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Antenna's circular polarization guarantees improved reception for pro-audio wireless
Product News  
9/26/2012   Post a comment
Guaranteed to improve reception for wireless microphones and IEM systems, Kaltman Creations LLC has just introduced the IWxCPA antenna, under the Invisible Waves product banner.
Amplifiers span 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Milmega, now part of Teseq, offers the AS0728 range of broadband amplifiers, which covers a frequency range of 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz at various power levels to meet test requirements within wireless frequency bands.
Portable analyzer measures PCM voice encoding/decoding
Product News  
9/26/2012   Post a comment
The Model A0050003 PCM (pulse code modulation) channel analyzer from GAO Comm can be used to measure the PCM voice encoding and decoding performance of digital switches, carrier-wave communication devices, and VoIP components.
How to detect timing defects between memory and logic
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Thorough test means testing through the RAM.
What engineers want in a handheld spectrum analyzer
Design How-To  
9/26/2012   Post a comment
Surprisingly few handhelds are designed to address all of the rigors the outdoors has to offer. Understanding what field engineers want from a handheld spectrum analyzer requires a scrutiny of the environmental realities faced in the field.
Anritsu adds LTE software to signaling tester
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9/21/2012   Post a comment
Platform targets early conformance and carrier acceptance tests
Testing high-speed memory with non-intrusive embedded instruments, part 1
Design How-To  
9/21/2012   Post a comment
Learn about the various non-intrusive debug and test methods, along with some of the major tradeoffs.
Europe develops space safety radar
Design How-To  
9/20/2012   1 comment
Space debris is a growing problem. European Space Agency said it is developing a radar that will test and validate techniques for observing orbital debris.
Agilent boosts speed on RF network analyzers
Product News  
9/19/2012   Post a comment
Digital hardware upgrade options for Agilent Technologies’ ENA series network analyzers enable measurement cycle times that are two times faster than most other comparable RF network analyzers.
Handheld optical power multimeter handles install and maintenance
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9/19/2012   Post a comment
GAO Fiber Optics' handheld optical power multimeter integrates an optical source and optical power meter for the installation and maintenance of fiber communications and CATV systems.
Top 10 testing challenges for the connected home
Design How-To  
9/19/2012   Post a comment
Need to work with IPv6 or TR-069? The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) has you cored with the top 5 testing concerns for each technology.
Need for higher resolution oscilloscopes
Design How-To  
9/19/2012   1 comment
Here's a snapshot of what's available in high-resolution scopes and what is influencing their design.
Time-to-troubleshoot can boost service margins
Product How-To  
9/18/2012   Post a comment
Speedy fault identification is important to vehicle-service companies' profitability. New software can improve that.
Slideshow: Ten things to see in the rise of LTE
News & Analysis  
9/17/2012   Post a comment
Long Term Evolution, the next big wave in cellular networks, is getting switched on around the globe, bringing plenty of changes worth tracking.
NI releases stand-alone CompactDAQ system
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
National Instruments has expanded its CompactDAQ platform with a stand-alone data-acquisition system that is compatible with over 50 sensor-specific I/O modules to allow mixed-measurement data logging.
Microwave test system targets production needs
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
A bench-size instrument, the 7700 integrated microwave test system from Aeroflex is a complete turnkey ATE system-in-a-box intended for rapid production testing of microwave and RF components and modules.
Frequency synthesizer boasts low phase noise
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9/12/2012   Post a comment
Noise eXtended Technologies (Noise XT) announced the LNS-18, a general-purpose low-noise synthesizer that can be used as a signal source for driving up-converters and down-converters in defense and aerospace applications where phase noise is critical
Make precision power measurements using multipath diode sensors
Design How-To  
9/12/2012   Post a comment
Multiple techniques are required in order to exploit the positive characteristics of the diode detector in the construction of a universal power meter with a wide dynamic range.
Compare VNA and TDR performance
Design How-To  
9/12/2012   Post a comment
In the test and measurement industry, two distinct camps exist: those who favor vector network analyzers (VNA) and those who favor time domain reflectometers (TDR). Is there a quantifiable difference in measurement uncertainty between the TDR and VNA?
Linearity testing for power line comms drivers
News & Analysis  
9/7/2012   Post a comment
Emerging wideband power line communication networks are pushing transmit frequencies through 50 MHz today and soon through 100 MHz carriers.
High-performance gyros to reach $1.66B in 2017, says Yole
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9/7/2012   Post a comment
The market for high-performance gyroscopes will capture growth opportunities and increase at a 4.3-percent annual rate, to $1.66 billion in 2017, according to market research firm Yole Développement (Lyon, France).
AWR and NI, one year later
Blog  
9/5/2012   Post a comment
Somehow our one year anniversary has come and gone without much fanfare
Test for counterfeit components
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9/5/2012   Post a comment
As the producers of counterfeit electronic components become more sophisticated in their methods, it requires more detailed testing to spot the fakes.
VTT gets onboard with electric bus research
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9/5/2012   Post a comment
Finland's VTT Technical Research Center is expanding support for research into electric vehicles, machinery, battery systems, and components of various types.
Controlling noise – the great engineering challenge for wireless devices
Engineering Investigations  
9/4/2012   4 comments
Increased RF design complexity makes it almost impossible to fully contain noise and emissions that impact transmission and reception.
Agilent blasts out 14 new FieldFox analyzers
Product News  
9/1/2012   2 comments
In a boon for field applications, the new handheld analyzers bring MIL-spec functionality to applications spanning 4 to 26.5 GHz


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