Test & Measurement
Aeroflex Launches 5th Generation Modular Wireless Test System
Aeroflex announced today that it has launched a new generation of wide bandwidth RF signal generators and analyzers in PXI format with class-leading performance enabling a high performance, flexible, and cost effective solution for RF component and wireless device testing to the latest standards, including WLAN 802.11ac.
Spirent Hardware Pushes Carrier Network And Data Centre Testing Limits
Spirent Communications announce the launch of its next-generation high speed Ethernet test solutions. New high density test modules along with a high performance chassis enable doubling of port densities while lowering power consumption and total cost of ownership. Highlights of the new hardware include:
Micro-Harvesters Powering Wireless Devices
Wireless sensors harvesting energy from the environment could use a micro-harvester, if the tradeoffs between available energy and energy consumption can be accurately measured during design. By Carlo Canziani, EMEA Business Development Manager, System Products Division, with Agilent.
Agilent Enhance MXG And EXG X-Series Vector Signal Generators
Agilent Technologies has announced several key enhancements to its high-performance MXG and cost-effective EXG X-Series vector signal generators. The enhancements are designed to improve measurement accuracy, accelerate research and development, and provide in-depth signal simulation for even the most comprehensive receiver verification.
Agilent Technologies Announces Enhancements to Automate Verizon IMS VoIP Compliance Test Plan
Agilent Technologies today announced enhancements to its N5973A Interactive Functional Test Automation for Verizon Wireless Compliance Test Plans software, including new scripts to automate Verizon's IMS voice-over-IP compliance test plan.
Agilent Technologies Announces 802.11ac WLAN One-Box Test Solution and Multiport Adapter
Agilent Technologies today announced a new wireless connectivity test set and multiport adapter to help wireless device manufacturers quickly and accurately test 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WLAN, Bluetooth 1.0 to 4.0, and Global Navigation Satellite Systems technologies.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's Most Complete SAS-3 Compliance Test Software for Automated 12-Gbps Transmitter Measurements
Agilent Technologies today introduced the industry's most complete automated compliance test software for Serial Attached SCSI - 3 physical-layer transmitter compliance testing. The software integrates the SAS3_EYEOPENING script for full coverage of 12-Gbps transmitter measurements.
Detecting Human Physiological RF Signals for Remote Medical Care With LabVIEW and PXI
Noncontact remote detection of vital human signs is attracting great scientific and industrial interest because of potential applications such as searching for survivors after earthquakes, monitoring sleeping infants or adults to detect abnormal breathing conditions, administering smart e-healthcare, and tracking tumors.
Livingston Offers JDSU’s Portable Combined Cable & Antenna Analysers
Livingston, is now in a position to provide its customers with the latest handheld format cable and antenna analysers from JDSU. Each member of the JD720 series is highly optimised for testing and characterising mobile infrastructure, exhibiting ease of use plus a comprehensive array of features and functionality.
LTE Advanced CA Measurement Software For Anritsu MT8820C RF Tester
Anritsu announces the availability of LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation Measurement Software for its MT8820C RF Tester, enabling analysis of leading-edge mobile devices incorporating the new ultra-fast technology evolution. The new option leverages the ParallelPhone Mode dual-RF capability of the MT8820C to simulate inter-band and intra-band downlink Frequency Domain Duplex CA with call processing.
Rohde & Schwarz adds analog baseband inputs to its R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer
Rohde & Schwarz has upgraded its R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer with a new option to include analog baseband inputs covering a bandwidth of 80 MHz for I and Q signals. This makes it the only signal and spectrum analyzer on the market that can analyze signals with up to 160 MHz bandwidth in the baseband.
Rohde & Schwarz Test Receivers Detect Unwanted Cable Network Emissions
Radiated emissions from the cable TV infrastructure can cause interference in cellular LTE networks. The R&S EFL110 and R&S EFL210 cable TV analyzer and leakage detectors detect these electromagnetic emissions quickly, accurately and cost-effectively. Using the R&S EFL110 and R&S EFL210 portable TV test receivers, cable TV network operators can now locate the loose connections or damaged shielding that can generate unwanted emissions in the UHF frequency range.
