Electronics educational promotion pitches digitizer packages Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment Test equipment maker Gage Applied Technologies announces two new educational promotions for its high-speed and high-resolution digitizers. Slated for electronics instructors and researchers, each of Gage's packages includes a digitizer card as well as the company's PC-hosted oscilloscope software. The packages also include a set of software development kits.
Agilent adds powerful toolsets to wireless test set Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment Test equipment maker Agilent Technologies is adding a comprehensive set of new tools for its existing E5515C (8960 Series 10) wireless communications test set. The E5515C with lab applications---a bench-top network emulation tool---provides an integrated approach with high accuracy and repeatability.
It's time for Ohm's Law Product News 11/30/2004 Post a comment Stumped for a holiday gift for someone technical? The TechNote Time Watch Company has a slogan: "Never Fumble for a Formula Again." That slogan, and the company's holiday-oriented wares, may solve your problem. TechNote is offering a line of Ohm's Law desk clocks, wall clocks, and wristwatches.
LabVIEW now encompasses control design and simulation Product News 11/24/2004 Post a comment Instrumentation house National Instruments now has a suite of control-oriented design and simulation tools that extends the company's popular LabVIEW graphical development environment to the design, implementation, and test of control systems.
Radcom, Comarco team on 3G testing News & Analysis 11/23/2004 Post a comment Radcom Ltd. and Comarco Inc. have announced they would partner on developing a next-generation testing solution that integrates both companies' core technologies for service monitoring of 2.5G and 3G networks including GPRS, UMTS and CDMA2000.
Messplatz nimmt Handy-Protokolle unter die Lupe News & Analysis 11/22/2004 Post a comment Der Messgerätehersteller Rohde & Schwarz macht seinen Mobilfunk-Messplatz CMU200 zukunftssicher: Weltweit ist der CMU200 laut Hersteller der erste Funkmessplatz, der bereits die neuen HSDPA-Funktionalitäten implementiert hat.
Analyzer checks 3G cellular video Product News 11/19/2004 Post a comment Been watching video on your cellphone? If not, you probably will be soon! As cell networks progress from 2.5G to 3G, video will be an everyday feature on handsets. As the video phenomena gains momentum, test equipment makers are lining up to offer ways to analyze and test cellphone video quality-of-service. Here's a new product from Radcom that lets you evaluate and troubleshoot cellular video---in realtime.
Nomadic tester makes short work of statistical analysis on Ethernet networks Product News 11/17/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies has a new handheld network performance tester that lets you test Gbit Ethernet by running RFC 2544 performance benchmarking to verify throughput at full line rate. Agilent's new FrameScope Pro uses auto-test to evaluate network resources such as DHCP and DNS as well as file, e-mail, and Web servers. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn offers his review of this new portable tester.
PCI data-acq plug-in packs high-speed FPDP II port Product News 11/15/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a new differential input precision PCI bus data acquisition card that's designed for high frequency and high speed test-and-measurement and sensor applications. This board includes front-end signal conditioning, high-impedance differential inputs, and an FPDP II (Front Panel Data Port).
LeCroy rolls Serial Attached SCSI ware Product News 11/12/2004 Post a comment Test equipment maker LeCroy announces a new product from its recently formed Protocol Solutions Group. The Group was created in late October by the company's acquisition of Computer Access Technology Corp., a protocol test equipment vendor. LeCroy's new Serial Attached SCSI Compliance Test Suite software is designed to work with the existing CATC SASTrainer Serial Attached SCSI bus exerciser.
A virtual instrument reality check: Where's it really at? Product News 11/12/2004 Post a comment Leaps in processing power, I/O speeds, and local memory characterize today's system-ready test instruments. Agilent Technologies' program manager Marsh Faber tells why system-ready equipment is a major evolutionary phase in test, packing every bit as much impact as IEEE-488/GPIB did when it was introduced back in 1972. This in spite of so-called virtual instruments.
8-channel thermocouple logger talks USB Product News 11/11/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a USB-connected eight-channel thermocouple data logger from Saelig. The new unit samples at up to 10 readings/s, which is more than twice as fast as a predecessor serial-port version. What's more, it packs built-in cold junction compensation.
Software rev adds features to indoor Wi-Fi mapping Product News 11/10/2004 Post a comment RF test equipment provider Berkeley Varitronics Systems is releasing a new software package for graphically mapping coverage of any indoor WLAN. The new bits execute on BVS's previously introduced Yellowjacket IEEE-802.11 Wi-Fi receiver, which, in turn, is based on a Hewlett-Packard Pocket PC. Catch up on what's new by clicking here, and follow the links to other eeProductCenter Yellowjacket 802.11 reviews, too.
Optical adjunct measures telecom/datacom wavelengths, data rates Product News 11/10/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies is dishing up a wide-wavelength multi-rate optical module for its existing Model 86100C Infiniium DCA-J digital communications analyzer for digital datastream analysis. Now, for the first time, you can use a single plug-in module to perform optical waveform characterization, and test transmitter compliance, on an unprecedented number of networking technologies. The new module spans 750-nm down to 1650-nm.
Credence names David Ranhoff new CEO Product News 11/8/2004 Post a comment Semiconductor test solutions supplier Credence Systems Corp. (Milpitas, Calif.) has named current president and chief operating officer David A. Ranhoff chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2005.
Agilent upgrade software helps ensure wideband signal integrity Product News 11/5/2004 Post a comment Rolling out vector signal generator error-correction capabilities supporting up to 800 MHz bandwidths, Agilent Technologies now has software for its existing vector signal generators that ensures the highest possible quality of signals used to test radar, ultra wideband communications, and 3G wireless power amplifiers. There's even a freebie offered!
Fluke's handheld scopes analyze power line quality Product News 11/3/2004 Post a comment There's been a spate of portable test equipment targeting technicians and electricians working on or around AC utility lines. Fluke's got some new nomadic oscilloscopes that pack four input channels, and let you simultaneously measure voltage and current on three phases and a neutral in a power line circuit. The LCD even displays industry-standard color-coding to correlate your AC line measurements with actual wiring. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a close
Agilent spins mixed-signal scope dynamic probe for Xilinx FPGAs Product News 11/2/2004 Post a comment Promising to reduce development time, Agilent Technologies is debuting what it says is the industry's first FPGA dynamic probe application. Slated for use with Agilent's existing Infiniium mixed-signal oscilloscopes, its new FPGA dynamic probe is expressly for debugging Xilinx FPGAs.
Simulator supports pre-roll-out verification, benchmarking of HSDPA networks Product News 11/2/2004 Post a comment If you're working with WCDMA cellphone system development you may want to look into UbiNetics's products. UK-based UbiNetics is a company that provides 2G, 2.5G, 3G, and HSDPA (high speed downlink packet access) protocol software, and PHY layer intellectual property. Its latest product concurrently emulates up to 32 individual mobiles, each with an individually-programmable channel model, to provide representative RF conditions.
High-performance scope probes grab signals where the rubber meets the road Product News 11/1/2004 Post a comment Scope maker LeCroy is rolling out several new accessories for its high highest-performance digital oscilloscopes. These probes and adjuncts are designed to improve the accuracy of signal integrity measurements. New products include a probe calibration and deskew fixture. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor evalutes their impact.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...