includes a built-in dual-core Intel processor and onboard storage to deliver high-performance processing in a single, portable system. Using NI LabVIEW system design software, engineers can customize a data-logging or embedded monitoring solution to acquire, analyze and visualize their data in one environment.
Energy-efficient laboratory power supplies, touchscreens for treatment rooms and innovations in telemedicine: These and a number of other new developments in the medical-electronics sector will be presented at electronica 2012. All in all, more than 730 exhibitors from around the world will present their latest components and services that pertain to medical electronics. On November 14, electronica will pay special attention to topics such as vital-signs monitoring and ambient assisted living (AAL) in a lecture series on “Medical Electronics” at the electronica Forum. electronica, the leading international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications, takes place in Munich from November 13 – 16.
As serial bus standards become faster and more complex, debug has emerged as a major engineering productivity issue. Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, is stepping up to simplify serial bus test complexity. The company announced a broad set of oscilloscope firmware and software upgrades designed to simplify and shorten serial bus debug cycles and enhanced support for a number of important serial bus standards including PCI Express, CAN/LIN, FlexRay, MIL-STD-1553B and MOST (Media Oriented System Transport).
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of Agilent U3055A/U3056A SerialTek BusXpert PRO II 12G SAS and SATA analyzers. Both analyzers are designed for 12-Gbps SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) and 6-Gbps SATA (Serial AT Attachment). They provide fast protocol analysis to help data storage developers address potential issues early in the design cycle and get products to market faster.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced that the 2013 International CES® is the largest app event in the world. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2013 International CES, the world’s largest annual innovation event, will take place January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
From November 13 – 16, electronica 2012 will present the entire range of hardware and software in the sector for embedded platforms – from industrial PCs and industrial control units to software-debugging solutions and entire development tools for microcontrollers. In addition, the first embedded platforms conference will be held on November 14 and 15. Besides how to select the best embedded modules, the conference will answer fundamental questions about choosing components and system design. Together with the exhibition and the forum, the conference rounds out the three-pillar concept for the embedded sector.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced 14 FieldFox handheld analyzers that deliver benchtop-instrument accuracy in field-test environments. Designed for harsh conditions and hard-to-reach locations, FieldFox analyzers cover satellite communications, microwave backhaul, military communications, radar systems and a wide range of additional applications.
LabVIEW 2012 Provides recommended application architectures designed to save time, ensure scalability and lower maintenance costs; includes stability improvements and environment enhancements derived directly from customer feedback designed to increase productivity; supports a large portfolio of new hardware products showcasing NI’s commitment to expanding platform capabilities and enabling cutting-edge systems.
Rohde & Schwarz introduces the new R&S ESR EMI test receiver whose broadband architecture allows standard-compliant EMI measurements up to 6000 times faster than other solutions. Comprehensive diagnostic tools such as spectrogram display, realtime spectrum analysis and IF analysis help developers detect and eliminate EMI. The R&S ESR is impressively easy to use thanks to its intuitive touchscreen interface.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a USB-powered, single-pole double-throw coaxial switch, operating from DC to 18 GHz. The first-to-market microwave switch driven by a USB port, the Agilent U1810B will provide system-design and manufacturing engineers a long-operating-life solution with convenient RF switching.
Panasonic Electronic Components, a worldwide leader in Capacitor Products, is pleased to announce the NEW EEH-ZA and EEH-ZC Series Hybrid Surface Mount Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors. These two NEW Hybrid Capacitor Series take the benefits of both electrolytic and polymer capacitor technologies and combine them, producing a capacitor with low ESR, low leakage current, high ripple current and smaller case sizes. These combined benefits save valuable board space, enhance overall board performance and lower design costs.
The GSG-62 L1+L2 Dual Frequency 32-channel Multi-GNSS Simulator is shipping! In August Spectracom released an update to GSG StudioView scenario builder software to correspond to all the new capabilities in the GSG-62 including multi-frequency simulation.
The DL850 ScopeCorder Series are modular, waveform recording instruments that can measure voltage, current, strain, acceleration, and other phenomena-- simultaneously. With high speed sampling, high isolation withstand voltage, and multichannel measurements, the DL850 Series offers powerful support in the development, evaluation, and quality control of energy efficient devices.
Anritsu at the International Microwave Symposium introduced noise-figure measurement capability for its VectorStar MS4640A and ME7838A vector network analyzers (VNAs) to provide designers, modelers, and manufacturers of RF/microwave amplifiers with a new level of measurement capability.
Flatter, more compact, higher resolutions and higher contrast – those are the convincing features of the latest displays at electronica 2012. LED technology is also making advances. Implementing the EU’s eco-design guidelines is giving the market for innovative light sources positive new impetus. From November 13 – 16, exhibitors from around the world will present their products, the latest solutions and the most important trends in the display and LED sector. At electronica’s automotive Forum, industry experts will discuss displays and LEDs in the automotive sector. One of the highlights will be a panel discussion on “Lighting concepts and LEDs” on November 14.
