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Test and Measurement Channel
Jay Alexander, VP and GM of Oscilloscope Products Division, joined Agilent (formerly Hewlett-Packard) in 1986 as a Manufacturing and Test Engineer after working on robotics at IBM. Three years later he became Test Engineering Manager for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. He later moved to oscilloscope R&D as a Software Development Engineer, where he worked on several projects including the design of the original Infiniium user interface. He subsequently served in various R&D management positions, where he played significant roles in establishing and growing the Infiniium, InfiniiVision, and Economy oscilloscope franchises, along with the application-specific solutions business for oscilloscopes. In addition to his R&D roles, Jay spent approximately 5 years in several strategy and marketing positions, including Division Planning Manager, Business Unit Marketing Manager, and Group Strategy and Architecture Manager. Jay earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Senior Member of IEEE, and holds 24 US patents.
Agilent Technologies Inc. has donated electronic test and measurement equipment valued at more than $200,000 to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Scintera Networks Inc. announced the availability of the SC1889A-00B11 RF Power Amplifier Linearizer (RFPAL) with integrated dual-RMS power measurement unit (PMU).
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced its participation, with ETS-Lindgren, in an educational panel discussion – “MIMO OTA Measurements: The Next Generation Platform for Wireless Testing” – at the International CTIA Wireless event in New Orleans.
Azimuth Systems Inc. announced the ACE™ MX2 wireless channel emulator together with its comprehensive strategy for real world test. The ACE MX2 MIMO Channel Emulator, Azimuth’s newest channel emulator, is the first product created in support of the new strategy.
Tektronix Inc. announced a comprehensive test solution for Thunderbolt technology. Thunderbolt is a new, high-speed, multi-protocol I/O technology designed to provide headroom for next generation display and I/O requirements. The new solution for support includes a 20GHz DSA70000 Series Oscilloscope, 12.5 Gb/s BSA Series BERTScope, and a DSA8300 Series Sampling Oscilloscope.
Anritsu Co. announces that its VectorStar Broadband ME7838A vector network analyzer (VNA) system was used by Modelithics Inc. to validate the performance of its novel nonlinear diode models for W-Band Single Anode and W-Band ZBD flip chip schottky diodes from Virginia Diodes Inc. (VDI).
IFEN, a manufacturer of GNSS navigation products and services, in partnership with WORK Microwave, a European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications and navigation equipment, announced enhancements to the NavX®-NCS GNSS multifrequency simulator.
Anritsu Co. announces that its VectorStar Broadband ME7838A vector network analyzer (VNA) system was used by Modelithics Inc. to validate the performance of its flip chip schottky diode model for the W Band Single Anode and W Band ZBD schottky diodes from Virginia Diodes (VDI) Inc.
Rohde & Schwarz and 7Layers completed RF and protocol conformance testing on an LTE device developed for the United States 700 MHz (3GPP Frequency Band 14) Public Safety Broadband Network.