Test and Measurement

NI to help CERN adopt 64bit Linux

European lab CERN is working to standardise 64bit Linux as the operating system for all if its control systems, according to test firm National Instruments (NI). NI has been involved with CERN for many years, and NI’s LabView system design tool was used to develop control software for, amongst…

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Test expo to take-off at national space centre

The UK’s exhibition dedicated to test and measure, ElectroTestExpo will take place in March at the National Space Centre in Leicester. This free-to-attend event, which includes an exhibition and seminar programme, will take place on 25th March at the National Space Centre, Leicester. Exhibitors currently include: Tektronix…

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Pico Technology aims PC scope at bench engineers

PicoScope 3000D series PC oscilloscopes have up to 200MHz bandwidth, two or four analogue channels, plus 16 digital channels on the mixed-signal models, and an arbitrary waveform generator. Maximum real-time sampling rate is 1Gsample/s, memories range from 64 to 512Msample, and PC connection is via USB 3…

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Ardian invests in calibration and digital media firms

Trescal, the French calibration services company, acquired US-based General Calibration earlier this month. Trescal is expanding its presence in the American market. This is the calibration services company’s fourth acquisition in the US since the mid-2013 when it was acquired by Ardian, a private investment company. Guillaume…

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London Underground application recognised by NI

National Instruments UK  has presented its 2014 Engineering Impact Awards at The Royal Academy of Engineering, London. The 2014 Application of the Year Award was won by Sam Etchell, for his case study detailing London Underground’s use of NI CompactRIO for remote condition monitoring of track circuits on the…

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NI director: Fixed personality devices are dead

Electronic instruments designed for a single function are becoming as out-dated in industrial markets as they are in the consumer market. In that market products such as mobile phones and TVs are becoming multi-function devices defined by the software which runs on them. According to Rahman Jamal, marketing…

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NI sees design business growing fastest

NI is seeing its embedded design platform business, which includes CompactRIO, growing faster than the business as a whole. The company still derives majority of sales from its data acqusition and test product business which includes its PXIe modular instruments. The embedded design platform business was launched 10 years ago…

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Tektronix moves into PC spectrum analysers

Tektronix has released a USB 3.0-based spectrum analyser that plugs into a PC for its display and controls. Called RSA306, it has 9kHz-6.2GHz frequency range and 40MHz real time bandwidth. “As with nearly all areas of electronics design and test, requirements for RF and microwave test…

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