Anritsu Company introduces a 43.5 GHz frequency option for its 2- and 4-port ShockLine™ MS46122B, MS46322B, MS46522B, and MS46524B vector network analyzers (VNAs) with guaranteed specifications using Anritsu’s Extended-K™ type connectors and components. The ShockLine family becomes the first VNA to support specified 43.5 GHz functionality in a K-connector environment, creating distinct cost-of-test and time-to-market advantages in high-frequency applications, including 5G, satellite, and signal integrity.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the next generation of the company's multi-purpose, handheld microwave analyzer, the FieldFox B-series, which delivers measurement precision and bandwidth up to 100 MHz for wide-band, real-time spectrum analysis to enable 5G testing in the field.
NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced the latest version of SystemLink software. NI realizes that managing configuration activities and data for a fleet of distributed test and measurement systems can be daunting, especially when systems incorporate a variety of device configurations and software combinations. With the increasing number of distributed systems and the exponential growth of data, engineering teams must manage the disparities across these systems.
At BroadcastAsia 2019, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase newsroom and studio production workflows in partnership with Aveco and Octopus. “The requirements of the industry are changing rapidly and we are geared to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers,” commented Yew-jin Cheong, Director of Broadcast and Media (Asia Pacific) Rohde & Schwarz. “Be it in the areas of IP technology, newsroom/ studio production workflows, UHD/ HDR capabilities, channel playout and automation, Rohde & Schwarz will be your trusted technology partner, both today and for the future.”
Anritsu Company and TRX Systems introduce the industry’s first field solution that provides 3D indoor and outdoor coverage mapping for 5G New Radio (5G NR) that integrates the Field Master Pro™ MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyzer with the MA8100A TRX NEON® Signal Mapper. The integrated field test solution allows wireless professionals deploying 5G NR to conduct more accurate measurements than conventional instruments using 2D data to ensure 5G NR networks meet performance specifications both indoors and outside.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, launched a new series of single and dual output power supplies that delivers more usable power, bench friendly design with low background noise, small footprint and large display. Keysight's new E36200 series enables engineers to test their designs across multiple industries including automotive electronics, consumer goods, medical devices, power tools, and industrial applications.
Thanks to the innovative technology of SOVERON AR and network-capable broadband waveform applications, government customers achieve information superiority in deployment, which is decisive for effectiveness and survivability in missions. The ability to select different waveforms developed by Rohde & Schwarz for various deployment requirements is especially important in this regard.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced updates to its university-level teaching solution, the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) III. The new application boards and upgraded software for NI ELVIS III provide a modernized, simpler interface for students to take measurements using industry-standard hardware even faster.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, launched the next generation of network analyzers which deliver reliability and repeatability with best-in-class dynamic range, trace noise and temperature stability, as well as a wide range of software applications, enabling engineers to consistently achieve comprehensive device characterization.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new dynamic power device analyzer with double-pulse tester (PD1500A) to deliver reliable, repeatable measurements of wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, while ensuring the safety of the measurement hardware and the professionals performing the tests.
Texas Instruments introduced fully tested reference designs for battery management and traction inverter systems, along with new analog circuits with advanced monitoring and protection features to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and enable hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles (HEV/EVs) to drive farther and longer.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that help engineers and scientists solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges; Radisys®, a global leader of open telecom solutions; and CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, announced that they have collaborated to demonstrate a 28 GHz 5G New Radio (NR) network at the Brooklyn 5G Summit 2019. This first public demonstration of the three companies’ collaboration shows a 28 GHz base station or gNodeB built from a CommScope remote radio unit (RRU) running software developed by Radisys that communicates with an NI Test UE.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that AAC Technologies (AAC), a leading provider of advanced miniaturized technology, used Keysight’s suite of 5G solutions to introduce high-performance 5G mmWave front-end solutions for next generation mobile phones and base stations.
Test and measurement expert Rohde & Schwarz completes its commercial 5G NR network measurement solution. In combination with the new R&S TSME30DC downconverter, the R&S TSMx6 network scanner analyzes 5G NR signals up to 30 GHz, covering the majority of high frequency 5G NR use cases. Rounding out the solution are an updated version of the R&S ROMES4 drive test software and the R&S SmartAnalytics web-based software suite launched at MWC 2019.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that help engineers and scientists solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a real-time 5G New Radio (NR) test UE offering. The NI Test UE offering features a fully 3GPP Release 15 non-standalone (NSA) compliant system capable of emulating the full operation of end-user devices or user equipment (UE).
Tektronix, Inc. announced that Tami Newcombe has been promoted to President of Tektronix. Newcombe joined Tektronix in early 2017 as Commercial President and has been responsible for leading global sales and marketing. In her elevated role, Newcombe will report to Pat Byrne, who previously served as President of Tektronix and is currently Senior Vice President at Fortive.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company, together with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has established the mobile industry's first announced 5G New Radio (NR) data call in the Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) mode, accelerating global deployments in all major 3GPP frequency bands including Time Division Duplex (TDD) and FDD.
Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the new RF power meter with a touchscreen based operating concept that guides the user through configuration. The R&S NRX has up to four measurement channels, for which Rohde & Schwarz offers a wide range of power sensors. For the first time, both terminating and directional power sensors are supported in a single instrument.
Anritsu Company once again revolutionizes the wireless field test solution market with the introduction of the Field Master Pro MS2090A RF handheld spectrum analyzer. With the highest continuous frequency coverage up to 54 GHz, real-time spectrum analysis bandwidth up to 100 MHz, and a ruggedized design to withstand the demands of field test, the Field Master Pro MS2090A is ideal for a range of current and emerging field applications, including 5G, broadcast, regulatory compliance, aerospace/defense, satellite systems, and radar.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the first successful demonstration of a 5G data connection using a 5G smartphone in a leading UK mobile operator's lab. The connection was established using Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions and OnePlus' flagship 5G smartphone, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform with Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated radio frequency (RF) transceiver, RF front-end and antenna elements.
For its new global contribution and distribution network, the global association for TV broadcasters ENEX chose R&S RelayCaster, the IP contribution solution from Rohde & Schwarz. R&S RelayCaster delivers reliable contribution and distribution of live content over unmanaged IP networks. System integrator EuroMedia Services helped integrate the solution.
Texas Instruments introduced two new RF-sampling transceivers that are the first in the industry to integrate four analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) and four digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in a single chip. With the industry’s widest frequency range, highest instantaneous bandwidth and 75 percent smaller design footprint than a discrete solution, the quad-channel AFE7444 and dual-channel AFE7422 transceivers help engineers more easily achieve multiantenna, direct RF sampling for radar, software defined radio and wireless 5G applications.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, launched the AWG70000B Series Arbitrary Waveform Generator with new features that enable it to fully support the testing of complex electronic warfare and wireless communications systems that require the ability to dynamically alter signal sequences during test scenarios.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a collaboration with Motorola Mobility LLC, to enable the leading mobile device manufacturer in development of its first 5G new radio (NR) enabled smartphone operating in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.
Test and measurement specialist Rohde & Schwarz provides an Automotive Ethernet testing solution to the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). From now on, OEMs, Tier1s, Tier2s, and System Integrators can submit their products for compliance test certification via UNH-IOL, the first OPEN Alliance accredited test lab providing test certification for Automotive Ethernet.
Texas Instruments (TI) announced the industry’s first multiprotocol gigabit (Gb) time-sensitive networking (TSN)-enabled processor family. The new, highly integrated Sitara™ AM6x processor family provides industrial-grade reliability, with quad and dual Arm® Cortex®-A53 core variants built to meet the rapidly evolving needs of Industry 4.0 in factory automation, motor drives and grid infrastructure.
Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) is a multi-antenna method that uses multipath propagation to boost data rates in wireless communications. The transmit and receive antennas must be spatially separated from each other. The compact design of mobile devices such as smartphones is a limiting factor. These devices can hold at most two transmit and two receive antennas, which limits transmission to 2x2 MIMO.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, has launched a new software solution for robust, centralized management of a wide range of wired, wireless, and/or virtual visibility solutions.
Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation announces that it has developed the AQ6150B and AQ6151B optical wavelength meters. Thanks to their superior speed and accuracy, these new AQ6150 series instruments offer greatly improved measurement efficiency.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced two new isolated Controller Area Network (CAN) flexible data rate (FD) transceivers that combine the industry’s highest bus fault protection, highest common-mode transient immunity (CMTI), and lowest electromagnetic emissions into a 35 percent smaller package.
Rohde & Schwarz has developed a setup that enables 3D RF measurements of antenna characteristics in a temperature range from –20 °C to +85 °C. Integrating the R&S ATS-TEMP climate option into an R&S ATS1000 antenna test system makes it possible for the first time ever to combine testing in an RF OTA chamber and climatic chamber testing into a single procedure, saving engineers measurement time.
Anritsu Corporation (President Hirokazu Hamada) is pleased to announce that Korean operator LG U Plus (LG U+) has decided to use Anritsu’s Network Master™ Pro MT1000A supporting speeds up to 100 Gbps for 5G service. LG U+ is promoting the expansion of mobile backhaul and fronthaul networks for 5G services using the MT1000A.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, introduced the BenchVue Lab Management and Control solution, a new software tool designed to simplify the configuration, monitoring and tracking of lab instruments, while optimizing student learning.
Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation announces that it has developed the AQ2200-112 light source module for the AQ2200 series multi-application test system. This new light source module features extremely high output level stability and is ideal for use on production lines in the testing and inspection of the optical fibers, optical connectors, optical isolators, and other components used in optical communication networks.
The new R&S ZNBT40 from Rohde & Schwarz is the first vector network analyzer (VNA) with a broad frequency range from 100 kHz to 40 GHz and up to 24 integrated test ports. Developers can use it for applications such as measurements on 5G antenna arrays. The multiport architecture is not only advantageous for tests on multiport components, but also for simultaneous testing of multiple DUTs in production to boost throughput. Rohde & Schwarz ensures specified performance on up to 24 test ports with the R&S ZNBT40. Also new is the R&S ZNBT26 for measurements up to 26.5 GHz.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a comprehensive transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) testing solution providing the speed and margins needed to meet the Peripheral Component Interconnect or PCI Express® 5.0 Technology (PCIe® Gen5) standard.
Rohde & Schwarz introduces the R&S ZNA, a new generation of high-end vector network analyzers offering outstanding RF performance and a unique hardware concept that simplifies measurement configuration. Its excellent measurement stability and trace noise enable users to perform demanding measurements on active and passive components and modules. Thanks to its innovative, DUT-centric approach, the world's first purely touch-operated vector network analyzer reduces configuration times to a minimum.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the successful demonstration of a 3GPP 5G New Radio (NR) standalone (SA) mode IP data transfer using Keysight's 5G network emulation solutions and a mobile smartphone form-factor test device consisting of a 5G modem and antenna modules from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced four tiny precision data converters, each the industry’s smallest in its class. The new data converters enable designers to add more intelligence and functionality, while shrinking system board space. The DAC80508 and DAC70508 are eight-channel precision digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that provide true 16- and 14-bit resolution, respectively. The ADS122C04 and ADS122U04 are 24-bit precision analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that feature a two-wire, I2C-compatible interface and a two-wire, UART-compatible interface, respectively.
Anritsu Company announces the submission of the industry’s first Protocol Conformance Tests defined by TS38.523 to 3GPP RAN5 working group for approval. These tests are based on mmWave (FR2) path for 5G New Radio (NR), Non-Standalone (NSA) mode devices. Anritsu successfully passed the test cases using the ME7834NR Protocol Conformance Test Platform in conjunction with a Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform and Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that on December 8, 2018 the company submitted the industry's first 5G TTCN-3 conformance test case to 3GPP RAN5for 5G new radio (NR) device certification.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced the launch of a new Initial State data streaming and visualization service for individuals.
The cloud-based Initial State platform provides a highly secure centralized repository for time-series data and untethers analysis from installed software – all visualization and analysis applications are available through a web browser.
To advance millimeter-wave (mmWave) sensor technology in worldwide industrial applications, Texas Instruments (TI) announced its 60-GHz sensor portfolio, the highest resolution single-chip, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), for industrial systems.
R&S SpycerNode represents the first in a new breed of storage systems that harness the latest advances in High Performance Computing (HPC), a term that refers to the system’s performance, scalability and redundancy. HPC is a combination of hardware, file system and RAID approach. HPC employs redundancy using software “RAID” technologies called erasure coding in combination with declustering to increase overall performance and reduce rebuild times. Also, system scalability is almost infinite and expansion is possible during operation.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company's 5G Conformance Toolset is the first test solution to be approved for 5G New Radio (NR) device certification by PTCRB, a certification forum comprised of select leading cellular operators, accelerating commercial availability of 5G mobile devices across the ecosystem.
Anritsu Company introduces 64-Gbaud PAM4 Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) and 32-Gbaud PAM4 Error Detector (ED) modules supporting 400GbE and Over 400G bit error rate (BER) tests for its Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT.
To advance millimeter-wave (mmWave) sensor technology in worldwide industrial applications, Texas Instruments announced its 60-GHz sensor portfolio, the highest resolution single-chip, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS), for industrial systems.
NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced a new release of LabVIEW NXG, demonstrating continued investment in the next generation of LabVIEW engineering system design software.
The R&S CLIPSTER workstation sets the standard for the mastering and distribution of feature films and TV series. It processes images in realtime up to 4K 120p and offers a wide choice of professional media file formats.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the Keysight N9048B PXE Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) receiver, and enables high sensitivity measurements and diagnostics for faster electromagnetic compliance (EMC) certification.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced the Keithley DMM7512 dual channel 7½-digit sampling multimeter that packs two independent and identical digital multimeters into a low profile 1U high, full rack width space-saving enclosure. Featuring industry leading density and performance, the DMM7512 is ideally suited for a range of demanding high-volume manufacturing test applications that require measurement capacity, performance and a compact footprint.
Test setups for new technologies such as 5G and state-of-the-art radar technology require switch and control technology with large frequency ranges and short switching times. To meet this requirement, Rohde & Schwarz has completely revised its platform and now presents the new R&S OSP220/230/320 units and the new R&S OSP-B200S2 satellite box.
Anritsu Company introduces the PIM Master™ MW82119B-0600, a 600 MHz field passive intermodulation (PIM) analyzer to verify installation of LTE at 600 MHz cell sites currently being deployed. Leveraging the industry-leading performance of the PIM Master platform, the new model supports 600 MHz PIM measurements generated by IM3 and IM5 products and has a second built-in 1900 MHz-receiver port to measure PIM generated by third harmonic products falling in the 1900 MHz PCS bands.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company has extended its collaboration with SGS, a world-leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, on 5G conformance testing.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced the release of NI Trend Watch 2019. The report examines the most crucial engineering trends and challenges of the changing technology landscape, including the Internet of Things (IoT), the progression of 5G technology from prototyping to commercial deployment and autonomous driving for the masses.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced that it has redefined the arbitrary/function generator (AFG) with the introduction of the AFG31000 series. A completely new design, the AFG31000 features many key firsts including the industry's largest touchscreen and new user interface that will delight engineers and researchers who need to generate increasingly complex test cases for debugging, troubleshooting, characterizing and validating devices under test.
Anritsu Company introduces two 5G New Radio (NR) TDD sub-6 GHz IQproducer™ software packages for its Vector Signal Generator MG3710A and Signal Analyzer MS2690A/MS2691A/MS2692A series with a vector signal generator installed. The new software provides engineers developing and manufacturing 5G NR mobiles terminals and wireless communications equipment with a solution that speeds time-to-market and lowers test costs.
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its successful R&S Spectrum Rider FPH family with three new base models providing frequency ranges from 5 kHz to 6 GHz, 13.6 GHz and 26.5 GHz. The R&S Spectrum Rider FPH was the industry's first handheld spectrum analyzer to offer a capacitive touchscreen and a unique frequency upgrade concept via keycodes. Since upgrades require neither downtime nor recalibration, users can effortlessly upgrade their base models, e.g. from 26.5 GHz to 31 GHz.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a collaboration with FormFactor and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to accelerate integrated photonics innovation.
National Instruments, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced the FPGA-enabled PXIe-5785 FlexRIO transceiver, which aims to shorten the design cycle for advanced radar applications in aerospace and defense.
Tektronix Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced that it has expanded vibration and shock testing capacity in its Wayne, N.J. test lab with the addition of a new 13,500 lb. vibration machine – Tektronix' sixth such electrodynamic vibration system. The new machine will allow Tektronix to offer customers more testing services with shorter turnarounds to better meet critical development and production demands.
The well-established family of R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers is used for measurements in various applications, for example in wireless communications device testing for 5G and Wi-Fi, in radar analysis in the automotive and A&D sectors and in satellite system testing. The signal and spectrum analyzers can also be used to characterize RF components such as power amplifiers.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the new, enhanced Keysight E8740A Automotive Radar Signal Analysis and Generation solution. This new solution enables radar-based, advanced driver assistance systems to proactively detect and mitigate risks of collisions.
RIGOL Technologies introduces the DG800 and DG900 series of arbitrary function generators. All models come standard with 16Bit resolution, an intuitive touch display, a silent fan-less design and new advanced signal generation capabilities. These innovations provide RIGOL customers with unmatched signal generation performance at an unprecedented price point.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced two new USB Type-C™ and USB Power Delivery (PD) controllers, with fully integrated power paths to simplify designs, minimize solution size and speed time to market. The TPS65987D and TPS65988 offer system designers the industry's highest level of integration which can reduce design complexity and overall cost.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test and measurement solutions, announced that it has expanded its CalWeb® cloud-based asset management platform to include new modules that help companies more easily manage equipment asset pools, maintain regulatory compliance and maximize equipment utilization. Tektronix also launched a full suite of Managed Services covering a comprehensive range of equipment asset management needs on a global scale.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the new Infiniium UXR-Series of oscilloscopes, with models ranging from 13 to 110 GHz of true analog bandwidth, offering industry leading signal integrity, and investment protection that meets the needs of technology advancements today and tomorrow.
RIGOL Technologies expands its portfolio of RF Test Instrumentation with the introduction of the New RSA3000 Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer. Available in 3.0GHz and 4.5GHz models with available tracking generators, the RSA3000 comes standard with 10MHz of Real-time analysis bandwidth but can be upgraded to 40MHz at any time.
Since its launch in 2017, the R&S SMW200A has been the world’s first and only general purpose vector signal generator that can be turned into a high-end GNSS simulator and is able to internally simulate complex interference environments in parallel with GNSS signals. This unique test solution has now been further enhanced by adding simulation capabilities for the L5/E5 frequency band.
