Stromwandler für komplexe Verhältnisse News & Analysis 6/30/2005 Post a comment Für die Messung von Strömen bis 1000 Ampere hat der Schweizer Hersteller LEM eine neue Stromwandler-Familie entwickelt. Die Geräte kombinieren die Messwerterfassung per Hall-Effekt mit der Signalaufbereitung in einem sehr kompakten Gehäuse.
Handhelds meld insulation tester, multimeter functions Product News 6/28/2005 Post a comment Need to measure AC line frequency in the field? How about insulation breakdown resistance? Voltage of non-sinusoidal waveforms? Fluke Corp. is combining the capabilities of frequently used test tools into one compact new tool that can fill the bill for these disparate, yet related, measurements.
3GPP HSDPA conformance test case debuts Product News 6/27/2005 Post a comment As the as mobile phone industry ramps up, High Speed Downlink Packet Access testing begins in earnest. Gearing up, test-and-measurement conglomerate Aeroflex announces that it's the first company to submit a working HSDPA conformance test case for approval to the 3GPP RAN5 Working Group.
Tektronix rachète TDA Systems News & Analysis 6/24/2005 Post a comment Le spécialiste des solutions de tests et de mesure Tektronix Inc. vient d’acquérir TDA Systems, fournisseur d’outils logiciels d’analyse des interconnexions.
Portable RF/microwave spectrum analyzers are networkable Product News 6/23/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Rohde & Schwarz is rolling out four networkable RF spectrum analyzers for use in the field, in the lab, and on the factory floor. These low-cost RF analyzers weigh only about 15 pounds and can work out to 6-GHz. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Messgereätebranche hofft auf VoIP News & Analysis 6/23/2005 Post a comment Der Umsatz mit elektronischen Messgeräten stagnierte im vergangenen Jahr. Für 2005 hofft dei Branche auf ein wenigstens einstelliges Wachstum. Impulse soll vor allem die Einführung der Internet-Telefonie (VoIP) vermitteln.
VMEbus board measures voltage, resistance Product News 6/21/2005 Post a comment VXI Technology is rolling out a ruggedized high-speed multi-function VMEbus module that packs four independent A/D converters. VXI tech's FPGA and processor-equipped plug-in can make voltage measurements as well as 2-wire and 4-wire resistance measurements as fast as 20-Msamples/s.
PCI Express compliance testing gets a boost Product News 6/21/2005 Post a comment If you're a user of LeCroy protocol analyzers, you'll be delighted by this freebie offer. LeCroy is releasing v4.4 of its existing PETracer software, a spin that includes everything you'll need to perform automated PCI Express compliance testing.
Software supports WECO rules Product News 6/20/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor test supplier Pintail Technologies enhances its existing SwifTest software platform with new quality assurance features that support quality assurance and realtime trend analysis using Western Electric Company rules. With this move, Pintail is arguably the first company to offer these capabilities to semiconductor makers for both probe and wafer test.
Freebie CD-ROM aids digital debug Product News 6/20/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies is offering a freebie CD-ROM intended to help you get measurement insight into tough digital debug problems with information about tools that can help minimize project risk and drive products to market faster. Use it to see Agilent tools in action. Disk leads to video demos and tutorials about logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, and probing, and provides access to application notes, product data sheets, and Web links.
2-MHz to 1.8-GHz phase-noise tester is affordable Product News 6/16/2005 Post a comment RF and microwave instrument vendor Aeroflex has a new test product for designers who need to do basic phase-noise testing, but haven't been able to afford the cost of a high-end phase-noise test set. Aeroflex's latest instrument is priced at less than $30,000, which should appeal to smaller labs and development teams.
Nomadic RF spectrum analyzer is battery powered powerhouse Product News 6/15/2005 Post a comment For over fifty years, B&K Precision has served up a variety of low cost test-and-measurement products, most aimed at service technicians, hams, and hobbyists. In recent years the company has also offered quite a few lab-grade instruments suitable for mainstream engineering applications. B&K's newest 8.5-GHz handheld spectrum analyzer is in that catgeory.
Microwave synthesizers get better Product News 6/15/2005 Post a comment MIL test-and-measurement vendor Aeroflex announces enhancements to an existing line of fast-switching microwave RF synthesizers. Its latest instruments, spanning 300-MHz to as high as 26.5-GHz, can be used for testing agile radar, radar simulation, and electronic warfare systems, as well as for making antenna measurements, and in ATE applications.
Arbitrary waveform generator serves microwave design Product News 6/14/2005 Post a comment eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reviews a new arbitrary waveform generator for testing ultrawideband communication systems, multiple-input multiple-output radios, and advanced DSL. For UWB, this generator lets you rapidly create realistic Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing UWB signals that are compliant with the Multiband OFDM Alliance proposal.
Agilent intros multi-band UWB signal creation tool Product News 6/13/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement vendor Agilent Technologies is re-introducing an industry-first software tool that provides waveform creation for the design and verification of OFDM UWB transceivers and components. The company's Signal Studio software produces waveforms that are compliant with the Multiband OFDM Alliance proposal for 802.15.3a.
CompactPCI-based PXI module conveys 64 DAC channels Product News 6/13/2005 Post a comment Take a looksee at this D/A converter card that packs no less than 64 channels of output in a single-width 6U-sized CompactPCI form-factor for PXI. With 16-bit resolution, this card can voltage-stimulate DUTs in ATE systems to within a millivolt.
