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December 8, 2016

CTO of Ethertronics talks 5G antennas


Frost and Sullivan report on expanding beyond traditional T&M business models



December 7, 2016

This is my review of Guzik’s new processor, arguably the most powerful in the industry, regardless of format


Guzik’s new AXIe processors, emerging serial links, and why users buy test gear


New switches from VTI, digitizers from Spectrum, and chassis from Keysight


VTI Instruments intros muxes, matches, power, RF, and GP switches



MW&RF documents 5 key trends


December 5, 2016

Achieves data rates of 800 Mbps at 800m, 2 Gbps at 300m, 4 Gbps at 100m


Relies on user-programmable FPGA on XMC module



December 2, 2016

1. Updated M9018B 18-slot, all hybrid Gen 2 with x4 and x8 links 2. M9010A 10-slot all hybrid Gen 3 x8 with higher power and cooling. 3. M9005A 5-slot (3 hybrid 2 PXIe) Gen 1 x1 low cost chassis with integrated system module at $1600

Latency less than 0.5 ms


December 1, 2016

Spectrum adds nine new PXIe digitizers


Review of recent PXI and AXIe products from Keysight


Relocation to San Rafael, CA