RF SiP Methodology Kit

May 18, 2007 10:46 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has released a complete set of EDA products and capabilities that enable the mainstreaming of System-in-Packaging (SiP) IC design. The Cadence solution addresses the limitations inherent in the current “expert engineering” approach to SiP design by providing an automated, integrated, reliable and click to enlarge Here we see both 2D and 3D views of t...

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Automated Test Scripts

April 18, 2007 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems, Inc. introduces the FMC Performance Test Solution, which includes a comprehensive suite of automated test scripts that streamline the testing of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) products by service providers, handset manufacturers and semiconductor vendors. The complete solution provides more than 20 unique and repeatable performance tests on converged Wi-Fi/Cellular handsets over a broad range of real-world environment dynam...

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Phase Noise Testing on Phased Array Antenna Modules

April 17, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Moving into phased array antenna technology, test instruments must be capable of performing both phase and amplitude analysis. By Guillaume De Giovanni, Aeroflex Inc. Phased array antennas are made of multiple modules that can transmit and receive RF or Microwave signals. Those modules are arranged in groups forming a usual flat click to enlarge Figure 1....

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Single Instrument Addresses Baseband and IF Test Needs

March 14, 2007 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. introduces the AWG5000 Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG). With a single AWG5000, users are able to generate high-resolution signals for testing both analog and digital baseband and intermediate frequency (IF) circuits in mixed-signal devices, increasing test efficiency and reducing costs....

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Microwave Test Accessories

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. introduces a series of broadband microwave test accessories that are optimized for communications and aerospace/defense applications. The innovations embedded in this series provide broadband capability and enhanced measurement accuracy which expand the test and measurement capabilities in the communications and aerospace/defense industries....

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The Latest Version of RFID Anywhere

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sybase iAnywhere announces the latest version of RFID Anywhere™, the company’s software infrastructure that provides an extensible environment for developing and managing robust, highly distributed sensor network applications, including radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions. RFID Anywhere 3....

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The Latest News in Batteries for Cutting Edge Wireless Devices Mobile Computing

February 21, 2007 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile Computing By Robin Sarah Tichy, Micro Power Mobile computing, whether for the consumer or for industrial applications, has two fundamental requirements, wireless communication and portable power, but device manufacturers continue to add more power-hungry features to their portable devices beyond the Bluetooth or WiFi interfaces, such as color displays, MP3 playback capabilities, and digital cameras....

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Mobile Protocol Test System

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex, Inc. announces its 6401 AIME 3G mobile protocol test system. The device integrates RF-based radio channel emulation methods by integrating them at baseband. Applying the time varying radio channel characteristics digitally, facilitates high accuracy combined with repeatability, essential for thorough testing of the physical layer of 3 G devices....

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Overcoming the Logistical Challenges of Testing Mobile and Cellular Handsets

February 1, 2007 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adaptive Test Case technology accommodates the rapid and inevitable changes and modifications that will arise in networks and handsets. By David Haggerty, TestQuest Inc. Creating a robust platform upon which to deliver mobile and cellular services and applications presents a myriad of implementation challenges across the entire value chain....

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Distributors Offer "One-Stop Shopping"

January 11, 2007 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

A few years ago design engineers depended on manufacturers for new product information. After all, it’s the manufacturers who develop new products as the electronics industry defines new standards in the wireless industry. Traditionally, the distributor’s role was commodity driven — a place to buy established products based on price, availability or both....

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RFID Testing Challenges

January 3, 2007 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments


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Development Test Mode

November 20, 2006 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex releases its Development Test Mode for the WiMAX 802.16e protocol conformance test solution. The availability of this product gives first-line WiMAX equipment manufacturers, chipset developers and protocol stack developers an early opportunity to test both subscriber and base station functionality and interoperability throughout the development phase of their products....

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Option Offers More flexible Battery-life Testing

October 19, 2006 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announces the TETRA Energy Economy Mode (EEM) option for the Aeroflex 3900 series analog and digital radio test sets. The new TETRA EEM option enables more flexible battery-life testing for developers, operators and users of TETRA handheld mobile radios who need to prove their design and quantify or qualify battery-life performance claims....

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LabVIEW 8.20 Targets Communications Test

September 7, 2006 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments has released LabVIEW 8.20, the 20th anniversary edition of the LabVIEW graphical system design platform for test, control and embedded system design development. This new version extends the LabVIEW graphical programming platform with communications design, simulation and test tools specifically tailored to the needs of telecom design and test engineers....

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Spectrum Analyzer and Phase Noise Tester

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S FSUP, an instrument designed for measuring phase noise and characterizing RF signal sources. The instrument combines a spectrum analyzer and phase noise tester covering 8, 26.5 or 50 GHz. When measuring phase noise, the instrument compares the signal from the device under test with a reference signal source, using its internal reference or an external reference....

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