Compact Broadband Amplifier Enables EMC Testing In The Microwave Range
Rohde & Schwarz adds the R&S BBA150 for the microwave range to its EMC portfolio. These compact, lightweight amplifiers with their state-of-the-art design are optimized for high frequencies starting at 0.8 GHz. The first model in the R&S BBA150 family covers the 0.8 GHz to 3 GHz frequency band and is available with an output power ranging from 30 W to 200 W.
Anritsu Unveil Handheld Direction Finding System For Master Analyzers
Anritsu introduces the MA2700A InterferenceHunter handheld direction finding system that enhances interference mapping and simplifies locating interference sources in wireless networks. Designed for use with Anritsu's BTS Master, Cell Master, and Spectrum Master handheld analyzers, the MA2700A InterferenceHunter can be used by field engineers and technicians during deployment, installation, and maintenance of wireless networks. It is ideally suited for use in spectrum clearing and interference mitigation.
Agilent PXT Wireless Communications Test Set Chosen For LTE OTA Test
Agilent Technologies announce that Tri-L Solutions has selected Agilent's PXT Wireless Communications Test Set and integrated it with Tri-L Solutions SmarTest measurement software for testing LTE over the air. The Agilent PXT wireless communication test set represents a significant breakthrough in testing LTE user equipment. The PXT hardware is configurable with a number of software options for advanced testing and analysis.
Fluke introduces a wireless K-type Temperature Module offering measurement at a safe distance
Fluke has introduced a K-Type Temperature Module as part of the new Fluke CNX 3000 system of wireless troubleshooting tools. With the Fluke CNX t3000 K-Type Wireless Temperature Module connected to a test point, the results can be viewed up to 20 metres away on a Fluke CNX Wireless Multimeter or a computer.
Small Diameter Flexible Microwave Cable Assemblies For Test Set Ups
AtlanTecRF introduces a comprehensive range of fully flexible test cable assemblies which are particularly suited to extensive test set-ups either in the laboratory or automatic test equipment. Grey in colour and only 0.168 inches in diameter the standard connector types are SMA male with the well-known and reliable anti-torque feature for which AtlanTecRF assemblies are renowned.
New Agilent Oscilloscope Options Offer More Performance At Lower Cost
Agilent have today introduced enhancements to its InfiniiVision 2000 X-Series oscilloscopes that provide more performance at a lower cost, making them ideal for educational institutions, manufacturing test environments and R&D benches. When the InfiniiVision 2000 and 3000 X-Series oscilloscopes were introduced in February 2011, they incorporated breakthrough technology that allowed advanced capabilities at an affordable price.
Aeroflex Announces Capability to Simulate WAAS LPV Approaches
Aeroflex has announced its capability to simulate Wide Area Augmentation System LPV approaches by adding this critical new feature to their GPSG-1000 Portable GPS Simulator.
New Signal Generators Fill Popular Bands
Vaunix Technology Corporation announce the addition of eight new models to their LMS Series of Signal Generators. The additions are in response to customer demand for defined frequency bands through 4 GHz, specifically 70-450 MHz, 250-1500 MHz, 600-3200 MHz, and 1000-4000 MHz.
Agilent Technologies Introduces One-Box Connectivity Solution
Agilent Technologies today announced the Agilent E5810B LAN/GPIB/USB gateway, the next-generation replacement for the E5810A with added USB capability. The new gateway allows users to connect and control, over a standard local-area network, up to 14 GPIB instruments, up to four USB instruments via a self-powered hub, and an RS-232 instrument.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s First MIPI RFFE Protocol-Decoding Software for Oscilloscopes
Agilent Technologies today introduced the industry's first software for decoding MIPI Radio Frequency Front-End (RFFE) protocol packets on oscilloscopes. The new protocol decoder provides design and validation engineers with a fast, easy way to validate and debug their RFFE interfaces.
