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Platform provides RF hardware measurement for wireless networking
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7/31/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announces Connected Solutions Workbench for testing wireless systems.
Agilent makes full 3D EM simulation accessible at a lower price
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7/28/2006   Post a comment
EMDS lets designers analyze and visualize EM effects to fine tune the performance of high-frequency RF circuit designs.
JTAG/boundary-scan software supports Altera USB Blaster
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7/25/2006   Post a comment
If you're embedding IEEE-1149.x JTAG boundary-scan testability into FPGAs, GoPEL has a software option for its existing software suite that supports Altera's popular USB-Blaster download cable. It lets the USB Blaster be used as a native JTAG/boundary-scan controller.
500-kHz PCI board comprises quiet high-resolution data-acq plug-in
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7/24/2006   Post a comment
A PCI-bus Windows PC and one of Data Translation's DT3034 data acquisition boards will let you make 16-bit measurements on up to 32 single-ended or 16 differential channels with a sampling rate of 500-kHz. This board ensures an ENOB rating of more than 14 bits, along with 100-dB of spurious-free dynamic range.
Efficient testing ensures requirements traceability and verification: Part 1
Design How-To  
7/21/2006   Post a comment
Requirements-based testing integrates requirements with automotive electronics hardware and software testing to streamline development and cut costs.
Flash-capacitor IC powers portable UV flame detector
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7/21/2006   Post a comment
A high-voltage power supply that can quickly charge a capacitor to 325 volts for a UV flame detector, and be powered by a battery, is difficult to design. Use a flash-capacitor circuit to provide the high voltage needed.
Data-acq software lets you interactively design filters
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7/19/2006   Post a comment
You can now design bandpass filters that roll off at better than 96-dB/quarter-octave. The latest version of DAPstudio measurement software from Microstar Labs lets you do this, building and running applications based on the company's hardware.
Configurable data-acq box provides gobs of analog and digital I/O
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7/19/2006   Post a comment
Sealevel Systems is expanding its family of modular I/O boxes. Its latest system provides 16 single-ended, or eight differential, 12-bit analog inputs. It also provides two 12-bit DAC outputs, as well as eight optically-isolated digital inputs, and eight open-collector digital outputs.
Speedy JTAG controller is PCI Express-based
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7/17/2006   Post a comment
A fast PCI Express-based JTAG controller provides boundary-scan testing using a Windows PC host. The system supports in-system programming and JTAG emulation for development, production, and field service, at sustained test clock frequencies up to 80-MHz.
Boundary-scan tool peels the lid on FPGAs, CPLDs
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7/17/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of a USB 2.0 programming system that runs on a PC. It can handle JTAG boundary-scan and perform in-system programming of CPLDs and FPGAs, as well as other devices. Utilities let you program in minutes, rather than hours or days.
Switching matrix relays heft 60-W loads
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7/14/2006   Post a comment
Could this be the world's highest density 1-A 2-pole relay switching matrix in a single-slot PXI module? Pickering Interfaces says so. Its latest module supports a matrix with up to 264 crosspoints, and can switch signals up to 150-V and 60-W.
Delay generator is programmable for delay, width, and polarity
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7/13/2006   Post a comment
If you're dealing with sequential event triggering tasks, here's a board-level or box-packaged digital delay generator that should fill the bill for a ready-to-go multi-channel precision delay block.
Encounter Test adds compression, diagnostic capabilities
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7/12/2006   Post a comment
Market-leading EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems announced a new release of the company's Encounter Test product with the addition of new compression and yield diagnostics capabilities.
$300 true-RMS DMM packs squarewave signal generator
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7/12/2006   Post a comment
Instrument vendor B&K Precision's latest 51,000-count handheld DMM offers true-RMS operation as well as an unusual squarewave output function. This DMM also communicates using USB, and packs an array of other functions, such as temperature measurement and frequency/pulse counting.
Streaming data recorders save Terabytes
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7/12/2006   Post a comment
As mass data collection assumes significance, it becomes critical to accurately capture, archive, and retrieve mass amounts of streamed data. Here's a family of single channel, dual channel, and quad channel Serial FPDP data recorders that can assist. Configurations can store Terabytes at rates up to 245-Mbytes/s/channel.
Color sensor board checks LEDs
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7/12/2006   Post a comment
Need to test LEDs? Check out this board that integrates a true color-sensor chip, a trans-impedance amplifier, microcontroller with EEPROM, and a 10-bit A/D converter. It communicates using USB and runs PC software.
Multi-site high-resolution display tester is speedy
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7/12/2006   Post a comment
By offering almost 8000 channels per test head, Agilent's latest TFT tester can test today's ultra-high-resolution panels, yet has the reserve to test even higher resolution screens in the future. Agilent's ATS-620 supports seventh- and eighth-generation glass fabrication lines and beyond, with multi-site test and defect detection.
Massively parallel flash tester handles 720 devices
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7/11/2006   Post a comment
Look at this highly parallel flash tester, capable of testing 720 devices at one time. That's more than double the configuration of predecessors.
USB module packs 15 independent counter/timers
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7/10/2006   Post a comment
Event counting, frequency measurement, pulse counting, PWM, position measurement, and pulse generation are just a few sub-system elements that can be implemented with a timer/counter circuit. If you need functions like these, check out this USB plug-and-play module.
Lack of testers hinders China 3G standard
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7/7/2006   Post a comment
A lack of test equipment remains a key hurdle to commercialization of China's 3G standard, a mobile phone test equipment supplier said.
Vector signal analysis software gets 802.11n MIMO modulation capability
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7/6/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announces the availability of IEEE-802.11n MIMO modulation analysis capability for the company's existing vector signal analysis software and instrumentation.
CAT-certified PXI module switches high-voltage
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
Take a look at this high-voltage PXI switch module. It's capable of routing signals up to 600-V, and uses an innovative interleaved topology for making differential measurements on eleven channels of a battery stack, with just two 6 x 1 1-wire multiplexers.
Free Native .NET class library rolls for test software
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
If you're a user of Data Translation Inc. USB or PCI hardware, come and get your free copy of a native .NET class library. It's for developing test-and-measurement applications in Microsoft Visual Studio.
Standard-compliant EMC tests at maximum measurement speed
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7/5/2006   Post a comment
ESU from Rohde & Schwarz is a family of CISPR16-1-1-compliant EMI test receivers that meet all civil and military standards for electromagnetic interference measurements. New FFT-based test methods speed up the measurement. With the time-domain scan, users can perform overview measurements up to 100 faster than on previous EMI test receivers.

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