NI's latest 6-1/2-digit DMM is a PCI bus plug-in Product News 1/29/2004 Post a comment Priced at less than $2000, here's a system-oriented PCIbus DMM with a 1.8-Msamples/s digitizer and solid-state relays to handle range and function changes. This combo gives you speed, 6-ppm DC voltage accuracy, and sensitivity into the microvolt regime.
LeCroy puts USB 2.0 on all of its digital scopes Product News 1/21/2004 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker LeCroy is now equipping its high-end osciolloscopes with USB v2.0 ports as a standard feature. From now on, every one of its popular WaveMaster, WavePro 7000 Series, and WaveRunner 6000 Series of general purpose oscilloscopes will ship with USB v2.0 ports.
RS-232 to TCP/IP software eases instrumentation data transmission Product News 1/21/2004 Post a comment TAL Technologies will be demo'ing the latest version of its existing WinWedge 32 Pro utility software at the upcoming Pittcon 2004 show and conference in Chicago. Its new WinWedge 32 Pro bits will include upgraded TCP-Com software to expose an RS-232 serial port on a PC to a TCP/IP port so that RS-232 serial data could be sent and received across a TCP/IP network. New features will include the ability to create so-called virtual COM ports that are actually TCP/IP port connec
Jitter analysis: Wavecrest was first! Product News 1/19/2004 Post a comment Comments asserted by Agilent Technologies in a recent eeProductCenter review of Agilent's new 86100C Infiniium digital communications analyzer with jitter (DCA-J) are hotly contested by competitor Wavecrest. Here's what Wavecrest says.
Today's spectrum analyzers aren't your father's instruments Product News 1/14/2004 Post a comment Today's spectrum analyzers aren't your father's instruments. Thanks to lots of embedded processing power, DSP, and new analog front-end circuitry, the latest round of spectrum analyzers is light years ahead of predecessors that were considered state-of-the-art only a few years ago.
Exciting times at Gage Applied Technologies Product News 1/7/2004 Post a comment Things are popping at the venerable firm of Gage Applied Technologies. The company, renowned for its high performance digitizers, is under new ownership (it was formerly part of Tektronix). It also sports a more expansive name (adding the word Technologies, as that's what the folks there apply). Along with sister companies and partners, Gage is gearing with an expansive range of systems and products.
Quit being instrument control bystanders! Product News 1/7/2004 Post a comment Instead of choosing instrument drivers and instrumentation tools that work most efficiently and easily in their development environment, Jon Bellin, Director of Application & System Software Development at National Instruments, often sees EEs passively accepting non-native instrument drivers that an instrument vendor tells them to use. In his opinion, that's ridiculous---and shouldn't be tolerated!
SOC tester targets next-generation RF devices Product News 1/7/2004 Post a comment With data rates rising to support things such as streaming video, multimedia gaming, and Internet access on wireless products, complex modulation formats are emerging in wireless standards. Higher performance RF system-on-a-chip are being designed, requiring higher-performance test equipment. As such, Agilent Technologies is rolling out a new RF SOC test approach that the company claims can test---in quad-site---all devices in a radio, for all wireless applications.
Line of DSP-based PXI data-acq boards grows Product News 1/2/2004 Post a comment With two new product families of no less than 28 different PXI-based data acquisition and signal generation boards, Exacq Technologies---a member of the PXI Systems Alliance---is really extending its existing line of PXI data-acq products in a big way.
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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