Industry News

New Probe for Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes Measures Voltages in the Millivolt Range

The new R&S RT-ZP1X passive 1:1 probe from Rohde & Schwarz broadens the application range of its R&S RTO and R&S RTE series oscilloscopes. Both the probe and the oscilloscopes' front-end are extremely low noise, making this combination ideal for measuring the smallest of signals down to 1 mV/div, e.g., for power integrity measurements on integrated circuits and components.


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Teledyne LeCroy Launches RP4030 Active Voltage Rail Probe and SPMI Decoder

Teledyne LeCroy launched two new products ¾ the RP4030 active voltage rail probe and an industry first MIPI System Power Management Interface (SPMI) serial decoder. The RP4030 probe measures small signal variations on a DC power/voltage rail, while the SPMI decoder monitors and correlates SPMI serial bus messages with DC power/voltage rail changes. These two products are ideal for testing line or battery-powered computing and embedded systems that use digital power management ICs (PMICs) to reduce power consumption and increase system efficiency.


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ADI's High-Resolution, Low-Power SAR ADC Ensures Shorter Test and Development Times

Analog Devices Inc. announced a new generation of high-precision successive-approximation (SAR) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) that uniquely combine the attributes of high performance, low power, small footprint and ease of use. These ICs enable mobile test and measurement instruments to operate for longer duration during field tests while improving measurement accuracy and repeatability. The new devices also support development of smaller-sized instruments, which can be placed closer to the sensors being measured, or allow for an increased number of data acquisition channels in the same form factor.


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Inphi Acquiring ClariPhy Communications, Adding Coherent DSP to Portfolio

Inphi Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ClariPhy Communications Inc. for $275 million in cash. ClariPhy provides ultra-high speed digital signal processing (DSP) systems-on-chip (SoC) for multi-terabit data, long haul and metro networks. This DSP capability complements Inphi’s fiber optic components, which will enable Inphi to offer more of the block diagram for optical networks.


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Murata Introduces DC-DC Converter With World’s Highest Power Density

Murata has announced the MYMGK series of miniature “Mono Block” type surface mount point-of-load (PoL) DC-DC converters. These non-isolated “Mono Block” type converters are available in two models, a 6 Amp and a 20 Amp. Each version is available with two output voltage range options. Typical applications for these converters include powering FPGAs and CPUs used in data, telecommunications, and networking communications equipment, and in equipment using distributed bus architecture.


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ART-Fi Announces All-In-One SAR System Validation Kit

ART-Fi's new the Power Monitoring Kit (PMK) solves some longstanding issues in SAR labs. It features advanced technologies usually found on more expensive RF validation and verification system combinations. Once setup, the customer inputs the expected power — any power, any frequency — and validates automatically. 


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Economical 9GHz Microwave/Gigabit Passive Test Probes

Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of PicoConnect™ 900 Series Microwave/Gigabit Passive Test Probes, providing cost-effective testing of broadband signals or data streams up to 9GHz or 18Gb/s, including USB 2 & 3, HDMI 1 & 2, Ethernet, PCIe, SATA and LVDS standards. Representing a price-performance breakthrough, these new high-performance test probes have less than 0.4pF tip capacitance and a ground-referred loading of 220 to 910 ohms. 


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Highly Integrated AFE for Power Quality Monitoring Saves Significant Design Time and Cost

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a highly integrated polyphase analog front end (AFE) with power quality analysis designed to help extend the health and life of industrial equipment while saving developers significant time and cost over custom solutions. Achieving extremely accurate, high-performance power quality monitoring typically requires customized development, which can be expensive and time-consuming.


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