In wireless device precompliance testing, the compact R&S DST200 RF diagnostic chamber from Rohde & Schwarz now automatically sets the equipment under test (EUT) to the required position. The new options make the R&S DST200 the only RF test chamber on the market that enables OTA performance and RSE testing of wireless devices such as smartphones right on the lab bench. Test results are comparable with those obtained with large RF test chambers and are used for product optimization during the design phase – providing an ideal preparation for final compliance testing.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of a wideband MIMO PXI vector signal analyzer that delivers the industry's highest-bandwidth signal analysis. The new analyzer enables R&D and test engineers to validate their MIMO 802.11ac designs with a unique combination of accuracy, speed, bandwidth and scalability in a small form factor.
At electronica from November 13 – 16, leading international companies will present their products, the latest solutions and the most important trends that pertain to the topic of electromobility. In the automotive Forum, industry experts will provide insights into technologies and markets that are relevant to actual practice. On November 12 and 13, industry specialists at the electronica automotive conference at the ICM - Internationales Congress Center München will examine strategies for mobility of the future.
Anritsu Company introduces the Site Master S331L Cable and Antenna Analyzer, a new generation of rugged handheld field instrumentation that builds off the field-proven design and success of the Site Master to provide high-performance cable and antenna analysis quickly and accurately.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has released the FieldMate™ R2.05 Versatile Device Management Wizard. FieldMate is a versatile software program for configuring, adjusting, and managing a wide variety of field sensors used in factories and other production sites.
In close cooperation with the ZVEI (Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association), the PCB Marketplace communications platform is being initiated at electronica for the first time. Following its successful launch at productronica 2011, now the forum as well as a networking area will be a central gathering for the PCB industry at electronica. The International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications takes place in Munich from November 13 – 16.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the availability of the first dual-channel PXI vector signal analyzer that delivers high-bandwidth, independently tuned, two-channel, continuous data capture. This product, a new configuration of Agilent's M9392A analyzer, enables R&D and test engineers to detect and identify sources of RF interference - even in dense urban environments where many unwanted signals may be present.
National Instruments announced that Lockheed Martin will integrate NI PXI modular instrumentation and platform products in the U.S. Navy’s electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) automated test equipment family.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the E4982A LCR meter, the newest addition to its LCR family of meters. The Agilent E4982A delivers the best performance for manufacturing passive components such as SMD inductors and EMI filters, where impedance testing at frequencies of 1 MHz to 3 GHz is required. The E4982A's powerful list measurements make it suitable for R&D and quality assurance.
Rohde & Schwarz integrates SwissQual, a leading provider of systems for measuring and assessing the quality of service (QoS) in wireless networks, into the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies. Through the acquisition of SwissQual, founded in 2000 and based in Zuchwil, Switzerland, Rohde & Schwarz will be in a position to even better and more fully address the drive test market with a complete industry-leading technological offering.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its EXA signal analyzer is now the industry's most cost-effective millimeter-wave signal analyzer, covering frequencies up to 44 GHz. With external mixing, it can cover up to 325 GHz. The result is easier, more accurate millimeter-wave measurements.
Mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets, are increasingly being adopted for measurement and control applications. Their evolving functionality and use cases include visualization capabilities and connectivity to wireless hardware devices.
At airports, trade fairs or sports stadiums – wherever large numbers of smartphone users gather – data traffic dramatically increases. The simple and economical cutting-edge QualiPoc Android walk test solution from SwissQual allows network operators to ensure high quality coverage at crowded locations. Rohde & Schwarz now offers this smartphone-based test solution for voice and data services with the new R&S ROMES2GO.
At NIWeek 2012, NI engineers and industry experts give more than 250 technical presentations divided into three technical tracks: Test and Data Acquisition, Software Development Techniques and Embedded Monitoring and Control.
National Instruments announced a significant expansion of the research and development (R&D) center in Penang. Once complete, the expansion will be the largest R&D center for National Instruments outside of its headquarters in Austin, Texas. Over the next five years, National Instruments will recruit 250 engineers in the Penang R&D center in electrical, mechanical and engineering management.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the industry's most advanced PC-based oscilloscope analysis software. The N8900A InfiniiView application allows engineers to view and analyze previously captured signals from oscilloscopes made by Agilent and other vendors.
Anritsu introduces a tracking generator for its Spectrum Master™ MS2711E, MS2712E, and MS2713E models that enhances the overall performance of the handheld analyzers, while making it easier and faster for field technicians to conduct additional measurements. With the tracking generator installed, the Spectrum Master analyzers can be used by service providers, R&D engineering, contractors, installers, public safety organizations, and broadcast stations to conduct highly accurate measurements and improve efficiency when deploying, installing, and maintaining networks.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced new DDR4 DIMM and SO-DIMM interposer support for the Agilent U4154A, the fastest logic analyzer in the industry. The new interposers from FuturePlus Systems deliver the widest range of DDR4 support, both in product functionality and performance for the Agilent U4154A.
CE Week, presented by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), concluded in New York City on June 29. The event, which spanned more than 48,000 square feet of floor space, featured a weeklong series of technology events across the city, including the CEA Line Shows, Digital Downtown Conference, Eureka Park Challenge and Mobile Apps Showdown. The conference sessions, networking events, press conferences and product launches drew thousands of media and CE industry professionals from across the nation.
Today's set-top boxes, tablet PCs and smartphones are equipped with digital video interfaces such as the high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) and the mobile high-definition link (MHL). The new R&S VTC video test center can be used to test the functionality of these interfaces and their compliance with the relevant standards. The R&S VTC provides combined realtime protocol testing and audio/ video analysis including difference picture analysis, offering user equipment manufacturers the most flexible test platform on the market.
