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Chroma releases CaptivATE 4.0 automated safety test software

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
New release of CaptivATE 4.0 automates electrical safety testing by combining all tests into one system.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

ITC keynoter addresses software test for the 21st century

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Patrice Godefroid of Microsoft Research presented an ITC keynote address titled "Automated Software Testing for the 21st Century."
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

ITC keynoter de Geus predicts the DUT will include a human

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO Synopsys, tells International Test Conference attendees that test has kept up with complexity.
Other Tags:  ATE 

ITC panel: should analog DFT be digitized?

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
The International Test Conference got off to an enthusiastic start this week with a Monday evening panel discussion entitled "Analog Design for Test: What's the Real Story?"
Other Tags:  ATE 

The life-cycle aspect of boundary scan

By Peter van den Eijnden, JTAG Technologies on November, 2014 [201411]
Considered comprehensively, derivative uses for boundary scan can lead to benefits across a product's life cycle, not just in manufacturing testing.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Keysight introduces 5G Baseband Exploration Library

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Keysight Technologies introduces industry's first 5G exploration library for the SystemVue platform
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Ubiquitous connectivity

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2014 [201411]
Smartwatches and wireless stickers, or beacons, attached to everything may end up flooding us with too much healthcare data and marketing messages.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

App helps you find the most beautiful fall foliage

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Columbus Day weekend is often the best time to view the fall foliage-but how can you tell if a particular location is worth the drive?
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Keithley introduces IVy app for SMU instruments

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Keithley introduces IVy, a smart device app for source measure unit (SMU) instruments
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Software enables plug-in electric vehicles to support grid reliability

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
EPRI, utilities, automakers to demonstrate technology enabling plug-in electric vehicles to support grid reliability
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Fluke Networks offers cloud-connected cable certification tool

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Now with LinkWare Live, the Versiv family of certification testers enables cable installers to upload, analyze, and manage copper and fiber test results.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

ITC to span design verification through field test and process improvement

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
The International Test Conference convenes the week of October 20 in Seattle.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Northrop Grumman leverages ANSYS simulation for cockpit display

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Northrop Grumman leverages ANSYS for Black hawk cockpit display system development to meet avionics standards
Other Tags:  Military / Aero Test 

ASSET to speed microserver time to market

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
ASSET SourcePoint support for 64-bit ARM Embedded Trace Macrocell (ETMv4) on AppliedMicro's X-Gene will speed microserver time-to-market
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Mouser speeds design with MultiSIM BLUE launch

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Powered by NI, new design tool supports simulation, PCB design and layout, and BOM-to-cart purchasing
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NI introduces online condition monitoring software

By Rick Nelson on October, 2014 [0]
Gain business insight into asset health and operations with NI InsightCM enterprise
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

DDR Bus Simulator to solve BER contour simulation challenge

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Keysight Technologies Introduces DDR Bus Simulator to Solve the Bit-Error-Rate Contour Simulation Challenge
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Motor-drive power-analyzer software supports HDO8000 scopes

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Power analyzer capability for three-phase motor drives leverages Teledyne LeCroy's 8-channel, 12-bit resolution, high definition oscilloscope platform
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Mentor and Lumerical unify optical design and simulation

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Mentor Graphics and Lumerical unify optical design and simulation flow; instruments, systems tackle IC and component test
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Simulate, test, and manage with confidence

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on October, 2014 [201410]
Test automation, 3-D field solvers, and product management software all exist under the EMC umbrella
Other Tags:  EMC/ESD 

Keysight, Stanford work to streamline students' experience

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Keysight Technologies and Stanford University work to streamline engineering students' experience; software places focus on engineering principles
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Luceda Photonics gains funding for photonic IC design

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Luceda Photonics receives growth finance for the development and marketing of its advanced framework for photonic IC design
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Will the smart watch catch on?

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
I'm not planning to buy a smart watch right away, but one observer suggests opting out won't be an option.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

GL supports Interconnect User Part (IUP) Protocol

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
GL Announces Interconnect User Part (IUP) Protocol Simulation
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Onset announces Bluetooth temperature/humidity data logger

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
HOBO MX1101 transmits temperature and relative humidity data via Bluetooth Smart to mobile devices; works with free HOBOmobile app for iOS
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Spirent measures VoLTE user experience

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Spirent has unveiled a complete solution for measuring and analyzing VoLTE user experience in live networks including voice, video calling, and battery life analytics
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Rudolph sells yield-management software to SUNY CNSE

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering research enterprise recognizes the value of the analytics that Rudolph's Yield Management Software will bring to its Global 450 Consortium program
Other Tags:  ATE 

Audio Precision debuts APx555 with -120-dB THD+N typical

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Audio Precision introduced the APx555 audio analyzer, which Tom Kite, VP of engineering, described as offering unmatched analog performance with a THD+N specified at -117 dB, with -120 dB being typical.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Pasternack offers RF calculators and conversion tools

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
New RF Calculators from Pasternack Provide Engineers with Solutions to Real-World Industry Challenges
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Organizations ask Senate to limit government surveillance

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Five technology trade organizations have asked the U.S. Senate to support the bipartisan USA Freedom Act (S. 2685) introduced in July.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Measurement Computing debuts DAQami 1.0

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Measurement Computing Corp. has announced the release of DAQami, an advanced data-logging application.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Hackers compromise medical data

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
Medical records have become a significant target of data thieves, according to Jessica Meyers writing in the Boston Globe.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

EXFO launches real-time network performance monitoring

By Rick Nelson on September, 2014 [0]
EXFO Xtract delivers customized information for complete network performance visibility
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Tablet sales are sluggish but tablet games soar

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
Tablet sales are sluggish according to IDC but tablet games are poised for significant growth according to Juniper Research. tablet, sales, game, growth, storage, graphical, mobile, broadband
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Huawei looks to be a smartphone contender

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
Huawei Technologies is looking to become a contender in the smartphone market, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

100G+ transmission speeds dictate global solutions

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2014 [201409]
As operators roll out high-speed optical transmission systems, they'll need capable optical spectrum analyzers to measure critical parameters.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

It takes more than a smart sensor

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on September, 2014 [201409]
The improved performance a solution provides can be directly linked to how well raw sensor output has been converted to actionable information.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

GL announces UMTS IuCS interface emulation over ATM

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
GL Communications Inc. has announced its enhanced MAPS UMTS IuCS Interface Emulation over ATM.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Mobile apps help you buy and use test equipment

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2014 [201409]
Recent initiatives illustrate the roles mobile apps for smartphones and tablets play in the electronics test-and-measurement engineering ecosystem.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Rohde & Schwarz software analyzes DOCSIS 3.1 signals

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
Rohde & Schwarz solution analyzes DOCSIS 3.1 signals; cable TV operators and manufacturers of cable TV components can use the R&S DSA DOCSIS snapshot analysis software and the R&S FSW high-end spectrum analyzer
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

VTI offers updated X-Modal III software

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
VTI Instruments today introduced the updated X-Modal III software for modal analysis.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

GL's voice and data testing solution goes mobile

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
GL Communications Inc. has announced the release of its enhanced Voice Quality Testing software with Wideband Bluetooth support using the next-generation Dual Universal Telephony Adapter (UTA).
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Companies tout application success stories at NIWeek

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
NIWeek provided an opportunity for companies to tout their successes in deploying measurement and control systems in a variety of industries, from aerospace to electrical power generation.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Keysight debuts tools for Wi-SUN and LTE/LTE-Advanced

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
Keysight Technologies Introduces Signal Generation Solutions for Wi-SUN and LTE/LTE-Advanced
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

NIWeek at 20: providing an assist to hundreds of thousands of new products

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
National Instruments today kicked off its annual NIWeek event with several significant product introductions, spanning manufacturing test to field data acquisition.
Other Tags:  ATE 

NEJM authors urge FDA action on mHealth apps

By Rick Nelson on August, 2014 [0]
New England Journal of Medicine article advises some regulation of mobile health-care apps.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

ASSET and SoftIron collaborate on rapid debugging

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
ASSET and SoftIron collaborate on rapid debugging for 64-bit ARM-based enterprise servers using AppliedMicro's X-Gene technology
Other Tags:  News 

Agilent announces 6-month no-cost Modelithics library for Genesys

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Agilent announces no-cost, six-month availability of Modelithics COMPLETE Library for Genesys 2014; extensive model library enables exceptional accuracy with Genesys RF simulation software
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

VTI Instruments announces EXLab 5.0 update

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
EXLab 5.0 Update Combines Ease of Use with Unmatched Functionality
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

With IoT, personalization fuels innovation

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2014 [201408]
Personalization is fueling the demand for innovation, according to Dr. Vida Ilderem, Intel Labs VP and director of Integrated Computing Research.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Supreme Court bats 2 for 3 on tech cases

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2014 [201408]
The U.S. Supreme Court batted 2 for 3 in June on technology cases, and even the one they got wrong seems unlikely to pose serious risk to innovation.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Margin analysis emerges as imperative validation technique

By Tim Caffee, ASSET InterTech on August, 2014 [201408]
SMV does not subtract nor detract from the information provided by oscilloscopes; it supplements this data and enhances it.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Political strategists increasingly go digital

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Political analytics firms like the conservative group i360 think they can deploy technology to affect election outcomes
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

IBM to promote Apple iOS for business

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
IBM and Apple are now cooperating to propel the iPhone and iPad to the forefront in the business world.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

NI SOM supports embedded system development

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
The NI sbRIO-9651 System on Module (SOM) offers a complete middleware solution along with an intuitive approach to FPGA programming.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

XJTAG unveils integrated XJFlash feature

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
XJTAG has unveiled an integrated XJFlash feature for up to 50 times faster flash programming.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

GL debuts call capture, analysis of SS7 traffic

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
GL Announces Call Capture & Analysis of SS7 Signaling and Bearer Traffic
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Sen. Warner raises questions about Facebook experiment

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Facebook data scientists manipulated content of nearly 700K users to study emotional response
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Yokogawa Corp. of America appoints new COO

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Yokogawa Corp. of America Appoints Daniel L. Duncan as Chief Operating Officer
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent adds ADS DDR4 Compliance Test Bench

