Test & Measurement

Test and measurement equipment underpins the product design process, enabling engineers to verify their design is working in the way they want. If not, these essential devices help them to find out where the problems lie.

In this section, New Electronics keeps design engineers up to date with the Test and Measurement market, bringing a range of information about the products and their application.

Analyse this

Given the state of the economy and tightening budgets, purchasing the right piece of communications test equipment can become a highly strategic decision.

Test gets real

System test complexity is increasing. An obvious statement, perhaps, but the fact is that, as products become more complex and time to market pressures increase, making sure the product does what it says on the label is paramount.

Testing times?

There is probably no market sector immune from the need to provide more and more features in a product at ever decreasing prices. And embedded test and measurement is following this trend.

Testing times for LTE

It's widely acknowledged that Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the inevitable next step in radio communications and should be available commercially in 2010. That means test issues need to be addressed sooner, rather than later.

Maximising memory

When is an oscilloscope not an oscilloscope? When it becomes a combination of a vector signal analyser, spectrum analyser and digital oscilloscope.

Sum of the parts

Don’t get a complex; software is set to make system design and test much easier. By Mike Richardson.

Ride that wave!

Surf’s up for the communications industry – the next technological wave is about to break. By Mike Richardson.

Finders of the lost RF

Demanding communications test environments are holding out for hero to unearth the hidden problems created by digital rf. By Mike Richardson.

Testing times

Test system development isn’t as easy as your boss may think. By Bob Dean and Calvin Erickson.

The code enforcer

Want to prevent software bugs from entering your system? Then ask the question: Do you feel lucky, bug? Well, do you? By Mike Richardson.

Boxing clever

Set top box maker TVonics discusses its evolving strategy for system test. By Vanessa Knivett.

All for one

How the latest Jtag interfaces can be a useful ally in the fight to cut development time. By Mike Richardson.

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