Anritsu Announce New LTE-Advanced Measurement Software For MT8820C
In line with the wide scale deployment of LTE-Advanced mobile networks, Anritsu Corporation announce the commercial release of their new LTE-Advanced Measurement Software for the MT8820C Radio Communication Analyzer. The MX882012C-021 software suite offers mobile device developers and manufacturers the world's first all-in-one tester solution for LTE-Advanced call-processing tests, including receiver and RF throughput test solutions.
IZT And LOG.IN Jointly Announce New Scenario-Based RF Signal Generator
IZT and LOG.IN have today jointly announced the availability of EXERCISE-RF. This new scenario-based RF signal generator is designed for interactive radio frequency testing environments and can generate a real-time radio frequency spectrum. The generated spectrum can be fed into a receiver such as the IZT R3000, a radio monitoring system, and even a geo-localization system based on multi-channel direction finders or Time Difference of Arrival sensors, such as the LOG.IN RMS-DF-5-R3000 with IZT R3000 receivers.
Tektronix Real-Time Oscilloscopes To Achieve 70 GHz Performance
Tektronix reveal lab testing that has shown that its next generation performance oscilloscopes – due for availability in 2014 – will deliver real-time bandwidth of 70 GHz, with significant upside potential. The new oscilloscope platform will deliver the performance and signal fidelity needed for applications such as 400 Gbps and 1 Tbps optical communications and fourth generation serial data communications. Tektronix also announced an investment program that will give customers a cost-effective migration path to the new platform.
Aeroflex and Harris Announce Availability of the Aeroflex 3920 Digital Radio Test Set
Aeroflex Incorporated announced today the addition of support for Harris P25 P7300, P5500 and XG-75 Series portable radios to its expanding capabilities for the Aeroflex 3920 Auto-Test II system. The application provides automated testing and alignment to provide a new level of consistent repeatable results.
Aeroflex Announces Addition of Enhanced VSWR and Distance to Fault to the Tracking Generator Functionality on the 3550 Digital Radio Test System
Aeroflex announced today the addition of enhanced VSWR (Return Loss) and Distance to Fault to the tracking generator functionality of the Aeroflex 3550 Digital Radio Test System. By utilizing the sweep of the tracking generator, the 3550 can measure and display the VSWR of an antenna or find the location of one or more faults in a cable.
Aeroflex and Bird Add New RF Test Capabilities To The Aeroflex 3550 Radio Test System
Aeroflex has added support for the through-line Bird Wideband Power Sensors to the industry leading 3550 Hand-held Radio Test System. The addition of the Bird 5017 and support for other Bird power sensors allows the 3550 to improve measurement accuracies for in field test applications. The Bird 5017 supports frequency ranges from 25 MHz to 1 GHz, with power accuracy of +/-4% of reading.
Anritsu Announce Remote Control Capability For PIM Master MW82119A
Anritsu introduces Windows-based remote control software for its truly portable PIM Master MW82119A. Field technicians on the ground can now control an MW82119A configured on top of the tower, making it easier and more efficient to conduct highly accurate Passive Intermodulation measurements, especially for difficult-to-access sites, such as Remote Radio Head installations.
Rohde & Schwarz presents the first ETSI standard compliant solution for certification testing in the 2.4 GHz band
More and more devices are using wideband interfaces that operate in the 2.4 GHz band. Starting in 2015, new certification tests will be mandatory for manufacturers of devices that use this frequency band and are sold in the European Union.
POCSAG Testing Option For The Aeroflex 3920 Series Radio Test Set
Aeroflex announce the POCSAG testing option for the 3920 Series Digital Radio Test Set. With this option, the 3920 Series can now be used to verify the operation of POCSAG pagers and paging systems. This option adds the capability of both sending and decoding POCSAG encoded messages to the 3920 Series.
