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Hints to help ensure multi-vendor interoperability in PXI-based systems

February 25, 2014 2:39 pm | by Alan Lesko, Agilent Technologies | Keysight Technologies | Articles | Comments

To meet a specific need, system creators often assemble test solutions that incorporate a variety of hardware and software elements. One key benefit of accepted industry standards is the ability to pick and choose among elements offered by multiple vendors. Achieving success with—and confidence in—the integration of a multi-vendor solution depends on compatibility at the mechanical, electrical and software levels.

Keithley donation to Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team boosts power by 50 percent

August 8, 2012 10:28 am | News | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. is helping the electrical engineers of tomorrow characterize...

CCID Consulting: China's test and measurement instrument market expanded significantly in 2011

July 9, 2012 11:19 am | News | Comments

China's test and measurement instrument market saw a significant expansion in 2011, with its...

Advantest breaks ground for Cheonan, S. Korea factory

July 5, 2012 10:42 am | News | Comments

Advantest Corporation announced that its South Korean subsidiary, Advantest Korea Co., Ltd. (...

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Data acquisition vendors let users phone-in for increased productivity

June 27, 2012 10:18 am | Articles | Comments

Data acquisition continues to migrate from the desktop to smaller, portable solutions. This portability, combined with advances in USB and wireless connectivity plus applications for smart phones and tablets, has made the process of gathering and analyzing data from remote locations simple and ubiquitous.

The Norton Report: Purchasing the Right Work Bench for Optimum Product Development

March 1, 2012 9:28 am | by Jim Norton, President, Custom Products & Services, Inc., | Blogs | Comments

As a busy design engineer, your principle focus is creating innovative electronic products that exceed your customers’ growing expectations. A big part of successful electronic product development is offering your production team a functional workspace that maximizes their ability to design and build quality products. Your laboratory’s work benches have a huge impact on

Agilent Technologies Demonstrates Wireless Field Testing

February 27, 2012 7:11 am | Videos | Comments

This video is an overview of Agilent's FieldFox RF Analyzer for wireless field testing. The video shows connectivity options such as USB and LAN, battery life and RF measurement modes. The discussed modes are cable & antenna analyzer with built-in QuickCal...


LVDT-Based Gaging Probes Offer Highly Precise Dimensional Measurement

February 17, 2012 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Macro Sensors introduces a new line of LVDT-based dimensional gaging probes that provide highly accurate and precise measurement of dimensions in a wide variety of quality control, inspection equipment and industrial metrology applications

Real-time Scope Uses Single ADC to Reduce Noise and Boost Dynamic Range

January 27, 2012 11:04 am | by Mike Schnecker, Rohde & Schwarz, | Articles | Comments

Scope manufacturers closely guard their ADC “secret sauce”. However, they all have one thing in common: ADCs that are built up from multiple interleaved ADCs that together comprise the overall device. At least that was true until the recent development of an oscilloscope that defies convention by only using one ADC to significantly reduce distortion.

Remote wireless test with LXI

January 27, 2012 9:42 am | by Neil Forcier, Agilent Technologies, | Articles | Comments

Imagine if all of your instruments had the ability to connect to a WiFi network or act as a WiFi router instead of a wired IO interface. Considering this, here are some ways it could make your testing life easier.

Synopsys and LeCroy Showcase PCI Express 3.0 Interoperability

January 27, 2012 4:45 am | Videos | Comments

This video features LeCroy's Summit T3-16 Protocol Analyzer, Summit Z3-16 Protocol Exerciser and the Summit Z3-16 Test Platform to test a PCI Express 3.0-based design for compliance to the PCI Express 3.0 specification.

Website Showcases Dynamometer Testing Solutions

January 23, 2012 6:05 am | News | Comments

SAKOR Technologies, a leader in engine and powertrain testing, announced the launch of its totally redesigned and updated website, with products and examples of successful projects completed in the company’s key areas of expertise.


Power Modules Help Integrators Optimize Electronics

January 23, 2012 5:30 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced seven high-power modules for its popular N6700 modular power system. The new modules expand the ability of test-system integrators and R&D engineers to deliver multiple channels of high power (up to 500 watts) to devices under test.

INCHRON Real-Time Analysis Tools Used Worldwide by Continental

January 11, 2012 8:11 am | News | Comments

The tools of INCHRON, a leading manufacturer and supplier of design and test solutions for real-time critical software, are now being used worldwide by Continental to analyze the real-time behavior of its control units and networks.

