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posted in April 2009
Testing product debuts for virtualized data centers
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
Ixia's IxVM allows enterprises to test both virtualized network resources and applications across thousands of VMs.
Pentek : Data recording and playback system features a multiband transceiver
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
With the RTS 2701 recording and playback system with multiband transceiver, Pentek has introduced a system that can be used as a powerful laboratory test instrument, as a stand-alone remote data acquisition system, or as a dedicated record/playback sub-system for deployed applications.
PXI Express reconfigurable IF transceiver provides software-defined RF test and prototyping
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4/29/2009   Post a comment
The PXIe-5641R RIO IF transceiver from National Instruments is a dual-input, dual-output module that combines an intermediate frequency (IF) transceiver with reconfigurable I/O (RIO) capability using a Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and PXI Express technology.
NI Labview FPGA-based transceiver brings user-defined IF processing to RF apps
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4/28/2009   1 comment
National Instruments announced the NI PXIe-5641R RIO IF transceiver, the company's most recent device for RF test, which offers reconfigurable I/O capability using a Xilinx Virtex-5 SX95T FPGA.
University of Cambridge spawns new sensor spin-out
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
Gas sensing technology start-up, Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCMOS), has secured initial funding from Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds to begin commercialising CMOS-compatible gas sensors.
Trio plan chip packaging joint venture
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4/28/2009   Post a comment
The consolidation in the semiconductor market is set to continue as Toshiba Corp. plans to create a joint venture in Japan with two packaging groups, Amkor Technology and Nakaya Microdevices, in a bid to cut costs.
Ensuring LBS User Satisfaction: Testing GPS over the Air
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
The Location-Based Services (LBS) market is heating up. Applications that use awareness of the end-user's location have moved beyond the early-adopter crowd and are now being used by a substantial portion of the cellular subscriber base. As a result, there is a significant revenue opportunity from this market and large investments are being made in LBS deployments.
TiePie : PC based oscilloscope samples at 1 Gsamples per second
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4/27/2009   Post a comment
The TiePieSCOPE HS805 is a PC oscilloscope that can sample at 1 Giga samples per second on one channel, 500 Mega samples per second simultaneously on two channels, real time.
Using the PSP Model in CMOS RFIC Design (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
4/27/2009   2 comments
Understand how the Penn State Philips (PSP) transistor model (an alternative to traditional BSIM models) relates to actual device behavior in CMOS RFIC design, and how these models are used in an RF process design kit (PDK)
Tower power?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/25/2009   2 comments
What amount of purported risk will we live with, versus benefits?
NIST nudges quantum computers toward commercial viability
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4/22/2009   Post a comment
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has demonstrated an error suppression technique that it says makes multistep quantum calculations commercially feasible.
Environmentally friendly protection of automotive electronics
Design How-To  
4/22/2009   1 comment
Conformal coatings have proven track records of protecting boards from dust and debris, liquids, and from contact with a wide gambit of harsh conditions thrown against them.
Yokogawa : Handheld multimeters offer reliability and safety
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
The Yokogawa TY500 series is a range of general-purpose handheld digital multimeters which combine reliability, ease of use and safety for use in field maintenance applications.
Micronic Laser set to buy Mydata Automation
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4/21/2009   Post a comment
Micronic Laser Systems AB (Taby, Sweden) is to acquire electronic packaging equipment supplier Mydata Automation AB (Bromma,Sweden) in an all share deal.
Atomic clock accuracy boosted
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
A strontium-based timekeeper providing up to 50 percent better accuracy could serve as the next-generation atomic clock.
In-circuit tester features digital capabilities, low-cost fixturing
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Agilent has launched the Medalist i1000D in-circuit test system that bridges a growing solution gap between high-functionality in-circuit testers and low-end manufacturing defects analyzers.
Low-cost 8-GHz and 12.5-GHz pattern generators address emerging high-speed serial data standards
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Offering a combination of high performance and flexible use, the Model 12040 8-GHz and Model 12050 12.5-GHz high-speed pattern generators from Picosecond Pulse Labs are specifically designed to address test requirements at high data rates in a cost effective manner.
USB OTG: The only wired interface portable consumer products need?
