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posted in July 2008
Handheld test set software provides advanced testing of signal strength
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex Inc. has released a software update for the 3500 series 1-GHz handheld radio test set to support Survey Technologies' Field Test 6 Software.
Agilent offers 5.7 Mbit/s HSUPA test capability
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies is offering a 5.7-Mbit/s HSUPA test capability for its W-CDMA/HSPA Test and Lab Applications, which run on the 8960 (E5515C) Wireless Communications Test Set.
Viewpoint: Package-on-package is killer app for handsets
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
To continue Moore's Law trend toward smaller, sleeker handset devices, designers can leverage advanced packaging and interconnect methods to meet the miniaturization requirements.
Software tools make automotive control-system design engineers 'greener' and faster: Part 1 - Optimizing internal combustion
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Design packages allow faster innovation and more effective results.
Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments 13th annual customer and technology conference "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008" will take place on 8th and 9th of October in the Veranstaltungsforum in Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany.
Scope tools software improves debugging
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Amherst Systems Associates has released Version 6 of its M1 oscilloscope tools software family with an improved debugging capability.
FreeWave releases developer kits for MM2 TTL radios
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
These developer kits from FreeWave allow integrators and OEMs to easily modify and customize wireless radios for their specific applications.
Test software upgrade characterizes higher power chips at up to 200VDC
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The Keithley Test Environment Interactive (KTEI) V7.1 software upgrade for Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System includes support for testing higher power semiconductor devices.
One-box tester supports 1xEV-DO Release B
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced an 1xEV-DO Release B test functionality for its 8960 Wireless Communications Test Set.
Physical Modeling Consortium serves a wake-up call on the automotive industry: Part 1 - A looming problem
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Burgeoning design-task complexities are projected to outpace critical analytical and modeling tools.
A practical guide to signal integrity engineering
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
With high speed digital designs frequently encountering analog effects, test and measurement experts Dr. Geoff Lawday, David Ireland and Greg Edlund have written a practical guide to help digital designers identify, analyse and ultimately solve their signal integrity issues.
3D control surface allows real knobs on LCD virtual controls
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
This control surface prototype lets you place and use physical knobs on the virtual controls displayed on your laptop's LCD screen to control an application, instead of using a mouse or keyboard. See how it works in the short video demo.
Groups team to test LTE femtocell ref design
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The picoChip and mimoOn team developing a 3GPP LTE femtocell reference design has teamed with Agilent Technologies to test and verify the system in use.
On-the-fly threshold voltage measurement for BTI characterization
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Advances in traditional CMOS scaling techniques are reaching their limits, bringing up the need for new materials and novel device designs. Along with these new materials and designs come a new emphasis on latent failure mechanisms and the need for more reliability testing. Failure mechanisms such as bias temperature instability (N-BTI and P-BTI) require high speed source and measure capability to resolve fast recovery affects.
Temperature monitoring for trace heating applications
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
The digital temperature controller DPC III is matched to trace heating applications. It monitors measuring circuits on breaks, interruptions and short circuits of the sensor as well as on under-range and over-range in order to guarantee the process safety.
SATS market seen set for major growth
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
The semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market is expected to beat the overall semiconductor industry growth rate for this year, increasing revenues by 4.1 percent compared to 2007, according to market research group Gartner Inc.
Fully integrated WLAN test set conducts high-speed radio layer measurements
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced the MT8860C WLAN test set, which is a fully integrated test solution that performs high-speed radio layer measurements on WLAN chipsets.
Keithley adds two plug-in cards for switch/multimeter line
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has expanded the Series 3700 system switch/multimeter and plug-in card family with the addition of two plug-in cards.
Agilent offers aerospace/defense papers on CD
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has released its 2008 Aerospace/Defense Symposium papers on CD ROM. Read on to learn how to get your free copy.
Improved error diagnosis for CAN and CANopen systems
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
With IXXAT's universal installation tester CANcheck error diagnosis for CAN and CANopen systems becomes now easier.
Scope software upgrade enables faster decode and debug
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
ASA Corp. releases new serial decode tools for its M1 oscilloscope tools software family that enables faster and easier decode and debug on Tektronix, Agilent, LeCroy or Yokogawa oscilloscopes.
Researchers extend ECG monitoring capabilities
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Research group IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has extended the functionality of its wireless ECG patch for cardiac monitoring by adding wave analysis software locally on the patch node.
Instrumentation amplifier improves accuracy, extends battery life
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has claimed the industry's lowest power zero-drift instrumentation amplifier that features low quiescent current, low input bias current, low offset voltage/drift and 1.8-V operation.
Semicon West news:
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7/13/2008   Post a comment
What's going on at the Semicon West trade show in San Francisco? Breaking news. New fab tools. And watch out for the latest and greatest at Intersolar North America, which held in conjunction with Semicon West.
Which IC maker is buying equipment?
