08 February 2017 - Teledyne LeCroy announced the addition of fully automated transmitter testing for 56-Gb/s, PAM4-based interfaces. The new QPHY-56G-PAM4 option adds standards-specific measurement capabilities to a measurement portfolio that already includes the PAM4 signal analysis capabilities pioneered by Teledyne LeCroy in recent years.
06 February 2017 - National Instruments (NI) announced the VB-8054 instrument, a new higher performance model of VirtualBench. VirtualBench plays a key role in reducing the cost and footprint of test and measurement systems by consolidating five of the most commonly used instruments into one device without compromising the performance of each instrument. Combined with a modern software experience and simple programming interface, VirtualBench creates new efficiencies for engineers interacting with benchtop test equipment or developing low-cost automated test systems.
01 February 2017 - Rohde & Schwarz added a new 6 GHz model to its R&S RTO2000 series, opening up measurements on fast communications interfaces and IoT applications. The new R&S RTO2000 model with 6 GHz bandwidth allows developers to test the radio interfaces of 802.11ac WLAN components for IoT modules in the 5 GHz band as well as fast communications interfaces such as USB 3.1 Gen 1 with data rates of 5 Gbit/s. Thanks to its multi-domain functionality, only a single compact instrument is needed to analyze power supplies, processors and sensors with up to 6 GHz bandwidth. Synchronized time, frequency, protocol and logic analyses results allow users to debug at the system level.
30 January 2017 - The R&S RT-ZPR20 of Rohde & Schwarz is a new, extremely low-noise power rail probe with a bandwidth of 2 GHz. Its 1:1 attenuation also ensures very good sensitivity. The large offset range of ± 60 V permits analysis of the smallest disturbance signals during power integrity measurements, even on DC power supplies with a high voltage level. The probe also features an integrated high-precision DC voltmeter.
24 January 2017 – Tektronix introduced new equivalent time automated compliance test solutions for 4-lane 100G electrical interfaces defined in the IEEE 802.3bm and 802.3bj specifications. The new capabilities along with the full set of Tektronix solutions for 100G and 400G characterization and validation will be demonstrated February 1-2 at DesignCon 2017, Booth 741.
23 January 2017 - Pico Technology announced a new release of the PicoScope 6 software for its PC oscilloscopes. The new PicoScope 6.12.5 has a clearer display and more convenient controls aimed at users of touchscreen devices. The improvements also make PicoScope even more of a pleasure to use on conventional laptops and desktops. There are also some new automated measurements.
16 January 2017 - Teledyne LeCroy announces the new HVFO high voltage fiber-optically isolated oscilloscope probe. The HVFO probe further extends Teledyne LeCroy’s market leadership in the power electronics market, adding to other unique solutions such as the only HV differential probe rated for 1500Vdc common-mode testing, the industry’s only 8-channel, 12-bit resolution oscilloscopes, and Motor Drive Analyzers for three-phase electrical and mechanical power measurements.
02 January 2017 - Tektronix announced an automated USB 3.1 Type-C transmitter test solution for Gen1 and Gen 2 that combines full SigTest support with DPOJET debug and analysis tools, allowing designers to bring devices with improved margins to market in less time. The new solution delivers 100 percent compliance test coverage as well as full support for the new Type-C connector, fixtures and associated channel tests.
02 December 2016 - Peaktech launched a new digital storage oscilloscope featuring 100MHz bandwith, 12 bit vertical resolution and a 8" touchscreen. In addition to the 2-channel oscilloscope a full digital multimeter for voltage, current, resistance and capacitance measurements is integrated. Additionally arbitrary waveforms can be outputted with the integrated 25MHz waveform generator.
01 December 2016 - Tektronix released an update to its PAM4 solution for validating 400G physical layer transmitter designs for its DPO70000SX oscilloscope series. The latest release adds PAM4 error detection, industry-leading Signal to Noise and Distortion Ratio (SNDR) measurement capability, and new advanced FFE/DFE equalization capabilities into one easy to use solution.