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SignalVu vector signal analysis software for oscilloscopes analyzes RF signals up to 20 GHz bandwidth
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
SignalVu™ vector signal analysis software from Tektronix runs on the company's DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 digital oscilloscope series, enabling engineers to easily characterize and validate wideband and microwave spectral events.
Anite and Renesas France announce wireless conformance testing partnership
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Anite and Renesas Design France (RDF) have announced a strategic partnership in Wireless Conformance testing. RDF has selected Anite's SAT(H) software test platform, a host test solution for 2G/3G Protocol Stack software, for the validation of the RDF 2G/3G dual mode Protocol Stack.
HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort jitter from unbalanced twisted pair and differential cables
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
This article highlights the phenomenon of data jitter caused by conversions between differential and common-mode components of the video signal. It also exposes myths about intra-pair skew, and proposes cable tests for the purpose of predicting jitter in HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort cables.
Amkor's Q3 profit plummets
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Chip-packaging provider Amkor Technology saw its third quarter profit plummet to $34 million, down 48 percent from the second quarter and down 44 percent from the third quarter of 2007.
Featured Product: Simulink Fixed Point 6 targets more accurate design, simulation
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Simulink upgrade delivers capabilities for designing and simulating fixed-point systems and generating optimized code for implementation, while streamlining workflows.
TUV Rheinland releases test system for Zigbee Smart Energy products
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
TUV Rheinland has released its customizable Automizer Test System, designed to test products that meet the ZigBee Smart Energy Public Application Profile.
PLM, multidisciplinary simulation enable automotive mechatronics integration
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
With cars becoming "living rooms and laptops on wheels," managing mechatronics content from diverse sources is critical.
Updated: Arbitration panel finds in favor of Tessera
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
An arbitration panel has unanimously ruled in favor of Tessera Technologies in the company's contractual dispute with Amkor Technology, Tessera said.
Tektronix brings spectrum analysis to scopes
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Unique combination of vector signal analysis software effectively turns oscilloscopes into wideband vector signal analyzer.
Opinion: Test your mindset
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
When designers and test engineers make their annual pilgrimage to the Mecca of T&M this week, they won't find the same-old, same-old. The 39th ITC is about getting them to work in union.
Coming up on ESC Boston
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
ESC features BYOES program, live Tear Downs
Handheld test set targets radio field tests
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex introduces the 3500A, a powerful and rugged 1GHz hand-held radio test set weighing less than 3.7k
Spirent partners with SGS for wireless certification
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Testing specialist Spirent Communications and certification company SGS have agreed to have SGS provide validation and testing services for Spirent's UMTS Location Test System.
1 GHz hand-held radio test set
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex has introduced a lightweight 1-GHz hand-held radio test set, designated 3500A.
Austriamicrosystems : Magnetic encoder IC targets automotive applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder portfolio with the AS5145, a 12-bit encoder IC designed for automotive applications.
Baseband signal generator for UWB applications
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
The new R&S AFQ100B from Rohde & Schwarz is a signal source for developing and producing ultra-wideband (UWB) components
TTi acquires Satori Technology's RF power meter range
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Test and measurement specialist, TTi has extended the company's range of RF test and measurement products through the acquisition the RF power meter range from Satori Technology
Characterizing power control devices
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Understand how to characterize power switching semiconductors like IGBTs and MOSFETs with a realistic load so that the design parameters for their drive circuitry can be optimized.
TUV, ASU create testing facility for solar equipment
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
TUV Rheinland Group has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to create a state-of-the-art facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment.
Handheld digital multimeters feature OLED display
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10/10/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced the U1253A handheld digital multimeter (DMM), touting it as the first DMM to use an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.
Battery/charger simulator targets portable battery-powered devices
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has introduced the Model 2308 dual-channel, battery- and charger-simulating power supply designed to provide low-cost testing of portable battery-powered devices.
Pulse pattern generators target R&D and production test apps
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Picosecond Pulse Labs (PSPL) has introduced the 12000 series of pulse/pattern generators, targeted at R&D and production test applications.
Module remotely monitors 16 open collector fan status lines
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Precision Analog Systems' remote monitoring module detects a system's temperature and fan and power supply status, preventing malfunction and overheating in critical systems.
Teams partner for maskless ICs
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited and e-Shuttle, Inc. have adopted the design for e-beam technology from design and software company DS2 to deliver cost and time reductions for producing prototypes, derivatives and ICs.
IMD application reduces setup/calibration time for network analyzer
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced an intermodulation distortion (IMD) application for its PNA-X microwave network analyzer that reduces setup and calibration time by a factor of 10.