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Fab-tool capital spending is down, but not out. So, which chip maker will buy IC-equipment in the near future--and who will slam the door on vendors' faces?
Teradyne co-founder dies at 80
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Alexander Vladimir d'Arbeloff, who co-founded Teradyne Inc. before becoming the eighth chairman of the MIT Corp., died after an undisclosed illness. He was 80.
India plans massive technical education push
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7/11/2008   1 comment
The Indian government is launching a three-year initiative to boost technical education.
Amkor lower forecast amid IT snafu
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Citing a glitch in its information technology (IT) system, Amkor Technology Inc. lowered its forecast.
On2's TrueMotion VP7 video codec and "golden frames"
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7/11/2008   2 comments
On2's TrueMotion video codec technology claims well over a billion installs, including major applications like Adobe's Flash Player and Skype. Golden frames, superior realtime quality, adaptability to available cycles, and low decoder complexity combine to make the On2 VP7 codec a leading choice for networked video.
Gartner lowers capex forecast
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
It's official: The IC-equipment market is in a downturn.
Wireless test systems target MIMO, WiMedia and GPS
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
LitePoint Corp. has launched three new systems -- the IQnxnplus, IQultra and IQnay -- for testing four wireless standards.
BMW launches electric car field trial
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7/10/2008   Post a comment
With gasoline prices skyrocketing, the automotive industry gets going with electrically-driven vehicles. Now car maker BMW launches a field trial with hundreds of 'E-Minis'.
Handheld XRF instrument delivers improved speed, sensitivity and resolution
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
Bruker AXS has claimed the industry's first handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) instrument that uses a Silicon Drift Detector (SDD) for improved speed, sensitivity and resolution.
Temperature simulator offers fully programmable interface
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
Prime Technology, LLC has introduced the RTD-500 series of programmable temperature simulators that is designed specifically for performing highly accurate calibration of temperature controllers.
Memory tester delivers increased performance and speed
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
Teradyne has expanded its family of Magnum memory test systems with the launch of Magnum II, which delivers higher speeds and performance requirements for Flash and embedded memory systems.
How to simplify power design development and evaluation for FPGA-based systems
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7/9/2008   1 comment
Validation of power supply voltage at the FPGA; real-time monitoring of Vccint power consumption; realistic power estimates using accurate on-die temperature measurement.
Rood Technology/Microtec merger creates largest European testhouse
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7/9/2008   Post a comment
Rood Testhouse International N.V. (Rood Technology) has reached agreement about the acquisition of all the shares in the capital of Microtec GmbH, based in Stuttgart, Germany.
Agilent expands particle analysis portfolio
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7/8/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technnologies has acquire another nanotech company as the instrumentation giant expands its porfolio of equipment for measuring nano-sized elements.
Precision silicon oscillators offer 99.91 percent accuracy
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7/7/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced the LTC6930, a family of low power precision silicon oscillators with fixed frequencies from 32.768 kHz to 8.192 MHz.
EDGE Evolution mobile system supports higher data rates
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7/4/2008   Post a comment
To meet this urgent need for EDGE Evolution support, Anritsu has worked closely with the industry to develop the two new MX269013A and MX269013A-001 software packages for its MS269xA Signal Analyzer series.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet interface for PXI Express
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7/4/2008   Post a comment
New dual gigabit Ethernet interface for PXI Express NI 8234 suited for high-performance machine vision and dedicated LAN and LXI instrument control.
X-series measurement application automates LTE measurements
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7/4/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced a new 3GPP LTE measurement application for its X-Series signal analyzers.
Antennas for HIRF testing
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7/4/2008   Post a comment
AR RF Microwave Instrumentation has introduced a suite of three high-gain, high-power microwave horn antennas for use in DO 160 HIRF (High Intensity Radiated Frequency) testing.
JTAG Technologies simplifies boundary-scan integration for the Agilent 3070
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7/3/2008   Post a comment
Because the JT 37x7 / APC pin-card controller is fully compatible with a single-density 3070 pin-card slot, it delivers convenient installation with minimum cabling and optimum signal performance.
Model-based design enables rollover stability control system
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7/3/2008   Post a comment
Models study vehicle response to maneuvers under varying conditions and vehicle properties and then aid verification of the embedded control system.
Bidding launched to build Europe's Galileo sat-nav system
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7/2/2008   Post a comment
The construction phase of Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system has finally got the go-ahead, with the European Commission and European Space Agency launching the procurement process.
Microwave signal generator features new options
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7/2/2008   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the capabilities of its R&S SMF100A microwave signal generator with two new options for power analysis and pulse train generation.
Rohde & Schwarz adds power analysis, pulse train generation to microwave signal generator
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7/1/2008   Post a comment
The full dynamic range and speed of the pulse generator and modulator can be integrated as options into the R&S SMF100A, which is a unique capability, according to R&S.


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