Electronic Products & Technology

Test & Measurement

May 1, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Newport Electronics merges into Omega Engineering

Leaders in high-precision test, measurement, process control and automation instrumentation for more than four decades Newport Electronics Inc., has become part of Omega Engineering Inc. Going forward, Newport will continue to do business under the OMEGA name and continue providing…
March 17, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Agilent to host seminar series on high-speed digital interfaces

Leading global provider of electronic test and measurement devices Agilent Technologies Inc., will host a series of educational seminars focused on physical layer validation of high-speed digital interfaces at four cities in Canada this month. Targeted to those involved in…
March 1, 2014 by Brett Burger, Sr. product manager for embedded systems, National Instruments

Software-designed PACs: Think subroutine, not sub controllers

Today’s controls engineers face the pressure to simplify system complexity as they are tasked with increasingly complex challenges. Unfortunately, solutions to these challenges are difficult to clearly define, so overall industrial market trends are instead discussed in an attempt to…
February 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Planning for and replacing obsolete technology with minimal impact to customers

The rapid change in electronic technology is accelerating throughout all industries. This article addresses the changing landscape as it relates to products and technologies that require stability in design, whether real or perceived. Let’s face it, customers get nervous when…
January 23, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Yokogawa expands production in North America

Yokogawa Corporation of America, a leading manufacturer in the fields of measurement, control, and automation, is expanding its North American presence by expanding its facility in Newnan GA. The firm expects to increase its fulltime North American headcount to more…
January 18, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Testforce to distribute Rohde & Schwarz Value Instruments in Canada

Rohde & Schwarz Canada (RSC), Mississauga ON, has announced that Testforce Systems Inc. will distribute its Value Instruments Portfolio in Canada. RSC has experienced strong growth in its core RF markets. Expansion of the Value Instruments portfolio beyond RSC’s traditional…
January 17, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Tektronix acquires Picosecond Pulse Labs

Tektronix Inc., Beaverton OR, global provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has acquired Picosecond Pulse Labs, Boulder CO. The move is intended to strengthen the Tektronix portfolio in the growing market for test equipment to support 100G/400G optical data…
January 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Agilent to spin-off Keysight Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc., Santa Clara CA, has revealed the name of the electronic measurement company it expects to spin off in early November 2014 as Keysight Technologies. The name Keysight conveys the ability to see what others cannot, offering the…
November 1, 2013 by Teledyne LeCroy

A tutorial on basic line power measurements

Summary Oscilloscopes measure current and voltage and, through the magic of mathematics, calculate power. Unfortunately, power comes in a large number of guises: instantaneous, real, apparent, and reactive. Basic line power measurements Oscilloscopes measure current and voltage and through the…
October 1, 2013 by Chris Loberg, senior technical marketing manager, Tektronix

The PHY driving innovation in mobile performance

About 3-billion MIPI-powered ICs were shipped in 2012, but of those only 100-million were based on the high-performance, low-power M-PHY specification. That is certain to change in the coming years as M-PHY will be used in the development of high-end…
October 1, 2013 by Flir Systems Canada

Thermal imaging camera fine-tunes quality control of resistors

Cutting down failure rates of electronic components is essential for companies that want to supply a perfect product to their customers. The only way to ensure this is by checking each individual component to provide 100% quality control. This requirement…
October 1, 2013 by Denis Jacques, president & CEO, Agilent Technologies Canada

Enabling a connected communication journey

Wireless communication has undergone a dramatic evolution since its inception. What once began as a way to enable electrical signaling without wires (wireless telegraphy) has now given way to voice, video and data communication via smartphones and other mobile devices…