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posted in February 2009
Flexible multistandard platform handles wireless measurement tasks of the future
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz is a all-in-one solution for every phase of development and production.
Xilinx Spartan-6 family delivers low-power and high-speed connectivity to cost-sensitive systems
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx unveiled a new generation of its low-cost Spartan FPGA family that integrates ubiquitous connectivity standards for a broad base of cost-sensitive applications.
Keithley cuts more jobs, halts product line
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Test-equipment supplier Keithley Instruments plans to discontinue its S600 Series parametric testing product line and cut 6 percent of its workforce due to lack of demand and the economic downturn.
Link Microtek : Field analyser performs isotropic measurements
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Available from Link Microtek is an innovative field analyser designed to provide accurate isotropic measurements of both electric and magnetic fields in the vicinity of long-, medium- and short-wave broadcast transmitters.
Module combines Virtex-5 and embedded PowerPC core for high-performance I/O signal processing
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Acromag's PMC-VFX modules enable users to offload CPU-intensive operations such as video/3D data processing or floating-point math to improve system performance. See it at Acromag's booth at the Embedded Systems Conference.
Leverage telematics and on-board diagnostics for warranty management
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Vehicle "intelligence" can monitor and relay diagnostic and health information, thereby containing warranty costs.
Home networking groups edge toward G.hn
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2/25/2009   1 comment
Three ad hoc groups promoting competing networking standards have formed liaisons with the Home Grid Forum, another step toward industry support for the ITU G.hn effort to create a single wired standard for home networks over powerline, coax and telephone lines.
Yokogawa : Mixed signal scope suits automotive bus testing
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
With the launch of the DLM2000 mixed-signal oscilloscope, Yokogawa is now able to offer a complete package of test & measurement solutions for analysing the serial bus systems that are increasingly being used in the automotive sector.
High-performance walk test solution simplifies quality assurance in mobile radio networks
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
The ROMES2GO walk test solution from Rohde & Schwarz makes it easy to perform on-site coverage measurements of mobile radio networks.
Software tool automates ECU software checks
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Automotive realtime networking expert TTTech Automotive (Vienna) has announced a software tool to validate the consistency of Autosar components in electronic control units (ECUs). TTX-Autoverify increases the engineering efficiency during system integration and thus helps to reduce time-to-market and costs, the vendor claims.
Vishay : Aircraft weighing is accurate to 0.1 percent
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
The Vishay Systems JetWeigh-5 aircraft weighing system combines digital technology with software enhancements and hermetically sealed load cells.
At ESC Silicon Valley, survival's in the bag
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Books, scholarships, games, training, and more, all in a pretty cool Safari bag--yours if you register quickly for ESC Silicon Valley.
2009 EE Times ACE Awards finalists announced
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
See the companies, executives, teams, and others selected as ACE Award finalists.
CA en augmentation de 62 pourcent chez Orolia pour 2008
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
Orolia SA, groupe spécialisé dans les systèmes de timing, de synchronisation et de positionnement de haute précision, annonce aujourd'hui chiffre d'affaires de 28,2 M d'euros pour l’exercice 2008.
Agilent delivers real-time LTE base station test for R&D engineers
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
Agilent is offering what it claims is the first LTE real-time signal generation and channel emulation product for base station test.
Car-to-car becomes bike-to-bike
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
In a joint research project, Technical University of Darmstadt and automotive technology provider carhs.communiation GmbH (Alzenau, Germany) are trying to transfer car-to-car communications systems to the world of motorbikes. Besides warnings of potential dangerous road conditions, the system will include a human-to-human communications option for biker groups.
Get answers at ESC to the age-old question: How do they do that?
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
New, first-time tract at ESC: Meet with guru design teams and find out how they designed some of the most popular devices and programs ever to hit the embedded world.
Counterpoint: Is the Internet impeding innovation?
Blog  
2/18/2009   4 comments
The structure of innovation has changed dramatically in the last decades; is the Internet to blame, or are there other structural reasons?
Teardown ESC: Open-source cell phone
Design How-To  
2/18/2009   3 comments
See what's inside Openmoko's open-source cell phone at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.
Teardown ESC: Beat your child to a real 3D gaming experience
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Check out the teardown of a 3rd SpaceVest from TN Games at ESC in Silicon Valley--your child will envy you.
Teardown ESC: Oregon Scientific's SmartGlobe Deluxe
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The SmartGlobe is the first Internet-updatable model of the earth. Check out its innards at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.
Maxim releases online simulation tool to accelerate power-management designs
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products and Transim Technology Corporation (Portland, Oregon) have collaborated to launch Maxim's EE-Sim Design Center, powered by Transim's WebSIM online design technology.
PRODUCT HOW-TO: Keeping Track of the Bandwidth Explosion in Aggregated Video
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
How to use the VSC43406 VScope transceiver in a 3-Gbit crosspoint router module to implement equalization for signal cleanup and diagnosis of 1080i and 1080p video, at supported data rates up to 6 Gbits/sec.
Trend Communications : Fibre optic testers are inexpensive and easy to use
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Six fibre optic testers from Trend Communications include optical power meters, attenuators and multimeters, laser sources, fibre identifiers and fault locators, and a PON (Passive Optical Networks) power meter.
Hamamatsu : Infrared spectrometer modules are thermo-electrically cooled
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Hamamatsu Photonics introduces two thermo-electrically cooled near IR modules.