Fast and cheap USB module packs 32 digital I/O lines Product News 6/13/2005 Post a comment If you need to add lots of TTL I/O to a USB-equipped PC, check out this ruggedized digital I/O and counter module. Priced starting at less than $120 a pop, it's a true USB 2.0 high-speed device, but is also compatible with USB 1.1 systems.
Very low cost PCI data-acq plug-in relies on commonly available parts Product News 6/9/2005 Post a comment Looking for a way to create customized data-acquisition systems with low-cost commonly available parts and cables? That's where National Instruments's latest PCI plug-in comes in. The Model PCI-6010, designed to assist OEMs to get products to market faster and at lower cost, is billed by NI as a basic product costing as little as $230 a pop in quantity.
3D X-ray imaging to boost board fault-coverage Product News 6/9/2005 Post a comment A new 3D X-ray imaging technology for detecting printed circuit board solder and production defects uses apatented off-center tomosynthesis technique that's claimed to deliver the industry's highest image resolution for 3D automated X-ray inspection. The developer claims best-in-class lead-free defect exposure.
Handheld spectrum analyzer gets CDMA2000 1xEV-DO options Product News 6/9/2005 Post a comment RF test gear supplier Anritsu is debuting three CDMA2000 1xEV-DO options for its existing Cell Master MT8212B handheld communications analyzer. These options expand the handheld's analysis capability to include RF, demodulation, and over-the-air measurements on CDMA2000 1xEV-DO signals.
Modules give synchronous realtime control on USB Product News 6/7/2005 Post a comment Here's news of a product that adds highly accurate timing and synchronization to the already powerful USB bus, while preserving all the original features of USB. Click here to learn how to put realtime test equipment on your USB PC.
Industry-first ATCA probing products debut Product News 6/7/2005 Post a comment With a product that enables connectivity for protocol analysis and traffic generation of Advanced Switching Interconnect, Agilent Technologies announces Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture probing. Agilent's ATCA package includes support for the Advanced Mezzanine Cards standard.
TDR instrumentation uses USB Product News 6/6/2005 Post a comment These days there are more and more lab instruments powered and operated through a PC's USB port. Hyperlabs has an expanding time-domain reflectometry instrumentation line with a new model that's powered by USB. It can check for discontinuities in transmission lines as close as 4-cm or as far away as 400-meters.
Test instruments support Bluetooth EDR transmitter test cases Product News 6/6/2005 Post a comment Does your lab use Anritsu test gear for Bluetooth testing? If so, the company has some new software that lets its MT8850A and MT8852A Bluetooth test sets perform all three v2.0 Enhanced Data Rate transmitter measurements. Anritsu claims its test instruments are now the first ones to support all EDR transmitter test cases.
Industry's fastest total-jitter measurement? Product News 6/6/2005 Post a comment Test equipment maker Agilent Technologies claims it has the industry's fastest total-jitter measurement capability for high-performance bit-error-ratio testers. A new statistical algorithm is claimed to make measurements 40 times faster than predecessor techniques.
Less-than-$100 module puts TTL I/O on your network Product News 6/3/2005 Post a comment Saelig Company is offering a tiny module that acts as a digital I/O board on an Ethernet connection. Providing three 8-bit bi-directional TTL ports, each of the 24 lines can be independently programmed as either an input or output. Use it on any TCP/IP network.
Jitter-Messgerät erfasst TK-Protokolle News & Analysis 6/3/2005 Post a comment Agilent erweitert sein Jitter-Messgerät 'OmniBER' um Funktionen für die Übertragungsstandards OTU-1 und OC-48/STM16. Neue Funktionen erleichtern zudem die Analyse höherer Protokolle.
Digital oscilloscopes attain 100GHz bandwidth Product News 6/2/2005 Post a comment LeCroy introduces the WaveExpert 9000 sampling oscilloscope mainframe and SDA 100G serial data analyser, claiming the highest performance digital oscilloscopes available today, that feature 100 GHz bandwidth and an exclusive coherent interleaved sampling mode that enables the capture and display of very long serial data waveforms without the need for an external pattern trigger.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using DSP Filtering on Oscilloscope Waveforms Design How-To 6/2/2005 1 comment All of today's high-speed real-time sampling oscilloscopes use various forms of digital signal processing (DSP) on digitized oscilloscope waveforms. Some engineers are concerned that filtering digitized data with software may alter the true nature of a captured signal. In this feature article, Agilent Technologies' Johnnie Hancock explains how DSP filtering ultimately can correct for hardware-induced errors to improve measurement accuracy and enhance display quality.
Extensible modular data-acq system records to Secure Digital memory cards Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment If you're working with industrial instrumentation, data acquisition equipment supplier DATAQ Instruments has some nifty new modular data-acquisition instruments that will interest you. Depending on model, Dataq's latest 14-bit eight-channel instruments either stream data to your PC, or collect data as standalone data loggers, using solid-state memory cards for storage.
Meter measures UMTS RF field strength Product News 6/1/2005 Post a comment With increasing public concern over the proliferation of 3G mobile phone towers, this UMTS software upgrade for the Narda SRM-3000 selective radiation meter enables it to measure field strength from individual UMTS cells at a shared antenna site.
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.