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Choosing between pipeline vs. sigma delta ADCs for communications applications
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3/31/2009   Post a comment
Each analog/digital architecture has its place, depending on required performance specifications
Trend : Network tester covers SDH and PDH
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
The Trend Multipro SDH is a portable, hand-held tester for working on SDH and PDH services to 2.5 Gbits/s.
Hand held SDH, PDH tester features ease-of-use and rapid test
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Trend Communications has launched the Trend Multipro SDH, a portable, hand held tester for use by technicians working on SDH and PDH services to 2.5 Gbit/s.
Willtek adds EDGE capabilities to its mobile service tester
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3/30/2009   Post a comment
Willtek Communications has announced support of EDGE measurements for its 2201 ProLock, a compact GSM and WCDMA communication test set.
Agilent to cut 2,700 jobs in restructuring
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3/26/2009   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies plans to cut about 2,700 jobs--roughly 14 percent of its workforce--as part of a major restructuring in its Electronic Measurement and Semiconductor & Board Test segments which will include new leadership.
Analyzer adds support for S/PDIF digital audio interfaces
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has expanded its digital audio test capabilities with the latest version of NI AudioMASTER, a test product for analog and digital audio validation and production test.
Single instrument LTE RF test system platform targets R&D and UE developers
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3/25/2009   Post a comment
AT4 wireless has announced the T4010 LTE RF test system, a complete and cost effective test platform to perform RF parameter verification throughout the development life of LTE enabled UEs, from the early stages of silicon integration to final device validation and certification.
Cobham reorganizes design and test activities
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
British defense, aerospace and sub-assembly group Cobham plc is bringing together three of its design, development and testing businesses, Vector Fields, ERA Technology and Culham Lightning, under a new operating company dubbed Cobham Technical Services.
Yokogawa : New models expand applications for OTDR family
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3/24/2009   Post a comment
Six models have been added to the Yokogawa AQ7275 Series of optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs), extending its range of applications to cover virtually all metro, access and core networks as well as FTTH (fibre to the home) and PONs (passive optical networks).
Wireless triangulation using RSSI signals
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3/24/2009   7 comments
Understand how a received signal strength indicator, combined with a networked quartet of transceivers and antennas, can pinpoint a transmitter's location
Adva demos 100G serial modulation scheme
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at Adva Optical Networking (Martinsried/Munich, Germany) have .demonstrated a ten-fold increase in system capacity over existing metro DWDM systems using traditional techniques, with an in-house developed DPSK-3ASK (Differential Phase-Shift Keying, 3-level Amplitude-Shift Keying) modulation format for serial 100Gbit/s transmission over a single wavelength channel.
Keithley adds Solar cell test to semiconductor characterization system
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Keithley has introduced a variety of hardware, firmware, and software enhancements to its Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System.
Agilent adds automated USB 3.0 pattern generator calibration to test portfolio
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
Agilent has expanded its USB test portfolio with what it is calling the industry's first automated calibration of a USB 3.0 pattern generator required for receiver test.
LeCroy expands WaveSurfer oscilloscope line
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3/23/2009   Post a comment
LeCroy has introduced a line of WaveSurfer Xs-A and MXs-A digital oscilloscopes that offers faster processing, a more responsive user interface, 5 Mpts/ch memory and LXI compliance in bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz.
Hamamatsu : X-ray line sensor has 12-bit digital output
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Hamamatsu Photonics manufacture a wide variety of x-ray line sensor products, used in diverse applications in medical, security and industrial markets.
Trio of free application resources covers broadband distortion measurements, RFID tag testing, and satellite payload assessment
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
Two conventional application notes and a seminar on CD can help designers in various RF and related areas
Vote on top ten sites with engineering appeal
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3/20/2009   Post a comment
The Internet's strength--limitless content--can also be its most maddening quality for a user trying to pinpoint information.
IEEE, conference drive smart grids
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
The IEEE formally approved a new group that will scope out standards for smart grids, and a separate set of stakeholders announced plans for a conference to guide federal investments in the area.
TTi : Hi-Rel supplies provide high rack density
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
The Sorensen XG series of dc power supplies claims the highest power level currently available in a 1U half-rack casing.
Rohde und Schwarz and Signalion demonstrate full HD video streaming over LTE
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3/19/2009   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz and Signalion have demonstrated full HD video streaming over LTE.
Japan suffers lowest ever chip equipment book-to-bill
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
The global book-to-bill ratio for Japanese semiconductor manufacturing equipment dropped to 0.35 in February — the lowest figure on record, according to a Dow Jones report which gave the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan as its source.
