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Shake your phone to check messages, battery power
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Glasgow have demonstrated an interface that allows mobile phone users to check if the power is low or whether there are unopened messages by simply shaking the device.
Simulating and verifying complex, large-scale (big) analog/RF circuits using Spice tools
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Compare traditional SPICE, Digital FastSPICE, and Analog FastSPICE for analysis of big analog/RF circuits
Data logging software simplifies data acquisition
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced its BenchLink Data Logger Pro software for the Agilent 34970A and 34980A data acquisition/switch units.
Aeroflex base station tester adds encryption support
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The new feature provides a field portable and easy-to-use base station test solution for installation and commissioning, routine maintenance and fault finding.
FuturePlus proposes replacement for BERTs
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
FuturePlus has developed a small system to replace bit-error-rate testers (BERTs) in most high-speed serial testing.
Solid-state switching matrix sustains surge currents up to 0.75-A
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Available in 2, 4 and 8 slot BRICs, these solid state matrices from Pickering Interfaces are suitable for applications requiring hot switching since they can sustain short term inrush currents and full load operation without any degradation in operational life.
IO library suite simplifies configuration of LXI instruments
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has released its IO Libraries Suite 15.0, which offers an improved LAN-discovery interface that simplifies the configuration of LXI and other LAN-capable instruments.
Rohde & Schwarz's microwave signal generator delivers 43.5 GHz ultra-pure signals
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
To compensate for power losses due to cable attenuation and transfer impedance, the R&S SMF100A also offers an output power of up to +26 dBm (at 20 GHz).
Microwave frequency counter delivers high stability and reduced cost-of-ownership
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11/23/2007   Post a comment
nritsu has launched the MF2400C Microwave Frequency Counter, succeeding the popular MF2400B line.
Portable spectrum analyzer operates up to 7.5 GHz
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Boonton has introduced its 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer that operates at frequencies up to 7.5 GHz for applications in the communications industry.
Oscilloscope tools software upgrade delivers embedded intelligence
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Amherst Systems Associates Inc. has released Version 5 of its M1 Oscilloscope Tools software family, which features a patent-pending technology called "Hidden Anomaly Location", or HAL, which automatically detects hidden waveform anomalies.
An update on international power-line immunity and emission standards
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
Power-line standards affect product design and the ability to market products in countries and regions; understand the standards and how they impact product power-line interaction
SPI exerciser and analyzer enables debug, analysis, and test
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Byte Paradigm has released the SPI Xpress, a PC-controlled 4- and 3-wire SPI exerciser and analyzer with a USB 2.0 high-speed interface.
Fiber-optic test modules target CWDM networks
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
JDSU has introduced its CWDM series of OTDR modules for its T-BERD/MTS-8000 and T-BERD/MTS-6000 optical test platforms.
JTAG enhances ProVision development software
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
JTAG Technologies has announced the latest release of its JTAG ProVision development tool with greater functionality.
NI releases multicore-based controllers for PXI and PXI Express systems
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
National Instruments has released the NI 8352 and NI 8353 high-performance, multicore-based, server-class controllers for use in PXI or PXI Express systems.
Agilent upgrades ADS EDA software platform with major enhancements
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has released its Advanced Design System release 2008 EDA software platform with productivity enhancements for high-frequency, high-speed electronic design.
Book to celebrate ten years of DATE
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Organizers of the Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) conference are celebrating ten years of the event with a book that collates 30 of the best papers presented at the event since its inception.
Agilent expands USB-based DAQ line
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has added new products to its USB-based data acquisition (DAQ) family of standalone, modular solutions.
Aeroflex adds JTAG/boundary scan option
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
The 5800 Series will feature as an option, the PXI-based SCANFLEX platform from GOEPEL Electronic, a leading vendor of JTAG/boundary scan solutions.
Anite, Agilent team for LTE handset test devevelopment
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
Communications test equipment specialists Anite plc and Agilent Technologies Inc. are combining their efforts to develop mobile handset testing gear that will conform to the emerging Long Term Evolution standards.
Teradyne rolls duo PCB tester
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
With the introduction of a PCB tester equipped with two independent test modules, Teradyne claims to effectively double throughput without doubling price and manufacturing floor footprint.
Low-cost resistive probe helps to accurately measure fast rise/fall ADC sampling clock
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
Build a probe adapter which overcomes limitations of standard passive probes
Automated optical inspection platform targets post-reflow inspection
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11/7/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. will unveil its Medalist sj5000 automated optical inspection (AOI) platform at the Productronica trade show in Munich, Germany.
Tools measure Mobile WiMax
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11/5/2007   Post a comment
Deployment of Mobile WiMax is on the rise, as is the number of WiMax chips supporting the IEEE 802.16e Mobile WiMax specs.
Concurrent JTAG platform tests PCBs with ARM-based processors
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11/3/2007   Post a comment
The PT100 Pro from Intellitech enables customers to reduce test costs and increase fault coverage by combining mixed-signal, concurrent 1149.1/JTAG and CPU emulation-based functional tests in a single platform for testing up to thirty-two PCBs at a time.
Under the Hood--Extreme: Monitoring Gas Extraction in the Norwegian Sea
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11/2/2007   Post a comment
Keeping the Ormen Lange gas field operating is an extreme engineering challenge that pushes the limits of vibration and event monitoring, wireless acoustic communications and embedded software design.
SPICE circuit simulator targets 1M transistor circuits
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
Berkeley Design Automation has introduced a 64-bit version of its Analog FastSPICE circuit simulator, which is said to deliver true SPICE accuracy on greater than 1 M transistor circuits.
Tester targets electrical safety compliance
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11/1/2007   Post a comment
PPM, Inc. has developed the ST-2000 Electrical Safety Test System for manufacturers that must test for UL, CSA, IEC, TUV and VDE compliance.


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