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Introduces ADS DDR4 Compliance Test Bench for Solving the Simulation-Measurement Correlation Challenge
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Professor says Facebook psychological research is business as usual

By Rick Nelson on July, 2014 [0]
If you're a Facebook user, you may have caught some bad feelings, brought to you by a mechanism that researchers call "emotional contagion."
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Google looks to cars and wearables

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Google want to become an ever bigger part of your life, according to reports from the Google I/O software developers' conference held in San Francisco this week.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Agilent FPGA design flow supports AXIe digitizer

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Introduces Advanced Open FPGA Design Flow and Real-Time Measurement Solution
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

U.S. Supreme Court rules against software patent troll

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling in Alice vs. CLS Bank on whether a concept that can be implemented in software on a general-purpose computer.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Beware autonomous machines making decisions

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2014 [201407]
Autonomous vehicles are gaining traction on the road to commercial viability.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Software testing features Agile footwork

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on July, 2014 [201407]
Involving test and QA professionals at the beginning of a project helps ensure that the team is solving the right problem in the best way.
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Smart glasses could help visually impaired

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Researchers at Oxford University's Department of Clinical Neuroscience, with the assistance of NI LabVIEW, have developed prototype LED glasses to help the visually impaired.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

NI looks to upend bench with software-based all-in-one instrument

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
VirtualBench offers five instruments in a single device with a PC or iPad software user interface for bench-top test equipment
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent speeds wireless/defense co-validation with Mentor Questa

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies accelerates wireless/defense design co-validation with Mentor Questa; earlier integration debugs, verifies RF+FPGA designs
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Web platforms match companies, freelances

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Web-based freelancing platforms can bridge the gap between companies with tens of thousands of open positions and people looking for work
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Testing two birds with one stone

By Steve Pateras, Mentor Graphics on June, 2014 [201406]
The proliferation of semiconductor into safety-critical applications such as automotive and medical opens a new can of worms for test.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Agilent introduces 4G design and validation support

By Rick Nelson on June, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies introduces advanced 4G design and validation support, LTE-Advanced updates anticipate move toward 5G
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Mentor software facilitates aircraft wiring-system implementation

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Mentor Graphics' Capital Software implemented the Electrical Wiring System Development Process on the Learjet 85 Aircraft
Other Tags:  Military / Aero Test 

Moxa Joins Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel, and AT&T in IIC

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Moxa Joins Cisco, GE, IBM, Intel, and AT&T in Industrial Internet Consortium
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

ASSET and Synopsys collaborate on IEEE P1687 IJTAG

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
ASSET and Synopsys collaborate on proof-of-concept demonstrating an IEEE P1687 IJTAG tools flow; EDA Tools ecosystem for new IJTAG embedded instruments standard explained in case study
Other Tags:  ATE 

Enhanced simulator predicts eddy current effects

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Benchmark demonstrates >98% accuracy of simulated vs real-world results
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

In brief, May 27, 2014

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
In the run-up to the Memorial Day weekend in the U.S., companies were busy making news on a variety of fronts, including instrumentation, software, inspection, and components.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Fujitsu releases software library to support driver safety

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Fujitsu Semiconductor releases "Approaching Object Detection Library" to support driver safety; implements advanced image-processing functions in software
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Test to leverage cloud expansion

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2014 [201406]
While applications in the IT space abound, technical cloud computing applications are emerging as well and will accelerate in the coming years.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

SI simulation quality relies on VNA measurement accuracy

By Bob Buxton, Anritsu on June, 2014 [201406]
VNAs play a key role in helping an SI engineer meet the challenges of increasing data rates and correlate between simulations and measurement.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Hopes for patent reform fade

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
On Wednesday, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, took the patent bill off the committee's agenda
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Rudolph touts installations of its process control software

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Following a record number of Yield Management Software installations, Rudolph experiences increased demand for its Advanced Process Control Software as it becomes critical to customers in maintaining yield during high-volume manufacturing
Other Tags:  ATE 

ASA announces new features in M1 Waveform Tools v7

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
ASA's newly-released M1 Waveform Tools v7 provides M1 users with an expanded vision and an even broader set of capabilities.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Record numbers attend modeFRONTIER Users Meeting 2014

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
The sixth edition of the conference held last week gathered over 220 attendees and 48 prominent speakers to celebrate the 15 years of the foundation of ESTECO
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Fluke Connect system transfers measurement data via cloud

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
New Fluke Connect system transfers measurement data from test tools to smart phones and the cloud, improving maintenance team communication, safety and productivity
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

FCC vote advances rules on net neutrality

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
The Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of proposed rules that could weaken Internet neutrality and make it difficult for Internet startups to gain traction.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Cloud-based home-management market to grow rapidly

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
IHS says cloud-based home-management market set for rapid growth
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

dSPACE supports EcoCAR 3 competition

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Teams will use dSPACE real-time systems to simulate vehicle and component behaviors; dSPACE to provide training and mentoring as well as tools.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

GIT Japan chooses Agilent Advanced Design System

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies' Advanced Design System Software Selected by GIT Japan for Front-to-Back MMIC and Silicon RFIC Implementation
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent names Alexander CTO of Keysight Technologies

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Names Jay Alexander as Chief Technology Officer of Keysight Technologies
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

ANSYS debuts Redhawk 2014 for FinFET-based designs

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
New release delivers performance, capacity and coverage for next generation of low-power, high-performance designs
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Agilent announces 1- and 2-kW power solutions for R&D

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Announces 1- and 2-kW Advanced Power Solutions for R&D. Engineers Can Access Industry-Leading Power Features Without Writing a Single Line of Code
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Software for Questa enables early verification of IEEE 1149.1-2013

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
New Software for Mentor Graphics Questa Platform Enables Early Verification of IEEE 1149.1-2013 Compliant IP and On-chip Instruments
Other Tags:  ATE 

April 2014 product news wrap-up

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Vendors in April unveiled of products and highlighted product-related news in several categories, including ATE, integrated circuits, components, software, and instruments.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Stephen Hawking and coauthors warn of AI danger

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Significant augmentation of human intelligence through artificial intelligence (AI) could be the biggest event in human history-as well as the last.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Google autonomous horse wins Kentucky Derby

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Google's autonomous horse California Chrome decisively won the Kentucky Derby today (just kidding).
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Apple gets win of sorts in patent dispute with Samsung

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
A federal court jury awarded $119,625,000 to Apple in a patent victory over Samsung. The same jury awarded Samsung $158,400.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

White House tackles big data, analog as well as digital

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
The White House Thursday released a report addressing issues at the intersection of big data and privacy.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent acquires electrothermal analysis technology

By Rick Nelson on May, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Acquires Electrothermal Analysis Technology from Gradient Design Automation; Software Identifies Thermal Problems During IC Development
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Tech companies join patent war in DC

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Tech companies are coming down on all sides of patent reform fight in Washington.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Mixed-Domain Oscilloscopes Go Mainstream

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2014 [201405]
Mixed-signal embedded designs need three domains, prompting Tektronix to offer scopes with access to analog, logic, and RF capabilities.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Altium joins AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture Alliance

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Participation in AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) Alliance will drive open-standard product development
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Big Data and ATE Drive Component Quality

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2014 [201405]
Vendors are debuting innovations across the test cell to enterprise software gamut to ensure IC quality and customer satisfaction while reducing RMAs.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Reference Solutions speed test-system development

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies announces availability of Reference Solutions that speed test-system development; solutions are customized, optimized for specific applications
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent offers real-time spectrum analyzer recorder application

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Offers First User-Extensible Recorder Application for Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

OptimalTest becomes Optimal+

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Corporate name change reflects the expanding focus of the company's solutions beyond traditional test management into Manufacturing Intelligence
Other Tags:  ATE 

GOEPEL simplifies i.MX5x processor programming and test

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
GOEPEL offers VarioTAP model libraries for universal processor emulation for application processors of the Freescale i.MX51/i.MX53 family.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

The Vision Show comes to Boston

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
The Vision Show aims to help attendees employ vision technology to improve processes, reduce waste, reduce errors, improve quality, increase safety, and comply with regulations.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

GL Announces Enhanced Voice and Data Testing

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
GL Communications announced the release of its enhanced Voice and Data Testing Solutions: VQuad, WebViewer, and Mobile Device Controller.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Overcoming structural uncertainty in computer models

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
What is good enough to aid health economics decision making?
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

Windows XP disowned but far from dead

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
Microsoft discontinued support for Windows XP-bad news for XP users and for those of us who might inadvertently connect to an XP system.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

AMD teams with Mentor to pursue "Surround Computing"

By Rick Nelson on April, 2014 [0]
AMD has teamed up with Mentor Graphics to pursue embedded system design in furtherance of Surround Computing
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Consumer technology boosts mobile healthcare

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
At BIOMEDevice Bill Betten of Logic PD touted mobile healthcare. By 2020, 55 million Americans will be over 65. A day in the intensive care unit can cost $10,000, while a mobile app might cost $1 per day.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

TURBOSOUND turns to Audio Precision for loudspeaker test

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
MUSIC Group deploys APx instruments to become world's largest pro audio user of Audio Precision analyzers
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Supreme Court to hear software patent-troll case

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
The US Supreme Court on March 21 will hear a case on whether a concept that can be implemented in software on a general-purpose computer can be protected by patent.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Semiconductor Vendors Mine Big Data for Quality

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2014 [201404]
The semiconductor manufacturing industry is driving toward higher quality, said David Park, vice president of OptimalTest.
Other Tags:  ATE 

OptimalTest Release 5.5 drives semiconductor quality

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
End-to-end software solution significantly improves Part Average Test, automatic ATE configuration management and product traceability for better RMA management.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Ovum comments on SAP, Adobe cloud venture

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
SAP and Adobe have announced a joint venture that will see SAP reselling Adobe Marketing Cloud.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Agilent debuts LTE-A uplink 4x4 MIMO signal generation

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies has introduced an LTE-A uplink 4x4 MIMO signal-generation solution to enable R&D engineers to verify FDD and TDD LTE-A Evolved Node B receivers.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

$482 USB/LAN oscilloscope offers four channels at 100 MHz

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
PC oscilloscope adapter with a 1GSa/s real-time sample rate and large 10MSa record length for zooming in on glitches.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Altium unveils automotive program for ISO 26262

