EW – Testing Edition – Hioki Power Logger, RIGOL Digital Oscilloscope & More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on December 05, 2018 |

AMETEK Remote Calibration

RTC and PTC Series temperature calibrators. (Image courtesy of AMETEK.)
RTC and PTC Series temperature calibrators. (Image courtesy of AMETEK.)

AMETEK launched its cloud-based JofraCloud calibration software. Users can save time and improve work safety when calibrating sensors in difficult or dangerous locations. When calibrating sensors atop a fermenter tank or smoke stack, for example, a technician needs only to climb a ladder for set up and finish. All set points and readings in between can be done remotely.

The data is presented as a real-time copy of the calibrator’s display and viewed with any web-enabled electronic device, such as a PC, laptop or smartphone. Once set up, a single technician can control the set point, read unit-under-test (UUT) values on a SCADA in the control room and take the calibrator reference read out remotely, all at the same time.

For more information, visit AMETEK’s website.

Hioki Power Logger

PW3360 power logger. (Image courtesy of Hioki.)
PW3360 power logger. (Image courtesy of Hioki.)

Hioki announced that the latest firmware (version 3.20) of the Clamp On Power Logger PW3360-20 and PW3360-21 now supports FTP data upload to a networked PC. With this function, data files from the PW3360’s SD memory card or internal memory can be transferred to a computer within the network to facilitate simpler analysis and management of energy data.

For more information, visit Hioki’s website.

Keysight Testing of 5G Power Amplifiers

Signal Studio software. (Image courtesy of Keysight Technologies.)
Signal Studio software. (Image courtesy of Keysight Technologies.)

Keysight Technologies has collaborated with Cohu to create high volume manufacturing (HVM) systems for the 5G semiconductor manufacturing test market.The combination of Keysight’s 5G NR Signal Studio and PXI modular instruments with Cohu’s HVM radio frequency (RF) test tools enables 5G semiconductor manufacturers to streamline the transition from device validation testing (DVT) to HVM.

Integrated tools in both DVT and HVM also allow users to correlate measurement test results, leading to faster time-to-volume of 5G power amplifiers and RF front-end modules.

For more information, visit Keysight’s website.

RIGOL Digital Oscilloscope

MSO5000 digital oscilloscope. (Image courtesy of RIGOL.)
MSO5000 digital oscilloscope. (Image courtesy of RIGOL.)

RIGOL introduced its MSO5000 digital oscilloscope, which uses the company’s UltraVision II architecture. The core of UltraVision II is its Phoenix chipset. Two custom ASICs provide analog front end and signal processing performance. These chips are surrounded by Xilinx Zync-7000 SoC, Dual Core ARM-9 Processors, a Linux +Qt Operating System, DDR System Memory and QDRII Display memory.

The MSO5000 Series has bandwidth from 70MHz to 350MHz, 8GSa/sec sample rate, 500,000 wfms/sec waveform capture rate and up to 200M Record Length.

For more information, visit RIGOL’s website.

Rohde & Schwarz 5G Frequency Bands

Experimental setup in an anechoic chamber. (Image courtesy of Rohde & Schwarz.)
Experimental setup in an anechoic chamber. (Image courtesy of Rohde & Schwarz.)

Rohde & Schwarz and NTT DOCOMO have conducted radio wave propagation experiments at frequencies up to 150 GHz. The frequency bands from 100 GHz to 300 GHz are expected to enable further high-speed and large-capacity communication for the next generation beyond 5G.

In the experiments,the companies measured and analyzed the effects of radio wave propagation characteristics and shielding effects in the mmWave range, which will allow for the creation of frequency bands and contribute to the realization of terabit-class mobile communication systems.

For more information, visit Rohde & Schwarz’s website.

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