Oscilloscopes with 12-Bit ADC
The HDO4000 and HDO6000 represent two series of high-definition oscilloscopes with the company’s HD4096 high-definition technology, which is rooted in high-sample-rate 12-bit ADCs; amplifiers with high signal-to-noise ratios; and a low-noise system architecture. The HDO4000 and HDO6000 are available in bandwidths from 200 MHz to 1 GHz.
All HDO models sport a 12.1-inch touch-screen display and intuitive interface to enhance operation and provide debug tools plus a complement of automatic measurements and waveform math capabilities. These tools include WaveScan search-and-find, history-mode waveform playback, sequence acquisition mode, and LabNotebook report generation. Spectrum-analysis and power-measurement software packages extend the oscilloscopes’ capabilities while leveraging their 12-bit architecture with its wider dynamic range and improved measurement precision.
The instruments are available with spectrum analyzer software that enables users to adjust the frequency span, resolution bandwidth, and center frequency. A power analysis software option measures and analyzes the operating characteristics of power-conversion devices and circuits.
The HDO4000 is available in six models with list prices ranging from $9,000 to $16,400. The HDO6000 comes in three models with list prices from $14,900 to $19,900. Teledyne LeCroy
Data Analysis and Graphing Software
Origin and OriginPro version 9 provide a set of features including enhanced 3-D graphing using OpenGL, the industry standard for high-performance graphics. Users now can rotate, pan, and zoom within 3-D graphs to examine details more efficiently than in previous versions. Improvements in 3-D graphing also incorporate 3-D parametric function plots, the capability to plot multiple stacked surfaces in a single graph layer, and enhanced support for error bars and labels.
Origin 9 can reduce data in worksheets by applying filters to one or more columns. Additional new functionality includes video creation from graphs, an improved vertical cursor gadget that operates across multiple graphs, and the capability to place graphs as floating objects on worksheets. OriginPro adds tools for implicit function fitting and IIR filter design. OriginLab
JTAG Controller with WLAN Interface
The SFX/WSL1149-(x), a boundary-scan controller for wireless LAN, is an addition to the SCANFLEX boundary-scan hardware platform. The new boundary-scan controller series provides a triple-stream/dual-band WLAN interface for theoretical transmission speed up to 450 Mb/s, enabling wireless utilization of the newest embedded system access (ESA) technologies for testing, programming, and debugging complex chips, boards, and entire systems.
The SFX/WSL1149-(x) with integrated WLAN control is compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n. In addition, the module supports USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The controller series includes three models of different performance classes to be configured by software, enabling TCK frequencies of up to 80 MHz. GOEPEL electronic
Eight-Channel Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope
The DLM4000 Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope combines the large screen and eight-channel capability of the company’s earlier eight-channel DL7480 oscilloscope with the mixed-signal technology of the company’s DLM2000 Series. The new instrument is suited to test and debug applications in the embedded systems, power electronics, mechatronics, and automotive sectors.
The DLM4000 Series comprises two models with bandwidths of 350 and 500 MHz and a sampling rate of 1.25 GS/s, expandable to 2.5 GS/s with interleaving. The inputs can be allocated as eight analog channels or seven analog channels plus one eight-bit digital input. A future logic-expansion option will offer 16 additional channels of logic for a total of seven channels of analog input with simultaneous 24-bit digital input. The new instruments feature long memory (up to 62.5 Mpoints/channel and 125 Mpoints in the interleave mode).
The DLM4000 Series comes with a variety of easy-to-configure triggers combining analog and logic inputs such as edge, enhanced, and B-triggers. These include dedicated trigger functions for FlexRay, CAN, LIN, UART, I2C, and SPI serial bus patterns as well as the capability to perform simultaneous analyses on two different buses operating at different speeds. This capability is enhanced by search facilities allowing the user to look for specific data in the very long memory. Yokogawa Corp. of America
Signal Analyzer Options to 26.5 GHz
Two new frequency options for the N9000A CXA X-Series Signal Analyzers provide a low-cost solution for essential microwave signal characterization up to 13.6 GHz and 26.5 GHz. N9000A CXA signal-analyzer capabilities include -163-dBm displayed average noise level (DANL) at 1 GHz, -147 dBm at 26.5 GHz with the preamplifier on; -102 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 kHz offset, 1-GHz carrier; third-order intermodulation of +15 dBm at 1 GHz, +14 dBm at 26.5 GHz; quick measurement of spurs and harmonics due to the CXA’s speed and DANL performance; and an upgradable CPU module.
