Test and Measurement Channel

Keysight's New PXIe Chassis Help Engineers Make Best Choices for PXI Applications

Keysight announced three new PXIe chassis with different sizes and performance characteristics. The new chassis include the 10-slot Gen 3 chassis, designed for high-performance, benchtop and R&D applications; the cost-effective 5-slot Gen 1 chassis; and the redesigned 18-slot Gen 2 chassis, with improved power supply and improved system integration.


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Modular PXIe Digitizers for Wideband Applications from Spectrum Instrumentation

Spectrum Instrumentation has expanded its line of PXIe-based (PXI Express) high-speed digitizers with nine new cards. The new M4x.22xx series includes modules that offer one, two or four fully synchronous channels. Each channel is equipped with its own analog-to-digital converter (ADC), with real-time signal sampling at rates from 1.25 GS/s to 5 GS/s, and scope-like signal conditioning circuitry that allows programming of parameters such as input gain, signal offset and coupling.


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Anritsu Co. Introduces PIM Hunter Test Probe

Anritsu Co. expands its field test portfolio with the introduction of PIM Hunter,™ a passive intermodulation test probe that helps field technicians more quickly discover the precise location of external PIM sources at cell sites. Designed for use with Anritsu’s PIM Master,™ Spectrum Master™ and BTS Master™ handheld analyzers, the PIM Hunter test probe enables field professionals to use traditional interference hunting techniques to accurately locate external PIM sources for optimum wireless network performance.


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Microsemi Launches Cost-Effective, High Performance Plastic Packaged PIN Diode Control Devices

Microsemi Corp. announced the availability of a series of new plastic packaged PIN diode control products, leveraging the company's 50-year history supplying PIN diode products for challenging RF power, small-signal switching and receiver power limiting functions. The new devices are cost competitive and provide higher RF functionality, helping defense, aerospace and medical customers reduce BOM costs with low risk and little sacrifice to performance.


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New Probe for Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes Measures Voltages in the Millivolt Range

The new R&S RT-ZP1X passive 1:1 probe from Rohde & Schwarz broadens the application range of its R&S RTO and R&S RTE series oscilloscopes. Both the probe and the oscilloscopes' front-end are extremely low noise, making this combination ideal for measuring the smallest of signals down to 1 mV/div, e.g., for power integrity measurements on integrated circuits and components.


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Anritsu Introduces Industry’s First 4x4 MIMO 256 QAM Measurement Software

Anritsu Co. introduced new software for its Radio Communications Analyzer MT8821C that creates the industry’s first test solution that supports evaluation of 4x4 MIMO 256 QAM RF Rx performance for all DL 3CC CA band combinations with no restrictions on frequency and signal bandwidth combinations. The new software provides wireless chipset and UE manufacturers, as well as mobile operators with a solution to conduct efficient, highly accurate carrier acceptance tests to ensure performance.


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