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ABCs of Probes E-book

ABCs of Probes E-book
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The wrong probe can distort your oscilloscope measurements or even interfere with the behavior in the circuit under test. This 60-page probe e-book has everything you need to know to measure signals accurately, especially at today’s higher speeds



Article Excerpt:


The wrong probe can distort your oscilloscope measurements or even interfere with the behavior in the circuit under test. This 60-page probe primer has everything you need to know to measure signals accurately, especially at today’s higher speeds:

  • An illustrated reference to all oscilloscope probe types, including passive, high-speed differential, and precision current probes
  • Explanations of probe specifications that help you choose the right probe for the job and avoid measurement mistakes
  • Background on probe safety ratings and proper grounding techniques to keep you and your test equipment as safe as possible
  • A glossary of oscilloscope probe terminology

This material will help you choose the right probe so you can make critical, high-quality oscilloscope measurements with confidence. Download your free digital copy today!



Current and Evolving Opportunities for Professional Services in the Test and Measurement Market, Forecast to 2021

Current and Evolving Opportunities for Professional Services in the Test and Measurement Market, Forecast to 2021
MATsolutions' insight:

It is no secret that getting profitability from hardware in the professional services Test and Measurement market has become challenging.  

There is a need for new designs to be more flexible to the constantly changing technology.  More about this and Current and Evolving Opportunities for Professional Services in the Test and Measurement Market, Forecast to 2021. #industryinsightstuesday



Article Excerpt:


This research service analyzes new areas of advanced services that test equipment companies want to invest in—beyond the traditional services of repair, calibration, and leasing. It provides forecasts from 2016 to 2021 for 3 main advanced service sectors namely, asset management, prototyping and consulting, and test data analytics for manufacturing.

Some of the key questions that this study will answer are as follows.

• What are the new advanced service-based business models emerging in the T&M services space?
• Are existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs related to advanced services?
• To what extent have competitors in the T&M services space developed capabilities related to advanced services?
• What is the total market size of the global advanced services market in T&M and what are its growth opportunities?
• Are existing services offered meeting customer needs or is additional development needed?
• Which end-user verticals show major growth opportunities?



Understanding and Characterizing Timing Jitter?

Understanding and Characterizing Timing Jitter?
MATsolutions' insight:

This 24-page e-book offers straightforward, practical techniques for making timing jitter measurements without the need for complex statistical calculations.



Article Excerpt:


This 24-page e-book offers straightforward, practical techniques for making timing jitter measurements without the need for complex statistical calculations.

  • Graphical examples illustrate the key jitter visualization techniques and when to use each one, including eye diagrams, histograms, trend plots, and spectra.
     
  • Techniques for measuring and isolating jitter components let you manage jitter, create more reliable data links in your designs, and ensure they're compliant with the relevant standards.
     
  • Includes the background information you need to start using today's powerful jitter analysis software successfully

This material will help you face your next serial interface test with confidence, and avoid product release delays and additional testing costs. Download your free digital guide today.



Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis?

Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis?
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Learn how to apply real-time spectrum analyzers to improve your RF designs. This "Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis"  e-book by Tektronix will help you understand everything this technology has to offer.



Article Excerpt:


Real-time spectrum analyzers are unparalleled for observing radio frequencies that change over time. Now, you can gain understanding and confidence in applying real-time spectrum analysis to dynamic RF signals. Our 52-page primer, Fundamentals of Real-Time Spectrum Analysis, will help you understand everything this technology has to offer.



Get the answers you need for IoT wireless testing from NB-IoT to NFC?

Get the answers you need for IoT wireless testing from NB-IoT to NFC?
MATsolutions' insight:

Incompatible or inconsistent test results across your IoT wireless testing platforms can mean big time delays in your development schedule, Keysight about how optimize your IoT designs for power consumption, RF performance and interoperability and get your products to market faster.



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From design verification to manufacturing to conformance testing, simplify your IoT wireless testing with cross-platform measurement algorithms and one-button standard compliance measurement software.