National Instruments, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, and Spirent Communications plc announced their collaboration to develop test systems for 5G New Radio (NR) devices.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Keysight's N7610C Signal Studio for IoT is the first creation tool to support Semtech's LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology). As a result, users will be able to accelerate design validation and verification of Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, expanded its RSA500 family of rugged, battery powered USB-based spectrum analyzers with the addition of the RSA513A and RSA518A offering 13 GHz and 18 GHz frequency range respectively. Along with their higher frequency support, these instruments provide the ability to stream I & Q data for customers to perform analysis consistent with software-defined radio functionality.
The solution consists of an R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer, the new R&S IQW wideband I/Q data recorder and an R&S SMW200A vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz. The R&S IQW records the signal spectrum of a wideband RF signal or the spectra of multiple narrowband signals in a frequency band, with a bandwidth up to 512 MHz. This makes it ideal for realistic component tests with radar signals, for deployments using a variety of RF test scenarios in the automotive sector, and for tests employing GNSS signals, for example.
Anritsu Company introduces PIM over CPRI software for its BTS Master™ MT8220T and MT822xB handheld base station analyzers that allow passive intermodulation (PIM) measurements to be made from the ground for the first time. By eliminating the need for network operator installation and maintenance crews and contractors to climb the tower to test for PIM, the new BTS Master-based solution is a much more cost- and time-efficient tool for ensuring optimal operation of wireless networks.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the Keysight MX0100A InfiniiMax micro probe head, the industry's smallest solder-in probe head for high performance oscilloscopes, optimized for modern high-speed devices.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced protocol decode, triggering and analysis support for the MIPI Alliance's System Power Management Interface (SPMI) for its 5 and 6 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscopes. The new software option takes advantage of the leading-edge capabilities of these oscilloscopes including the productivity of touch-based setup, one of the industry's largest 15.6-in HD display for showing multiple buses and low-noise power rail voltages.
NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced that it is coordinating with Skyworks Solutions, Inc. to test products from their breakthrough Sky5™ unifying platform enabling revolutionary 5G applications.
Rohde & Schwarz, a leading manufacturer of test & measurement solutions and communications and broadcasting equipment, announced a strategic collaboration with MediaTek to accelerate the development of mmWave OTA measurement technologies.
Texas Instruments (TI) announced new DLP® Pico™ controllers that deliver advanced light control capabilities in smaller form factors for mass-market 3D scanners and 3D printers. DLPC347x controllers offer the micron-to-sub-millimeter resolution typically found in high-performance, industrial-grade applications in a smaller form factor for desktop 3D printers and portable 3D scanners.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises and service providers accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the new Infiniium UXR series, the only oscilloscopes to support terabit research with real-time bandwidth up to 110 GHz industry-leading sample rate (256 GSa/s) and signal integrity (lowest noise and jitter).
MediaTek Incorporated Inc. and Anritsu Corporation have agreed to forge a partnership for 5G development and physical layer verification. MediaTek Inc. selected Anritsu’s Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A as a prioritized test platform for the verification of standard-based 5G NR chipsets targeting upcoming global 5G deployment.
National Instruments, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced two series of new millimeter wave (mmWave) radio heads for the mmWave Transceiver System. The new radio heads, which cover spectrum from 24.5 GHz to 33.4 GHz and 37 GHz to 43.5 GHz, are targeted at wireless researchers prototyping 5G New Radio (NR) systems.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced the addition of IQFlowTM functionality to its RSA7100A wideband signal analysis solution. This enhancement delivers the speed and flexibility needed to perform real-time digital signal processing (DSP) and support hardware in the loop (HWIL or HIL) test for radar and electronic warfare (EW) systems.
Texas Instruments announced the addition of new microcontrollers (MCUs) with integrated signal-chain elements and an extended operating temperature range to its MSP430™ value line portfolio. New MSP430FR2355 ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) MCUs allow developers to reduce printed circuit board (PCB) size and bill-of-materials (BOM) cost while meeting temperature requirements for sensing and measurement in applications such as smoke detectors, sensor transmitters and circuit breakers.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world has expanded the company's handheld field measurement solutions with the new Nemo IoT Meter and Nemo Handy IoT solutions. These solutions enable network operators and service providers to actively test networks in the field, ensuring the coverage and service quality of networks in mission-critical and consumer-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications, accelerating installations, and speeding time-to-revenue.
Rohde & Schwarz offers market-leading test coverage for the certification of eMTC and NB-IoT devices and components. Test cases are validated for test platforms with the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and the R&S TS8980FTA and R&S TS-RRM conformance test systems.
NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced NI-RFmx NB-IoT/eMTC measurement software, which complements NI’s existing RF test capabilities for wireless technologies ranging from 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax to Bluetooth to 2G/3G/4G/5G standards.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company is extending its collaboration with MediaTek, Inc. to accelerate 5G New Radio (NR) chipset development and testing of 5G NR protocol stacks.
Anritsu Company introduces the industry’s first solution capable of conducting extensive characterization of the differential noise figure of differential devices used in high-speed wireless communication systems. The solution, which integrates a new differential noise figure option into the Anritsu VectorStar™ vector network analyzers (VNAs), allows R&D engineers to verify the receiver performance of low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and other devices used in the front-end of 5G and microwave back haul systems.
Rohde & Schwarz, a leading supplier of test & measurement equipment, has further expanded the capabilities of its R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester and R&S SMBV100A GNSS simulator to support Global Certification Forum (GCF) protocol conformance tests for C-V2X device certification. Utilizing the Qualcomm® 9150 C-V2X chipset solution from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, the R&S CMW500 acting as LTE network simulator now allows automakers to test C-V2X direct communications (PC5) according to GCF Work Item 281.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced three new amplifiers with a unique combination of high speed and high precision, allowing designers to create more accurate circuits for error-sensitive applications. The new devices support more precise measurement and faster processing of a wide variety of input signals in test and measurement, medical, and data-acquisition systems.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced the 6 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope. The new oscilloscope extends the performance threshold of midrange oscilloscopes to 8 GHz and delivers a 25 GS/s sample rate simultaneously on all 4 channels – an industry first for this class of oscilloscope – to accommodate the needs of designers working on faster, more complex embedded systems designs.
Rohde & Schwarz introduces two new compact midrange signal generators that offer versatility and performance in a very small footprint. The R&S SMB100B analog RF signal generator and the R&S SMBV100B vector signal generator set new standards in their class, offering outstanding spectral purity, unprecedented output power and easy, intuitive touchscreen operation. The R&S SMB100B and the R&S SMBV100B specifically address the requirements of RF semiconductor development, telecommunications, and aerospace & defense.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced Keithley KickStart 2.0 software that accelerates the path to results and enables quick test set-up and data visualization when using single or multiple instruments. KickStart simplifies what users need to know about instruments so that in just minutes engineers can take instruments out of the box and start gathering real data, complete with plots and quick statistical summaries.
Anritsu Company introduces 2x2 MIMO Measurement Software MX886200A-010 that extends the measurement capability of its Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A. With the software installed, the MT8862A is the world’s first solution that supports output signal quality, transmit power, receiver sensitivity, and 2x2 MIMO measurements on IEEE802.11ac WLAN equipment under actual operating conditions, giving engineers greater confidence in their designs.
National Instruments the provider of a software-defined platform that helps to accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced a collaboration with NanoSemi on advanced 5G test capability.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new measurement platform that ensures consistent, repeatable results across all phases of design. The new Keysight Streamline Series is comprised of compact USB instruments: vector network analyzers (VNAs), oscilloscopes and an arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) that leverage trusted Keysight technologies, measurement algorithms, and application software.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced two wide-VIN synchronous SIMPLE SWITCHER® DC/DC buck regulators in ultra-small HotRod™ quad flat no-lead (QFN) packaging. The highly integrated 3-A LMR33630 and 2-A LMR33620 step-down voltage converters feature the industry's best full load efficiency – 92 percent – for rugged and reliable industrial power supplies with switching frequencies up to 2.1 MHz.
Ultra fast acquisition rate of one million waveforms per second, realtime compensation of transmission losses (deembedding) between the signal source and oscilloscope, and silent operation even at full load – these are just some of the benefits of the high-performance R&S RTP oscilloscope family.
National Instruments, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced the release of LabVIEW 2018. For decades, LabVIEW has led the industry in platform software for test workflows. Engineers can exceed their speed of innovation with LabVIEW 2018 by taking advantage of new tools that simplify system integration and grant more control through hardware accessibility.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the PROPSIM MANET Channel Emulation Solution. This new solution secures end-to-end performance and interoperability of Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET) and mesh radio systems (a self-forming and self-healing reliable network that eliminates single points of failure) for tactical mission critical wireless communications.
Anritsu Company enhances its Network Master™ Pro MT1000A to support 100 Gbps with Ethernet Common Public Radio Interface (eCPRI) and IEEE 1914.3 Radio over Ethernet (RoE), as well as high-accuracy delay measurement functions. With the new firmware installed, the MT1000A can be used by mobile operators, communication network installation companies, and communications equipment vendors to efficiently and effectively install and maintain 5G networks carrying eCPRI/RoE traffic.
Rohde & Schwarz, a leading supplier of test & measurement equipment, has expanded the capabilities of its R&S CMW500 LTE network simulator and R&S SMBV100A GNSS simulator to support critical end-to-end safety related scenarios for device certification.
One year after introducing the world's most precise millimeter wave (mmWave) single-chip, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor, Texas Instruments announces the mass production of its highly integrated, ultra-wideband AWR1642 and IWR1642 mmWave sensors. These sensors support frequencies from 76 to 81 GHz and deliver three times more accurate sensing and the smallest footprint at a fraction of the power of competing sensor technologies.
NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced the release of its InstrumentStudio software for NI PXI modular instruments. InstrumentStudio improves the live, interactive use model for modular instruments and makes debugging while running tests more intuitive. Engineers in the aerospace, automotive and semiconductor industries benefit from a more effective workflow for test system development.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that Ixia, a Keysight Business, is first to ship a 400GE test system with multi-rate 200/100/50GE speed options for the K400 400GE QSFP-DD load module family. These multi-rate speed options allow network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) to test products at speeds based on the new IEEE 802.3cd draft standard and IEEE 802.3bs standard using the 400GE QSFP-DD module at 200GE, 100GE, and 50GE speeds, from a single port.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, and IEMN, a major French research laboratory, demonstrated a single carrier wireless link traveling at a 100 Gb/s data rate. This demonstration uses advanced data coding, THz photonics and wideband and linear devices to enable ultra fast wireless connections in the 252 - 325 GHz band per the recently published IEEE 802.15.3d standard.
System integrator EuroMedia-Service has integrated the RelayCaster live content IP contribution solution from Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary GMIT GmbH into the Skyline DataMiner network management platform. DataMiner is a solution for the broadcast, satellite, cable, telecommunications and mobile industries. RelayCaster provides reliable contribution and distribution of live content over unmanaged IP networks. Multiple RelayCasters can be automatically linked and managed in DataMiner with the RelayCaster link manager application. This saves time for the provider and enhances reliability for A/V content contribution and distribution, especially in the case of large networks.
NI, the provider of a software-defined platform that helps accelerate the development and performance of automated test and automated measurement systems, announced FlexLogger configuration-based data-logging software for validation test. With intuitive workflows and integrated data management, FlexLogger helps automotive test departments quickly capture accurate, well-documented data to verify system functionality in real-world conditions and comply with strict government regulations.
Texas Instruments introduced a 5.5-V step-down power module that delivers true, continuous 6-A output current with up to 95 percent efficiency. The easy-to-use TPSM82480 DC/DC module integrates power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) and shielded inductors into a tiny, low-profile footprint for space- and height-constrained applications such as point-of-load telecommunications, networking, and test and measurement power supplies.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, unveiled the Keithley Model 2606B System SourceMeter instrument that packs four 20-watt SMU channels into a single 1U form factor chassis. Targeting the fast-growing 3D sensing manufacturing industry, the rackspace-saving Model 2606B combines the capabilities of a precision power supply, true current source, 6½-digit DMM, arbitrary waveform generator, and pulse generator into one tightly integrated instrument. With its patented series ranging topology, the Model 2606B delivers up to 20,000 operations per second resulting from faster and smoother range changes and outputs that settle more quickly.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced PROPSIM F64 5G Channel Emulation Solution — the industry's first 5G New Radio (NR)-ready channel emulation solution. Keysight's PROPSIM F64 5G Channel Emulation Solution enables chipset, device, and network equipment manufacturers to characterize end-to-end system performance of the latest 4G and 5G base stations and mobile devices by emulating real-world radio conditions in the lab.
The new R&S TLU9 GapFiller from Rohde & Schwarz heralds a new era in gap filler technology. Conventional gap fillers are increasingly unable to meet the needs and requirements of network operators. The R&S TLU9 GapFiller, on the other hand, scores top marks for outstanding signal quality in every situation, strong performance even with Doppler echoes, and uninterrupted transmission for maximum reliability. It dramatically reduces maintenance effort and associated operating costs for network operators.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced that major automotive manufacturers like Subaru are using NI hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) technology to simulate actual road conditions for electric vehicle testing, eliminating environmental factors to reduce test time and costs.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced the Keithley DMM6500 6½-digit Bench/System Digital Multimeter and DAQ6510 Data Acquisition and Logging Multimeter System. These new instruments combine the simplicity of a "pinch and zoom" touchscreen interface for easy and faster test setup and at-a-glance monitoring and display with the power of 15 different measurement functions, wide measurement ranges, multichannel measurements, and class-leading accuracy and sensitivity.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced it has provided a 28 GHz Channel Sounding Solution to NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Japan’s Leading Mobile Operator, for a channel sounding research project.
Rohde & Schwarz has extended its R&S FPC spectrum analyzer family, adding the R&S FPC1500. This compact instrument combines a spectrum analyzer, a one-port vector network analyzer and a CW signal generator. It is ideal for education, for applications in service and repair shops and for professional hobbyists. It is the first spectrum analyzer on the market to integrate the three most commonly used instruments on an RF engineer's workbench in one budget-friendly instrument.
Anritsu Company introduces 5G measurement software options for its Signal Analyzer MS2850A that are compliant with the 3GPP 5G New Radio (5G NR) standard. With the software installed, the MS2850A provides engineers with a cost-efficient and accurate solution to verify the RF Tx characteristics of next-generation 5G base stations and mobile devices, as well as satellite communications equipment and wideband communications systems.
Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading innovator of video test, monitoring and diagnostics solutions, announced expanded support for 4K/Ultra High Definition (UHD), High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) across its WFM/WVR 8000 Series and PRISM IP/SDI waveform monitoring and analysis platforms. The small form factor WFM/WVR 5200 series now also supports HDR graticlues for those producing 1080p HDR. These enhancements will enable content providers to more easily capture and produce stunning content using the latest technologies.
Driven by recent advances in standardization, there is an industrywide trend for high performance Ethernet/IP-based networking and IP-based configuration and control of next-generation workflows in production/contribution environments. R&S PRISMON helps customers to master these trends by adding support for SMPTE 2110 and AMWA IS-04 to its latest software release.
Expanding on its industry-leading gallium nitride (GaN) power portfolio, Texas Instruments (TI) announced two new high-speed GaN field-effect transistor (FET) drivers to create more efficient, higher-performing designs in speed-critical applications such as light detection and ranging (LIDAR) and 5G radio-frequency (RF) envelope tracking. The LMG1020 and LMG1210 can deliver switching frequencies of 50 MHz while improving efficiency and enabling five times smaller solution sizes previously not possible with silicon MOSFETs.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KT Corporation (Korea Telecom) at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona to collaborate on 5G New Radio (NR) technology and advanced 4G, accelerating commercial deployment of 5G.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced two new optical modules for its DSA8300 sampling oscilloscope that offer the industry's highest sensitivity and lowest noise, giving manufacturers the confidence they need to increase production capacity and improve yields for 400G designs moving into production.
With its new R&S PKU100, Rohde & Schwarz is entering the market for satellite uplink amplifiers in the Ku band. The R&S PKU100 combines the best of two worlds in a single device: the unbeatable strengths of solid-state amplifiers and the compactness and low weight of tube amplifiers. Adaptive linearization makes the R&S PKU100 truly innovative.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the Keysight E8740A Automotive Radar Signal Analysis and Generation Solution. This solution enables radar-based, advanced driver assistance systems to proactively detect and mitigate risks of collisions.
Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading innovator of video test, monitoring and diagnostics solutions, announced that its PRISM media analysis solution now includes support for the recently published SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards (-20,-30,-40, -21) for professional media over managed IP networks. In addition, Tektronix introduced new, low cost field-upgradable signal generation capabilities for PRISM that will give customers more confidence when testing IP and 12G-SDI for hybrid/SDI networks.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a sub-6 GHz 5G test reference solution compliant with the 3GPP Release 15 specification for 5G New Radio (NR).
Rohde & Schwarz and Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA, a world-leading fabless semiconductor company with advanced technology in mobile communications and IoT, are to establish a joint operator test laboratory in China as part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (February 26 to March 1).
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Unigroup Spreadtrum & RDA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video test, monitoring and diagnostics solutions, has announced interoperability with its video quality assurance solutions and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaLive, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, and AWS Elemental MediaPackage. The combination gives video providers, including pay TV operators, broadcasters and OTT providers, a scalable and cost-effective means to convert and package video content into various formats, while ensuring quality across the video workflow from acquisition to delivery.
National Instruments, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced plans to collaborate with Shanghai University on a testbed focused on 5G ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) for V2X applications.
The new R&S ATS1000 antenna test chamber from Rohde & Schwarz allows developers and production engineers to perform over-the-air (OTA) measurements for 5G on their antenna modules, transceivers, chipsets and wireless devices. Antenna and transceiver measurements are possible in the frequency range from 18 GHz to 87 GHz. The system therefore supports all millimeter-wave frequency bands currently considered for 5G. The compact test chamber makes it possible to measure mobile devices in the far field.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced EMCVu, a new all-in-one solution for EMI/EMC pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting. In today's electronic design environment, about 50 percent of products fail electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing the first time. EMCVu gives engineers an accurate, convenient and cost-effective approach to determine if their product designs will pass EMC emission compliance testing on the first try.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the Keysight E6951A public safety answering point (PSAP) emulator has been certified by NavCert GmbH. The E6951A is part of Keysight’s E6950A eCall Conformance Test Solution. The certification was awarded Dec. 18, 2017.
