Test and Measurement Channel

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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Anritsu Co. Receives IoT Manufacturing Test Award

Anritsu Co. announces that is has earned the 2016 Global Product Line Strategy Award—Manufacturing Test Software for IoT from Frost & Sullivan. In making the announcement, Frost & Sullivan stated that newly released software packages from Anritsu uniquely position the company’s Universal Wireless Test Set MT8870A as an all-in-one instrument with unmatched solutions that support a wide range of wireless technologies to conduct high-volume production tests on IoT devices.


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