JTAG/boundary-scan software supports Altera USB Blaster Product News 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 Product News 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.
Speedy JTAG controller is PCI Express-based Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
$300 true-RMS DMM packs squarewave signal generator Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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 Product News 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.
USB module packs 15 independent counter/timers Product News 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.
CAT-certified PXI module switches high-voltage Product News 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.
Standard-compliant EMC tests at maximum measurement speed News & Analysis 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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