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TEST & MEASUREMENT Source measure instrument comes with capacitive touchscreen Keithley Instruments has equipped a benchtop Source Measure Unit (SMU) with a graphical user Interface based on a capacitive touchscreen. The Model 2450 SourceMeter SMU Instrument is the first such instrument that combines intuitive touchscreen and icon-based control with exceptional versatility. With the product, the company expressly addresses the demand of non-electrical engineers involved in Semiconductor and LED development. The Model 2450’s design offers a new way for users to interact with test and measurement instruments. It is based on the company’s “Touch, Test, Invent” design philosophy. This design philosophy reflects recent market changes, including shrinking product design/development cycles and fewer personnel devoted exclusively to test engineering tasks. At the same time, the profile of the typical instrument user has also evolved. In addition to electrical engineers, it now includes a growing number of non-engineers (such as electrochemists, physicists, materials scientists, etc. frequently involved in Semiconductor and LED development) who need fast access to data but sometimes have limited training in electrical measurement. “Quickset” modes speed instrument configuration, and onscreen graphing capabilities quickly turn raw data into usable results. The unit combines the functionality of a power supply, true current source, 6-1/2-digit multimeter, electronic load, and trigger controller in one tightly integrated, half-rack instrument. Keithley Instruments www.touchtestinvent.com. Teledyne LeCroy demonstrates 100GHz real-time oscilloscope Teledyne LeCroy has demonstrated what the company claims to be the world’s first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope, by successfully acquiring and displaying live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth and 240 GS/s sample rate. “Reaching 100 GHz real-time Oscilloscope performance is one of many industry milestones achieved by Teledyne LeCroy,” said Tom Reslewic, chief executive officer, Teledyne environmental and electronic measurement instrumentation. “It reveals new phenomena, opens channels for new discoveries and paves the way for vast improvements in the field of high speed measurement.” The demonstration was conducted at the research facilities of Teledyne Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Teledyne LeCroy and Teledyne Scientific also announced today they have completed the design of a jointly developed next-generation indium phosphide (InP) chip and have released the design for fabrication at Teledyne Scientific’s InP foundry. The jointly developed chip is the first device in an expansive chip set planned for future generations of high speed oscilloscopes. Teledyne acquired LeCroy Corporation in August 2012 and has pursued synergies related to the development of ultra-high speed oscilloscopes. Teledyne LeCroy www.teledynelecroy.com High-speed 26.5 GHz EMI receiver for standard-compliant EMC testing Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its R&S ESR family by adding a model for up to 26.5 GHz. This means that high measurement speeds and comprehensive diagnostic tools are now also available for EMC certification testing in line with the FCC standard and measurements in line with military standards. The R&S ESR26 EMI test receiver covers the frequency range from 10 Hz to 26.5 GHz. The instrument performs conducted or radiated certification measurements in line with commercial standards such as EN, CISPR and FCC as well as military standards. The North American FCC standard and the CISPR standard both specify EMI measurements up to 18 GHz. With its broadband architecture, the R&S ESR26 performs standard-compliant disturbance measurements up to 6000 times faster than other testers. EMI measurements that took hours in the past can now be completed in just seconds. The instrument also offers comprehensive diagnostic tools to support design engineers. The persistence mode allows users to clearly differentiate between pulse and continuous disturbances. Rohde & Schwarz www.rohde-schwarz.com contact@absopulse.ch www.absopulse.ch High-Performance, high reliable Power Supplies 15 W to 12 kW+ adapted to your challenging projects l AC/DC Power Supplies l Rectifiers and Battery Chargers l DC/DC Converters l Sine-Wave Inverters l Phase and Frequency Converters l AC- Input, DC-output UPS systems l Open Frame l Wall mount l 19” Cassettes l DC-input dimmable back-light inverters for LCD displays l Complete Power Systems in 19" and 23" Racks ABSOPULSE Marketing Europe GmbH PoBox 1501 8620 Wetzikon CH Tel. +41 78 896 50 49 Fax +41 44 944 38 44 Write us: contact@absopulse.ch See us: www.absopulse.ch 36 Electronic Engineering Times Europe September 2013 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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