New functionality has been added to its SENMATION universal sensor interface

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced new functionality has been added to its SENMATION universal sensor interface for Leitz PMM-C coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). SENMATION deploys the right sensor…

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Basics of aircraft electrical systems

Electrical design in aircraft is influenced by two basic requirements: The equipment must be light weight and highly reliable. These needs may be met in a variety of…

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Basics of setting up electrical service in buildings

Any building or electrical installation must have an electrical service unless it has an onsite power supply or connects via feeder to some other installation that itself has…

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Where does the noise floor come from?

In an audio or video receiver or in any type of measuring instrument, noise may be defined as any signal other than the one of interest. In the…

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Low-load scope probes work well in cramped quarters

The P7700 series of TriMode probes from Tektronix offer up to 20 GHz bandwidth and minimize probe loading and are designed to improve access to smaller, more densely…

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Sizing up networks with pinging

Pinging is the process whereby we send an exploratory probe or packet consisting of 64 bytes or more to a network node. It contains a return request and…

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260 types of strain gauges for measurement challenges

HBM, a manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, and transducers and sensors, now offers a total of 260 types of strain gauges in stock for immediate delivery through its HBMshop. The HBMshop web ordering tool is designed to speed up and simplify shopping, getting price quotes, and placing orders for

Particle spin and energy efficient electronics

We all know that the earth, like many spherical bodies, turns on its axis. It is said to have angular momentum. The spin velocity does not change, slow…

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The Microhardness Testing System that Makes Everyone an Expert

Newage Testing Instruments proudly introduces the latest addition to its HMV-G family of microhardness testing systems: The semi-automatic HMV-G21. The HMV-G21testing system is so easy to use that…

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Basics of varible-frequency motor drives

DC motors have historically had advantages in that their speed and direction of rotation could be easily controlled by adjusting or switching the supply voltage. This has made…

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Indium phosphide chips expected to deliver real-time scopes with bandwidths above 100 GHz

Keysight Technologies, Inc. says it has successfully tested new chipsets that take advantage of the firm’s indium phosphide (InP) semiconductor technology. Keysight expects the new chipsets will help…

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HBM expands best practices measurement seminar series

HBM, a manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, transducers and sensors, has added a series of Strain Gauge Best Practices Seminars to its popular HBM On Tour program. Held at various locations across the U.S. from March to July 2016, these free seminars will educate design and test engineers on

Multiport vector network analyzer gets options for BTS, gain compression, RF pulse measurements

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has introduced a series of hardware and software options for the M9485A high-performance PXIe multiport vector network analyzer (VNA). The options further enhance the modular…

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Optical spectrum analyzer for precisely assessing the properties of 3-µm lasers

Yokogawa Meters & Instruments Corporation has announced that it has developed the AQ6376 optical spectrum analyzer. The AQ6376 has a wide dynamic range and can perform precise, high…

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$7,500 raised by Megger for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation

Megger, an electrical test and measurement provider, held its 15th annual charity event this past January: the Megger Distributor Golf Event, which raised $7,500 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. The event,…

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Simulation software provides new RF PCB, laminate, module, and silicon RFIC capabilities

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has introduced the latest release of its powerful Advanced Design System (ADS) software, ADS 2016. The software improves design productivity and speeds circuit and electromagnetic…

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Clamp-on meter targets HVAC uses

Fluke Corp. introduces the Fluke 902 FC True-rms HVAC Clamp Meter, a wireless Fluke Connect-enabled meter that improves the productivity of HVAC technicians in the field. With the…

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Difference between the scanning electron microscope and scanning tunneling microscope

The scanning electron microscope (SEM) is capable of imaging an object with a resolution of better than one nanometer. To put that in perspective, a meter is to…

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Simulation software helps develop RF Systems and Circuits

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has announced the latest release of its industry leading, affordable RF simulation and synthesis software, Genesys 2015. Designed for circuit and system designers, the software…

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Standalone DC Electronic Loads target DC Power Test Applications

Tektronix, Inc., has introduced the Keithley Series 2380 family of compact, standalone DC Electronic Loads as a compliment to the company’s complete set of power test and measurement…

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The basics of photomultiplier tubes

The obvious superiority of solid-state devices has rendered vacuum tubes obsolete in most applications. But an important exception is the photomultiplier tube. It is an elegant assembly of…

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New NaviTEK NT promotes faster, more efficient testing of copper and fiber networks

IDEAL Networks, a global innovator in network testing, installation and management products, today launched its new NaviTEK NT network tester engineered to help IT professionals quickly pinpoint and…

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The difference between corona effect and St. Elmo’s fire

Corona effect, also known as corona discharge, is primarily a high-voltage transmission line phenomenon, but it is also seen surrounding lightning rods. Years ago, I was talking with…

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UXM Wireless Test Set works with over-the-air software suite

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today announced that the Keysight UXM Wireless Test Set is now fully integrated and supported by WaveStudio, MVG’s OTA dedicated measurement software suite…

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Most accurate ROMER Absolute Arm to date

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced its new, top-of-the-line addition to the ROMER Absolute Arm portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) product line. The most accurate ROMER Absolute Arm to…

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