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
Support program designed to assist TASKING customers to build automotive software applications compliant with ISO 26262 functional safety standard
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Agilent, UC Berkeley boost student learning in engineering

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
Agilent will work with the College of Engineering at the UC Berkeley to provide enhanced learning experience for engineering students using BenchVue software.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Mobile health technology faces reimbursement hurdle

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
Mobile health apps and accessories show promise, but lack of reimbursement prevents physicians from deploying them widely
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

X-COM Systems debuts RF signal editing software

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
X-COM Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Bird Technologies, has introduced Version 3.0 of its RF Editor graphical signal editing software.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

EMC software option in line with new CISPR 35

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
Rohde & Schwarz introduces software option for EMC tests on multimedia devices in line with new CISPR 35 standard
Other Tags:  EMC/ESD 

GL Announces Enhanced UMTS Protocol Test Suite

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
GL Communications Inc announced its enhanced UMTS Test Suite with UMTS Protocol Analysis and Emulation tools.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Linux Software Turns PCs into Oscilloscopes

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
Saelig Co. Inc. has announced the availability of Linux-based software for PicoScope PC-based oscilloscopes.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

XJTAG Release Supports Repair Market

By Rick Nelson on March, 2014 [0]
XJTAG 3.2 development system extends the concept of boundary-scan testing to allow engineers to test boards where they do not have access to a netlist.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Averna RF Studio Supports Recorder Synchronization

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Averna RF Studio now supports multi-recorder synchronization on PXI-based systems; new software release handles four or more phase-coherent RF channels for applications requiring tight synchronization
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

IBM Watson Challenges Mobile Developers

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
IBM Challenge to Spur Innovation and Accelerate Mobile Apps on Watson
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Infiniium Real-Time Scopes Get Next-Generation UI

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Agilent Announces Next-Generation User Interface for Infiniium Real-Time Oscilloscopes Offering Personalized Viewing, Improved Usability
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

AppliedMicro, ASSET Collaborate on Debugging Tools

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
ASSET debugging tool to accelerate development of cloud applications based on AppliedMicro's X-Gene Server on a Chip solution
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Free Software Accelerates Testing with Bench Instruments

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Agilent BenchVue easy-to-use PC software provides multiple-instrument measurement visibility and data capture with no programming necessary.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Debug and Trace Tool Supports ThreadX Operating System

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
ASSET's SourcePoint debug and trace tool now supports ThreadX operating system, provides greater visibility into multithreaded code execution, and accelerates software debug
Other Tags:  ATE 

Cell-Phone Battery Drain Analysis Using LXI

By Ed Brorein, LXI Consortium on March, 2014 [201403]
With mobile devices an integral part of everyday life, LXI-based current-drain analysis provides vital estimates of battery life for real-world usage.
Other Tags:  LXI/PXI/VXI 

Connecting Transistors— and Measuring Their Performance

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2014 [201403]
Transistors are a dime a dozen—or a billion, but what's important is how you put together and test them when designing state-of-the-art products.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NI cites trends in two new reports

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
You might want to check your trend predictions with those of National Instruments, which has just released two significant reports: "NI Trend Watch 2014" and "Automated Test Outlook 2014."
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Mentor Announces Automotive Technology Platform

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Mentor Announces GENIVI 5.0 Compliant Linux-based Automotive Technology Platform to bring consumer electronics experiences to IVI systems
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

GL Announces BICC Protocol Emulator

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
GL Announces Bearer Independent Call Control (BICC) Protocol Emulator
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Updates Instrument Control, Automation Software

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Agilent has announced the newest version of its Command Expert software for faster and easier instrument control in many test application development environments.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

From Three Mile Island to the moon, by way of Pittsburgh

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
POLITICO reports on how the robotics industry has supported the rebound of Pittsburgh in the post-steel age.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

ACCES I/O Releases RS-232 for Android Devices

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
ACCES I/O Products Inc. has announced the release of a new USB serial interface board-the ANDROID-232.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

B&K Precision Launches pwrApp Update

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Adds Support for Wireless Control of 9170/9180 Series Power Supplies
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Würth Elektronik Releases Component Selector Software

By Rick Nelson on February, 2014 [0]
Würth Elektronik eiSos has released a revised an expanded version of its Component Selector software by adding six new modules to the four existing ones.
Other Tags:  EMC/ESD 

Intel VP praises DesignCon attendees

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Eul of transistor-maker Intel praises DesignCon attendees for their skill in combining transistors into capable and desirable gadgets
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

ANSYS Debuts Electromagnetic Simulation Suite For PCBs

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
New technology delivers end-to-end signal integrity analysis in single user interface
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Altium and Nimbic Team Up on Power Integrity at DesignCon

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Designers can avoid power integrity issues with Altium PI-DC
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

ADS Adds Controlled Impedance Line Designer

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Agilent's Controlled Impedance Line Designer quickly and accurately optimizes stack up and line geometry for multigigabit-per-second chip-to-chip links, using the most relevant metric.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

S530 Parametric Test System Gets Software Upgrade

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Keithley's S530 parametric test system now offers comprehensive system diagnostics, expanded measurement functions, larger instrument cabinet
Other Tags:  ATE 

MEMSIC Offers Wearable Connected Device SDK

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
MEMSIC announces a wearable connected watch development kit for context awareness, health and fitness, sports, motion and orientation detection.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Platform-Based Design and Test in a Programmable World

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2014 [201402]
National Instruments Fellow Mike Santori describes how our world has transformed into a huge programmable system called the Internet of things.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Scopes Add USB SSIC and MIPI CSI-3 Protocol-Decoding Software

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry's First USB 3.0 SSIC and MIPI CSI-3 Protocol-Decoding Software for Oscilloscopes
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

GL Announces Enhanced Tools for T1 E1 Lines

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
GL Announces Enhanced Tools to Classify Traffic and Protocols over T1 E1 Lines
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

GoldenGate Adds Standard-Compliant Design for RFICs

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the latest release of GoldenGate, its RFIC simulation, verification and analysis software.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent test and measurement employees headed for Keysight

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
Mark Pierpoint, of Agilent Technologies' Software and Modular Solutions Division, is one of about 9,500 Agilent employees poised to join Keysight Technologies on August 1. At that date, Keysight will become-as a legal entity-a wholly-owned test-and-measurement subsidiary of Agilent.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

ANSYS Acquires Chemistry Simulation Software Company

By Rick Nelson on January, 2014 [0]
ANSYS announced that it has completed the acquisition of Reaction Design, a developer of chemistry simulation software based in San Diego.
Other Tags:  News 

Models Analyze Epidemics' Air-Travel Evolution

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Epidemic outbreaks highlight one pitfall of global air travel. Commercial flights remain a leading factor in the spread of commonly-known infectious diseases.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

Data Acquisition Synchronization Module Released

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Microstar Laboratories Inc., maker of Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) systems for PC-based high-performance measurement applications, has released a new Time Base Synchronization module.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Presto Engineering Launches New Test Production Center

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Integrated semiconductor engineering, including qualification, failure analysis, production and turnkey services, can now be obtained from a single supplier.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Engineer to manage HealthCare.gov

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
The Obama administration has announced Kurt DelBene, who most recently served as president of the Microsoft Office Division, will succeed Jeff Zients as senior advisor to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

Exposing the EMI Menace

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on January, 2014 [201401]
Precompliance testing can be done with a conventional spectrum analyzer in contrast to compliance testing that requires specialized equipment.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Rohde & Schwarz Releases Tablet App for NEWS Magazine

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
NEWS, a source of information on Rohde & Schwarz innovations for more than 50 years, in now available as an app for iPad and Android tablets.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Measurement Computing Offers High-Speed USB DAQ

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
20-MS/s sampling data-acquisition board costs $999
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Social Software Development

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2014 [201401]
Designers need effective approaches to succeed with embedded-system development efforts, and agile software development offers one such approach.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

Glassdoor cites companies to work for in 2014

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Looking for a new job? Glassdoor, by way of Sanjay Salomon at Boston.com, has a list of the 50 Best Places to Work for 2014."
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

XBOSoft event, survey address software quality

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Software quality improvement is the focus of XBOSoft, and the company is presenting a webcast on the topic as well as conducting a survey.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Nordic Toolbox Supports Bluetooth Low Energy

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
nRF Toolbox is a standalone application that also holds the capability of interacting with other Nordic Bluetooth low energy tools as plugins
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

All I want for Christmas is a platform

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
What's on your holiday wish list? An Android or iOS mobile device might be all you need, as special-purpose devices go away.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Software Adopted by Microchip Technology

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Agilent Technologies' Model Extraction and Qualification Software Adopted by Microchip Technology for PDK Creation, Modification, Validation
Other Tags:  ATE 

Math Models Enhance Heart Disease Therapies

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Math models enhance current therapies for coronary disease; equations help explain key parameters of stents that combat artherosclerosis.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

News in Brief: 12/7/2013

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
Vendors have recently introduced communications test products, oscillators, sensors, ESD protection products, and power supplies as well as related software products.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

LPC Microcontrollers Optimized for System Design Flexibility

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
NXP LPC11E37H and LPC11U37H feature new I/O Handler functionality to simplify system design change
Other Tags:  News 

Mobile devices gain as shopping platforms

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
The PC remains the platform of choice for making online holiday gift purchases, but mobile devices are rapidly gaining in popularity, based on research by Ovum and IBM.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

ST Debuts Always-On 6-Axis Inertial Motion Sensors

By Rick Nelson on December, 2013 [0]
6-axis MEMS device runs sensor fusion and application SW on-chip within a previously unattainable power budget
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Peak and Simplicity AI Join Forces to Apply NI Technology

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Peak and Simplicity AI join forces to provide integrated test solutions based on National Instruments industry-standard platforms.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Ovum Reveals Reality of Big Data for 2014

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Not all problems are Big Data problems, but Ovum expects a significant wave of production ramp-ups in 2014.
Other Tags:  News 

DATAQ Debuts $59 USB DAQ Starter Kit

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
DATAQ Instruments has announced the release of the all-new DI-149 USB data-acquisition instrument, the latest in a line of low-cost starter kits.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

