Test & Measurement News

NI Automated Test Summit: PXI looks good for 5G

Modular instruments connected by the PXI bus now represent the fastest growing off the overall test and measurement market, says National Instruments executive Abhay Samant. Speaking today at the National Instruments Automated Test Summit in Reading, Samant said the reason for this growth was PXI’s ability to scale upwards…

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Electro Rent targets UK growth with local office

Electro Rent, the test instrument rental and lease firm, is opening a new UK sales office in London. The company, which has been operating in the UK for 10 years, said it had opened the office to provide local customer support and to drive future expansion in the market. The…

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Five reasons why EMC testing should start early

You have built a great product that meets market demands. You are confident that it radiates little energy and is not susceptible to outside interference, yet when you reach final EMC testing stage, your product fails. This is the nightmare scenario for most of us product designers. The cost of…

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Small cells are coming and they need to be tested

One of the most noticeable trends in the mobile world in recent years is the advent of ‘small cells’. Small cells (a term which encompasses femto-, pico- and microcells) have become increasingly popular in larger enterprises, shopping malls and airports, where there is demand for 2G, 3G and LTE mobile…

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Preaching the potential of PXI

Richard Wilson discovered why interest in PXI-based modular test systems is growing, during a visit to the National Electronics Week exhibition PXI modular test system suppliers were attempting, and probably succeeding in, a takeover of the National Electronics Week exhibition in Birmingham last week. The exhibition had an area…

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Modular instruments are key for 5G mobile development

The next generation 5G mobile phone technologies will be the first to make extensive use of modular test and design platforms for its development. The scale of the signal processing required for the multi-gigabit radio channels expected to be needed for 5G, will need highly scalable systems for development…

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Recom operates EMC test lab in Austria

Recom has an EMC laboratory that can be used by customers and students in its new headquarters building in Austria. The company intends to expand on its EMC services in the future by providing customers with consultation in preparation for certification. This may be of particular interest to universities and…

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