Electronic Products & Technology

Test & Measurement

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 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…
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…
May 1, 2013 by Colin Plastow, industrial product manager, Fluke Electronics Canada

A million and one uses for today’s voltage detectors

The first electrical tester had a simple solenoid that pulled an indicator attached to a spring across a special voltage scale. The higher the voltage applied to the solenoid, the further the indicator would be pulled against the spring. High…
May 1, 2013 by EP&T Magazine

Five Best practices for designing flexible test stations

Can we afford to invest in a test station that only tests one product? This is the question on the minds of many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other high-tech device-makers today. In the past, when most electronics products had…