A brief history of wind power

By David Herres Wind, the motion of air with respect to the earth’s surface, is a potent source of energy that may be harvested. Our ancient ancestors built…

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Selection guide details ATS amplifiers

The new updated Keysight Amplifier Selection Guide is now available for use in building high-performance automated test systems with Keysight amplifiers. Keysight test system amplifiers offer ultra-broadband performance…

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Basics of oscillators

By David Herres A previous article discussed resonant circuits. Now we’ll go on to look at that fundamental workhorse of the modern electronic world, the oscillator. Without it,…

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Poster spells out wireless standards

What: The free Keysight Evolving Wireless Standards poster is designed to provide greater insight into the evolving wireless market, with focus and measurement details on the latest Cellular,…

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Basics of hand-held oscilloscopes

By David Herres Hand-held oscilloscopes are available in a wide range of prices. For a robust instrument such as the Tektronix THS3024, expect to pay about one-third the…

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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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