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Multi-Channel Gigabit Ethernet Data Recorder Supports 500MByte/s

Multi-Channel Gigabit Ethernet Data Recorder Supports 500 Mbytes/s  A fixed-featured off-the-shelf multi-channel Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) streaming data recorder system is designedRead More...

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PCI Express Gen 1.x, 2.0 and 3.0 Decode Annotation Speeds Validation and Debug

PCI Express Gen 1.x, 2.0 and 3.0 Decode Annotation Speeds Validation and Debug PCI Express Decode Annotation, which is available on a wide range of oscilloscopes from LeCroy, providesRead More...

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Line of Mini Industrial Servers Features Reduced Installation Depth

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Ultra Accurate Instrument for Correlation of Temperature and Voltage Measurements

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Digital Signal Processors at the Intersection of Form and Function

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High-Speed, Rugged Rackmount and Portable Recorders for Ground, Ship and Airborne Applications

Two new high-speed, rugged rackmount recording systems use state-of-the-art SSD (solid state drive) storage technology to achieve aggregate recording and playback rates up to 4 GbytesRead More...

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Data Loggers for FlexRay and CAN

A new data logger for automotive communication systems is available as a Basic or Plus version. The CARcorder from IXXAT Basic version provides fully six CAN interfaces (ISO 11898-2Read More...

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Sound and Vibration Software Supports Data Translation IEPE Modules

A new software application for sound and vibration measurement provides an easy-to-use interface for individual channel configuration and display for performing vibration analysis. TheRead More...

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Low-Power, Configurable Touch-Sensing Controller Adds Auto-Calibration

Low-Power, Configurable Touch-Sensing Controller Adds Auto-Calibration A new line of capacitive touch-sensing devices features low-power 1.8V operation to extend battery life inRead More...

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Diagnostic Tool for Long-Term Monitoring of CAN Bus Systems

The new CANobserver from IXXAT enables the physical and logical long-term monitoring of CAN, CANopen and DeviceNet systems. For this, the device is permanently integrated into theRead More...

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ZigBee Energy Gateway Integrates Smart Energy Devices

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Fibre Channel XMC Interface for Embedded Hits 8 Gbit/s

Fibre Channel XMC Interface for Embedded Hits 8 Gbit/s An 8 Gbit/s Fibre Channel XMC interface product allows embedded system applications to leverage ultra-high-speed FibreRead More...

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Power Analysis Debug, Java and Specs

Are you worried that perhaps your sub-watt processor core is drawing too much power? With an increasing number of CPUs offering more sophisticated power management options, such as aRead More...

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Digital Medical Devices Fueling a Quiet Revolution in Health Care

With all the attention that health care has gotten in the media in recent months, there appears to be a development that has largely escaped widespread notice. That is the migration ofRead More...

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Fault Tracker Detects Problems in Complicated Control Systems

A simple-to-use, self-contained electrical test and fault-finding logger records and displays all on/off voltage changes at its 16 inputs. Applications include monitoring, logging andRead More...

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An Ounce of Prevention: Bringing Real-Time Monitoring to the Grid

The electrical grid is in transition. Currently, grids are controlled by aging SCADA systems with primitive or no communications between generation stations. Despite the obvious factRead More...

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CompactPCI and PXI Enable Advanced Measurement and Control in Embedded Applications

CompactPCI and PXI have become increasingly popular standards in the industrial and test and measurement spaces. Because of the significant adoption of these standards, a wide varietyRead More...

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Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter Reference Design

A fully digitally controlled grid-connected solar micro inverter reference design with an advanced, high-efficiency topology is being offered by Microchip Technology. The solar powerRead More...

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RF Energy Harvesting Kit for Wireless Battery Charging

An RF energy harvesting kit from Powercast makes it easy to prototype and develop rechargeable battery-based micro-power systems such as wireless sensor networks that are reliably andRead More...

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Capturing Elusive Data Ensures Reliable Results

Modern electronics systems, whether found in industrial, medical, automotive or other applications, are continually evolving to include additional functionality, to cram moreRead More...

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Monitor Provides Real-Time Visibility into System Performance and Health

A graphical software tool provides real-time visibility into systems that use Real-Time Innovations’ Data Distribution Service. RTI Monitor collects information and analyzes dataRead More...

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Transient Recorder Combines Channel Density with High-Precision Measurements

A new transient recorder system provides up to 64 channels in one system. The TraNET EPC system from Elsys combines a family of high-speed LAN-controlled instruments featuring multipleRead More...

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Transient Recorders Merge High-speed, High-precision and Long Memories

A family of LAN-controlled transient recorders includes several high-speed modules that offer sampling speeds of 240 MS/s or 120 MS/s at 14-bit or 16-bit vertical resolution. The newRead More...

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Synchronized Embedded Intelligence Enables the Smart Grid

The electric power industry is moving to the Smart Grid because it needs as much power as possible from today’s power system. A grid is “smarter” to the extent that there isRead More...

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7400 MHz SMT Frequency Synthesizer Featuring Low Phase Noise

The UPN-7400 from EM Research is a surface-mount frequency synthesizer featuring exceptionally low phase noise (-102 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz), utilizing a 100 MHz external frequencyRead More...