Agilent Technologies Inc. has received the 2011 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Company of the Year for its performance in the oscilloscope market. The award is based on Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis of the oscilloscope market. Frost & Sullivan ranked Agilent as the No. 2 company in 2009, but its rapid revenue growth since then has made it the leader in market penetration.
National Instruments announced the LabVIEW Electrical Power Suite, a new toolkit specific to the power industry. With this toolkit, engineers can combine an NI CompactRIO system for power measurement with over 50 signal and sensor modules.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced four new X-Series signal generators that provide unmatched performance in phase noise, output power, ACPR, EVM and bandwidth. With these capabilities, Agilent's new MXG and EXG products (available in analog and vector models) support the development of components and receivers that meet the complex challenges of mitigating interference, speeding data throughput and increasing signal quality in applications such as radar, military communications and consumer wireless.
Tektronix announced that its Beijing service center has been accredited as a calibration service provider for electrical instruments by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS). With this accreditation, Beijing customers will have one single source provider to manage their entire test, measurement and control equipment calibration program.
For the protection of operators and maintenance personnel, the machines and systems used in electronics production must incorporate relevant safety functions. Rohde & Schwarz Messgeraetebau GmbH has developed a system enhancement specifically for automatic test systems to reliably ensure the specified level of safety. The enhancement is applicable for a wide range of test systems and can even be retrofitted.
National Instruments introduced the NI PXIe-1066DC 18-slot chassis, which adds high-availability features to the PXI Express platform to maximize system uptime. These features improve the system-level mean time before failure (MTBF) and mean time to repair (MTTR) of PXI systems in many demanding, mission-critical test, measurement and control applications. The chassis adds critical component redundancy and remote monitoring to the uptime-focused capabilities of existing NI PXI instrumentation.
The new R&S®ETC compact TV analyzer offers the full range of measurement functions required for quality testing of digital ISDB-T, DVB-T and DVB-T2 transmitters. Network operators will benefit from this high-precision, compact and easy-to-use instrument that offers the best price/performance ratio in its class.
Aritsu is the first test equipment supplier to release the new generation equipment that is following these market demands. The MG3710A is the newest product on the market, and supports unique new measurement techniques to support these latest wireless transmission standards.
National Instruments announced the NI PXIe-4357 RTD module, the latest addition to its SC Express sensor measurement family for PXI Express. The high-performance module is optimized for temperature measurements with Pt100 RTD sensors for a variety of thermal monitoring applications.
Tektronix announced that its OM4000 Series Optical Modulation Analyzer can now drive the DSA8300 Digital Sampling Oscilloscope to perform analysis on PM-QPSK, QAM, and other complex-modulation signals with higher vertical resolution than real-time based solutions at lower total system cost.
The new IC-CAP release radically changes the way data is stored, analyzed and selected for modeling tasks, greatly increasing workflow efficiency and ensuring continued data integrity and traceability.
Fluke knows temperature, with more than two decades of thermometry experience. Today, the company offers the latest in non-contact IR temperature test tools, probes, accessories, and application expertise for a complete range of applications. And Fluke backs its tools with the industry’s best warranty and highest rated customer service.
With two of its four channels active and the maximum 2 Gsamples/active channel acquisition-memory installed, Agilent's new Infiniium 96204Q real-time-sampling DSO takes 160 Gsamples/sec on each active channel and, at that sampling rate, captures records of 12.5-msec duration.
National Instruments announced a new wireless gateway and two new measurement nodes that extend the capabilities of the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform and illustrate the company’s commitment to wireless measurement technology. With NI LabVIEW system design software, engineers can easily integrate wired and wireless measurement and control systems and deploy autonomous programs to WSN nodes that perform local control, data analysis and event-based alarming or notification.
VAMOS, which stands for voice services over adaptive multi-user channels on one slot, is an extension of GSM that has been specified in the 3GPP standard. VAMOS can double the voice channels of a GSM base station.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the industry's first reference clock multiplier. The Agilent N4880A reference clock multiplier enables R&D and test engineers to lock the pattern generator clock of the J-BERT N4903B and the ParBERT 81250A to reference clocks from the system under test.
To achieve optimal results, WLAN user equipment needs to be tested under realistic operating conditions. The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and the R&S CMW270 wireless connectivity tester now have new options for accomplishing this task: In signaling mode, they can emulate a WLAN access point in line with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that an innovative, new multi-measurement capability is being added to its 89600 VSA software, enabling simultaneous signal analysis of multiple carriers and signal formats for more efficient testing and deeper signal insight in wireless test.
Rohde & Schwarz continues to systematically broaden its oscilloscope portfolio, adding a 4 GHz model to its R&S RTO high-performance oscilloscope family. Together, the new R&S RTO1044 and the R&S RT-ZD40 differential probe (4.5 GHz bandwidth) are a powerful solution for developing digital, analog and RF designs.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the high-speed M9703A digitizer, the industry's first eight-channel, 12-bit digitizer that complies with the AXIe open standard. The AXIe digitizer is designed for use in large-scale applied physics applications.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced a comprehensive test solution for Thunderbolt technology. Thunderbolt is a new, high-speed, multi-protocol I/O technology designed to provide headroom for next generation display and I/O requirements.
Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, introduced the Model 2657A High Power System SourceMeter® instrument. The Model 2657A adds high voltage to the company’s Series 2600A System SourceMeter® family of high speed, precision source measurement units.
New optical modules for DSA8300 digital signal analyzer support optical compliance test up to 100G. This complete solution eliminates the need for additional test equipment such as optical-to-electric converters.
Spectracom’s GSG-52 broadens the range GPS RF signal generators. Spectracom, a company of the Orolia Group and the leading provider of practical test solutions for GPS and GNSS devices and systems, has announced a new offering in its line of GPS constellation simulators.
Anritsu Company introduces the MA24105A, a standalone, compact, and highly accurate in-line peak power sensor that provides a wide range of power measurement capability over a frequency range of 350 MHz to 4 GHz.
The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland and the University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy, have collaborated on the design of an advanced instrument for measuring magnetic fields in CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) superconducting magnets. Called the Fast Digital Integrator (FDI) board, this measurement device uses Analog Devices’ A/D converters, analog multiplexers and DSP components to provide the LHC with the highest possible performance achieved to-date in measuring magnetic fields.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced its 89600 WLA software, a MAC-layer complement to the company's industry-leading 89600 VSA software. The key benefit is the ability to view and interpret RF activity and measurements-retransmissions, power, modulation format, timing and so on-in a MAC-message context, and to also view and interpret MAC messages in an RF context.
National Instruments introduced the Watchdog Agent Prognostics Toolkit for NI LabVIEW system design software, which expands the capabilities of LabVIEW in machine prognostics and health management (PHM) applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the first complete and compliant test solution for 60-GHz wireless devices, including WiGig, WirelessHD and IEEE 802.11ad devices. Agilent's compliant solutions cover the lifecycle for mmWave devices from system-level design to verification testing.
The Advantest spectrum analyzers offer a variety of applications, including propagation measurements, electromagnetic field radiation, interference monitoring and measurements, satellite signal monitoring and phased array antenna measurements.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a frequency converter measurement capability for its PNA and PNA-X Series network analyzers. With this capability, engineers now have a quicker, easier way to fully characterize mixers and frequency converters up to 67 GHz.
productronica, the world’s leading trade fair for innovative electronics production, will be offering an extensive supporting programme in the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from November 15 - 18. 2011. Representatives from business, science and research will be providing an extensive insight in the forums and the new Speaker’s Corner into cutting-edge technologies and innovations, developments and trends.
Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, announced the availability of five new general-purpose programmable DC power supplies designed to complement the company's existing line of specialty power supplies and source measurement instruments for component, module, and device characterization and test applications.
Fluke has taken its popular 743 and 744 Documenting Process Calibrators and improved them. And you’re going to love the results. The new Fluke 753 and 754 give you an easier to read screen, newer software, improved battery life, USB ports, and even more…
The new R&S®DVMS-B40 IP option for the R&S®DVMS monitoring family helps network operators achieve maximum operational reliability when feeding transport streams over IP networks. This option is used in the R&S®DVMS, the most compact monitoring system on the market today.
The latest version of NI VeriStand configuration-based software environment now includes a real-time stimulus profile tool that greatly expands deterministic test execution with looping and branching structures, composable arithmetic functions, multitasking and more. Engineers can combine NI VeriStand 2011 with INERTIA™, an add-on from Wineman Technology, Inc, which adds a suite of tools to NI VeriStand for optimized closed-loop control of dynamometer and servo-hydraulic-based test cells.
The R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz outperforms all comparable high-end instruments on the market in both RF performance and bandwidth. The R&S FSW was specially designed to meet the requirements of development laboratories in the aerospace, defense and communications industries. The result is reflected in its excellent technical features.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced a range of cutting-edge capabilities that enable economical testing and evaluation of advanced radar and electronic-warfare (EW) systems. Spanning signal-creation software, signal generators, measurement applications and signal analyzers, the additions enable test solutions that provide greater flexibility and cost-effectiveness than typical single-purpose EW threat simulators.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces release of the YTMX580 multi-input temperature transmitter to the market. The YTMX580 is based on the ISA100.11a industrial automation wireless communication standard and features an industry-leading eight analog input channels.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the newest member of its popular ENA Series of network analyzers, the E5072A vector network analyzer. Available as either a two-port, 30-kHz to 4.5-GHz or 8.5-GHz instrument, the E5072A offers improved performance over current RF network analyzers, enhanced functionality, a configurable test set, and a wide output power level for full characterization of devices.
Digital per-pin parametric measurement and high-density source measure unit modules ideal for semiconductor. The NI PXIe-6556 200 MHz high-speed digital I/O with PPMU, the NI PXIe-4140 and NI PXIe-4141 four-channel SMUs reduce the cost of capital equipment, decrease test times and increase mixed-signal flexibility for a variety of devices under test.
With R&S BCDRIVE, broadcast transmitter operators can now also measure network coverage with drive tests. This solution even enables them to determine network coverage in parallel for multiple broadcasting channels, which significantly reduces measurement times.
