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Virtual keynote praises Autotest technology

 By Rick Nelson on September 16, 2014

St. Louis, MO. Autotest board chair Bob Rassa of Raytheon welcomed attendees to the conference's 50th anniversary during this morning's plenary session. The conference will henceforth resume its "Autotestcon" name. As for the one-year "Autotest" experiment, he said, "We tried it and didn't like it." He was followed by Autotest 2014...


 September's Features Online


September Special Reports

September Special Report

bullet By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor

Finding the happy oscilloscope medium

Midrange scopes provide nearly identical basic capabilities, but, it’s the unique features each manufacturer includes that may provide the most value.



September Special Report

bullet By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor

AUTOTEST spans legacy replacement to new systems.

Building and maintaining MIL/Aero electronic components, subsystems, and systems require an array of sophisticated bench and modular test equipment.



Web Exclusives:

Board test in a repair depot: bridging past and future

 By Luca Corli, Worldwide Sales Manager, Seica SpA on August 27, 2014

If you're used to a manufacturing environment, board test in a repair depot will look very different....

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

SEMI commends passage of Manufacturing Innovation Act

September 16, 2014. SEMI praised the bipartisan effort in the United States House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2996, the...

ISA100 wireless standard gains final IEC approval

September 16, 2014. The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced today that ANSI/ISA-100.11a-2011, "Wireless Systems...

PXI Express remote controller offers PCIe Gen 2 x8 link

September 16, 2014. ADLINK Technology Inc. today at Autotest announced the release of its new PCIe-PXIe-8638 high-performance PXI...

Teradyne Spectrum HS test system unveiled at Autotest

September 16, 2014. The Spectrum HS functional test system joined Teradyne’s Spectrum family of functional ATE today at...

Aeroflex boosts 7700 microwave test system to 26.5 GHz

September 16, 2014. Aeroflex Inc. today chose Autotest to announce a 26.5-GHz high-frequency extension for the 7700 Integrated...

500-MHz WaveJet Touch scope costs $5,000

September 16, 2014. Teledyne LeCroy today introduced the WaveJet Touch oscilloscope, providing a combination of performance and...

PXI signal analyzer provides swept and FFT capabilities

September 16, 2014. Keysight Technologies Inc. today announced a signal analyzer to provide swept and FFT-based capabilities in...

Pickering Interfaces Announces New Switching Modules

September 16, 2014. Pickering Interfaces, a provider of modular signal-switching and instrumentation for use in electronic test...

GL supports Interconnect User Part (IUP) Protocol

September 15, 2014. GL Communications Inc. announced today its latest product—MAPS IUP Protocol Simulator—which...

R&S ZND VNA supports uni- and bidirectional measurements

September 14, 2014. The new R&S ZND vector network analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz features two test ports, and the base...

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