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WiMax emulator debuts
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Elektrobit Corp. rolled out what it claims is the industry's first radio channel emulator aimed at manufacturers of basestations and subscriber devices using WiMax, LTE and other 4G wireless network standards.
Analog front-ends satisfy handheld ultrasound
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced 8-channel and 16-channel analog front ends (AFEs) especially for handheld ultrasound systems.
Green Engineering: Rail maintenance system advances with digital embedded design
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
This article describes a Blackfin/LabVIEW-based rail-maintanance system that measures, locates and fixes rail defects while achieving the real-time behavior, cost-effectiveness and robustness required in that harsh environment.
LEM : Voltage transducer meets IRIS requirements
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
LEM introduces the DV series voltage transducer for insulated voltage measurements from 1200 to 4200 Vrms.
Calex : Infra-red temperature sensor has remote adjustable emissivity setting
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9/30/2008   Post a comment
Calex' PyroEpsilon series of non-contact temperature sensors measures the temperature of inaccessible or moving objects and materials.
Anritsu enhances Site Master handheld analyzers
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
The enhancements include a 30% improvement in sweep speed, optical Distance-To-Fault (DTF) measurement capability, advanced post analysis tools, and a ruggedized phase stable cable with reinforced handgrip.
Ipetronik appoints Manager of the new Engineering & Consulting Division
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9/29/2008   Post a comment
Ipetronik has appointed Dr. Ullrich Hesse as the manager of their new Engineering & Consulting division.
Instrument provides fast, easy I-V characterization
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
The Keithley Series 2600A System SourceMeter instrument family combines a precision power supply, true current source, DMM, arbitrary waveform generator, V or I pulse generator with measurement, electronic load, and trigger control in a single instrument.
Firmware update enhances performance for mobile WiMAX test set
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9/26/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has announced a series of new features in a firmware update for its E6651A Mobile WiMAX Test Set.
Control/monitoring solutions reduce energy costs in older plants
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Envirosystems has introduced a family of control and monitoring solutions designed to help older buildings and manufacturing sites cut energy costs and boost productivity. These products upgrade pneumatic thermostats, manual steam trap monitoring and dial gauges in minutes, providing payback in less than one year.
Capacitance meter offers fast and wide measurement range
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced the E4981A capacitance meter with a fast speed and wide measurement range.
Instrument combines scope, logic analyzer and pattern generator functions in single device
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Link Instruments, Inc. has introduced the MSO-19 mixed-signal oscilloscope that combines logic analyzer and pattern generator functions together with TDR functions in a single device.
Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion: The Wireless Signal--Part VI
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9/25/2008   Post a comment
Chapter 10 of the Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion is a discussion of new techniques in wireless signal measurement and thought-provoking ideas about signal analysis in the modern wireless environment. Part VI covers the workings of a real-time spectrum analyzer.
Verify USB port's supply voltage before use
Design How-To  
9/25/2008   1 comment
This one-IC circuit can save you from damaging peripherals when you plug into unverified USB ports
Agilent bundles MATLAB with its signal analyzers
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies and The MathWorks today announced that MATLAB is now available with the purchase of Agilent's EXA, MXA, or PSA signal analyzers.
dSPACE, VaST simulate automotive SW on virtual HW platforms
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
dSPACE GmbH and VaST announced they have joined efforts in simulating automotive and Autosar-compliant software on virtual hardware platforms.
Data converter achieves record sampling rate from 16bit resolution
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9/23/2008   Post a comment
Offering speeds that were once achieved only from lower resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), Texas Instruments has introduced a 16bit, single-channel ADC with a sample rate of 200MS/s.
Mobile WiMAX PHY: Transmitter Power, Spectral Flatness, Spurious Emissions, and ACP
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9/22/2008   Post a comment
If you want your WiMAX radio to conform to specs, take a closer look at this article from Peter Cain at Agilent Technologies.
Tessera suit alleges UTAC failed to pay royalties
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
Tessera Technologies has filed suit against semiconductor test and assembly services provider United Test and Assembly Center for allegedly failing to pay royalties.
High-channel-density oscilloscopes earn LXI compliance
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
ZTEC Instruments has earned LXI Class C compliance for its 1-GHz ZT4610 and 300-MHz ZT4210 LAN/Ethernet-based digital oscilloscopes.
Boundry scan module offers structural test of DIMM240 interfaces
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
GOEPEL electronic has extended its CION family of boundry scan I/O modules with the introduction of the CION Module/DIMM240.
Thermometer module designed for non-contact temperature measurements
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
Parallax Inc. has introduced the MLX90614 infrared thermometer module, which is an intelligent non-contact temperature sensor with a single-pin serial interface for connection to most microcontrollers.
SEMI book-to-bill stuck at 0.83
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9/19/2008   Post a comment
For the second straight month, North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.83 in August, the fab tool trade association SEMI said.
