Amplifiers span 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz Product News 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.
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.
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.
NI releases stand-alone CompactDAQ system Product News 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.
Frequency synthesizer boasts low phase noise Product News 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
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?
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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