Test & Measurement
Wireless Communications Test Set Optimized for Non-signaling Testing from Agilent
Agilent have today announced the introduction of the E6607B EXT wireless communications test set and companion E6617A multiport adapter. Optimized for non-signaling testing, the EXT/MPA combination increases test throughput and reduces the cost of test in the manufacturing of current- and next-generation smartphones and tablets that contain multiformat and multiband technologies.
E Series Site Master and Cell Master Analyzers Enhanced with easyTest Tools
Anritsu has today revealed that it has enhanced its "E" series Site Master and Cell Master handheld analysers with the introduction of easyTest Tools. Experienced engineers and field technicians can use easyTest Tools to create, deliver, and display cable and antenna analyzer work instructions that allow for more accurate tests to be conducted, more repeatable results to be achieved, and improved overall productivity when deploying, installing, and maintaining wireless networks.
Ramtron's Wireless Memory Development Kit for Evaluation, Testing & Prototyping
Ramtron have revealed availability of its MaxReader Development Kit. The MaxReader Development Kit is a complete system for engineers to quickly evaluate, thoroughly test, and rapidly prototype Ramtron's MaxArias wireless memory for a broad range of RF-enabled applications.
Crystek's New 1662 - 1708 MHz Voltage Controlled Oscillator
Crystek is pleased to unveil the CVCO33BE-1662-1708, a VCO with an operating range of 1662 MHz to 1708 MHz and a controlled voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -106 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +2 dBm.
Electrical and Optical Full Test Tool Lineup from LeCroy
LeCroy are pleased to reveal new software and hardware test solutions for 10GBase-R and 40/100GBase-R4 Ethernet. These tools provide the most complete compliance, debug and analysis capability from single-lane electrical Ethernet through multi-lane optical signaling.
TM500 LTE-A Test Mobile from Aeroflex includes interference cancellation for SON HetNets
Aeroflex have declared today that its TM500 Test Mobile platform has been enhanced with support for enhanced Inter Cell Interference Cancellation. With this latest update the TM500 LTE-A Test Mobile is being launched, supporting all the key LTE-A features of 3GPP Release 10.
LeCroy Introduces New WaveAce Oscilloscopes from 40 MHz to 300 MHz, with Long Memory, High Sample Rate and Large 7” Widescreen Display
LeCroy Corporation today announced two new lines of the popular WaveAce oscilloscope series. The WaveAce 1000 and WaveAce 2000. WaveAce 1000 oscilloscopes feature a sample rate of up to 1 GS/s with 2 Mpts of memory in two-channel models from 40 MHz to 100 MHz. WaveAce 2000 oscilloscopes deliver sample rates of up to 2 GS/s and 24 kpts of memory and are available in two- and four-channel models from 70 MHz up to 300 MHz.
InfiniiMode Active Differential Probes from Agilent offer Enhanced Usability
Agilent are pleased to reveal the N2750A series of low-cost 1.5GHz, 3.5GHz & 6GHz differential active probes. The new InfiniiMode general-purpose, high-speed differential probes are especially suited for differential serial bus measurements, digital system design and component design/characterization.
InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT Covers Test requirements Of Almost All World-Wide LTE Carriers
By further extending its InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT, 7Layers has increased its reach into the test labs of world's leading LTE carriers. After successful installation at various leading US-carriers and mobile phone manufacturers, the InterLab Test Solution LTE-USIM/USAT has recently been set-up at the China Mobile Laboratories, showing once more its wide area of test requirements coverage.
Plextek expands measurement capabilities to address demand for V-band and E-band design services
In response to the growing requirement for high data rate wireless applications, Plextek has extended its test and measurement facilities to 75GHz capability. This growing demand includes increasing development activity at V-band (50 to 75GHz) and E-band (60 to 90GHz).
COMPRION’s new test solution prevents OTA failure
The complexity of the OTA setup compels network operators to test comprehensively. COMPRION's OTA test system simulates complex OTA use cases so that communication errors in this setup are detected before expensive service rollouts.
Fairchild Semiconductor's Global Mobile Resource Center Provides Product Testing
As mobile system design cycles shorten, being able to verify product success in a timely manner is a crucial step in the process. Designing and manufacturing products right the first time shortens time-to-market and can give the competitive edge needed to capture market share.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Software for the DCA-X Oscilloscope to Test Digital Communications Systems at Rates up to 32 Gb/s
Agilent Technologies Inc today introduced two new test applications that leverage the high bandwidth and low jitter performance of the Infiniium 86100D DCA-X oscilloscope. Agilent N1012A compliance test software is the industry's first automated application for the Optical Internetworking Forum's Common Electrical Interface (OIF CEI) 3.0 Implementation Agreement.