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Boundary Scan Platform Extends Integration of Bus Interface Tests

The new member to the Scanflex module series from Goepel Electronic provides five ports for the universal test of industrial interfaces, which can be completely electrically isolatedRead More...

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Validation Tools for New Intel Microarchitecture Codenamed Haswell

When circuit board designs for desktop and mobile applications roll out with Intel Core processors based on the new Intel microarchitecture codenamed Haswell, a new platform forRead More...

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Power Estimator App for the iPhone Targets Xilinx’s 28nm 7 Series FPGAs

Designers who rely on their iPhones as much as their PCs now have a quick and easy way to determine the power consumption of Xilinx’s 28nm 7 series FPGAs. The new Pocket PowerRead More...

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USB-PET Protocol and Electrical Tester Includes “On the Go” Testing

A new USB protocol and electrical tester is capable of performing the suite of tests defined in the USB Implementers Forum, Inc.’s “Battery Charging, USB On-The-Go and Embedded HostRead More...

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Small, Flexible Candlestick Sensor Measures Temperature and Air Velocity

A flexible, robust candlestick sensor can simultaneously measure both temperature and air velocity for characterizing thermal conditions in electronic systems. The MS 1000-CS-WC fromRead More...

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Fast Switching, Multi-Octave Frequency Synthesizers Feature Low-Phase Noise, Fine-Tuning Steps.

A series of fast-switching frequency synthesizers is available in three custom multi-octave frequency bands to 8 GHz and is targeted as a lab source for prototype and bench-topRead More...

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Boards for RS-485-Based Applications Evaluate Circuit Protection

Two new evaluation boards for RS-485-based applications serve as a design resource that streamlines evaluating circuit protection on RS-485 serial device ports. To meet the requiredRead More...

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Low-g Range Accelerometer Series

A dedicated product family of low-g range accelerometer chips and modules is designed to support  a variety of zero-to-medium frequency aerospace, automotive, defense, energy,Read More...

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Saving Money with Energy Monitoring for Industrial Installations

Owners, operators and maintenance professionals responsible for commercial buildings, industrial facilities and other large businesses realize that the simplest way to cut powerRead More...

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USB 60MHz Oscilloscope/Logic Analyzer

A new, USB-powered, mixed-signal 60 MHz oscilloscope adapter for PCs combines a two-channel oscilloscope with a synchronous eight-channel logic analyzer, sampling at 200 MSa/s (5ns),Read More...

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“It’s Not Rocket Science” . . . but Maybe it Should Be

Has anybody actually noticed something? Something missing? I was looking around the other day for the U.S. space program and couldn’t find it anywhere, well certainly not the mannedRead More...

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High-Speed, Real-Time Recording for Extremely Wide Bandwidth Signals

High-Speed, Real-Time Recording for Extremely Wide Bandwidth Signals A ready-to-run, PC-based recorder includes a complete PC workstation running Windows XP, housed in aRead More...

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Two Controller Kits Tap into High-Speed PCI Express Bus

Two new controller kits for the ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments from Asset InterTech can accelerate test throughput by plugging into the high-speed PCI Express bus in theRead More...

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Demand-Response Monitoring Unit to Manage Electrical Loads on Demand

A compact unit for monitoring energy usage at commercial and industrial facilities such as factories, warehouses, retail stores and office buildings can be connected to utility meters,Read More...

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Instrument Simultaneously Measures and Records Temperature, Velocity and Pressure

A new thermal analysis system precisely and simultaneously measures the temperatures of solid materials and the surrounding air, as well as tracking air velocity and air pressure atRead More...

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PXI DMM Features 6.5 Digit Measurement Capability with 3 MS/s Digitizer

A 6.5 digit PXI digital multimeter (DMM) for high-performance measurement applications  offers all of the capabilities associated with standard bench top DMMs including DCV, ACV, 2-Read More...

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Harsh Environment Closed Loop Servo Inclinometers/Accelerometers

Two families of rugged, gravity referenced closed-loop servo inclinometers/accelerometers are designed to provide high-reliability tilt or acceleration measurements within harshRead More...

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Software Tools for Complete Vibration Testing Solution

A software suite provides tools to output stimuli with waveform generation for testing. The VIBpoint Framework application from Data Translation, combined with DT dynamic signalRead More...

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JTAG Boundary Scan Tester/Programmer Relieves Users of Detailed Setup

  A Universal JTAG Boundary Scan Tester and Programmer can be utilized as a production run time and application development system for performing circuit card assembly (CCA)Read More...

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Embedded PC for Instrumentation & Control with FPGA Core & Configurable FMC I/O

A platform for embedded instrumentation combines an Atom or i7 PC running Windows/Linux/VxWorks with a Xilinx Kintex7 FPGA plus dual, industry-compliant FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) I/ORead More...

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Wireless Temperature & Humidity Monitoring Kit

A wireless Temp/RH Monitoring Kit is an easy-to-use, wireless system that includes everything needed to make environmental monitoring fast, cost-effective and convenient. Using theRead More...