Protocol verification system targets SAS/SATA developers
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy has introduced its Sierra M6-4 verification system, a protocol design and test solution for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA).
NI claims industry first USB-GPIB controller for Macs
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced a Mac-compatible USB-GPIB controller, which it claims as an industry first, and a low-profile PCI Express GPIB controller.
High-speed PCI digitizers deliver greater functionality
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has expanded its U1071A line of Acqiris two-channel, high-speed PCI digitizers with new models that offer additional functionality for a wider range of applications including ATE for production test and validation.
Agilent releases transient-convolution simulator
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
8212 Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a signal integrity circuit simulator for multigigabit, high-speed data link design.
USB modular DMM offers 10 measurement functions
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the U2741A USB modular 5.5-digit digital multimeter (DMM).
AMS introduces contactless high-resolution magnetic encoder for automotive applications
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems (AMS) has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder portfolio with the AS5145, a 12-bit encoder IC especially designed for the growing demands in automotive. The device is a contactless, complete system-on-chip magnetic rotary encoder for angular measurement over 360° with a resolution of 0.0879°.
RF level control sensors with high dynamic range
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
The R&S NRP-Z28 and -Z98 RF level control sensors from Rohde & Schwarz are designed to enhance the performance of power measurements. Both products are suited for situations when highly accurate RF levels must be supplied over a wide dynamic range.
Data entry station for test systems
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
Digitaltest is launching the QMAN data entry station IRWS which is suitable for various tasks in test systems.
Instrument transforms MIMO test for R&D engineers
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
Agilent's PXB MIMO Receiver Tester provides quicker, more accurate test of Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) receivers earlier in the design cycle.
Agilent offers a new approach to nonlinear component characterization using X-parameters
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
Utilizing a solution that employs both nonlinear component characterization and X-parameters provides critical insight, essential to accurately measuring a device's nonlinear behavior. Agilent Technologies' Nonlinear Vector Network Analyzer (NVNA) supports both methods in a highly integrated, powerful and simple to use instrument. With a minimum amount of external hardware, this solution effectively converts a 4-port PNA-X microwave network analyzer into a high-performance nonlinear analyzer fro
General purpose vector signal generator targets WiMAX, 3GPP FDD, HSPA and LTE
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
The SMBV100A vector signal generator from Rohde & Schwarz offers performance that until now has been available only in considerably more expensive instruments.
Programmable pulse pattern generators offer jitter insertion capabilities
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10/3/2008   Post a comment
Picosecond Pulse Labs (PSPL) has introduced the 12000 series of pulse/pattern generators, which includes the Model 12000 165-MHz/20-Vpp, the Model 12010 800-MHz/2.5-Vpp, and the Model 12020 1.6-GHz/2.5-Vpp generator.
Wireless device test solution spans digital and RF domains
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Agilent claims industry-first end-to-end DigRF V4 measurement solution for mobile handset design, aimed at accelerating the development of LTE and WiMAX wireless devices.
Oscilloscope provides five new debugging tools
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy has introduced the SDA 7 Zi oscilloscope with SDA II that redefines serial data analysis in an oscilloscope by providing compliance testing together with five new debugging methodologies.
Handheld RF analyzer doubles efficiency
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the highly integrated FieldFox handheld RF analyzer for wireless network installation and maintenance (I&M).
RMS detector delivers accurate RF power measurement from 10 MHz to 6 GHz
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
A broadband 6 GHz RMS detector, the LT5581 from Linear Technology features a 40dB dynamic range and a low operating supply current of 1.4 mA.
Smart GPS reference timing antenna combo with integrated receiver and surge protection
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
A smart GPS reference timing antenna with an integrated GPS receiver from PCTEL eliminates the need for expensive coaxial cable, signal splitters and in-line amplifiers and provides built-in surge protection.
Fully self-contained 56 Gb/s pattern generator is one sixth the size of other solutions
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
The TG2P5A 39.6 to 56 Gb/s PRBS Source from Centellax is a fully self-contained 56 Gb/s pattern generator, designed to provide an excellent quality eye at a fraction of the price of current market solutions.
Groups to collaborate on WiMedia radio tesing
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
The WiMedia Alliance, which promotes the adoption, standardization and multi-vendor interoperability of ultra-wideband (UWB) worldwide, has teamed with the Wireless Alliance for Testing Experiment and Research (Walter) grouping to focus on European development of the technology needed for measurement, calibration and testing of UWB radio products.
Physical Modeling Consortium serves a wake-up call on the automotive industry: Part 2 - Latest techniques in physical modeling look to enhance 'signal-flow' methods
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10/1/2008   Post a comment
Symbolic computation provides simulation speed improvements and allows tackling large systems.


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