Credence, NPTest to target non-DRAM test Product News 3/18/2004 Post a comment Buesiness is picking up---literally. ATE giant Credence Systems, a provider of design-to-test approaches, and NPTest Holding, a provider of test and diagnostic products, announce they've entered into an agreement where Credence will acquire NPTest.The target is non-DRAM test.
Agilent signs testing deal with eBay News & Analysis 3/17/2004 Post a comment In a possible foretaste of electronic distribution trends to come, Agilent Technologies Inc. has signed a deal with eBay Inc. to provide test equipment assurance for sellers offering used test equipment on the auction Web site. Agilent's Advantage Assurance program gives eBay customers the option of having test equipment calibrated and validated by Agilent after it is purchases, and includes a year of free technical support from Agilent.
Logic Analyzer Connectorless Probing Reduces Loading and Footprint Impact on DDR Memory Validation News & Analysis 3/16/2004 Post a comment In an ideal world, DDR testability would be part of the final design. This would allow test-bench verification of the system as cost engineering and outsourcing occurs over the life of the product. However, this has not been practical until today due to electrical loading and space requirements of logic analyzer probe points. New connectorless logic analyzer probing is allowing DDR testability to be incorporated into the initial and final stages of a product with little impact on cost, board spa
Agilent signs testing deal with eBay News & Analysis 3/15/2004 Post a comment In a possible foretaste of electronic distribution trends to come, Agilent Technologies Inc. has signed a deal with eBay Inc. to provide test equipment assurance for sellers offering used test equipment on the auction Web site.
Focus On: Newest RF signal generators are powerful, smart, and diverse Product News 3/13/2004 Post a comment New RF signal generators come in virtually every color and stripe. Although traditionalists conjure up images of heavy grey-painted bench-level boxes with vernier tuning dials and clicky step attenuators, signal generators these days range from miniature, portable, and modular sources, to software controlled PCI bus and PXI modules, to synthetic instruments.
View temperature and humidity with your Web browser Product News 3/10/2004 Post a comment Monitoring and recording of temperature and humidity can be a critical function in some environments and applications, and monitoring over the Web is becoming quite popular. Now you can do both in a handheld---one replete with an internal Web server.
Readers' Choice Award Winner: Agilent's FPGA logic analyzer Product News 3/8/2004 Post a comment Agilent's latest high-speed logic analyzers, hosted by Windows PCs, will let you look into a design's signals with a variety of new tricks. These latest boxes leverage advanced computing and gigabit local area networking to achieve their stellar performance specs. But, there's more to it than that---especially when it comes to FPGAs. Visitors to eeProductCenter during electronicaUSA selected this as one of the significant new products.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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