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Sniffing GSM off the air
Design How-To  
3/31/2008   2 comments
National Instruments' David A. Hall shows you how to build your own software defined radio using LabVIEW.
See how to demodulate GSM off the air
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
3/31/2008   Post a comment
Ever read an article on RFDL and think, "boy, I wish I could see that happening"? Well, today's your lucky day!
Wireless channel emulator adds bi-directional MIMO, beamforming testing
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Spirent Communications has released new packaged configurations for its Spirent SR5500 wireless channel emulator targeted at WiMAX and LTE developers.
Agilent demos automated DisplayPort physical layer compliance test
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Agilent claims to demonstrate the industry's fully automated DisplayPort receiver physical layer compliance test solution at DisplayPort Plug Test in Yokohama, Japan.
Digital-to-analog Conversion is everywhere
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Only a few know the differences in architecture and what advantages and disadvantages a string architecture has over an R2R ladder, and vice versa. Knowing the differences and how those general purpose DACs work enables the designer to choose the best DAC for their application. This article will shed some light on the basic operation of DACs and will give some answers to questions you always wanted to know.
Ixthus : Laser triangulation position sensor has high-speed CANbus
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Manufactured by Riftek, the RF603 laser triangulation sensor with a CANbus interface is capable of fast 1 Mbits/s position feedback over a measurement range from 2 to 1000 mm.
Surface monitoring for industrial production gets smart
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Against the background of growing quality requirements as well as increasing pressure to increase productivity, automatic surface monitoring technologies increasingly gain importance. With its MASC System (Modular Algorithms for Surface Control), Fraunhofer Institute Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik (Fraunhofer ITWM) has developed a set of software tools that detect and classify material defects through image processing.
Azimuth MIMO channel emulator adds models, enhancements
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Now supported are configurations from full 4x4 to multiple 2x2, uni-directional or bi-directional -- all with simple configuration and no re-cabling.
Synchronized, portable USB module analyzes sound and vibration
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Data Translation's latest USB module for sound and vibration analysis has four independent 24-bit IEPE (Integrated Electronics Piezo Electric) sensor inputs that are synchronized with a tachometer input to provide data streams matched in time for field or laboratory use.
IEEE launches wireless engineering certification program
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
The Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) has launched a new program to certify the competency, practical knowledge and skills of wireless communications professionals.
Cable tester adds API for test control via external programs
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
CAMI Research has added an optional application programming interface (API) software library to its Cable Eye cable and wire harness tester that enables control of the tester by an external program.
Hybrid test technology eliminates physical test points for ICT
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has unveiled a limited access solution for in-circuit test (ICT) users that eliminates the need for physical test points.
Data acquisition instruments offer high-speed performance over Ethernet
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
DATAQ Instruments has introduced the DI-785 and DI-788 Ethernet data acquisition models that deliver full synchronization over long distances via daisy-chain, simplified deployment, high-speed performance and high channel density.
ASA delivers DisplayPort compliance test for scopes
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
Amherst Systems has released a test script for the DisplayPort compliance specification for its M1-OT oscilloscope tools software family.
Fail-safe gyro sensors targets high-reliability applications
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
Austrian fabless chip vendor SensorDynamics has introduced two angular rate sensors which integrate monitoring circuitry at chip and module level. This double safety enables designers to use them in automotive applications as well as in other application areas where very high levels of resilience and safety are a requirement.
NI expands data logging portfolio
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has announced four new C Series modules for data-logging applications including vibration/acoustical data logging and in-vehicle, structural, temperature and pressure testing.
Multimode sensor processing using Massively Parallel Processor Arrays (MPPAs)
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
A multimode sensor processing solution that is upwardly scalable, reconfigurable, and programmable, all while reducing development costs and time to market.
Design for Low-Power Manufacturing Test
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
The very process of testing digital circuits routinely increases their dynamic power consumption to levels far exceeding their power specification. The best way to avoid test power problems is to incorporate power-aware testing techniques in the design-for-test (DFT) process.
Tektronix delivers complete DDR memory test bench
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Tektronix delivers a comprehensive test tool set for next-generation DDR3 memory that supports all speeds of DDR, DDR2 and DD3 and provides both analog and digital validation and debug.
Linear Hall-effect sensor targets current, position sensing applications
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Allegro has introduced a high precision, programmable linear Hall-effect sensor with a 125-Hz pulse width modulated (PWM) output that is targeted at the automotive and industrial markets in current and position sensing applications.
Miniature power meters range up to 26.5GHz
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Satori Technology releases the ST265 high dynamic range USB power meters.
Sensors become ubiquitous — and intelligent
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
3/17/2008   Post a comment
While still far from covering the entire industrial value chain, the "digital factory" concept is gaining momentum. Industrial Automation " this is something that most often deals with factory floor topics, aiming at controlling all aspects of production directly via computer.
Real-time module boosts speed of wireless propagation tool
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3/16/2008   Post a comment
Remcom has announced a time-enhancing real-time-module for their Wireless InSite software tool, which is an RF planning tool used for site-specific radio signal propagation prediction.
New Virtex-5 FPGA-based evaluation platform for ASIC prototyping
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
New Virtex-5 FPGA-based ASIC prototyping platform from Tokyo Electron Device (TED) significantly reduces ASIC development times for consumer applications.
Oscilloscope incorporates FlexRay physical layer test tool
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy Corp. has introduced a FlexRay physical layer test package that adds eye diagram mask testing and physical layer measurement parameters to its WaveRunner Xi oscilloscope.
