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Stepping up to a vector network analyzer for IoT design optimization

With the acceleration of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and the proliferation of RF and wireless products, there is a growing need for RF measurement expertise and affordable RF test instrumentation. Until recently, vector network analyzers (VNAs) have been too expensive and hard to...

AR’s U Series amplifiers cover 10 kHz to 1,000 MHz

Souderton, PA. AR RF Microwave Instrumentation has introduced a new family of RF solid-state Class A power amplifiers. Each of the “U” Universal Series instruments will instantaneously cover the 10-kHz to 1,000-MHz frequency range with a single-band amplifier, making the series suitable for EMC...

TEGAM offers calibration software for power sensors

Geneva, OH. TEGAM Inc. announced it is offering PS-Cal calibration software, which allows fully automated RF power sensor calibration.  PS-Cal is produced by Cal Lab Solutions of Aurora, CO. PS-Cal software supports a range of RF power sensors from multiple manufactures with customizable procedures. It...

AR/RF Microwave Instrumentation receives accreditation from A2LA

Souderton, PA. AR RF Microwave Instrumentation announced that its calibration lab has achieved accreditation to ISO 17025:2005 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). This certification is the result of a thorough assessment and extensive review of AR’s quality-management system and its competence...

Pick-and-place handler adds temperature control features

Rosenheim, Germany. Multitest announced that its MT9510 pick-and-place handler is now available with an optional active-socket-purge (ASP) feature. By applying thermally controlled air flow to the pins the ASP keeps the temperature contact pin in the socket at the set test temperature. ASP provides optimum...

Trescal acquires Precision Metrology Inc.

Paris. Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services, has announced the acquisition of Precision Metrology Inc., a calibration services provider based in Wisconsin and Florida. This transaction consolidates Trescal’s geographical footprint and technical coverage in the United States and has been completed with the support...

Keysight announces PXI multivendor calibration services

Santa Rosa, CA. Keysight Technologies today announced that it has extended its One-Stop Calibration Services to include non-Keysight equipment, reinforcing the company’s commitment to support complete test systems. Keysight’s One-Stop Calibration Services ensure ongoing accuracy and availability of test assets, as well as electrical, physical,...

Matched tools for acoustic micro-imaging

The capability of acoustic microscopes to image and analyze internal features, including structural defects, recently has been enhanced by technology that puts any number of acoustic microscopes in any number of locations on the same page. Send a part such as a plastic-encapsulated integrated...

Laser, scope, and calibration instruments debut at OFC

OFC marked its 40th anniversary when it convened recently in Los Angeles. The event, which show organizers describe as “the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals,” attracted 12,375 registered attendees and 560 exhibitors occupying 106,000 square feet of exhibit...

Keysight VNA accelerates spurious search by up to 500 times

Keysight Technologies today announced a new capability that adds a high-performance spectrum analyzer to its PNA and PNA-X Series microwave vector network analyzers (VNAs). This industry-first capability reduces test times by a factor of 10 to 500 times. Incorporating this functionality into a VNA...