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Basics of digital-to-analog converters

By David Herres Typical real-world phenomena (most sensor output, acoustic information in air-pressure variations, temperature fluctuations, etc.) are analog rather than digital in nature. If translated into an…

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Top test & measurement posts on EDAboard.com this week

Here are some of the most popular topics in test & measurement being discussed in our EDAboard.com sister site. Measuring antenna radiation — I had a problem measuring…

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Video: Displaying 60 Hz Utility Voltage in a Keysight MSO-X 4054A Oscilloscope

How to acquire utility voltage safely in order to display the waveform in an oscilloscope. A simultaneous view of time and frequency domains.

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Video: Displaying sine waves and musical tones in a Keysight MSO-X 4054A Oscilloscope

How to connect a Yamaha Keyboard to a Keysight MSO-X 4054A oscilloscope.

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Scope tests for LPDDR4 designs

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) introduced the industry’s most complete compliance test application for systems using low-power double-data-rate 4 memory. The application gives engineers an efficient and quick…

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Measurement instruments for simultaneous high resolution surface and contour inspection

A new series of high resolution instruments offering automated simultaneous surface and contour inspection has been introduced by Taylor Hobson, a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies. The…

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Free MIMO test insights poster from Keysight

The Keysight poster, “Ten Things You Should Know About MIMO” is designed to provide greater insight into multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) test technology used in R&D through…

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In process air gaging

Chris Koehn, Business Unit Manager – Stotz Air Gaging, Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. In recent years, we have seen an upward trend of higher production manufacturers wanting…

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Basics of analog-to-digital converters

By David Herres We straddle two realms, analog and digital. The output of a sensor, musical instrument, the human voice, and most of the signals that originate in…

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Basics of harmonics

By David Herres Waveforms other than those that are pure sine waves or sinusoidal will have a portion of their energy in frequencies other than the fundamental. These frequencies…

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Basics of non-sinusoidal waveforms

By David Herres A non-sinusoidal waveform is one that is not a sine wave and is also not sinusoidal (sine-like). This may sound like a minor distinction but…

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Basics of op amps

By David Herres A vacuum-tube operational amplifier (op amp) was conceived in the early years of the Second World War and achieved great success as a means of…

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Basics of the 555 timer chip

By David Herres The most successful IC, if sales volume is an indication, has been the 555 timer. With production averaging over a billion a year, this simple…

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Device Characterization for the Internet of Things

Characterizing the wireless devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) demands precision sourcing and measurement. Robert Green Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix Company   A recent informal…

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B&R presents their new temperature and power measurement modules

B&R is extending the X20 I/O system to include two additional modules: A temperature measurement module with 4-wire resistance measurement and an energy measurement module with four current inputs for connecting external transformers with a 333 mV output. Up to four platinum PT100 temperature sensors that are complaint with IEC 60751 can be connected to

Top T&M posts on EDAboard

Here are the most popular threads on EDAboard this week pertaining to test and measurement topics: Measuring an RF transceiver: I have a low-noise mixer IF amplifier and…

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Basics of rectification

By David Herres Thomas Edison, in the waning years of the 19th century, attempted to make a case for his preferred dc electrical system. But George Westinghouse and…

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Basics of lasers, part two

By David Herres The heart of the most common type of laser is the optical cavity. It is typically cylindrical and contains the gain medium. The gain medium is…

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Keysight Technologies Wins Elektra 2014 Educational Support Award from European Electronics Industry

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) announced that it has won the Elektra 2014 Educational Support award given by the European Electronics Industry. The educational support award category is…

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Basics of lasers, part one

By David Herres Electrons travel freely through the comparatively vast spaces between atoms or they are confined to orbits around an atom’s nucleus. The orbits do not lie…

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Video: Basics of scope use, part 7

Here we cover use of a plug-in flash drive to save screen shots for use elsewhere.

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Video: Basics of networking scopes, Part 6

In this installment, we discuss how to connect Tek and LeCroy scopes together so a signal generated in one scope can display on the other.

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Tools correlate physical layer, protocol layer data on a single display

We’re now happy to announce additional Measurement and Graphing Features for our CAN FD Solution are available.   Teledyne LeCroy announces the addition of unique measurement and graphing…

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Aries Electronics announces new low-cost, quick-delivery, Correct-A-Chip® IC adapters

Aries Electronics, a US manufacturer of standard, programmed and custom interconnection products, Burn-in and Test IC Sockets AND Adapters used worldwide, announced the introduction of a new line…

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Hexagon Metrology rolls out PC-DMIS 2014.1

Hexagon Metrology launched PC-DMIS 2014.1, a significant update of the world’s most popular measurement software used for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of manufacturing data. The new…

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