FloTHERM Offers Parallel Solver, New GUI

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics has announced its next-generation FloTHERM product, featuring a new native Windows graphical user interface (GUI) to handle preprocessing and large models with ease, targeting today's most advanced electronic designs.
Other Tags:  News 

Path to Widespread Adaptive Test Revealed at CAST Workshop

By Tom Morrow, chief marketing officer, SEMI on November, 2013 [0]
Adaptive test has been identified as the most essential test process and methodology change needed to achieve lower test costs by the latest release of the ITRS.
Other Tags:  ATE 

History offers lessons for software projects

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
The Winter War of 1939 and the fate of the 17th-century Swedish ship Vasa have lessons to teach software developers and testers.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Defacto Opens Silicon Valley Office

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Defacto celebrates 10-year anniversary by opening U.S. Silicon Valley office to support demand for synthesis-Ready RTL, achieves transition from DFT to RTL design space.
Other Tags:  News 

LEGO plays role in college engineering education

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
The latest versions of mechanized LEGO sets are can spur on young users' interest in STEM subjects, but they are not just for children.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Software Debug Complements Embedded Instrumentation

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2013 [201312]
ASSET InterTech's CEO comments on the evolution from boundary scan and acquisitions to the integration of Arium's debug tools into ScanWorks.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Tackling PV Inverter and Electric Motor Challenges

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2013 [201312]
Electric motors consume a disproportional amount of global electricity, and innovative inverter designs are supporting solar energy production.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Audio Precision VPs cite interface, electroacoustic convergence

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Convergence is a key trend in audio, with a proliferating number of interfaces and the integration of electronics and acoustics in one box.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Optimus Adds Direct SimulationX Interface

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Noesis Solutions, vendor of Optimus simulation process integration and parametric design optimization software, has announced the release of a new direct interface for the ITI SimulationX software.
Other Tags:  News 

Ballistics Analysis Simplified with BallAX 3 Software

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Internal ballistics measurement data easily acquired from various charge, pressure and optical sensors
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

LTspice IV Is Now Native on Mac OS X

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Linear Technology Corp. has announced a native Mac OS X release of its LTspice IV simulation program.
Other Tags:  News 

Agilent Signal Studio Software Enables WLAN DFS Testing

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Agilent offers dedicated dynamic frequency selection radar-profile creation software to provide engineers performing DFS testing with pre-defined radar signals that support profiles defined by multiple regulatory agencies.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

NIDays event brings NIWeek to Boston

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
National Instruments is taking a version of its annual NIWeek event on the road by presenting NIDays at four U.S. cities. The one-day event in Boston offered a compressed yet intense version of the three-day annual NIWeek in Austin.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

BlackBerry sale off, software focus foreseen

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
BlackBerry the company isn't selling any better than its devices. The company has canceled plans to sell itself and will likely focus on software.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Announces LTE-A Carrier Aggregation Support

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Software Options for the T4010S LTE RF and T4020S LTE RRM test systems provide coverage for LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation Test Cases.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Introduces Physics-Based VCSEL Model

By Rick Nelson on November, 2013 [0]
Agilent introduced a physics-based model for its opto model library that quickly and accurately solves the challenges posed by signal distortion in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

ARM Targets Automotive and Industrial Control Markets

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
ARMv8-R Architecture brings new capabilities to Embedded System Control and Safety Applications
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Cloud-Based Development Platform Available on Amazon

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Microchip platform allows embedded engineers to easily connect designs to Amazon EC2 Instances; bridges cloud and embedded worlds, enabling internet of things.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

VTI Partners with Maya HTT to Upgrade Test for I-DEAS

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
VTI Instruments has announced VTI's partnership with Maya HTT for the newly upgraded Test for I-DEAS. This partnership provides customers a with comprehensive solutions for noise and vibration testing.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

ASSET's Arium Software Debugger Supports Intel's Silvermont

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Engineers debugging code for multicore SoC devices based on Intel's Silvermont microarchitecture can take advantage of Silvermont's Real-Time Instruction Trace (RTIT) capability with ASSET InterTech's Arium SourcePoint debugger.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Software—should you build it or buy it?

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
In a free open-source world, why buy a commercial software package?
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Audio Precision Software Enhances Loudspeaker Test

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
A suite of electro-acoustic measurements added to the APx platform for end-to-end testing of Integrated Audio Products.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Robots: Will They Hire or Fire Us?

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2013 [201311]
Computers are coming for our jobs, or at least nearly half of them, according to a paper from Oxford University. But, other research may not agree.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Obtain Test IP from the Cloud

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2013 [201311]
Advantest's CloudTesting Service offers test IP that you can license on a monthly basis. All you need to do is prepare your load board or socket.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

ASSET Arium Tools Support Intel C2000 Atom, TI KeyStone

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
Designers using the Intel C2000 Atom SoC will be able to debug software and firmware using tools in ASSET InterTech's Arium SourcePoint debugger, and using the multicore Texas Instruments KeyStone II processors can use ASSET's Arium SourcePoint debugger for ARM.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NAG Toolbox for MATLAB Expands Function Choice

By Rick Nelson on October, 2013 [0]
The Numerical Algorithms Group has announced the latest release of its NAG Toolbox for MATLAB to Mark 24. Over 130 NEW functions have been integrated into the Toolbox at Mark 24, bringing the total of math and stats functions to 1,500.
Other Tags:  News 

Hardware-in-the-Loop Test Drives Development

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2013 [201310]
Every product development effort begins with a plan—traditionally, in the form of diagrams. But today, it's in the form of software representations.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent to Separate into Two Public Companies

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies: one in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied markets (LDA) that will retain the Agilent name, and the other that will comprise Agilent's current portfolio of electronic measurement (EM) products.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Adapting to a Platform-Based World

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2013 [201310]
Traditional wristwatches may be losing popularity as more people rely on a software application known as the “virtual watch.”
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

ITC keynoter comments on 75-GFLOPS/W compute target

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Performance and reliability are increasingly interdependent, according to Pradip Bose at IBM In a Thursday morning ITC address titled "Efficient Resilience in Future Systems: Design and Modeling Challenges," he described the an IBM-led DARPA PERFECT project.
Other Tags:  ATE 

ITC keynoter addresses nonlinear validation challenge

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Verification and validation are key aspects of supporting a brand and providing customers with a better user experience, according to John D. Barton, vice president of the platform engineering group at Intel, who delivered a keynote speech titled "Compute Continuum and the Nonlinear Validation Challenge" at ITC.
Other Tags:  ATE 

GOEPEL and iSYSTEM Develop Integrated Validation and Test Platform

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
At ITC GOEPEL and iSYSTEM announced they have developed an integrated platform for software and hardware validation and test.
Other Tags:  ATE 

JTAG Technologies Highlights JTAG Live Products at ITC

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
JTAG Technologies BV showcased several JTAG Live products as well as new systems upgrades at this years' International Test Conference in Anaheim.
Other Tags:  ATE 

GOEPEL Debuts Automatic Application Program Generator

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
At ITC, GOEPEL introduced an Automatic Application Program Generator (AAPG) for design validation and test of FPGA integrated high-speed I/O (HSIO) based on the ChipVORX technology for FPGA Embedded Instruments.
Other Tags:  ATE 

NVIDIA adopts OT tools to help the imaginary appear real

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Craig Nishizaki, director of ATE development at NVIDIA, took advantage of the International Test Conference held here this week to deliver a talk titled "Leveraging Cross-Operational Test Data for Manufacturing Yield and DPPM/RMA Improvements."
Other Tags:  ATE 

Renesas Reduces Cost, Improves Quality with Hybrid TestKompress/LogicBIST Solution

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics hybrid test technology addresses safety critical test requirements defined by ISO 26262 standard.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Synopsys Debuts DesignWare STAR Hierarchical System to Accelerate SoC Test

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Significantly Reduces Test Integration Time and Improves Test QoR for Hierarchical SoCs
Other Tags:  ATE 

Open-Silicon Improves Test Quality with Tessent Cell-Aware Test

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics Corp. announced at the International Test Conference that ASIC design company Open-Silicon has used the Tessent TestKompress product with Cell-Aware Test to improve test quality of SoC designs.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Synopsys Announces DFTMAX Ultra to Reduce Silicon Test Costs

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Customers Realizing Up to 3x Higher Compression with Fewer Test Pins
Other Tags:  ATE 

Mentor and ASSET Deliver IJTAG Chip-to-System-Level IP Integration

By Rick Nelson on September, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics at ITC announced full interoperability between its Tessent IJTAG chip-level IP integration product and ASSET InterTech's ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Saelig Offers Reverse-Engineering Tool For Recreating Schematics

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
The RevEng System is a reverse-engineering hardware tool for creating professional-quality circuit schematic diagrams from a sample PCB that lacks documentation.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

From Grammar School to Rocket Science

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2013 [201309]
Inspiring and preparing the next generations of innovators was a theme of NIWeek. Presenters ranging from Pernille France of LEGO to Leland Melvin of NASA discussed their efforts to engage students, while teams from Rice University and a local Austin high school demonstrated their capabilities. Roboticist Red Whittaker concluded by describing competition for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent Expands Relationship with Gradient Design Automation

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Agilent announced a new agreement that expands its business relationship with Gradient Design Automation, a provider of electro-thermal simulation technology used to identify hazards and improve performance in integrated circuits.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Engineers Pursue Cloud's Design, Test, and Use

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2013 [201309]
The cloud and big data present the engineering community with a variety of opportunities in the design, test, and use of cloud computing systems.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Apps Acquire Mass Appeal

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on September, 2013 [201309]
This article discusses some of the newer test and measurement apps in detail and also takes a broader look at what apps provide.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Test-instrument user community evolves

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
The test-instrument users of today may have little in common than earlier generations of test engineers, and instruments need to adapt.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Keithley Introduces Source-Measure Unit with a Capacitive Touch Screen

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Combines capabilities of I-V systems, curve tracers, and semiconductor analyzers at a fraction of their cost.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Exa, Tata Motors, and the Royal College of Art Collaborate

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Exa Corp. recently joined forces with the Tata Motors European Technical Center Plc and the Royal College of Art to educate post-graduate automotive-design students on the importance of simulation-driven design.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Presenters chart students' path from K to rocket science

