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LitePoint

Published on 24.08.21

An Introduction to the 5G Small Cell

By 2026, the Small Cell Forum expects that 38.3 million small cells will be deployed, with the bulk of those deployments coming from enterprises, followed by urban and rural service provider environments.

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Test Chambers & Their Uses

Published on 18.08.21

Test Chambers & Their Uses

MCS Test serves a wide range of customers in the automotive, aerospace, defence, manufacturing, semiconductor, telecommunication, and data communication industries to name a few.

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Tektronix TekDrive Software
Tektronix

Published on 17.08.21

What is TekDrive and What Can You Do with It?

TekDrive is a collaborative test and measurement data workspace that allows users to upload, store, search, download, organize, and share any files from any connected device. TekDrive makes your test, measurement, and engineering data accessible to you, your team, and your partners, instantly and securely. It is a central location where you can keep all your and your team's data, easily accessible from anywhere.

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Tektronix

Published on 17.08.21

5 Ways to Ensure You Are Getting Quality Calibration

Not all test and measurement equipment calibrations are created equally. There are several factors to consider when selecting a service provider to ensure you receive a quality calibration. In simple terms, Equipment calibration is the comparison of a measurement device (an unknown) against an equal or better standard, and often requires certification and documentation.

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LitePoint

Published on 11.08.21

Bluetooth 5.1 – Why Do We Need Accurate Location and Direction Finding?

In this blog, you’ll learn about the latest Bluetooth specifications and new test requirements for Bluetooth 5.1.

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Tektronix

Published on 09.08.21

Real-time Digital Signal Processing for Electronic Warfare Systems

Evaluating and characterizing wideband communications, radar and electronic warfare systems in real time is challenging. Lacking a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) alternative, some radar test teams stream test data to an inherently non-deterministic computing device such as a PC or laptop, inevitably leading to lost or missing data with no ability to verify that data is being recorded as expected.

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Directional / Receiver Couplers
Tektronix

Published on 04.08.21

Energy Storage Devices: a Battery Testing Overview

Energy storage device testing is not the same as battery testing. There are, in fact, several devices that are able to convert chemical energy into electrical energy and store that energy, making it available when required.

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Tektronix

Published on 27.07.21

A 3-Step Process to Identify Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)

Radiated emissions, most often referred to as electromagnetic interference (EMI), are carefully regulated to ensure reliable operation and safety for users of electrical and electronic equipment.

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Tektronix

Published on 19.07.21

How to Measure a MOSFET I-V Curve

One of the best ways to ensure a MOSFET is functioning properly and meets specifications is to determine its characteristics by tracing I-V curves. There are a number of output characteristics requiring I-V tests; you can derive gate leakage, breakdown voltage, threshold voltage, transfer characteristics, and drain current all by simply tracing I-V characteristics and verifying the device is working as it should.

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Tektronix

Published on 14.07.21

MSO/DPO70000 & DPO70000SX are now Available with Enhanced Capabilities & Features Included as Standard

Tektronix class leading High Performance Oscilloscopes are now available with enhanced capabilities and features included as standard. Tektronix DPO/ MSO 12.5GHZ – 33GHZ C, DX and SX models come with additional enhancements at no additional cost when purchasing a new instrument.

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Keithley

Published on 13.07.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - Digital Switching

High speed digital signals exhibit RF behavior in real-world devices, which creates a need for RF or microwave components when routing these signals in test systems.

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Tektronix

Published on 13.07.21

2 Ways to Remotely Control a Parameter Analyser

Controlling instruments remotely has become a part of nearly every engineer’s and researcher’s life, whether by working remotely or combining instruments into large test systems.

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LitePoint IQxel The First 802.11ac Manufacturing Test Solution
LitePoint

Published on 08.07.21

Wi-Fi 6 OFDMA – How Does it Work and How Do You Test?

Throughout these posts, you’ll learn about the key RF-PHY changes made in Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax compared to Wi-Fi 5 and older generations: the addition of a new frequency band, higher modulation rates, smaller subcarrier spacing, longer guard intervals and the introduction of the OFDMA modulation technique providing capacity improvements and latency reduction.

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DVTEST RF & Thermal Test Enclosures
Keithley

Published on 08.07.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - RF and Microwave Switching

Given the explosive growth of the communications industry, a tremendous amount of testing is being performed on the various components that make up different communications systems.

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Tektronix

Published on 08.07.21

How Does an Oscilloscope Measure Frequency?

Oscilloscopes measure the voltage of an electrical signal, which is then graphically represented by waveforms. However, an oscilloscope can be used to take measurements for a number of different applications – one of which is frequency. But how does an oscilloscope measure frequency, exactly? Well, there’s a straightforward answer, and then there’s a slightly more complicated answer.

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Tektronix Oscilloscopes
Tektronix

Published on 01.07.21

What does an oscilloscope measure?

Most consumer products include electronic circuits or components, and an oscilloscope is used throughout the product design process to test those components. But what is an oscilloscope? And what does an oscilloscope measure?

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Keithley

Published on 30.06.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - Signals Involving Reactive Loads

Switching circuits that include reactive elements need special care to avoid problems due to transient effects. The methods used to limit transient effects depend on whether the load is capacitive or inductive.

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Tektronix Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes
Tektronix

Published on 30.06.21

What is an Oscilloscope?

An oscilloscope, formerly known as an oscillograph, is an instrument that graphically displays electrical signals and shows how those signals change over time.

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LitePoint

Published on 24.06.21

LitePoint Provides First Ultra-Wideband PHY Tester Validated for FiRa Consortium PHY Conformance

LitePoint, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, today announced that it will provide the first Ultra-Wideband (UWB) test platform validated by the FiRa™ Consortium for PHY Conformance as part of their FiRa Certified™ Program.

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VIAVI

Published on 24.06.21

VIAVI Enables Critical Airborne System Testing from a Single Device

AVX-10K Flight Line Test Set, enabling comprehensive performance verification testing of critical airborne systems from a simple-to-use device. The AVX-10K helps avionics technicians maximize productivity and efficiency across fixed-base operators (FBOs), avionics and airframes manufacturing, or maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

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