National Instruments, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a new release of LabVIEW NXG, the next generation of LabVIEW engineering system design software. Engineers can now test smarter with LabVIEW NXG - quickly set up your instruments, customize tests to your device specifications, and easily view results from any web browser, on any device.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the third generation of its P9000 series massively parallel parametric test system. The system accelerates the fast ramp of new technology and reduces the cost-of-test in the development and manufacturing of advanced semiconductor logic and memory ICs. For example, with the new types of device structure and higher performance, the required amount of parametric test data per advanced technology node (less than or equal to 20 nm) is drastically increasing.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced that its instruments played an important role in a technology demonstration that could one day enable the next generation of ultra-high bandwidth wireless communications links. In an article published in the journal Nature Communications, an international research team reported the first transmission of two real-time video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at an aggregate data rate of 50 gigabits per second, some100x faster than cellular networks.
Anritsu Company introduces software packages for its Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A that create the world’s first turnkey automated measurement solution for testing and evaluating RF TRx characteristics of up to four NB-IoT devices and modules.
From April 1, 2018 onward, car manufacturers are required to equip new vehicles for sale in the EU with an eCall module. In the event of a serious accident, this emergency call system automatically sends data to the uniform European emergency phone number 112 to facilitate faster response by emergency services. The independent test house CETECOM has now certified the eCall test solution from Rohde & Schwarz, which can be used to simulate a public safety answering point, in accordance with the EN standard. This puts manufacturers and suppliers in a very good position for acceptance tests of their installed emergency call systems, and the Russian emergency call counterpart ERA-Glonass can also be tested with an extension.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that its 5G network emulation solutions are now ready for 5G NR and will continue to support the new 3GPP NR standards. The first-to-market 5G NR test capabilities were publicly demonstrated at the company's 5G Tech Connect event in San Francisco on December 14. The event brought together key industry players to advance 5G insights. Earlier this year, Keysight was the first to launch network emulation solutions (5G Protocol R&D Toolset and 5G RF DVT Toolset) that enable device and chipset manufacturers to prototype and develop 5GTF chipsets and devices.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced MAC layer support for its LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework. Wireless researchers can take advantage of the new multiuser MAC layer enhancements to the 802.11 Application Framework to go beyond the PHY layer to address complex network-level problems that must be solved to make the 5G vision a reality.
Digital TV receiving equipment and terrestrial tuner chipset manufacturers can now test the performance of their products for compliance with the ATSC 3.0 standard using only a single unit. To do so, Rohde & Schwarz offers an ATSC 3.0 realtime coder and a waveform testing library for its R&S BTC broadcast test center. As a reference signal generator, the R&S BTC generates the globally used TV and audio broadcasting standards, simulates transmissions and analyzes the audio/video functions of DUTs in realtime.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, released new automotive-specific software solutions for the 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope designed to speed up validation and debug and shorten design cycles for the complex electronics systems found in next-generation vehicles. These new automotive solutions take full advantage of key 5 Series MSO innovations including up to 8 channels, 12-bit resolution and its massive high-definition capacitive touch display and highly intuitive user interface.
LTE-IoT is in its early commercial phase with multiple pilots and test networks currently active across the globe. Keysight's Nemo Outdoor measurement solution and Nemo Analyze analysis tools are fully capable of testing NB-IoT and LTE-M networks. Engineers can use the test applications in early lab and field testing, device benchmarking, network acceptance, network benchmarking, or service level agreement verification.
Anritsu Company introduces two options for its Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT series that have been developed for more accurate and efficient testing of 100G/200G/400G Ethernet network interfaces, and PCI Express Gen4 and USB 3.1 bus interfaces. The Variable ISI MU195020A-040/041 option upgrades the Emphasis function of the MP1900A’s internal Pulse Pattern Generator (PPG) for evaluation of high-speed interfaces, backplanes, and cables.
CES 2018, the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will touch every major global industry, hosting 3,900 exhibitors, and drive the ever-evolving technology landscape across 2.5 million net square feet of exhibit space. CES will run Tuesday, January 9 through Friday, January 12 in Las Vegas (LCCV), NV. Media events begin at 11 AM on Sunday, January 7 and 8 at Mandalay Bay.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, released new options for the 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope including a power analysis solution, Automotive Ethernet testing solution, and serial trigger and decode solutions for the aerospace and automotive markets. These new solutions take full advantage of key 5 Series MSO innovations including up to 8 input channels, 12-bit resolution and its massive high-definition capacitive touch display and highly intuitive Direct Access user interface.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that the FieldFox handheld RF analyzer was used in the evaluation of the impedance of the radar antenna for icy moons exploration (RIME), a key component of one of the ten science payloads of the European Space Agency's Jupiter icy moons explorer (JUICE) spacecraft scheduled for launch in 2022.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the PXIe-1095 chassis, the industry’s first PXI Chassis with 58 W of dedicated power and cooling per slot. This represents a 50 percent increase in power and cooling per slot compared to previously released NI PXI Express chassis.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced the 5 Series MSO Low Profile oscilloscope for machine diagnostics and automated test (ATE) applications. Building on the success of the 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscopes and innovations like FlexChannel™ technology and 12-bit ADCs (analog to digital converters), the new low profile instrument offers a best in class combination of channel density, performance and low-cost per channel at 1 GHz bandwidth that allows researchers and scientists to gather more accurate data and gain deeper insights into their machines while reducing test equipment space requirements.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that Bethany Mayer is resigning from her role as president of the company's Ixia Solutions Group to pursue other interests, effective as of Dec. 1, 2017. Mark Pierpoint, currently the vice president and general manager of Internet Infrastructure Solutions within the company's Communications Solutions Group, became the acting president of the Ixia Solutions Group on that date.
Texas Instruments unveiled its lowest-cost ultra-low-power MSP430™ microcontrollers (MCUs) for sensing applications. Developers can now implement simple sensing solutions through a variety of integrated mixed-signal features in this family of MSP430 value line sensing MCUs, available for as low as US$0.25 in high volumes. Additions to the family include two new entry-level devices and a new TI LaunchPad™ development kit for quick and easy evaluation.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a new PXI FlexRIO architecture that integrates mezzanine I/O modules with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs. The first wave of products based on this new architecture includes two high-resolution PXI FlexRIO Digitizers, three dedicated PXI FlexRIO Coprocessor Modules and a module development kit that helps with custom front-end development.
Anritsu Company expands the measurement capability of its Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C with the release of LTE-Advanced software solutions. When the new LTE-Advanced FDD DL CA 6CCs Measurement Software MX882112C-061 and LTE-Advanced TDD DL CA 6 CCs Measurement Software MX882113C-061 for LTE-Advanced/LTE Advanced Pro DL 6CA are installed, the MT8821C all-in-one solution supports RF and PHY layer measurements for 6 Carrier Aggregation (6CA) Single Input Single Output (SISO) and 6CA 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), as well as 6CA linked with Licensed Assisted Access (LAA).
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that its corporate headquarters, located at 1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, Calif., is operational after being temporarily closed due to the Northern California wildfires. All four main buildings on-site are intact and the majority of production-related facilities are now in operation.
Unwanted transmitters are pervasive in today’s mobile networks. They degrade network capacity and subscriber QoE, making interference hunting a key issue for mobile network operators and regulators. The new handheld R&S MNT100 RF interference locator from Rohde & Schwarz uses receiver technology and intelligent processing to quickly detect, analyze and locate even complex pulsed interference signals.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a new inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) resonant controller with an integrated high-voltage gate driver that enables the industry's lowest standby power, as well as longer system lifetimes.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. unveiled a total of five new automotive Ethernet solutions at the Automotive Testing Expo 2017, Suburban Collection Showplace, Booth 2008, Novi, Michigan, Oct. 24-26. These solutions help automotive design and test engineers bring their products to market faster with easy-to-use conformance testing.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the release of the Data Management Software Suite. This enterprise software solution offers a complete workflow to standardize measurement data across teams, mine that data for useful information, transform the data through automated analysis and deliver reports with valuable insight.
Rohde & Schwarz presents new vector network analyzer calibration equipment: the R&S ZN-Z32 and R&S ZN-Z33 inline calibration units. These calibration units are ideal for satellite component testing in thermal vacuum chambers (TVAC) and for multiport component testing on production lines.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced new enhancements for its FieldFox handheld RF and microwave analyzers. FieldFox analyzers now connect to Keysight's 89600 VSA software, the industry's leading toolset for signal demodulation and vector signal analysis.
Anritsu Company introduces the V2X 802.11p Evaluation Software MX727000A, a first of its kind solution that supports V2X message analysis for U.S., Europe, and Japan vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadside (V2X) communications standards.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a technology collaboration with Innovari to help utility companies around the world improve system utilization, manage distributed energy resources and foster relationships between customers, local communities and regulators.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the collaboration with Bluetest on the successful creation of a narrowband - internet of things (NB-IoT)) over-the-air (OTA) solution for use in Bluetest Reverberation Test Systems (bluetest.se/products/chambers). The solution, used by one of Japan's top operator customers, demonstrates the market leading position of both companies in NB-IoT test.
Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, announced that NEP Australia, leading provider of outsourced broadcast production solutions, has selected Tektronix as a key technology provider for the broadcaster's move to an IP-enabled production infrastructure based on the SMPTE ST-2110 standard for video over IP. NEP has purchased a range of Tektronix equipment for its IP build out including both standalone and rackmount PRISM hybrid IP/SDI media analysis instruments as well as SPG8000A hybrid sync generator and PTP grandmaster clock units, ECO8000 automatic changeover devices and WFM5200 waveform monitors.
The R&S SMW200A GNSS simulator adds a high-end solution to the Rohde & Schwarz portfolio of satellite navigation system simulators. It can be extended to up to four RF outputs and allows GNSS signals to be simulated simultaneously in multiple frequency bands for multiple antennas. It is the only instrument on the market that can internally simulate a complex interference environment in parallel with GNSS signals. With the R&S SMW200A, Rohde & Schwarz heralds a new era in GNSS simulation.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that its mobile internet of things (IoT) test system was selected by China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI). Based on the E7515A UXM wireless test set, Keysight helps CMRI study the power consumption, RF, and positioning performance, and verification, of new IoT technologies, devices and products.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced the new DPO7OE1, a calibrated optical probe and analysis software for use with real-time oscilloscopes. It is optical reference receiver (ORR) compliant for 28-GBaud PAM4 applications and supports IEEE/OIF-CEI standard specific measurements. This new solution complements Tektronix' optical PAM4 analysis tools for sampling oscilloscopes, giving design teams efficient test solutions for all stages of the optical transmitter workflow.
Rohde & Schwarz tested the Genova Origin packaging solution from Keepixo for compatibility with its R&S PRISMON monitoring and multiviewer solution. R&S PRISMON successfully received and monitored in detail all common OTT protocols, including HLS and MPEG-DASH. Rohde & Schwarz focused in particular on subtitle packaging tests based on diverse formats.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the 5G RF DVT Toolset, an industry-first network emulation solution for 5G radio design verification test. The new toolset cost-effectively scales from sub-6 GHz to mmWave, and from pre-5G standards to new radio (NR).
The 5G RF DVT Toolset is the latest solution in Keysight's 5G network emulation solution (NES) portfolio.
The R&S FSW85 signal and spectrum analyzer now provides 5 GHz analysis bandwidth, which is required for analyzing wideband signals such as automotive radar FMCW chirp signals, IEEE 802.11ay signals and 5G waveform candidates.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technologies, has confirmed achieving DL 6CA (256QAM) max T-put (1.2Gbps) for its next-generation LTE modem successfully with Anritsu’s MT8821C Radio Communication Analyzer as the industry’s first test platform.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced innovative enhancements for the M8040A high-performance bit error ratio tester (BERT) solution for testing PAM-4 and NRZ devices that operate up to 64 GBaud. Engineers in validation labs and R&D who characterize receivers on the physical layer for emerging 400G data center interconnects will benefit from simplified test setups and repeatable and accurate results.
Ensuring the availability and quality of both live and file-based content is a critical challenge for video content distributors moving to adaptive bit rate (ABR) and over-the-top (OTT) delivery models. Those challenges just got easier with the introduction of comprehensive video on demand (VOD) and live OTT monitoring solutions from Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video test, monitoring and diagnostics solutions, that allow broadcasters and other video content distributors using cloud, virtual or physical networks to ensure that the content they are delivering to customers is good quality.
Rohde & Schwarz Mobile Network Testing is paving the way to NB-IoT by providing the world’s first accurate LTE/NB-IoT coverage measurement solution: via a software upgrade, the R&S ROMES drive test software now also supports NB-IoT coverage measurements with R&S TSMx scanners.
Texas Instruments (TI), opened the door for developers to implement high-performing DLP display technology with virtually any low-cost processor. The new 0.2-inch DLP2000 chipset and $99 DLP® LightCrafter™ Display 2000 evaluation module (EVM) now make it more affordable to leverage DLP technology and design on-demand, free-form display applications such as mobile smart TVs; pico projectors; digital signage; projection displays for smart homes, smartphones and tablets; and control panels and Internet of Things (IoT) display solutions.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that it will showcase the latest end-to-end R&D to deployment test solutions for user devices to network infrastructure for 5G, cellular IoT, LTE and WiFi at Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, North Hall, Stand 1246, San Francisco, Sept. 12-14.
New technologies such as 4K, Wide Color Gamut (WCG) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) allow video content creators to create stunning images and content for delivery to the home, but they also add considerable complexity to workflows. Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, today unveiled a comprehensive set of production tools to help content creators minimize and manage this complexity at its source – the camera. The new solutions, available now, will be demonstrated at IBC 2017 this September on Stand 10 D41.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the release of a new family of high-performance PXI remote control and bus extension modules with PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity. PCI Express Gen 3 technology delivers increased bandwidth that is critical for data intensive applications like 5G cellular research, RF record and playback, and high-channel-count data acquisition.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced a solution that supports simultaneous cellular and WiFi testing. The T5510S Cellular + WiFi Emulation System is a powerful, flexible platform enabled by the combination of Keysight's UXM network emulator and the Ixia Solutions Group's Wave Test System. The result is an industry first—a test platform covering a complete cellular and WiFi system, from data traffic generation to physical transmission, layers 1 to 7.
Anritsu Company introduces two new options for its Signal Analyzer/Spectrum Analyzer MS2850A to support high-speed transfer of captured waveform data to an external computer for post processing and analysis. Combined with the 1-GHz capture and analysis bandwidth, the options expand the capability of the MS2850A to address the needs of emerging wireless networks, including 5G, where experimental and prototype waveforms are being analyzed using simulation and analysis software.
Rohde & Schwarz and MediaTek have successfully completed the verification of location based services (LBS) in the U-plane and C-plane for A BeiDou, the new GNSS satellite positioning system from China. The R&S TS-LBS test solution allows mobile manufacturers, chipset manufacturers, test houses and network operators to verify chipsets and mobile devices in order to obtain permission to operate them in a particular network.
National Instruments, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the PXIe-8301 remote control module, the industry’s first solution for laptop control of PXI systems using Thunderbolt™ 3.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced an agreement with Sequans Communications whereby Keysight will use Sequans' Monarch LTE for IoT chip platform to provide support for NB-IoT and LTE-M customers using Keysight's E7515A UXM wireless test set. The integration assures customers that they have their test needs covered for IoT deployments and are in compliance with 3GPP standards.
The new R&S ZNLE vector network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz brings excellent RF performance and faster measurements to the economy class. This easy-to-use instrument is the lightest, most compact VNA in its class, making S parameter measurements as easy as ABC.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced multiple antenna User Equipment (UE) support for its LabVIEW Communications MIMO Application Framework. This makes the MIMO Application Framework the world’s only commercially available physical layer reference design that powers true Massive MIMO prototyping that goes beyond just desktop simulations to fully functional 5G deployments.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a pair of highly flexible, single-chip buck-boost battery charge controllers for one- to four-cell (1S to 4S) designs. The bq25703A and bq25700A synchronous charge controllers support efficient charging through USB Type-C and other USB ports in end equipment ranging from notebooks and tablets to power banks, drones and smart home applications.
It was just this past April that Rohde & Schwarz introduced the new, intelligent storage and file management solution at the NAB trade show in Las Vegas. The IBM Spectrum Scale file system on the R&S SpycerBox Cell and R&S SpycerBox Ultra TL considerably facilitates workflows. Together with its partner, system integrator Jordi AG, Rohde & Schwarz landed a project for Zürich-based customer tpc.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, has expanded its line-up of PAM4 test solutions to include comprehensive 400G electrical compliance testing for OIF-CEI-56G VSR/MR/LR PAM4 standards. The new 400G-TXE software package runs on high-performance Tektronix DPO70000SX Real-Time Oscilloscopes; a lineup of models which go up to 70 GHz in bandwidth.
Anritsu Company continues to address the emerging test requirements associated with 4G base stations with the introduction of OBSAI RF Analyzer software that expands the measurement capability of its industry-leading handheld analyzers.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the introduction of the E36300 Series triple-output programmable DC power supplies. With a large color display, intuitive user interface, modern device connections via LAN (LXI, USB and optional GPIB), the E36300 matches the performance of more expensive system power supplies.
NI the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a new Internet of Things (IoT) teaching approach with a suite of advanced tools. Professors and students can take advantage of these teaching tools, which consist of the myRIO Student Embedded Device, LabVIEW toolkits, PTC’s ThingWorx software and projects created by Tufts University, to build real-world IoT applications in the classroom.
Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its R&S Scope Rider, adding triggering and decoding software for the CAN flexible data rate (CAN-FD) and single edge nibble transmission (SENT) bus systems. It is currently the only portable oscilloscope capable of analyzing CAN, LIN, CAN-FD and SENT bus signals, making it the perfect tool for troubleshooting automotive applications – from commissioning to drive tests.
New 5 Series MSO Delivers 4, 6, or 8 Channels with FlexChannel Technology, Massive HD Capacitive Touch Display, Advanced UI, and Optional Windows OS. Unprecedented Flexibility and Unmatched Visibility into Complex Embedded Systems.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced a solution for measuring, analyzing and visualizing the coverage generated by 5G base stations. Keysight's Nemo Outdoor, combined with FieldFox handheld RF and microwave analyzers, enables mobile operators and network vendors to measure 5G radio propagation and coverage. The solution uses the Nemo Outdoor analytics tools to provide capabilities for visualizing and post-processing data, enabling network equipment manufacturers and mobile operators to evaluate and verify 5G base station propagation models for indicating 5G cellular coverage levels.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a baseband model of the second-generation Vector Signal Transceiver (VST). The PXIe-5820 module is the industry’s first baseband VST with 1 GHz of complex I/Q bandwidth and is designed to address the most challenging RF front-end module and transceiver test applications, such as envelope tracking, digital pre-distortion and 5G test.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, is extending its leadership in isolated measurement systems. In 2016, Tektronix set a new standard for power measurements by introducing IsoVu, a high performance, isolated measurement system with revolutionary 120 dB (1 Million-to-1) common mode rejection. Tektronix is raising the standard again by adding new products to its IsoVu portfolio with a large differential voltage range and a higher input impedance.
