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Mar 15, 2016

Modular Test Gear Can Tame Wireless IoT Environments

Modular instruments provide the flexibility to adapt to the changing test needs of IoT operating environments....More
Feb 16, 2016

How Can You Test Something That’s “Black Magic”?1

Millimeter-wave frequencies were once thought as being on “the realm of possibility”—which is to say, at frequencies where no sane engineer would....More
Dec 29, 2015

What’s Noise Got to Do With It?

Noise may be part of celebrating a New Year, but it is usually not a welcome element in a high-frequency test system. That is, unless it is....More
Nov 04, 2015

Is Modular Really More For Less?

Older engineers may fondly remember an early job and that first stroll past a test bench. Those impressive 19-in. instrument racks were filled....More
Oct 26, 2015

Cables Are Part of the Test Setup

Coaxial cable assemblies are often required for transferring signals to and from a device under test (DUT), but their importance is often overlooked....More
Oct 02, 2015

One of the Best Buys in Measurement Education

Keeping pace with the latest developments in measurement equipment and techniques is not easy, even for engineers who are fanatical about test gear....More
Aug 20, 2015

Making Measurements Portable By Design

Portability provides flexibility in testing. At one time, that portability might have come with some tradeoffs in performance and capability compared....More
Aug 06, 2015

Recruiting the Computer for Measurement Assistance

Computer programs for automatic-test-equipment (ATE) applications are well established and available from numerous top suppliers. Many engineers may....More
Jul 17, 2015

Evaluating EMC Measurement Needs

Having so many wireless devices in a crowded location requires that these electronic products meet strict requirements for levels of electromagnetic....More
Jun 01, 2015

Keeping Time Is Part of Measuring It

Many newer test instruments provide an input port for connection of a GPS signal, to serve as an external time/frequency standard. But what are the....More
May 12, 2015

Measuring Visits at IMS Booths1

The RF/microwave industry as a whole looks forward to the annual IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) not only for its excellent collection....More
Apr 22, 2015

Why Such High Costs for Test Equipment?3

Anyone who has ever purchased test equipment would likely acknowledge that it is expensive, perhaps without fully understanding that the high price....More
Apr 13, 2015

Counting the Time for Testing Frequency

Frequency counters have long been one of the fundamental measurement tools for RF/microwave engineers....More
Mar 24, 2015

Screening through Spectrum Analyzers1

Spectrum analyzers have long been among the most useful and versatile of RF/microwave instruments....More
Mar 10, 2015

Measuring the Need for Test Equipment

Test equipment and measurement methods have long been the cornerstones of RF/microwave electronic technologies, even though they are also often taken....More
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