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Basics of resonant circuits

By David Herres A resonant circuit is formed when a capacitor and inductor (coil) are in parallel or in series. The two circuit elements will block or pass a…

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Amplifier modules for data acquisition systems

HBM, Inc., a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, transducers and sensors, has introduced three new amplifier modules for its SomatXR Data…

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Basics of solar cells

By David Herres Solar cells, the building blocks of solar arrays, are simple two-wire diodes packaged and configured to produce electrical current when exposed to electromagnetic radiation of…

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150 pages of environmental products from Omega

The New Horizons® in Environmental Monitoring is comprised of over 150 full color pages that feature the latest environmental related products from Omega Engineering. The book is divided…

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Video: Tektronix MDO3104 scope part five

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First test solution for MIPI M-PHY v3.1

Tektronix, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced the first physical layer transmitter characterization and debug solution for the MIPI M-PHY® v3.1 specification recently approved by…

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Wireless, paperless recorder for SMARTDAC+

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the development of the SMARTDAC+® GX20W wireless paperless recorder. This new product supports the ISA100 Wireless™ industrial automation wireless communication standard and is expected…

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Top test & measurement posts on EDAboard this week

Here are some of the most viewed posts on test and measurement topics from our EDAboard.com sister site this week: Measuring capacitance: “I am going to make a…

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Inexpensive spectrum analyzers sport USB architecture

Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced a new class of affordable spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture with a…

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Omega introduces data acquisition modules for temperature and voltage measurement

Omega’s new 24-bit multifunction USB data acquisition models for temperature and voltage measurement feature up to 16 single ended (SE)/8 differential (DIFF) analog inputs. Each device includes 8…

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Teledyne LeCroy’s DDR 3 / DDR 4 compliance analyzer

Teledyne LeCroy announced its new Kibra 480 Compliance Analyzer. New DDR4 enabled systems are now available in the market. As these DDR4 enabled systems begin to proliferate, compliance…

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Oscilloscope probes for high-voltage signals

Keysight Technologies, Inc. introduced 200-, 300- and 500-MHz, high-voltage probing solutions with a wider input range, higher common-mode rejection ratio and optimized accessories. The probes are ideal for…

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New DC source targets high-current device testing

A new DC-source benchtop instrument aims to integrate the capabilities of I‑V systems, curve tracers, and semiconductor analyzers as used for characterizing wide bandgap power semiconductors such as…

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Tektronix Announces Affordable, Full-Featured Highly Portable Spectrum Analyzer

Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has introduced a new class of affordable spectrum analyzers based on a USB architecture with a…

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OMEGA Introduces Digital Pressure Gauge DPG409S

OMEGA’s new DPG409S Sanitary/Clean-In-Place (CIP) digital pressure gauges incorporate a rugged 316 SS enclosure designed for washdown and marine applications with a precision 0.08% accuracy pressure transducer with 316L SS wetted parts and body. This pressure gauge is tested to industrial CE standards with a durable design that makes it perfect for harsh industrial environments.

ICs and timers

By David Herres Moore’s law, actually more an observation than an edict, states that the number of transistors that can sit on a single semiconductor chip may be expected to…

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Basics of three-phase electrical power

By David Herres Unlike residential wiring, the electrical harness in an industrial or large commercial setting usually carries three-phase power. To many homeowners and beginning technologists, three-phase circuits are…

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Yokogawa Releases SMARTDAC+® GM Data Acquisition System

The SMARTDAC+ GM data acquisition system improves operational efficiency due to its modular design, which facilitates the mounting and removal of modules. In addition, the SMARTDAC+ GM system…

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Basics of CMOS

By David Herres Complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) is a highly successful strategy for combining complementary and symmetrical pairs of p-type and n-type MOSFETs to create logic functions. A…

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Basics of MOSFETs

By David Herres The FET, discussed in a previous article, was widely used for a few short years, from its introduction in 1947 until it was abruptly eclipsed…

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Triple-channel supply hosts 30-V and 5-V sources

Keithley Instruments announced the addition of an economical triple-channel power supply to the company’s Series 2200 line of programmable DC power supplies. The Model 2231A-30-3 195W Triple-Channel DC…

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Tektronix first wireless lab management solution for education

Tektronix, Inc., a manufacturer of oscilloscopes, announced the industry’s first wireless lab instrument management solution for quickly setting up and efficiently managing basic electronics engineering laboratories at colleges…

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Basics of FETs

By David Herres The field-effect transistor (FET) resembles the bipolar transistor in some of its behavioral characteristics, but its inner workings are markedly different. Rather than base, emitter and collector, FETs…

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Basics of sine waves

By David Herres Oscilloscopes typically display the amplitude of a signal  on the Y axis as a function of time on the X axis. The resulting display can take the…

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Android app works with sourcemeters

Keithley Instruments has developed a free app for Android™-based smartphones and tablets that interacts with a Keithley Series 2600B SourceMeter SMU instrument via its front panel USB interface….

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