Oct 07, 2016
2016 Microwaves & RF Annual Salary & Career Report: All Quiet on the Compensation Front
What’s some of the good news that we received in this year’s Microwaves & RF Annual Salary & Career Report? For one, 90% of those who responded...
Mar 28, 2017
MINIBEND® CTR – Phase Invariant Cable Assemblies
Despite of advancements in the PTFE, or Teflon™, dielectric manufacturing technologies, cable manufacturers have struggled to overcome the Teflon™Knee. The minibend CTR family of cable assemblies combines the industry renowned flexibility of HUBER+SUHNER Astrolab’s bend-to-the-end connector termination technology with industry leading phase vs. temperature performance of <300 ppm to create a stable, reliable, MIL-DTL-17 qualified interconnect solution to satisfy an endless range of customer applications where phase stability is key.
Mar 13, 2017
Test Strategies in Aerospace and Defense
What do test systems on aerospace and defense programs need to accomplish? What are my test system architecture options? What is hardware-in-the-loop? How does using HIL affect test cost?
Mar 1, 2017
Fundamentals of Vector Network Analysis Primer
Circuits that are analyzed using network analyzers range from simple devices such as filters and amplifiers to complex modules used in communications satellites. As a measurement instrument a network analyzer is a versatile, but also one of the most complex pieces of precision test equipment and therefore great care has to be taken in the measurement setup and calibration procedures. Download this primer to find out why a VNA is among the most essential tools for RF/microwave measurement.
Mar 1, 2017
Understanding Crosstalk for Signal Integrity Applications
Although crosstalk has been around for a long time, there’s a growing interest in crosstalk as data-rates continue to increase and ICs/PCBs continue to shrink. This white paper provides an introduction to crosstalk with a specific focus on signal integrity applications offering guidelines of what to watch out for when measuring crosstalk.
Feb. 28, 2017
Understanding VNA-based USB Type-C™ Signal Integrity Compliance Test
Webinar brought to you by Anritsu on March 28: Learn how to use VNAs to conduct signal integrity compliance testing in an automated environment. Follow along as a USB Type C Method of Implementation is described and measurements are explained. Understand the underlying VNA measurements and learn tips and techniques for successful measurements.
Feb 22, 2017
Learn how a modular approach can accelerate deployment of Signal Beamforming applications
System designers generally don’t have the time, skill-set or resources to build every basic function, such as digital beamforming receivers, from the ground up. This approach enables designers to optimize hardware integration by minimizing space, power and complexity, while also maximizing system differentiation by enabling firmware-level and systems-level software customization for specialized features.
Feb 22, 2017
How to build a passive Radar Receiver to replace traditional airfield radars.
Objective was to build a passive radar using beamforming techniques to receive reflections of DVB-T Tv signals from aircraft to replace traditional airfield radars. The requirement was simple, the highest SFDR possible, ideally direct sampling of the UHF signal, followed by digital receivers with FPGA for beamforming.
Feb 22, 2017
Learn a NEW way to accelerate your automated test, servo-control or MIMO wireless transceiver.
Innovative’s new SoC products combine analog I/O, dual ARM CPU cores and Kintex 7 FPGA fabric - key performance differentiators. This is the ideal architecture for latency-critical applications such as servo-control, range-finding (RADAR/LIDAR), and demodulate/decode offload. A variety of FMC I/O cards may be mated to this PXIe SoC -equipped carrier card with logic fabric customized to meet your specific real-time signal processing requirements.
Feb 16, 2017
Download the Automated Test Outlook 2017
The Automated Test Outlook is a comprehensive view of the key technologies and methodologies making a large impact on the test and measurement industry. One of the biggest challenges for test engineers and managers is staying current on technology trends. NI has a broad knowledge of technology trends and interacts with companies across many sectors, which gives NI a unique view on the test and measurement market.
Mar 15, 2017
Characterizing and Modeling Switch Mode Power Supplies
Webinar: March 15, 2017 Live | Whether your power supply designs are based on switch mode or linear technology, there are many reasons why you should characterize the frequency response of your power supply designs. Two reasons are to better to understand the stability and noise immunity under various load change conditions based on an existing design.
Mar 23, 2017
Demystifying Vias in High-Speed PCB Design
In PCB designs, vias are virtually everywhere and come in various types, whether signal, ground, or thermal vias, as well as through-hole, blind, and buried vias for manufacturing technology. There are even single-ended or differential vias for signaling purpose. No matter how the vias are classified, it is important to note that they play an important role in the PCB, especially in high-speed designs.
Feb 21, 2017
USB Type-C Design Implementations – Overcoming Test Challenges
The USB Type-C ecosystem includes technologies like USB 3.1 Gen 2, USB-PD, MHL, Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, and HDMI Alt Mode. As the USB Type-C ecosystem moves into the main-stream with worldwide adoption, there are significant learnings from early silicon and system implementations. This session will illustrate the most common challenges and issues with implementing USB Type-C, and solutions to properly characterize and validate your designs.
Feb 16, 2017
Extreme Oscilloscope Probing Challenges and Solutions
Electronic products are getting smaller and tightening environmental specifications as designs become more versatile. Signals are getting faster and smaller too. These trends in electronics pose challenges for making accurate oscilloscope measurements. Selecting the right probing solution for your application and how you use the probe are indispensable steps toward dependable oscilloscope measurements.
Feb 23, 2017
While the frequency of “mmWave” systems can vary from 10 - >100 GHz, there are aspects of system design and the impact of hardware limitations that are common. A combination of high frequency and wide bandwidth require close attention to broadband noise, phase noise, linearity, frequency response and power dissipation. The use of directional antennas introduces another dimension to the problem of maintaining an effective link, since beam steering is required.
Mar 22, 2017
NB-IoT: A Cellular Technology Connecting the Internet of Things
While the LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) market has existed for some time, current implementations are fragmented and soft-standardized, leading to weaknesses in security and reliability, and very high operational costs due to incompatibility with existing infrastructure.
Feb 6, 2017
Quick Guide to Automotive Electronics Test
Why are we seeing so much interest in testing automotive electronics? What are the most commonly used automotive control data buses? How are DSOs and MSOs/MDOs applied? What about AWGs? How do I tackle compliance testing?
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