Firmware upgrade eases phase noise, jitter measurements
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has announced a new firmware release for its E5052B signal source analyzer making it easier to use in phase-noise and jitter measurements.
Ixia rolls QoE and service validation platform for triple play
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
Ixia has launched its IxRave end-to-end remote Quality of Experience (QoE) and service validation platform for triple play services.
AOI provider Camtek faces class action lawsuit
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3/13/2008   Post a comment
The law office of Jacob Sabo (Tel Aviv, Israel) has filed a class action lawsuit in the District Court for the Northern District of California, claiming that inspection systems specialist Camtek Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) and some of its executives violated federal securities laws.
NTI delivers portable audio test tools
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
NTI has increased volume production for its flagship Minirator MR-PRO and latest version MR2 portable signal generators.
Wi-Fi test bed automation makes certification testing more efficient
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
Increasingly, Wi-Fi is evolving and adapting into new and clever uses. This article from a certification test company gives designers the inside scoop on the Wi-Fi testing and certification process.
Balluff : Optical distance sensor offers long range and accuracy
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
With the BOD 63M, Balluff has designed an optical distance sensor especially for industrial applications requiring long range and accuracy with simple and reliable handling.
Gas flow sensor customized
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
Component manufacturer Omron Europe has launched a new service to designers of industrial and medical electronics: The company offers customer specific alignment for its widespread MEMS-based D6F gas flow sensors.
One-box serial data receiver test tool simplifies BER testing
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3/10/2008   Post a comment
The new SerialXpress software from Tektronix combined with the AWG7000 arbitrary waveform generator simplifies receiver bit error rate (BER) testing, and improves design productivity for next-generation serial data buses.
Design-for-test tool delivers advanced timing closure analysis
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3/10/2008   Post a comment
Atrenta's SpyGlass-DFT DSM design-for-test tool delivers advanced timing closure analysis and RTL testability improvement for deep submicron (DSM) defects associated with at-speed testing.
Hawco : Pt100 transmitter removes calibration headaches
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3/10/2008   Post a comment
Available from Hawco Controls, the Inor C201 is a highly accurate and stable, easy-to-use analog transmitter for use with Pt 100 RTD resistive temperature detector (RTD) sensors.
Energy Star revises external power supply spec
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3/8/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has relaxed the Active Mode efficiency requirement as outlined in Final Draft Version 2.0 of the Energy Star EPS specification for external power supplies.
Energy Star update eases Active efficiency spec
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3/8/2008   Post a comment
EPA relaxes requirements for external power supplies
4-channel scope features differential inputs
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
Pico Technology has introduced its PicoScope 3425 PC oscilloscope that features four differential inputs, 12-bit precision, 5-MHz bandwidth and a high-speed USB 2.0 interface.
Modules measure microamp current for a DUT
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced two modules for its Agilent N6700 Modular Power System family that deliver quick and accurate measurements of microamp current for a device under test (DUT).
Video quality analysis with automated, scripted testing
Design How-To  
3/7/2008   Post a comment
Subjective video analysis is useful for development and evaluation purposes but does not lend itself to operational monitoring, production line testing, troubleshooting, or equipment specific repeatable measurements. The demand for objective video quality testing arose from the need for quantitative, repeatable video analysis.
SLD module combines wide wavelength band with high output
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced its AS5B125EM50M 1.55-micron Super Luminescent Diode (SLD) module, which is a low-coherence light source supporting a wide wavelength band of 60 nm and a high fiber output of 25 mW.
Receiver test set enables SFP+, XFP test verification
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
SyntheSys Research has introduced its BERTScope Lightwave Test Set (LTS) 8500A, which it claims is the first stress solution to offer 850-nm receiver jitter tolerance testing to 8x Fibre Channel and 10GBASE-SR standards for transceiver types such as XFP and SFP+.
RF signal hunter operates in the field
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
Tektronix Communications has launched the H600 RFHawk, its handheld digital RF signal hunter solution for the surveillance and security market.
Gas analyzer uses Coldfire processor
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
Witt-Gasetechnik (Witten, Germany) plans to equip its mixing, metering and analysis units for technical gases with standard digital controllers. The first controllers will be launched this spring.
EVE launches ZeBu-Personal emulator
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
At the dawn of the Design Automation Conference (DATE) in Munich, Germany, Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (Palaiseau, France), a developer of hardware and software coverification tools, unveiled its ZeBu-Personal for system-on-chip (SoC) hardware verification and software development.
JDSU beefs up DSL handheld tester with new functionality
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
JDSU has added new functionality to the HST-3000 handheld DSL test unit, which includes Infineon's VDSL service interface module (SIM).
Tektronix claims industry's fastest measurement switching probe
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
Tektronix, Inc. says it has released the industry's fastest measurement switching probe with a 20-GHz bandwidth for next-generation, high-speed serial data rates.
VXI-MXI-Express controller offers high-bandwidth, low-latency remote control
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
With the VXI-8360T MXI-Express remote controller from National Instruments, test engineers can use general-purpose desktop and laptop computers to control VXI chassis across a thin, flexible cable that extends up to 7 meters.
DC power analyzer gets enhancements
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3/4/2008   Post a comment
Agilent has updated the firmware for the N6705A DC power analyzer with more than 25 customer-recommended enhancements.
TTi : Software extends feature set of RF spectrum analyser
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3/4/2008   Post a comment
TTi has extended the feature set of its PSA1301T handheld RF spectrum analyser by upgrading the PSAnalyzer software application.
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