Mesuro Ltd., with support from National Instruments, announced its latest advance in the utilization of PXI to improve the speed of test for today’s technical demand. At European Microwave Week the two organizations demonstrated a load pull set up that uses a traditional passive tuner for fundamental tuning and adds the RAPID PXI digital tuner to provide a high speed harmonic tuning capability.
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LT8697, a 2.5 A, 42 V input capable synchronous step-down switching regulator designed to power 5 V USB applications. The LT8697 delivers precise 5 V regulation at a remote USB port using programmable cable drop compensation to accurately correct the voltage drop from a long connecting cable regardless of variations in load current. The LT8697’s forced continuous operation enables the LT8697 to sink current, maintaining full frequency operation at zero load, further enhancing accurate 5V regulation during load transients.
Linear Technology Corp.'s LTC3607 is a high efficiency, 2.25 MHz synchronous dual output buck regulator that incorporates a peak current mode architecture. It can deliver up to 600 mA of continuous output current from each channel at output voltages as low as 0.6V from a 3 mm x 3 mm QFN or a thermally enhanced MSOP-16 package. The LTC3607 accommodates an input voltage range of 4.5 V to 15 V, making it suitable for dual cell Li-Ion applications as well as 5 V and 12 V intermediate bus systems.
Mesuro launches a new test solution that provides the industry substantial benefits in approaches to device characterization test. The new offering utilizes an ‘envelope load pull technique’, along with the latest generation of commercial off-the-shelf PXI hardware and LabVIEW system design software from National Instruments, to provide extremely rapid test scenarios to be run on the device under test.
Focus Microwaves, a Canadian company and a world leader in load pull, harmonic load pull and noise measurement solutions, is now closer to its European customers. On October 1, the company’s first European subsidiary opened in Ottobrunn, Germany, near Munich. The new sales and support office is serving customers throughout Europe, Turkey, Israel and Russia and is headed by Matthias Beer, a former product manager for vector network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz.