Remote spectum monitor captures intermittent and bursty signals

Anritsu Company continues to expand its industry-leading field test portfolio with the introduction of the MS27101A Remote Spectrum Monitor. The most recent edition to Anritsu’s interference detecting tools,…

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Data management softwarehandles model-based ECU testing

With SYNECT 2.0, dSPACE has recently introduced a new version of its data management software for model-based development and ECU testing. With state-of-the-art server technology and further improved…

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10 GigE interface for thermographic cameras

InfraTec has developed a 10 GigE interface for the thermographic camera series ImageIR. This means high-speed imaging allowing microsecond exposure times that freeze the apparent motion of dynamic…

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Resistivity, conductivity, and Kirchhoff’s laws

Electrical resistivity (specific electrical resistance) and electrical conductivity (specific electrical conductance) are not at all the same as resistance and conductance. They are intrinsic properties that quantify the…

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Tektronix and TE SubCom partner on optical modulation analysis measurements

Tektronix, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, will be…

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Differences between satellite radio, TV, and internet

For the many homes and businesses beyond the reach of cable, satellite internet is a viable alternative. Two big players in this arena are HughesNet and WildBlue. The…

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The inverse-square law and radar

Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation — as well as a number of other relations in such diverse fields as electric, magnetic, light, sound and radiation propagation — conforms…

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SAKOR Creates Test System for Dream Chaser Spacecraft

SAKOR Technologies, Inc., announces that it has supplied a test system to Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®) to be used to test the atmospheric flight control system for the…

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Gauss and his demagnetization circuit

Carl Friedrich Gauss was a brilliant mathematician whose insights and writings laid the groundwork for much of what is known today concerning number theory, algebra, differential geometry, orbital…

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Gravitational waves and their measurement

According to Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, gravity as a phenomenon is strikingly different from electromagnetic radiation. Gravity can be completely described as a distortion of time/space in…

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Calculating pi

Pi (the Greek character is π) is the symbol we use to designate the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Ancient people, among whom there were…

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Schrödinger’s equation and the half-dead cat

Erwin Schrödinger was born around the time of the Michelson-Morley Experiment, but he was pre-eminently a twentieth-century theoretician. He lived until 1961, witnessing during his life gigantic upheavals…

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Basics of lasers

Optical lasers all operate according to the same fundamental principles despite the fact that there is considerable variation in the details, particularly in regard to scaling. Small, hand-held…

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What does antimatter matter?

There are two types of quantum mechanical particles, fermions and bosons. Bosons comprise what is commonly called energy, and fermions are matter. Einstein theorized, and it was later…

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Cold fusion and the conversion of mass to energy

Albert Einstein’s famous equation, E = MC2, was contained in his 1905 Special Theory of Relativity, presented in a paper succinctly titled On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies….

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PC-based platform coordinates multiple arbitrary waveform generators

Tektronix, Inc., a worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, introduced a more convenient and flexible way for engineers to control signal sources and generate waveforms. The…

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Numbers for engineering: Complex numbers, rational numbers, and primes

Engineering involves a lot of math. And engineers sometimes get so involved in manipulating numbers that they forget some of the principles underlying the numerical manipulations they take…

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Scope wireless test set gets GSM, GPRS, EGPRS and TD-SCDMA, HSPA test capabilities

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has announced the addition of GSM, GPRS, EGPRS and TD-SCDMA, HSPA test capabilities to the E7515A UXM wireless test set. With these enhancements, UE developers…

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Basics of linear, switching, bench and external power supplies

Modern power supplies are generally divided into two types, linear supplies and switching supplies. Linear supplies may contain a transformer that outputs the required voltage(s) and a rectifier…

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DC electronic load handles 7.2 kW, sits in 3U space

Intepro Systems, a market leader in power component and power system automated test equipment (ATE), introduces the EL 9000 B Series of electronic DC loads. The EL 9000…

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Software for real-time scopes handles automated PAM-4 pre-compliance testing, report generation

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) today introduced measurement application software designed to help engineers quickly and accurately measure and quantify PAM-4 (pulse amplitude modulation with four amplitude levels)…

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Yokogawa Corporation of America releases TDLS8000 Tunable Diode Laser Spectrometer

Yokogawa Corporation of America announces the release of the TDLS8000 Tunable Diode Laser Spectrometer. This new product can quickly make in-situ measurements of gas concentrations in various process…

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OMEGA introduces Mini Handheld Anemometers

The HHF-308 anemometer with wind chill function and the HHF-309 anemometer psychrometer with CFM/CMM and enthalpy, from OMEGA, are economical and ideal for monitoring the outdoor environment. These…

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Data acquisition system gets CAN connections, 200 kS/sec sampling

HBM, a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, transducers and sensors, has added three more module options for its rugged SomatXR data…

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Basics of Electronics Testing for Automotive Interiors

Vehicular electronics and interiors have their own testing standards that can differ dramatically from those of other industries.  James Bryans, Manager, Environmental and Performance Intertek Group plc One…

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