Rohde & Schwarz is the first oscilloscope manufacturer to offer an integrated arbitrary waveform and pattern generator in the lab class. With the generator, all R&S RTO2000 and R&S RTE oscilloscopes can deliver test signals on two analog and eight digital channels, making it possible to test complex circuits in a minimum of space using a single instrument. Even fully automated compliance tests can be performed.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the Keysight Test Platform 195 is the first and only test platform that includes RF NB-IoT and CAT-M validated test cases together in the Global Certification Forum (GCF).
National Instruments, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the release of a new family of PXI arbitrary waveform generators with up to two channels and 80 MHz of analog bandwidth in a single slot, and a new 100 MHz, 8-channel oscilloscope that builds on NI’s expertise in high-density and software-designed instruments in PXI. Engineers can achieve high-performance signal generation and measure complex waveforms with these new low-cost, compact mixed-signal instruments in a modular form factor.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, introduced the TTR500 Series USB Vector Network Analyzer, adding to the growing Tektronix portfolio of disruptive USB-based RF test instruments. Like Tektronix' highly successful USB-based spectrum analyzers, the new TTR500 Series delivers an unmatched combination of low price and performance – 40 percent lower cost than alternatives capable of matching its 122 dB dynamic range and 6 GHz frequency range. It also includes advanced features including new VectorVu-PC analysis software and the only built-in bias tee for testing active devices in this category.
The R&S ELEKTRA EMI test software has been designed for easy and intuitive EMI measurements during product development. It supports EMI test receivers and spectrum analyzers from Rohde & Schwarz. Even development engineers or technicians who only occasionally use these instruments to measure electromagnetic interference are able to configure automated test sequences quickly, often right in the development lab, using GTEM cells or line impedance stabilization networks (LISN).
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that its cellular-IoT test solution was selected by China Telecom to help accelerate its Narrow-Band IoT (NB-IoT) chipset and module certification progress. Based on the E7515A UXM wireless test set, Keysight is the only all-in-one test platform vendor to support China Telecom's NB-IoT RF conformance test and power consumption verification.
National Instruments announced Karen Rapp is joining NI as its new chief financial officer (CFO) commencing on May 9. Rapp will oversee NI’s global Finance and IT organizations and report to Alex Davern, NI CEO.
The new R&S RT-ZVC02/04 multichannel power probe can measure across large current and voltage ranges without having to switch ranges, making it possible to monitor the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and wearables such as smartwatches. When used in combination with an R&S RTE or R&S RTO oscilloscope, the current drain can be clearly correlated with analog and digital control signals, enabling developers to optimize the battery life of such wearables and wireless devices early in the development cycle.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced new optical modules for its DSA8300 sampling oscilloscope that feature the industry's highest mask test sensitivity and lowest noise along with new features that increase production capacity and improve yield for current 100G designs moving into production. The company also unveiled enhancements to its 400G test solution including IEEE Ethernet standard-driven Transmitter and Dispersion Eye Closure (TDECQ) PAM4 and related support measurements for optical testing.
National Instruments, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, gave the world’s first public demonstration at 28 GHz of a real-time, over-the-air prototype aligned with the Verizon 5G specification at the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) in San Francisco. The system uses OFDM with eight component carriers in a 2x2 downlink MU-MIMO configuration with hybrid beamforming and a self-contained subframe, yielding a 5 Gbit/s peak throughput, and is scalable to over 20 Gbit/s with eight MIMO streams.
The new test options for the R&S RTO2000 series oscilloscopes with a bandwidth of 6 GHz make these instruments ideal for testing fast communications interfaces. The new options support the 5 Gbit/s SuperSpeed USB and PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 interfaces. There is also a new solution for USB power delivery (USB-PD).
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced their plan to help accelerate the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoT capabilities is expected to help connect billions of devices with applications—such as smart homes, connected cars, healthcare and smart cities; as well as industrial applications, including energy systems, agriculture and transportation.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced NI-RFmx 2.2, the latest version of its advanced measurement software for PXI RF test systems. When used with the second-generation PXI Vector Signal Transceiver (VST), engineers can test 4.5G and 5G RF components such as transceivers and amplifiers using a wide range of carrier aggregation schemes, even as the 5G standard is still being defined.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced the industry's first 32 Gb/s protocol-aware bit error rate test and analysis system. The new Tektronix BSX series BERTScope not only helps characterize the receiver in Gen3 and Gen4 devices – it enables users to shorten the time needed to debug link training and bit error rate issues.
The new R&S RT-ZVC multichannel power probe, in combination with an R&S CMW radio communication tester, monitors the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and mobile devices. It is the only solution available on the market that can correlate battery consumption data with RF signaling events. And it accomplishes this with a measurement resolution of 18 bits, making measurements in the nanoampere range possible.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced the InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes. This new low-cost oscilloscope series has 50 to 100 MHz models that feature unique, Keysight-custom technology. The oscilloscopes deliver professional-level functionality with industry-leading software analysis and 6-in-1 instrument integration.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the availability of the USRP-2945 quad receiver SDR device and the USRP-2944 high-performance 2x2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) SDR device.
The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester now emulates WLAN networks in line with the IEEE 802.11ac standard. The established test platform thus supports all current cellular and non-cellular wireless standards. Just a single test instrument covers all tests required for components with multiple integrated wireless interfaces – including interoperability tests.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced that it is collaborating with ZTE to assist them in the test and measurement of critical 5G key technologies, including mmW communications, New PHY, massive MIMO and BTS beamforming prototypes. Keysight will help ZTE accelerate 5G product time to market by providing industry-leading products and solutions, for example, UXA mmW signal analyzes, AXIe modular ultra-broad bandwidth signal generation and analysis systems, and system level prototype solutions.
Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing is renowned for continually integrating the latest commercial phones into their solutions to meet market and customer requirements. To continue to ensure QoS and QoE measurements from a real end-user perspective also in the future, Rohde & Schwarz mobile network testing has signed an agreement with Samsung that grants preferential RF access to current and upcoming Samsung phones.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced new equivalent time automated compliance test solutions for 4-lane 100G electrical interfaces defined in the IEEE 802.3bm and 802.3bj specifications. The new capabilities along with the full set of Tektronix solutions for 100G and 400G characterization and validation will be demonstrated February 1-2 at DesignCon 2017, Booth 741.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced it will exhibit a number of new products at the embedded world 2017, Stand 4-208, ECN, Nuremberg, Germany, March 14–16. Keysight's technical experts and application engineers will be available at the event to demonstrate the company's latest design, verification and test solutions.
As brands and developers have been eagerly awaiting a solution that will allow them to create smaller form factor products integrating 1080p projection displays, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced its DLP Pico 0.33-inch full-HD chipset. Consisting of the DLP3310 digital micromirror device (DMD) and DLPC3437 controller, this is the industry's smallest 1080p display chip solution with the highest brightness capabilities in the 0.3-inch imager class.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced the industry's first receiver test solution with 100 percent coverage of the MIPI Alliance's recently released D-PHY v.2.0 specification along with full support for the C-PHY v1.1 receiver test specification.
Rohde & Schwarz safeguarded Austria's AirPower 2016 air show against the security risk of commercial drones encroaching on the show's airspace. This was accomplished using the R&S ARDRONIS radiomonitoring solution that enables users to identify drone control signals early on, to locate and even stop the drone.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the opening of the new NI Industrial IoT Lab at its Austin headquarters.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced it will exhibit its latest high-speed digital solutions at DesignCon 2017, Booth 725, Santa Clara Convention Center, Feb. 1-2. Keysight's technical experts and application engineers will demonstrate the most advanced design and test solutions, developed for solving today's most difficult high-speed digital measurement challenges. Keysight is proud to be the host sponsor of DesignCon 2017.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the release of its Automated Test Outlook 2017. The annual test and measurement report reviews the key technologies impacting automated test environments from reconfigurable test instrumentation to software-centric test platforms and ecosystems for next-generation device test.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's highest-density, 18-V input, 35-A synchronous DC/DC buck converter, which offers full differential remote-voltage sensing and PMBus to support telemetry. TI's TPS546C23 power converter integrates high- and low-side MOSFETs into a small-footprint package that is significantly denser than competitive devices.
High dynamic range (HDR) is a spectacular technological advancement that makes the home theater experience more intensive and more realistic. This technology matches the picture's luminance dynamic range to the perception of the human eye. But HDR has also presented technical challenges at every step of the video chain, from capture through post production to the final viewing platform.
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the appointment of John Roiko as interim chief financial officer (CFO) effective Jan. 1, 2017. Roiko will oversee NI’s global finance organization and continue to report to Alex Davern, NI’s current chief operating officer and CFO, who will become chief executive officer of the company effective Jan. 1.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, released an update to its PAM4 solution for validating 400G physical layer transmitter designs for its DPO70000SX ultra high-performance oscilloscope series. The latest release adds PAM4 error detection, industry-leading Signal to Noise and Distortion Ratio (SNDR) measurement capability, and new advanced FFE/DFE equalization capabilities into one easy to use solution.
Anritsu Company expands its field test portfolio with the introduction of PIM Hunter™, a passive intermodulation test probe that helps field technicians more quickly discover the precise location of external PIM sources at cell sites. Designed for use with Anritsu’s PIM Master™, Spectrum Master™ and BTS Master™ handheld analyzers, the PIM Hunter test probe enables field professionals to use traditional interference hunting techniques to accurately locate external PIM sources for optimum wireless network performance.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., with the University of California San Diego announced the world's longest bidirectional phased-array link in the 60 GHz band. At a link distance of 300 m, the 32-element array achieved a data rate of greater than 2 Gbps over all scan angles up to ±45 degrees.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, unveiled a complete solution for performing high resistivity measurements in compliance with accepted industry standards including ASTM D257 and IEC 60093. Designed for use with the Keithley Model 6517B Electrometer and Model 8009 Resistivity Chamber, the new Model KICKSTARTFL-HRMA application automates volume and surface resistivity measurements for more accurate and repeatable results without the need for custom programming.
Since October 2016, the new version 6 of R&S CLIPSTER from Rohde & Schwarz has been in operation at Head Quarter, a post production company based in Cologne and Berlin. Head Quarter uses the mastering system for its DCP, IMF and HDR workflows. The outstanding performance of R&S CLIPSTER 6 enables Head Quarter to optimally meet the highest demands in the fields of mastering and HDR, now and in the future.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and ASELSAN Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., Turkey, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic partnership on research and development of 5G communication technologies.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first precision nanopower operational amplifiers (op amps). The LPV811 and LPV812 consume quiescent current as low as 320 nA and are part of a family of four new ultra-low-power op amps.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a collaboration with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to supply core infrastructure for a path-breaking channel emulation testbed, called Colosseum, which will play a central role in the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.
The R&S NRPM OTA power measurement solution is the first solution for measuring transmit power over the air interface for 5G and wireless gigabit components. The solution enables users working in development and production to calibrate the output power of the antenna on a DUT and to test the DUT's beamforming function.
Keysight Technologies, Inc announced the availability of a battery-drain analysis solution that delivers insight into critical applications for the energy, automotive and medical device industries. Keysight is the only company that offers this integrated solution for accurate battery-drain analysis and provides the needed testing information required to manage the wide dynamic-current-range utilized by these devices.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced a new DisplayPort Type-C Transmitter Test solution that significantly reduces compliance test times compared to both previous Tektronix DisplayPort solution and those available from competitors.
NI the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the PXIe-5164 oscilloscope. The PXIe-5164 is built on the open, modular PXI architecture, and includes a user-programmable FPGA to help aerospace/defense, semiconductor and research/physics applications that require high-voltage measurements and high levels of amplitude accuracy.
Rohde & Schwarz presents its new R&S TMU9compact UHF medium-power transmitter for the power range from 400 W to 600 W. The R&S TMU9compact is the most space-saving transmitter in its class, while offering uncompromising efficiency, reliability and signal quality. The new transmitter allows broadcast network operators to reduce operating costs drastically. It supports the DVB-T2, DVB-T, ISDB-TB and ATSC digital TV standards, making it compatible with networks around the globe.
Keysight Technologies, Inc announced that it has added new capabilities to its Propsim F32 channel emulator. These capabilities enable manufacturers and mobile operators to efficiently verify the performance of devices and network equipment with LTE-Hotspots and Indoor (LTE-Hi) small cell and LTE-Licensed Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) dual connectivity technology support. LTE-LAA was first introduced in 3GPP Release 13 and is part of LTE Advanced Pro. Keysight's LTE-Hi small cell test scenarios were developed in collaboration with China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.
Expanding the functionality of Internet of Things (IoT) networks, Texas Instruments (TI) announced availability for mass production of the industry's lowest-power dual-band wireless microcontroller (MCU) supporting Sub-1 GHz and Bluetooth® low energy connectivity on a single chip.
Rohde & Schwarz has successfully demonstrated the generation and analysis of 5G signals based on the characteristics as specified in the Verizon open trial specifications. The R&S SMW200A vector signal generator and the R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer both provide outstanding test and measurement capabilities, resulting in an EVM performance of 1 % when applying these 5G signals.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced TestStand 2016. This latest version of the industry-leading test management software focuses on helping the more than 10,000 current users to further increase their productivity while also helping to ensure the initial success of new developers.
The new R&S AVHE100 encoding and multiplexing solution from Rohde & Schwarz makes it possible to broadcast color-intensive HDR material in UHD as well as in HD format, for example over DVB-T2 networks, to provide viewers with a truly immersive TV experience. The R&S AVHE100 architecture allows headend operators to replace existing encoders or to build entirely new multiplex systems employing cutting-edge technology. With the R&S AVHE100, the company offers headend operators an extremely compact yet flexible solution for migrating to high-definition and ultra-high-definition TV formats, including HDR. All functions are implemented by software modules, allowing easy integration of enhancements to the relatively new HEVC standard.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., the first company to introduce a one-box, 1,500 V, photovoltaic (PV) array simulation solution — the N8900APV Series — announced the addition of automated static and dynamic maximum peak power tracking (MPPT) test to its Solar Array Simulator (SAS) Control software for N8900APV Series PV simulators. The static and dynamic MPPT tests are performed in accordance with the European Standard EN50530 (April 2010) procedure, which is widely accepted as the industry standard for the overall efficiency of grid-connected photovoltaic inverters. This update to the software also includes integration with the Keysight BenchVue platform.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced new RF capabilities for higher power transmit and receive, and FPGA-based real-time envelope tracking and digital predistortion for the Semiconductor Test System (STS).
The R&S THU9evo UHF transmitter from Rohde & Schwarz represents the next level of development for the company’s successful family of high-power transmitters. The new transmitter comes with further improvements in both energy efficiency and power density, allowing network operators to achieve even greater operating cost savings. The R&S THU9evo delivers maximum energy savings even during channel changes or when adjusting the output power. The intelligent R&S Efficiency Optimization feature automatically provides the most economical operation possible for every operating scenario.
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video test and monitoring solutions, announced Japan Business Systems, Inc. (JBS) has launched a cloud-based automated video quality assurance service based on the Tektronix QCloud platform. The new Cloud VIDEO POST service allows broadcasters and video content creators and providers to add comprehensive quality control (QC) of file-based content to their workflow with minimal upfront cost and unlimited scalability.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that Mark Wallace will succeed Guy Séné as head of Keysight's global sales organization on Nov. 1, 2016. Séné will remain as an advisor through the end of the company's first fiscal quarter, Jan. 31, 2017, when he will retire.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the NI Educational Laboratory Virtual Instrumentation Suite (NI ELVIS) RIO Control Module, the newest addition to the powerful NI ELVIS product family. The NI ELVIS RIO Control Module adds an industry-leading, real-time embedded processor and FPGA architecture to instrumentation powering NI’s most complete hands-on learning solution for power systems, machine control, hardware in the loop and mechatronics design.
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its successful R&S VENICE ingest and playout platform to include the R&S VENICE Control application. The R&S VENICE Control ingest software for controlling complex multicamera recordings makes it possible to record up to 16 independent channels in all conventional production and broadcast formats. This is the highest number of channels per system available on the market. Single-channel and multichannel recordings are processed in a flexible client-server configuration.
Keysight Technologies, Inc.announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative global mobile network operators, manufacturers and research institutes involved with 5G development and deployment.
Anritsu Company introduces CPRI RF measurement capability in its market-leading E series of Site Master™, Spectrum Master™, and Cell Master™ handheld field analyzers that dramatically simplifies and lowers the cost of testing Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) installed atop 4G towers. Solidifying Anritsu’s position as the industry leader in field test solutions, the new option reduces network OpEx by allowing wireless carrier engineers, technicians and contractors responsible for wireless networks to identify interference sources on the radio uplink at ground level, reducing the use of unnecessary and costly tower climbing crews.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the world’s first MIMO Application Framework.
The new R&S RTO-K44 option from Rohde & Schwarz offers powerful triggering and decoding functionality for debugging designs with MIPI M-PHY based protocols. Defined as a physical layer, M-PHY serves as the basis for a number of protocol standards that have been optimized for rapid data transmission in mobile devices. For example, M-PHY is used together with CSI-3 in cameras and with UFS in memory components for multimedia applications. With DigRF Rev.4, UniPort or LLI, the interface is used in chip-to-chip communications.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that it has extended its industry-leading One-Stop Calibration Services, to include non-Keysight equipment, reinforcing the company's commitment to support complete test systems.
Keysight's One-Stop Calibration Services ensure ongoing accuracy and availability of test assets, as well as electrical, physical, dimensional and optical equipment from virtually any manufacturer. This helps engineers develop, deploy and maintain test systems at a lower cost.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's fastest 5.7-kVRMS isolated dual-channel gate driver, the first of a new gate driver family in TI's isolation portfolio. The UCC21520's flexible, universal compatibility enables its use as an isolated driver in low-side, high-side, high-side/low-side or half-bridge power management designs.
