Test and Measurement

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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Rohde & Schwarz rebrands lower priced scope business

Rohde & Schwarz has started to market test instruments previously sold under the Hameg Instruments brand, under the Rohde & Schwarz logo. The rebranding of the lower priced instruments has started with two new instruments. Previously, Hameg products had a dual logo that included the Rohde & Schwarz name, but…

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Agilent names chief technology officer for new company

Agilent Technologies test and measurement business will rebrand as Keysight Technologies in August and Jay Alexander has been named as chief technology officer. Alexander’s appointment is significant as new product development was a big driver behind the plan to separate Agilent’s test and life sciences businesses, when it…

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Networked test standard aims for adoption with reference design

The cross-industry group promoting the LXI Ethernet-based test instrument interface is creating its first reference design which will be used by test fims to adapt their devices to the LXI bus-based instrument standard. This extends the work for the LXI Consortium from strandard development to practical implementation…

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Sourcing and measuring battery cycles from one box

It is practical to characterise charge/discharge cycles of rechargeable batteries using an SMU (single-source measurement unit), writes Mary Anne Tupta from Keithley Instruments. Rechargeable batteries are commonly characterised using charge/discharge cycling, which provides useful information on internal chemistry, capacity, usable cycles, and lifetime. In production, this technique…

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