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USB TTL I/O module delivers higher drive
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7/29/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a USB 2.0 TTL-compatible I/O module from Data Translation that can sink or source higher currents than its predecessors. It packs 28 I/O lines.
Realtime PXI instrument controllers run high-speed Intel processors
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Two new PXI embedded controllers are slated for realtime instrumentation and data-acq tasks. One runs a 2-GHz intel Pentium M 760 processor. The second features a 1.5-GHz Celeron M 370 processor.
Fast parametric measurement-unit chips have small footprints
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Expanding an existing line of standards-based per-pin parametric measurement unit ICs, chip maker Semtech is dishing up a family of three PPMU devices. They're claimed to have extremely fast settling times and the smallest form-factors for 40-mA devices. The use of BiCMOS also permits them to accommodate a 16.25-V range.
Ethernet board supports GigE Vision realtime imaging standard
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
An off-the-shelf OEM board can add GigE connectivity to industrial machine-vision and consumer cameras. The Pleora iPORT PT1000-VB In-Camera Engine lets you integrate high-performance GigE connectivity into almost any camera simply by changing out the back-end interface electronics. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
PC/104 board runs eight simultaneous A/D channels
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Check out this less-than-$1000 analog/digital plug-in board. Operating at 100-ksample/s/channel rates, this PC/104 form-factor plug-in touts simultaneous channel sampling, a capability that's usually found only on more costly cards.
Pattern/pulse stimulus generator spans 150-MHz to 7-GHz
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
If you're adopting a leading-edge serial transmission technology such as Fiber Channel or PCI Express, or designing a microwave RF deck, characterizing your hardware at speeds between 4-GHz and 6-GHz can be a daunting task. That's where Agilent Technologies's new pulse-pattern generator comes in. It's a memory-based instrument that can be used from 150-MHz all the way up to 7-GHz.
Eight-port network analyzer operates from 300-kHz to 8-GHz
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
The ZVT8 from Rohde & Schwarz is claimed to be the world's first eight-port vector network analyzer up to 8 GHz for universal measurements on multiports and balanced DUTs.
Triple-play network test gear addresses voice, video, data
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of four test-and-management approaches that address the convergence of voice, video, and data. These so-called triple-play tools are slated to assist service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and cable providers to ensure performance and reliability of next-generation networks.
Powerful final-test memory system debuts
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Automatic test equipment maker Agilent Technologies now has a new final-test memory tester targeting multi-chip packages and discrete flash. Dubbed the Versatest Series Model V5500, this ATE system offers a tester-per-site architecture.
Ultra-wideband protocol analyzer decodes WiMedia & WUSB protocols
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
LeCroy's UWBTracer is claimed to be the industry’s first protocol analyzer that supports the new ultra wideband (UWB) WiMedia and Wireless USB (WUSB) standards.
Testers handle various A-GPS wireless location-based services
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Instrumentation conglomerate Aeroflex is rolling out test capability to address the emerging development and conformance test requirements of Assisted-GPS. A-GPS is the heart of location-based services for cellphones. Aeroflex's systems are intended to test A-GPS systems in the lab.
Compact converters put logic on fiber
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement house Highland Technology now has both electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical converters that are compatible with the company's digital delay/pulse generator and other VME-packaged electrical/optical converter products. Use these to transmit error-free data over long distances using fiber.
40-MHz network analyzer uses USB-equipped PC
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Here's a PC-hosted gain phase meter, vector network analyzer, impedance meter, and sinewave generator that can operate from 10-Hz to 40-MHz. It communicates with your PC using USB.
Agilent, Asylum Research team on nanotechnology
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Test and measurement company Agilent Technologies Inc. and Asylum Research have signed a joint development agreement to collaborate on technologies and applications in the area of nanotechnology measurements.
L’Inde ouvre un centre de test électronique
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
L’Inde s’apprête à installer l’infrastructure nécessaire à la fabrication électronique.
India opens electronics test center
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
India is moving to install the infrastructure needed for electronics manufacturing.
Agilent proposes test solution for MCPs
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Aimed at the problems posed by the skyrocketing use of multichip packages (MCPs), Agilent's system promises single-insertion, highly parallel full-speed testing of packaged MCPs.
STATS ChipPAC sees 2Q growth, analysts remain cautious
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Loss-making semiconductor test and packaging vendor STATS ChipPAC said it expects to report 13-percent sales growth for the quarter.
Keithley makes book on test techniques
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments' new 140-page handbook, "Overcoming the Measurement Challenges of Advanced Semiconductor Technologies: DC, Pulsed, and RF—From Modeling to Manufacturing" describes emerging measurement challenges for semiconductor manufacturers as they move into the 65 nm technology node and beyond.
LeCroy's digital scopes get faster, better
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7/6/2005   Post a comment
Oscilloscope maker LeCroy introduces three updated versions of its popular WavePro 7000 Series digital scopes. The latest 7000A instruments combine the analysis capability usually found in specialized high-end scopes with the flexibility and cost-effectivness of general purpose types. The 7000A come in three bandwidth models with top ends of 1-GHz, 2-GHz, and 3-GHz.
Yokogawa introduces Bit-Error-Rate Testers for 10-gigabit networks
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7/4/2005   Post a comment
Yokogawa has introduced two compact, easy-to-use and economical instruments for 10 Gbit/s bit-error-rate testing. The AQ2200-601 is based on the successful AQ2200 modular platform and is suited to both laboratory and manufacturing applications, while the AP9945 is a portable unit which is ideal for field testing.


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