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Verizon to OEMs: Get the heat out
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10/28/2009   2 comments
Verizon Communications Inc. will require OEMs starting in July 2010 to supply thermal models for circuit boards and cabinets for any equipment they want to sell to the carrier as part of a new energy-saving strategy.
TTi : Bench power supply has improved accuracy
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10/28/2009   Post a comment
TTi has upgraded its EX354D bench power supply to improve its precision. The new model, EX354RD, has 4-digit meters for both voltage and current along with switchable remote sense terminals.
CISPR-compliant digital EMC-EMI receivers
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10/27/2009   Post a comment
The Narda PMM 9010 EMI receiver from Teseq is a fully digital receiver covering the frequency range 10 Hz to 6 GHz, aimed at EMC emission and immunity testing.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 2 of 8)
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
ADC pumps 12-bit results at 1 Gsps while buffered input yields smooth driving
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments ADS5400 targets radar, defense, wireless, and test & measurement with ADC with speed/performance claimed to be twice as good as available ICs
ISP-JTAG programmer offers in-system programming and testing
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10/26/2009   Post a comment
The AP-114 ISP-JTAG programmer from Atomic Programming offers in-system programming and testing for JTAG compatible devices, with optional boundary scan software.
Ixia to acquire Agilent's N2X product line
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10/23/2009   Post a comment
Ixia has signed a definitive agreement with Agilent Technologies to acquire Agilent's N2X Data Networks Product Line for $44 million in cash.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 1 of 8)
Design How-To  
10/19/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
10bit 2.5Gs/s ADCs for high RF sampling applications
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10/16/2009   Post a comment
e2v, has announced production of a 10bit 2.5Gs/s analog to digital converter (ADC) incorporating 5GHz analog input bandwidth for operation over the L-band and S-band frequencies.
Network operators feel growing pains of smartphone users
News & Analysis  
10/15/2009   1 comment
Smartphones generate eight times the network signalling load of a USB dongle-equipped laptop when they transmit the same volume of data, according research from infrastructure equipment provider Airvana.
Yokogawa : Mixed-signal scopes have bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz
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10/14/2009   Post a comment
he Yokogawa DLM6000 mixed-signal oscilloscope is the flagship product in a new family of high-performance digital oscilloscopes featuring bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz, memory of 6.25 M points per channel, an intuitive graphical user interface and a number of advanced analysis features.
Tektronix caters for simultaneous analog and digital debug
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix latest mixed signal oscilloscope family highlights the need for combined digital and analog analysis during system debug.
TRaC, Agilent Technologies announce comprehensive Bluetooth-qualification test system
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
TRaC's Bluetooth® test system, based on Agilent's N4010A wireless connectivity test set, is now available to provide a comprehensive test service for chipset vendors, module manufacturers and system integrators.
Counterpoint: Synergies could trigger a Synopsys-ARM merger
News & Analysis  
10/13/2009   8 comments
Semiconductor intellectual property (IP) is a way for chip makers to share the cost of developing standard designs so that they can invest more in the differentiating features of their chips. For ARM to be controlled by any one of its customers or even a small group of its customers would break the IP business model.
Measurement amplifiers offers multichannel capability
Product News  
10/13/2009   1 comment
The 9236 series of measurement amplifiers from Burster offers multichannel capability to process the standard output signal from strain gauge sensors.
Pico provides five year guarantee for pc-based instrumentation
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10/13/2009   Post a comment
At ESC UK Pico Technology (St Neots, England) announced that it would cover its most popular products with a five-year warranty against manufacturing defects.
A Fluke offer for hard times
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
Portable electronic test and measurement technology vendor Fluke Corp. will send two people to Miami for football's "Big Game" for learning about test tools Fluke has recently introduced.
Agilent qualifies EM tool for TSMC 65nm process
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has qualified its Momentum Electromagnetic (EM) tool for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.'s 65-nm process as part of the TSMC EM Tool Qualification program.
Using a design-to-test capability for LTE MIMO (Part 2 of 2)
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
System-level simulation helps engineers gain valuable insight into the design sensitivities of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems
ETSI plugs into femtocells interop testing
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10/12/2009   Post a comment
The first interoperability testing of multivendor UMTS femtocell equipment is set to take place in Sophia Antipolis, France next March to validate the 3GPP femtocell standard.
NASA prepares to bomb the moon
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10/8/2009   2 comments
A Web site will stream live telescope images of the impact of a NASA lunar probe searching for water.
Tektronix : Precision bench DMM suits complex designs
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix announces the DMM4000 series of 5.5 digit and 6.5 digit resolution digital multimeters (DMM) designed to help engineers debug complex electronics and validate circuit design through precision measurements and in-depth analysis capabilities.
Using a design-to-test capability for LTE MIMO (Part 1 of 2)
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
System-level simulation helps engineers gain valuable insight into the design sensitivities of System-level simulation helps engineers gain valuable insight into the design sensitivities of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems
Improve UMTS and HSDPA Coverage 5-Fold with Inward-Facing Cells in a Simulcast Architecture
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10/7/2009   Post a comment
Wireless service providers must find ways to optimize high performance UMTS/HSDPA broadband service to maximize both ROI and the quality of service. Success will require new architecture thinking beyond traditional macro cell and micro cell coverage.
Nobel Prize in physics honors fiber optics, CCD developers
News & Analysis  
10/6/2009   1 comment
The 2009 Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith for breakthroughs in transmitting light in fiberoptics and inventing the CCD sensor.
Watertight, low-power micro-actuator probes brain, in-vivo
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10/6/2009   Post a comment
Using the principal of hydrophobia, scientists at IMEC have overcome the problem of making their ultra-low-power 'inch-worm' micro-actuator watertight, thereby opening up a wide range of in-vivo biomedical applications, including recording the activity of individual neurons in the brain.
Cadence moves up LTE testing into design cycle
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10/5/2009   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems has developed a protocol testing solution that enables early validation of next-generation 4G/LTE wireless SoC/ASIC designs.
67 GHz vector network analyzer claims highest available dynamic range
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10/4/2009   Post a comment
The ZVA67 vector network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz covers the 10 MHz to 67 GHz frequency range and is based on the established ZVA family.
Four-port test sets measure down to 70 kHz and up to 70 GHz
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10/4/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has extended the low-end frequency of its MN469xB VectorStar 4-port test sets, making the instruments the first microwave multiport Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) solutions to measure down to 70 kHz.
Mixed-signal scope supports MIPI and SATA applications
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10/4/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has expanded its mixed-signal and digital-storage oscilloscope portfolio with two lower-cost 600-MHz Infiniium 9000 Series models, three additional application packages and GPIB compatibility.
Using Tcl to create a virtual component in Verilog
Design How-To  
10/2/2009   1 comment
Randy Melton describes his use of Tcl to build a virtual transaction-based TCP design server on top of an existing Verilog simulation test bench. Downloadable example code was tested on a standard Cadence irun simulator, which in thory, he says, should be possible on any simulator scripted with Tcl.
Anritsu : Vector network analyzer measure down to 70 kHz
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10/2/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu has extended the low-end frequency of its MN469xB VectorStar 4-port test sets, allowing these microwave multiport Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) solutions to measure down to 70 kHz.


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