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Inspiring and preparing the next generations of innovators was a theme of NIWeek. Presenters ranging from Pernille France of LEGO to Leland Melvin of NASA discussed their efforts to engage students.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Students Can Design Sophisticated Systems in One Semester With NI myRIO

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
National Instruments announces NI myRIO, an embedded hardware device to help students design real, complex engineering systems more quickly and affordably than ever before.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Wineman Technology Simplifies Test-Cell Control

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
New Version of Integrated Test Cell Platform Offers Streamlined Test Configuration Tools for Dynamometer, Servo Hydraulic, and Test Cell Applications.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Averna and NI Team up on Recording and Playback of RF Signals

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
RF Studio for the USRP Software Defined Radio Platform Is a Compact Solution for RF Recording and Playback of Real-World GNSS Signals.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Alfamation Debuts LVDS Test Modules and SuperNova 2013 Software

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Alfamation chose NIWeek to release 3 new PXI-based FlexMedia AMX modules for automotive high-speed serial LVDS testing, and it debuted a new version of its graphical configuration-based automated test environment.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

NI Extends Reach of Software-Designed Instrumentation

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
Instrument driver FPGA extensions, Xilinx 7 Series FPGAs and PXImc adapter module expand the LabVIEW RIO architecture to reduce the total cost of test.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NI execs tout move to programmable world

By Rick Nelson on August, 2013 [0]
How many people here wear a watch? That was the question Dr. James Truchard of National Instruments put to attendees of NIWeek. Many did wear a watch, but many also came equipped with a "virtual watch," a software application that rendered the time on a platform such as an iOS or Android device.
Other Tags:  LXI/PXI/VXI 

NI Emphasizes Design and Test Integration

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2013 [201308]
National Instruments puts a lot of effort into integrating measurement seamlessly into the design process and into design tools.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Visibility boosts design and test

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
When it comes to the design and test of hardware and software, it's all about visibility, according to Glenn Woppman, president and CEO of ASSET InterTech.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Teradyne J750Ex-HD Addresses Cost of Test for SoCs

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Teradyne at SEMICON West announced the immediate availability of the J750Ex-HD production test system.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Advantest Highlights CloudTesting Service

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Advantest chose SEMICON West to highlight its CloudTesting Service for the North American market.
Other Tags:  ATE 

ASSET Acquires Arium to Boost System Development Visibility

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Arium's Intel and ARM hardware-assisted debug tools will be integrated into ASSET's ScanWorks platform for debug, validation, and test.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Anritsu Debuts Remote Control for Handheld Instruments

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Technicians and Engineers Can Use 'Master' RF/Microwave Analyzers to Conduct Tower Top Jumper Sweeps from Ground and Remote Spectrum Monitoring
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Measurement Computing Debuts DAQami Software

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Easy-to-Use Software to Acquire, View, and Log Data
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Data Translation Announces Signal Processing Library

By Rick Nelson on July, 2013 [0]
Data Translation has announced the release of its Signal Processing Library for .NET. This hardware-independent software library contains extensive DSP algorithms for applications including sound and vibration.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

3-D EM Software Selected for Mixer, Multiplier, and Passive Device Development

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
Agilent announced that Millitech, a provider in millimeter-wave components, assemblies, and subsystems for applications in satellite communications, radiometry, radar, and remote sensing, has selected EMPro and ADS software
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Introduces Software for Modeling Power Devices

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
Enhanced Software Enables Instrument to Model Devices up to 1500 A/10 kV.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Engineering Starting Salaries on Top

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2013 [201307]
Although engineering salaries rose only 4%, today's average starting salary of $62,535 keeps engineering at the top of the list.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies 

Strategic Test Releases Data Acquisition Software for Linux

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
SBench 6 supports digitizer, waveform generator, and fast digital I/O cards.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

UEI Announces FLATRACK 1U DAQ/Embedded Control Platform

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
UEI announced its Ethernet-based data acquisition (DAQ) and control platform, the DNF-4-1G FLATRACK, which is a highly integrated, low-profile DAQ I/O engine.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Anritsu Rapid Test Designer Software Supports Multimode TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE Devices

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
New Capability Enables LTE Chipset and Device OEMs to Test Products for Compliance with the Latest Chinese Mobile Communications Standard.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Sensors track focused on measurement and detection

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [0]
Sensors Expo premiered a new technical-program track titled "Novel Approaches to Measurement and Detection" in conjunction with EE-Evaluation Engineering. Sessions addressing topics ranging from the world data-acquisition market to a .NET-based embedded watchdog.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

IEEE 1149.1-2013 aims to slash costs through test reuse

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [0]
The IEEE 1149.1-2013 "Standard for Test Access Port and Boundary-Scan Architecture" aims to cut costs by means of test reuse from IP to the system level, said CJ Clark, Intellitech CEO and chairman of the IEEE 1149.1-2013 working group.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Intellitech Supports Silicon Instruments through IEEE 1149.1-2013 Standard

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
Intellitech announced support for accessing "Silicon Instruments" through the new IEEE 1149.1-2013 JTAG standard.
Other Tags:  ATE 

OPTIS Launches Human Centric Design Platform

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
OPTIS, a provider of interactive, real-time physics-based visual decision-making solutions, has launched HIM (Human Interactivity Manikin), enabling ergonomics investigations and lighting and illumination study on the basis of virtual reality.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

Microchip Debuts MPLAB REAL ICE Power Monitor Module

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
Microchip Makes Real-Time Power Monitoring and Code Optimization Affordable for Portable, Power Supply, Motor Control, and Meter Designs.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

ScanWorks Supports Intel Silicon View Technology

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
With the introduction of Intel Silicon View Technology (Intel SVT), ASSET InterTech's ScanWorks platform became a platform that fully supports all three aspects of the new validation, debug, and test capabilities.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

MTT-S IMS underway this week in Seattle

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [0]
The International Microwave Symposium is underway this week in Seattle, providing an opportunity for company to highlight new RF/microwave test instruments and software.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Workshop coverage extends from software to ATE gesture interfaces

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [0]
Test Vision 2020 will cover a range of topics, from a voice/gesture ATE interface to the role of software, according to Ajay Khoche, general chair, and Pete Hodakievic, program chair.
Other Tags:  ATE 

R&S FSW Signal and Spectrum Analyzer Adds Real-time Option

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
A new measurement option for the R&S FSW signal and spectrum analyzer supports real-time signal analysis for frequencies up to 50 GHz with an analysis bandwidth of 160 MHz.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Debuts EEsof Tools at the International Microwave Symposium

By Rick Nelson on June, 2013 [0]
Agilent Technologies Inc. is presenting new software at the International Microwave Symposium, including latest release of Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro) and new reference libraries for SystemVue.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Despite criticism, smart-city technologies take off

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [0]
Smart city technologies will generate more than $117 billion within the next seven years, but Alec Appelbaum writes, "…higher tech is not always essential tech."
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Storm-chaser Samaras killed in Oklahoma tornados

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [0]
Tim Samaras, his 24-year-old son, and colleague Carl Young were among the nine people killed in the tornados that struck Oklahoma Friday night.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Aeroflex Touts PXI Maestro Software for Wireless Production Test

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
Aeroflex PXI Maestro automatic test software for wireless device manufacturing that lowers the cost of test and accelerates test development. It supports the PXI 3000 platform.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Ovum Confirms Growth for Mobile Apps in Emerging Markets

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
Despite the meteoric growth of the mobile applications market, over two-thirds of consumers do not download apps, finds Ovum.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

History lesson: chips and oil don't mix

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2013 [0]
Remember Exxon's foray into the semiconductor business? How about Schlumberger's incursion into semiconductor test? As an EE-Evaluation Engineering reader you're more likely to remember the latter, and it was only ten years ago that Schlumberger exited the business by spinning off NPTest.
Other Tags:  ATE 

KACST Launches WaferCatalyst Silicon Prototyping Services

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's National Science Agency & National Laboratories, has announced the launching of its WaferCatalyst prototyping and small-volume production services.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Agilent Announces Analysis Software for USB Protocol Analyzers

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
Agilent announced an analysis software suite with MegaZoom technology for the U4611A, U4611B, and U4612A family of USB protocol analyzers.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Addressing New Silicon Test Challenges with IJTAG

By Stephen Pateras, Mentor Graphics on June, 2013 [201306]
: P1687, together with the daisy-chained TAPs recommended by the P1838 working group, now supports 3-D IC test.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Cascade's Ahlgren Offers Clear View of Semiconductor Test

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [201306]
As process nodes shrink and QC concerns grow, semi manufacturers will need to test early and often according to Cascade Microtech's Debbora Ahlgren.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Instruments Meet RF/Microwave Challenges

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [201306]
Striving to meet the challenges of a growing RF/microwave industry, vendors have introduced a variety of instruments and enhancements.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Accelerating Adoption of Ethernet, Wireless DAQ Systems

By Mariano Kimbara, Senior Research Analyst, Measurement & Instrumentation, Frost & Sullivan on June, 2013 [201306]
Frost & Sullivan foresees single-digit growth for the DAQ market with a CAGR estimated at 6.4% from 2012 to 2018.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Keep Tabs on Your Data

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2013 [201306]
Increasing capabilities of consumer-electronics mobile devices are opening up possibilities for remote monitoring and control in DAQ systems.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Enhances Electronic Instrument Control and Automation Software

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
Agilent announced the latest enhancement on its Command Expert software for faster and easier instrument control in many test application development environments. Windows 8 support is included in the updated version.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

GOEPEL Opens System Cascon for Third-Party Tools

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
In cooperation with selected partners within its GATE Alliance Program, GOEPEL electronic has developed an Inter Process Link (IPL) for its System Cascon JTAG/boundary-scan software platform.
Other Tags:  ATE 

ADLINK Offers Data Acquisition Applications and ActiveX Controls Library for HMI

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
The ADLINK Data Acquisition Applications and ActiveX Controls Library for HMI Now Available for Complimentary Download.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Spectro-X Simultaneously Analyzes Four RF and Microwave Spectrum Capture Files

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
Latest Version of X-CoM Software Enhances Comprehensive Solution for Finding Long-Duration Signals of Interest in ELINT, SIGINT, ECM, ESM, Multichannel Communications, and MIMO System Performance.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Simulation Tool Supports Efficient Suspension Design and Analysis

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
dSpace virtualized vehicle test bench for analyzing wheel suspensions offers convenient graphical design and comprehensive automation and analysis functions.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Onset Announces Enhancements to Web-Based Monitoring Software

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
HOBOlink enables automatic delivery of building performance and weather data via email or FTP, makes data analysis more efficient.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

USB Thermocouple and Vibration DAQ Modules Target Academic Users

By Rick Nelson on May, 2013 [0]
Data Translation announced two sensor-specific USB-powered modules with application software for the growing educational market.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Big Data Comes to Semiconductor Test

By Tom Morrow, vice president, SEMI on April, 2013 [0]
While the term "big data" originated in the IT world and the Web for storing and analyzing large distributed aggregations of loosely structured data, it is now becoming a critical issue in the future of semiconductor test.
Other Tags:  ATE 

$45 BeagleBone Black Linux Computer Debuts, Mouser Accepting Orders

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
BeagleBone Black, the next-generation offering from BeagleBoard.org, enables everyone from electronic artists to engineers to access to a ready-to-use, 1-GHz computer for $45.
Other Tags:  News 

Ovum Says Look beyond Technology to the Cultural Aspects of Gamification

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Organizations should keep in mind that gamification is about more than just the underlying technology, according to Ovum.
Other Tags:  News 

Supporting the Remote Engineer

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on May, 2013 [201305]
This article presents 30+ apps that focus on test and measurement programs and comprehensive calculators, reference guides, or utilities.
Other Tags: None.