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Vibration Amplifier for Jet Engine and Aircraft Auxiliary Power Unit Measurements

A microprocessor-based vibration amplifier is designed to condition and display rotating machinery data while offering simultaneous outputs as broadband, acceleration, velocity andRead More...

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Rugged Portable RF/IF High-Bandwidth Signal Recorder

A new RF/IF signal recording and playback system features recording and playback of IF signals up to 700 MHz with signal bandwidths to 200 MHz. The Model RTR 2727 rugged portableRead More...

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Airflow Sensor Portfolio Features High Airflow Versions

Honeywell has expanded its Zephyr airflow sensor HAF Series portfolio with new digital versions that provide airflow ranges of 0 to 20 Standard Liters per Minute (SLPM) and 0 to 200Read More...

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Smart Meter System-on-a-Chip Combines Metrology, Security and Communication

An important advance in integration and security protection for the smart grid comes in the form of Zeus, a complete smart meter system-on-a-chip (SoC) from Maxim Integrated. ZeusRead More...

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Data Acquisition Software Adds Application-Based Features

A client-server-based transient recorder application and signal analysis software has recently been upgraded with many new features. TranAX 3.4 (formerly TransAS) from ElsysRead More...

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New Low-Cost Boundary Scan Bundle for Technology Entry

A special package is now targeted for beginners in JTAG/Boundary Scan or users with cost-sensitive projects. PicoTAP Designer Studio from Goepel Electronic is a complete boundaryRead More...

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Gang Tester Provides Significant Increase in Throughput

A new TAP Transceiver for the test and programming of up to 16 electronic assemblies in parallel comes with an integrated system power supply that helps to increase the throughputRead More...

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Portable Data Acquisition System for Rugged, Remote Environments

A highly accurate transient recorder technology is now available in a portable, ruggedized system for in-the-field measurements. Available with up to 24 channels and sample rates upRead More...

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Fiber Optic Sensing Opens New Capabilities for Structural Analysis

Understanding how engineering structures respond to loads and their environment is of paramount importance for their successful design and reliable operation. Analyzing the strains,Read More...

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USB Lab Instrument with Six-In-One Function

 the features of six devices in one USB-powered compact box: 2-channel 11-bit 2 MSa/sec 200 kHz oscilloscope, 2-channel spectrum analyzer, 2 MSa/s 8-bitRead More...

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Boosting ATCA Hardware Platform Management for Power Subsystems

More than ten years after its adoption on the last day of 2002, AdvancedTCA will get a significant set of extensions later this year in PICMG 3.7, the AdvancedTCA Base ExtensionsRead More...

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PCI Express Digital I/O Module with Data Rate up to 100 MHz

A new high-speed digital I/O module supports up to 100 MHz data rate and 400 Mbyte/s throughput, with parallel and bi-directional 32-channel high-speed I/O lines and 8-channelRead More...

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High-Speed, Multichannel LVDS Recorders for R&D, Ground, Ship & Airborne Applications

A family of high-speed turnkey recording systems handles low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) digital I/O. The Talon family from Pentek includes the Model RTS 2718 commercialRead More...

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Analog IC Enables Automotive ODB-II Remote Diagnostics from Cell Phones

A new automotive integrated circuit is an ODB-II Diagnostics Interface/Controller. The JV700 from JVD Semiconductors is a custom Analog ASIC that resides in a small dongle that plugsRead More...

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Liquid Crystal Thermography System Reveals PCB and Component Temperatures

A new liquid crystal thermographic analysis system provides optical temperature measurements of active PCBs and components. The ethermVIEW system uses the color response ofRead More...

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USB 2.0 Digital Signal Analyzer Includes New Time-Frequency Analysis

A new value-added Visual Signal DAQ Express time-frequency analysis (TFA) application is now included with the Adlink Technology USB-2405 24-bit USB 2.0 dynamic signal acquisitionRead More...

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Simulator Provides Recording System Evaluation and Speeds Development

A new simulator for analog and digital recording systems made by Pentek includes a virtual recorder server application that simulates disk and I/O transactions for a complete andRead More...

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USB Plug and Play Comes to the NI LabVIEW RIO Architecture

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JTAG Controller Speeds Measurement Tasks

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Instrument Measures Temperature, Velocity and Pressure at Same Time

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GSM Monitoring Receiver for Government, Military and Homeland Security

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Five Instruments with a Single Software-Based, All-In-One Device

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Instrument Measures Temperature, Velocity and Pressure at Same Time

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Rugged SWaP-optimized 6U VPX Radar Solution

A rugged 6U VPX blade features a dual processor design based on quad-core fourth generation Intel Core i7-4700EQ processors. The VPX6000 from Adlink Technology is a high performanceRead More...

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Dual 100 GigE FPGA Based Adapter for Network Monitoring and Cyber Security

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3.6 GS/sec Rugged Portable RF/IF Signal Recorder

A rugged portable recorder, suitable for military and aerospace applications is equipped with a 3.6 GHz 12-bit A/D converter. The RTR 2729A from Pentek is capable of capturing anRead More...

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System Combines COM Express CPU Module, Dual 10 GbE Ethernet and Dual XMC I/O Modules