Electronic instrumentation maker Tektronix says it will outfit the R&D lab for Raspberry Pi with the latest Tektronix high-speed test gear. Raspberry Pi’s new laboratory will focus on high-speed serial design and validation testing. The new test equipment from Tektronix will deliver the kind of bandwidth necessary to support any future high-speed interfaces that would […]
By Matt Smith, Head of Cortet Engineering. Colorado Offices As the Internet of Things (IoT) industry continues to expand, new information on emerging best practices, technical specifications and design considerations continues to flood the market. Here at CEL, one of our priorities is helping you navigate through the deluge of information and identify which technology […]
The word oscilloscope is mostly used to refer to a bench-type instrument, but scopes also exist as hand-held, battery-powered versions. The bench-type oscilloscope, model-for-model, usually has more features, higher specifications such as bandwidth and sampling rate, more controls, deeper menus and so on. The hand-held, battery-powered oscilloscope, in contrast, is smaller and more portable, well-sealed […]
MIL-STD-1553 was first used by the US Air Force in 1973 to define a serial data bus for military aircraft, notably the F-16 Fighter. It soon began to be a means of moving data in many other US military jets, as well as in domestic and foreign avionics, showing up even in the Russian MIG-35. […]
Anritsu Co. has expanded its CPRI RF field handheld analyzer portfolio to address the emerging requirements associated with testing high-speed LTE base stations. Among the enhancements are the ability to display four unique A×C traces, as well as support for CPRI Line Rate 8 and 20 MHz compression. Available on select Anritsu Site Master, BTS […]
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The average person on the street, computer literate since childhood, is familiar with the look and feel of a USB cable and is generally aware of the difference between types A and B plugs that go into host and peripheral ports respectively. It is also common knowledge that specialized cables with mini and micro plugs […]
A Survey of items appearing in the Tektronix 3000 Series oscilloscope time domain display Greetings and welcome to our 61st Test and Measurement video. Today we’ll get into an area that is right at the heart of the users’ experience with the amazing Tektronix MDO31043 oscilloscope. It is of 19 items that appear in this […]
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A blast test dummy, officially called the Warrior Injury Assessment Manikin (WIAMan), is the first anthropomorphic test device (ATD) designed specifically to withstand underbody blasts (like IEDs). The goal of all WIAMan testing is to advance soldier protection and improve military vehicle designs. The WIAMan effort recently moved into a new 3,000+ ft.2 lab furnished […]
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Accuracy as it relates to the measurement of electrical signals would seem to be a simple, straight-forward concept. In the simple case, a reading as shown in a digital display could be compared to that of a perfectly accurate instrument. The discrepancy, if any, could be expressed as a fraction of a percent. The difficulty […]
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An examination of spectral analysis controls in a Tektronix 3000 Series Oscilloscope along with a Spectrogram demonstration. Hi and welcome to our 60th Test and Measurement video. Today we’ll look at some very interesting Spectral Analysis controls that pertain to the RF input in the amazing Tektronix MDO3104 oscilloscope. First of all, we need a […]
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