LVDT signal conditioner supports vehicular testing Product News 9/27/2006 Post a comment Touting universal applicability and extended functionality, Macro Sensors single-channel, low-voltage signal conditioner, the LVC-2500 DC-LVDT, supports all standard LVDT, RVDT and VRT half-bridge sensors for 24-volt PLC systems and 12-volt vehicular testing applications.
Software upgrade boosts Yokogawa scopes Product News 9/26/2006 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker Yokogawa releases its latest spin of Xviewer scope software. Version 1.30 enhancements include functions that take main and zoom waveforms, waveform measurement results, cursors, math channels, FFT, X-Y displays, etc., and turn them into customized reports.
Integrated tester supports HDMI 1.3 standard Product News 9/26/2006 Post a comment Learn more about this integrated sink, source, and cable test approach for the new HDMI 1.3 High-Definition Multimedia Interface standard. You can use it for manual or automated HDMI physical-layer compliance tests, as well as for margin-test and characterization during R&D and manufacturing.
Protocol exerciser, analyzer puts PCIe 2.0 through its paces Product News 9/26/2006 Post a comment Check out Agilent Technologies's integrated PCI Express 2.0 protocol analyzer and exerciser systems. Agilent's E2960B Series addresses the need for non-intrusive measurement of ultra-fast 5-Gbit/s PCIe signals, and Link Training and Status State Machine testing. It also handles cross-system logic analysis.
5.8-GHz arbitrary waveform generators set the pace Product News 9/25/2006 Post a comment Tektronix is debuting a line of arbitrary waveform generators that are arguably the industry's fastest. Designed to test high-speed serial data buses and wideband digital RF devices, Tek's AWGs tout up to 5.8-GHz of analog bandwidth, 10-bit resolution output DACs, and sample rates up to 20-Gsamples/s. They can produce high-speed real-life waveforms with imperfections including noise, jitter, pre/de-emphasis and multi-level signaling up to 10-Gbits/s.
Agilent updates PCI Express validation, compliance software Product News 9/19/2006 Post a comment Agilent Technologies announces an updated version of PCI Express electrical performance validation and compliance software. It tests devices to ensure compliance with PCIe 1.1 and PCIe 2.0 specs. The software runs on Agilent's 54855A Infiniium and 80000 Series scopes.
Testing times Blog 9/13/2006 Post a comment So many choices and so little time. How's a design engineer to decide which test platform is best?
RF snooper kit covers 1.8-GHz to 6-GHz bands Product News 9/13/2006 Post a comment Looking for RF emitters in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands? This handheld spectrum analyzer kit from Bantam Instruments, replete with directional and omni-directional antennas, can assist. Software for Windows PCs also enhances operation.
Deep-memory handheld scopes pack color LCDs Product News 9/13/2006 Post a comment Check out these battery-powered 20-MHz and 40-MHz deep-memeory handheld oscilloscopes. Designed for industrial automation, process control, facility maintenance, and automotive-service applications, these color-LCD portable's 4.5-in. displays let you view two channels simultaneously. They also include built-in DMMs.
16-bit A/D cards pop into PCI bus slots Product News 9/12/2006 Post a comment Using separate multiple 16-bit A/D converters to ensure true simultaneous sampling, here's a family of PCI bus plug-in cards with a choice of maximum sampling rates from 200-ksamples/s to 3-Msamples/s.
Hot products: Single-chip cellphone, USB flash drive Product News 9/8/2006 Post a comment The hottest products posted this week at eeProductCenter include a miniaturized AC/DC switching power supply that delivers 1 watt in standby mode, a new USB flash drive line, a single-chip cell phone device that promises double talk time and a 14-bit, 150-MSPS analog-to-digital converter that consumes only 430 mW.
CellMetric debuts at IBC with mobile TV emulator Product News 9/5/2006 Post a comment Privately held CellMetric (Cambridge, England) will launch itself and its first products a range of network emulators to help operators deploying digital terrestrial and mobile TV systems at the IBC exhibition and congress, which opens September 8 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Signal analyzers, generators address wireless test Product News 9/5/2006 Post a comment Mid-range RF/microwave signal analyzers and signal generators from Agilent Technolgies offer benefits both in the lab and on the factory floor. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn explains why these instruments can solve design challenges for current and emerging applications, and boost manufacturing throughput.
Fast mobile phone test set slashes cost-of-test Product News 9/5/2006 Post a comment Agilent Technologies offers a very fast wireless communications test set that looks like just the ticket for calibrating next-generation mobile phones that have test-mode capabilities, and don't need call processing/protocol. The instrument promises to do that cost-effectively, too, offering application software licensing options that impart only the functionality you may need. The platform also runs completely open Windows XP.
Time-correlated spectrum analyzers open unexpected RF views Product News 9/5/2006 Post a comment Tektronix rolls out its RSA6100A Series of realtime spectrum analyzers. These unique instruments, with high capture-bandwidth and dynamic range, use Tek's DPX image processing to transform volumes of data into live RF spectrum presentations to reveal previously unseen signals and anomalies.
Planning tool to aid initial RF design Product News 9/4/2006 Post a comment EDA vendor Applied Wave Research announces its RF Architect system-level simulation tool. AWR's RFA tool provides an RF budget analysis, as well as so-called frequency heritage inspection capabilities.
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