MIMO RF emulator does standardized Wi-Fi benchmark testing Product News 5/31/2006 Post a comment If you're a developer of next-generation Wi-Fi equipment, check out this RF multi-path emulator that lets you test draft 802.11n-based products for interoperability, performance, conformance, and backward compatibility. This MIMO functional tester is the industry's first to meet the draft-802.11n specification.
Pattern generator-equipped logic analyzers tackle the competition Product News 5/31/2006 Post a comment Logic analyzer maker Agilent Technologies expands its portfolio with eight new fixed-configuration models in its next-generation 16800 Series. Eight models, ranging from 34-channels to 204-channels, provide 4-GHz timing sampling simultaneously with state measurements, eliminating the need to double-probe.
Logic-analysis software tracks discontinuities Product News 5/31/2006 Post a comment You can use a logic analyzer for general-purpose signal and bus timing, and to make state measurements, but you can spend hours turning low-level measurement data into meaningful information. Agilent Technologies addresses this conundrum with five logic analysis software applications supported across the company's logic-analyzer instrument portfolio. Even RF analysis is covered.
Ethernet testers get EoPDH options Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment Broadband test equipment maker Innocor adds Ethernet-over-PDH transport mechanism test capabilities to its existing TestPoint testers. The company also adds Resilient Packet Ring test options to the mix. The implementation runs on OC-48/STM-16, where RPR maps into GFP. This RPR intrusive monitor feature lets you control and impair RPR traffic to measure impacts on networks.
Infrared thermometer provides high performance at low cost Product News 5/30/2006 Post a comment The Convir ST8839 handheld infrared thermometer from Calex Electronics offers a great blend of high performance and outstanding value, providing an ideal solution for users that need cutting edge technology on a budget. The instrument provides a wide temperature range of -50 ºC to 1000 ºC, and offers adjustable emissivity, a feature often absent on infrared thermometers in this price range.
Fluke offers a total food temperature solution News & Analysis 5/30/2006 Post a comment Fluke has introduced The FoodPro and FoodPro Plus infrared thermometers, which are designed to enable foodservice professionals to quickly and accurately gauge food product temperatures and to help detect potential food safety problems.
Credence narrows loss, meets guidance News & Analysis 5/25/2006 Post a comment Semiconductor test solutions provider Credence Systems Corp. posted a net loss of $14.2 million, or 14 cents per share on sales of $124.8 million for its second fiscal 2006 quarter ended April 30. In the year-ago quarter, Credence lost $19.5 million, or 21 cents per share on sales of $101.9 million.
Developing a switch-control system test program and migrating it to LXI Product News 5/24/2006 Post a comment A design verification team developed a custom logic analysis program to test a complex switch-control system. A buffered digital I/O module, plugged into a multi-function switch/measure unit, provided capture, trigger, and playback features necessary to implement the test. The completed application was later modified to use a compatible digital I/O module compliant with the LXI standard.
DIN-mount power meters target renewable energy generation Product News 5/23/2006 Post a comment A range of DIN-mounted power meters from Carlo Gavazzi meets the special requirements for control, monitoring and utilisation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy. The WM14-DIN family of power analysers enable comprehensive measurement of renewable energy, including output levels, power quality and hour counting as well as power demands, maximum values and thermal current.
DIN-mount power meters target renewable energy generation News & Analysis 5/23/2006 Post a comment A range of DIN-mounted power meters from Carlo Gavazzi meets the special requirements for control, monitoring and utilisation of solar power and other forms of renewable energy. The WM14-DIN family of power analysers enable comprehensive measurement of renewable energy, including output levels, power quality and hour counting as well as power demands, maximum values and thermal current.
Microwave synthetic instruments garner LXI certification Product News 5/22/2006 Post a comment Instrumentation house Agilent Technologies announces six microwave synthetic instruments that are the first Class A LXI instruments to achieve certification from the LXI Consortium. The mix includes RF up- and down-converters, waveform generators, and digitizers.
LXI-certified function/arbitrary waveform generator debuts Product News 5/16/2006 Post a comment Continuing its thrust to be at the forefront of LXI test gear, Agilent Technologies introduces what it says is the industry's first LXI-certified 20-MHz function/arbitrary waveform generator with variable-edge pulses and pulse-width modulation. It can generate signals from the micro-Hertz regime out to 20-MHz, feeding 50-ohm unbalanced loads.
World’s highest-density single-slot 3U PXI switching modules? Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment PXI bus module vendor Pickering Interfaces is expanding its line of relay-equipped switching modules. The company is rolling out a family of boards it says comprises the world's highest-density matrices in single-slot PXI module formats. Pickering even makes its own hi-rel relays for these plug-ins.
Multi-channel tester lets your PC automatically analyze audio Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment If you're developing a multi-channel audio product such as a Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound or automotive sound system, here's news of a PC-controlled tester from Audio Precision that will let even semi-skilled operators get up-and-running quickly. Its liberal use of colorful 3-D graphics makes it a snap to learn and use.
Tektronix cancels product symposium News & Analysis 5/9/2006 Post a comment Test equipment supplier Tektronix Inc. has cancelled a New Product Launch and Product Symposium scheduled for next week because the products could not roll out on time, EE Times has learned.
Integrated tester checks the WiMAX PHY layer Product News 5/9/2006 Post a comment Here's an RF test system that works with Windows PCs to support WiMAX products based on the forthcoming IEEE-802.16 standard. Packing an integrated vector signal analyzer and vector signal generator, this single-box test system can readily excercise and test PHY layer parameters.
Troubleshooting audio and video noise Design How-To 5/9/2006 1 comment Tracking down hum and cross talk in audio systems can be maddening. Bill Whitlock's practical, hands-on approach to diagnosing audio noise simplifies noise elimination.
Benchtop device programmer lends itself to automation Product News 5/4/2006 Post a comment Frustrated with labor-intensive device programmers that result in bent leads and/or blank devices? Eliminating the need for manual device programming, here's a self-contained and automated device programmer that sits on a desktop and uses patents-pending plug-and-program techniques. It accommodates all flash and serial memory devices, including NAND flash and programmable microcontrollers. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Agilent Technologies offers 5-day calibration turnaround Product News 5/2/2006 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies now has a program that guarantees a turnaround time of five business days for popular instruments covered by a serialized calibration contract. If the five-day commitment isn't met, you receive your next calibration at no charge.
18-GHz realtime scope eases serial signal analysis Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker LeCroy Corp. introduces its pacesetting 18-GHz serial data scope, with a 60-Gsample/s sampling rate and up to 150 million points of memory. The instrument uses a unique heterodyne signal conversion scheme that eschews DSP.
Modular instrumentation system streams data using USB 2.0 Product News 5/1/2006 Post a comment National Instruments is debuting a modular platform for sensor and electrical measurements under Windows. Useful in the lab, in the field, or on the production line, NI's CompactDAQ system offers an eight-slot chassis that accepts I/O modules capable of measuring up to 256 channels of electrical, physical, mechanical and acoustic signals. By combining plug-and-play USB with modular instrumentation, NI CompactDAQ comprises small, simple, portable, and cost-effective data-acq and test-and-measurem
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.