Vector signal generator leverages fast pattern-memory architecture Product News 4/14/2005 Post a comment Anritsu has a new vector network generator that delivers wide vector-modulation bandwidth, high level-accuracy, and fast switching for ATE applications. This generator can be used for analyzing today's 3.5G signals, including high-speed data packet access, as well as tomorrow's 4G communications technologies.
Conformance suite upgrades tester for MEF9 Product News 4/13/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies announces what it claims is the industry's first conformance test suite for MEF9, the new Metro Ethernet Forum test spec. MEF9 lets subscribers of Ethernet services verify that a metro Ethernet network will support new types of Ethernet-based services.
Scope software upgrade targets FB-DIMM and second-gen PCI-Express Product News 4/13/2005 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker Tektronix is rolling out new scope software with capabilities that facilitate the development and implementation of advanced serial data standards. Tek's FB-DIMM module and PCI-Express updates for its existing RT-Eye Serial Data Compliance and Analysis Software package complement the industry move from parallel buses to high-speed point-to-point serial buses.
Communication tester targets UMTS Transport Layer Product News 4/13/2005 Post a comment A cellphone communications tester targeting next-generation UMTS Node B modules is in the works. When it becomes available, the test set will focus on the Transport Layer in accordance with the Open Base Station Standard Initiative architecture.
Wireless PHY test software works in LabVIEW Product News 4/12/2005 Post a comment If you're working with WPAN, or wireless personal area networking, here's a comprehensive set of software and hardware tools that rely on PCs configured with LabVIEW. It lets you generate IEEE-802.15.4-compliant modulated baseband and RF test signals in the 2.4-GHz band.
Semiconductor consortium to support IEEE test standard News & Analysis 4/11/2005 Post a comment The Semiconductor Test Consortium has announced its support of the IEEE Standard Test Interface Language Committee, an industry consortium of integrated circuit producers and automatic test equipment manufacturers committed to defining a focused standard for test language interfaces.
Less-than-$1500 data-acq board packs USB, 300-MHz DSP Product News 4/11/2005 Post a comment Data acquisition board maker Data Translation is now shipping a less-than-$1500 data acquisition and control board. As a 2-channel-in/2-channel-out board, it's intended for price-sensitive systems. "The E in the product designation stands for economy," says DT product manager Tim Ludy.
Elcoteq opens plant in India News & Analysis 4/11/2005 Post a comment Seeking to cash in on India's wireless service boom, Finland's Elcoteq Network Corp. today launched its manufacturing operations here, and said it will invest up to about $100 million to manufacture wireless handsets and other telecoms gear.
PC-hosted 7-1/2-digit DMMs drop into PXI, cPCI slots Product News 4/8/2005 Post a comment On the heels of its recently released 7-1/2-digit precision digital multimeter, as well as the competing follow-on product from National Instruments, DMM maker Signametrics is rolling out two new 7-1/2-digit DMMs, this time in PXI and CompactPCI form-factors.
L’Indonésie poursuit son rôle dans l’électronique mondiale News & Analysis 4/8/2005 Post a comment Ismeth Abdullah remue sur sa chaise lorsqu’il parle du travail de sa vie : une autorité de développement industriel conçue pour attirer les investissements étrangers dans cette région d’Asie du Sud-Est où la pauvreté et la modernité cohabitent dans un contraste sinistre. M. Abdullah, qui travaille 18 heures par jour et fait le trajet en avion tous les jours entre Batam et la capitale Jakarta, met en pratique les aspirations d’une région extrêmement mal comprise par l’Occident et qui se bat pour
Cadence-Chef mahnt China in Sachen IP News & Analysis 4/8/2005 Post a comment Wenn es um den Schutz von Intellectual Property (IP) geht, versteht Ray Bingham, Executive Chairman von Cadence Design Systems, keinen Spaß: Wenn China als führende Elektroniknation aufsteigen will, muss das Reich der Mitte unbedingt ein solides Konzept für den IP-Schutz erarbeiten.
When acquiring waveforms, just what is raw data anyway? Product News 4/7/2005 Post a comment Neither oscilloscope hardware nor software is inherently good or bad. In state-of-the-art high-speed scopes, the proper and wisely-used mix of both hardware and software engineering is required to deliver the most accurate measurement results. Author Lon Hintze, Oscilloscope Product manager at Agilent Technologies explains why.
Opinion: When acquiring waveforms, just what is raw data anyway? Product News 4/7/2005 Post a comment Neither oscilloscope hardware nor software is inherently good or bad. In state-of-the-art high-speed scopes, the proper and wisely-used mix of both hardware and software engineering is required to deliver the most accurate measurement results. Lon Hintze, Oscilloscope Product manager at Agilent Technologies tells why.
Sensor reference system's based on PXI Product News 4/7/2005 Post a comment The "ideal sensor" is a calibration tool for test stands in production, development, and quality control for sensor manufacturers and/or final users of these sensors. It replaces the "golden sample," which is commonly used, to check a test stand regularly for reproductibility of known results.
High-speed/RF digitizers tout 25-Gbit/s optical data streaming Product News 4/6/2005 Post a comment Digitizer maker Acqiris has two new data-acquisition plug-ins that carry optical output links. These give the modules the ability to stream data at rates as high as 25-Gbits/s! That's just the ticket for applications such as I/Q demodulation in software-defined radios or for radar and SIGINT.
Bingham calls on China to respect intellectual property News & Analysis 4/6/2005 Post a comment Cadence Design Systems Executive Chairman Ray Bingham called on China's semiconductor industry to work collaboratively to ensure the protection of intellectual property in a recent keynote address delivered to Chinese high-tech professionals working in North America.
Opinion: Will USB have an impact on test-and-measurement users? Product News 4/5/2005 Post a comment There are incremental changes happening in the test industry, especially with respect to communications buses. Nonetheless, the communication bus isn't as important as how you communicate with your instruments. Eric Singer, Senior Software Engineer at National Instruments offers his thoughts and opinion on why that's so. This article includes a link to a brief USBTMC and USBTMC-USB488 tutorial.
Nokia to sell mobile radio business to EADS News & Analysis 4/5/2005 Post a comment Nokia announced Tuesday (April 5) that it was on the verge of selling its Professional Mobile Radio business to the aerospace and defense systems supplier European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, a move that would create a global player in the homeland security systems and secure wireless communications solutions market.
ITC continues probe in Amkor-Carsem patent dispute News & Analysis 4/4/2005 Post a comment Amkor Technology Inc. has announced that the International Trade Commission has remanded Amkor's patent suit against rival packaging supplier Carsem to the presiding administrative law judge to further investigate Amkor's claims Carsem infringed patents related to its quad flat pack, no-lead package technology.
MIPS inks alliances with four DTV companies News & Analysis 4/4/2005 Post a comment MIPS Technologies Inc. announced Monday (April 4) it has made alliances with four international digital TV solution providers, as the company continues its effort to corner the growing digital TV market.
Murata joins POLA alliance for power converters News & Analysis 4/1/2005 Post a comment Murata Manufacturing Co. has joined the Point of Load Alliance and announced it would team with Texas Instruments Inc. to expand a global effort to promote pin-compatible, non-isolated, point of load plug-in power modules and provide a second source based on leading semiconductor technology.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.