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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.