The new R&S ZNBT20 from Rohde & Schwarz is the first true multiport vector network analyzer in the microwave range with up to 16 integrated test ports. The unique hardware architecture from the R&S ZNBT8 has been extended to 20 GHz. This allows users to characterize multiple devices under test in parallel and thus increase throughput tremendously. The R&S ZNBT offers the high measurement performance of a two-port network analyzer at each of its test ports.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the newest release of its high-performance, Advanced Low-Frequency Noise Analyzer (A-LFNA), which is designed to make fast, accurate and repeatable low-frequency noise measurements. The release features a new user interface and tight integration with Keysight's WaferPro Express software — a platform that performs automated wafer-level measurements of semiconductor devices. As part of this larger framework, the platform provides engineers with a deeper understanding of the noise in their devices and circuits, surpassing dead-end noise measurements on a standalone system.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a second-generation vector signal transceiver (VST).The NI PXIe-5840 module is the world’s first 1 GHz bandwidth VST and is designed to solve the most challenging RF design and test applications.
The contract, amounting to more than 10 million Omani rials (more than 22 million euros), was awarded in the third week of May. In late 2014, Oman TV, the public authority for radio and TV in the Sultanate of Oman, had released a tender for a nationwide DVB-T2 digital TV network with 69 sites to be set up on a turnkey basis. Rohde & Schwarz and several other leading vendors participated in the tender. After evaluation, the German company was selected as the prime contractor for the project. By winning the bid, Rohde & Schwarz is continuing its TV success story in the Middle East. Qatar, Bahrein, Sharjah and Jordan are already running or building DVB-T2 networks from the market leader in terrestrial TV transmission systems.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that Allion Labs, Inc., an international electronics certification laboratory (www.allion.com), has successfully adopted Keysight's high-speed digital measurement solutions to offer certification testing services for the new Thunderbolt™ 3 hosts (motherboards, notebooks, add-on cards, all-in-one systems) and devices. As a result, Allion is now an Intel authorized certification lab for Thunderbolt 3 technologies.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, introduced the TBS2000, a next generation basic oscilloscope featuring the longest record length and largest display in its class for faster signal evaluation and troubleshooting. This latest addition to the Tektronix portfolio puts expanded capabilities, including the ability to use a wide range of Tektronix probes, into the hands of budget-constrained design engineers and educators.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's first double-data-rate (DDR) memory linear regulator for space applications. The TPS7H3301-SP is the only DDR regulator immune to single-event effects up to 65 megaelectron volts per centimeter squared (MeV-cm2), powering space-satellite payloads including single-board computers, solid-state recorders and other memory applications.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the NI PXIe-4135 source measure unit (SMU) with a measurement sensitivity of 10 fA and voltage output up to 200 V. Engineers can use the NI PXIe-4135 SMU to measure low-current signals and take advantage of the high channel density, fast test throughput and flexibility of NI PXI SMUs for applications such as wafer-level parametric test, materials research and characterization of low-current sensors and ICs.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced its Signal Optimizer software—the industry's first and only all-in-one software for calibration, signal creation and signal analysis of 5G candidate waveforms. By simplifying calibration and the critical design tasks related to 5G signal creation and analysis, the software enables R&D engineers to focus more time on being first-to-market with their own designs.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced a series of enhancements to its suite of PCI Express® (PCIe) test solutions including support for the 16 GT/s data rate and the industry's first automated transmitter and receiver test solutions supporting the PCIe 4.0 architecture.
Rohde & Schwarz DVS GmbH has been integrated into Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG at the end of the 2015/16 fiscal year (June 30). The electronics specialist thus underscores its commitment to unlock additional growth potential in both the broadcast and studio markets.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced the latest release of its popular BenchVue software; an intuitive, easy-to-use platform for the PC. BenchVue provides multiple-instrument measurement applications, data capture and solution applications, without the need for instrument programming.
Today's bench-instrument users continue to demand a faster, simpler way to accomplish their most common tasks. Keysight's new BenchVue 3.5 accomplishes that task by further enhancing test automation for basic sequences.
Anritsu Company introduces the Signaling Tester MD8475B, the world’s first all-in-one test solution supporting up to four component carrier aggregation (4CC CA) and 2x2 MIMO in a single test box. Integrated with the SmartStudio GUI, the MD8475B lowers cost-of-test and reduces space requirements compared to conventional solutions that require several test instruments, providing engineers with a highly efficient tool to conduct tests on chipsets, modules, and mobile platforms integrating the most recent LTE-Advanced specifications.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the beta release of Multisim Live, a fully web-based schematic capture and circuit simulation tool powered by SPICE technology.
Rohde & Schwarz has validated six RF conformance test cases for LTE-capable high-power user equipment (HPUE), allowing the certification of such devices to start. The R&S TS8980 test system is the first and so far only test system that covers these tests for LTE band 14 public safety networks. With this accomplishment, Rohde & Schwarz is paving the way for LTE’s expansion into critical communication applications.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that the Global Certification Forum (GCF) has ratified in their latest CAG#46 meeting, the validation of Keysight release 9 dual band and dual carrier HSDPA test cases in the bands I-VIII. Through this recognition, Keysight becomes the only vendor to offer validated test cases on this evolution of 3G technology, for which some mobile network operators have already announced deployments in 2016.
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, has unlocked end-to-end ABR monitoring with unveiling of decryption and decode functionality for the Sentry ABR video quality monitoring platform.
Texas Instruments introduced two 65-V, 150-mA synchronous DC/DC buck converters with the industry's lowest 10.5-uA quiescent current (IQ) for powering factory automation and automotive sensor applications requiring high efficiency. The industrial-grade LM5165 and automotive-grade LM5165-Q1 micro-power step-down regulators feature a wide input voltage (VIN) range and dual control modes for optimizing efficiency and printed circuit board (PCB) area. By using the regulators together with TI's WEBENCH® Power Design tool, engineers can get their factory and process automation designs to market faster.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced the availability of a new Method of Implementation (MOI) document for cable assembly compliance tests defined in Rev. 1.1 of the USB Type-C specification and Rev. 1.0 of the USB Type-C Compliance Test Specification (CTS). The USB Type-C MOI, together with a test package such as Keysight's state file, works with the M937xA PXIe multiport vector network analyzer to provide the compliance test solution for USB Type-C cable assemblies. This step-by-step guide of measurement procedures for time and frequency domains simplifies compliance setup and testing.
Anritsu Company continues to address the test needs of signal integrity (SI) engineers with the introduction of options for its VectorStar® and ShockLine™ vector network analyzers (VNAs). The VectorStar Eye Diagram and ShockLine Advanced Time Domain (ATD) options are part of the expanding SI capabilities offered by Anritsu and provide SI engineers with improved tools to conduct channel diagnostics and model validation of high-speed digital circuit designs.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the NI PXIe-4081 7½-digit high-performance DMM and 1.8 MS/s isolated digitizer. The NI PXIe-4081 is the first PXI Express DMM available. It offers engineers the flexibility, resolution and isolation needed to tackle challenging applications that require smarter test systems in industries ranging from consumer electronics to aerospace and defense.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced an improved version of the FFT option, now available on the U5303A PCIe 12-bit high-speed data acquisition card. This card features two channels and a sampling rate from 1 GS/s to 3.2 GS/s.
Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, announced that the Keithley IVy app for working more efficiently and conveniently with 2600B source measure unit (SMU) instruments is available now for iPhone® and iPad® devices from the App Store. An updated version of the app with support for wireless instrument connection has also been released for Android devices on Google Play.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the world’s first software defined radio (SDR) for the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. The new NI mmWave Transceiver System is a full transceiver that can transmit and/or receive wide-bandwidth signals at an unprecedented 2 GHz real-time bandwidth, covering the spectrum in the E-band, 71-76 GHz.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced a series of low-cost, low-frequency options for the E5061B LF-RF network analyzer.
Keysight's new low-frequency options expand the E5061B LF-RF network analyzer's ability to characterize passive components, including wireless power transfer and wireless charging systems, to a broad range of applications operating over a wider frequency range, from 5 Hz to 500 MHz (E5061B-3L3), 1.5 GHz (E5061B-3L4) and 3 GHz (E5061B-3L5).
Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a contract by Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. (BNS) to equip six vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy with its full turnkey integrated communications system (ICS). The core component is R&S NAVICS, a comprehensive technology for next generation naval communications. The contract is part of a series of international successes for Rohde & Schwarz that include projects in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and Spain.
Texas Instruments introduced two families of controller area network (CAN) transceivers that meet all industry requirements for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) from U.S. and European automotive manufacturers.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced an enhanced version of NI InsightCM Enterprise software, a solution that helps companies gain insight into the health of capital equipment for machine maintenance and operations.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced an E-band Signal Analysis Reference Solution to provide low-cost millimeter wave analysis capability for applications in the 60-90 GHz range. The reference solution is based around the 10-bit ADC Infiniium S-Series oscilloscope to provide 2.5 GHz of high-fidelity, millimeter wave frequency analysis bandwidth.
Tektronix, Inc., an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, announced a series of enhancements to its Sentry video quality monitors tailored to the needs of broadcasters. Broadcasters have been challenged with the ever increasing competition from OTT providers, the FCC repack and having to meet even tighter compliance regulations. The enhancements to Sentry help Broadcasters remain competitive while reducing operational costs. These include full TR 101 290 monitoring and alarming, new RF interfaces and end-to-end closed caption checks to ensure the output meets the latest FCC regulations.
The R&S THR9 family of high-power FM transmitters from Rohde & Schwarz now includes the HD RadioTM standard, which represents the fourth generation of digital radio. This helps operators of HD RadioTM stations to reduce energy, maintenance and leasing costs over the entire lifecycle of their transmitters. Based on decades of experience, Rohde & Schwarz has launched the first liquid-cooled HD RadioTM transmitter that offers outstanding performance in a small footprint.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) and Bluetest AB announced that the Keysight UXM Wireless Test Set has now been integrated into Bluetest's leading reverberation chamber OTA test solutions, enabling mutual customers to make measurements quickly and with confidence.
Anritsu Company and TRX Systems announce that they have entered into a partnership whereby Anritsu’s industry leading handheld analyzers are integrated with a 3D Indoor Location and Mapping solution from TRX Systems to create the industry’s first automatically geo-referenced RF signal mapping solutions. The MA8100A series TRX NEON® Signal Mapper simplifies and dramatically reduces the time required for indoor signal testing, making it an ideal solution for professionals who conduct in-building testing of public safety and commercial networks, including public safety organizations, network operators, and DAS installers.
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, unveiled an industry-first hybrid SDI/IP media analysis platform, Prism, that enables a smooth transition from SDI-based to IP-based infrastructure.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced an improved, high-speed, 16-channel, PXIe digital stimulus/response (DSR) module with pattern editing development software. The improved DSR synchronizes up to 12 modules or 192 channels, a powerful and unique capability for applications in design validation and production test. The pattern editing development software enables test engineers to quickly create and edit waveform patterns or to import digital patterns created by automatic test generation applications and other sources.
After its successful debut last year, Rohde & Schwarz will present its steadily growing portfolio of oscilloscopes at Sensor+Test 2016. The highlight of the Rohde & Schwarz exhibit in Nuremberg will be R&S Scope Rider, a digital handheld oscilloscope, and R&S RTO2000, the most compact lab oscilloscope for multi-domain applications.
Anritsu Company announces that its ME7873LA RF/RRM Conformance Test System (CTS) leads the industry in total number of validated PTCRB 3CA LTE test cases supported by any platform. This leadership position was achieved based on approvals gained at the recent PTCRB #83 meeting held March 14-17 in Tampa, FL.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced an improved, high-speed, 16-channel, PXIe digital stimulus/response (DSR) module with pattern editing development software. The improved DSR synchronizes up to 12 modules or 192 channels, a powerful and unique capability for applications in design validation and production test. The pattern editing development software enables test engineers to quickly create and edit waveform patterns or to import digital patterns created by automatic test generation applications and other sources.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the release of the TestStand Semiconductor Module, which provides test system engineers with the software tools to quickly develop, deploy and maintain optimized semiconductor test systems.
China Mobile Research Institute and Test & Measurement expert Rohde & Schwarz will cooperate on the evolution from 4G towards 5G within the China Mobile 5G Innovation Center project. Both companies have signed a corresponding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March 18, 2016.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced the world's first analyzer enabling a minimum of 100 pA level dynamic current measurements with a maximum of 200 MHz bandwidth, 1 GSa/s sampling rate and 14- or 16-bit wide dynamic range. The Keysight CX3300 Series Device Current Waveform Analyzer is a new category of instrument and is ideally suited for researchers struggling with high-speed transient current measurements during advanced device characterization and engineers working to reduce power/current consumption in low-power devices.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has expanded its line of disruptive USB-based real-time spectrum analyzers with 4 new higher-performance models targeting design, spectrum management and wireless transmitter installation and maintenance applications. The new RSA500 and RSA600 series of analyzers offer frequency coverage from 9 kHz up to 7.5 GHz with 40 MHz acquisition bandwidth, a measurement dynamic range from -161 dBm/Hz Displayed Average Noise Level, and up to +30 dBm maximum input.
Anritsu Company announces expanded capabilities for its Network Master™ Flex MT1100A optical transport tester that address the challenges associated with emerging technologies being integrated into Core and Metro networks, as well as in data centers. With the new options, the MT1100A is the only field portable multi-100G transport tester that can support native client payloads, including Ethernet, Fibre channel, SONET/SDH and CPRI, into various ODU encapsulation, serving as a comprehensive tool to verify network performance during installation and maintenance.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) commissioned its new spectrum management and monitoring system (SMMS) from Rohde & Schwarz in March 2016. The solution passed the final acceptance test on schedule in February 2016. It includes both mobile and stationary components and will be implemented across the country to regulate the frequency spectrum.
Keysight Technologies, Inc introduced the N2839A differential browser head for use with InfiniiMax I/II Series probe amps, bringing the measurement fidelity of a solder-in probe head to hand-held browsing. When used with the InfiniiMax II 1169A probe amplifier, the N2839A gives users 12 GHz of bandwidth, making this the world's most usable hand-held browser solution for measuring high-speed differential or single-ended signals.
Texas Instruments introduced the industry's highest-performance phase-locked loops (PLLs) with integrated voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs). Delivering the lowest phase-noise performance in the industry, the LMX2582 and LMX2592's single-chip architecture helps designers achieve a level of performance previously possible only through several discrete devices.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, introduced the Keithley Series 2380 family of compact, standalone DC Electronic Loads as a compliment to the company's complete set of power test and measurement solutions. Available in 200W, 250W and 750W models, the new DC Electronic Loads offer excellent performance, competitive pricing and the versatility to handle a wide range of applications including performance verification, stress test and environmental test of DC power sources, power components and batteries in power electronics, LED lighting, battery research, automotive and alternative energy.
Anritsu Company introduces a new version of its award-winning SkyBridge Tools™ cloud-based test management tool that reduces the time associated with testing and verifying distributed antenna systems (DAS) by as much as 90%. With enhanced features, SkyBridge Tools can serve as a DAS Test Management Tool that automatically creates detailed test plans based upon easily imported test criteria to greatly simplify installation and commissioning of in-building wireless systems for more timely reimbursement of completed work.
Embedded multimedia cards (eMMC) are inexpensive internal storage media that are mainly used in mobile electronic devices in the consumer and industrial sectors. With new compliance test software for the R&S RTO oscilloscope family, Rohde & Schwarz now covers automated conformity tests for eMMC interfaces. R&S ScopeSuite, the central application for the control of all compliance tests, also offers new capabilities for integration and regression testing.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a system for testing, experimenting on and prototyping new LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) and/or License Assisted Access (LAA) wireless access technologies. Though 5G has generated significant interest and focus, new technologies such as LTE-U and LAA are needed today to enhance the 4G data experience and help close the gap until 5G arrives.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced the newest release of its industry-leading device modeling and characterization software suite: Integrated Circuits Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP) 2016, Model Builder Program (MBP) 2016, and Model Quality Assurance (MQA) 2016. The software release provides designers characterizing and modeling semiconductor devices with further advances in modeling and characterization efficiency.
The services and applications that 5G will provide as well as the technologies will that make them possible have not yet been defined. However, even today, it is clear that it will be necessary to transmit extremely broadband signals up into the millimeter wave range. Rohde & Schwarz supports the many research activities to make this spectrum usable for 5G.
Anritsu Company announces it has successfully demonstrated peak throughput for an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) device and network simulator using 3x Carrier Aggregation (3CA) and 4x4 MIMO with 256QAM modulation. Utilizing devices featuring the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem, a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and the Anritsu MD8430A LTE Simulator, Anritsu is able to successfully show support for stable IP-layer data rates of up to 1 GBit/s in the downlink.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced the latest release of its powerful Advanced Design System (ADS) software, ADS 2016. The software improves design productivity and speeds circuit and electromagnetic simulation performance. ADS 2016 provides new RF printed circuit board, laminate, module, and silicon RFIC products, as well as technologies, capabilities and other enhancements.
The R&S TS8980FTA-2 test system from Rohde & Schwarz is the only conformance test system that offers validated test cases in all relevant GCF TDD bands for Uplink Carrier Aggregation (CA UL). Manufacturers of mobile user equipment and chipsets as well as test houses can use this to verify their CA UL implementation in accordance with the test specification 3GPP TS 36.521-1.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a new, high-performance model of VirtualBench. The software-based VirtualBench all-in-one instrument combines a mixed-signal oscilloscope, function generator, digital multimeter, programmable DC power supply and digital I/O.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the most comprehensive N8833A and N8833B crosstalk analysis application to assist in the diagnosis of crosstalk. The application not only detects and quantifies the presence of crosstalk, but it can determine which aggressors are primarily responsible.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, has introduced a new solution to simplify the process of characterizing and de-embedding the effects of cables, fixtures and other interconnects for more accurate and repeatable measurement results. The solution consists of SignalCorrect software and the TSC70902 calibration source and works with Tektronix DPO/MSO70000 real-time oscilloscope.
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Anritsu Corporation announce their collaboration on Taiwan’s WLAN Offload field implementation using the Anritsu MD8475A Signalling Tester, under the support of the “Accelerating Mobile Broadband Service and Industry Development — Construct the testing environments for 4G+ network access and application” plan by the Department of Industrial Technology (DoIT) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA). The WLAN Offload testing services on this project are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016.
Texas Instruments (TI) enhanced its high-performance stepper motor-driver family with three new devices for 24-V stepper motors. Two devices offer TI's patented AutoTune™ technology to eliminate stepper motor tuning and two integrate current sensing to support differentiated 3D printers, robotics, factory automation equipment, currency-counting machines and more.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the industry's first oscilloscope-based USB 3.1 Gen 2 10 Gbps protocol decode software with real-time triggering and protocol decode performance. The Keysight N8821A USB 3.1 protocol trigger and decode software provides unique protocol decoder performance that enables engineers to verify and debug their Gen 2 10 Gbps interfaces.
