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Research Findings Reveal the Impact of Calibration Challenges | Keysight Blogs

Research Findings Reveal the Impact of Calibration Challenges | Keysight Blogs
MATsolutions' insight:

 

A recent study done by Frost & Sullivan identified the most pressing challenges for calibrating electronic products. The study is a reminder of the important role calibration plays in assuring test and measurement accuracy. 

 

 

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Keysight helps our customers create some of the most amazing innovations in the world: 5G communications networks, self-driving cars, electric vehicles, and automotive entertainment and communications systems, clean energy solutions, technologies. Check out our latest blogs about the latest industry and technology trends, relevant standards, and latest research that is driving the state-of-the art in the top technology industries around the world.


Tektronix Simplifies Automotive Ethernet Testing with New Software - Jul 23, 2019

Tektronix Simplifies Automotive Ethernet Testing with New Software - Jul 23, 2019
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Tektronix has announced a way to simplify Automotive Ethernet testing solutions with 2 new software packages designed to deliver in-depth insights into signal characteristics at the system level and eliminating the disruption to the ECU systems or cutting cables. 

 



Article Excerpt:

"Tektronix, Inc. today released two new software packages that greatly simplify Automotive Ethernet testing, debug and Protocol Decode for use with its 5 and 6 Series mixed signal oscilloscopes (MSO)."

 


How to Select the Best Oscilloscope for Your Application

How to Select the Best Oscilloscope for Your Application
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Oscilloscopes are a very common and useful tool in the world of test and measurement. When choosing one to use, it's important to understand all the functions and specifications - not just the bandwidth - to ensure you make the right choice of scope for your application. 

 



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Concepts and factors to keep in mind when selecting an oscilloscope include bandwidth, sample rate, max memory depth, and waveform update rate.


Probing Methods that Boost Power-Conversion Measurement Accuracy

Probing Methods that Boost Power-Conversion Measurement Accuracy
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Even a few small improvements can add up to a large improvement! Take a look at these different probing methods that will you help choose the best probe per application and how you can make improvements with them, no matter how small. 

 



Article Excerpt:

Accurately evaluating and measuring power-conversion devices to find small performance increases means that highly accurate measurements are of utmost importance.


5G manufacturing: Overcoming gNB test challenges

5G manufacturing: Overcoming gNB test challenges
MATsolutions' insight:

 

The manufacturing tests concerning 5G are certainly becoming a challenge. Using high-performance microwave instruments may help get past the challenge of mmWave path loss, but it can also quickly drive up the cost of the test. 

 



Article Excerpt:

Before operators start capturing the new revenue streams from 5G, the industry must tackle what is perhaps the greatest challenge of all for the technology: manufacturing test.

 


Keysight boosts handheld analyser capability

Keysight boosts handheld analyser capability
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Keysight Technologies has introduced the "B-series" of their multi-purpose handheld FieldFox microwave analyzers. The analyzers boast measurement capabilities for 5G testing and can identify interfering threats to networks. 

 

 

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Keysight has revealed the next generation of its multi-purpose handheld FieldFox microwave analyzers – the B-series, including a combination spectrum and vector network analyser with 100MHz real-time bandwidth.


CableLabs-WiFi Alliance Partnership Leads to New Diagnostic Tool

CableLabs-WiFi Alliance Partnership Leads to New Diagnostic Tool
MATsolutions' insight:

 

The newly announced WiFi Certified Data Elements will be instrumental in helping service providers when it comes to troubleshooting and optimizing home networks. 

 



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The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced a new, standardized tool for collecting diagnostic data on home Wi-Fi networks.


The emergence of '5G' and greater need for interoperability in the global T&M arena

The emergence of '5G' and greater need for interoperability in the global T&M arena
MATsolutions' insight:

 

In an interview with Andreas Pauly, Executive Vice President, Test and Measurement, and Yatish Mohan, Managing Director, Rohde & Schwarz, India, they discuss the trends in the test and measurement industry and their thoughts and positioning toward 5G. 

 



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The Test and measurement industry is expected to witness huge opportunities in the fastest growing sectors like automotive, 5G and, industries. Moreover, demand from medical device sector is also set to increase in the next decade.

 


Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation: Interpolation Overshoot | Keysight Blogs

Confronting Measurement Uncertainty in Signal Generation: Interpolation Overshoot | Keysight Blogs
MATsolutions' insight:

 

It is important to understand your equipment and what their error messages mean. This will help you overcome them and avoid getting them again in the future. 

 

 

If you have ever gotten the error message "DAC Over Range” on a signal generator, the problem is usually due to a signal overshoot. This article provides insight on why that happens and how to beat it. 



