One-box WiMAX tester speeds manufacturing Product News 2/28/2007 Post a comment LitePoint announced the IQmax-100 one-box manufacturing test solution. With integrated vector signal analyzer (VSA) and vector signal generator (VSG) resources, one-box IQmax Test Systems offer test results for critical fixed and mobile WiMAX physical layer parameters including all bandwidth and data rate options for product development, volume manufacturing and quality assurance.
Mosaid restructures, cuts workforce by half News & Analysis 2/23/2007 Post a comment Mosaid Technologies Inc. is cutting its workforce of nearly 120 by half and acquiring patents outside of its main memory chip business. The strategic shift is a response to a dispute last year with one of its largest investors, Loeb Partners Corporation, who demanded the sale of the company or divestiture of its non-core intellectual property (IP) business, the Systems Division.
VCO module geared towards military market Product News 2/22/2007 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation introduced three wideband voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) modules for test and measurement, military, microwave radio, space, laboratory, and industrial applications from 4 to 12.5 GHz.
REVIEW: Outboard box endows bit error rate test with dial-in de-emphasis Product News 2/20/2007 Post a comment REVIEW: Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies rolls out a de-emphasis signal converter with the ability to characterize Gbit-speed speed ports and channels that operate with de-emphasized signals. Use it to characterize signals to ensure conformance testing wherever interface de-emphasis is applied. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Agilent posts profit News & Analysis 2/15/2007 Post a comment Agilent Technologies posted a GAAP net income of $150 million, or 39 cents per share, on revenue of $1.28 billion for its first quarter of fiscal 2007.
REVIEW: Have you got the (NTP) time? Product News 2/12/2007 Post a comment Here's news of a carrier-class NTP plug-in server that supports next-gen applications such as IPTV, billing record management, QoS measurement, or IP Service Level Agreements monitoring. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
PICkit serial analyzer allows testing, debugging Product News 2/8/2007 Post a comment The PICkit serial analyzer, released by Microchip Technology, will enable design engineers to interface with circuits that are embedded deep within serial systems using any Windows-based PC. The kit's hardware and graphical user interface (GUI) allow communication between the PC and several industry-standard serial protocols on the microcontroller being tested including I2C, SPI and USART.
FPGA transceiver test goes on-chip through Windows Product News 2/7/2007 Post a comment Here's a cool way to test and optimize high-speed serial links implemented in Xilinx RocketIO multi-gigabit transceiver-laden FPGAs. Agilent's E5910A serial link optimizer combines Windows measurement and analysis software with Xilinx intellectual property and the popular JTAG communication infrastructure.
Tester qualifies COTS power ICs for high-reliability apps Product News 2/7/2007 Post a comment For automotive, industrial and defense systems manufacturers that need to qualify COTS devices to design into high-reliability applications, Intepro is offering the SEMTest stress-screening system that performs accelerated lifetime testing of power semiconductors and modules incorporating IGBT, MOSFET, SCR, diode and bipolar parts.
DigRF v3 measurement tools speed mobile handset design Product News 2/6/2007 Post a comment In an effort to advance DigRF v3 deployment in the wireless sector, Agilent is offering what it says is the industry's first DigRF v3 digital serial stimulus and analysis tools to provide handset integration teams, RFIC and baseband chip developers with comprehensive cross-domain products.
In-Depth Review: RF network analyzer packs sophistication, ease of use Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment In-Depth Review: Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies introduces its PNA-X instrument for RF and microwave network analysis. Operable from 10-MHz out to 26.5-GHz, this network analyzer offers a unique single-connection approach to 2-tone and swept local-oscillator measurements. An integrated second signal source and signal combining network rounds it out.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.