Measuring 3-port mixed-mode S-parameters
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3/18/2009   1 comment
Understand how to measure these critical parameters of a balun (balanced/unbalanced), which provides a transition between a single-ended unbalanced signal and a differential, balanced signal
Measuring 3-port mixed-mode S-parameters
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3/18/2009   Post a comment
Understand how to measure these critical parameters of a balun (balanced/unbalanced), which provides a transition between a single-ended unbalanced signal and a differential, balanced signal
Commercial success for EU millimetre-wave research project
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3/16/2009   Post a comment
Researchers from IPHOBAC, a European project to develop photonic components and systems for millimetre-wave applications, have revealed that the group is already commercialising some components.
The Virtual Vehicle: Part 3 - Developing robust wiring harnesses
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
The proliferation of options within numerous vehicle platforms requires the use of tools that enable data consistency and option handling, as well as complete and efficient wiring verification within the vehicle.
Johnstech : Test contactor is designed for RF and microwave devices
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3/12/2009   Post a comment
Johnstech announces the Pad ROL 100A series test contactor for testing RF/microwave communication devices such as RF amplifiers and transceivers used in Wimax, 3G and 4G based wireless systems.
Digitaltest : Resistance decade is programmable from 1 to 2exp24 ohm
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3/11/2009   Post a comment
Digitaltest has introduced the programmable precision resistance decade MRD, which can be connected to two random interface pins of a test system, serving as simulated input sensors or trimming resistor in functional test environments.
Berner & Mattner integrates Simulink with Messina
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3/10/2009   Post a comment
Automotive test system expert Berner & Matther GmbH and software vendor The Mathworks are collaborating on the development of integrated platforms aiming at developing and testing automotive ECU software.
Tire pressure monitors to reduce CO2 emissons
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3/10/2009   2 comments
The European Parliament Tuesday (March 10) passed a proposal that will make tire pressure sensors for new cars mandatory. The industry is prepared to offer the technology required — but new developments enhance the scope of options.
Fanfare integrates with Agilent comms test
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3/9/2009   Post a comment
Automated test solutions vendor Fanfare is extending its partnership with Agilent Technologies to offer joint customers the ability to integrate their test assets while automating complex system testing.
Attend the 'too-hot-to-miss' live product teardowns at ESC Silicon Valley
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3/6/2009   Post a comment
We're tearing it up in Silicon Valley. See the inner workings of a deep-sea unmanned sub, a high-flying black box, and other cool stuff.
Standard CMOS noise filters offer automotive EMI protection
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3/5/2009   Post a comment
Long automotive wiring harnesses increase circuit susceptibility to external interference. But simple noise filters in a novel protection structure can boost EMI robustness.
Lots and lots of Applications " The Challenge of Testing Automotive Electronics
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3/5/2009   Post a comment
Testing increasingly complex automotive electronics is no longer an easy task. In order to get error rates down, engineers need to set up adequate testing strategies.
Avoid the crowds at ESC booth events
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
Know what's going on in the booths, and get there first
Five presentation attendees to win an OpenMoko at ESC
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3/4/2009   Post a comment
Open-source Linux-based cell phones will be given away at the Embedded Systems Conference.
WIZnet expands from wired to wireless focus
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3/3/2009   Post a comment
WIZnet offers an 802.11bg WLAN Access Point module a pin-head package.
Seiko embedded thermal printers target speed, size and reliability of mobile devices
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3/3/2009   Post a comment
LTPD and CAPD models have reduced footprint, improved print speed, and are billed as easier to integrate for hardware engineers.
Virtex 6 boosts bandwidth at 50% less power and 20% lower cost
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3/3/2009   Post a comment
First device samples are available in 2nd quarter, and Xilinx will show off Virtex 6 at Embedded Systems Conference.
RFID Technology and Testing
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3/2/2009   Post a comment
Transient signals, bandwidth inefficient modulations, backscattered data and passive tags all require special measurement capabilities not commonly found in traditional test instruments. This article examines RFID and NFC technologies and their associated test and measurement requirements.
Adlink : PXI digitizers handle up to 40 Msamples/s
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3/2/2009   Post a comment
Adlink has announced the PXI-9816, PXI-9826, and PXI-9846, a series of high-resolution 16-bit PXI digitizers offering sampling rates of 10, 20, and 40 Msamples/s, respectively.
Sin(x)/x interpolation: an important aspect of proper oscilloscope measurements
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3/2/2009   5 comments
Making accurate digital scope measurements requires an understanding of the interpolation process


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