National Instruments introduced a 14 GHz version of its NI PXIe-5665 high-performance RF vector signal analyzer (VSA), which delivers best-in-class dynamic range and accuracy in a cost-effective PXI form factor. The new VSA features industry-leading phase noise and dynamic range, regardless of form factor, including traditional rack-and-stack instruments.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the addition of two new application-specific modules to the N6700 Modular Power System (MPS) family, the N6783A-MFG mobile communications DC power module and the N6783A-BAT battery charge/discharge module.
Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, will broadcast a free, web-based seminar titled "Tips and Techniques for Designing Cost-Effective, Efficient Switch Systems" on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced five new PNA microwave vector network analyzer models, up to 67 GHz. The new PNA Series is based on Agilent's PNA-X architecture and is used to test a wide variety of passive and active devices such as filters, duplexers, amplifiers and frequency converters.
The R&S®ZVH-K42 vector network analysis application and R&S®ZVH-K45 vector voltmeter measurement application add vector network analysis measurement capabilities and a vector voltmeter to the R&S®ZVH4 / R&S®ZVH8 handheld cable and antenna analyzers.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products and solutions, announced the acquisition of Veridae Systems, Inc. Acquired company is known for delivering three leading products for ASIC/FPGA prototyping debug, ASIC post silicon validation and FPGA-based system product validation into leading semiconductor and system product companies.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the Agilent 8990B, a peak power analyzer that offers faster measurement speed and greater measurement accuracy in peak power-pulse analysis for the aerospace, defense and wireless markets.
The all new Fluke P3 Series thermal imagers provides high-performance for any budget. Based on the award-winning Fluke Ti32 & TiR32, the Fluke Ti27, TiR27, Ti29 & TiR29 deliver proven, practical performance for a wide range of diagnostic applications and designed to work in even the harshest environments providing superior image quality with a one-handed, easy-to-use interfaces.
Keithley Instruments invites to join for a webcast seminar and discuss the different measurement techniques that can be used to characterize solar cells and other photovoltaic devices. The seminar will run at Thursday, June 30, 2011.
Anritsu launch MU181500B Jitter Modulation Sources and MP1825B 4 Tap Emphasis. Two new product releases upgrades allows the MP1800A to support jitter tolerance testing and emphasis signal generation for quality inspection of parts and circuit boards supporting 28-Gbit/s interconnects.
National Instruments new group of adapter modules includes four general-purpose digitizers, a module for high-speed digital I/O and the industry’s fastest 16-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), which is optimized for modulated communications.
Rohde & Schwarz has released a new firmware version for ZVA series network analyzers. Version 2.80 adds new measurement features empowering ZVA including support for option R&S ZVAX-B203, Low-Noise Preamplifier.
productronica, the leading trade fair for innovative electronics production is fully in line with the trend for electromobility, which has been pushed once more by the recently published recommendations of the German National Platform for Electromobility. Together with the Productronics association within the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) productronica 2011 dedicates a special show to the highlight-topic “battery production and power electronics”. This way, German and international companies active in the field of electronics production and machinery find an ideal platform to present and update themselves in two key sectors of electromobility. Productronica takes place November 15 – 18, 2011 on the premises of the New Messe Munich trade fair.
The new TL175 TwistGuard™ Test Leads are the only test leads in the world with a manually adjustable test tip guard for use in different measurement environments. The new TL175 Test Leads are also Fluke's first leads with WearGuard™ insulation providing a user with a visual warning that the test leads should be replaced.
The new instrument combines an industry-leading state capture speed of 4 Gb/s on 68 channels and 2.5 Gb/s on 136 channels with the ability to reliably capture data on the industry's smallest eye openings, as small as 100 ps by 100 mV.
NI announced the new NI cRIO-9075 and cRIO-9076 integrated systems, which lower the cost of the CompactRIO platform for embedded control and monitoring applications and deliver an ideal solution for high-volume deployments and OEM applications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced shipment of the latest release of its device modeling software platform, Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program. IC-CAP 2011.04 provides significant improvements in the modeling flow of semiconductor devices by enabling the IC-CAP Wafer Professional automated measurement solution to link with IC-CAP's CMOS model extraction packages.
Tektronix announced two new versions of its performance oscilloscope families ranging from 500 MHz to 8 GHz designed to help embedded system design engineers troubleshoot their designs faster than ever before.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced shipment of the latest release of its flagship RF and microwave design and simulation platform, Advanced Design System 2011. As the industry's most comprehensive multi-technology design platform, ADS 2011 represents a significant breakthrough in electronic design automation.
Fluke Corporation introduced the Fluke 2AC VoltAlert™ AC non-contact voltage tester, the newest addition to the Fluke VoltAlert family. It includes new always-on circuitry and battery test feature for improved reliability and quicker response time.
The new Agilent’s PXA signal analyzer covers frequencies up to 50 GHz. With external mixing this performance can be extended up to 325 GHz and beyond which allows customers to develop technology for advanced radio astronomy research and new imaging techniques used in the medical and air travel industries.
The new Agilent N9038A MXE EMI receiver is designed for laboratories that perform compliance testing of electrical and electronic products. The MXE enhances electromagnetic interference (EMI) measurement accuracy and repeatability with a displayed average noise level (DANL) of -163 dBm at 1 GHz.
