Tektronix announced an open-source Python instrument driver package for the company’s test instruments. Available at no cost, the package provides you with a native Python user experience for instrument automation. With integration into daily workflows and utilizing it with a preferred Integrated Development Environment (IDE), engineers use features such as auto-complete, precise type hinting, comprehensive […]
The APx516B from Audio Precision comes with built-in analog I/O and a slot that adds wired or wireless digital I/O. With so many of today’s devices having audio capabilities, engineeers designing wired or wireless audio into a device need to verify audio quality. Audio Precision, well known for its audio analyzers, has introduced the APx516 […]
The 42-927 PXI chassis from Pickering Interfaces saves test-rack space by accepting up to 20 PXI or PXIe instruments and switch cards. No matter how many instruments they hold, large, automated test systems always take up too much floor space. While test racks may have increased in density since the PXI bus was introduced in […]
The Rohde & Schwarz MXO 5 series of eight-channel and four-channel oscilloscopes feature fast capture and low-level triggering so you can see signal details.
NI will now join the long list of T and M companies whose names we’ll see only online, on eBay, and at electronics flea markets. Product names such as LabVIEW should live on.
An IEEE EMC Society chapter provided training on FCC Part 15, shielding effectiveness, and EMC art & science. Boxborough, Mass — Interference among electronic devices never goes away. Engineers who aren’t EMC experts seem to need constant introductions and reminders of how to reduce interference because every design is different. EMI/EMC issues keep popping up, […]
Designed for bench and production use, the N5186A generates wireless signals to 8.5 GHz and includes a built-in reflectometer. Designing commercial or military wireless receivers, amplifiers, and systems means you’ll need to generate test signals. Keysight’s N5186A MXG vector-signal generator (datasheet) is available in one-channel or four-channel models with Type-N connectors. Each channel can generate […]
The WaveMaster 8000HD series from Teledyne LeCroy goes where no 12-bit oscilloscope has gone before. Serial digital data streams never stop reaching for higher data rates. Buses such as PCIe Gen 6 (64 Gtransfers/sec) and USB4 V2 (80 Gb/sec) have gone to PAM4 and PAM3 modulation, respectively, to reach their current data rates. Two-level modulation […]
ETS-Lindgren’s SpaceSaver 26H reduces the footprint needed for 3-m emissions testing. EMC test chambers take up space. It’s what they do. Physics has something to do with that. Even so, ETS-Lindgren has developed the SpaceSaver 26H EMC chamber, which the company installed at the E3 Compliance test lab facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The chamber […]
Extend the frequency of RF test equipment from 6 GHz to 20 GHz. RF systems such as satellite, Wi-Fi, UWB, and radar often need to bring modulated signals up to carrier frequency before transmitting and after receiving. TMYTEK, maker of BBox has introduced its UD Module (UDM) up/down converter, which operates from 6 GHz to […]