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Agilent introduces accurate new test solution for USB 3.1 receivers

July 11, 2014

 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the industry’s most accurate test solution for characterizing USB 3.1 receivers. 


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Aeroflex introduces the 8800 analog and digital radio test set

Test & Measurement
July 10, 2014

 Aeroflex Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflex Holding Corp., announced the introduction of the new 8800 Radio Test Set; a high performance, economical radio test system for Analog AM and FM; and Digital P25, DMR, dPMR, NXDN™, and ARIB T98 technologies. 


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Teledyne LeCroy debuts WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscopes

July 9, 2014

 Teledyne LeCroy introduces the WaveSurfer 3000 series of oscilloscopes featuring the MAUI advanced user interface. 


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Agilent's new modular-based reference solution for multi-channel antenna calibration

July 8, 2014

 Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a multi-channel antenna calibration reference solution for calibrating and characterizing large, multi-channel phased-array antennas during integration and manufacturing.  


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HAMEG Instruments products join Rohde & Schwarz portfolio

July 4, 2014

Test and measurement products from Rohde & Schwarz’ subsidiary HAMEG Instruments will now be marketed under the Rohde & Schwarz logo with two new instruments.


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Precise BroadR-Reach interface verification with R&S RTO oscilloscopes

Test & Measurement
June 27, 2014

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the application field of the R&S RTO oscilloscopes to include the testing of automotive ethernet interfaces. 


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Agilent's multi-channel test solution speeds up waveform creation and analysis

June 27, 2014

 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the LTE/LTE-Advanced multi-channel PXI-based test solution, which accelerates the setup of multi-channel test system configurations and enables engineers to gain deeper insight into complex carrier aggregation and spatial multiplexing MIMO designs. 


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SGS selects Anite’s Propsim channel emulators for Taiwan test lab

June 26, 2014

SGS has selected Anite’s Propsim channel emulators for its new anechoic MIMO Over-The-Air test laboratory in Taiwan.


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Anritsu Co. partners with Elliptika to create microwave teaching kit for engineering students

June 17, 2014

 Anritsu Co., a global leader in microwave and RF test solutions, announces a partnership with Elliptika to create Eductika, an original and innovative microwave teaching kit for students at colleges and universities. Anritsu's VNA Master™ series of handheld vector network analyzers is part of the complete turnkey solution that can be used by professors to teach the fundamentals of RF and microwave technologies. 


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Agilent Technologies announces portfolio of DOCSIS 3.1 test solutions

June 16, 2014

 Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a portfolio of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) hardware and software test solutions for generating and analyzing signals up to a bandwidth of 192 MHz. The test solutions are used by R&D engineers to test transmitters, receivers and components against the requirements set forth in the DOCSIS 3.1 specification. 


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EVENTS

NIWeek 2014

8/4/14
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
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IEEE Autotest 2014

9/15/14
America's Center Convention Complex
St. Louis, MO
United States

DOCUMENTS AND FILES

Output Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) Test Using the TEGAM 1830A RF Power Meter

June 17, 2014
Do you have confidence that your 50 MHz reference port Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) is within specifications? It is important to have this confidence and by adhering to these procedures, you can be certain that your 50 MHz reference is within the manufactures tolerance!

Techniques for Precise Cable and Antenna Measurements in the Field Using Agilent FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

June 17, 2014
This application note introduces the practical aspects of cable and antenna testing. It covers interpreting measurement results and instrument operation including calibration options such as CalReady and QuickCal using FieldFox configured as a cable and antenna analyzer. Measurement examples are provided showing techniques for measuring insertion loss, return loss, and locating faults in a transmission system.

Testing S-Parameters on Pulsed Radar Power Amplifier Modules

May 19, 2014
This Application Note describes testing S-parameters under pulsed conditions. A constant power level calibration is included. A LDMOS S-band radar power transistor is used as example DUT. The pulse profile mode of the R&S ZVA is used to analyze the time-dependent behavior of the DUT.

Wavelex Products Facilitate Both Multi-octave Bench Testing and Multi-system Testing

May 19, 2014
This paper addresses the use of Wavelex wideband products in test setups for multi-octave and multi-system testing, as well as the advantages of using these wideband products for the testing of narrowband systems. Specific products are presented, along with an example test setup that allows for multi-system testing of ISM 868 MHz, ISM 915 MHz, and avionics transponders at 978 MHz, 1030 MHz, and 1090 MHz, without the need to change components.

Eliminating the Tradeoffs and Limitations of Your Pulse Measurement Test Solution

May 19, 2014
Next generation radar systems face multiple difficult demands. The pace and variety of new requirements need multi-use/function/mode adaptive radars, to be used for different applications. This whitepaper reviews existing pulse measurement test methods; discusses advantages/limitations; and introduces new test method that takes advantage of high-speed digitizing architecture, offering the industryâ??s highest resolution/timing accuracy level.

Wireless Telecommunications Testing with "S" Series Microwave Power Amplifiers

March 17, 2014
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation offers a broad range of power amplifiers covering DC to 45 GHz with output power ranging from 1 to 16,000 watts. While applications include Electromagnetic Compatibility testing (EMC), RF component testing, physics (plasma generation) and chemistry (mass spectroscopy) applications, military (jammers, radar), material testing (ultrasound), medical diagnostic testing (NMR, MRI) and general lab use, this applications note focuses on a line of amplifiers that has been optimized for wireless telecommunications test use.

Long-Term, Remote Monitoring of Satellite Performance Using an Agilent High-Frequency USB Power Sensor

March 17, 2014
This application note describes typical satellite applications that require power measurements and recommends power measurement solutions. It also explains how these solutions can help simplify your work, and improve accuracy, reliability and test coverage. Also covered are new sensor functions such as built-in Gamma and S-parameter corrections and real time measurement uncertainty calculations for improved accuracy.

Achieving Excellent Vector Signal Analysis Results Using Innovative Noise, Image, and Spur Suppression Techniques

March 17, 2014
The need to measure spurious and harmonic signals is not new. However, emerging requirements include more of these measurements and specify demanding test conditions. In aerospace and defense applications, the task may be a search for known or unknown signals across a broad spectrum. In wireless communications, the need is to characterize increasingly complex devices in an ever-expanding number of conditions and device states - and do so as quickly as possible.

Techniques for Precision Validation of Radar System Performance in the Field Using Agilent FieldFox Handheld Analyzers

March 17, 2014
This application note provides an overview of field testing radar systems and Line Replaceable Units (LRU) using high-performance� FieldFox combination analyzers having multiple measurement modes including a peak power analyzer, vector network analyzer, spectrum analyzer and vector voltmeter. This application note will show several measurement examples of pulsed and secondary radar signals and also reviews the basics of� monopulse radar.

Overcoming High-speed Interconnect Challenges

January 17, 2014
Cloud computing, smart phones, and LTE services are causing a large increase in network traffic. Instantaneous traffic rates at internet data centers have reached 1 Tbit/s. Supporting this increased traffic, speed of IT equipment used in high-end services in data centers must be increased. This white paper discusses challenges introduced at these higher data rates and how Vector Network Analyzers can help meet these.

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