Technology Spotlights Filtered by - Test & Measurement

New Electronics strives to bring you all the latest technology news from the Test & Measurement sector. Advances in electronics are often fast-paced and innovative, so we know that as a design engineer you want to be kept up-to-date with current developments.

Below is a comprehensive list of all the latest electronics technology news from New Electronics.

Get Connected with ADLINK USB DAQ!

ADLINK's new release of multifunctional USB DAQ modules provides convenient and accurate USB-powered data acquisition at a competitive price. With built-in signal conditioning, the USB-powered Plug and Play USB DAQ modules deliver easy connection and accurate results for both portable measurement and machine automation applications. ADLINK USB DAQ modules enable direct measurement of most frequently applied signal sources, reducing manpower requirements and associated development costs, while increasing overall accuracy.

NIDays 2011 Keynote: Engineering the Olympics 9th November, London

NIDays is the annual professional development conference for engineers, scientists and educators in measurement, automation and embedded design, held this year at The QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. This FREE multi-track conference and exhibition offers hands-on training; in-depth technical sessions covering NI technologies in test, control and design; and demonstrations of innovative uses of graphical system design. Find out more or register now at

Sensor Toolbox Boards for MAG3110, at Digi-Key

Freescale Semiconductor's LFSTBEB3110 is an evaluation board for the Freescale MAG3110FC 3-axis high performance, high functionality magnetometer. The LFSTBEB3110 kit includes a daughter board containing the MAG3110FC and MMA8451Q to allow for system calibration and compensation for demonstrating electronic compass capability.

Intersil introduces ISL28134, a new 5V, ultra-low noise, chopper-stabilized zero drift rail-to-rail amplifier featuring half the noise of competitive amps that consume similar power.

The ISL28134 is a single, chopper-stabilized zero-drift operational amplifier optimized for single and dual supply operation from 2.25V to 6.0V and ±1.125V and ±3.0V. The ISL28134 is designed to have ultra low offset voltage (2.5µV max) and offset temperature drift (15nV/°C max), wide gain bandwidth (3.5MHz), low noise (10nV/vHz), and rail-to-rail input/output swing while minimizing power consumption (900µA max).

National Instruments LabVIEW Drives the Future of Robotics

From undergraduate labs to research projects, students and engineers around the world use NI LabVIEW graphical system design and real-time hardware platforms to drive the future of robotics. See how students have used LabVIEW to build an autonomous robot to compete in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition.

Hall-Effect Sensor ICs, Now at Digi-Key

Honeywell Sensing and Control's SL353 Series sensor ICs are small, versatile, digital Hall-effect devices operated by the magnetic field from a permanent magnet or an electromagnet. These devices are designed to meet a wide range of potential applications. This series does not require the magnet polarity to be identified.

New Aeroflex touch-screen signal generator

The S-Series - Aeroflex introduces the signal generator of the future, and makes compromise a thing of the past. Low phase noise, fast switching speed at an incredible price. Now with a new avionics option!

Prototype Your Ideas Faster with Graphical System Design

Building a functional prototype is fundamental in bringing ideas to life. NI LabVIEW graphical programming tools and NI customisable off-the-shelf hardware can transform your idea into a functional prototype in weeks, versus months, and lower the risk of your next project.

Agilent Technologies’ LXI Data Acquisition Switch Unit Delivers Instant Easy Connectivity and Use Anywhere

Agilent's data acquisition switch unit that easily connects, configures and acquires data at the bench, on the network or in a remote application. The Agilent 34972A 3-slot LXI Class C compliant data acquisition switch unit includes a built-in 6 ½ digit DMM, 8 optional plug-in modules, 1 Gb LAN and USB 2.0 ports. This gives engineers involved in R&D and functional test the connectivity options they need, yet it easily connects to a PC or Laptop using standard PC IO.

National Instruments Releases 2011 Automated Test Outlook

Report Details Next-Generation Test and Measurement Trends That Will Impact the Electronics Industry. The 2011 Automated Test Outlook shares findings of National Instruments research into the technologies and methodologies shaping test and measurement. The report details trends that apply across numerous industries including consumer electronics, automotive, semiconductor, aerospace and defence, medical devices and communications.

The R&S®FSVR combines a full-featured signal and spectrum analyser with a real-time spectrum analyser.

It seamlessly measures and displays the spectrum using Persistence Mode, Spectrogram and Realtime Spectrum. All events are captured no matter how brief. Frequency-dependent masks provide support when triggering on spectral events. Based on the Elektra Award Winning R&S FSV Signal Analyser, the FSVR includes all the personalities known from the FSV, VSA, LTE, WiMAX, 802.11a/b/g/n, Noise Figure and Phase Noise.

Real Time HiL for Power Electronics

Typhoon's hardware-in-the-loop system delivers 1uS resolution and latency to enable effective test and development of power electronics control circuits and software in a synthetic environment. The HiL800 and HiL400 products combine state of the art FPGA processors and custom software tool-chains to provide a cost effective solution to real time testing.

RS releases new version of DesignSpark PCB

RS Components has announced the release of DesignSpark PCB version 2, its free PCB design software package. Including new 3D visualisation, increased library management functionality and enhanced features, the new DesignSpark PCB will deliver even faster design test and development for users.

New at Digi-Key, the Interlink Electronics’ FSR™ 400 Round Force Sensing Resister

Interlink Electronics' FSR™ 400 series is part of the single zone Force Sensing Resistor™ family. Force sensing resistors, or FSRs, are robust polymer thick film (PTF) devices that exhibit a decrease in resistance with increase in force applied to the surface of the sensor. This force sensitivity is optimized for use in human touch control of electronic devices such as automotive electronics, medical systems, and in industrial and robotics applications.

QualiSystems TestShell automates and accelerates SSDs performance testing

QualiSystems' TestShell framework offers complete automation of SSD Benchmark Testing for performance and regression assurance, solving issues involving considerable cost, time and human resources investments. Covering the entire testing cycle, TestShell provides programming-free test authoring, automatic test execution, advanced lab management, and comprehensive test reporting and analysis capabilities. Visit:

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