PXI RF test modules go to 6-GHz Product News 9/28/2005 Post a comment Adding 6-GHz capability to provide seamless coverage of mobile device testing, test-and-measurement house Aeroflex is releasing two new PXI modules to its product line-up. They're for high-speed testing of RFICs and other devices for WLAN and WiMax.
IEEE-802.11b analysis software handshakes with Wi-Fi receiver Product News 9/27/2005 Post a comment Portable RF test equipment supplier Berkeley Varitronics Systems is rolling out an IEEE-802.11b Wi-Fi hardware receiver/software package for Windows. The passive network-independent product graphically and textually scans, monitors, and logs all 2.4-GHz 802.11b Wi-Fi networks.
Lightwave analyzer tests high-speed electro-optical components Product News 9/26/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies is debuting a lightwave component analyzer that's slated to accelerate broadband infrastructure build-out, as well as lower design and manufacturing costs of high-performance network components. It will test PIN diodes, laser drivers, receivers, amplifiers, sensors, lasers, transmitters, optical modulators, photodiodes, optical passive components, and fiber waveguides.
Tester gets multimedia messaging service hooks Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment Reflecting the trend of increased multimedia applications in 3G mobile devices, Anritsu is rolling out an enhanced version of its existing signaling tester. The enhancement permits the signaling application tester to perform MMS (multimedia messaging service) transmission/reception tests, as well as increased SMS (short message service) and video call test analysis.
PC-controlled ATE debuts Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment ATE vendor Nextest Systems is rolling out two new semiconductor test systems for cost-sensitive applications. One uses a PC for control. The other is based on a single circuit board.
Catalog sheds light on lightwave test Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment Here's a new catalog that provides detailed information on products for optical, electrical, protocol, and service-level testing. The catalog details wares for the installation and commissioning of broadband and triple-play services and infrastructures.
20-slot PXI chassis serves test Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment Geotest-Marvin Test Systems announces the addition of a 20-slot PXI chassis series to its family of PXI modules and mainframes. The new chassis features one system controller slot and nineteen PXI/CPCI slots.
Terminal lets you drive RF signal generator Product News 9/19/2005 Post a comment Here's news of a synthesized signal generator usable to 1-GHz. Priced under $1000, it features a dedicated digital output with programmable voltage levels for testing digital systems and ICs, and it provides an AC-coupled and a differential output for testing RF wireless devices.
100-MHz scopes pack mixed-signal punch Product News 9/15/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies intros four 100-MHz portable storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes. With realtime sample rates of 2-Gsamples/s on each channel and ultra-fast update rates, 6000 Series scopes can show critical events in complex waveforms.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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