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Radio communication analyzers offer TD-SCDMA test options
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced three options for its MT8820B/MT8815B radio communication analyzers that allow for testing of TD-SCDMA 3G mobile terminals.
LXI trigger device enables precise synchronization over LAN
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
Agilent says it has launched the industry's first LXI Class B triggering device for precise instrument synchronization over LAN.
PXI Express brings the real world to the test environment
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
PXI Express brings Instrumentation 2.0 to the test bench and changes the test strategy
PXI based digital functional test targets next generation circuits
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the CompactTSVP production test platform withy a high-speed digital test module, the TS-PHDT with a maximum data rate of 40 MHz and a storage capacity of 1.5 Gbyte. The test module was developed in close conjunction with he RF and Automotive Business Unit of Atmel.
Driver amplifier lab instrument features front-panel control
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Picosecond Pulse Labs has introduced the Model 8001 LABware instrument that integrates a 12 Gbits/s amplifier, a power supply, amplitude control, and crossing point control in a single instrument.
Agilent releases oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test software
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims the industry's first oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test application. The U7231A DDR3 test application runs on Infiniium 54850 and 80000 Series oscilloscopes.
Statistical signal analysis (SSA) demystified
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Here is a hands-on engineering introduction to the concepts and uses of statistical signal analysis (SSA). In almost all semiconductor applications today, the use of high-speed interfaces is common, and the ability to analyze signal integrity is a must.
Oscilloscope waveforms as 'art'
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
And you thought oscilloscopes were only good for test and measurement?
Agilent adds 3D-planar electromagnetic simulation to EDA platform
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Fully integrated with the Genesys EDA platform, Agilent's Momentum GX enables RF and microwave designers to reduce design steps and speed the design and verification process for complex RF and microwave passive circuit designs.
PXI switch matrix line expands with 2-amp, 2-pole module
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces has expanded its PXI switch matrix line by adding to its BRIC series the 40-566, a 2-amp, 2 pole switch matrix.
Mathematical modeling and optimization increase vehicle design efficiency and productivity
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Mathematical solving tools carry out mathematical derivations of engineering system models so automotive design engineers arrive at concise and more computationally efficient models than models developed using more traditional approaches.
Calibration kit measures cable loss in wireless test set-ups
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
LitePoint Corp. has released its TrueCable calibration kit which measures cable loss in precision wireless test set-ups.
RF waveform generation software supports TD-SCDMA standard
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has released the SignalMeister Waveform Creation Software for its RF vector signal generators.
Agilent upgrades antenna modeling system with hearing-aid compatibility
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Simulating a system with AMDS can eliminate up to 75 percent of the typical modeling and setup time required by other types of EM simulators.
Modeling tool verifies antenna systems with hearing-aid compatibility
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has introduced the latest release of its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS) that incorporates new capabilities to verify that handheld wireless devices are equipped with hearing-aid compatibility.
Measuring a PC's energy efficiency and performance
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Here's a starting point for developing relevant, universal metrics to help consumers make energy-conscious buying decisions
Agilent expands fiber-optic test portfolio
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8/20/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has expanded its fiber-optic test portfolio with six new polarization analysis and control products for R&D and manufacturing of optical components and systems.
Design tools quiet automotive noise: Part 2 - an electric motor application
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
New data acquisition technologies and test methodologies are making it easier, and more effective, to identify noise sources.
Design tools quiet automotive noise: Part 1 - sources and analysis methods
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8/17/2007   Post a comment
New data acquisition technologies and test methodologies are making it easier, and more effective, to identify noise sources.
Testing 802.11n systems - Part 3: Video test results
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8/16/2007   Post a comment
The video prioritization algorithm in the D-Link router is very effective, allocating 100% more bandwidth to video traffic than to background traffic over a variety of physical layer conditions.
Testing 802.11n systems - Part 2: MIMO configuration analysis
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
Numerous charts are provided to illustrate (1) which systems and chipsets perform best based on antenna configuration and (2) the throughput drop-off rate in homes and offices.
Agilent releases HVMOS extraction tool for Synopsys HSPICE simulator
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8/15/2007   Post a comment
Agilent's new parameter extraction package for high-voltage (HV) CMOS devices is designed for its IC-CAP software platform. It enables engineers to model HV CMOS devices using Synopsys' HSPICE simulator.
Testing Draft IEEE 802.11n systems - Part 1: Not all "n" is created equal
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
Exhaustive testing of "802.11n-compliant" systems found notable variations in performance and pointed to software as a key determinant.
