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March 24, 2017

Choice: Karen Rapp from NXP

Slide set shows summary of Fortive, owner of Tek and Fluke brands

March 23, 2017

Collaboration between NI, Universities of Bristol and Lund, and BT.

A look ahead to the various versions of 5G

March 22, 2017

Coprocessor supports FMC modules

Major test vendors opine on upcoming 5G standards efforts

Claims to be largest-of-its-kind wireless testbed

March 21, 2017

In my latest column I ask if robots could replace engineers

NI shows first over the air demonstration of Verizon 5G specification, at 28 GHz

March 17, 2017

Giga: EW simulation, MM: Why users buy test gear for R&D, Keysight: Signal acquisition for mil/aero, new AXIe products

Topics include streaming, 5G, digital, SMUs, and semiconductor

Stream 1 GHz of instantaneous data to and from a RAID array

Revenue up 13%, orders up 24%

March 14, 2017

SPI bus emulation, using FMC carriers, PXI test strategies, PXI turns 20, interactive soft front panels, new products

Sundance: Combining two standards, PXI and FMC, enables more innovation and flexibility than either standard does on its own

Marvin: Using the GX5296 to emulate the SPI bus

Keysight: Key PXI test system choices

National Instruments: Capabilities and use of soft front panels

Pickering thermocouple simulator, Keysight AWD/digitizer combos, CCI test rack and interconnect, InSys FPGA carrier card

March 8, 2017

My column about the longevity of standards, and why

NI’s James Kimery says 2017 has a lot in store for 5G and test.

Keysight to donate expertise to 5GAA’s mission of applying 5G to automobiles

March 7, 2017

Focused on autonomous vehicles

News fromr R&S and Spirent

March 6, 2017

News from Keysight, ZTE, NI, Spirent, Nokia, R&S, and EXFO

Nokia to use Spirent’s “5G Lab-as-a-service”