Test & Measurement News

Keysight joins 5GIC project in UK via Anite

Keysight Technologies’ latest acquisition, Anite is also now the latest test firm to become a partner in the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey. This is the UK’s largest collaborative research programme into the technology for 5G mobile communications. Keysight paid $600m in cash for Anite…

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NIWeek: Swiss students show stair-climbing wheelchair

A team of 10 students studying mechanical and electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich are designing and building an electric wheelchair which is able to climb stairs. Moving on the ground is accomplished with a system with automated balancing on the two main…

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NIWeek: LabVIEW 2015 writes code faster for 8-cores

National Instruments began its NIWeek technology conference in Austin, Texas today by announcing the latest version of its LabVIEW design and test software. There has been a speed upgrade and new debugging tools. The classic characteristic of LabVIEW is to be able to use new and existing software code across…

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Novel downconverter design for fast scopes

There are technical challenges involved with the architecture of the frequency interleaving that has been used to date in gigahertz bandwidth oscilloscopes, writes Dean Miles of Tektronix. Rising data communication rates are driving the need for very high bandwidth real-time oscilloscopes in the range of 60GHz-70GHz. These instruments…

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Test market sees trend for modular instruments

The market for test and measurements had revenues of $3.18bn in 2014, according to market watcher Frost & Sullivan, with growth for suppliers of modular instruments. It estimates the test market will reach $3.87bn in 2019 at a compound annual growth rate of 4%. Growing demand for the…

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IDT opens HPAC lab

IDT has launched a HPAC lab (Open High-Performance Analytics and Computing) which it says will address the real-time application needs of enterprise and cloud computing end users. The lab supports heterogeneous processing technologies from  CPU and accelerator vendors who are connecting their hardware to IDT’s portfolio of…

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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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