Power sensor measures true-RMS power Product News 5/29/2007 Post a comment Anritsu says it has introduced a highly accurate power sensor that measures true-RMS power, regardless of the input signal or its bandwidth, over 63 dB of dynamic range from 50 MHz to 6 GHz.
Solid-state MUX delivers 40-V switching Product News 5/29/2007 Post a comment Pickering Interfaces is expanding its PXI switching product line with the 40-682 versatile multiplexer (MUX) that uses high-performance solid state switching to provide it with long service life, no switch bounce, and low on resistance.
Veritas wins fight for control of Areoflex News & Analysis 5/25/2007 Post a comment Veritas Capital has won the tussle for ownership of T&M equipment and component maker Aeroflex Inc. The the original and only other bidder, a combination of General Atlantic and Francisco Partners, decided not to raise its offer.
Private equity groups fight over Aeroflex News & Analysis 5/23/2007 Post a comment A battle has broken out over the ownership of test and measurement equipment and component maker Aeroflex Inc. after the company's board ruled the latest offer from Veritas Capital, at $14.50 a share, or 1$ billion in cash, superior to one it conditionally accepted in March from two private equity firms.
Autosar and FlexRay bode well for Automotive tester News & Analysis 5/21/2007 Post a comment Amidst a booming market for automotive electronics test technology, Munich-based engineering company Berner & Mattner GmbH is about to implement plans to expand its regional coverage. Having launched an office at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, the company now has plans to open more offices in Berlin as well as in France and, eventually, in the USA.
REVIEW: PCI Express plug-ins endow Windows PCs with fast digital I/O Product News 5/18/2007 Post a comment PXI Express is making news at National Instruments. The company is rolling out a number of PXIe high-speed instruments, as well as an 18-slot chassis to house them. The modular instruments include a 100-MHz dual-channel digitizer and two 32-channel digital I/O modules. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Programmable clock generator provides sub-75-picosecond jitter Product News 5/15/2007 Post a comment Cypress Semiconductor introduced a low-jitter, single-chip programmable clock generator. The CY22180 clock offers a low period and cycle-to-cycle jitter output of below 75 picoseconds for its entire output-frequency range, reaching as low as 60 picoseconds for the most commonly used frequencies.
Under the Hood: PXI-5152 scope a design hotbed Teardown 5/14/2007 Post a comment
Precision oscilloscopes and laboratory instruments occupy a special place in the design flow for a new circuit or system. This is the instrument that verifies the performance of your prototype. It captures the signals your circuitry puts out and displays them on a calibrated screen. No matter how fast you think your high-speed circuit performs, the oscilloscope must run faster.
Germans give nod to KLA-Tencor purchase of Therma-Wave News & Analysis 5/14/2007 Post a comment Process control group KLA-Tencor Corp., has received the necessary regulatory approval from the German Federal Cartel Office for its proposed acquisition of Therma-Wave through a cash tender offer for $1.65 per share, or approximately $75 million.
Handheld tester detects ONTs on FTTx F2 fibers Product News 5/9/2007 Post a comment AFL Telecommunications has introduced the OFI-FTTx, a rugged, handheld optical fiber identifier designed to identify the presence or absence of an active Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on FTTx F2 fibers at the fiber distribution hub.
ESD plan: state of shock News & Analysis 5/7/2007 Post a comment The arcane realm of electrostatic discharge will finally reach the limelight--and perhaps the boiling point--this month as a group of leading chip makers pushes to reduce the specifications for ESD in digital ICs.
UMC targets CPUs, mulls commodity flash News & Analysis 5/7/2007 Post a comment As IDMs push to go fabless or fab-lite, UMC chief executive Jackson Hu says there will be more opportunities for the foundry to push into microprocessors and flash memory, a market he said the foundry "cannot ignore."
Tips and Tricks for Debugging Audio Design How-To 5/7/2007 Post a comment This article explains how to set up an audio test rig, and how to design test audio signals. It also shows how to use test equipment including oscilloscopes, audio editing software, and your own ears.
AC/DC current probes measure from DC to 100 MHz bandwidth Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment Agilent Technologies introduced a family of wide-bandwidth, active current probes for oscilloscopes. Low noise, high accuracy and low-circuit insertion loss make the N2780A Series current probes suitable for capturing transient or steady-state currents in power-electronics applications.
REVIEW: All-in-one DC power analyzer sidesteps programming Product News 5/1/2007 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies debuts a DC power analyzer for sourcing and measuring DC voltage and current into a device under test. You can use it to gain insight into a DUT's power demand in minutes, without writing a single line of code. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times