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One-box WiMAX tester speeds manufacturing
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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.
FlexRay accelerates with conformance testing
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2/28/2007   Post a comment
The Flex-Ray Consortium has released Version 2.1 of the automotive networking bus protocol and physical layer conformance test specifications, to allow auto makers to standardize system components.
PFC evaluation board provides better than 95% efficiency
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2/27/2007   Post a comment
BI Technologies Electronic Components Division offers a power factor correction (PFC) evaluation board for circuit testing.
REVIEW: 100-MHz scope/spectrum analyzer connects to Windows using USB
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Here's news of a PC-hosted 100-MHz oscilloscope that samples at 500-Msamples/s and packs a 1-Mpoint buffer. As a battery-powered portable, it connects to your PC via USB 2.0 on any platform running Windows XP, Windows 2000, or the latest Windows Vista.
Geotest enters PXI Express market with 9-slot chassis, controller
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2/26/2007   Post a comment
Geotest added the GX7600 9-slot, PXI Express Smart chassis series and GX7940 PXI Express controller to its family of PXI mainframes and controllers.
Mosaid restructures, cuts workforce by half
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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.
Software provides fast XAUI validation
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has introduced a new electrical performance validation software that enables design engineers working on XAUI designs to easily test their devices.
VCO module geared towards military market
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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.
GaAs MMIC mixers aid point-to-point radios, handles 6 to 34 GHz applications
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2/22/2007   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation introduced two GaAs MMIC mixers for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, VSAT, Telecom, test instrumentation, radar, ECM and space applications from 6 to 34 GHz.
REVIEW: Battery powered clamp-on ammeter is smart multi-function scope
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
REVIEW: Fluke's power-quality clamp-on ammeter is also an AC and DC voltmeter, oscilloscope, data logger, and more. It can measure the most common power quality parameters, using a color LCD for viewing measurements in real time. It can also log data for downstream analysis on your PC.
Generator simplifies automotive transient testing
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2/21/2007   Post a comment
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced the TGAR Transient Generator System with a base current rating of 100 amps for automotive conductive immunity testing.
Measurement system designed for FlexRay signals
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2/20/2007   Post a comment
Agilent and DECOMSYS have introduced a measurement system that is said to provide the highest-level FlexRay triggering and protocol decode measurements available in an oscilloscope.
REVIEW: Outboard box endows bit error rate test with dial-in de-emphasis
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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 unveils mobile WiMAX test set
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2/19/2007   Post a comment
The E6651A incorporates flexible base station emulation and parametric tests into one integrated unit.
Agilent posts profit
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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: Linux mini-cubes comprise self-contained industrial controllers
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2/14/2007   Post a comment
Take a look at these miniature self-contained controllers that run Linux on PowerPC processors. They pack Ethernet ports, serial I/O, and SD Card interfaces. Three or six slots accommodate a variety of industrial I/O boards. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
REVIEW: Have you got the (NTP) time?
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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.
Low-cost device tests DDR2 SO-DIMM laptop memory modules
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2/8/2007   Post a comment
Designed to work with its RAMCHECK DDR2 memory tester, Innoventions is now shipping a low-price converter that provides inexpensive testing of 200-pin DDR2 SO-DIMM memory modules used in laptop computers.
PICkit serial analyzer allows testing, debugging
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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
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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
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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
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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: DSP-equipped scopes provide 20-GHz of realtime bandwidth
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2/5/2007   Post a comment
Oscilloscope maker Tektronix rolls out a family of ultra-high performance multi-channel serial data analyzers. One of these realtime scopes packs 20-GHz realtime bandwidth and a 50-Gsamples/s simultaneous sampling rate. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
IP video monitoring boosts MPEG monitor
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2/4/2007   Post a comment
Tektronix has added IP video monitoring capabilities to the MTM400, an MPEG monitor. The core enhancements provide cost-effective IP monitoring with deep MPEG analysis.
Cascade Microtech Makes Faster Wafer-Level RF Measurements Possible
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2/4/2007   Post a comment
Cascade Microtech aims to enable faster and more accurate wafer-level RF measurements with its WinCal XE software, which features advanced multi-port calibrations, local data analysis and device characterization support tools.
Agilent's network analyzer covers 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz range
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2/2/2007   Post a comment
The PNA-X offers two-tone and swept LO measurements, and features an integrated second source and signal combining network.
NXP, ASE team for IC packaging venture in China
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2/2/2007   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors is planning a joint venture with Taiwanese group Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. that will focus on chip packaging and testing in Suzhou, China.
Azimuth unveils WiMAX channel emulator
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2/1/2007   Post a comment
The ACE 400WB provides channel modeling and enables real-time testing of MIMO devices.
In-Depth Review: RF network analyzer packs sophistication, ease of use
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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.


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