PXI Multichannel Source

The 64-channel PXI GX1649 Arbitrary Waveform Generator offers 16-bit amplitude resolution and an output voltage range of ±15 V. The single-slot, 3U PXI module is organized into four groups of 16 channels. For DC operation, each group can be programmed and triggered independently. All groups can be updated simultaneously, and each channel within a group can be programmed to a unique voltage.

When the instrument is used as a waveform generator, its 256-k sample memory is allocated to each group of 16 channels with the user able to allocate the memory for one or all channels. With all 64 channels configured for the Arb mode, the maximum sample rate is 625 kS/s. Each group can be clocked independently via a programmable clock source, or all groups can be clocked by a common source. Within any group, channels can be configured for a combination of Arb and DC operation. $2,995. Geotest-Marvin Test Systems

Verification and Test OS

The VTOS Builder addition to VTOS Suite 2.0 establishes a user-configurable special-purpose Verification and Test OS (VTOS). VTOS addresses the embedded-system hardware prototype test and verification process, closing the gap between design creation and production test. The Builder offers an alternative to internally developed test programs; when the first prototype arrives, VTOS provides the test platform necessary to verify a new design and debug problems. With VTOS, a new prototype can be tested for design correctness and production readiness in less than one week and handed over to the software team for application development.

The annual floating license for VTOS Builder starts at $5,000. VTOS Builder requires a processor family package starting at $5,000. Kozio

Handheld Analyzer Enhancements

Enhanced E Series Site Master and Cell Master Handheld Analyzers now include easyTest Tools to create, deliver, and display cable and antenna analyzer work instructions.

Detailed work instructions, called easyTest files, for the respective instrument’s cable and antenna analyzer mode, can be created on a PC using easyTest Tools. The files can be written with a few simple tools. All setups, procedures, and images are stored in an ETT file for delivery via email. The E Series Site Master and Cell Master models have modified firmware to recognize the files, which are displayed on the analyzer screen. Once initiated, the setups in the ETT file are recalled automatically. Anritsu

Design for Yield Software

Faster than traditional Monte Carlo analysis for both regular three-sigma and advanced six-sigma analysis, NanoYield yield-prediction and optimization software for memory, logic, analog, and digital circuit design is part of the company’s transistor-level statistical modeling and design and variations-aware product portfolio.

NanoYield can be integrated into an existing design flow and predicts yield at early design stages, enabling engineers to evaluate and optimize IC designs for optimum yield and performance trade-offs. It includes innovative algorithms and parallel technologies to accelerate statistical simulation performance. The NanoYield design flow starts with circuit design and simulation. Engineers input nominal design and statistical models that represent process variations into NanoYield to calculate process, voltage, and temperature variations and run Monte Carlo statistical simulations. A report will highlight yield estimations, output distributions, and sensitivity and failure analysis. ProPlus Design Solutions

PXI Vector Signal Generator

The M9381A 1-MHz to 3- or 6-GHz Vector Signal Generator in a PXI form factor provides fast switching (as low as 10 µs), output levels to +15 dBm, and wide modulation bandwidth (up to 160 MHz). The M9381A is designed for applications such as testing and validating the design of wireless power amplifiers and transceivers, public safety and military radios, and cellular base stations. Frequency and amplitude switching speeds reach 10 µs in list mode and 250 µs from its programming interface. The M9381A can be used at power levels up to +15 dBm.

The M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator consists of the M9311A Digital Vector Modulator, M9310A Source Output, M9301A Synthesizer, and M9300A Frequency Reference. Four VSGs can be housed in an 18-slot PXI chassis. From $25,663. Agilent Technologies

RTD Temperature Data Logger

Each model within the OM-CP-RTDTEMP101A Series of precision RTD temperature data loggers accepts a 2-, 3-, or 4-wire RTD input and features a battery life of 10 years, a multiple start/stop function, high-speed download capability, 670,000-reading storage capacity, optional memory wrapping, and programmable high and low alarms. Graphical, tabular, and summary data is provided for analysis, and data can be viewed in °C, °F, K,or °R. The data also can be automatically exported to Excel for further calculations. From $179.  Omega Engineering

