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Pre-validation interoperability test software is for 3G cellphones
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
If you've ever grappled with 3G cellphone pre-validation interoperability testing, you'll be interested in new Windows-based software from Anritsu. It's new network simulation library for its existing signaling tester hardware lets you conduct pre-validation of interoperability testing between 3G user equipment and the world's various 3G networks.
Nomadic IEEE-802.11a receiver targets 5-GHz WiFi
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
Having a handheld wireless "sniffer" can be a godsend at times when working with WiFi systems. Check out this battery powered receiver for the 5.8-GHz band.
Devices simplify 3G test methodologies
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10/31/2005   Post a comment
The latest offerings from Aeroflex enable testing of network infrastructure operating in frequency bands I to VI using existing 3GPP Band I test mobiles.
I/O module packs on-board Web server
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
There have been a number of USB data-acq module products introduced of late, but here's one with a built-in Web server. A compact module can replace a PC-based system for many data acquisition and control applications, including remote monitoring of equipment, wireless data collection, and Web enabling of legacy systems. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
System to identify AC distribution impedance
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10/26/2005   Post a comment
Are you worried about poor AC power quality and excess energy use in your facility? For performing energy management and power quality studies, a very new company called Z Meters is readying a product that will address those concerns. It will use time-synchronized multi-point measurement and correlation techniques to characterize the impedance of an AC power distribution system.
Development tool supports hardware-independent mobile test
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a hardware-independent and modular R&D tool for the development, testing, and debugging of mobile terminal applications. The GCF/PTCRB-compliant platform is a one-box tester facilitating the development and implementation of individual test scenarios during the engineering design phase of mobile applications.
Freebie RF terminology guide clears the air
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement house Keithley Instruments is publishing a free guide to understanding the vocabulary of wireless. The 32-page booklet defines a variety of technical terms and acronyms, and includes some useful tables.
Wireless USB tools to address ultra-wideband development, test
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Supporting certified Wireless Universal Serial Bus and WiMedia UWB interface standards, new protocol analysis and traffic-generation tools soon to be released from LeCroy promise to provide insight at each stage of a product's development lifecycle. These tools come just as the WUSB v1.0 spec has been published.
IC test software gets better, supports Teradyne FLEX
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10/25/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor test provider Pintail Technologies is releasing the latest version of its SwifTest 5.2 realtime statistical sampling software suite for semiconductor testing. This new version promises to reduce test cost, improve quality, and boost test efficiency. The company will also be supporting Teradyne test platforms.
Agilent joins ZigBee Alliance
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced it is the first test and measurement equipment manufacturer to join the ZigBee Alliance, an association of more than 100 companies working to enable cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.
Evaluation kit can kick start FlexRay applications
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10/24/2005   Post a comment
Evaluation and prototyping platform enables integrated FlexRay design, simulation, and test system applications.
Sound and vibration recorders rely on RAID
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10/21/2005   Post a comment
Offering secure digital data recording with 12-Mbit/s recording rates, Sony Manufacturing Systems America is starting to roll out a series of sound and vibration recorders. These modular data-acq systems rely on redundant 200-Gbyte hot-swappable RAID arrays for storage.
Connectorless Probing Enables HyperTransport Debug at 2.4Gb/s
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10/20/2005   Post a comment
HyperTransport is becoming one of the most popular links for chip-to-chip communication. As HyperTransport continues to appear in more and more platforms, system engineers are requiring sophisticated debug tools to aid in validation. In most cases, engineers select a logic analyzer as their debug tool of choice. One of the biggest challenges facing engineers as they try to debug HyperTransport links is making the physical connection between their logic analyzer and the target system. Brock J. La
RF signal generators get better radar pulse-modulation performance
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10/19/2005   Post a comment
Working with radar system design? If so, check out Anritsu's enhancements to its DC-to-daylight RF signal generators. The company is adding pulse modulation improvements that provide narrower leveled pulses. You also get increased resolution when using internal pulse generation, and higher-frequency waveform generators to simulate modulated signals.
Download free boundary-scan info
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Germany-based Gopel electronic GmbH has some IEEE-1149.x/JTAG boundary-scan Web-downloads describing the integration of boundary-scan into automatic test equipment. The Web site has useful tutorials, too.
VXS board packs dual 2.2-Gsample/s A/D channels
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10/18/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a VXS plug-in that combines an FPGA with a dual-channel 2.2-Gsample/s A/D. The 6U-sized VME/VXS payload card can be used for high-speed streaming data conversion, offering up to 10-bit resolution and multi-channel synchronization. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Design-for-test analyzer validates boundary-scan
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
ASSET InterTech is readying a 3-in-1 IEEE-1149.1/JTAG boundary-scan test tool that promises to reduce manufacturing and test costs. Here's a preview.
Differential amps span DC to 10 GHz
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
Designed for test and measurement as well as aerospace/military applications, the amplifiers are optimized for bandwidth and linearity.
PHY layer data-generator works to 12.5-Gbits/s
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10/17/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announces a serial bit-error-ratio tester with advanced jitter generation capabilities for jitter-tolerance testing of serial gigabit devices. Automated and compliant jitter-tolerance testing covers all popular serial bus standards, such as PCI Express, SATA, Fibre Channel, FB-DIMM, CEI, Gigabit Ethernet and XFP.
Boundary-scan tool helps measure analog voltages
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10/14/2005   Post a comment
Supporting a mixed-signal monitor chip made by National Semiconductor, Netherlands-based boundary-scan test vendor JTAG Technologies announces a new graphical JTAG software tool.
Software simplifies RF measurements
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10/13/2005   Post a comment
Cascade Microtech announces software package to improve accuracy and repeatability of metrology-grade measurements of complex, high-speed semiconductors
Time server boxes sync computers, peripherals
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10/12/2005   Post a comment
Check out two new high-performance GPS-locked network time servers. They can sync clocks on computers and servers on networks.
USB pods work as multi-channel scopes, spectrum analyzers
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10/11/2005   Post a comment
New 2-channel and 4-channel PC oscilloscope adapters from Saelig offer 12-bit-resolution data conversion, 20-Msample/s sampling rates, and 512-ksample memory buffers. A USB 2.0 connection powers these units, eliminating the need for external power supplies. They can also be used as spectrum analyzers, multimeters, and dataloggers.
Anritsu test instrument fully evaluates EoS-compatible networks
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10/11/2005   Post a comment
Anritsu introduced such enhanced options for its MP1590B Network Performance Tester as a Differential Delay option, an enhanced Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) and Link Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS).
Tektronix protocol analyzer helps deploy triple-play UMTS services
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10/10/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement house Tektronix is rolling out a new generation UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access Network protocol analyzer. Tek's new platform delivers UMTS data capture and realtime analysis hardware, facilitating the deployment of so-called triple play services over third-generation UMTS networks.
USB data acquisition modules cut cost/channel
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10/10/2005   Post a comment
Data acquisition vendor Data Translation announces new modules the company claims can lower the cost of making measurements by up to 55 percent. Both high input-channel USB modules are for applications requiring large numbers of signal inputs.
Less-than-$10,000 RF spectrum analyzer debuts
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10/6/2005   Post a comment
Offering a low-cost portable platform for a range of applications, Agilent Technologies introduces compact high-performance RF spectrum analyzers for under $10,000. Models are available to cover from 100-kHz to either 3-GHz or 6-GHz.
New models, software boost waveform generator family
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10/3/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies is adding two additional models to its arbitrary waveform generator family. The company now has four different AWGs with various bandwidths and fidelity ranges. Three new software options boost versatility, too.


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