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posted in March 2013
National Instruments adds baseband to vector transceiver
Design How-To  
3/28/2013   Post a comment
Interface enables NI's vector signal transceiver to test both upconverted RF and downconverted baseband signals with a single instrument.
Using parallel FFT for multi-gigahertz FPGA signal processing
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3/28/2013   Post a comment
Synopsys introduces the parallel Fast-Fourier Transform as a way to increase throughput, lower latency, or lower power, of embedded FFT capability. A case study is included to illustrate the architectural tradeoffs in FPGAs.
Acoustic troubleshooting solution visualizes sound fields in 3D
Product News  
3/27/2013   Post a comment
LMS International has introduced a patented acoustic troubleshooting solution, the LMS SoundBrush, designed as a complete tool that enables engineers to map sound propagation around an object and localize acoustic sources.
Software lowers power used by cellular comms
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3/27/2013   Post a comment
An analog and mixed-signal IC design services and IP company has developed some software that could improve cellular communications. It is now looking for a partner and first customer to help it get the technology to market.
Workshop on active loudspeaker design
Audio DesignLine Blog  
3/19/2013   Post a comment
An upcoming live event/webcast offers the opportunity to learn active loudspeaker design tricks of the trade from a variety of experts in the field, including Peter Eastty and Ian Dennis.
Obsolescence, counterfeiting and COTS: Understanding the consequences
Design How-To  
3/19/2013   1 comment
Vishay Precision Group traces the history of precision resistor obsolescence, and their subsequent counterfeiting, to understand the root cause of this serious problem impacting avionics, military and space companies.
System carries out certification testing in 2.4-GHz band
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3/15/2013   Post a comment
The TS8997 test system from Rohde & Schwarz performs ETSI EN 300 328 V1.8.1 standard-compliant certification of wireless devices operating in the 2.4-GHz band, including WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth devices.
Improve RF harmonic measurements with a PXI digitizer
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3/15/2013   Post a comment
For RF test and production engineers who need to make optimized and repeatable high-speed harmonic measurements, Aeroflex describes how to improve harmonic measurements using a 13 GHz PXI-based RF digitizer.
High-speed measurements for electric, hybrid vehicles
Design How-To  
3/11/2013   Post a comment
Many aspects of modern drive concepts for vehicles with pure or hybrid electric motors make it necessary to develop new strategies for measurement data acquisition.
Integrated Instruments: Smart Synergy or Functional Hassle?
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3/10/2013   Post a comment
Combining multiple, advanced instruments into a single integrated unit makes a lot of sense in many cases, except when it doesn't. Knowing which is the case for your T&M problem is a challenge.
Rohde & Schwarz scores Dolby win
Design How-To  
3/8/2013   1 comment
Rohde & Schwarz to provide audio test technology to Dolby and its licensees.
Testing HDMI and MHL interfaces
Design How-To  
3/8/2013   1 comment
The author describes a set up for testing video transmitted by HDMI and mobile high-definition links for applications in cellular networks.
Agilent increases warranty on all test instruments
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3/1/2013   Post a comment
New standard warranty as well as extended warranty and calibration plans rolled out.
Agilent increases warranty on all test instruments
News & Analysis  
3/1/2013   3 comments
New standard warranty as well as extended warranty and calibration plans rolled out.


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