Low cost signal generators are feature-packed Product News 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.
Tek extends high-speed oscilloscope probe line-up Product News 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.
Web interface enhances GPS-sync receiver Product News 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 Product News 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 News & Analysis 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.
High-speed multi-channel data-acq systems interface to PCs Product News 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 Product News 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.
Windows-based tester gets cdma2000 support Product News 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 Product News 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.
Three-phase power quality recorder allows advanced compliance testing Product News 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.
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole3 comments Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...