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posted in June 2005
Stromwandler für komplexe Verhältnisse
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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.
Analyzer gets IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network capabilities
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6/30/2005   Post a comment
Priced much lower than previous and competing systems, Wi-Fi test equipment vendor Communication Machinery Corp. is offering a new member of its existing EmulationEngine Family. It adds IEEE-802.11i Robust Security Network analysis to the EmulationEngine.
Semiconductor analyzer has integrated CV and IV capability
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6/29/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies's Automated Test Group is now delivering a new semiconductor tester called the B1500A Semiconductor Device Analyzer. This product was announced a few months ago, but is now ready to order.
Handhelds meld insulation tester, multimeter functions
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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.
Signal integrity analysis kits serve Agilent, Credence, Teradyne ATE
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6/28/2005   Post a comment
Providing signal integrity analysis for SERDES, graphics, and clock applications, Wavecrest is rolling out signal integrity analyzer kits for Agilent, Credence, and Teradyne ATE systems.
3GPP HSDPA conformance test case debuts
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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
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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
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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.
Tektronix kauft Anbieter von Testsoftware
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Der Messgerätehersteller Tektronix hat sich mit TDA Systems einen Anbieter von Software für die Kommuniktionsanalyse einverleibt.
Tektronix acquires test software supplier
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6/23/2005   Post a comment
Test and instrumentation company Tektronix Inc. has acquired TDA Systems, a supplier of interconnect analysis software tools.
Messgereätebranche hofft auf VoIP
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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.
High-speed recorder boards plug into CompactPCI slots
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
High-speed recorder board maker VMETRO has a new addition to its data recorder family. The company's new VORTEX CompactPCI plug-ins can give you 385-Mbyte/s performance in the CompactPCI form-factor.
Amplifiers deliver RF power for test-and-measurement
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
AR Worldwide is adding three high-power 1500-W models to its line up of traveling wave tube (TWT) amplifiers
Neue Prüflösungen für 'Triple-Play'
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6/22/2005   Post a comment
Dreifach-Dienste - Sprache, Daten und Video - über Breitband halten nicht nur Einzug in Haushalte und Unternehmen. Auch die Anbieter von Testlösungen rüsten auf.
VMEbus board measures voltage, resistance
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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
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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.
20-GHz frequency counter has near-zero acquisition time
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6/21/2005   Post a comment
Swedish company Pendulum Instruments announces a 20-GHz microwave counter with a built-in pre-scaler. The instrument packs 12 digits of resolution and a fast 1-s measuring time.
Software supports WECO rules
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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.
Temperature and humidity data loggers are Internet-ready
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6/20/2005   Post a comment
A new company called Computer Aided Solutions, founded by former Keithley executives, is releasing two new Internet-ready data loggers that are priced at less than $500 each. Use them to remotely monitor temperature and humidity.
Freebie CD-ROM aids digital debug
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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
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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.
40-GHz microwave downconverter delivers industry-leading performance for commercial wireless, satellite, radar, and calibration applications
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6/15/2005   Post a comment
Designed to provide the highest bandwidth and lowest phase noise on the market, model PN9276 is a 40-GHz downconverter from Aeroflex, Inc.
Nomadic RF spectrum analyzer is battery powered powerhouse
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Frequency counter resolves to microhertz
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6/9/2005   Post a comment
A revised 8-digit 1.3-GHz frequency counter housed in a 2U-sized bench-top case can measure low frequencies to a resolution of 1-microHz.
Modules give synchronous realtime control on USB
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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.
USB box lets you control, monitor solid-state relays
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6/7/2005   Post a comment
As a follow-on to a recently introduced digital I/O module, here's a less-than-$300 USB-based module for monitoring and controlling up to 24 solid-state relays.
Industry-first ATCA probing products debut
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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
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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
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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.
PCI, PXI plug-ins pack eighty high-resolution A/D channels
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6/1/2005   Post a comment
Data acquisition board maker National Instruments is rolling out two new members of its existing M Series data- acq board family. These new members extend available I/O to eighty 16-bit analog-input channels opertaing at sampling rates to 250-ksamples/s.
Extensible modular data-acq system records to Secure Digital memory cards
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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
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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.


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