OriginLab Releases 64-bit Version of Orglab DLL

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
New 64-bit version of the Orglab DLL enables third-party hardware and software vendors to save large datasets as Origin Project Files for post processing.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent Unveils Beidou GNSS Signal Simulation

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Agilent announced enhanced capabilities of its Signal Studio for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) software and added real-time simulation of China's Beidou system.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

The Beat Goes On: Modeling the Human Heart

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Computational simulations can help understand and treat cardiac rhythm disorders.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

Global Information Technology Report Highlights Lack of Progress in Bridging the Digital Divide

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Despite efforts in the past decade to improve information and communications technologies (ICT) infrastructure in developing economies, there remains a new digital divide.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Introduces 2000 X-Series Oscilloscope Options

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Agilent has introduced memory and serial triggering and analysis options to its InfiniiVision 2000 X-Series oscilloscopes.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

STARC Certifies MATLAB and Simulink as Preferred Tools in STARCAD-AMS Design Workflow

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Model-Based Design workflow and tools qualified to facilitate system-level design and verification of mixed-signal semiconductors.
Other Tags:  News 

Software innovations span design through manufacturing

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [0]
Recent software innovations from Intusoft, CadSoft, and Averna have yielded products that run the gamut from design through manufacturing.
Other Tags:  ATE 

DESIGN East 2013

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
DESIGN East 2013
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Intusoft Debuts Simulation Software Release 8.x.11 Build 4142

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Intusoft announced its ICAP/4 8.x.11 Build 4142 Spice simulation tool suite for analog, mixed-signal, mixed-systems, and digital signal processing (DSP) design.
Other Tags:  News 

Anritsu Introduces RF Test Capability for LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
300 MB/s Downlink Carrier Aggregation Test Capability now Available with Flexible MT8820C RF Tester Platform Configurations.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Averna Releases Proligent 6.2 Test and Quality Management Software

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Averna, a test solution provider to electronics and communications OEMs, announced Release 6.2 of its Proligent Test and Quality Management software.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Aegis Software Brings Paperless Flow to Analytic Systems

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Aegis Software has announced that Analytic Systems has recently purchased an Aegis Software package comprising iView, iTrack, iQ, and iMonitor.
Other Tags:  ATE 

EPIX Releases Software for Windows 8 & Linux 3.x

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
EPIX Inc., manufacturer of frame grabbers, machine-vision cameras, and complete imaging systems, has released V3.8 of its software products for Windows 8 and Linux with 3.x kernels.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

CadSoft EAGLE Update Increases Interoperability and Enhances Modeling

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
CadSoft has revealed a series of new interoperability features and improved design simulation and modeling capabilities for its EAGLE PCB software for board design.
Other Tags:  News 

ANSYS Inc. Acquires EVEN-Evolutionary Engineering AG

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
ANSYS and EVEN-Evolutionary Engineering AG, a provider of composite analysis technology relying on cloud computing, announced that ANSYS has acquired EVEN.
Other Tags:  Military / Aero Test 

Global Specialties releases autonomous robot vehicle

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
The RP6v2 is an economical autonomous mobile robot system that provides an introduction to the world of robotics for beginners as well as experienced electronics and software developers.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Software gets boost; products tackle communications, EMC test

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [0]
Recent software innovations boost performance, while new products address communications test, EMC test, and PXI applications.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Dell Introduces Workstation Software to Improve Application Performance

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Dell today announced Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO), which automatically configures Dell Precision workstation settings to maximize the performance of engineering applications.
Other Tags:  News 

ProPlus Design Solutions Unveils Pure Spice Simulator

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
ProPlus Design Solutions, a provider of DFY applications, launched NanoSpice, a high-capacity, high-performance parallel Spice simulator for gigascale circuit simulation.
Other Tags:  News 

Test Vision 2020 Issues Call for Papers

By Rick Nelson on April, 2013 [0]
Test Vision 2020 will convene July 10-11, 2013, in San Francisco in conjunction with Semicon West.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Reports of email's death slightly exaggerated

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2013 [0]
Even as social networks make inroads, email continues to grow as an important business communications tool.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Test Vision 2020

By Rick Nelson on March, 2013 [0]
Test Vision 2020: 6th IEEE International Workshop on Test Equipment
Other Tags:  ATE 

Plextek RF Integration Selects Agilent Simulation Software

By Rick Nelson on March, 2013 [0]
Agilent Momentum Product Will Be Used for Advanced, High-Frequency IC and MMIC Design.
Other Tags:  News 

Keithley Adds High Power Wafer-Level Testing to Characterization Software

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Keithley announced enhancements to its Automated Characterization Suite (ACS) software that support its family of high-power semiconductor characterization systems.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Data Translation Announces Low-Cost Sound and Vibration DAQ Module

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Data Translation announced the release of the DT9839 low-cost USB-powered module for sound and vibration measurements.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Measurement Computing Offers New Low-Cost DAQ

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Measurement Computing has announced the release of four, low-cost USB DAQ devices with sampling rates up to 500 kS/s.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Fujitsu Develops Real-Time Pulse Monitor Using Facial Imaging

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Fujitsu Laboratories has announced that it has developed a technology to measure a person's pulse in real time using a built-in camera or webcam in a PC, smartphone, or tablet.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

RadiMation EMC Software Supports Microsoft .NET

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
DARE!! Instruments has introduced a complete new generation of RadiMation software that is based on the Microsoft .NET development platform.
Other Tags:  EMC/ESD 

Agilent Introduces MIPI RFFE Protocol-Decoding Software for Oscilloscopes

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Agilent Technologies has introduced software for decoding MIPI Radio Frequency Front-End (RFFE) protocol packets on oscilloscopes.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Mentor Introduces FloTHERM XT for Electronics Cooling Simulation

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Mentor has announced FloTHERM XT software, which enables an integrated MDA-EDA electronics cooling simulation solution—from conceptual through detailed design.
Other Tags:  News 

Embedded test technologies leverage FPGAs, gate arrays

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
JTAG, soft, core, IP, embedded, test, system, access, programming, VHDL, ESA, ETP
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

JTAG CoreCommander for FPGAs Allows PCB Test Using IP Cores

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
CoreCommander for FPGAs from JTAG Technologies is based on VHDL code that allows engineers to bridge from standard JTAG to proprietary IP cores.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Tektronix Demonstrates MIPI M-PHY Test with Synopsys HS-Gear3 M-PHY IP

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Tektronix announced a demonstration of an M-PHY test for Synopsys HS-Gear3 HS-Gear3 IP, a key part of the MIPI Alliance M-PHY physical layer specification for mobile devices.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

GOEPEL Upgrades ChipVORX for FPGA Embedded BERT

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
GOEPEL's IP-based ChipVORX technology has been extended to execute bit-error-rate test (BERT) on FPGA-based systems.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Aeroflex 3920 Digital Radio Test Set Supports Harris P25 Portable Radios

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Aeroflex has announced the addition of support for Harris P25 portable radios, including the P7300, P5500, and XG-75 Series.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

B&K Precision Adds Four Channels to DSO Offerings

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
B&K Precision expanded its digital storage oscilloscope (DSO) portfolio with the release of its new 2550 Series.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Instrument vendors debut communications-test software options

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Communications test instrument vendors-including Aeroflex, Anritsu, and Teledyne LeCroy-have announced software options.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Varying 400G proposals present test challenges

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Companies deploying 100G data-communications systems are simultaneously facing the need to develop next-generation 400G systems, and they need flexible test equipment.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Tektronix Announces 400G Multi-carrier Superchannel Coherent Modulation Analysis

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Tektronix announced a new software option for its OM4000 optical modulation analyzer series that offers automated test support for 400G multicarrier coherent optical modulation.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Teledyne LeCroy Debuts Ethernet Decode Software

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Teledyne LeCroy announced an Ethernet decode software option and Manchester and NRZ configurable protocol decoders for its oscilloscopes.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Mentor Announces Flowmaster Thermal Analysis Tool

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics announced several new capabilities for its Flowmaster simulation software for thermo-fluid systems.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

R&S CMW500 Test Platform Supports TD-SCDMA Signaling

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [0]
The R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester, when equipped with the R&S CMW-KS750 option, supports TD-SCDMA signaling functionality.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

GOEPEL Demonstrates ESA with Zynq-7000 SoC at Embedded World

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
At Embedded World 2013 in Nuremberg, Germany, GOEPEL demonstrated programming and test strategies based on its Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Agilent Announces Host Adapter for MIPI Alliance DigRF v4 RFICs

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced a new protocol testing solution for MIPI Alliance Gear2 DigRf v4 RFICs.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Multicore Association Unveils Specification to Ease SoC Programming

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
The Multicore Associationhas announced the availability of its Multicore Task Management Application Program Interface (MTAPI).
Other Tags:  News 

