Test and Measurement

Rohde & Schwarz turn scope into spectrum analyser

Rohde & Schwarz has added a spectrum analysis and spectrogram option to its RTM oscilloscopes. Using the RTM-K18 option, time and spectrum analyses can be configured completely independently of one another. This makes it possible to simultaneously analyse signal details that differ in time and frequency. Embedded World: Your…

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NI signs mobile test deal with Cobham

National Instruments has formed a PXI partnership with Cobham Wireless, formerly the wireless test business of Aeroflex, which will see NI acquiring the existing Cobham PXI modular instruments product line. NI will manufacture the PXI modular instruments and supply them exclusively to Cobham which will sell them under its own…

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Rohde and Schwarz demystifies VNA measurements

Rohde and Schwarz is holding a free one day seminar in March on the use and understanding of vector network analysers. Taking place on 17th March in Weetwood Hall, Leeds, the seminar will cover the basics of connector systems, S-Parameter measurements and the need for user calibration in practical…

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Seminar on component test at high frequencies

Keysight Technologies is holding a component and material test seminar at its offices in Winnersh, Reading on 10th February 2015. The seminar objective is to provide an overview of the state-of-art techniques used to measure the impedance and the dielectric properties of materials that are widely incorporated into…

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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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