Changes in the test and measurement market

Changes in the test and measurement market
MATsolutions' insight:

The test and measurement equipment market is changing, are you adapting? 

 



Article Excerpt:


With enormous change in the types of product coming to market and the way in which they are being designed, it is obvious that those companies that deliver test and measurement equipment are also having to adapt. 

 

“Design engineers are becoming more application focused,” explains Bob Bluhm, VP, Value Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz. “As a result, their starting point is much closer to the problem, which is a good place to come up with a solution.”



6 Life Dilemmas Every Engineer Can Relate To

6 Life Dilemmas Every Engineer Can Relate To
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Do you recognize any of these? We sure do. 6 Life Dilemmas every engineer can relate to.



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Every person is faced with challenges and dilemmas, but the dilemmas engineers face are particularly daunting. The job of an engineer requires skill, grace, and careful navigation through social, scientific and political situations. Some of the most pressing life dilemmas engineers face involve the struggle between personal ethics and private goals. The list is long, but it ultimately can be simplified into 6 categories:



Accuracy matters: Calibration Options for Lab Standards Webcast | Keysight?

Accuracy matters: Calibration Options for Lab Standards Webcast | Keysight?
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How do you calibrate the standards in your calibration lab? Check out the slides from Keysight Technologies webcast that answer this question and other important factors and considerations to reduce measurement uncertainty of your best reference standards.

 

We're currently giving all our first-time calibration customers a 20% discount off our standard calibration rate, see http://ow.ly/oNwH30dLpnQ for more info. 



Article Excerpt:


How do you calibrate the standards in your calibration lab? Bob Stern, Principal Metrologist of Keysight Technologies, and his counterpart, Matthew Woerner, will cover the answer to this question and other important factors and considerations to reduce measurement uncertainty of your best reference standards.

We will cover the following topics in this 45 minute webcast:

- SI units and traceability
- How to achieve low measurement uncertainty in your lab or end customer measurements
- Transferring that accuracy to other measurements

Learn about modern techniques for calibrating your lab references for PRTs, SPRTs, thermal voltage converters, force, Brinell/Rockwell hardness, antenna gains, power sensors, attenuators, torque wrenches, mass, vacuum gauges, optical wavelength/power, capacitance, rubidium references and voltmeter calibrators.



Tektronix | XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer

Tektronix | XYZs of Oscilloscopes Primer
MATsolutions' insight:

New to using oscilloscopes or do you just want to brush up your skills? Tektronix has summarized decades of expertise into a 60-"All You Need to Know About Oscilloscopes" e-book. Happy reading. 



Article Excerpt:


New to using oscilloscopes or just want a quick refresher on interpreting their specs? You're in luck! We have condensed decades of oscilloscope expertise into a 60-page primer that includes:

  • Overviews of oscilloscope architecture, key controls, probe considerations, set-up and measurement techniques, and more
  • Clearly illustrated, easy-to-understand explanations to help you get up to speed quickly
  • Definitions of datasheet specifications to help you choose the best oscilloscope for your application
  • Quizzes and answer keys, so you can be confident you understand the material you are reading
  • A glossary of oscilloscope terminology


Achieve Even Lower Phase Noise | PSG Signal Generators | Keysight Technologies

Achieve Even Lower Phase Noise | PSG Signal Generators | Keysight Technologies
MATsolutions' insight:

Keysight about how to achieve even lower phase noise using PSG Signal Generators. This month Keysight's E8663D PSG RF Analog Signal Generator is also among our Monthly Specials, which you can check out here http://ow.ly/8jY630dE9Rb



Article Excerpt:


To maximize the dynamic range and sensitivity of your system, you need an LO or clock with very low phase noise as well as the flexibility to tune it to different frequencies. Keysight PSG signal generators with Option UNY deliver unmatched metrology-grade phase noise performance with several modes of operation that can be tailored to your specific needs at any frequency. 