Agilent delivers DisplayPort compliance test product
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8/14/2007   Post a comment
Agilent says it has introduced the industry's first DisplayPort source compliance test product that fully implements tests identified in the DisplayPort physical layer compliance specification.
Oscilloscope software tests, measures digital RF signals
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
Tektronix UWB software now runs on DPO/DSA70000 oscilloscopes to perform real-time analysis of ultra wideband RF and electrical signals.
Tek adds UWB analysis to its high-performance scopes
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
Analysis can be done across the captured record, up to 200M memory at 50 GS/s on all four channels.
EC builds infrastructure to test biometric technologies
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8/13/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission announced it has created BioTesting Europe, a European infrastructure to test and certify biometric components and systems.
Free guide to audio metering basics
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8/11/2007   Post a comment
A free downloadable guide on audio levels and metering covers basic terms and definitions as well as issues like loudness, A-weighting and how analog levels relate to digital scales.
Yokogawa rolls out mixed-signal oscilloscopes
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8/11/2007   Post a comment
In response to growing demand for mixed-signal devices, Yokogawa has added three oscilloscopes to its DL9000 line that offers 500-MHz/1-GHz bandwidth, four analog channels, and 32/16-bit logic input.
Vectron advances frequency converter line
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
Vectron International has expanded its C3430 frequency controlled crystal oscillator (FCXO) family for use in wireline infrastructure, test and measurement, military applications and wireless infrastructure such as GSM, CDMA and W-CDMA base stations and point-to-point radio.
Embedding CAE processes in custom applications cuts automotive design lead time
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8/9/2007   Post a comment
Creating custom, task-specific applications, which simplify the use of CAE tools, allows design engineers to perform analysis much earlier in the design process.
Microphone measures to 20 kHz in small spaces
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
A prepolarized, 1/2-in. pressure-response-type microphone operates from ICP sensor power and offers an extended frequency capability of 4 to 20 kHz.
Understanding RF Instrument Specifications: Part 2
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8/8/2007   1 comment
This is the second of a three-part article series on RF instrument fundamentals from National Instruments. This article covers five specifications that are particularly important to RF signal generators: frequency tolerance, output level accuracy, output power range, intermodulation distortion, and modulation bandwidth.
Tektronix to develop automated test suite with NI TestStand
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8/8/2007   Post a comment
Tektronix plans to develop an automated compliance test suite for high-speed serial standards with National Instruments' NI TestStand test management software.
Overcoming Wireless USB commercialization challenges
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8/7/2007   Post a comment
Simulation tools, isolation techniques, and utilizing a test chip can all ease the burden of developing a single-chip solution.
Agilent adds WiMAX Wave 2 support to testers
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8/7/2007   Post a comment
Profiles specify options such as MIMO, a capacity enhancing, multi-antenna technology fundamental to Mobile WiMAX that supports IEEE 802.16e-2005.
Open Mic: Breaking down barriers to quality communications
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8/7/2007   Post a comment
Developers and testers in the network device market share a unique peer relationship, yet they often experience communication problems during the quality assurance process.
Mobile WiMAX instruments add MIMO and Wave 2 test support
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has added MIMO and Wave 2 test support to its Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA), Signal Studio and Mobile WiMAX test set measurement products.
PLL analyzer tests for PCIe compliance
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
SyntheSys Research has released its BERTScope PLA series of phase locked loop (PLL) analyzers for PLL loop response characterization and compliance testing to PCIe specifications for components and add-in cards.
NI LabVIEW 8.5 improves test throughput with multicore processors
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8/6/2007   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced LabVIEW 8.5, the latest version of its graphical system design platform for test, control and embedded system development. The latest version runs on multicore processors to offer higher performance and increased test throughput.
Tester processes HSPA IP data at 7.2 Mbit/s rates
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has added 7.2 Mbit/s HSPA IP data connection and HSUPA RF measurement capabilities to its wireless communications test set running the special high data rate W-CDMA/HSDPA lab application.
Fibre Channel SAN tester, analyzer speeds storage equipment design
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
Check out Agilent Technologies' dual-purpose 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel SAN tester and protocol analyzer that is designed to accelerate design and development of next-generation storage devices.
PXIT modules target optical transceiver testing
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8/2/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced four next-generation PXIT modules for testing optical transceivers.
Using model-based design in signal integrity engineering
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8/1/2007   Post a comment
RF techniques, originally developed for wireless communication projects, are being repurposed to solve the increasingly complex problem of preserving signal integrity in high-speed data transmission between chips joined by backplanes and printed circuit boards.


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