Rohde & Schwarz adds new functions to its R&S BBA100 broadband amplifier family to create a one-box solution. The R&S BBA100 is now offers RF output switches and an RF sample switch in addition to an RF input switch. It is also possible to integrate up to two additional third-party amplifiers.
Agilent's N9344C and N9343C handheld spectrum analyzers provide fast and accurate measurement from 1 MHz to 20 GHz and 13.6 GHz, respectively. The new analyzers make field testing easier by providing the performance of a benchtop instrument in a handheld device, along with a range of functionality for ensuring field-ready operation and automating routine tasks.
Two new high-performance microwave modules are designed to meet the demanding signal integrity and performance requirements of RF test equipment, ideal for transmitter/receiver systems. Modules are available "Off-the-shelf" or tailored to customer specifications.
Agilent Technologies announced a new release of its 3-D electromagnetic modeling and simulation platform Electromagnetic Professional 2011.02 for creating 3-D models and analyzing the electrical performance of packages, connectors, antennas, and other RF components. EMPro 2011.02 delivers new meshing technologies for both its time- and frequency domain electromagnetic solvers.
During the conference on power electronics, Tektronix introduced two new models of passive voltage probes of TPP series, enabling the development of more energy efficient power supplies and power semiconductors designs.
Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation released the AQ1200B and AQ1200C multi field testers. These two new models in the AQ1200 OTDR series are designed for use in the maintenance of fiber-optic telecommunications networks.
Agilent Technologies Inc. extended its leadership in LTE test with the introduction of dedicated LTE-Advanced signal generation and signal analysis solutions. A number of new technologies are being introduced into LTE-Advanced to enable peak data rates of up to 1 Gbps in the downlink and 500 Mbps in the uplink.
New instrument delivers the bandwidth, speed and accuracy to simulate real-world radar, satellite and electronic warfare test scenarios. With up to 14 bits of resolution, the M8190A makes it easy for designers to distinguish between signals and distortion in their test scenarios and stress their devices more rigorously.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced new functional test features for its E6621A PXT wireless communications test set. Used in conjunction with Agilent's popular E5515C 8960 wireless communications test set, the PXT now supports handover between different radio access technologies (RAT).
With the addition of a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) simulator to the field-proven R&S SMBV100A this flexible, multi-purpose vector signal generator can now generate customized scenarios for GPS and Galileo from up to 12 satellites in realtime. Users can quickly and easily define their own scenarios to test GNSS receivers under a variety of conditions.
Engineers ?an program HMIs with NI LabVIEW for flexible, simplified application deployment. The NI TPC-2206 and TPC-2212 feature a -20 to 60° C operating temperature range for harsh industrial applications, 4 GB solid state drives for reliable operation in extended vibration environments and Windows Embedded OS for long-term deployment and support.
This award follows the announcement of 46 new PXI and AXIe modular products in September 2010 during Autotestcon in Florida, and the acceptance of Agilent onto the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the release of the FieldMate™ R2.03 Versatile Device Management Wizard. This is an upgraded version intended for use in plants and other production-related sites. In response to rapid growth in the Chinese market, Chinese language support has been included as a standard feature. Support for the ISA100.11a field wireless communications standard is also provided.
MW8219A PIM Master™ Incorporates Unique Distance-to-PIM™ Technology That Allows Field Personnel to Determine if PIM Source is from Antenna or Surrounding Environment. PIM Master has been designed to work with Anritsu’s S332E/S362E Site Master™, MS2712E/MS2713E Spectrum Master™, and MT8212E/MT8213E Cell Master™ handheld analyzers.
The new PXI Express module NI PXIe-449x features AC/DC coupling for multiple types of physical measurements and makes it possible for engineers to use a single device for all their sound and vibration acquisition needs.
The TPP1000 and TPP0500 are high bandwidth, general purpose probes from Tektronix that offer breakthrough specifications previously unrealized in this product class. Designed for use with Tektronix MSO/DPO4000B and MSO/DPO5000 Series oscilloscopes, these probes provide up to 1 GHz of analog bandwidth with less than 3.9 pF of capacitive loading.
Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its R&S® CMW500 multistandard platform and now offers options for testing the handover between LTE and 1xEV-DO networks. All tests are carried out in line with the 3GPP2 enhanced high-rate packet data (eHRPD) specifications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the U1270 Series handheld digital multimeters (DMMs), setting new levels of performance in industrial handheld DMMs. This series offers a wide range of measurement capabilities; including feature sets that are found only in higher end industrial handheld DMMs.
The new R&S NRP-Z85 and R&S NRP-Z86 are the first wideband sensors to measure power from 50 MHz to 40 GHz without requiring a base unit. Instead of a base unit, the sensors are connected to a PC via a USB interface. These sensors are ideal for a variety of applications in the development and maintenance of microwave and radar systems as well as in the design and production of microwave components.
New RSA5000 series offers double the acquisition bandwidth of any signal analyzer in comparable price range and best real-time capabilities. Featuring advanced time, amplitude, and DPX™ trigger functions combined with swept DPX, the RSA5000 Series delivers discovery and capture of intermittent and rapidly changing signals and up to 85 MHz bandwidth.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has acquired certain assets of Signametrics, a manufacturer of PXI, VXI, PCI and USB digital multimeters (DMMs), and modular switching products. These test and measurement products are commonly used in manufacturing production and automotive test systems.