Saelig Announces New 5MHz to 30GHz Phase Noise Tester APPH30G
Saelig Company has introduced the APPH30G, a high-performance cross-correlation phase noise test system for 5 MHz to 30 GHz frequencies. The APPH30G provides fast and accurate measurements of single sideband residual and additive phase noise, amplitude noise, and baseband noise.
Fluke introduces a wireless AC current meter with a flexible measurement loop offering measurement at a safe distance
Fluke has introduced an AC Current Meter with a flexible measuring loop that can be used to take and store individual readings, and to wirelessly log readings on a PC using an optional PC adapter. It is an ideal tool for industrial maintenance technicians, electricians, control technicians and facilities maintenance technicians.
Second Vector Signal Transceiver From NI Extends Innovative Software-Designed Instrumentation Platform
National Instruments has announced its second vector signal transceiver, the NI PXIe-5645R, which is built on a software-designed architecture that engineers can modify with LabVIEW to meet their specific needs. The new vector signal transceiver adds a high-performance, differential or single-ended I/Q interface to test both the RF and baseband signals of a device with a single instrument for faster test times using the latest PC and FPGA technologies.
TravelHawk Pro Next-Generation Portable LTE Analyzer From EXFO
EXFO announces the launch of the TravelHawk Pro, the market's only portable instrument designed for live LTE networks. This unique troubleshooting solution brings unprecedented functionalities to the field as it analyzes millions of LTE sessions over an entire LTE/EPC network. With the recent global deployment of LTE networks, operators are confronted with significant challenges when performing on-site troubleshooting of live LTE networks.
Agilent Announces Wireless Communications Test Set With Integrated Multiport Adapter
Agilent Technologies unveils its new E6607C EXT wireless communications test set, featuring an integrated multiport adapter for cost-effective, high-volume wireless device manufacturing test. Optimized for testing multiple devices simultaneously, the EXT-C with integrated multiport adapter enables up to 3x gain in effective test throughput (vs. the EXT-B) for less than 1.3x the price.
New 1.3GHz And 2.7GHz Handheld RF Spectrum Analyzers From Saelig
Saelig announce the launch of the PSA Series II RF Spectrum Analyzers. Available in 1.3GHz and 2.7GHz versions, these new instruments are smaller, lighter and have longer battery life than other more expensive handheld RF products. PSA Series II Analyzers incorporate a 4.3 (11cm) backlit TFT color touch-screen display, with a high capacity rechargeable Li-ion battery to give more than 8 hours operation per charge.
NI Announce PXI Digitizer And LabVIEW Jitter Analysis Toolkit
National Instruments introduce the NI PXIe-5162 digitizer and updates to the LabVIEW Jitter Analysis Toolkit. The digitizer, with 10 bits of vertical resolution and a 5 GS/s sample rate, provides high-speed measurements at four times the vertical resolution of a traditional 8-bit oscilloscope. With 1.5 GHz of bandwidth and four channels in a single slot, the NI PXIe-5162 is suited for high-channel-count digitizer systems in manufacturing test, research and device characterization.
Agilent Introduces Industry’s Highest-Performance Real-Time Spectrum Analysers
Agilent Technologies today announced the availability of real-time spectrum analysis for its PXA X-Series signal analysers. Agilent's RTSA delivers unmatched probability of intercept, analysis bandwidth, sensitivity, and frequency range—capabilities that make it the best way for system developers and signal analysts to see, capture and understand highly elusive signals.
Spirent Announces Enhanced Functionality Of Spirent mX
Spirent Communications has today revealed the addition of Spirent Studio functionality on the Spirent HyperMetrics mX module. Test coverage now includes capabilities such as testing DPI, next-gen firewalls and traffic policies. The combination of capabilities allows test engineers to extract the maximum value out of the hardware they already own.