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Auld Lang Sine

November 29, 2001 9:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

By Kim Stokes, Editor-in -Chief, kstokes@cahners.com Another year almost gone. Many of us will not be sorry to see it go. Most people spent 2001 waiting for a rebound in the economy and the wireless industry. The National Bureau of Economic Research has announced their decision that the United States is in a recession — the tenth since the end of World War II and the second in ten years....

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Modules Extend the Range of Multimeter/Switch System Testing

November 29, 2001 8:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments announced the availability of three new modules and three mass termination kits for its two-slot Model 2700 Multimeter/Data Acquisition System and five-slot Model 2750 Multimeter/Switch System. When the new plug-in modules and connector kits are used with the 14 digital multimeter functions of the Series 2700 mainframes, users have flexibility and testing efficiency for a wide range of industries and applications....

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Digital Signal Processor for 3G Base Stations

November 29, 2001 8:38 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices unveiled a new DSP for 3G (Third Generation Cellular) base stations equipped with Layer 1 software that together reduce baseband system costs of 3G telecommunications infrastructure equipment by up to 50 percent. ADI's ADSP-TS101S TigerSHARC®DSP is equipped to address manufacturer's needs for flexibility, high performance, reduced bill of materials cost and added capacity than the traditional hardware approach that relies ...

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Testing Telecom Audio Devices

November 20, 2001 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

By, Bob Green, Senior Market Development Manager, Glenn Fasnacht, Engineering Project Manager, Alain Lainé, Project Engineering Manager, Keithley Instruments, Inc. Increasingly in the wireless industry, manufacturers are monitoring the performance of the individual components that comprise finished products....

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General Packet Radio System (GPRS) Testing, Why? And How?

November 14, 2001 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Paul Mercy, Applications Engineer, Agilent Technologies and Ivan Perry, Business Development Manager, Agilent Technologies Why Test GPRS Data transmission for the mobile station (MS) is heralded as the next big market for the communications industry. GPRS is a key stepping stone in this market on the way to 3G, fueling a headlong rush to get new products out....

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Meeting the Challenges of Large, Complex ASICs

October 30, 2001 10:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

New techniques are being used to deal with current and future demands of smaller transistor sizes. By Graham Inglis, Tality Every year, consumer demands mean that equipment suppliers demand more functionality and better performance, but with lower power dissipation and a cheaper part price....

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Wireless Test Chambers

October 30, 2001 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new series of test chambers for wireless device testing was announced by ETS-Lindgren. The chambers are available in tapered or rectangular configurations, in compact or full-sized versions. The chambers are also available as turnkey test labs with multi-axis positioners, antennas, software, and instrumentation....

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Battery Conductance Tester

September 28, 2001 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Micro Celltron can test lead-acid or monobloc batteries up to 12 V in common configurations up to 2000 Ah. It indicates potential failures and helps prioritize replacements for cost-effective system management. The Micro Celltron can test both cell and intercell strap integrity and stores 252 test and overall string statistics....

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Test Automation for Wireless Devices - Calculating Tangible Return On Investment

September 25, 2001 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

TestQuest Inc. With respect to the development of wireless devices, few investment opportunities offer a more reliable and tangible return on investment (ROI) than test automation. The last few years have seen worldwide mobile communications advance from concept to reality, and as a result, the number of wireless devices being manufactured to meet the unique needs of businesses and general consumers has skyrocketed....

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Assembly and Test Services

August 30, 2001 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

StratEdge announced that it is now offering complete assembly and test services to its customers. Assembly and test of DC through 50 GHz devices packaged in StratEdge products is accomplished in StratEdge's class 100 work area. The service has been established in response to microwave and high-speed digital systems manufacturers and captive component houses looking to eliminate the need to work with bare die, and IC fabricators looking to o...

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Resistance Testers

August 27, 2001 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trace Laboratories East recently purchased and installed the latest generation of automatic surface insulation resistance testers. Believed to be the first and only tester of its type in the US, the Concoat-SIR™ is used to test the electrical characteristics of solders, solder pastes, solder fluxes, and the quality of printed circuit (PC) boards utilizing these materials....

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Test Lab

August 8, 2001 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electroswitch Electronic Products has recently upgraded its testing facilities with a new test laboratory for comprehensive performance testing, safety verification, catalog verification and life-cycle analysis for its line of rotary and miniature switches. The expansion is the result of Electroswitch's commitment to grow the miniature switch product line acquired from Eaton Corporation in December of 1999....

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Design Consideration For A High Performance Production Test Cable

July 31, 2001 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Robert Thiele, Semflex Today's market demands shorter product development cycles while simultaneously applying constant pressure to reduce costs and increase performance. The goal is to accomplish more with less, while doing it better and faster. In test and measurement, the specific challenge is to accurately and efficiently characterize components and systems, measure performance, verify design integrity and ensure consistent quali...

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Installation Training Program in CD-ROM

July 31, 2001 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trompeter announced the availability of a newly updated Installation Training Program in CD-ROM and VHS Format. This professional instructional course helps technicians improve the time and quality of coax terminations. The program is complimentary upon request and includes step-by-step instructions for consistent, high quality strip and crimp terminations of the coax DS3 line....

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Test Set

July 31, 2001 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MT8850A Bluetooth™ Test Set that meets the industry's demand for Bluetooth test instrumentation by conducting measurements in accordance with RF Test Specification V0.09 and using the Bluetooth protocol stack for full implementation of test-mode signaling. Combining fast and accurate RF measurement capability with compact size and affordability, the MT8850A is an excellent tool for production test of Bluet...

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