National Instruments (NI), a provider of platform-based systems for 5G and the industrial Internet of Things, this week unveiled LabVIEW NXG 1.0, the first release of the next generation of LabVIEW engineering system design software.
NI said the 1.0 release of LabVIEW NXG helps engineers performing benchtop measurements increase their productivity with new non-programming workflows to acquire and iteratively analyze measurement data. These non-programming workflows simplify automation by building the necessary code behind the scenes. For instance, engineers can drag and drop a section of code equivalent to 50 lines of text-based code. The release also integrates a broader set of languages, and streamlines editor micro-interactions, user interface objects based on vector graphics and zooming capabilities.
“For a long time we focused on making additional things possible with LabVIEW, rather than furthering the goal of helping engineers automate measurements quickly and easily,” Jeff Kodosky, NI cofounder and business and technology fellow, commented. “Now we are squarely addressing this with the introduction of LabVIEW NXG, which we designed from the ground up to embrace a streamlined workflow. Common applications can use a simple configuration-based approach, while more complex applications can use the full open-ended graphical programming capability of the LabVIEW language, G.”
NI said the release is planned as the first in a series of fast-paced releases that will expand LabVIEW engineering capabilities from design to test.
Oscilloquartz, an ADVA Optical Networking company, has launched the OSA 5405 SyncReac, an integrated PTP grandmaster and GNSS receiver with a patent-pending dual antenna and receiver to enable the mass rollout of small cells.
The company said the new technology was specifically engineered to provide accurate and affordable phase synchronization for the rapidly growing small cell market and meet the stringent timing requirements of 4.5G and 5G connectivity. The OSA 5405 reportedly allows operators to migrate from legacy GNSS RF antennas and cables to standard copper and fiber Ethernet cabling, reducing capital expenditure and operating expenses. The OSA 5405 is available in both indoor and outdoor variants, and comes in a small form factor that purportedly enables it to be positioned on indoor windows to avoid multipath signal interference from objects within the building.
“Make no mistake; the launch of our OSA 5405 is a major milestone in the progress towards mass-scale small cell deployment,” Nir Laufer, Oscilloquartz product line director, said in a statement. “With its plug-and-play simplicity, miniscule form factor, and multiple timing functions in a single device, this is a key technology for 5G networks and the IoT. Currently deployed in trials with major carriers, it will shortly be available to all operators looking to harness next-generation synchronization precisely where it’s needed.”
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday announced the appointment of Kris Anne Monteith as chief of the Commission’s Wireline competition Bureau.
Monteith has held several senior leadership positions within the FCC in her 20 years with the agency. She has served as acting chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau as well as chief of the Enforcement Bureau. She has been a deputy chief in the Wireline Competition Bureau she now leads, as well as the Media Bureau and the policy division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Before joining the Commission in 1997, Monteith practiced telecommunications law with McDermott, Will, and Emery and Keller and Heckman in Washington, D.C.
Ampleon debuted its new the Gen10 series of LDMOS RF power transistors this week. The company reports the transistors deliver a 52 percent boost in efficiency and 18 dB of gain (at 1.8 GHz) in wireless infrastructure power amplifiers. Specifically designed to meet the demands of the cellular industry for more power efficient base station designs, the Gen10 family reportedly reduces power consumption, shrinks the size and weight of the power amplifier, and lowers the operating temperature of infrastructure equipment.
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