High dynamic range (HDR) is a spectacular technological advancement that makes the home theater experience more intensive and more realistic. This technology matches the picture's luminance dynamic range to the perception of the human eye. With its R&S VTx video tester family, Rohde & Schwarz now offers a solution for testing the interoperability of the latest generation of HDR-capable consumer electronics products with HDMI 2.0a.
Anritsu Company, a global provider of innovative test and measurement solutions for advanced and converged networks, announces the availability of OTDR modules for its next-generation Network Master™ Pro MT1000A all-in-one tester. These new OTDR modules can operate standalone or be simultaneously installed with an available multi-rate transport module to create a rugged, handheld solution that field technicians can use to ensure the performance of mobile, metro, access or long haul networks.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the addition of GSM, GPRS, EGPRS and TD-SCDMA, HSPA test capabilities to the E7515A UXM wireless test set. With these enhancements, UE developers can validate their multi-format LTE devices within a single UXM test set.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, introduced the MDO4000C Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes that can be configured with up to six instruments in a single unit including a full spectrum analyzer. Starting with the highest-performance oscilloscope of any 6-in-1 instrument from Tektronix, engineers can upgrade their MDO4000C instruments over time to meet their most demanding challenges and add functionality as needs change or budgets allow.
Albania’s public broadcaster RTSH (Albanian Radio and Television) is converting its nationwide broadcast network to DVB-T2. Rohde & Schwarz is delivering a turnkey solution. 96.5 percent of the population in Albania will then receive digital DVB-T2 signals. Analog TV will be switched off.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the industry's first DisplayPort 1.3 source compliance and validation software. The U7232D DisplayPort 1.3 compliance and validation test software runs on Keysight's industry-leading Infiniium oscilloscopes and provides a complete compliance test suite for the extensive physical-layer tests required for DisplayPort 1.3 source devices.
Anritsu Company announces an integrated test solution featuring its MP1800A BERT Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) and innovative software by Granite River Labs (GRL) that simplifies calibration so engineers can conduct high-quality reproducible receiver and jitter tolerance tests on high-speed devices.
What started with GSM is now continuing on an exponential scale with fifth generation mobile radio (5G). Manufacturers of base stations and end user devices are facing the challenge of opening time and location dependent radio channels. This is why Rohde & Schwarz developed a test solution that characterizes the envisaged 5G spectra. The test system comprises a signal and spectrum analyzer, a vector signal generator and the new R&S TS-5GCS test software. Users can select the analyzer and generator depending on their channel frequency and bandwidth requirements.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the successful verification of category 12 data rates with just two component carriers using the UXM's new downlink 4x4 MIMO capabilities. Using two 20 MHz component carriers, 64 QAM downlink modulation, and 4x4 downlink MIMO techniques, Keysight demonstrated 600 Mbps downlink rates using two UXM wireless test sets connected in an array.
Anritsu Company introduces an E-band option for its ShockLine™ MS46500B series of 2- and 4-port performance Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that addresses the market need to lower cost-of-test for E-band components. With the option installed, the MS46500B series can reduce production costs and more efficiently verify the performance of high-frequency passive components, such as antennas, filters, and duplexers, during manufacturing.
Texas Instruments (TI) announced the availability of the next device in the SimpleLink™ ultra-low power platform, designed to help customers easily add ultra-low power, long-range connectivity to their Internet of Things (IoT) designs. The new SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1310 wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) offers up to 20 years of battery life for building and factory automation, alarm and security, smart grid and wireless sensor network applications.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced a four-level pulsed amplitude modulation (PAM-4) capability for the Keysight EEsof EDA Advanced Design System (ADS) Channel Simulator. The introduction of this capability further advances Keysight's leadership position in IBIS-AMI SerDes channel simulation.
Anritsu Company continues to provide the most comprehensive test solutions for the installation and maintenance of legacy and emerging wireless networks with the introduction of a Video Inspection Probe (VIP) measurement mode for its Microwave Site Master™ S820E and Site Master™ S331L cable and antenna analyzers. The new VIP mode, a no-cost feature included with firmware revision V1.17 or higher, specifically addresses the ever-growing requirement to inspect optical fiber cables used to carry traffic data and signaling up/down to/from the radio hardware in modern wireless communication systems.
Rohde & Schwarz introduces the R&S HMO1202 mixed signal oscilloscopes, a new family of entry-level instruments that deliver outstanding performance. A bandwidth of up to 300 MHz coupled with comprehensive math and FFT analysis functions make them eminently suitable for professional analysis of digital signals.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the enhanced U8903B audio analyzer with new Bluetooth audio measurement capabilities. The Bluetooth option enables the U8903B to make high-performance Bluetooth audio testing for R&D, quality assurance and production tests in the consumer and professional audio and wireless communication industries.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced the industry's first fully automated physical layer transmitter test solution for the MIPI® M-PHY® 3.1 specification and Conformance Test Suite (CTS) 3.1. The solution supports M-PHY High Speed Gears 1, 2 and 3, PWM Mode (G0-G7), and SYS Mode and offers the industry's lowest noise solution for M-PHY measurements when used with Tektronix DPO70000SX or MSO/DPO70000DX oscilloscopes and P7600 series probes.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the industry's lowest latency and highest electrostatic discharge (ESD) industrial Gigabit Ethernet physical layers (PHYs). The new family of six devices enables engineers to bring real-time industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities to rugged factory automation systems, motor drives, and test and measurement equipment. The new DP83867 family meets stringent electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards, reduces power consumption, and offers designers flexibility with multiple temperature, media access control (MAC) interface and packaging options.
Machine-to-machine communications (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are leading the way into an increasingly networked world. The R&S CMW290 functional radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz is the right solution for users who want to integrate wireless modules into their platforms and test them.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced two new series of handheld digital multimeters (DMMs). In addition to offering the capabilities and measurement functions needed for the electronics and industrial test segments, the U1280 Series and U1240C Series handheld DMMs are extremely rugged and come with extended battery life to allow users to test and log data over a longer period of time.
Texas Instruments (TI) introduced a low-power smart amplifier that allows designers to develop next-generation smartphones with industry-leading audio quality at peak volumes while maximizing battery efficiency. The TAS2555 Class-H audio amplifier with integrated speaker protection uses back electromotive force and low power of 5.7 W to produce bigger sound from small devices. TI is the first in the industry to provide both integrated and nonintegrated smart amplifiers, giving engineers a broad range of design options.
The new R&S TS7124 RF shielded box from Rohde & Schwarz offers the best shielding effectiveness, the largest interior dimensions and the most flexible antenna configurations in its class. It provides reliable, reproducible measurement results in a shielded test environment, especially during the production of wireless devices.
Anritsu Company expands its Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Measurement System with the introduction of isotropic antennas that provide frequency coverage from 9 kHz to 6 GHz. Compatible with certain LMR Master™, Spectrum Master™, and Cell Master™ handheld analyzers, the new antennas support measurements of EMF radiation to ensure wireless networks are in compliance with various national standards for personal safety established by government regulatory authorities.
NI and Astronics Test Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation announced their collaborative efforts to deliver PXI-based products designed for the aerospace and defense community. The combination of Astronics’ strength in test system integration and NI’s leadership in PXI-based automated test systems is expected to produce a best-in-class portfolio for automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced an enhanced signal processing configuration for its M9703B 12-bit AXIe high-speed digitizer/wideband digital receiver. System architects and engineers can use this new bundle option, which is ideal for OEM and aerospace & defense applications, as a component of a larger system requiring extensive FPGA capabilities and a high number of customizable real-time IO interfaces.
From high end instruments to universal testers, Rohde & Schwarz is bringing its entire line of test and measurement equipment for lab, R&D and production needs to productronica 2015. At booth 375 in hall A1, the company will showcase its ever growing oscilloscope portfolio as well as a number of innovative products.
Anritsu Company announces that it has extended the frequency coverage of its MS46322A Series ShockLine™ Economy Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) and MS46122A Series ShockLine Compact VNAs to 43.5 GHz. By supporting the higher frequency, the low-cost VNAs can efficiently conduct S-parameter and time domain measurements on RF and microwave passive devices up to 43.5 GHz in a variety of cost-sensitive engineering, manufacturing and university testing applications.
Enabling developers to quickly create differentiated products using a single software platform, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced its Processor software development kit (SDK). The Processor SDK scales across TI's latest Sitara™ processors and digital signal processor (DSP) families, allowing customers to use TI's processor family across diverse sets of end products and offering simplified migration from one device to the next.
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat) and Rohde & Schwarz have partnered to advance next-generation Ultra HD (UHD) TV technologies by implementing the first free to air (FTA) UHD channel on AsiaSat 4. The R&S AVHE100 encoding solution and R&S CLIPSTER mastering station are key components of the UHD broadcast platform that will launch an UHD channel at 122°east on AsiaSat 4 this month.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced a DDR4 and LPDDR4 debugging software tool that helps memory designers quickly perform JEDEC compliance measurements and determine the root cause of test failures. With the software tool's quick electrical, timing and eye-diagram analysis capability, designers can easily pinpoint and navigate to areas or data signals of interest for further analysis, as well as collection and analysis of statistical data. The debug software runs on Keysight Infiniium 9000A, S-Series, 90000A, V-Series and Z-Series oscilloscopes.
Anritsu Company introduces a scalar transmission option for its MS46121A PC-controlled ShockLine™ 1-port USB Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs) that transforms multiple MS46121A models into a simple scalar system. This new option enables scalar measurements to be made between MS46121A VNAs in either a one-to-one (1 to 1) or one-to-many (1 to n) configuration, creating a flexible and affordable method of conducting magnitude-only transmission measurements for a wide variety of applications, including manufacturing test and student education.
The new R&S FSWP phase noise analyzer and VCO tester from Rohde & Schwarz enables ultrasensitive and ultra-fast phase noise measurements. It also allows users to very easily measure pulsed sources and additive phase noise of RF components. Plus the instrument can be upgraded to a signal and spectrum analyzer.
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) introduced a new family of clock generators that provides ultra-low jitter of 100 femtoseconds (fs) and flexible, unique pin control options. Compared to conventional reference clock solutions, the new clock generators' jitter performance enables system designers to optimize system timing margins and bit error rate (BER) to reduce data transmission errors.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced the industry's highest-signal-integrity Type-C test fixtures for high-speed differential bus probing. The Keysight N7015A high-speed test fixture provides best-in-class performance up to 30 GHz of bandwidth, enabling engineers to verify and debug USB 3.1 Gen 2 designs and designs using other high-speed signal standards that support the Type-C connector.
Rohde & Schwarz offers a wide range of testing solutions for all aspects of LBS testing, including protocol conformance, minimum performance and OTA. Applicable from development and production to installation, the solutions support the positioning techniques and protocols deployed by mobile network operators.
Anritsu Corporation has released new functionality for the MD8475A, its world class network simulator, to provide the first laboratory hardware in the loop system level test for the European eCall system and Russian ERA/GLONASS system.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has expanded its AFG3000C Arbitrary/Function Generator Series with two 150 MHz models (one or two channels) that deliver more performance than competitive offerings while holding the line on pricing.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. added six millimeter-wave models to its family of FieldFox handheld analyzers. The flagship model is the industry’s first handheld combination analyzer to provide coverage to 50 GHz. With more built-in capabilities than similar analyzers, FieldFox can replace three or four single-function instruments — benchtop or handheld — that are typically used for maintenance and troubleshooting of systems that operate at or above Ka-band frequencies.
The webinar will be held on September 16, 2015. Infrastructure vendors developing 5G network elements are making use of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) benefits such as operational efficiencies and service agility for operators. These benefits are best realized when the management layer has access to highly-granular network intelligence to ensure that traffic is routed as efficiently and dynamically as possible. This webinar examines real-life deployments of IP classification integration in network infrastructure products, and how granular network data enables better use of network resources and more flexible service provisioning.
Anritsu Corporation has integrated channel fading simulation into its leading 4G LTE-Advanced Signalling Tester, the MD8430A. The new digital baseband fading options convert the MD8430A into a full-featured fading simulator supporting industry standard 3GPP-defined fading profiles.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that more than 200 universities in North America are now participating in the Keysight EEsof EDA University Educational Support Programs, which provide several thousand students with EDA software licenses. As a result, more students than ever are returning to school this fall with the tools necessary to become industry-ready engineers.
NI, the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced new embedded systems hardware based on the open, flexible LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture. This hardware includes the high-performance CompactRIO Controller for integrators with rugged, industrial applications, Controller for FlexRIO for designers with high-performance embedded applications and Single-Board RIO Controller for designers who require more flexibility in their embedded applications.
Rohde & Schwarz designed its GNSS simulator for the R&S SMBV100A with a focus on production testing of GNSS receivers. The fast GNSS production tester supports the GPS, Glonass, BeiDou and Galileo satellite systems and includes a wealth of additional test functions for characterizing GNSS chipsets and modules.
Anritsu Company introduces SkyBridge Tools™, a cloud-based trace judgment solution for tower and in-building Distributed Antenna System (DAS) installations that reduces costs and improves ROI. Serving as a data warehouse for contractors who are installing or modifying equipment for network operators, SkyBridge Tools saves time, reduces rework, and makes timely payment more likely by automating the trace judgment process.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Anite. Keysight paid approximately $600 million in cash for Anite – a leading supplier of software solutions for wireless research and development – in a deal that supports Keysight's strategy to grow in wireless and expand its software offerings.
Texas Instruments introduced the industry's first 20-A and 30-A synchronous DC/DC buck converters with frequency synchronization for low-noise and reduced EMI/EMC and a PMBus interface for adaptive voltage scaling (AVS). TI's SWIFT™ 20-A TPS544B25 and 30-A TPS544C25 converters integrate MOSFETs and feature small PowerStack™ QFN packages to drive ASICs in space-constrained and power-dense applications in various markets, including wired and wireless communications, enterprise and cloud computing, and data storage systems.
Manchester and NRZ coding are used by a large number of commercially available and also proprietary serial buses for the transfer of data and control signals. Previously, debugging options during the implementation of these protocols were limited. This has changed with the new, universal trigger and decoder option for the R&S RTO and R&S RTE digital oscilloscopes.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of real-time spectrum analysis (RTSA) as an option for its standards-compliant MXE EMI receiver. Adding RTSA to an MXE enables test labs to observe and diagnose transient and wideband emissions during electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance and precompliance testing.
Following the successful launch of world’s first LTE 3CC Carrier Aggregation OTA measurement solution in December last year, Bluetest and Anritsu now take the next step together with the integration of the brand new Anritsu Radio Communication Analyzer MT8821C and Bluetest’s recently released 5th generation OTA Reverberation Test System RTS65.
At IBC 2015 in Amsterdam from September 11 to 15, Rohde & Schwarz will present its new products under the motto: "Rohde & Schwarz 4K: more than just resolution". The company's product portfolio has long supported the 4K video format. This year, the 4K enhancement to the VENICE ingest and production server has been added for high-quality 4K studio productions. The solutions offered by the broadcast and media specialist can be found in hall 7, booth E25.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. expanded its PAM-4 measurement solutions with support for PAM-4 data formats and built-in error counters on the M8000 Series BER test solutions. PAM-4 support and the ability to integrate a device's built-in error counter helps R&D and test engineers characterize and test high-speed digital receivers for the data-center networking, storage and computer industries.
Anritsu Corporation announces the launch of its new MP1861A MUX and MP1862A DEMUX modules for the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer. This will expand the functions of the MP1800A 32G BERT to support 56G and 64G BER measurements required for evaluating high-speed serial transmission devices, such as SERDES. When used in conjunction with the MP1800A, the two new modules support a generation of NRZ Data and BER measurements up to 64.2 Gbit/s. In addition, the support for Jitter Tolerance and Bathtub Jitter measurements meets the recommendations of the latest CEI-56G and 400GbE standards.
The R&S FSW85 from Rohde & Schwarz is the company's latest addition to its successful family of high-end signal and spectrum analyzers. It is ideal for demanding research and development applications. Thanks to its easy handling, the R&S FSW85 simplifies complex measurement tasks in the fields of automotive radar, 5G and other wireless communications standards or aerospace and defense.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced a BGA (ball grid array) interposer solution for testing DDR4 x16 DRAM (dynamic random access memory) designs with a logic analyzer. Using the Keysight W4636A DDR4 x16 BGA interposer solution, engineers can quickly and accurately capture address and command signals, and a subset of data signals, for debugging designs and performing functional validation measurements for data rates up to 2,400 Mb/s.
Texas Instruments introduced the industry's first magnetic sensing integrated circuit (IC) with a fully integrated fluxgate sensor and compensation coil driver, along with all the required signal conditioning circuitry. Complete integration enables the DRV421 to provide best-in-class sensor accuracy and linearity, high dynamic range, and simpler system design compared to traditional closed-loop sensors. With the DRV421, system designers will be able to more easily develop magnetic closed-loop current sensors for applications such as motor control, renewable energy, battery chargers and power monitoring.
Anritsu Corporation announces the launch of MT8821C, the new Radio Communication Analyzer for research and development testing of mobile devices (User Equipment, UE) with the widest capability for supporting LTE-Advanced.
The new phase noise analyzer and VCO tester from Rohde & Schwarz enables ultrasensitive and ultra-fast phase noise measurements. The R&S FSWP also allows users to very easily measure pulsed sources and residual phase noise of RF components. Plus the instrument can be upgraded to a signal and spectrum analyzer.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced a full line-up of current-voltage (I-V) analyzers for characterizing a wide range of nanomaterials and electronic devices. Referred to collectively as the Precision Current-Voltage Analyzer Series, the analyzers deliver best-in-class accuracy and performance, powerful analysis features, and support for cutting-edge applications.
Texas Instruments introduced the first power management chipset with intelligent digital control and a unique body-diode sensing feature to optimize secondary-side synchronous rectification in next-generation AC/DC and isolated DC/DC power supplies. The UCD3138A digital controller and UCD7138 low-side gate driver improve system efficiency and cut synchronous rectification MOSFET voltage stress in half compared to other digital-power solutions.