IPC APEX EXPO convenes in San Diego

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
IPC APEX EXPO convenes this week in San Diego, where vendors will exhibit a variety of printed-circuit-board and assembly test and inspection systems.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Simulation and Modeling Aid Prototype Development

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [201303]
Software vendors offer simulation, modeling, and real-time-testing tools serving applications from electric motor control to software-defined radio.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Software-Designed Instrumentation Redefines Test

By Erik Johnson, National Instruments, and Andy Brown, Averna on March, 2013 [201303]
The RF reconfigurability afforded by the NI PXI-5644R Vector Signal Transceiver has allowed Averna to develop a DOCSIS channel emulator with minimal hardware.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Testing High-Speed Designs

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2013 [201303]
Industry experts representing the design and test communities cite megatrends and recommend innovative approaches to meet today's design challenges.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Mentor Nucleus Innovate Program Adds NXP

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
NXP has become part of the Mentor Embedded Nucleus Innovate Program, adding board support packages for NXP microcontrollers.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

Ovum Outlines Business Value of Communications-Enabled Business Processes

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Organizations must improve the efficiency of business processes through established and emerging channels to ensure competitive advantage, says Ovum.
Other Tags:  News 

Vendors address Ethernet and RF/microwave test challenges

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Vendors including Agilent, EXFO, and Azimuth have addressed communications test challenges ranging from smartphones to Ethernet and radar.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

SystemVue Release Accelerates MIMO Radar and Wireless/4G Design

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the newest release of its SystemVue platform for designing communications and defense systems.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Kozio Releases VTOS Support for TI Sitara ARM AM335x Cortex-A8 Processors

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Kozio released Verification and Test OS (VTOS) Standard and Advanced Packages for Sitara ARM AM335x Cortex-A8 processors from Texas Instruments.
Other Tags:  News 

Agilent Debuts Compliance Testing for Energy-Efficient Ethernet

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced compliance testing support for Energy-Efficient Ethernet (EEE) standards used in networking applications.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Aegis Software Launches FactoryLogix Suite

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Aegis Software, a provider of integrated manufacturing solutions, said it will launch its all new FactoryLogix suite at IPC APEX EXPO.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Matrox to Show Vision Hardware, Software at ATX West

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Matrox Imaging, a supplier of machine-vision components to OEMs and integrators, will demonstrate new hardware and software for traceability, inspection, and guidance.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

Nonintrusive Test Complements ATE to Meet PCB Test Needs

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Experts comment on PCB test techniques including ICT, FCT, vectorless test, and nonintrusive boundary-scan-based techniques.
Other Tags:  ATE 

DESIGN West 2013

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
DESIGN West 2013
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

International Test Conference 2013

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
International Test Conference
Other Tags:  ATE 

NIWeek 2013

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
NIWeek 2013
Other Tags:  LXI/PXI/VXI 

International Test Conference Call for Papers

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
International Test Conference Call for Papers
Other Tags:  ATE 

Agilent to Exhibit at IPC APEX EXPO

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Agilent said it will demonstrate a boundary scan analyzer plus inline in-circuit and functional test systems at the IPC APEX EXPO, February 19-21 in San Diego.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Seica to Exhibit at IPC APEX EXPO

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
Seica will exhibit at APEX the Pilot V8 flying prober, the Firefly laser selective soldering system, and the Compact TK functional and in-circuit test system.
Other Tags:  ATE 

PMBusProg Supports In-System Programming of Power-Management Devices

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
JTAG Technologies is offering a Power Management Bus (PMBus) IC programming tool that supports devices from vendors Linear Technology and Texas Instruments.
Other Tags:  ATE 

ASTER Technologies Offers New TestWay Release

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
A new release of ASTER Technologies' TestWay supports DfX. The new release incorporates an integrated workflow from design to product delivery.
Other Tags:  ATE 

dSPACE Simulates Ethernet Networks of ECUs in Real Time

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
dSPACE is claiming to be the first company to enable the real-time simulation of service-oriented communication in Ethernet networks of ECUs.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

DesignCon emphasizes signal integrity

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [0]
DesignCon concluded last week in Santa Clara, with vendors having exhibited a variety of design, simulation, test, and measurement tools.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

DesignCon keynote: Instrument evolution keeps pace with design

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Mike Santori of National Instruments traced the evolution of instrumentation and described a complementary evolution in COTS electronic products.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

EDA tools key to exploiting Moore's Law

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
EDA and methodology development constituted the focus of a DesignCon Tuesday keynote address by Jonah Alben, senior VP of engineering at NVIDIA.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Mentor Announces New HyperLynx Technology

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Mentor Graphics today at DesignCon announced the newest release of its HyperLynx product for high-speed design and analysis.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent and SiSoft Offer Pre-Standard IBIS-AMI Modeling Guide

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Agilent SiSoftannounced guidelines that enable system designers to use advanced jitter and broadband analog capabilities when modeling high-speed serial devices.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Associated Research Announces the release of Autoware 2

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Associated Research Inc. has announced the release of its Autoware 2 automation and data-collection software suite.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

SiSoft Supports Design of Experiments (DoE) Flows with JMP Interface

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
January 29, 2013. Signal Integrity Software Inc. (SiSoft) announced at DesignCon that it has developed an interface to the JMP statistical discovery software from SAS.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Tektronix Launches Toolset for Serial Data Link Analysis

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Tektronix announced a Serial Data Link Analysis Visualizer software package (SDLA Visualizer) for Tektronix oscilloscopes including the DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Imec Teams With Cadence on DFT Solution for 3-D Memory-on-Logic

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
At the European 3D TSV Summit, imec and Cadence said they have implemented and validated an automated 3D DFT solution to test interconnects in DRAM-on-logic stacks.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Product Innovations Aid MEMS Design and Test

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [201302]
Whether designing a MEMS or developing a COTS MEMS-based system, products introduced over the past six months support your efforts.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

The Advantages of PXI Instrument Drivers

By Stephen Peterson, Agilent Technologies on February, 2013 [201302]
An instrument driver frees you from dealing with the minutiae of each module's operation.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Ticketing Autonomous Vehicles

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2013 [201302]
With the likelihood of autonomous vehicles on public roads this year, it's time to define the rules of the road for this new transportation.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

From EDA to TDR, Tools Support High-Speed Analysis

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [201301]
For testing multigigabit/second serial buses and processor and memory interfaces, you can choose from a variety of instruments and software tools.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Software Helps Address Signal Integrity Challenges for Serial-Bus Test

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2013 [0]
Industry experts elaborate on pre-emphasis, software tools, and the signal-integrity challenge for high-speed serial-bus test.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Anritsu Introduces LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac Software

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [0]
Anritsu software packages for signal generators and analyzers support LTE-Advanced and IEEE 802.11ac.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Mentor Enables Smart Device Development for M2M Applications

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [0]
Mentor's latest release of the Mentor Embedded Nucleus RTOS supports the design of network-based devices for M2M and smart-energy applications.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Agilent Unveils IC-CAP Platform with Angelov-GaN Modeling

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [0]
Agilent announced the latest release of its device modeling software platform, the Integrated Circuit Characterization and Analysis Program (IC-CAP).
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent Introduces eMMC Compliance Test Application

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [0]
Agilent introduced what it calls the industry’s first eMMC (embedded multimedia card) compliance test application for embedded storage solutions.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Modelithics Releases Library Update for Agilent Genesys

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [0]
Modelithics Inc. has announced the release of Modelithics COMPLETE Library version 9.6 for Agilent's Genesys RF simulation software.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Waterloo researchers create world's largest functioning model of the brain

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [0]
Researchers from the University of Waterloo report that they have built the world's largest simulation of a functioning brain.
Other Tags:  Medical Test 

Mentor Embedded Supports MATLAB and ARM Platforms

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [0]
Mentor Graphics announced the availability of its latest Mentor Embedded Sourcery VSIPL++ product with ARM and MATLAB support.
Other Tags:  Military / Aero Test 

IBM: Managers struggle with social media

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
IBM finds that while 46% of companies are increasing social technology investments, only 22% believed managers can incorporate social tools into their practices.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

News in Brief: Power Analyzer Software, VoLTE Test, More…

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Product highlights include power-analyzer options, 3-D EM software, VoLTE test, an NPI tester, lenses, sensors, a VCO, and data-acquisition software.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

R&S CMWcards User Interface Simplifies Wireless Signaling Tests

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Rohde & Schwarz has developed a graphical test script development tool—R&S CMWcards—for the R&S CMW500 wideband radio communication tester.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

ITC topics extend from jitter measurement to board and system test

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Panels, corporate presentations; sessions on jitter and phase noise, new-generation ATE, board and system test, and scan compression; and commentary on IJTAG were all highlights of ITC.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Acquire Data Responsibly

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on December, 2012 [201212]
Test-data-storage requirements continue explode, and making sure to acquire and store sufficient data can be critical to the success of a project.
Other Tags:  Environmental Test 

Coventor Debuts MEMS Plus IC Co-Design Software

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Coventor , a supplier of design-automation software for developing MEMS, has introduced the MEMS+ 3.0 design platform.
Other Tags:  News 

Data Translation Announces USB Dynamic Signal Acquisition Modules

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Data Translation has announced the release of the DT9847 Series high-accuracy, dynamic signal acquisition modules for USB.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent Introduces Electrical Redriver Modeling Solution

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Agilent introduced a redriver modeling solution designed to solve the challenge posed by signal distortion in multigigabit-per-second systems.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) 10 Updates Platform Support

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Matrox Imaging has announced release 10 of the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL).
Other Tags:  Inspection 

Agilent Releases Software for X-Series Signal Analyzers

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Agilent has extended its support of 802.11ac WLAN test with its latest measurement application release for X-Series signal analyzers.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

EDA firms tout IJTAG, memory test and repair

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
IJTAG and memory test and repair were key topics highlighted by Mentor Graphics and Synopsys, respectively, at this year's International Test Conference.
Other Tags:  ATE 

3-D IC test workshop caps ITC activities

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
A workshop on 3-D IC test capped Test Week activities held in conjunction with the International Test Conference.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Broadcom describes OT deployment at ITC

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
At ITC Gary Eves of Broadcom described how Broadcom, its OSATs, and OptimalTest worked together to implement a yield-management and reporting system.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

OptimalTest Highlights OptimalEnterprise Version 5 at ITC

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
OptimalTest chose the International Test Conference to highlight its new OptimalEnterprise Version 5 release.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Mentor Debuts IJTAG Embedded Instrumentation

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Mentor Graphics announced at the International Test Conference its new IEEE P1687 Tessent IJTAG solution.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Synopsys Highlights Memory Test and Repair Solution at ITC

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Synopsys announced DesignWare STAR Memory System 5, an automated pre- and post-silicon memory test, debug, diagnostic and repair solution.
Other Tags:  ATE 

CEOs address innovation at ITC

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
CEOs of key test companies addressed International Test Conference attendees at a Monday evening panel.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Goepel Extends VarioTAP to Fujitsu and Infineon Devices

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
Goepel debuted VarioTAP model libraries for Fujitsu Graphical Display Controllers (GDC) and Infineon AUDO microcontrollers.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

Got English majors?