Anritsu introduces new 28G/32G Multi Channel Modules for the MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA)
Building on the success of the market leading MP1800A Signal Quality Analyzer, Anritsu introduces new 32Gbit/s Bit Error Rate Tester (BERT) modules with built-in Pulse Pattern Generator and Error Detector. In this new configuration for high speed optical device and interconnect testing, the MP1800A supports signal integrity analysis with high-quality high-amplitude signal output levels and Error Detection with high input sensitivity.
Anritsu Release Software to Test LTE Smartphones for IMS and ETWS emergency alert functions
Anritsu Corporation has announced the release of two new software options for the popular MD8475A Signaling Tester, adding both IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) and ETWS (Earthquake and Tsunami Warning System) service function tests for LTE smartphones.
Hua Hong NEC Advantest Co-Develop Wafer-Level High Parallelism Multi-Site Test Solution RFID Devices
Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Company, Ltd. and Advantest Corporation have collaborated to successfully develop a wafer-level, multi-site parallel test solution for radio-frequency identification semiconductor devices that meet industry-standard ISO 14443 guidelines.
Spirent Launches Unified Platform with Unprecedented Performance, Scale and Application Realism
Spirent Communications plc today introduced Spirent TestCenter C100, a next-generation test appliance platform that enables carriers, enterprises and equipment manufacturers to validate that their terabit, application-aware networks deliver the required performance, availability and security at scale.
Anritsu Company Introduces New Generation of Site Master Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer
Anritsu Company introduces the Site Master S331L Cable and Antenna Analyzer, a new generation of rugged handheld field instrumentation that builds off the field-proven design and success of the Site Master to provide high-performance cable and antenna analysis quickly and accurately.
Saelig Announces New 5-6000MHz Phase Noise Tester
Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the APPH6000RM-IS - an all-in-one comprehensive automated measurement system for evaluating RF signal sources. SSB phase noise, amplitude noise, AM noise measurement, additive or residual noise characterization, and baseband noise measurement up to 6GHz can easily be made for sources such as crystal oscillators, PLL synthesizers, clocks, phase-locked VCOs, DROs, and many others.
New RIGOL DS2000 2GSa/s Digital Oscilloscope from £585
DS2000's breakthrough design, right from its low-noise analogue front-end, means these new mainstream Digital Oscilloscope succeed in more applications with powerful trigger functions and analysis capabilities. Packing a 2GSa/s sample rate and up to 56Mpts optional memory depth, DS2000 is capable of small signal tests requiring low-noise, plus exacting linearity for large-signals, equipping engineers to capture lengthy signal-streams whilst retaining outstanding t-axis resolution at up to 50,000 waveform/s capture rate.
Huawei Completes Industry's First eHRPD optimized Handoff Test
Huawei today announced the successful completion of a commercial test for LTE to CDMA evolved, High-Rate Packet Data optimized handoff. eHRPD means the evolution and improvement of the original CDMA EV-DO network.
Analog Devices Debuts Industry’s Highest Performing 13 GHz PLL Synthesizer
Analog Devices, Inc. today announced the industry's highest performance 13 GHz PLL synthesizer. The ADF4159 achieves breakthrough phase detector operating frequency of 110 MHz and simultaneously consumes less than 100 mW of power, which is 5 times less than competitive solutions.
New DS2000 Series Digital Oscilloscope
RIGOL Technologies introduces the DS2000 series digital oscilloscope with lots of Breakthrough technologies from the analog front end to the trigger unit. It delivers superior performance and functions in its class.
RIGOL 1.5GHz DSA815 Spectrum Analysers perform low-noise RF power measurement, EMC/EMI and Pre-compliance
From £895, ground-breaking RIGOL products continue with the DSA815-TG and DSA815 1.5GHz spectrum analysers. Essential GHz measurement is now much more affordable, using digital IF technology to guarantee its reliability and performance to meet the most demanding RF applications, further extending the reputable RIGOL Spectrum Analyser series.
The importance of PIM testing
European cellular system performance requirements are at an all time high; as a direct reflection on the overall experience, problems directly contribute to subscriber churn. By Nicholas Cannon.
Saelig Debuts New Low-cost 300MHz Oscilloscope With Deep Memory
Saelig Company, Inc. announces the SDS9302 - a new, two-channel bench-top scope sporting a huge record length for each channel (10MSa when sampling at up to 800MSa/s; 10KSa when sampling the maximum 3.2GSa/s). This allows for zooming in on fast, intermittent pulses or glitches. The SDS9302 comes in a sleek, slim case and can even be fitted with an optional battery, ideal for field or isolated operation.
Breakthrough 4G phone quality system from Brüel & Kjær and Agilent Technologies
A new system for testing the next generation of 4G phones that use Voice-over-LTE technology has been developed by Agilent Technologies and Brüel & Kjær. "The Agilent and Brüel & Kjær solution enables operators and smartphone developers to make highly reliable and integrated Voice-over-LTE audio quality measurements," said Andy Botka, Vice President and General Manager of Agilent's Microwave and Communications Division.