National Instruments adds two models to industry-leading offering of 20 PXI and PXI Express chassis. Engineers can use the NI PXIe-1078 nine-slot and NI PXIe-1071 four-slot chassis to take advantage of the latest PXI Express modules and controllers with the flexibility of backward compatibility with existing PXI modules
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced eight new measurement applications for its PXA X-Series signal analyzer. The measurement applications cover a range of industry standards in cellular communication, wireless networking, digital video and other general purpose applications
New version of software simplifies .NET test and measurement application development. Microsoft Visual Studio developers using Measurement Studio 2010 can create Windows Forms and Web Forms applications in a shorter amount of time with increased productivity tools
Hanover-based DVS Digital Video Systems AG has been integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies. With DVS Digital Video Systems AG, Rohde & Schwarz has integrated a top technology player. DVS produces many products, including digital video systems and storage solutions for the film and TV industry
The measurement applications address cellular communications, wireless networking and digital video standards, allowing CXA, a low-cost signal analyzer, to provide a comprehensive list of measurement applications
The new 89600B software provides R&D engineers performing signal and modulation analysis with a window into what's happening inside their complex wireless devices. The 89600B VSA software measures more than 70 signal standards and modulation types covering a range of applications (e.g., mobile communications, wireless connectivity, military communications, satellite communications, and more)
The PXT test set is designed for RF characterization, protocol verification and end-to-end application testing of LTE user equipment (UE). This new instrument transforms LTE device verification by minimizing design uncertainty and reducing lab setup time, while maximizing performance and scalability.
Agilent Technologies introduced new option for its PSG family of RF and microwave signal generators.
The new option reduces close-in phase noise by 5 dB and pedestal phase noise by 12 dB. Option UNY is ideal for R&D and test engineers working on defense electronics and wireless communication systems.
Keithley Instruments, Inc. is hosting a forum designed to offer customers and users of Keithley instrumentation a central location for finding product support and exchanging applications insights via the web.
Agilent Technologies Inc. expanded its digital communications analyzer (DCA) portfolio with the introduction of the 86100D DCA-X wide-bandwidth oscilloscope. The DCA-X provides engineers with the tools needed to characterize their high-speed digital designs easily and accurately.
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced it has begun unveiling the highly anticipated next release of its Advanced Design System (ADS) flagship RF design software. ADS 2011 delivers breakthrough capabilities for multi-technology design inherent in today's RF System-in-Package (SiP) components.
The availability of this option in UTAdvanced Controller Series, combined with support of the PROFIBUS-DP and CC-Link industrial communication protocols, gives customers a greater range of choices in configuring their systems.
Rohde & Schwarz has announced the availability of its new R&S ZVA-Z500 frequency converters that enable network analyzers to cover the 325 GHz to 500 GHz range. The R&S ZVA-Z500 models feature a superior dynamic range and outstanding output power over the entire frequency band, and can be set up completely via the network analyzer interface.
Keithley Instruments invites to participate in free technical online seminar “Electrical Resistivity Measurements of Bulk Materials: Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors”.
The webinar provides details on the various resistivity methods and techniques used to achieve optimal results. Participants will learn the fundamentals of making resistivity measurements on bulk materials. The methods vary depending on if the material is a conductor, an insulator, or a semiconductor. Live Broadcast at 15:00 Central European Time on Thursday, November 18, 2010.
The new real-time oscilloscope series DPO/DSA/MSO70000C deliver 100 GS/s sampling rate performance; enabling lower noise along with increased data points on 5x oversampled 20 GHz acquisitions. Faster compute platform and a more stable timebase are ideal for radar applications.
Spectracom, a company of the Orolia Group, announced its new portable field sync tester/analyzer Pendulum STA-61. Where traditional synchronization testers on the market are dedicated to do tests in one type of network or the other, the new Pendulum STA-61 can verify synchronization quality in traditional SDH/SONET core networks as well as IP-based backhaul and mobile networks. New product will be available in March 2011.
The new R&S SMZ frequency multiplier family provides convenient microwave measurement capabilities in the 50 GHz to 110 GHz range. The frequency multipliers in the R&S SMZ family are the first on the market to offer users the choice of either mechanically or electronically controlled built-in attenuator options.
Fluke is introducing the return of the world’s most advanced Power Quality Clamp Meter. The Fluke 345 has been re-designed due to the discontinuation of some major components. The instrument performance specification of the replacement product remains the same as the previous version. For the user the product is functionally identical, the item number stays the same as do the items shipped with the product.
Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, extends its congratulations to Drs. Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, scientists at the University of Manchester in England who were recently awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for their research on graphene, a single-atom-thick form of carbon with outstanding physical, electrical, and chemical properties.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a Tektronix-to-Agilent probe adapter. The N2744A T2A adapter enables engineers to connect Tektronix TekProbe-BNC Level 2 probes to Agilent's Infiniium and InfiniiVision oscilloscopes.
The world’s leading companies in the area of embedded hardware and software will meet at electronica 2010, the number 1 international trade fair for components, systems and applications in the electrical and electronics industry, from November 9 to 12, 2010. electronica 2010 will feature the latest generation of microprocessors, boards, development platforms and test software.
