Test & measure

Generating frequency agile and custom waveforms

11 February, 2006 by Roger L Jungerman* | Supplied by: Keysight Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

There is considerable interest in generating complex waveforms to test radar and communications systems. An arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) is one of the most flexible methods of signal simulation

GHz digital scope

10 January, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.yokogawa.com.au

Yokogawa Australia has released the DL9000 compact digital oscilloscope, capable of a maximum sampling rate of 10 gigasamples per second at bandwidths of 1-1.5 GHz.

Electrostatic test system

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.contec.com.au/

The DITO Electrostatic Discharge test system from EM Test is designed to generate random electrostatic discharges, similar to those that occur between a human body and any other surface capable of a different voltage potential.

Kenwood PCS-3200 portable oscilloscope

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The Kenwood PCS-3200 is a portable oscilloscope which plugs into a PC via a USB port supporting data transfer rates of 12 Mbps.

Wave generators

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.triotandm.com.au/

Trio Test & Measurement has released the Wonder Wave series of arbitrary waveform generators from Tabor. These combine the capabilities of digital conversion and control with the signal integrity of synthesised analog generators.

Frequency analysis

19 December, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.pacsat.com.au/

Caterpillar is a low-cost, handheld sweeping analyser designed for 802.11 (b,a,g) Wi-Fi frequency and power measurements.

25 MHz oscilloscope

28 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.scientech.bz/

Scientech Technologies has introduced two oscilloscopes - Caddo 802 and Caddo 803. These microcontroller-based models provide freedom from mechanical switching and give the feel of smooth digital touch. Caddo 802 is a 20 MHz dual trace model while Caddo 803 gives 25 MHz two channel four trace.

SMJ100A signal generator

05 October, 2005 | Supplied by: Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) Pty Ltd

Rohde & Schwarz has rounded out its range of R&S SMx products with the SMJ100A all-purpose signal generator.

Test-system design

05 October, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.agilent.com/

Agilent Open, a program that simplifies test-system setup and integration by offering instruments based on open industry standards has been introduced by Agilent Technologies.

Cable and antenna analysers

01 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.anritsu.com/

Anritsu has introduced the Broadband Site Master S810D/S820D series cable and antenna analysers that are claimed to provide the widest frequency bandwidth of any handheld instrument, allowing for the precise detection of faults in cables and antennas used in wireless backhaul and defence/aerospace applications.

Signal generator

05 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.rohde-schwarz.com/

An option for fading is now available for the vector signal generator R&S SMU200A.

Frequency tester

05 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.westek.com.au

The Schaffner model MFO 6501 magnetic field testing device provides power frequency testing in accordance with EN/IEC 61000-4-8 and 61000-4-9. The device consists of a programmable low impedance power amplifier, driving magnetic loop antennas such as the INA 702 or 701, or loops to individual user requirements.

Hioki 3455 insulation tester

05 August, 2005 | Supplied by: Power Parameters Pty Ltd

The battery-operated Hioki 3455 high voltage insulation tester is suited to industry as it can test voltages including 250, 500, 1000, 2500 and 5000 VDC.

Low-resistance testing

21 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.megger.com/

The DLRO200 digital low-resistance ohmmeter is suitable for the wide range of low-resistance testing applications which require test currents of up to 200 A. This instrument, which is one of the lightest in its class, is not only very portable, but also features a robust IP54 (splashproof) case which ensures that it will easily withstand the rigours of use on site.

Frequency tracked measurements

11 June, 2005 | Supplied by: Kingdom Pty Ltd

Frequency selective devices such as amplifiers, filters, directional couplers, attenuators and the like are characterised by their performance versus frequency. Measuring these characteristics is performed by various methods, most are frequency swept

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