Anritsu announced important enhancements for its portable user-friendly MT1000A Network Master Pro and MT1100A Network Master Flex, the new family of all-in-one transport network testers. The enhancements include the support of CPRI/OBSAI and RFC 6349 TCP throughput testing, Optical Transport Network (OTN) multi stage mapping for OTU3/4, a powerful remote operation tool and support of a Video Inspection Probe.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced new enhancements to the E7515A UXM wireless test set to address leading-edge LTE-A carrier aggregation (CA) test requirements. New capabilities include support for downlink 4CC1, 256 QAM, and LTE-U with up to three unlicensed carriers, as well as FDD-TDD mixed CA and uplink intra- and inter-band CA measurements. Coupled with the UXM's integrated, independent fading for each component carrier and cell, these advancements allow validation engineers to ensure their latest LTE-A devices will perform as expected in a true network environment.
Rohde & Schwarz expands the application field of its R&S RTO oscilloscope by adding an option to decode and analyze 8b/10b encoded interfaces up to 6.25 Gbit/s. The new software option's full autoset function configures all settings at the push of a button.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced that their WFM8300 Waveform Monitor with 4K support has received the NewBay Media NAB Best of Show Award, presented by TV Technology magazine at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced the M9451A PXIe Measurement Accelerator, a high performance FPGA processing card, which speeds envelope tracking (ET), and digital pre-distortion (DPD) characterization for power amplifier test. With the M9451A, engineers can make closed/open loop DPD and envelope tracking measurements in tens of milliseconds for up to a 100 times speed improvement.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the opening of the new Wireless Innovation Lab at its Austin headquarters.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced that it has worked with MediaTek on the release of a manufacturing test solution for the MediaTek MT6735 mobile chipset, based on the Keysight E6640 EXM wireless test set. The MT6735, released in October of 2014, is an LTE 64-bit mobile SoC platform with integrated modem, RF and CorePilot™ technology, for use by global operators targeted at the emerging mid-range smartphone market called, Super-mid. The MT6735 builds upon MediaTek's existing LTE platform by adding CDMA2000 to create WorldMode modem capability.
Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), the most trusted brand in graphing calculator technology, has received a 2015 Access Award from the American Federation for the Blind (AFB) for developing the Orion TI-84 Plus Talking Graphing Calculator that enables students with visual impairments to learn math and science without relying on sight. Presented annually, the Access Awards honor individuals, corporations and organizations that eliminate or substantially reduce inequities faced by individuals with vision loss. TI accepted the award along with partners at Orbit Research and the American Printing House for the Blind (APH).
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, announced that My Eye Media has selected Tektronix WVR8200 waveform rasterizers to provide in-depth quality analysis of 4K content as well as many other formats. Based in Burbank, Calif., My Eye Media is an industry leader in quality assurance and quality control for major motion picture studios, TV broadcasters and independent content producers.
Anritsu Company introduces Web Remote Tools for its Spectrum Master™ MS2720T handheld spectrum analyzer that allows the instruments to be controlled from any web-enabled device, including laptops, tablets, and smart phones, over an Ethernet link. Web Remote Tools gives field technicians greater flexibility when conducting measurements and makes it more time- and cost-efficient to conduct RF spectrum monitoring, as well as test Remote Radio Heads (RRUs) and other inaccessible radio units at 3G and 4G base stations.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced four performance options for its small, flexible and market-leading-fast Advanced Power System (APS) N6900 Series DC power supplies. In conjunction with the power supply's VersaPower architecture, the new options boost test-system versatility and make it easy for test engineers to tune power supply capability. The N6900 options enable engineers to meet their ATE testing needs without paying for more capability than they require.
Rohde & Schwarz is now offering its first test solutions for developing and manufacturing DOCSIS 3.1 based consumer electronics equipment and components. These test setups include an R&S CLGD cable load generator and an R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer equipped with a new downstream signal analysis option.
Anritsu and EMITE are proud to announce that the Anritsu MT8820C Radio Communication Tester has been successfully used in combination with the EMITE E500 Reverberation Chamber and the Anite Propsim FS8 channel emulator to test LTE Carrier Aggregation, using 2x2 MIMO and more realistic isotropic Urban-Macro (UMA) fading profiles. The tests were performed for a leading US carrier.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced the industry's most comprehensive 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet protocol decoders. The Keysight N8825A (for 90000A, 90000 X-, 90000 Q-, Z- and V-Series oscilloscopes) and N8825B (for S-Series oscilloscopes) 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet protocol decoders help network design engineers accelerate turn-on and debug of 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Ethernet networking systems by decoding 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX Ethernet packets on compatible oscilloscopes with a minimum of 500-MHz bandwidth.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced the entry level AFG1022 Arbitrary/Function Generator featuring best-in-class performance and functionality to support a wide range of use cases and course subjects. The AFG1022 integrates seamlessly with the new TekSmartLabTM wireless lab instrument management solution.
ETV, Serbia's national broadcasting agency, is using Rohde & Schwarz transmitters for the third and final phase of its transition to DVB-T2. Rohde & Schwarz supplies high-power and medium-power transmitters as well as gap fillers. Analog TV broadcasts are scheduled to be entirely discontinued in 2015.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the new CompactDAQ 8-slot controller, which expands the CompactDAQ controller offering to meet high-channel count applications in rugged environments. By integrating the processor, signal conditioning and I/O into a single CompactDAQ system, engineers can reduce overall system cost and complexity while increasing measurement accuracy. Integrated measurement systems reduce the number of components, connections and wiring needed, which often introduce noise and additional costs, to ensure high-accuracy measurements and cost-optimized systems.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced N7660B Signal Studio for multi-emitter scenario generation (MESG). The software provides aerospace/defense engineers with performance-optimized, Keysight-validated multi-emitter signals that they can download to one or more Keysight N5193A UXG agile signal generators for effective testing of electronic countermeasures (ECM) systems.
Production tests on multiport DUTs such as frontend modules for smartphones are increasing in complexity. The R&S ZNrun software from Rohde & Schwarz is used during high-speed, high-volume production. It boosts speed and efficiency for measurements on multiport DUTs using network analyzers.
Anritsu Company introduces the MN25208A SmartCal two-port 8.5 GHz auto calibration unit for its ShockLine family of vector network analyzers (VNAs). A plug-and-play calibration unit, SmartCal automatically powers on via a USB connection and loads calibration coefficients from on-board memory, for faster setup and error-free calibrations.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced continuous simultaneous acquisition and readout (CSR) for its U5303A 12-bit PCIe digitizer. In addition, complete data recording software applications are available, such as digitizer streaming (application option CB0) and digital down-converter streaming (application option CB1).
Rohde & Schwarz has added new microwave frequency options to its R&S SMW200A high end vector signal generator to support development applications requiring complex multichannel scenarios up to 40 GHz. The instrument creates signals of the highest quality for radar and satellite applications as well as for future 5G technology development.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, introduced the TSG4100A series of signal generators. The TSG4100A is a vector signal generator (VSG) at the affordable price of a basic signal generator. The new RF signal generator complements other leading mid-range RF test solutions from Tektronix, such as the USB-based RSA306 spectrum analyzer, MDO4000B and MDO3000 mixed domain oscilloscopes.
UL (Underwriters Laboratories), Consumer Technology Division, a world leader in advancing safety science, has extended its agreements with Anritsu as the provider for Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) telecoms test equipment, becoming the first commercial independent LTE- Advanced 3 Carrier Aggregation conformance test facility in the world. UL currently operates one of the best equipped cellular mobile device conformance and certification laboratories in Europe at its centre of excellence in Basingstoke, UK.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced frequency-extension upgrades for its standards-compliant MXE EMI receiver, enabling test labs to keep units current and extend instrument longevity. No other manufacturer allows users to upgrade frequency range after the initial purchase of a standalone electromagnetic interference (EMI) receiver.
Developers need large bandwidths to analyze wideband signals like those of the new IEEE 802.11ad WLAN standard, 5G next generation mobile communications signals, and radar chirp signals. The R&S FSW is the first signal and spectrum analyzer offering 2 GHz analysis bandwidth in a user friendly, commercial solution.
Anritsu announced that its stand at Mobile World Congress 2015 (Barcelona, 2-5 March) will feature a sophisticated, cloud-based connected car system for fleet tracking developed at the Smart Systems Laboratory, University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and demonstrated together using satellite positioning technology GNSS Simulator from Spectracom.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced new capabilities for the EXM wireless test set. The capabilities were added to address the latest technology evolutions in wireless communications with support for WLAN 802.11p, 802.11ah, 802.11ac Wave 2 Measurements, and Bluetooth® 4.2. The EXM now can make the measurements required to efficiently manufacture today's and tomorrow's Internet-of-Things wireless devices.
Cobham Wireless, formerly the Wireless Test Business of Aeroflex, and NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced a worldwide partnership to service applications in cellular and connectivity with solutions based on PXI technology.
Thanks to TDD/FDD joint operation technology, wireless network operators will soon be able to aggregately use existing frequency bands with different duplex modes. This yields even more flexibility for carrier aggregation in line with LTE-Advanced Release 12.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced TekScope Anywhere™, a new software offering that extends the visualization, analysis, and reporting capabilities found on Tektronix oscilloscopes to Microsoft Windows-based PCs, tablets and servers. By decoupling analysis tools from the oscilloscope, engineers can now do much of their work away from the lab and collaborate more effectively with colleagues around the world.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced the immediate availability of its newest field-emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), the 8500B. The technologically advanced Keysight 8500B offers scientists the analytical power of energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), fully integrated within a remarkably compact, low-voltage FE-SEM.
Anritsu announced that its stand at Mobile World Congress 2015 (Barcelona, 2-5 March) will feature a sophisticated, cloud-based connected car system for fleet tracking developed by the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with the help of network simulation technology from Anritsu.
The arrival of a fully IP-based ATC communications solution from Rohde & Schwarz at the Indonesian Civil Aviation Safety and Engineering Academy (ATKP) of Medan, North Sumatra, marks the beginning of a new era for training operations in Indonesia. The ATC communications solution is a complete system from the microphone to the antenna. It will help students at the Academy become highly skilled ATC operators and technicians.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, released a comprehensive set of USB 3.1 compliance test solutions that allows designers to quickly verify designs against the latest USB specifications and achieve fast time to market while minimizing costs. The new release expands Tektronix' already extensive USB 3.1 and USB 2.0 test capabilities to include a new USB 3.1 receiver test solution supporting the 10 Gb/s data rate, a new USB Power Delivery test solution and a new USB Type-C cable test solution.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced measurement capability designed to help engineers quickly and accurately characterize PAM-4 (pulse amplitude modulation with four amplitude levels) signals using the Keysight 86100D DCA-X wide-bandwidth oscilloscope platform. Keysight 86100D-9FP PAM-N analysis software provides comprehensive analysis of optical and electrical PAM-4 signals.
The latest version of HDMI has paved the way for launching high resolution 4K/UltraHD products on the consumer market. Rohde & Schwarz is supporting this development by adding two HDMI 2.0 6G test modules to its video tester family. The company is offering the first integrated, easy to operate solution for electrical measurements of HDMI 2.0 sources. The video testers also enable protocol compliance verification for consumer electronics equipment.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced the latest release of GoldenGate software, the industry's most trusted and proven simulation, analysis and verification solution for large-scale RFIC circuit design. Keysight EEsof EDA's GoldenGate 2015.01 offers new and enhanced capabilities designed to improve productivity and efficiency for silicon RFIC designers.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the release of NI Trend Watch 2015. The second annual report examines a range of topics – from the industrialization of the Internet of Things (IoT) to the growth impact of the maker movement.
Anritsu Company introduces an electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation measurement system for its Spectrum MasterTM MS271xE handheld spectrum analyzers and Cell MasterTM MT8212E/MT8213E base station analyzers. With the option installed and an Anritsu isotopic antenna attached, the analyzers can be used by field technicians of government regulatory authorities and cellular operators to measure electromagnetic fields, ensuring wireless networks are in compliance with various national standards for personal safety.
16 bit vertical resolution with the R&S RTO and R&S RTE. Additional bandwidths, a history mode and segmented memory for the R&S RTM. Numerous compliance, triggering and decoding options for all oscilloscopes. Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate these highlights and other innovations from its scope of the art portfolio at embedded world 2015 in Nuremberg.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced compliance test software for the latest Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) specification. The MHL 3 source compliance test software allows engineers to test their MHL 3 transmitters the same way they are tested at official authorized MHL compliance test centers using Keysight Infiniium oscilloscopes.
Anritsu announced an upgrade to its MT8852B Bluetooth tester, providing support for the Data Length Extension introduced to Bluetooth Low Energy as part of the latest Bluetooth Core Specification version 4.2.
Rohde & Schwarz is expanding its R&S RTM bench oscilloscope family by adding a new model that is ideal for the education sector. The instrument features a 200 MHz bandwidth and an education mode that deactivates special measurement tools to help students quickly learn how to work with an oscilloscope. The new digital voltmeter and frequency counter option also supports users in development, manufacturing and service with fast, precise results.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced comprehensive pulsed radar analysis software. The new 89600 VSA software's pulse analysis option (BHQ) is used in radar and electronic counter measure applications for capturing and analyzing threats and jamming responses.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite, which combines software defined radio (SDR) hardware with a comprehensive software design flow to help engineers prototype 5G systems.
Anritsu Company introduces functionality for its BTS Master™ MT8220T base station analyzer that allows field engineers and technicians to conduct highly accurate and efficient LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) measurements during network deployment and maintenance. With the new capability, the MT8220T can conduct key LTE-Advanced CA measurements for all active component carriers (CCs) and display them simultaneously on the same screen, allowing users to quickly and accurately verify LTE-Advanced CA field installation.
With its R&S RTE and R&S RTO oscilloscopes, Rohde & Schwarz is one of the first suppliers to offer analysis solutions for the CAN flexible data (CAN FD) interface protocol. A new option enables design engineers to analyze CAN interfaces that support the high speed CAN FD bus protocol. These interfaces are seeing increased use in automotive and industry applications due to rising data rate requirements.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced that it has won the Elektra 2014 Educational Support award given by the European Electronics Industry. The educational support award category is dedicated to companies that have truly demonstrated their commitment to the education of engineers of the future by providing support to schools, colleges and universities.
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, announced that Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5 (TV5) has selected Tektronix Sentry and Medius to analyze and monitor video and audio content and transmission quality on the front-end and at its DVB-T2 Tx stations. Realtime monitoring and advanced analysis and reporting will help one of Thailand's largest broadcasters deliver reliable, high-quality audio/video service to its huge base of TV subscribers and lower overall operating costs.
Seven new modules have been added to the R&S OSP open switch and control platform from Rohde & Schwarz. Users now have altogether 28 modules at their disposal for implementing a variety of RF wiring configurations between test instruments and DUTs. This allows them to reproducibly configure even automatic path switchovers in complex RF test systems and control them via Ethernet.
TechShop, a DIY workshop and fabrication studio with locations around the US, celebrated its one-year anniversary this weekend in the Chandler Innovation Center at Arizona State University (ASU). As part of the celebration, we unveiled our third NI Electronics Lab (following lab openings in Round Rock and San Francisco earlier this year)that includes LabVIEW system design software as well as myRIO, myDAQ, and VirtualBench hardware.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced test support for the eDP 1.4 (embedded DisplayPort) specification. Keysight N6469A eDP 1.4 electrical performance and characterization test software allows developers using eDP technology to eliminate guesswork and streamline their testing by using application software specifically designed for their needs.
Anritsu Company announces it has successfully demonstrated stable peak data throughput for a Category 9 LTE device and network simulator using 3x Carrier Aggregation (3x CA). Utilizing devices featuring an LTE Advanced modem from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and Anritsu’s MD8430A/RTD LTE Simulator, the Company was able to successfully show support of 3x Carrier Aggregation (CA) with three LTE FDD or TDD component carriers, each with a bandwidth of up to 20 MHz, allowing Category 9 end-to-end peak data rates of up to 450 Mbps in the downlink.
Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced a new class of affordable spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture with a list price of just $3,490. The new RSA306 sets a new price/performance threshold for spectrum analyzers and features a broad 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz frequency range, 40 MHz real time bandwidth and weighs in at just 1.2 pounds. When used with Tektronix SignalVu-PC software, it offers advanced analysis capabilities for such applications as budget-conscious research and development, mobile radio network installation, interference hunting and university level lab classes.
With its R&S DDF5GTS, Rohde & Schwarz is introducing a powerful scanning direction finder with diverse application options. It offers fast, accurate direction finding and uses multichannel DF antennas for sensitivity that meets the highest demands while ensuring immunity to reflections.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced 200-, 300- and 500-MHz, high-voltage probing solutions with a wider input range, higher common-mode rejection ratio and optimized accessories. The probes are ideal for testing today's switching power supplies or power devices and for measuring motor drives and vehicle buses.
Anritsu Company introduces a revolutionary mobile interference hunting system that helps field engineers and technicians locate sources of interference more accurately, efficiently, and economically. Integrating an easy-to-use interface, fast setup times, and numerous features to effectively hunt a variety of signal types in multiple RF environments, the comprehensive solution provides wireless carriers, regulatory agencies, and broadcast and satellite operators with a tool that saves time and money.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced its collaboration with CROWD, the European Union Framework Project 7 (EU FP7), to define next-generation wireless 5G communications. CROWD researches the combination of small- and large-density cells in a heterogeneous wireless network for an efficient architecture in which small cells meet traffic hot-spot needs while large cells offer reliable coverage for high-mobility users.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced the industry's first complete PHY layer and conformance test solution for JEDEC LPDDR4, the next generation of mobile memory technology. Slated for adoption starting in 2015, LPDDR4 builds on the current generation of LPDDR3 technology and will deliver improved data rates up to 4.26 Gb/sec and use an ultra-low voltage core to reduce power consumption by approximately 35 percent to enhance performance in mobile devices like smartphones, wearables & tablets.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced the U4301B PCIe® protocol analyzer for engineers developing PCIe Gen3 systems. The U4301B supports all PCIe speeds from 2.5 GT/s (Gen1) through 8 GT/s (Gen3) and link widths from x1 through x16. The analyzer comes standard with analysis tools to validate PCIe LTSSM (link training and status state machine) processes, as well as NVM (non-volatile memory) Express and AHCI (advanced host controller interface) transactional protocol operations. New interposers support the latest storage devices that use SFF-8639 and M.2 connectors.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has greatly enhanced the FieldMate™ Versatile Device Management Wizard and will release R3.01 on October 17. FieldMate is a versatile software program for configuring, adjusting, and managing a wide variety of field devices used in factories and other production sites. Starting today, a trial version of R3.01 will be available on Yokogawa's website.
