Test and Measurement

Element 14 promotes Raspberry Pi-based scope

Farnell element14 has partnered with Australian test gear house BitScope Designs to manufacture and distribute BitScope Micro, a dual-channel digital oscilloscope for Raspberry Pi. Also working with Windows and Linux PCs, and Macs; BitScope Micro is also an eight channel logic analyser, a signal generator, clock generator and spectrum…

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Keysight Technologies: new company, new science

Ask anyone from Keysight Technologies what the ‘new’ company is about and they are likely to say “measurement science”. Keysight Technologies comes into existence this month following the decision of Agilent Technologies to separate its life sciences and test businesses, creating the new company. There is a strong awareness for…

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Rohde & Schwarz shows 5G millimetre-wave setup at Korea summit

At the 5G Global Summit, taking place in South Korea this week, Rohde & Schwarz will present details of a test setup for generating and analysing signals up to 67GHz, the millimetre wave band, as part of research for 5G mobile communications. The millimetre-wave test setup consists of the…

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Top 10 tips for buying used test equipment

Buying used instruments should definitely be on the radar of every user and purchaser of test equipment. It can offer very attractive savings on the new price, sometimes at discounts of 50-75% of the new price. Many suppliers offer remanufactured or refurbished instruments which are hard to differentiate from…

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LTE-A field tester supports carrier aggregation

Anite has added carrier aggregation and Category 6 device support to its Nemo Outdoor laptop-based drive wireless network tester. Phone network operators worldwide are testing and trialling carrier aggregation, and are launching LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks with the first phase of Cat 6 devices, using two carrier components…

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Putting car radar technology to the test

Cars are increasingly equipped with technologies designed to assist the driver in critical situations. Besides cameras and ultrasonic sensors, car makers are turning to radar as the cost of the associated technology decreases. The attraction of radar is that it provides fast and clear-cut measurement of the velocity and…

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Agilent test business becomes Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies has been launched with the electronic measurement business of Agilent Technologies now operating under the Keysight name. So what was once the famous Hewlett-Packard test brand became Agilent and now becomes a standalone electronics test firm called Keysight Technologies. This has been 11 months in preparation. The…

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Big data is big focus at NIWeek

NIWeek, the annual design and test technology conference presented by National Instruments starts in Austin, Texas today (August 4). Conference papers will discuss the application of NI’s design and measurement technologies including LabView, software-defined systems and CompactRIO in areas such as automotive and telecommunications to robotics and energy…

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