NI announced the release of its Automated Test Outlook 2016. The annual test and measurement report delivers a comprehensive view of the key trends expected to impact automated test environments with the proliferation of connected devices, from preparing to test mmWave communication to effectively using manufacturing test data to propel business results.
NI and Astronics Test Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corp. announced their collaborative efforts to deliver PXI-based products designed for the aerospace and defense community. The combination of Astronics’ strength in test system integration and NI’s leadership in PXI-based automated test systems is expected to produce a best-in-class portfolio for automated test equipment (ATE) applications.
Accel-RF Instruments Corp., the worldwide leader in turn-key reliability and performance characterization test systems for compound semiconductors, has “unplugged” the industry-leading RF SMART Fixture from their automated test platform and made it available for bench-top testing. “Quantum-SMART” enables concurrent testing for reliability validation, performance-characterization, and product qualification through RF-biased burn-in and product functional testing.
Cobham AvComm, formerly Aeroflex AvComm business unit, announced new automated test and alignment support for Motorola APX Series and Motorola MOTOTRBO Series radios to its latest product; the 8800 Series Digital Radio Test Set. The application fully automates radio testing and alignment, and ensures optimum radio performance in significantly less time; minimizing service and support costs for the end users and dealers.
Teledyne LeCroy announces automated physical layer transmitter compliance test capability for the MIPI M-PHY standard. The new compliance test software, QPHY-MIPI-MPHY, enables the highest level of confidence in M-PHY compliance by measuring a large number of cycles in a short period of time.
Passive Plus, Inc. (PPI) has added an industry leading 100 percent automated CSAM (C Mode Scanning Acoustic Microscopy) internal inspection to all of its high power 2225, 3838, 6040 and 7676 capacitor series RF capacitors.
Computer Simulation Technology (CST) announces new features to automate workflows for field source coupling and multiphysics simulation using its System Assembly and Modeling (SAM) framework at MTT-S IMS, booth # 1423.
Aeroflex Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced an agreement with Hytera Inc. to provide automated test and alignment capabilities for Hytera DMR Series Radios on the Aeroflex 3920B Digital Radio Test Set. Initial test capabilities will be focused on the following Hytera DMR portable radios: PD702, PD782, PD792, PD882, HD702, HD782, HD795, SD982, X1e, and X1p. The program will be later expanded to provide test and alignment of Hytera DMR mobiles.
SemiGen Inc., an ISO and ITAR registered RF/Microwave assembly, automated PCB manufacturing, and RF Supply Center, offers PIN diodes that feature low capacitance and resistance, high reliability, and easy bonding with F.A.C. mesas. These devices are typically manufactured with either a robust thermal-oxide passivation or ceramic glass for durable high-power applications. These diodes are made with a grown junction P++ layer that yields abrupt junction structures.