Agilent Technologies to Demonstrate Lower-Priced, Powerful Oscilloscopes at ASEE
Agilent Technologies Inc will demonstrate the recently introduced Agilent 1000B oscilloscopes at the ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 10-13, at the San Antonio Convention Center (Booth 413), in San Antonio. An Agilent InfiniiVision 2000 X-Series oscilloscope and an Agilent handheld DMM will be raffled off during the conference in Booth 413.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Lower-Priced, Yet Powerful Oscilloscopes
Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the 1000B Series oscilloscopes. The four new two-channel models, with bandwidths from 50 MHz to 150 MHz, offer powerful capabilities at an attractive price for engineers, technicians and educators. Customers have told us they love our oscilloscopes, but sometimes they are beyond their budgets, said Jay Alexander, vice president and general manager of Agilent's Oscilloscope Products Division.
TRaC adds OTA function to its Tracer test harness
TRaC Global has added an over-the-air test capability to its multi-profile Tracer test harness suite for ZigBee Smart Energy devices. The addition to the Tracer, carried out following customer demand, will allow users to test that their ZSE devices are able to carry out OTA updates, offering customers greater speed and accuracy for their services.
Cetecom Selects Spirent Test Solutions For Verizon Wireless LTE Device Acceptance Testing
Spirent Communications today announced that CETECOM will use Spirent's LTE and CDMA test solutions to expand its operator acceptance testing services. As a respected industry-leading laboratory for LTE device certification, Spirent's mobility, data, RF, and location test solutions now enable CETECOM to offer comprehensive acceptance testing for Verizon Wireless.
Spirent Launches Powerful Solution For Testing Application-Aware Mobile Networks And Security
Spirent Communications today announced that it has integrated the functionality of Spirent Studio, developed by recently-acquired Mu Dynamics, with Spirent Landslide. The result is the industry's most comprehensive platform for testing application-aware networks and mobile security.
Spirent Extends LTE Solution with TD-LTE Conformance Testing
Spirent Communications today announced the availability of TD-LTE conformance testing on the Spirent 8100 Mobile Device Test System. Recognizing the global significance of the technology, Spirent has extended its test capabilities to include TD-LTE conformance testing for all 3GPP RF, protocol and RRM requirements.
New Cross Domain Analyzer Enables Interference Analysis up to 43 GHz in a Single Box
Rohde & Schwarz completes its own substantial portfolio in Spectrum and Signal Analyzers by the new U3800 2-channel Vector/Spectrum Signal Analyzer from Advantest. Introducing this powerful measurement tool the company addresses the dramatically increasing information traffic which leads to the more effective use of the available frequency resources, new transmission technologies, multi-use frequencies and intelligent routing techniques.
Agilent Technologies Announces Voice-over-LTE Test System Developed with Brüel & Kjær
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that the Agilent PXT wireless communications test set is now available for testing voice quality on Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) 4G phones with the Brüel & Kjær PULSE Audio Analyzer and Head and Torso Simulator (HATS). Transporting voice over a packet-based LTE cellular infrastructure poses challenges that make voice-quality testing essential.
Agilent Technologies Announces Cost-Effective Millimeter-Wave Signal Analysis Solution
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced that its EXA signal analyzer is now the industry's most cost-effective millimeter-wave signal analyzer, covering frequencies up to 44 GHz. With external mixing, it can cover up to 325 GHz. The result is easier, more accurate millimeter-wave measurements.
Agilent Technologies Enhances FieldFox RF Analyzers with Options for Measuring Time Domains and Channel Power
Agilent Technologies Inc. today enhanced its FieldFox RF analyzers with options for time-domain analysis and channel-power measurements. These options give engineers the features they need to more easily and quickly test their RF communications infrastructure.
Spirent Advances Testing Of Mobile Backhaul Networks For 4G/LTE Deployments
Spirent Communications plc today announced new functionality on the Spirent Anue 3500 to advance mobile backhaul and carrier Ethernet performance testing. With the addition of new timing, synchronization and time of day accuracy testing, service providers and equipment manufacturers are better prepared to validate the mobile backhaul networks deployed to support the new 4G/LTE services.
LeCroy Announces World’s Fastest Real-time Oscilloscope with 65 GHz Bandwidth
LeCroy Corporation today announces the extension of the LabMaster 10 Zi product line to 65 GHz from a previously announced 60 GHz, and unveils a roadmap to provide 100 GHz of real-time bandwidth in the LabMaster 10 Zi platform. The improvement to 65 GHz is made possible by outstanding results achieved with 8HP SiGe chipsets, which are performing beyond expectations.
Vector Signal Generator MG3710A
The MG3710A Vector Signal Generator is a best-of-class, high-function, signal generator with excellent RF and baseband performance. Up to two RF output connectors can be installed each with two built-in waveform memories to output two combined modulation signals from each RF connector for a maximum of four modulation signal outputs.