National Instruments announced that it will be adding Long Term Evolution (LTE) test capabilities to its RF test product portfolio with the forthcoming NI LTE Measurement Suite, which operates with PXI RF signal generators and analyzers. Designed for testing 3GPP LTE wireless components, subsystem components and mobile stations, the software-defined test system will provide a fast, flexible and accurate solution for engineers developing automated validation and production test systems for LTE products.
A new high-end network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz strengthens the company’s position in the network analysis segment of the test and measurement market. The R&S ZVA110 covers the entire frequency range from 10 MHz to 110 GHz.
In his message to customers Joseph P Keithley (President and Chief Executive Officer, Keithley Instruments, Inc.) informed about sales agreement whereby Tektronix will purchase Keithley. The acquisition was announced on September 29, 2010, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2010. The message is published at www.keithley.com/message
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced the launch of the FVX110 Fieldbus Segment Indicator on September 30. This new product conforms to the FOUNDATION™ fieldbus industrial digital communications standard.
Danaher Corporation and Keithley Instruments, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Danaher will acquire all of the outstanding Common Shares and Class B Common Shares of Keithley at a purchase price of $21.60 per share in cash for an enterprise value of approximately $300 million net of cash to be assumed. The acquisition has been unanimously approved by the Keithley Board of Directors.
Tektronix, Inc., announced the AWG7000C and AWG5000C Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) that bring performance and usability enhancements to the industry’s most capable family of signal generation solutions. The new “C” series of Tektronix AWG instruments provide a 45 percent reduction in waveform creation times compared to prior AWG instruments, essential for performance-intensive applications where large number of waveforms are required to effectively characterize high-speed serial and wideband RF/Microwave designs.
Rohde & Schwarz presents its T&M solutions at electronica 2010 under the motto "Frequency meets Time": Its new oscilloscopes have advanced the company into the time domain. The R&S RTO and R&S RTM families are a highlight at the Rohde & Schwarz booth 307 in hall A1. One of the other top products on exhibit is the R&S FSVR, the world's first real-time spectrum analyzer up to 30 GHz. But that's not all: Rohde & Schwarz showcases new innovations in the microwave and millimeter-wave T&M portfolio with signal generation up to 110 GHz.
Agilent Technologies expanded its test and measurement portfolio into the modular domain with the introduction of 46 new PXI and AXIe products. The new products bring Agilent's measurement expertise - including advanced measurement software and high-performance hardware - to the modular form factor. These products also will enable new capabilities that were not previously available across analog, digital, RF, microwave and lightwave test technologies.
Tektronix, the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, announced that it has obtained Type Approval Certificates in Russia for several of its compressed and uncompressed video test solutions.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today introduced new, thematic skins for the U1240 and U1250 Series handheld digital multimeters (DMMs). The new skins allow engineers and technicians to personalize their DMMs, which are used to perform everyday measurements and troubleshooting tasks.
Anritsu’s ME7873L RF Conformance Test System and ME7832L Protocol Conformance Test System for testing LTE mobile terminals have already received GCF approval and now have received PTCRB approval for 30 (ME7873L) and 20 (ME7832L) test cases supporting the wireless bands used in North America (Band 4, 13, 17, etc.)
Researchers at Ohio State University have demonstrated the first plastic computer memory device that utilizes the spin of electrons to read and write data. An alternative to traditional microelectronics, so-called “spintronics” could store more data in less space, process data faster, and consume less power.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the N9342C handheld spectrum analyzer (HSA), a powerful and straightforward instrument designed for RF technicians and engineers performing installation, maintenance and surveillance of RF systems in the field. The N9342C HSA makes field testing easier by providing faster, more precise measurements, ease of use, and a range of user customization and ergonomic features.
Texas Instruments announced the purchase of two wafer fabs and manufacturing equipment located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan. The purchase includes a 200-mm wafer fab currently in operation that is capable of expanding TI's analog revenue by more than $1 billion annually, as well as a second non-operating wafer fab for either 200-mm or 300-mm production.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that the Infiniium 90000 X-Series oscilloscope has been selected as the winner of the prestigious Electron d'Or (gold electron) award in the "Instrumentation" category. The 90000 X-Series was selected unanimously by a jury of experts from industry, the press and academic research.
National Instruments announced new PXI and PCI interfaces that expand the NI-XNET platform to include support for the Local Interconnect Network (LIN) communication bus. New interfaces are ideal hardware-in-the-loop simulation, rapid control prototyping, bus monitoring and automation control.
National Instruments announced the addition of Windows OS support and Camera Link connectivity for NI Embedded Vision Systems. Two of the new options featuring Windows support, the NI EVS-1463 and EVS-1464 systems, offer 80 GB storage and are suitable for image and data logging. They are based on the Windows 7 OS, making it possible to develop directly on the deployment system while eliminating the need for a separate PC for the operator interface.
Fluke has introduced a new entry level thermal imager for quick, easy, and accurate problem identification and troubleshooting designed specifically for the building inspection professional. Now Fluke quality, durability, and performance are available in a thermal imager engineered for the value-conscious building professional.
Brother (the printer-labeler-sewing machine company) has developed a kinetic energy–based electrical power generator that fits in the familiar format of a AA or AAA battery, and is targeting it for low-power devices like remotes that require about 100mW or less of power.
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