National Instruments introduced the world’s first RF vector signal transceiver (VST), the NI PXIe-5644R, and with it, a new class of software-designed instrumentation. This software-centric architecture represents a new era in which engineers and scientists can use LabVIEW to tailor open, field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-based hardware for their specific needs.
Anritsu Co. introduces a burst detection enhancement for its MS272xC Spectrum Master handheld spectrum analyzer that makes it easier for field engineers and technicians to find narrow signals that may cause interference and adversely affect the performance of wireless networks. The Burst Detect mode extends the industry-leading performance of the MS272xC Spectrum Master analyzers, which feature the industry’s first 32 GHz and 43 GHz models, giving users powerful test tools for their field requirements.
Anritsu Co. announces it will demonstrate the world’s only broadband Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) system that can conduct single sweeps from 70 kHz to 140 GHz in its booth (#807) at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS), to be held June 19-21, in Montreal. The on-wafer device characterization is one in a series of demonstrations to be conducted in Anritsu’s booth that will highlight test solutions for high-frequency designs, including E-band applications and high-speed signal integrity measurements.
Avago Technologies, a supplier of wireless components for cellular base stations, macrocells, other communications subsystems, and GPS/GLOSNASS positioning systems, announced the availability of multiple new wireless products targeted at macrocell and small cell base stations and portable GPS systems.
ASC Signal released new redundancy technology and product options designed to provide simplified, seamless switching of virtually any active radio frequency component on the company’s fixed and transportable Earth station antennas. Additionally, these new capabilities support virtually any antenna system, regardless of manufacturer, when used in conjunction with ASC’s antenna controller products.
ASC Signal has been selected to provide a significant number of Ka-band antennas to one of Europe’s major satellite operators to ensure uptime in distributing Pay-TV channels to Europe’s extensive base of satellite television users. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Agilent Technologies Inc. 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.