When electronica 2014 opens its doors to an international audience in Munich this November, Rohde & Schwarz will naturally be there. The Munich-based company is using the home advantage to showcase its extensive portfolio of test and measurement equipment.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the industry’s widest bandwidth high-performance 26.5 GHz microwave vector signal analyzer (VSA) and a fast tuning 20 GHz continuous wave signal generator. The two new instruments complement the extensive NI modular instruments offering and expand the measurement capabilities of the PXI platform.
Anritsu Company breaks new ground in field wireless test with the introduction of the MW82119B PIM Master™, which combines a 40W, battery-operated PIM analyser with a 2 MHz to 3 GHz cable and antenna analyser, eliminating the need to carry multiple instruments to measure the RF performance of a cell site. The MW82119B provides tower and maintenance contractors, network installers, and wireless service providers with the first handheld field passive intermodulation (PIM) analyser with line sweep capability so they can fully certify cell site cable and antenna systems.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of new signal processing firmware for its family of U53xxA PCIe digitizers. The new firmware (option -TSR) allows simultaneous capture and transfer of acquired data in triggered applications.
The R&S HMC804x power supplies developed by Rohde & Schwarz subsidiary HAMEG Instruments are equipped with one (R&S HMC8041), two (R&S HMC8042) or three (R&S HMC8043) channels. All models from this series deliver up to 100 W of power and are adjustable between 0 V and 32 V in steps of 1 mV. They also offer a range of attractive extra functions.
Texas Instruments and the Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation recently made a combined $1.3 million in contributions to a variety of North Texas arts and culture organizations, continuing TI's commitment to help enhance the quality of life in its headquarters community.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the November release of Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics), a software tool that uses energy performance indicators (EnPI) to track how energy is being consumed in a plant, identifies gaps between EnPI targets and actual performance, and helps to identify countermeasures to improve energy performance. The EP-Analytics software is powered by the Visual MESA™ energy management and optimization solution.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced it will demonstrate a wide range of new, high-performance flexible test solutions at the European Microwave Week 2014, Oct. 7-9, Rome, Fiera di Roma, Booth F100. The test solutions are used by engineers for designing and testing components for radar systems, antennas and next-generation wireless devices.
Anritsu Company has received the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Customer Value Leadership Award in the Global Field RF Testing market, recognizing Anritsu’s position as a preeminent supplier of test solutions used in the deployment, installation, and maintenance of wireless networks. Frost & Sullivan, a leading global research organization, cited Anritsu’s focus on innovation and customer centricity, as well its industry-leading portfolio of handheld field solutions in presenting Anritsu with the award.
Rohde & Schwarz is the first company that offers a solution for analyzing DOCSIS 3.1 signals. Cable TV network operators and manufacturers of cable TV network components can use the R&S DSA DOCSIS snapshot analysis software and the R&S FSW high-end spectrum analyzer to carry out performance measurements. The software makes it possible to quickly and reliably characterize downstream signals of up to 192 MHz.
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announces that the FLIR ONE™ thermal imaging accessory for smartphones will be available tomorrow for pre-order online at FLIR.com/FLIRONE. The award-winning FLIR ONE is a lightweight accessory that transforms an iPhone 5 or 5s into a powerful thermal imager. When paired with its iPhone app, FLIR ONE displays live infrared imagery that allows the user to see the world from a thermal perspective. FLIR ONE will also be available to buy in Apple Stores and on Apple.com in August.
The USB 3.1 Specification adds a SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps speed mode that uses a more efficient data encoding and will deliver more than twice the effective data through-put performance of existing SuperSpeed USB over enhanced, fully backward compatible USB connectors and cable. The specification extends the existing SuperSpeed mechanical, electrical, protocol and hub definition while maintaining compatibility with existing USB 3.0 software stacks and device class protocols as well as with existing 5Gbps hubs and devices and USB 2.0 products.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced two additions to its Signal Studio software suite of signal creation tools. The first is signal generation software for the IEEE 802.15.4g-based Wi-SUN standard. The second is support for LTE/LTE-Advanced uplink (UL) 2x2 MIMO with real-time Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ). These new capabilities further ease the signal generation requirements for R&D and manufacturing engineers developing or testing the conformance of devices to the Wi-SUN and LTE/LTE-A standards.
At ATC Global 2014, Rohde & Schwarz will showcase its R&S VCS-4G IP based voice communications system. It serves as the core component for establishing virtual control centers, ensuring flexible and failsafe air traffic control (ATC). Another highlight to be presented by the expert in secure ATC communications will be an innovative feature allowing the detection of simultaneous transmissions in stationary VHF/UHF radios.
Anritsu announced the launch of the new MT1000A Network Master Pro, marking the arrival of a new generation of all-in-one optical network field testers which support the multiple communications protocols used in today’s converged telecom networks.
Ever wonder what happens when you get five of the biggest wireless industry influencers in one room? Wonder no more – they’ll all be at this year’s RF and Wireless Summit, where industry experts from around the world meet to discuss the future of RF and wireless test and prototyping next-generation 5G communication systems.
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, announced that its customer Globosat, the largest pay TV provider in Latin America and market leader in Brazil, will use the Tektronix WVR8300 Waveform Rasterizer as part of its comprehensive effort to ensure that the image quality of its 4K broadcast of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM is as flawless as possible. Its audience comprises 49 million viewers distributed among more than 16 million households in the country.
The use of Ethernet technologies in vehicles has been intensively discussed for years in the automotive industry. BroadR-Reach technology is a cost-effective solution for high-speed data transfer. Rohde & Schwarz addresses test requirements during integration by offering a new compliance test software option for the powerful R&S RTO oscilloscope.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) reinforced its position as an innovator in atomic spectroscopy with the introduction of the Agilent 5100 Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES). The new system enables customers to run samples faster, using less gas and without compromising performance on even the toughest samples. The new instrument is ideal for labs doing food, environmental and pharmaceuticals testing as well as mining and industrial applications.
Anritsu A/S, a global provider of Operations Support Systems (OSS) for advanced and converged networks, announced that its MasterClawTM Service Assurance system has been selected by Jasper Wireless, the leading platform powering the mobile Internet of Things.
NI, the provider of solutions that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced the company will partner with TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio with locations nationwide. NI will provide product training and outfit two TechShop electronics labs with NI technology, including LabVIEW system design software and myRIO, myDAQ and VirtualBench hardware.
Maximum flexibility, top performance and intuitive operation – these outstanding characteristics are now also available to users of the microwave range when generating complex multichannel scenarios. The R&S SMW200A makes it possible for the first time to generate two wideband signals with any type of modulation up to 20 GHz using a single device. Even fading and MIMO scenarios can be configured over the entire frequency range. The upgrade to 20 GHz especially addresses users in the wireless communications and aerospace & defense industries.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced a family of basic AC power sources that deliver stable, reliable power for testing electronic devices during design and manufacturing. The new Agilent AC6800 Series includes four models from 500 to 4000 VA output power, all with the quality and capability required for basic testing.
Tektronix the market leader in broadcast video test, monitoring and analysis solutions, announced the addition of significant new monitoring capabilities to its award-winning Sentry family of digital content monitors. These new capabilities will enable cable operators, broadcasters and other video service providers (VSPs) to comply with new Closed Captioning regulations, to better identify audio issues – including overly loud commercials – and to ensure the quality of their OTT and TV Everywhere services.
Anritsu Company, a global leader in microwave and RF test solutions, announces a partnership with Elliptika to create Eductika, an original and innovative microwave teaching kit for students at colleges and universities. Anritsu's VNA Master™ series of handheld vector network analyzers is part of the complete turnkey solution that can be used by professors to teach the fundamentals of RF and microwave technologies.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced a multi-channel antenna calibration Reference Solution for calibrating and characterizing large, multi-channel phased-array antennas during integration and manufacturing. This is the second in a series of modular-based Reference Solutions, a new concept introduced by Agilent earlier this year, consisting of essential test system components, including hardware, software and measurement expertise.
With the addition of the new R&S®SGU100A RF upconverter, Rohde & Schwarz expands its tried and tested R&S®SGS100A vector signal generator to cover microwave applications. The combination of the two instruments yields the most compact vector signal source on the market with up to 20 GHz. The R&S®SGU100A is available as a pure CW upconverter or as an upconverter for I/Q-modulated signals.
FSMLabs and Spectracom announces a new partnership to address the most complex synchronization challenges for time-sensitive network operations. As the first step, Spectracom has announced a 10 gigabit-per-second high-accuracy network clock that integrates FSMLabs software with its GPS timing technology and high speed network interfaces. This combination sets a new standard for network performance and dependability in critical enterprise network applications.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced that a new Method of Implementation (MOI) leveraging a fully automated compliance test and debug solution for the recently released HDMI 2.0 specification has been approved by the HDMI forum as the official compliance solution. The Tektronix solution provides comprehensive coverage of the required HDMI 2.0 transmitter and receiver electrical PHY tests to ensure consistent interoperability between suppliers in this fast-growing industry.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Cerno Bioscience announced that Agilent will distribute Cerno Bioscience's MassWorks calibration and analysis software with all Agilent GC/MSD systems. This novel calibration technology increases the mass accuracy of Agilent's single-quadrupole GC/MSD to enable unknown compound identification. This process normally requires more complex instruments, such as time-of-flight (TOF) mass spectrometers.
Manufacturers of consumer and professional electronics as well as cable network operators can now generate signals in line with the new transmission standard. Simulating a cable TV network with full channel loading, the R&S®CLGD DOCSIS cable load generator from Rohde & Schwarz implements digital and analog channels even in realtime and allows users to simulate any conceivable channel loading scenario.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the availability of inverted light microscope (ILM) and scanning tunneling microscope (STM) capabilities for the recently introduced Agilent 7500 atomic force microscope platform.
High-power FM Transmitter R&S®THR9, manufactured by Rohde & Schwarz, is the recipient of two of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas by Radio World and Radio Magazine.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced two new high-performance portable oscilloscope series deploying next-generation oscilloscope technology. The Infiniium S-Series sets a new standard for signal integrity for bandwidths up to 8 GHz, while the InfiniiVision 6000 X-Series sets a new standard for price/performance with bandwidths up to 6 GHz.
Texas Instruments (TI) Incorporated was recognized among the world's 100 best corporate citizens by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, ranking 31st, up from 38th last year on the magazine's 15th-annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. This is the 12th time TI has received this honor.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced that it has extended the capabilities of the analysis system on its MSO/DPO70000 Series of Digital and Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes to include modeling of on-chip silicon behavior using IBIS-AMI models and S-parameters. This significantly improves correlation between measurement and simulation for faster, more accurate characterization of on-chip silicon behavior and performance for today's mobile, enterprise, and data communication standards.
NI (Nasdaq: NATI) has added the capability to use LabVIEW system design software to program the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robotics platform. The LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS, a free download, is available for education and retail. The software helps students, engineers and hobbyists alike create programs that communicate with and control the EV3 brick with LabVIEW. Because LabVIEW has connectivity with thousands of sensors, devices and systems, users of all experience levels can quickly design complex and powerful robotics projects, which makes this platform ideal for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
Rohde & Schwarz presents its ISDB-TB encoding and multiplexing products. These products enhance the company's transmitter and T&M equipment portfolio, which has supported the Latin American standard for many years.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced it will demonstrate its latest PXI Functional Test System, plus boundary scan and latest inline in-circuit test systems, at NEPCON EMT China 2014 (Booth 1G60), April 23-25, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
Anritsu Corporation has announced that the company’s ME7873L RF Conformance Test System has become the world-first GCF approved test system to achieve the key milestone of more than 80% test cases supporting Japanese (Band 1-18, Band 1-26), and US (Band 4-13) frequency band combinations for Carrier Aggregation.
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced an integrated software defined radio solution for rapidly prototyping high-performance, multichannel wireless communication systems. The NI USRP RIO platform is built on the NI LabVIEW RIO architecture and combines a high-performance 2 x 2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) RF transceiver capable of transmitting and receiving signals from 50 MHz to 6 GHz with an open LabVIEW programmable FPGA architecture.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) expanded the world's most flexible PNA-X family of network analyzers with an 8.5 GHz model that more economically supports lower-frequency devices used in wireless communication applications (e.g., handsets, base stations, WLAN and other mobile communication devices).
Rohde & Schwarz expands its IT security portfolio and invests in a strong growth market by acquiring the Leipzig-based producer of network security solutions. The comprehensive expertise of Adyton Systems is an advantageous addition to the existing Rohde & Schwarz portfolio, strengthening the electronic expert's presence in the network security segment.
Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, announced that it will be offering broadcasters attending the 2014 NAB Show a technology demonstration of its 4k-upgraded WFM8300 Waveform Monitor with UHDTV1 (3840x2160) content. The demonstration, which will take place at booth number N5223, illustrates how Tektronix protects investments by giving customers a direct upgrade path without the need to replace existing products.
Anritsu Company introduces TETRA analyzer and TETRA coverage mapping options to its industry-leading LMR Master™ S412E handheld analyzer. Combining the LMR Master’s best-in-class performance and compact durable design with the new TETRA measuring and analysis tools makes the handheld analyzer the most comprehensive test solution for deploying, installing, and maintaining public safety, transportation, utility and critical communication networks, including those utilizing the TETRA technology.
Agilent's Passive Network Monitoring Systems offer a highly scalable monitoring and processing portfolio that effectively processes both voice and data completely independent of the telecom network elements. These systems allow legally authorized users to identify and extract communications of interest and provide accurate location information, correlate voice and data selectors, and provide advanced filtering and selection for multiple 10GbE and legacy communications links.
The CISPR 35 EMC standard that prescribes future disturbance signal testing requirements for multimedia equipment is expected to be adopted this spring. The new CISPR 35 will combine the current test standards for devices and components in the IT (CISPR 24) and consumer electronics (CISPR 20) fields. Rohde & Schwarz, leading supplier of EMC T&M equipment, will release the R&S EMC32-K35 option for its R&S EMC32 EMC test software when the standard is adopted.
Anritsu Company introduces an internal atomic clock option for its MS2720T Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer that allows users to acquire excellent frequency accuracy, including in environments in which the GPS cannot be used. Integrating the atomic clock inside the MS2720T provides field engineers and technicians with a durable, handheld spectrum analyzer that can deliver the extremely high accuracy necessary to prove regulatory compliance.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced protocol decode solutions for a number of interfaces adopted by Mobile industry including USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Inter-Chip (SSIC) and RF Front-End Control interface (RFFE) along with the industry's first electrical testing and decode solution for the High Speed Synchronous Interface (HSI). Many of these interface use PHYs which are conformant with MIPI® Alliance specifications.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced that its 89600 VSA software has been enhanced with custom IQ modulation analysis. The analysis capability speeds time to insight by allowing R&D engineers to more easily test proprietary signals for satellite and military communication applications.
R&S RTE digital oscilloscopes offer fast and reliable solutions for everyday T&M tasks such as embedded design development, power electronics analysis and general debugging. Users benefit from features such as high sampling and acquisition rates and good signal fidelity. A comprehensive set of measurement and analysis tools deliver fast results and the high-resolution touchscreen makes the R&S RTE very easy to use.
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) announced the NI PXIe-5646R vector signal transceiver with 200 MHz of RF bandwidth, making it ideal for testing the latest wireless standards such as IEEE 802.11ac, 160 MHz WLAN and LTE Advanced. Engineers can use the open software design of the vector signal transceiver to develop channel emulation systems, radio prototyping, custom real-time signal processing for spectrum analysis and many other applications.
Anritsu Corporation has announced the successful demonstration of the Intel® XMM™ 7260 device platform achieving LTE-Advanced Category 6 data rates of concurrent 300 Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink with carrier aggregation technology, using the Anritsu MD8430A/RTD development test environment.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced the MDO3000 Series of Mixed Domain Oscilloscopes. The ultimate integrated oscilloscope that includes a spectrum analyzer, logic analyzer, protocol analyzer, arbitrary function generator and digital voltmeter, the MDO3000 clears the design bench of costly, specialized equipment and provides the tools needed to test and debug virtually any embedded design. In addition, Tektronix has developed the MDO3000 to be completely customizable enabling customers to select the functionality and performance needed now -- and later.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced SureCall version 2.0 software, expanding the capabilities of the company's current market-leading, next-generation sequencing target-enrichment solutions. The newly upgraded software features compatibility with SureSelect custom target-enrichment and Human All Exon panels.
Rohde & Schwarz has integrated realtime digital predistortion into its R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator. Predistortion can extend the operating range of amplifiers but determining the right correction factors has always been a time-consuming process.
National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) released its Automated Test Outlook 2014, highlighting the company’s research into the latest test and measurement technologies and methodologies. Engineers and managers can use the report, which examines trends affecting a wide range of industries, to take advantage of the latest strategies and best practices for optimizing any test organization.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the E5063A PCB Analyzer for printed circuit board impedance test in manufacturing. The solution offers technology breakthroughs in accuracy and repeatability and reproducibility (R&R). The analyzer also provides a dedicated user interface with broader language support, and more robustness against electrostatic discharge for PCB manufacturing environments.
Rohde & Schwarz has once again expanded the analysis bandwidth for its R&S FSW high-end signal and spectrum analyzers. In the past, 320 MHz was considered an excellent value. Rohde & Schwarz is the first company to offer analysis bandwidth of 500 MHz.
Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced expanded capabilities for its industry leading M-PHY Receiver test solution. The additional capabilities include physical layer receiver testing for High Speed Gear2 and Gear3, support for PWM Mode (G0-G7), auto-calibration and margin testing.
Anritsu announced that Chalmers University in Sweden has selected Anrtisu’s ME7838A broadband mm-wave test system to provide measurements supporting the development of new, high-frequency devices and components.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) announced the E8486A waveguide power sensor. Designed with a WR-12 flange connector, the E8486A makes precise and accurate power measurements in the E-band spectrum of 60 to 90 GHz, making the sensor the ideal solution to meet the rapid demand in E-band telecommunication applications.
FORTUNE Magazine named National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the nation for the 15th consecutive year. NI ranks #66 for 2014, a testament to NI’s commitment to its 100-year plan and culture.
Rohde & Schwarz continues to expand its oscilloscope portfolio for various fields of application. The T&M specialist will showcase many highlights in hall 4, booth 4-611 at the Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg.
The most prominent and influential authors in the technology industry will be featured at the 2014 International CES® as part of a new CES attraction entitled Gary’s Book Club. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run Tuesday, January 7-Friday, January 10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced MassHunter Profinder software designed for batch processing of complex mass spectrometric data. The latest member of the MassHunter software family, MassHunter Profinder transforms chemometric peak-finding workflows with enhanced batch processing, robust re-mining and alignment capabilities.
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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