Designing RF Power and VSWR Measurement Systems

Designing RF Power and VSWR Measurement Systems
MATsolutions' insight:

Especially useful for RF and non-RF circuit designers and systems engineers who need to detect and measure RF Power and/or Return Loss in their end-products.



Article Excerpt:


Step-by-step approach to designing RF power and return loss measurement systems. This webcast will focus on a number of common applications such as precision RF Power Measurement, measuring VSWR or Return Loss, measuring RF envelopes and detecting RF pulses.



Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy

Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy
MATsolutions' insight:

There is growing demand for probes that can measure higher bandwidths, as well as performing other functions. Probe technology is changing and companies are now not only having to focus on the ease of use and avoiding damage to the device under test, but are also having to meet the need for more intelligent probes and accessors.



Article Excerpt:

 

Connecting a probe to a device under test can prove to be a time consuming activity, especially in the case of the increasingly complex devices that are now entering the market. While the ideal probe should offer ease of connection, convenience, absolute signal fidelity, zero signal source loading and complete noise immunity, there is currently no ideal probe size or configuration.

 


Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy

Oscilloscope manufacturers are looking to supply more intelligent probes as engineers seek greater measurement accuracy
MATsolutions' insight:
There is growing demand for probes that can measure higher bandwidths, as well as performing other functions. Probe technology is changing and companies are now not only having to focus on the ease of use and avoiding damage to the device under test, but are also having to meet the need for more intelligent probes and accessories.


Article Excerpt:

 

Connecting a probe to a device under test can prove to be a time consuming activity, especially in the case of the increasingly complex devices that are now entering the market. While the ideal probe should offer ease of connection, convenience, absolute signal fidelity, zero signal source loading and complete noise immunity, there is currently no ideal probe size or configuration.

 


How to display histograms on oscilloscopes

How to display histograms on oscilloscopes
MATsolutions' insight:

Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.



Article Excerpt:


Histograms are used to display graphically continuous variables. They are relevant in many areas including digital photography, census data, actuarial statistics and, as we shall see, signal measurements in an oscilloscope.

In digital photography, an image histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal distribution. The graph depicts the number of pixels for each tonal value. In post-processing, the artist can, by using on-screen sliders or by typing in numeric values, alter various parameters such as hue and intensity, and observe the changing histogram as the photo’s appearance evolves.



What you need to know: 3GPP's accelerated 5G NR timeline

What you need to know: 3GPP's accelerated 5G NR timeline
MATsolutions' insight:

Despite all the attention around 5G, there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. The progress has been great this year however, resulting in an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.



Article Excerpt:


Despite the deluge of news and marketing around 5G and the ongoing lab and field trials being conducted worldwide, the fact is there’s still no agreed-upon standard for 5G New Radio. However, 3GPP, the international body that oversees the standardization process, has made such significant progress that, following a march plenary session in Dubrovnik, Croatia, there’s an accelerated timeline for one 5G NR variant.



Tip of the Week: Take Proper Care of Your Test and Measurement Equipment

Tip of the Week: Take Proper Care of Your Test and Measurement Equipment
MATsolutions' insight:

You’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that cost again for a while. Some do's and don't for making your equipment last longer. 



Article Excerpt:


Unless your employer provides your test equipment, you’ve probably made a significant investment in at least one good digital multimeter (DMM). And you’d like to avoid that outlay again for a while. So would your employer, if your DMM is employer-provided. Here are some do's and don't for your equipment to last longer. 



How Spectrum Analyzers differ from Network Analyzers

How Spectrum Analyzers differ from Network Analyzers
MATsolutions' insight:

These instruments have several factors in common but also many differences. We give a basic overview of the two devices and their mechanism.



Article Excerpt:


Before we differentiate a spectrum analyzer and a network analyzer, it is important to understand what these two instruments are, and what function they perform. Thus, we give a basic overview of the two devices and their basic mechanism:



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