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Test platform enables WiMAX test for 802.16e-2005
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has released its WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005 drive-test capabilities.
SATS market grew by 26.5% in '06 , says Gartner
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
The global semiconductor contract assembly and test services (SATS) market grew by 26.5 percent in 2006 and reached $19.2 billion according to Gartner, Inc. Outsourcing's share rose to 43.5 percent of the total semiconductor packaging market.
Nanoelectronics test system enables yield improvements at 65 nm
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Verigy has introduced the V93000 Nanoelectronics Digital solution that performs structural and functional test for wafer sort and final test of advanced digital ICs at 65 nm and below. The test system enables users to collect diagnostic and parametric data required for testing nanoelectronics.
Agilent releases modeling design system for antenna systems
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has released its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS), which is a 3D dedicated design, modeling and verification tool for antenna systems and placement.
Aeroflex rolls error/noise tester add-ons
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Aeroflex has added a G.703 interface pod option to its FB100A bit error rate tester for telecommunications infrastructures. The add-on enables the tester to be used for a wider range of interfaces, ranging from T1 to STM-1 at 155 Mbit/s.
Verification toolkit for signal integrity design performs jitter analysis
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Agilent introduces an integrated verification toolkit for signal integrity design, which it says is the first in the industry. Used with Agilent's Advanced Design System EDA software platform, the toolkit finds and analyzes jitter sources to eliminate costly redesigns.
IMEC starts licensing source code for SVC
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Belgian research centre IMEC is starting to license source code for the upcoming scalable video coding H.264 extension standard, which is expected to be released later this year.
Welcome to v2 of WirelessNet
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6/21/2007   Post a comment
More content for EEs who want to improve their design skills. Now at your fingertips.
Signaling tester includes HSPA functions
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6/20/2007   Post a comment
Anritsu has added to its MD8470A signaling tester functions that provide it with the ability to perform data-rate analysis for HSPA applications.
RF Design with Operational Amplifiers: Part I
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6/20/2007   2 comments
Want to make the jump to using op amps but just don't have the time to figure out what you need to know? Then today is your lucky day! TI's Bruce Carter steps up with a two-part series to help with an explanation on the key things RF designers need to know about using op amps.
Aeroflex broadens digital radio test set analysis range
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6/19/2007   Post a comment
Aeroflex's 3920 digital radio test set for TETRA and P25 offers features that provide test professionals with more test capabilities integrated into one system, as well as extended analysis range and file management functions.
Vector network analyzer provides four ports at 40-GHz
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has added a four-port model to R&S ZVA40 vector network analyzer family.
Agilent retunes net tester, N2X for IPTV
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
Agilent adds advanced features to network tester, N2X platforms for triple-play services and IPTV.
Change is the only constant
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6/18/2007   Post a comment
It's hard to read news of the electronics industry these days and not want to develop a drinking problem.
Inspection system for microprobing resolves 1 micron or less
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6/14/2007   Post a comment
J microTechnology introduced the NAT-31 42X-540X microscope inspection system with Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 camera. Based on high-clarity zoom optics and a USB 2.0 digital camera, it resolves 1 micron or less when added to a J microTechnology probe station.
Ansoft releases 3D full-wave electromagnetic field simulation software
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
This industry-standard software for 3D full-wave electromagnetic field simulation raises the bar for accuracy, capacity and performance.
AdvancedTCA processor blade features dual 4-Gbits/s Fiber Channel links
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
The ADLINK aTCA-6892 offers dual 4-Gbits/s Fiber Channel links with dual 64-bit low voltage Intel Xeon processors and is targeted at telecommunication, IP network media services, and data communication applications.
Technique measures RF devices under large-signal conditions
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6/9/2007   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has developed a technology that measures balanced active RF and microwave devices when they are operating under large-signal conditions.