Inadequate EMC testing means cars could be unsafe, says consultant
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9/18/2008   1 comment
The latest cars, loaded with onboard electronics, could be unsafe because of unforeseen electromagnetic interference, according to a specialist in electromagnetic compatability (EMC) who has written a two-part report in Automotive Design Line Europe.
Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion: The Wireless Signal--Part V
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
Chapter 10 of the Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion is a discussion of new techniques in wireless signal measurement and thought-provoking ideas about signal analysis in the modern wireless environment. Part V covers Fast Fourier transform analysis.
Portable 60 to 300 MHz Oscilloscopes for efficient debug
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy introduces the WaveAce series of digital oscilloscopes that expands its line of portable, cost-efficient and easy to use oscilloscopes in the 60 MHz to 300 MHz range.
Peak power meters deliver wide bandwidth, high sampling rate
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9/18/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced the ML2480B series of wideband peak power meters that combine a 20-MHz bandwidth and 64 MS/s sampling rate for next-generation wireless and military communications applications.
Why EMC Testing is Insufficient, and What is Necessary- Part Two
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9/16/2008   Post a comment
In part one of this two-part essay, the author demonstrated that the generally accepted approach for Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing in the automotive industry is insufficient. The second part, published here, it is shown what needs to be done in order to improve the situation.
LTX-Credence to cut jobs, close facilities
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
LTX-Credence plans to terminate an undisclosed number of employees and close redundant facilities as part of its integration plan following the August merger of the former automated test equipment rivals, according to a regulatory filing.
Pitfalls seen on road to personal health care
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9/15/2008   Post a comment
The promise of personalized health care based on DNA analysis has yet to be realized due to the technical and market complexities establishing this emerging field, said an executive from Roche Diagnostics at the Biomed Device event in San Jose.
USB-based power sensors cover power range of -60 dBm to +44 dBm
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9/11/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has added five higher power devices to its U2000 series of USB-based power sensors.
Medical experts debate converging technologies
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
The pros and cons of convergent technologies--mash ups of medical electronics devices, drugs and techniques from various fields being blended in innovative ways to improve health care—was a hot topic at the Biomed Device event in San Jose.
3U 19-Slot PXI chassis with smart chassis management
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9/10/2008   Post a comment
ADLINK has released a new RoHS-compliant 3U 19-slot PXI chassis: the PXIS-2719 which offers advanced cooling design, remote status monitoring, and flexible rack-mounting.
The sounds of silence; or, the law of unintended consequences
Automotive DesignLine Blog  
9/8/2008   4 comments
Are hybrid cars too quiet, and if so, what should be done about it?
Analysis: NI intros single-board RIO
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9/6/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments introduced a new product line, a set of eight boards that are intended as complete, off-the-shelf computing-plus-I/O solutions for medical, mechatronic, and industrial applications.
Digital delay generator offers eight timing channels
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9/4/2008   Post a comment
Berkeley Nucleonics Corp. (BNC) has introduced its Model 725 multi-trigger digital delay generator.
Display tester supports up to five major display formats
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9/4/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced a customizable display tester designed for visual testing of up to five major display formats.
Why energy efficiency metrics matter
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9/4/2008   Post a comment
Engineers are challenged every day to lower the energy consumption of the machines they design. To make better choices during the design process, metrics that provide information on energy efficiency are needed.
Network analysis up to 325 GHz, even multiport measurements
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9/4/2008   Post a comment
Following the successful launch of converters for the 75 GHz to 110 GHz range, Rohde & Schwarz is now offering converters for the ranges 50 GHz to 75 GHz and 220 GHz to 325 GHz.
Mobile WiMAX PHY (RF) operation and measurement, Part 1
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9/4/2008   Post a comment
This is a multi-part excerpt from Agilent Technologies' Application Note: Mobile WiMAX PHY Layer (RF) Operation and Measurment. This part introduces the WiMAX standard and provides in-depth explanation of the IEEE 802.16 profiles.
Why EMC Testing is Insufficient, and What is Necessary - Part One
Design How-To  
9/3/2008   2 comments
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) in the automobile industry, is validated by testing the performance of electronic sub-assemblies (ESAs), and complete vehicles, using standardised test methods in an EMC laboratory. This approach is insufficient. But approaches exist to improve the situation.
Instrument delivers high-quality waveforms at economical price
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9/3/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has extended its function/arbitrary waveform family with the introduction of the 33210A 10-MHz instrument that claims high-quality waveforms at an economical price.
More ATE consolidation: Teradyne to buy Eagle Test
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9/2/2008   Post a comment
In the latest of a wave of ATE consolidation, Teradyne has signed a definitive agreement to acquire fellow semiconductor automated test equipment vendor Eagle Test Systems for approximately $250 million in cash, the companies said.


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