RF sniffer is a recording spectrum analyzer Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment With renewed interest in the possible deleterious effects of non-ionizing RF radiation on the human body, particularly at cellphone microwave frequencies, Narda Safety Test Solutions's new handheld instrument is a timely product. Especially so now that the FCC and OSHA are in the RF safety exposure game. eeProductCenter's Alex Mendelsohn checks it out.
Patented precision signal sources boost clock recovery module's performance Product News 1/31/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies is debuting a multi-rate optical/electrical clock-recovery module for its 86100C Infiniium digital communications analyzer. The new plug-in module performs clock extraction for waveform analysis with continuous, unbanded tuning from 50-Mbis/s out to 13.5-Gbits, with ultra-low residual jitter plus golden PLL operation. After chatting with Agilent, eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn shares his impressions.
U.S. to review IBM-Lenovo sale News & Analysis 1/29/2005 Post a comment The U.S. House of Representatives has thrown a potential monkey wrench into the $1.25 billion sale of IBM's Personal Computer Division to China's Lenovo Group.
SEMI names new exec to expand nanotechnology focus News & Analysis 1/28/2005 Post a comment Global semiconductor industry association SEMI announced Friday (Jan. 28) that
Lubab L. Sheet has been named senior director of nanotechnology and will spearhead the association's expanded efforts to clarify and exploit new technology and market opportunities for the organization's global membership.
Agilent test group forms JV with Chinese company News & Analysis 1/28/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. announced Friday (Jan. 28) the formation of a joint venture between its test and measurement organization and Chengdu Qianfeng Electronics Ltd. Corp. of China to develop and manufacture test equipment for the Chinese market.
India's Videocon buys TV plant from Thomson News & Analysis 1/27/2005 Post a comment Indian consumer electronics and white goods manufacturer Videocon Ltd., has bought a television tube manufacturing facility from Thomson of France, according to news reports from Paris Thursday (Jan. 27).
Embattled execs shown the door News & Analysis 1/27/2005 Post a comment Electronics manufacturers rocked by overseas competition are scrambling to either improve or restore profitability and are groping for solutions. A change at the top seems to be the preferred method.
Anritsu's RF synthesizers span "DC to daylight" Product News 1/27/2005 Post a comment Anritsu's new IEEE-488-compatible RF synthesizers are billed as the highest power synthesizers available, with +17-dBm available power at 20 GHz standard, and +23 dBm as an option. Six models, and gobs of options, cover 0.1-Hz to 67-GHz.
Fujitsu announces FlexRay agreement with Bosch News & Analysis 1/26/2005 Post a comment Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) and Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA)
announced Wednesday (Jan. 26) that Fujitsu has acquired a license to use the FlexRay communication controller IP module from Robert Bosch GmbH.
Tek pushes scope performance envelope to 15 GHz Product News 1/26/2005 Post a comment Keeping pace with the explosion of high-speed serial communications and RF designs, scope maker Tektronix announces the industry's fastest realtime digital oscilloscope, along with a new probing system to match. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at Tek's 15-GHz scope.
Aeroflex flexes multi-standard cellphone test muscles Product News 1/24/2005 Post a comment Like the voracious Pac Man arcade monster (remember him?), test instrumentation house Aeroflex is gobbling up acquisitions---and is changing the name of one of its recently acquired holdings. As it does so, the company is also rolling out an advanced cellular test product for next-generation cellphone makers and implementers.
IBM et Airespace rejoignent un groupe consacré au VoIP News & Analysis 1/24/2005 Post a comment Airespace, fabricant d’équipement pour réseaux locaux sans fil d’entreprises en cours de rachat par Cisco Systems, a rejoint IBM Corp. et le fournisseur de solutions de sécurité VeriSign au sein d’une alliance, dont l’objectif est d’accélérer la mise en œuvre de services voix sur IP (VoIP) convergés.
Applied Micro Circuits settles lawsuit News & Analysis 1/21/2005 Post a comment Applied Micro Circuits Corp. announced Friday (Jan. 21) it has reached an agreement to settle a class-action litigation pending against the company and certain current and former officers and directors.
Nifty mini data-acq pods talk USB Product News 1/21/2005 Post a comment National Instruments is kicking up portable USB-based data-acq and control a notch or two. NI's latest data-acq pods dish up eight channels of 12-bit or 14-bit analog input capability, and pack two analog outputs, 12 digital I/O lines, and a counter. Both draw operating power from the USB bus. eeProoductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn offers his notes, along with NI's.
OMAC user group to merge with ISA News & Analysis 1/21/2005 Post a comment The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users' Group and Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society said Friday (Jan. 19) they would merge, with the OMAC group becoming a subsidiary of ISA.
Battery maker Saft to add China plant News & Analysis 1/21/2005 Post a comment France-based battery supplier Saft has announced it would invest in a new plant in South China to build lithium and nickel-cadmium batteries for the Chinese rail transportation industry.
Taiwans Elektronik: Vom Billigheimer zur Nobelmarke News & Analysis 1/21/2005 Post a comment Bislang tritt die taiwanesische Elektronikindustrie in Europa vor allem als Zulieferer und Anbieter billiger, gesichtsloser Produkte auf. Das beginnt sich zu ändern, die Taiwaner sind zunehmend um den Aufbau idenditätsstiftener Marken bemüht. Aber nicht alle werden die Kurve kriegen.
Mini USB board bridges to I2C bus Product News 1/19/2005 Post a comment These days, USB impacts everything from memory sticks to test-and-measurement and data-acq. Here's a new product from Saelig that can help you use and embed USB in your next instrumentation and/or data acquisition and control project. The mini interface board comprises a straightforward way to get a drop-in 12-Mbits/s USB interface with your host PC, providing a 5-pin connector for 90-kbit/s I2C serial interfacing.
Data Translation expands its USB data-acq module family Product News 1/19/2005 Post a comment A growing family of USB-connected data-acq boards and boxes at Data Translation now includes screw-terminal and embedded versions. Both provide 32 analog-input channels running at an aggregate throughput rate of 500-kHz, using USB v2.0 at 480-Mbits/s.
Putin fordert Technologie-Förderzonen News & Analysis 1/19/2005 Post a comment Russlands Präsident Vladimir Putin hat ein Technologie-Förderungsprogram angekündigt: Um die Entwicklung der einheimischen Hightech-Branche zu stimulieren, sollen Wissenschaftler, Bildungseinrichtungen und Behörden gemeinsam einen langfristigen Plan erarbeiten. Bei einem Treffen in Novosibirsk forderte Putin zudem die Gründung von Technologie-Parks.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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