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It is common to find a gap between ideal conditions and reality. When you generate the desired signal, you need to understand that hardware implementation may cause a certain number of errors to the output signal, and minimize these errors in order to achieve accurate and repeatable measurement results.

 


Tektronix Assists with AIMS Alliance, EBU and IRT to Design and Execute JT-NM Testing of SMPTE 2110 Devices

Tektronix Assists with AIMS Alliance, EBU and IRT to Design and Execute JT-NM Testing of SMPTE 2110 Devices
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Tektronix worked with AIMS Alliance in the Joint Task Force on Networked Media to provide insight on how industry equipment aligns to SMPTE standards. The company helped develop the tests and supplied testing equipment and experts. 

 

 

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Tektronix assists with test design and provides equipment and experts for important JT-NM event with goal of advancing insights and transparency on adoption of SMPTE 2110 standards for IP networking by device manufacturers

 


University of Essex turns to Rohde & Schwarz for student lab test gear

University of Essex turns to Rohde & Schwarz for student lab test gear
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Over 450 students use the electronic engineering lab and will begin working exclusively with Rohde & Schwarz equipment. The company will also provide the university with literature, seminars, training and guest lecturers along with sponsoring student competitions. 

 

 

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Rohde & Schwarz has been chosen to supply test equipment for the newly refurbished electronic engineering teaching laboratory at the University of Esse

 


SK Telecom and Microsoft team up on 5G, AI and Cloud

SK Telecom and Microsoft team up on 5G, AI and Cloud
MATsolutions' insight:

 

SK Telecom and Microsoft will work together in areas such as 5G, AI and cloud to offer new AI-powered products and services, promote IoT business and more. 

 



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SK Telecom CEO Park Jung-ho and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella (pictured) have signed an MOU for cooperation in ICT, including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud.

 


The Effect of Wire-Path Resistance on Battery Measurements

The Effect of Wire-Path Resistance on Battery Measurements
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Testing batteries or cells can be very difficult with things like noise pickup, signal degradation and voltage drops that can throw off the result. Thankfully there are some successful engineering practices you can use to avoid those issues and gain an accurate result. 

 



Article Excerpt:

Wire and contact resistance, which can lead to voltage drops, will wreak havoc when testing cells. Here are some tips that can help you alleviate those headaches.


The pitfalls of power-rail noise measurements

The pitfalls of power-rail noise measurements
MATsolutions' insight:

 

It is essential to be aware of the challenges that power-distribution networks offer, and even more important to understand how to overcome each one. This article introduces the problems and how you can defeat them when (and if) they arise. 

 



Article Excerpt:

"With today's circuits and systems operating with power rails at 1.2 V and lower, even small variations from nominal can produce bit errors. Jitter, false switching, and transient-related problems can leave you struggling to resolve problems."

 


Signal Integrity and high-speed design challenges with Todd Westerhoff

Signal Integrity and high-speed design challenges with Todd Westerhoff
MATsolutions' insight:

 

This interview with Todd Westerhoff from Mentor, a Siemens Business, digs into the current trends in high-speed design and why signal integrity is so critical and offers informative insights on the future of design and tool advancement. 

 



Article Excerpt:

Interview with Mentor's Todd Westerhoff about current trends in high-speed design and why signal integrity is needed for most designs today.


Test for safety: Handle with care

Test for safety: Handle with care
MATsolutions' insight:

 

The new standard applies to the safety of electrical and electronic equipment and business and office machines with a rated voltage not exceeding 600V. It will be made mandatory in the United States and Europe after December 2020.

 



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A new standard for audio-visual and ICT equipment spearheads a new hazard-based safety approach, says Clare Glittens


Test power supplies for efficiency to comply with regulatory standards

Test power supplies for efficiency to comply with regulatory standards
MATsolutions' insight:

 

Power supplies have been observed to have a large amount of energy consumption in the 1990s. To improve this, regulations were put in place to lessen the amount of consumption. Since they were put in place, the EPA has estimated that "external power supply efficiency regulations implemented over the past decade have reduced energy consumption by 32 billion kilowatts, saving $2.5 billion annually and reducing CO2 emissions by more than 24 million tons per year." While this is an improvement, it is important to test the efficiency of power supplies to ensure they are meeting the regulations - the power analyzer is the best tool for the job. 

 



Article Excerpt:

In the 1990s, experts calculated that without efforts to increase efficiencies and reduce "no-load" power consumption, external power supplies—the ones used to power everything from cell-phones to game consoles and laptops—would account for a shocking 30 percent of total energy consumption in less than 20 years. Power draw has improved, but now requires testing to prove that power supplies can meet regulations.

 


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