REVIEW: Less-than-$3000 box analyzes AC power quality under Windows
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
Here's news of an AC power analyzer for testing single-phase loads up to 16-A RMS. It can let you make power-compliance measurements, with tests from the first harmonic out to the 40th, in realtime. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Linear position testing unit targets higher-performance sensors
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
MTS Systems Sensors Division implemented a third-generation testing unit for their calibration of linear position sensors which provides greater accuracy to meet the increasing performance of their next-generation sensors.
Test tool supports Bidirectional Forwarding Detection conformance testing
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Agilent says its N2X multi-services test tool is the industry's first single-platform solution for protocol emulation and conformance testing of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD), enabling faster failure recovery of IP/MPLS networks.
Instrument combines signal generators, fading simulator
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the AMU200A measurement instrument that combines two complete baseband signal generators and a real-time fading simulator for testing baseband components.
VXS payload extender board tests circuit cards outside the box
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Elma Bustronic has developed VXS payload extender boards that are designed to bring a circuit card completely out of a card cage or enclosure so that it can be tested or debugged.
Femto-second performance clock generator targets networking designs
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments introduced a low-phase-noise clock generator which provides a jitter performance of 380 femtoseconds (fs) (rms) at 10 kHz to 20 MHz. The device incorporates crystal oscillator (XO) circuitry with a fully-integrated frequency synthesizer, supporting an output frequency range from 10.9 MHz up to 766.7 MHz and from 875.2 MHz up to 1175 MHz.
GPIB interface card delivers high transfer rate in half-height PCIe card
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies introduced a PCIe-GPIB half-height interface card for compact next-generation PCs, which harnesses the fast data transfer rate of PCI Express to support high-bandwidth PC applications.
Test platform advances deployment of next-generation converged networks
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
Spirent TestCenter 2.0 with Inspire Architecture from Spirent Communications is designed to improve time to market, reduce development expenses and help ensure subscribers' quality of experience.
REVIEW: PCI Express data-acq cards support simultaneous I/O
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
Check out these multi-function data-acq cards based on the high-bandwidth PCI Express bus. These cards can update up to eight channels of 12-bit analog output simultaneously at a sustained rate of 1-Msamples/s. The cards also features hardware-based arbitrary waveform generation that frees up CPU resources, even when all analog outputs are updating at full speed. Read eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review.
Software tests 3GPP LTE products
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announced the availability of its Signal Studio for 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) software.
Portable benchtop power supply delivers cordless testing
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6/4/2007   Post a comment
R&R Technologies has introduced its PS-1 power supply, a portable benchtop power supply with built-in rechargeable batteries that enables engineers to test low-power circuits without cord or power-main limitations.
PCI Express-based waveform digitizers debut
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6/4/2007   Post a comment
PC-based waveform digitizer and oscilloscope provider Strategic Test has announced the availability of what it claims are the first PCI Express-based waveform digitizer boards.
Cell-based 3G analysis device monitors UTRAN performance
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6/4/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. is getting ready to roll out later this year its Cell-Based Analysis product for monitoring, troubleshooting and optimizing UTRAN performance in 3G networks.
Low-noise OCXO supports test equipment, microwave communication systems
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6/1/2007   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies developed a high-stability, low-noise, 10 MHz oven-controlled crystal oscillator (OCXO) in euro-style packaging (0.57" maximum). The NVG47S OCXO, targeted specifically for applications demanding stability and noise performance, is suited for test equipment and microwave communication systems.
Generator/analyzer video test instrument equipped with HDMI
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6/1/2007   Post a comment
Quantum Data developed the model 882EA combination generator/analyzer video test instrument which helps manufacturers of source and repeater products develop next-generation version 1.3 high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) audio, video and control interfaces without interoperability problems.
Tool eliminates scripting of test steps for nets
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6/1/2007   Post a comment
The Fanfare Group has launched iTest Personal, a downloadable tool that enables testers and developers of network equipment to test devices without scripting test process steps.


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