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Keysight Moves to Software Focus, But it Should Own the IoT

Mar 14, 2017
Many test-and-measurement companies have been sensing and helping analyze data for decades. That’s a fundamental aim of the IoT, and these firms...

Clear PAM-4 Signals at DesignCon 2017

Feb 22, 2017
The path toward PAM-4 for 56-Gb/s channels and 400-Gb/s Ethernet is opening up, driven by multidimensional packaging and the need to optimize the...

DOT Raises Specter of Autonomous Vehicle Tech Pre-Approval

Sep 30, 2016
The Federal Automated Vehicles Policy fills a need for government oversight of this rapidly evolving technology, but is pre-market approval going too...

10 Scopes for Under $1,500

Sep 06, 2016
Plenty of oscilloscopes that come in under $1,500 are available to get your workbench started, but which one is the best? Well, it depends....

Simplifying Device R&D and Basic System Test

Aug 04, 2016
The pervasiveness of electronics means it’s critical to simplify test equipment so that beginners and professional users alike can get fast “time to...

NI’s 2nd-Gen VST Simplifies Scalable RF Test

Jul 13, 2016
National Instruments will use NIWeek 2016 to demonstrate its new PXIe-5840 VST, featuring 1-GHz bandwidth and a much more powerful Virtex-7 FPGA....

3-in-1 Arbitrary Waveform Generator Joins IoT Fray

May 31, 2016
If a product debuted in 2016 and it didn’t have a tie to the Internet of Things, did it ever really debut? This variation of the tree falling in the...

Interactive Apps Give Standard Test Equipment a Facelift

May 03, 2016
The Keithley IVy app for the 2600B source measure unit (SMU) is a hands-on useful app that delivers a new look and mode of operation to a standard...

Low(er)-Cost Test Makes WiGig Even More Attractive

Apr 12, 2016
WiGig’s 7-Gb/s throughput in the 60-GHz region has flirted with reality since at least 2007, but the emergence of ICs, modules, full end-equipment...

1-GHz IsoVu Leads Tektronix Probe Performance/Usability Charge at APEC

Mar 25, 2016
Tektronix extends state of the art in probe design with the IsoVu 1-GHz electro-optical, galvanically isolated system and the TriMode P7700 probes,...

Smart NI Shows How to Make Money Off Non-Existent 5G

Mar 03, 2016
I used to think it was hard to make money off something that doesn’t exist, until I spoke with Eric Starkloff, National Instruments’ executive vice...

10 Reasons to Lease versus Buying Test Equipment

Feb 17, 2016
Shorter design cycles, good deals, more pervasive application of electronics, and increasing performance requirements are just some of reasons to...

HDA125 Mixed-Signal Probe Tackles Real-World Test Issues

Feb 09, 2016
While it’s definitely “nice” that the new HDA125 digital analyzer from Teledyne LeCroy zips along at 12.5 GSamples/s on 18 input channels, a closer...

Q&A: Tektronix CEO Pat Byrne on New Application Focus

Feb 04, 2016
Tektronix took thousands of inputs to refine its new game plan to address test and measurement needs from an application-centric perspective—and its...
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