Tips, Tools and Applications for the Electronic Industry in Europe

New Advanced Cable Tester for USB Type-C

Posted on 2017/01/17 by George

The Advanced Cable Tester made quit a splash in 2016. The first of its kind Type-C cable tester available in its market had record-breaking sales, exceeding expectations. We knew this product was ready for great things - and the market's response confirmed our prediction.

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Oscium WiPry 5x Wins ACE Award

Posted on 2016/12/19 by George

The ACE (Annual Creativity in Electronics) Awards, in partnership with EE Times and EDN, showcase the best of the best in today's electronics industry, including the hottest new products, start-up companies, design teams, executives, and more.

ACE celebrates the promise of new talent and innovation, and pays tribute to the lifetime achievement of a top industry veteran whose contributions have had a demonstrable impact on technological, business, and cultural advancements in the world.

Oscium is honored to be recognized as the ultimate product for 2016 in the category of Wireless / RF.

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New EasyScopeX for Siglent SDS2000X is now released

Posted on 2016/12/15 by George

Siglent have now released the new EasyScopeX software for Siglent oscilloscopes. The EasyScopeX let you connect your oscilloscope to a PC.

Visit Siglent high-quality test and measurement intruments for more information.

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Spectrum Analyzer Basics Application Note

Posted on 2016/12/08 by George

Introduction:

 
Spectrum analyzers are useful tools for broadcast monitoring, RF component testing, and EMI troubleshooting. There are a number of common adjustments available with many modern analyers that can optimize performance for a particular application. In this application note, we will introduce resolution bandwidth (RBW) and video bandwidth (VBW) and how they affect measurements.
 

Resolution Bandwidth (RBW):

 
Bandwidth is defined as the span of frequencies that are the focus of a particular event. For example, the bandwidth of transmission signal is the span of frequencies that the transmission occupies. The bandwidth of a measurement defines the range of frequencies that were used for the measurement.
 
In spectrum analysis, the resolution bandwidth (RBW) is defined as the frequency span of the final filter that is applied to the input signal. Smaller RBWs provide finer frequency resolution and the ability to differentiate signals that have frequencies that are closer together.
 
Why not use the smallest RBW setting for all measurements?
 
Sweep Time.
 
Sweep time is the length of time it takes to sweep the detector from the start to the stop frequency. Here is the equation governing the sweep speed:
 
In the formula above, the meaning of the first factor is the number of frequency selections under SPAN, each step is 1 / k of RBW, to ensure the accuracy of amplitude measurement. The second factor means that each selection The time required depends on the smaller value between RBW and video bandwidth (VBW). Usually when we do not focus on noise, the VBW can be set to a value
greater than or equal to RBW.
 
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What does pople say and bout the Oscium WiPry 5X?

Posted on 2016/12/01 by George

It's always good to see that our products are mentioned out in the marketplace. We like it and wanted to share the word. Here is a sampling of some of the posts:

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New EasySpectrum software for Siglent SSA3000X series is now released!

Posted on 2016/11/16 by George

New software (P03.02) information:

1, Manually IP connection
2, Edit and exporting “Correction” file
3, Editing and export “Limit” file, and off-line editing.
4, Added scale line to “Spectrum Monitor” mode

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Electromagnetic Compliance: Troubleshooting with Near-Field and Current Probes

Posted on 2016/11/14 by George

INTRODUCTION:


Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can cause a host of problems, especially when developing a product or attempting to pass mandatory electromagnetic compliance (EMC) tests. Garbled displays, bad data, or complete malfunctions can occur when a designis effected by EMI. To minimize the effects of interference, government agencies like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in North America create and enforce standards that setlimits on the EM output of a product type.Testing to the specifications is commonly referred to as Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) testing. 


Many EMC test failures stem from the interaction of unintentional radio frequency (RF) emissions with a circuit or element within the design itself. The electric and magnetic fields that cause this interference are not visible to the unaided eye, which can present complications when trying to isolate the root cause and minimize the effects of the EMI. 


• What is causing the issue?
• Where is the source of the signal or energy causing the radiation?
• How can I fix it?

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How to solve 'Removing phantom devices' problem when installing USB driver

Posted on 2016/11/08 by George

Symptoms:

When trying to Install Total Phase drivers, the driver installer program sometimes does not complete the installation process. There are reports that the installer program seems to hang and displays the status as "Removing phantom devices".

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Siglent SDG1000X and SDG2000X new Firmware Available

Posted on 2016/10/27 by George

New firmware information:

  1. Setting frequency to 0. 0 Hz would mean DDS accumulated phase word would be held/not changed with time.
  2. Bug fix: Single Channel AM Modulation Output Amplitude is 9.3% low
  3. Bug fix: Manual trigger cannot trigger on both channels at the same time
  4. Bug fix: SW bug regarding the modulation with noise
  5. Bug fix: Display graphic error for displayed wave shape
  6. Bug fix: Can not save the last state after update
  7. Bug fix: Frequency coupling/phase lock does not work in TrueArb
  8. Bug fix: Instrument powers up with wrong waveforms
  9. Bug fix: TrueArb mode CH coupling bug when entering samples/sec

 

 

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Siglent DSD1102 video review part 2

Posted on 2016/10/10 by George

The Siglent SDS1102CML, a two channel 100 MHz oscilloscope, is an incredible bargain at 299€. But how does it stack up? Here's part 2 of the review:

Features
  • 100 MHz bandwidth
  • Real-time sampling rate up to 1 GSa/s
  • Memory Depth up to 2 Mpts
  • Triggers: Edge, Pulse, Video, Slope, Alternate, Waveform math...
  • 6 digital frequency counter
  • Multi-language display support and embedded online help
  • Screensaver from 1 minute to 5 hours
  • Digital filter and waveform recorder function
  • Shortcut storage function key
  • 7 inch TFT-LCD display with 800 * 480 resolution
  • Interfaces: USB Host, USB Device (USBTMC), LAN (VXI-11), Pass / Fail

 

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