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
With so many portable product interfaces, UBS On-the-Go is perhaps the best choice in many situations
Probing and calibration for accurate baseband I/Q measurements
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4/20/2009   Post a comment
Understand how the choice of probes and calibration procedure affects quality of baseband in-phase and quadrature signal measurement
No single panacea in automotive world
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
While HEV and electric drive concepts dominate the headlines, there are other approaches pursuing the same goal of better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. In all of them, electronics plays a major role.
AlazarTech : Waveform digitizer uses 8-lane PCI Express bus
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
AlazarTech has announced the ATS9870, a GigaSample waveform digitizer based on the 8-lane PCI Express bus, which allows very fast data throughput to PC memory.
Meeting the challenges of wireless communications test
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4/16/2009   Post a comment
The market demand for wireless communications continues to accelerate along with the shift to data intensive applications such as web surfing and video. Consumers are expecting higher wireless bandwidths and service providers want to sell value added services beyond voice.
Can you afford to cut the cost of PCB electrical safety test?
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4/15/2009   Post a comment
All manufacturers and designers of electrically operated products have an obligation to ensure that their equipment functions in a correct and safe fashion, meeting quality and performance standards and, ultimately, living up to the expectations of customers. This applies to PCBs, where the need for testing by manufacturers who use populated boards in their products is clearly paramount.
TTTech, NASA team on TTEthernet for space apps
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
Realtime networking specialist TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna, Austria), which focuses on time-triggered technology, has teamed with NASA to support the space agency's work on and need for dependable integrated embedded systems.
Research team reports breakthrough in optical silicon communication
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4/14/2009   Post a comment
Transmission speeds beyond 100 Gbit/s based solely on silicon devices have become possible through the efforts of an American-European research group. In particular telecommunications industries are possible beneficiaries. The researchers believe they have paved a promising way to handle the increasing global data traffic.
Resolving test challenges for emerging wireless designs
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4/12/2009   Post a comment
Understand some of the issues which impact testing of mixed-signal and RF packages
Thinking Optics vs RF
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/11/2009   1 comment
Don't waste you time at the supermarket checkout line looking at the celebrity publications; instead, exercise your brain with some semi-philosophical thought questions
Siemens picks ADI Blackfin for smart power meters
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4/7/2009   Post a comment
As part of its 'Smart Grid' infrastructure concept, Siemens is currently developing smart power meters for global markets. As core element for its smart power meters, the company has selected the Blackfin Digital Signal Processor from Analog Devices
National Instruments introduces industrial controller with Intel Core Duo processor
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
The newest controller from National Instruments--the NI 3110--features an Intel SL9JT L2400 1.66 GHz Core Duo processor, similar to the devices found in many home computers or laptops. With this industrial controller, engineers have a control system for multithreaded applications that require dual-core processing and analysis. Engineers can use this industrial controller as an interface to control remote I/O with hardware such as NI CompactDAQ, NI PXI and NIplug-and-play PCI and PCI Express devi
TI '6743 DSP combines fixed and floating point with connectivity
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4/6/2009   Post a comment
The TMS320C6743 DSP from Texas Instruments brings floating-point precision and fixed-point performance to energy-efficient, connected applications, all within a single DSP that combines integrated EMAC, increased on-chip memory and offers 100 percent code compatibility with TI's TMS320C6000 devices.
Test system targets spurious WiMAX signals
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4/4/2009   Post a comment
The R&S TS8977's automated test sequences ensure high efficiency by making user control unnecessary during the time-consuming measurements of conducted spurious emissions.
Saying goodbye to the ghost
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/4/2009   2 comments
The analog TV ghost is being exorcised by digital TV, but it will be replaced by the blank/static screen of death
Messina 2.0 supports Autosar, early SiL tests
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4/2/2009   Post a comment
Model-based automotive ECU functions can be tested on-the-fly and in real-time with Messina 2.0. Vendor Berner & Mattner has therefore expanded the Software-in-the-loop (SiL) functionality of the test system.
EM TEST : High voltage simulators provide up to 7 kV test voltage
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4/1/2009   Post a comment
EM TEST presents the N5 and N7 high voltage simulators with up to 7 kV test voltage.


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