UWB test: Call for participation Blog 9/30/2007 Post a comment I'm happy to report that an unbiased performance test is being coordinated by industry expert Fanny Mlinarsky, a highly-regarded consultant with more than 24 years of senior R&D expertise in wireless technologies.
Elektrobit interface tester supports WiMAX, LTE Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Finnish communications group Elektrobit has started selling to chip developers, equipment suppliers and network providers a bsestation interface tester that conforms to both mobile WiMAX and 3GPP Long Term Evolution specifications.
Tool 'engages' EE students News & Analysis 9/24/2007 Post a comment Why have American students been losing interest in electrical engineering? One theory is that dramatic technological advances in electronics have had the unintended consequence of making electronics less accessible to curious young minds.
Instruments improve chip test productivity News & Analysis 9/14/2007 Post a comment Keithley has expanded its product line for semiconductor characterization and production tests. New models of its series 2600 allow measurements of extremely low currents while at the same time reducing costs, the company claimed.
Fast tuning low power VME-based ELINT tuner News & Analysis 9/13/2007 Post a comment The M/A-COM TU-6401 is a lightweight low power SIGINT microwave tuner designed for signal search and collection applications. It provides simultaneous narrowband and wideband IF (intermediate frequency) outputs centered at 160 MHz (100 MHz bandwidth) and 1 GHz (500 MHz bandwidth).
Test tool targets mobile WiMAX devices Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment Agilent Technologies has introduced a wireless networking test set and OFDMA measurement application software as a complete one-box transmitter and receiver test solution for mobile WiMAX devices.
Debugger supports ARM Cortex cores Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment American Arium has launched SourcePoint 6.5.1, the latest update to its debugger line for ARM-architecture processors. Version 6.5.1 supports ARM7, ARM9, ARM11 and Cortex cores; offers serial wire debug (SWD), and delivers enhanced Linux OS-aware debug support
Microwave tuner analyzes RF signals at top speed Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment Tyco's TU-6401 SIGINT microwave tuner features an RF down converter that is coupled with a direct digital synthesizer to separate tuning speed from phase noise, providing what the company claims is the industry's fastest tuner.
Test strategies for 2-by-2 MIMO in 802.11n systems Design How-To 9/11/2007 Post a comment When MIMO is added to the system it becomes more important to evaluate the combination of transmitted signals as they pass through a faded propagation channel.Characteristics of the multipath fading channel and propagation must be considered in addition to measuring transmitter performance at the antenna connector.
Basics of RF Field Probe Selection for EMC Testing Design How-To 9/11/2007 Post a comment What good is an RF field if you can't reliably measure it? Often underestimated, RF field probes are critical to the implementation of a proper radiated immunity test system. Read on to find out what you need to know to pick the right one.
CellMetric debuts mobile TV test systems at IBC Product News 9/5/2007 Post a comment CellMetric, a Cambridge, England-based start up focusing on RF test and mobile video infrastructure hardware and software, is launching a DVB-H composer application to generate test transport streams at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam.
Understanding RF Instrument Specifications: Part 3 of 3 Design How-To 9/4/2007 Post a comment This is the final installment in a three-part article series on RF instrument fundamentals from National Instruments. This article covers specifications that apply to RF analyzers, specifically dynamic range, averaging modes, and displayed average noise floor.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...