The Agilent N9000A CXA with a 13.6-GHz frequency range (Option 513) costs $23,521. The 26.5-GHz frequency range (Option 526) is priced at $28,478. Agilent Technologies
Modular UE Manufacturing Tester
The MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set offers manufacturing test capability for up to eight user equipment (UE) devices in a single mainframe without the need for external switching. The tester’s basic module includes an integrated vector signal analyzer, a vector signal generator, and a multicore processor. Users can configure a mainframe with up to four modules with four VSAs and four VSGs, depending on test requirements.
The MT8870A implements test capabilities for multiple formats through the addition of VSA and VSG software options to the mainframe, with current support ranging from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to LTE and 802.11ac. The company’s CombiView Software is available to control and configure the MT8870A to display graphical and numerical test results, and a utility program aids in licensing and firmware upgrades. Anritsu
Entry-Level Mixed-Domain Scopes
The MDO4014-3 and MDO4034-3 are new entry-level models in the MDO4000 Series of mixed-domain oscilloscopes. They offer four analog channels, 16 digital channels, and one RF channel. To achieve prices starting at $12,200, the new models support lower analog bandwidth of 100 MHz or 350 MHz, respectively. The RF frequency range for both models extends from 50 kHz to 3 GHz.
In addition to the new MDO4000 models, the company also announced the TPA-N-PRE Preamplifier for use on all MDO4000 Series oscilloscopes. This accessory lowers the noise floor of the RF channel, enabling engineers to see low-level signals without reducing the dynamic range. Tektronix
TECHSPEC Hypercentric Lenses, also called pericentric lenses, are suited for inspecting parts and components in a variety of machine-vision applications. The lenses provide a converging view of an object, simultaneously focusing on the top and surrounding sides, eliminating the need for multiple camera and imaging lens setups in machine-vision or identification applications. They can be used to inspect parts including pharmaceutical vials, batteries, or automotive components. Optimized for use with monochromatic light, these imaging lenses feature a conical-shaped working area. TECHSPEC Hypercentric Lenses are available for 1/3-inch, 1/2-inch, and 2/3-inch sensors. Edmund Optics
The Dxx30 Series of WaveLink Differential Probes includes models operating at 8, 10, and 13 GHz. These probes offer high input dynamic range (3.5 Vpp) and large offset range (±4 V). With their combination of high bandwidth and voltage range, they can measure high-speed DDR signals. The probes are available as modular components or as complete probe systems for ordering convenience. Additionally, the existing WaveLink Dxx05 Series of high-bandwidth (13 to 25 GHz) differential probes will offer an increased input dynamic range of 2.0 Vpp (from a previous 1.6 Vpp).
The Dxx30 Series is supplied standard with two solder-in leads (Dxx30-SI) rated to the full bandwidth of the probe amplifier. The Dxx30-SI solder-in tip utilizes an external terminating resistor located as close to the circuit as possible to minimize tip inductance, maximize tip resistance, and provide the highest possible impedance and best loading over a broad range of frequencies.
A positioner (browser) tip with connection accessories (Dxx30-PT-KIT) is available as an option. Dxx30 probe amplifiers with standard tips: from $8,976 to $10,506; WL-PLINK-A platform/cable assembly (required for use with the probe amplifier): $5,080; complete probe systems: from $9,663 at 8 GHz to $11,193 at 13 GHz. Teledyne LeCroy
Extreme-Weather Handheld DMM
The U1273AX OLED Handheld Digital Multimeter can operate in temperatures as low as -40°C with no warm-up time required. In addition, the U1273AX remains useful throughout the year with an operating temperature range that extends up to 55°C. The unit also offers IP54 water and dust resistance and carries a CAT IV/600-V safety rating. When paired with the U1583B AC current clamp, the U1273AX supports current measurements without breaking the circuit under test. The U1583B also functions down to -40°C.
For wireless connectivity to smartphones and tablets, the U1273AX is compatible with the U1177A Infrared-to-Bluetooth Adapter and the associated remote-monitoring programs. $450. Agilent Technologies