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Experts Predict Five Industry Trends with Longevity

January 17, 2008 5:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Test engineers in industries ranging from aerospace and defense to consumer electronics are facing the challenge of testing increasingly complicated designs with shrinking timelines and budgets. To address these issues, engineers and scientists are incorporating new test and measurement technologies that are capable of meeting complex design requirements without raising costs....

Company Honored by National Publications for Product and Business Excellence

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, today announces that it has been recognized by the following national business and electronics publications for product and organizational leadership. "As the worldwide leader in 8-bit microcontrollers and a recent addition to the S&P 500 Index, our greatest reward is that design engineers prefer Microchip for their embedded designs," said ...

Do Top Enterprise Wireless LANs Make the Grade in Real-world Performance?

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jones-Petrick and Associates (JPA) announces the completion of a competitive wireless LAN (WLAN) test of seven of the most popular 802.11g Wi-Fi systems. The testing, conducted over a two-month period, examined the performance of the latest generation of enterprise WLAN systems within a typical office environment....


TD-SCDMA Will Dominate in China, but Elsewhere Faces Tough Going

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

TD-SCDMA is expected to be the dominant 3G technology in China, due to the Heavy-weight government support it receives. However there are no indications that 3G licenses will be issued by the end of 2007, and according to ABI Research analyst Hwai Lin Khor, "TD-SCDMA is likely to face an uphill battle outside of Mainland China, even in Hong Kong....

3.5G Network Growth Ramping Up

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

3.5G is driving mobile broadband growth around the globe, with a rapid increase in the number of commercial HSDPA networks being rolled out. The number of commercial HSDPA networks launched worldwide grew by 69% last year, according to a survey by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) — a GSM/3G supplier association....

Find Out What's Compliant and What's Not at the LXI's Consortium PlugFest

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LXI Consortium announces plans for a General Meeting and PlugFest to be held February 11th to the 13th, in Newport Beach, California at the Radisson Hotel. LXI member company VXI Technology will host the meetings. The public is invited to the General Meeting on the 13th during which the PlugFest results will be summarized, and technical applications sessions held featuring working demonstrations of LXI products....

1000-Lumen LED Wins Top Honors

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, a leader in LED lighting technology, was presented with Electronic Products' 2007 Product of the Year Award for its OSTAR® Lighting, a 1000-lumen High Brightness LED for general lighting applications in a ceremony held at the company's North American headquarters in Santa Clara....

Digi-Key and Roving Networks, Inc. Join Forces

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation and Roving Networks, Inc. announces that the companies have entered into a global agreement for the distribution of Roving Networks' wireless networking products. Roving Networks, Inc. is a leader in intelligent wireless solutions utilizing Bluetooth and 802.11 Wi-Fi technologies....


Near Field Communication (NFC) Forecasts Revised Downward, but Long Term Prospects Still Bright

January 17, 2008 4:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

The worldwide market for contactless technology in transportation ticketing and contactless payments grew more than 15 percent in 2007, as the technology made greater inroads into consumers’ lives around the world. The market now stands at a value of more than $200 million but will reach more than $820 million by 2013, according to the latest market analysis from ABI Research....

M-type Oscilloscopes

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy® Corporation introduces two M-Type 1 GHz oscilloscopes that provide high signal fidelity, complete measurement capability and good raw performance in the 1 GHz bandwidth class. Available in the popular WaveRunner® and WaveSurfer® product series, the M-Type oscilloscopes bring LeCroy’s large display/small footprint, 5 GS/s sampling rate and form factor to 1 GHz oscilloscopes....

Radio Communication Analyzers

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces CDMA2000 1xEV-DO analysis capability for its MT8820B /MT8815B radio communication analyzers that allows for faster and more efficient testing of Rev. 0 and Rev. A terminals. The MT8820B-005/MT8815B-005 1xEV-DO measurement hardware, MX882006C 1xEV-DO measurement software, MX882006C-002 1xEV-DO external packet data and MX882006C-011 1xEV-DO Rev....


January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Strategic Test Corp. announces the UF2e-3027 digitizer/oscilloscope PCI Express card. The card has two 100 MS/s 12-bit ADCs for simultaneous sampling and up to 2 GigaSamples of on-board memory so that signal lengths of up to 10 seconds can be recorded when both channels are operating at maximum rates....

Base Station Tester

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announces that it has added an additional option to its 6113 base station tester for GSM base stations with an A5/3 encryption capability. The Aeroflex 6113’s support for the latest A5/3 GSM encryption algorithm provides a field portable and easy-to-use base station test solution for installation and commissioning, routine maintenance and fault finding, as well as final unit production testing....

Software Upgrade

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. announces that its TDSHT3 software has been upgraded to support the HDMI compliance test specification version 1.3b. The Tektronix TDSHT3 software now supports all of the HDMI compliance test procedures as per the latest CTS1.3b document. Tektronix now supports physical layer compliance test solution per the CTS 1....

Axial Optical Isolators

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics OPTEK Technology develops a series of axial optical isolators using plastic optical fiber. Designated the OPI1270 series axial fiber optic isolators, the devices are constructed using a visible red LED emitter and a phototransistor detector in separate opaque molded plastic modules, linked by a shrouded optical cable that shields the optical signal from dust and other contaminations....


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