Agilent Electronic Test Products to be Used by NXP in WiGig RFIC Demo at CES

January 11, 2012 5:04 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its electronic test equipment will be used by NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a demonstration of its beam-forming technology for the next generation of communication and radar products at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13. NXP will demonstrate a multi-Gbps wireless link based on

LeCroy Expands Leadership in Automotive Test Solutions to Address Emerging Technologies

January 10, 2012 10:59 am | News | Comments

LeCroy Corporation, a worldwide leader in test and measurement instruments, today released three new test packages to address the growing automotive segment.

QuadTech Acquired by Chroma Systems Solutions

January 6, 2012 6:15 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. (CSS) announced the acquisition of primary assets of Massachusetts-based QuadTech, Inc., an industry-leading provider of electrical safety equipment and systems. CSS, located in Southern California, is a complete solutions provider of power electronics testing instrumentation and systems. Under Chroma's ownership, QuadTech


Independent Data Performance Benchmark Test of Commercial LTE Chipsets

January 4, 2012 4:33 am | News | Comments

Using a lab-based testing approach on the Spirent 8100 solution, Signals Research Group collected and analyzed the data performance of five commercial devices from LG, Sierra Wireless, Novatel Wireless, Samsung and Fujitsu, which use chipsets from four different vendors.

USB Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope Includes 16-Channel Logic Analyzer

December 22, 2011 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PicoScope 2205 MSO from Pico Technology  is a 2-channel oscilloscope combined with a 16-channel logic analyser in one compact, portable USB instrument.

Use the Bird’s Eye View to Debug PCIe Flow Control

December 19, 2011 7:49 am | by Leo Frishberg, Tektronix, | Articles | Comments

One of the most difficult debugging challenges in PCIe involves flow control. In stark contrast to PCI, in which flow control was handled through sideband signals, PCIe flow control is an in-band, point-to-point mechanism using both DLLPs (Update FC packets) and TLPs to update flow control state between the ends of a single link

Designing Better ThinkPads

December 14, 2011 3:35 am | by Nick O’Donohoe, a science and technology writer in Providence, RI | Blogs | Comments

The Lenovo ThinkPad line of laptops is known for its striking aesthetics. The shape of the original IBM design was inspired by Japanese bento lunch boxes (a form still used in ThinkPads today).

Test Management System Reduces Defect Risk in Untested Code

December 6, 2011 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wind introduced the latest version of Wind River Test Management, a test automation system for monitoring, executing and managing embedded device software testing that identifies high-risk segments in production code.

Atollic Bundles SEGGER J-Link JTAG Probe with TrueSTUDIO Embedded Development IDE

November 23, 2011 3:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atollic announced the launch of a complete embedded development package comprising its award-winning Atollic TrueSTUDIO C/C++ development tool, and the J-Link JTAG debug probe from SEGGER Microcontroller.

When Do Test and Measurement Apps Need More than USB?

November 12, 2011 8:09 am | by Chuck Cimino, Keithley Instruments, Inc., | Articles | Comments

USB is a convenient and low cost data communications interface for many test and measurement applications, but you need to be aware of limitations and choose carefully between USB and other alternatives.

Relay Eliminates External PCB Traces in Loop-Back Test Applications

November 11, 2011 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Presented as the first device of its type, the Teledyne Relays hermetically sealed LoopBack relay combines the technology of two Teledyne RF300 Series relays and eliminates the need for external PCB traces in loop-back test applications.

Three-Phase Power Quality Analyzers Directly Measure Energy Wasted in Electrical Systems

November 10, 2011 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduced the Fluke 430 Series II three-phase power quality analyzers, the first tools to use a patented algorithm to measure energy waste and quantify its cost.

Collaboration Brings SYSGO PikeOS Virtualization to MIPS32 Cores

November 9, 2011 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

MIPS Technologies and SYSGO announced they are collaborating to bring SYSGO’s embedded virtualization technology to MIPS32 processor cores. 

Hall Effect Measurement Fundamentals

November 9, 2011 5:41 am | Videos | Comments

This video from Keithley shows how to make Hall effect measurements as they relate to semiconductor materials and device characterization.

Atollic TrueSTUDIO for ARM Overview

November 7, 2011 4:42 am | Videos | Comments

Atollic TrueSTUDIO is a premier C/C++ development tool for embedded developers, reducing time to market and increasing efficiency in your next embedded systems project.

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