DprobeXC in-circuit emulator records TTL Product News 7/29/2004 Post a comment A modification to the DprobeXC in-circuit emulator enables engineers to record external transistor-transistor logic (TTL) signals, a requirement for testing integration for XC166 applications.
Low cost JTAG controllers proliferate Product News 7/28/2004 Post a comment Focus On: JTAG Testing -- Most designers are paying close attention to design-for-test these days. In fact, for many EEs, DFT using boundary-scan is a design imperative. With the IEEE-1149.1 Standard Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture setting the standard, vendors are dishing up a bevy of innovative 1149.1 hardware and software tools.
Smart timer/counter/analyzer uses USB, GPIB Product News 7/27/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a neat high-res frequency counter that's operable in either an IEEE-488/GPIB instrumentation environment, or across a USB connection. This timer/counter/analyzer can measure frequency, time interval, and phase, making up to 2,000 individual triggered measurements/s via either GPIB or USB.
LCD-Boom schiebt Equipment-Markt an News & Analysis 7/27/2004 Post a comment Der Weltmarkt für TFT- und LCD-Produktionsanlagen hat kräftig zugelegt: Laut dem Marktforschungsunternehmen The Information Network kletterte das Marktvolumen im Vorjahr auf 4,8 Milliarden Dollar. Für das laufende Jahr ist mit einem weiteren Wachstum von 51 Prozent zu rechnen.
100-kHz closed-loop realtime platforms target test Product News 7/26/2004 Post a comment Here's news of some 100-kHz (800-kHz aggregate) data-acq boards that can transform your PC into a closed-loop platform. Suitable for test and control applications, these boards are part of an expanding DSP-based series of data acquisition modules that run under Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
WLAN tester serves high-volume manufacturing Product News 7/26/2004 Post a comment By leveraging in-house expertise in the design of RF wireless systems and RF chips, and by marrying its newest product with previous test products, LitePoint offers a test system that conforms to industry specs, and is interoperable with compliant products. Designed to support high-volume manufacturing of IEEE-802.11a/b/g WLAN products, this single-instrument tester may break cost barriers for WLAN test.
Deep-memory oscilloscopes dive into signals Product News 7/26/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies introduces new memory options for its Infiniium 54830 Series of digital storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes, caliming them as the deepest-memory oscilloscopes in the industry. The options use Agilent's patented MegaZoom deep-memory technology to achieve depths up to 128 Mpoints. That enables fast waveform capture of complex signals.
Strain Gage Signal Conditioners - have watertight compression fittings Product News 7/26/2004 Post a comment Series 8162 Strain Gage Signal Conditioners from the Force/Torque Division of PCB Piezotronics provide conditioned, amplified analog voltage and current output for strain gage based sensors such as load cells and reaction torque sensors. The units operate from 12 to 28 VDC power, and deliver 5 or 10 VDC and 4 to 20 mA output signals for recording, control, and analysis purposes.
MPEG-2-Monitor für kostenbewusste Anwender News & Analysis 7/16/2004 Post a comment Für die Überwachung von MPEG-2-Datenströmen hat Rohde & Schwarz das Messgerät DVM50 konzipiert. Anwender sieht das Unternehmen bei Rundfunkanstalten, Betreibern von Playout-Zentren, im Service und bei Netzbetreibern.
Autoelektroniker suchen Wege aus der Diagnosefalle Product News 7/12/2004 Post a comment Die Elektronik in Automobilen nimmt immer komplexere Formen an; der Softwareanteil steigt rapide. Die Fehlersuche im vernetzten System Automobil wird immer schwieriger. Auf einer Euroforum-Konferenz in Stuttgart suchten Systemdesigner nach Wegen, die Diagnose zu vereinfachen.
Software aids A/D converter performance modeling News & Analysis 7/7/2004 Post a comment Converter modeling has often been overlooked, omitted, or done using an ideal data converter model. With more and more systems using mixed signal technology, the importance of system modeling is ever increasing. This, coupled with shortened design cycles and pressure for first pass success, drives the continuing importance of complete system modeling. Analog Devices' engineers describe a simulation program that may provide an answer this need.
Acquisition and control software collects data Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment Windmill Software announces a release of new data acquisition and control software. The latest version can collect data from an array of sensors and equipment, including thermocouples, pressure transducers, flow meters, GPS receivers, laboratory instruments, Ethernet systems, Universal Serial Bus networks, RS-232 and RS-485 links, and Modbus devices.
Digital pattern generator serves common logic families Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment You can use this single instrument to produce digital signals for all common logic families. This full-length PCI bus card provides an output rate of up to 40-MHz on 32 digital channels. It can be equipped with up to a 4096-Mbit signal memory for generating long signals at maximum output rates.
Vision system dishes up processing power Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment You can now execute sophisticated image processing applications that require fast frame rates and complex algorithms with the latest version of National Instruments's vision system. It delivers more processing power and eight times more memory than the original version of the company's Compact Vision System released in 2003.
Digital oscilloscopes get CAN Bus test software Product News 7/7/2004 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker LeCroy introduces CAN Bus test software for its existing WaveRunner 6000 Series of digital oscilloscopes. While vector analyzers can do part of the job of testing CAN Bus, LeCroy's latest system can locate Physical Layer problems and debug CAN Bus controllers.
Noise generator addresses new E911 cellphone locator services Product News 7/2/2004 Post a comment RF and microwave noise-test company Noise Com is debuting an expandable platform for testing the susceptibility to interference of emergency E911 applications on cellphones, as well as GPS receivers. For the latter, the E911 generates low phase-noise high-power out-of-band interference, without obscuring signals in the GPS band.
Test cable assemblies are good out to 110 GHz Product News 7/1/2004 Post a comment Working with microwave test gear? Having troubles with cable assemblies and repeatability? Here are some new flexible coaxial cable assemblies that are designed for instrumentation applications. These cables can work with your microwave test gear at frequencies as high as 110 GHz.
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.