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Low cost signal generators are feature-packed
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8/30/2006   Post a comment
Looking for low cost, yet professional-grade, test gear? Check out a series of four sweep-function generators and one pulse generator from Protek Test and Measurement. Its latest line-up includes 2-MHz, 4-MHz, 10-MHz, and 20-MHz generators, some with built-in frequency counters.
$2500 power analyzer packs LCD graphics, connectivity
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
A less-than-$2500 DC/AC power analyzer box can be used to ensure compliance with Energy Star ratings. Equipped with a graphical LCD, the analyzer can also be used in ATE applications as well as in the lab or field.
Aeroflex adds energy economy mode option for its test gear
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8/24/2006   Post a comment
The TETRA Energy Economy Mode (EEM) option for the Aeroflex 3900 series analog and digital radio test sets enables more flexible battery-life testing.
Scanner slashes automotive body data capture time
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8/23/2006   Post a comment
Computers often limit designers, so clay models give them the freedom they need. Laser scanning has helped a major performance automobile manufacturer reduce time to capture complex surface geometries from such models by 75%.
Watching Big Brother (sort of)
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8/22/2006   Post a comment
Now motorists will know if their car is equipped with an Event Data Recorder that some OEMs have been installing to record crash data.
NI to increase LabView support for Agilent instruments
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8/22/2006   Post a comment
National Instruments and Agilent Technologies have agreed to cooperate to create National Instruments LabView plug-and-play instrument drivers for Agilent LXI, USB and GPIB instruments.
Tek extends high-speed oscilloscope probe line-up
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
Oscilloscope make Tektronix is extending its existing Z-Active family of differential oscilloscope probes with the immediate availability of a 6-GHz probe. It includes an interchangeable probe tip that lets you configure it with the optimal tip for your application.
Signal generators are certified for HD Radio
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8/21/2006   Post a comment
Developing HD Radio gear? If so, check out Noise Com's latest DSG9000 Series of dedicated RF signal generators. Thse low phase-noise HD Radio boxes provide both AM and FM outputs.
Web interface enhances GPS-sync receiver
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8/16/2006   Post a comment
Satellite time-sync receiver maker Symmetricom now offers a Web interface for its existing GPS-synchronized time and frequency receivers. The HTML user interface is billed as a significant usability upgrade.
Dual-core embedded processing makes PXI Express data-acq scream
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8/15/2006   Post a comment
National Instruments announces what it says are the industry's first data acquisition modules for PXI Express. NI's M Series modules deliver analog and digital I/O, with up to 250-Mbyte/s dedicated per-slot bandwidth. In addition, NI is rolling out four PXI Express controllers using Intel Duo-Core CPUs. These controllers are the industry's highest-bandwidth units, with up to 1-Gbyte/s system and slot bandwidth.
Agilent posts sales, earnings gains
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. posted sales of $1.45 billion and GAAP net earnings from continuing operations of $233 million, or 55 cents per share in the fiscal third quarter ended July 31, compared to sales of $1.24 billion and net earnings of $54 million, or 10 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.
Precision dual current source is software-programmable
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8/14/2006   Post a comment
Get precise, dual-source current control from a two-IC circuit, useful for PIN diodes and other applications
Keithley to review options practices
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8/12/2006   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments said that its board of directors has formed a committee of independent directors to investigate the company's option grant practices.
High-speed multi-channel system provides flexible signal acquisition and easy PC interfacing
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8/11/2006   Post a comment
A compact, high-speed multi-channel data acquisition system that delivers essential oscilloscope capabilities that can easily be combined with a desktop or laptop PC is available from Acqiris.
High-speed multi-channel data-acq systems interface to PCs
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8/10/2006   Post a comment
Three compact high-speed multi-channel data acquisition systems deliver oscilloscope capabilities when combined with a desktop or laptop PC. Systems accommodate multiple 8-bit, 10-bit, and 12-bit CompactPCI digitizers, and are backed up with powerful client-server software.
Building-block PCI plug-in simultaneously samples on gobs of channels
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
Here's news of a mid-range PCI bus A/D converter board that can be used to configure high channel-count systems that can sample many inputs simultaneously. Designed to work in multiples, you can sync two or more boards, installed in the same PC or in PCs on a network, to create A/D systems that potentially sample hundreds of channels simultaneously. Read eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review.
Humidity / temperature meter allows one-hand operation
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8/9/2006   Post a comment
The Humiport 05 from E+E Elektronik provides mobile precise measurement of relative humidity and temperature in the ranges of 5…95% RH and -20…50°C (-4…122°F). Dew point, absolute humidity and mixing ratio can be displayed.
Windows-based tester gets cdma2000 support
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8/8/2006   Post a comment
An optional signal analyzer scripting package comprises a small and highly integrated single desktop instrument that user equipment developers and network operators can use to ensure cdma2000 1X and Point-to-Point Protocol signaling and application performance.
Verification software to cut WiFi MIMO characterization time
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8/8/2006   Post a comment
Communications test equipment vendor LitePoint announces a Design Verification Test function for its existing IQfact Test Program family. DVT ensures reliability at all stages of a supply chain, and can be used by chip makers, system and device designers, and OEMs working with IEEE-802.11a/b/g legacy or WiFi MIMO silicon.
LitePoint's verification software speeds product characterization
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8/8/2006   Post a comment
Transmitter tests include power, EVM, frequency error and spectral mask.
Anritsu signal tester adds CDMA2000 support
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8/7/2006   Post a comment
The MD8470A Signaling Tester lets developers ensure cdma2000 1X and PPP signaling and application performance.
Three-phase power quality recorder allows advanced compliance testing
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8/3/2006   Post a comment
The Fluke 1760 three-phase power quality recorder is based on the LEM Topas 2000 power quality analyzer (Fluke Corporation acquired LEM Instruments in June 2005). Providing full compliance to the IEC 61000-4-30 Class-A standard, the instrument is designed for advanced testing and analysis of utility and industrial power distribution systems in medium- and low-voltage networks.
Scope series provides hardware and software for data acquisition, compliance testing
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8/1/2006   Post a comment
Tektronix oscilloscope series provides capabilities for high-speed design and analysis.

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