High-Voltage Power Supplies

The STR Series of 6-kW high-voltage power supplies is available in positive or negative polarities in 19 models with outputs ranging from 1 kV to 150 kV. A full-featured front panel allows local control, an extensive analog interface provides remote capability, and a standard Ethernet digital interface simplifies system integration. The STR’s IGBT inverter is inherently fault tolerant and targets applications like semiconductor processing and vacuum deposition. Many operational features can be configured by users to suit particular requirements. Spellman High Voltage

Programmable Battery Charge/Discharge Tester

The 17200 programmable battery life-cycle testers feature CC/CV/CP charge/discharge modes and independent channels for battery-cell capacity and DC internal resistance testing. The 17200 is specifically designed for lithium-ion secondary batteries and capable of supporting various charge/discharge test modes such as CV, CC, and CP. 

When the tester is coupled with the company’s BatteryPro software, customers gain access to flexible functions and programming that support rapid creation of test recipes for an individual channel or a group of channels. To ensure safety, the 17200 offers protection features such as cell polarity check; overvoltage, overcurrent, and over-capacity monitoring; and loop (contacts and current path) resistance monitoring. Chroma Systems Solutions

Digital Megohmmeters

The Models 6550 and 6555 Megohmmeters test insulation on rotating equipment operating at 10 kV or higher. They provide insulation measurements up to 30 TΩ. They also offer the capability to program up to three step-voltage profiles (from 40 to 10,000 or 15,000 V, depending on model), each containing up to 10 steps. The instruments support three ramp profiles and three programmable test voltages in addition to the standard fixed voltages of 500, 1,000, 2,500, 5,000, 10,000, and 15,000 V. The units have a USB interface and a data-storage function. $4,995 to $5,995. AEMC Instruments

Programmable DC Power Supplies

Models 1685B, 1687B, and 1688B Power Supplies each offer a different configuration of variable output voltage and current: 1 to 60 V, 0 to 5 A (1685B); 1 to 36 V, 0 to 10 A (1687B); and 1 to 18 V, 0 to 20A (1688B). All models provide constant-voltage (CV) and constant-current (CC) modes, bright 3-digit LED displays, and rotary encoder control knobs for coarse and fine voltage and current settings. A compact form factor helps make these DC power supplies practical for use in university labs, R&D, service, and production testing.

Sharing similarities to the company’s high-power 1900 Series Switching Supplies in both function and form, these new models have a front-panel auxiliary output and three user-defined voltage and current presets for quick recall of common test parameters. An analog remote-control terminal is accessible on the rear, allowing users to connect external variable DC voltage sources or variable resistors to remotely control the output voltage and current or remotely enable and disable the power supply output. In addition to the analog remote control function, 1685B, 1687B, and 1688B provide a USB interface. All three models offer built-in overvoltage protection, overtemperature protection, and overload protection circuitry. $339. B&K Precision

Wireless Connectivity Test System

The GSS5300 Test System has been developed for rapid simultaneous functional testing of up to two wireless-enabled devices with multiple RF interfaces, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM, and NFC. It also operates with the company’s GNSS constellation simulators to test GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and QZSS technology.

The GSS5300 provides repeatable testing against full signaling conditions, with the capability to determine RF transmitter/receiver operation. By following a parallel testing approach, customers can test multi-radio devices in shorter times, greatly improving manufacturing line throughput. Spirent Communications

Thin Films Analysis

The NanoCalc System utilizes spectroscopic reflectometry to accurately determine optical thin-film thicknesses for consumer, semiconductor, medical, and industrial applications. Customer-designed and new application-ready preconfigured NanoCalc models make it easy to select the optimum system for deep UV to NIR wavelength measurement needs.

NanoCalc Systems are available for a range of wavelength, sampling method, and optical layer thickness requirements (from 1.0 nm to 250 µm). They target applications such as transmission and reflection measurements of antireflective and hardness coatings, amorphous silicon on solar panels, OLED displays, determination of photoresist layers for photomasks, and testing the properties of optical coatings. Ocean Optics

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