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posted in March 2012
Truchard and Kodosky of NI: Enthusiasm undimmed
News & Analysis  
3/30/2012   1 comment
Dr. James Truchard and Jeff Kodosky, two cofounders of National Instruments Corp. (Austin, Texas) honored with the lifetime achievement award at the UBM Electronics ACE awards on Tuesday (March 27), sat down with EE Times to discuss a 35-year progress since the formation of their company.
Integrating traditional and modular test instruments
Design How-To  
3/28/2012   2 comments
Numerous standards for instrument hardware and software must work together to form a complete automated test system.
Agilent MIMO PXI vector signal analyzer offers 780 MHz analysis bandwidth
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3/27/2012   Post a comment
New multichannel solution claims full analysis of 802.11ac signals
Optical metrology ensures automotive dynamic seal effectiveness
Design How-To  
3/27/2012   2 comments
Three-dimensional optical metrology can reduce automotive rotary dynamic seal failures by measuring the surface texture and lead angle characteristics of rotating shafts to levels of precision unattainable using traditional approaches.
Functional safety implementations in modern MCUs
Design How-To  
3/22/2012   6 comments
Implementation of safety measures is on the rise in today’s automotive world in order to minimize the hazards in case of system malfunctions. Safety critical automotive operations need compliance with ISO 26262 (ASILx) and IEC 61508 (SILx) standards as their safe operation is directly linked to human and social safety.
DESIGN West RF preview
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3/20/2012   Post a comment
If you are heading out to DESIGN West this year (March 26-29, McEnery Convention Center in San Jose), there are a lot of great things for RF & microwave engineers.
Use scope's math channel to analyze hot-swap circuits
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3/16/2012   Post a comment
Oscilloscope math functions aid circuit analysis for hot-swap and load-switching circuits.
CoreCommander, Autobuzz JTAG tools to debut at DESIGN show
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3/16/2012   Post a comment
JTAG Technologies, a vendor of test and debug tools based on boundary-scan, is launching CoreCommander at the DESIGN West conference and exhibition due to be held in San Jose, Calif., March 26 to 29.
Fluke handheld checks Ethernet connectivity
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3/14/2012   Post a comment
LinkRunnerAT has a profile function that enables custom test sets.
System verifies LTE location-based services
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3/14/2012   Post a comment
R&S platform performs standard and network-operator-specific LBS tests.
Rule out thermal issues during development
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3/14/2012   Post a comment
Real-time monitored thermal-cycling techniques can improve reliability prediction for packaged modules.
Evaluating a DC/DC converter in the lab
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3/14/2012   Post a comment
How to check performance of a switch-mode power supply circuit at the bench
WLAN security and performance monitoring solution uses software sensor agent
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3/11/2012   Post a comment
Fluke Networks has released a new version of its premier WLAN security and performance monitoring solution, AirMagnet Enterprise, Version 10, which offers the industry's first software sensor agent, allowing customers to use both software and hardware sensors to optimize cost, deployment and security monitoring needs.
B&B Electronics Ulinx UHR401 and Ulinx UHR402 USB isolators
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3/9/2012   Post a comment
B&B Electronics' latest USB isolators are built to withstand industrial networking hazards like shock, drop, vibration, electromagnetic interference and temperature extremes.
Configurable analog front ends bridge NDIR gas, pH-sensing transducers and MCUs
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3/8/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments LMP91050 and LMP91200 AFEs provide critical interface functions and sensor management
Tek releases six new scopes
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3/7/2012   Post a comment
Optimized for cost-efficiency, Tektronix bench oscilloscopes target embedded, debug, and analysis
R&S radio communications tester expands LTE options
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3/7/2012   Post a comment
Platform tests signaling and audio quality of VoLTE-enabled user equipment.
Software speeds cellular UE testing
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3/7/2012   Post a comment
Agilent's N5972A interactive functional test software provides an automated and simplified interface for testing cellular user equipment in a controlled laboratory environment
Oscilloscope memory depth: when bigger is not always better
Design How-To  
3/7/2012   7 comments
What is oscilloscope memory, why is it important, and what are the trade-offs of memory in different oscilloscope architectures?
EIS simplifies battery measurement and characterization
Design How-To  
3/5/2012   3 comments
Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is increasingly important for measuring and characterizing batteries and other electrochemical systems. This non-invasive measurement method can be exploited not only in modeling energy storage such as batteries and fuel cells, but also in basic battery research and diagnostics.
ISO 26262 cuts electronics complexity risks: Pt. 2- Design for robustness
Design How-To  
3/2/2012   Post a comment
Future development and integration of automotive safety functions will strengthen the need to have safe system development processes and to provide evidence that all reasonable safety objectives are satisfied. ISO 26262 provides guidance to reduce these risks to a tolerable level by providing feasible requirements and processes.
Product Roundup: Mobile World Congress, part 2
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3/2/2012   Post a comment
Wish you had made it to Barcelona? Never fear, intrepid reporter Larry Desjardin (contributing editor for Test & Measurement World) was on the scene, covering the best and brightest test equipment on display at Mobile World Congress.


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