Aeroflex has announced that the latest upgrade to its Lector software provides dramatic improvements in the speed of mobile device RF tests in service centers. Lector 7 software achieves doubling in LTE test speed for a range of mobile devices. Test times for a reference multi-band mobile device...LISTED UNDER: Services, Other | Software, Other | Software, Test
Spirent Communications has launched Quantum, an automated system for measuring and driving improvements to the battery life of mobile devices. Quantum is the industry’s first user experience analytics system to automatically execute consumer use cases on a mobile device while performing synchronized power consumption measurements...LISTED UNDER: Software, Other | Software, Test
Agilent Technologies introduced two compliance test software packages for physical-layer testing of devices that use the new High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 2.0 specification. The transmitter compliance test software allows engineers to use Agilent Infiniium oscilloscopes to test their HDMI 2.0 transmitters...LISTED UNDER: Software, Test
AVX has released an updated version of its SpiTanIII tantalum and niobium oxide (Oxicap) capacitor simulation software, which helps electronic design engineers model and build stable, robust, and reliable designs.LISTED UNDER: Software, Test
Semtech Corporation has announced the availability of a multi-standard silicon IP (SiIP) PHY that supports the latest new standards for high-speed wireline and wireless networks. The new SBMULTR2T2812G SiIP PHY is silicon-proven and was developed by Semtech’s Snowbush IP Group, which is focused on designing high-speed serial interface IP.LISTED UNDER: Software, CAD / CAM / CAE | Software, Circuit / System Analysis | Software, Design
Agilent Technologies has announced the industry’s first MIPITM M-PHY physical layer receiver and transmitter tests with switch automation. The tests are designed to accelerate the turn-on and debug of MIPI M-PHY-based systems and to provide design engineers an efficient way to ensure their M-PHY devices will interoperate with the application processor.LISTED UNDER: Software, Test | Software, Other
Averna premier test solution provider to electronics and communications OEMs, has announced Release 6.2 of its ProligentTest and Quality Management software, featuring a personalized environment that incorporates new and improved reports and a landing page for quick user help.LISTED UNDER: Software, CAD / CAM / CAE | Software, Circuit / System Analysis | Software, Design
Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the expansion of its Embedded Code Source application store and embedded user community for PIC MCU software/firmware code examples, tools and utilities, which often include the source code.LISTED UNDER: Software, CAD / CAM / CAE | Software, Circuit / System Analysis | Software, Design
By Mark Forbes, Mentor Graphics Corporation As is well known, maximum RF coupling occurs when impedances on each side of the coupling match. A perfect match occurs when the impedances are identical and the Complex Matching Factor (CMF) is 0dB. When the CMF is 0db, the imaginary terms of the complex conjugate cancel, and the resistance is equal.
After three years of deliberation, the IEEE802.16m air interface definition will be ready for prime time in the next few months. This critical step toward creating true 4G cellular technology based on WiMAX is important enough to earn compliant products a new name: WiMAX 2. Further proof came last month, when an impressive subset of the WiMAX community created the WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative to "improve the economics of mobile broadband" and "to create a better value chain for service providers.
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its MSC8155 digital signal processor (DSP), a higher performance and cost-optimized version of the company's flagship MSC8156 DSP based on the latest StarCore technology. The MSC8155 includes next-generation acceleration and interconnect technologies that boost overall chip performance and further enhance the capabilities of broadband wireless base station equipment.
Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces serial data equalization software for its Infiniium 90000A series oscilloscope. This software is suitable for testing devices based on high-speed serial data technologies such as PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps and SAS 6 Gbps. The software provides equalization tools for real-time analysis to help reduce receiver errors....LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Software, Test
Berkeley Varitronics Systems' Swarm tablet PC software operates on indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi site surverys. The program combines Yellowjacket® 802.11b/a/n/g Wi-Fi receiver measurements with GPS geo-coding accuracy. The software enables survey bitmap creation, scanning for all 802.11b/a/n/g channels with automatic correlation, and exporting of data including RSSI, MAC and SSID....LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Software, Test
The security and privacy we have come to trust (primarily through wired networks) has quickly been disappearing, resulting in the requirement for a new form of network connection security. Wireless Ethernet tackled this problem not once, but twice. The second attempt, so far, looks to put an end to security problems “in-the-air” for Wi-Fi.