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September 23, 2016

Interesting insight as Keysight’s Roger Nichols disses 4K cat videos


From Anite part of the company


Generates 3D event maps



September 21, 2016

Read my take on the F&S market study.


Demo at EDI CON USA 2016 consists of a VSG and VSA operating at 55 to 68 GHz with more than 2 GHz of instantaneous bandwidth.


Xcerra examines the opportunities and challenges of 5G test.



September 20, 2016

Pickering 41-760 simulator modules allow verification of a thermocouple measurement system



September 19, 2016

Here’s my report from Autotestcon. But why the title???


We mourn the sudden loss of Joe Pavlat, President of PICMG, which is the manager of the PCI Express, cPCIe, and ATCA standards. This remembrance was written by one of his employees, Brandon Lewis.



September 14, 2016

Includes digital test, rubidium clock, and pulse pattern generator- but with TPS compatibility


6-slot PXIe chassis plus embedded controller for startup users



September 13, 2016

Keysight combines features of AXIe BERT with scope for complete solution



September 12, 2016

Feature article: Using AWGs to generate signals for simulated test. New products in the product list.


My analysis of the Frost & Sullivan modular instrument report


“Status and Outlook for Modular Instrumentation”



September 9, 2016

Testing high speed ethernet and fibre channel switches in avionics, PXI digital pattern instruments pursue semi test, benefits of a flexible test system, new products


AIT MIL-STD 1553 card, Keysight Gen 3 PXIe chassis and system components, NI digital pattern instrument, Marvin TS-960e semi test system, VTI SentinelEX PXIe T&M suite, VX Instruments AWG family and digitizer


Keysight’s Bob Witte and Orenda Financial’s Shayan Ushani give their opinions to EDN future-looking questions


EE’s Rick Nelson writes the the statistics say otherwise



September 7, 2016

Adds high power RF ports for front end module testing in its semi test platform


TS-960e includes Keysight PXIe RF modules, and new GX5296 digital subsystem



September 2, 2016

Case Study: Atos Origin monitors more than 58 nuclear power plants with VXIbus



September 1, 2016

Adds massive MIMO and beamforming to current LTE networks


Keysight’s Bob Witte identifies 3 challenges