Fading simulator with MIMO functions targets LTE test
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu Corporation has released the MF6900A Fading Simulator with MIMO functions as a part of its 3GPP LTE test solution portfolio.
How to measure audio quality in portable media players
Audio DesignLine Blog  
2/16/2009   1 comment
These short training videos from Cirrus Logic cover the basic equipment and source material you'll need, how to define test set up and load conditions, some basics of audio tests and more!
setcom wireless : LTE protocol tester is 3GPP release 8-compliant
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2/16/2009   Post a comment
Setcom Wireless introduces the S-CORE LTE (Long Term Evolution) protocol tester. It is a 3GPP release 8-compliant R&D and conformance test environment for LTE base band and protocol testing.
Laplace Instruments : EMC generator certifies compliance test
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2/16/2009   Post a comment
The CRS+ is a self contained source of conducted EMC emissions that is designed to check and calibrate EMC measurement systems.
HARDWARE TOOLS: Agilent PCI Express Jammer has inline error injection
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2/13/2009   Post a comment
Jammer performs disruptive test of PCI Express devices in live systems for any OS or application
The Virtual Vehicle: Part 2 - Early validation of vehicle electrical systems and power management
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2/13/2009   Post a comment
Vehicle manufacturers are now relying on simulation-based development methodologies to enable early validation of power network quality.
Tektronix unveils audio bus and power analysis solutions for embedded design engineers
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix, Inc., has introduced the industry's first triggering and analysis module for digital audio serial buses and a new power analysis module. Both new modules complement the MSO/DPO4000 Series and DPO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
Test study finds 3G reliability faults
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2/11/2009   Post a comment
A testing study focusing on popular 3G handsets by Signals Research Group found dramatic differences in the ability of different phones to reliably make and maintain calls.
Want to connect at ESC? Use Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and MyESC
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2/11/2009   2 comments
Embedded systems designers can exchange ideas via Internet-based social networking.
Rigel Medical : Field service kit cuts medical device testing time
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2/11/2009   Post a comment
Service engineers can reduce the time taken to test the electrical safety and operation of a wide range of medical devices and equipment used in hospitals, operating theatres and other facilities using a field service kit available from Rigel Medical.
Connect with international press at ESC
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Spread the news about your products around the world. ESC Silicon Valley has new opportunities to meet the international press.
Free sponsored sessions at ESC deliver real stuff
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Vendors offer indepth info about Windows' Embedded, nonvolatile memory architectures, and more.
Radio chips dial into medical apps
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Radio frequency CMOS is being applied to a growing but fragmented set of medical applications ranging from imaging and DNA testing to networking in and around the body, according to a panel of experts here in a session before the formal opening of the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Software-defined test platform targets LTE
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
Two German companies have collaborated on a software-defined mobile test platform for upcoming Long Term Evolution broadband wireless systems.
Fluke : Multimeter-logger comes with PC evaluation software
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2/9/2009   Post a comment
The Fluke 287/FVF industrial electronics monitoring Combo Kit comprises a true-rms Fluke 287 Electronics Logging Multimeter, FlukeView Forms software, which enables comparisons with previous recordings and professional reporting, and a Fluke 80BK-A Thermocouple probe.
More about PCIExpress (or PCIe)
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2/7/2009   Post a comment
Here's a list of resources on Embedded.com and TechOnline about PCIExpress. These are the classes, VirtuaLabs, papers, and webinars available.
Consortium surveys boundary scan use
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2/6/2009   Post a comment
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative is surveying the electronics industry to gauge the current adoption rate of boundary scan and identify any impediments to widespread use.
High speed systems defy test, tools
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2/6/2009   Post a comment
As systems drive signals at speeds approaching 25 Gbit/second, engineers are finding it increasingly difficult to test the signal integrity of their designs as they peer into a growing gap between their measured and simulated results, unable to tell which numbers are accurate.
Ultrasonic sensor system w/USB scope simplifies design
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Senscomp's X1 Ranging Module Pro ultrasonic sensor system is designed to make it simpler to incorporate ultrasonic technology in end products and applications.
Signal integrity issues dog high-speed design
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Engineers are struggling with old and new signal integrity issues as they drive toward designs in the 5 to 10 Gbit/s range, according to a panel of experts at DesignCon.
Serial BERT performs up to 12.5-Gbit/s with complete jitter tolerance
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2/3/2009   Post a comment
Agilent's J-BERT provides complete jitter tolerance characterization, compliance testing for PCI Express 2.0, USB 3.0, QuickPath Interconnect, Hypertransport 3 and FB-DIMM 2 devices.
Industrial & Medical Semiconductors: new growth area in 2009 and beyond?
Survey  
2/3/2009   Post a comment
The global semiconductor industry is faced with a strong downturn at the moment. Therefore it looks for new growth opportunities. Semicast analysed detailed the historically by most semiconductor suppliers overlooked industrial semiconductor market for these opportunities.
Test emulators address LTE technologies
Product News  
2/2/2009   Post a comment
A wireless broadband emulator developed by Azimuth Systems Inc. is designed to test WiMax and LTE wireless networks.
The Basics of MIMO Testing
Design How-To  
2/2/2009   1 comment
A few key parameters and tests help engineers understand how a MIMO radio is performing


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