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FCC chairman seeks to speed DAS deployment, looks toward 5G

 By Rick Nelson on September 30, 2014

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is looking to facilitate the deployment of Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks and other small-cell systems. He has circulated a draft set of proposals that would simplify the process for small deployments that don't trigger concerns about environmental protection or historic preservation. His proposals would...


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October Special Reports

October Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

New test equipment features real benefits

Modular instruments are introduced for many reasons, but rather than being speculative designs, many address well-established existing applications.



October Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

Vendors support design and test of infotainment systems.

Automotive telematics and infotainment systems combine a wide variety of functions that must be tested.



Web Exclusives:

Test of ICs, sensors, and passive components gets boost

 By Rick Nelson on September 30, 2014

Companies have recently introduced turnkey, modular, and bench instruments related to the test of semiconductors, sensors, and passive components....

Creating a wireless test platform for industrial and academic research

 By Elizabeth Persico, Keysight Technologies Inc.* on September 10, 2014

Today, there are millions of transistors inside our pocket-sized smartphones. Their complement of radios covers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and multiple cellular standards. World travelers can connect, communicate, and rock out-anytime and anywhere....



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Industry Update

NI introduces online condition monitoring software

October 1, 2014. NI has announced NI InsightCM Enterprise, a new software solution that helps companies gain insight into the...

Yokogawa releases multitasking, modular OTDR

September 30, 2014. The new Yokogawa AQ7280 portable OTDR (optical time-domain reflectometer) delivers the combination of...

DDR Bus Simulator to solve BER contour simulation challenge

September 30, 2014. Keysight Technologies today introduced the DDR Bus Simulator—the industry’s first tool to...

Motor-drive power-analyzer software supports HDO8000 scopes

September 30, 2014. Teledyne LeCroy today announced three-phase Motor Drive Power Analyzer software for its HDO8000...

Saelig offers USB tester, USB spectrum analyzer, and scope option

September 29, 2014. Saelig announced this month that it is offering several new products, including USB power-delivery testers, a...

Chroma adds new 10-MHz HF LCR meter and app note

September 29, 2014. Chroma Systems Solutions announced today the addition of the Chroma 11050 HF LCR Meter precision test...

Hioki launches PW3335 power meter

September 27, 2014. Hioki has announced the launch of the PW3335 power meter. The PW3335 makes AC and DC power measurements,...

Mentor and Lumerical unify optical design and simulation

September 26, 2014. Mentor Graphics has announced an integration with Lumerical’s INTERCONNECT to enable new silicon...

TDK offers leaded high-current RF chokes

September 25, 2014. TDK Corp. has announced new EPCOS leaded RF chokes with high current capability. The series with designation...

Where is that spacecraft?

September 25, 2014. Space surveillance is inherently challenging when compared to other tracking environments due to various...

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