Master Electronics Welcomes Teledyne LeCroy to its Growing Line Card

Master Electronics, a global distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components, announces their newest supplier, Teledyne LeCroy. “Teledyne LeCroy is a leader in the field of test & measurement and we will offer our customers first class products to measure, analyze, and verify electronic devices of all types,” said Riad Nizam, Senior Vice President of

What are integrated gas spacer cables and circuit interruptors?

Over 10,000 tons of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) are produced annually, most for use as a gaseous dielectric material. It is a high-value alternative to oil and air in…

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Analysis platform correlates SDI/IP media signals

Tektronix, an industry-leading innovator of video quality monitoring solutions, today unveiled an industry-first hybrid SDI/IP media analysis platform, Prism, that enables a smooth transition from SDI-based to IP-based…

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Test instrument characterizes current draws down to picoamp range

A new test instrument is said to be the world’s first analyzer able to make 100-pA level dynamic current measurement. Developed by Keysight Technologies, it has a maximum…

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Basics of induction

Building on the work of others, particularly Humphry Davy, Hans Christian Ørsted and Alessandro Volta, English researcher Michael Faraday formulated his Law of Electromagnetic Induction. This most basic…

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Basics of metal detectors

The sensor assembly of a metal detector consists of one or more coils, usually two. An oscillator outputs an alternating current that passes through the send coil, producing…

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Sampling scopes target 25/100/400 Gb/s optical tests

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has announced the N1092A, N1092B and N1092D DCA-M sampling oscilloscopes, which are ideal for 25/100/400 Gb/s optical test. Networks of 100 and 400 Gb/s rely…

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New generation of ethernet-controlled BOP bipolar power supplies

Kepco is pleased to introduce our new line of Ethernet-controlled 100W, 200W and 400W BOP linear bipolar power supplies. Kepco’s BOP-E’s can be controlled from anywhere over Ethernet…

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High-power tunable laser speeds fiber, probe alignment

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has introduced the 81602A, an extra high power tunable laser. The 81602A eases tolerance for power budgets in test setups and speeds fiber or probe…

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Basics of cloud chambers

A tabletop cloud chamber is a simple home project that can be built, and can detect and display condensation trails that develop in the presence of ionizing radiation….

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USB-based real-time spectrum analyzers hit 7.5 GHz with 40 MHz capture bandwidth

USB-based real-time spectrum analyzers target design, spectrum management and wireless transmitter installation and maintenance applications. The new RSA500 and RSA600 series of analyzers from Tektronix offer frequency coverage…

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Basics of the Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS) evolved from earlier relatively primitive systems that were originally developed primarily for military uses. Before long these systems became available worldwide for civilians…

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Multi-phase power analyzer features milliwatt standby power measurements and 1-MHz bandwidth

A 1- to 4-channel ac/dc power analyzer is said to be optimized for testing single- and multi-phase, high efficiency ac-dc and dc-ac power supply designs. Developed by Tektronix,…

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The Doppler effect in EM and cellular phones

Prior to 1800 the Doppler Effect was unknown because there weren’t speeding railroad trains or motorized fire trucks with blaring sirens, so the phenomenon was outside of human…

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Differential browser head gives 12 GHz bandwidth for measuring high-speed differential or single-ended signals

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has introduced the N2839A differential browser head for use with InfiniiMax I/II Series probe amps, bringing the measurement fidelity of a solder-in probe head to…

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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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