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on November, 2012 [0]
If there is a war between the sciences and humanities, it might seem the sciences are winning, notwithstanding difficulties in attracting students to the STEM subjects.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Aegis Software Enables Paperless Defect Mapping at Sechan

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Aegis Software said Sechan Electronics chose Aegis' Quality System as a replacement for Sechan's paper-based defect mapping process.
Other Tags:  ATE 

OriginLab Releases Origin and OriginPro 9

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
OriginLab has announced Origin and OriginPro version 9, which provide a set of features and enhancements that were developed based on customer feedback.
Other Tags:  News 

Mentor Touts Acquisition and Collaboration

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on January, 2012 [201201]
Mentor Graphics Corp. has announced that it has acquired the Flowmaster Group, a provider of 1D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation software for system design.
Other Tags:  Military / Aero Test 

Boosting Semiconductor Yield and ROI

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [201203]
IDMs and fabless semiconductor firms are turning to software tools to boost yields and get products to market in volume quickly.
Other Tags:  Automotive/Vehicle Test 

DARPA looks to boost sensor development

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
DARPA is looking to accelerate sensor-system development time through the use of commercial processes.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Consumers Aggressively Migrate Data to Cloud

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
The consumer cloud performed strongly in the first half of 2012, according to insights from IHS iSuppli.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

GL Enhances T1 E1 Analyzer Products and Software

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
GL Communications announced Version 6.22 enhanced T1 E1 Analyzer Software and Hardware, which addresses any traffic over T1 E1 lines.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

Customers seek optimum price points with instrument choices

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Although engineers value flexibility and room to grow in their instruments, economic realities are dictating that they seek out optimum price points when purchasing new equipment, according to Keithley.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent Enhances Instrument Connectivity Software

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Agilent announced the latest release of its IO Libraries Suite 16.3 software for use with electronic test instruments.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

GOEPEL Speeds Boundary Scan for Multi-Board Designs

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
In cooperation with ASTER, GOEPEL electronic has developed a new version of the ScanVision tool suite for boundary scan design visualization.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

OS bridges embedded-system design-creation and production-test gap

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on October, 2012 [0]
Kozio aims to help embedded-system hardware designers speed products to market with VTOS Builder
Other Tags:  ATE 

ProPlus Design Solutions Unveils Design for Yield Software

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2012 [0]
ProPlus Design Solutions Inc. unveiled NanoYield, fast and accurate yield prediction and optimization software for memory, logic, analog, and digital circuit design.
Other Tags:  News 

Keithley Touts Economy with SMU and DMM

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2012 [0]
Keithley has introduced three new source measurement unit (SMU) instruments as well as a 5-1/2-digit dual-display digital multimeter.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Weather forecasting bests economic, seismic predictions

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on September, 2012 [0]
Under the headline "The Weatherman Is Not a Moron," the New York Times Magazine this weekend published an adaptation from "The Signal and the Noise," by Nate Silver.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Android-Based Tablets Gain USB DAQ Support

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
Measurement Computing has announced the release of USB DAQ device support for Android-based tablets.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NI Supports Test for 802.11ac and Bluetooth Low-Energy

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
National Instruments announced that it is offering a new NI bundle for 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth low-energy technology test.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

GOEPEL Opens SCANFLEX Platform for Embedded System Access

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
In cooperation with selected partners of GOEPEL electronic's GATE alliance program, GOEPEL has developed an API for SCANFLEX.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

BeagleBoard.org Enthusiasts Unleash 20 Cape Plug-in Boards

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
BeagleBoard.org has announced the availability of more than 20 new plug-in boards for the BeagleBone Linux computer platform.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NIWeek Highlights Energy and Education

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on August, 2012 [0]
An NIWeek Wednesday session afternoon highlighted LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction), while Thursday's keynote focused on education.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NIWeek: Software Boosts Vector Signal Transceiver

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on August, 2012 [0]
In keeping with NIWeek tradition, Jeff Kodosky, NI cofounder and business and technology fellow, kicked off Wednesday's keynote address.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NIWeek: "We don't judge, we measure"

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on August, 2012 [0]
NIWeek 2012 has ushered in a revised use of the Austin Convention Center facilities to tell more than 3,400 attendees about graphical systems design..
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

LabVIEW 2012 shares stage with vector signal transceiver

By Tom Lecklider, Senior Technical Editor on August, 2012 [0]
NI LabVIEW 2012 debuts at NIWeek along with a vector signal transceiver, which National Instruments calls the first truly "software designed instrument."
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NI LabVIEW 2012 Promotes Training, Drives Development

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
National Instruments at NIWeek introduced NI LabVIEW 2012, the latest version of its system design software.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

NI CompactDAQ System Serves Embedded Measurements

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on August, 2012 [0]
National Instruments at NIWeek announced the new standalone NI CompactDAQ system, a high-performance embedded measurement and logging platform.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Google execs propose crowd sourcing to fight crime

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on July, 2012 [0]
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen of Google propose a dual-crowd-sourcing technical solution to drug-related crime in Juarez.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Azimuth Announces Fully Integrated Wi-Fi Performance Test Suite

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2012 [0]
Azimuth Systems Inc.has announced its new Wi-Fi Performance Test Suite, the first component in the Azimuth Data Offload and Connectivity Solution Family.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

GOEPEL Supports JTAG Platform Cable USB II from Xilinx

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on June, 2012 [0]
In cooperation with Xilinx, GOEPEL has developed a new software option to support Xilinx's Platform Cable USB II.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Goepel Debuts 3-D X-Ray Software for OptiCon XI-Pilot 3.0

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2012 [0]
GOEPEL electronic has introduced its new OptiCon XI-Pilot 3.0 X-ray inspection system software.
Other Tags:  Inspection 

Data Translation Announces Portable USB Measurement Module

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on May, 2012 [0]
Data Translation Inc has announced the release of the DT9838 strain- and bridge-based acquisition module for USB.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Pico Technology Debuts USB Oscilloscopes

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2012 [0]
Pico Technology has introduced the PicoScope 6000 Series USB oscilloscopes.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Children Could Make Computers Smarter

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Children might be contributing to the reprogramming of computers, according to researchers at UC Berkeley.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

Agilent Offers PC-Based Oscilloscope Analysis Application

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2012 [0]
Agilent has announced the N8900A InfiniiView PC-based oscilloscope analysis software, which allows engineers to view and analyze previously captured signals from oscilloscopes.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

JTAG Partners With Sanmina-SCI

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2012 [0]
JTAG Technologies, a provider of IEEE 1149.x boundary-scan test equipment, has announced that Sanmina-SCI will be using JTAG's boundary scan tools.
Other Tags:  ATE 

ASSET's Board Bring-Up Solution Debugs Haswell

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on April, 2012 [0]
ASSET ScanWorks platform for embedded instruments can structurally verify, functionally test, analyze performance margins, and debug boards based on Intel Haswell.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Sunrise Telecom Launches packetWORX IPTV Test and Monitoring Suite

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Sunrise Telecom, a provider of test, monitoring, and workflow-management tools for cable and telecom companies, wireless operators, and equipment manufacturers, has expanded its portfolio.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

LeCroy Introduces Dual-Channel Waveform Generators

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
LeCroy has introduced the WaveStation series of function/arbitrary waveform generators.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

GOEPEL Accelerates Boundary Scan for Multiple Boards

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
GOEPEL electronic has announced the availability of a new "Board Merger" function within the frame of its SYSTEM CASCON boundary-scan software.
Other Tags:  ATE 

Keithley Debuts High Voltage SourceMeter Instrument

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Keithley Instruments Inc. has introduced the Model 2657A High Power System SourceMeter instrument.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Geotest Introduces CalEasy Software for PXI Products

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Geotest has announced the release of a new software package, CalEasy v1.0, which allows users to verify and recalibrate Geotest PXI instruments.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Apps make the person

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Apps can make you more effective, bringing e-mail, messaging, and social networking to your smart phone or tablet.
Other Tags:  Ricks Blog 

GOEPEL Software Targets ESA

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Version 4.6 of GOEPEL electronic's SYSTEM CASCON boundary-scan software platform holistically supports all Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies.
Other Tags:  ATE 

The Week in Brief: Instruments, Optical Test, More…

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Rohde & Schwarz, Anritsu, Aegis Software, Docea, Goepel, Tektronix, ADLink, and others made news the week ending March 11, 2012.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

ADLINK Debuts PXI and PXI Express Family

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
ADLINK Technology has announced a new family of high-performance PXI and PXI Express (PXIe) products for applications requiring fast data throughput, such as audio and image test.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Agilent Introduces Wireless Link for Handheld DMMs

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on March, 2012 [0]
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the introduction of a wireless connectivity solution that links up to three Agilent handheld digital multimeters to smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Other Tags:  Instrumentation 

Qosmotec QPER Supports Azimuth's MIMO Channel Emulation Platform

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2012 [0]
Qosmotec has announced that it would support Azimuth Systems' portfolio of test products with the Qosmotec Propagation Effects Replicator (QPER) software.
Other Tags:  Communications Test 

BlackBerry means business, and that's the problem

By Rick Nelson, Executive Editor on February, 2012 [0]
Whatever happened to the BlackBerry? The once-dominant smart mobile device seems headed for oblivion.
Other Tags:  Key Technologies