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KIPiS articles

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Targets of measurement tasks form the definition of «uncertainty». At the moment the revision of Guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement (GUM) keeps more broaden interpretation of this term but anyway the problems of uncertainty conception, model structure and definitional uncertainty, are still considered open and require more attentive investigation. Professor Levin S. shares his point of view upon this problem in his new article.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Tektronix Inc., a leading worldwide provider of measurement solutions, released a new series of mixed signal oscilloscopes MSO 6. Official announcement of the device was on July 17 but the company specialists had introduced the new oscilloscope earlier at Tektronix press-conference. New MSO 6 series oscilloscope has 4 analog channels, 25 GSa/s on all channels, low noise level and the bandwidth up to 8 GHz! More specifications are within the present article.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Àdvanced and most accurate temperature calibrator series with the widest available temperature range. One of its great features is the patent pending DLC system for perfect temperature uniformity in the insert — even when calibrating large sensors or many sensors at a time. The RTC Series also feature inputs for intelligent reference sensor and sensor-under-test as well as active dual- or triple-zone temperature control that ensures excellent temperature homogeneity in the well. Seven models of RTC-R series calibrators cover the temperature range from –100 to 700 °C, while exhibiting up to ±0,04 °C accuracy and up to ±0,005 °C stability. More details are provided in the article prepared by Artvik company — the exclusive distributor of AMETEK Sensors, Test & Calibration company for over 25 years.

Author(s):  Babbe, Erik
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Signal integrity is the primary measure of signal quality. Signal integrity impacts all oscilloscope measurements. Oscilloscopes with superior signal integrity attributes provide a better representation of your signals under test, while those with poor signal integrity attributes show a poorer representation. This difference impacts engineers’ ability to gain insight, understand, debug, and characterize designs.

Author(s):  Ohlsen, Tom
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Test complexity is the enemy of engineering efficiency and productivity. As shown here, source measure units that combine the functionality of multiple instruments into a single box can simplify testing procedures, saving time and producing more accurate and repeatable results.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
On April 17-19 this year there were two international exhibitions held in parallel in Moscow: ExpoElectronica — the largest international exhibition of electronic components, modules and systems both in terms of the number and importance of its exhibitors in Russia; and ElectronTechExpo — the only in Russia international exhibition of technologies, equipment and materials for the electronic and electrical industries. The results of both events are record! Find more details in the present articles.

Author(s):  Lim, Adeline
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
The healthcare landscape is changing. Advances in technology enable new capabilities in monitoring, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Wearable medical and healthcare devices are gaining popularity and home healthcare is emerging towards a more value-based care system. Energy efficient devices will benefit both device users and device makers greatly. For users, improvement of quality of life and healthcare. For device makers, distinction and market advantage with reliable devices that have longer if not outstanding battery runtime.

Author(s):  Davidson, Scott
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
Fundamentally, jitter is any unwanted deviation in signal edge timing from where it should be. Jitter is a fact of life in the design of embedded systems and communication links. As such, for systems to operate reliably under a broad range of conditions, thorough characterization of jitter is a must.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3KIPiS 2018 #4
Nowadays the market of isolation testers is very wide and various. These are compact handheld devices suitable for in-the-field operation that are usually equipped with multimeter functions and also benchtop models widely used to solve laboratory and production tasks. Model which this article is dedicated to belongs to the second group. AKTAKOM AMM-2099 is a high voltage insulation tester that can be used to measure isolation resistance of semiconductors and electrical devices in laboratory terms. AMM-2099 is capable of measuring resistance from 10 kOhm up to 100 TOhm with test voltage of up to 1000 V. At the same time the measurement of current leakage is taken at 100 pA to 1 mA range. More detailed parameters can be found in the present article.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
Several days prior to World Metrology Day, on May 15-17, on VDNH there was 14th Moscow International Innovation Forum and Exhibition «Precision measurements — The basis of quality and safety» held. This is the most important event for all metrologists and those who connected life with this science and its development. Constant evolution of the International System of Units is not only the theme of World Metrology Day but also one of the key topics discussed within the Forum.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
The main target of Federal Law 102 dated from June 26, 2008 «On ensuring uniformity of measurements» is to protect the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, society and the government from the negative consequences of inadequate measurement results. Therefore there should be certain procedures controlling the measurements. Professor S. Levin dedicated the present article to the statistical procedure of control at high-precision measurements

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
The experiences made starting from 1986 up to 2014 showed that the estimations of the fundamental gravitational constant «G» have got different results. That could happen due to the incorrect confidential intervals taken which caused the discrepancy between the estimations. Further on such estimation discrepancy was called «metrological and scientific deadlock». Professor Levin S. suggests to take a closer look at this problem in the present article.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
On May 15-17, 2018 in Moscow at VDNKh Hall 75 the 14th Moscow International Innovation Forum and exhibition «Precision measurement as the basis of quality and safety 2018» will welcome its guests. It will be dedicated to the world day of metrology. Within the Forum all of the visitors will have a chance to attend 6 (!) specialized exhibitions in one pavilion and also The First all-Russian Congress of Metrologists and Instrument Engineers.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
On February 5-9 in Moscow there was Week of Russian business 2018. One of the most crucial events was Forum «Technical regulation as an instrument of Eurasian integration» held on February 8. During this Forum over 350 representatives participated in the discussion of the current state and prospects of the technical regulation system of the Eurasian Economic Union, standardization and conformity assessment and many other questions.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
In February this year Rohde & Schwarz held a press-conference dedicated to absolutely new oscilloscope series — R&S RTC1000, RTM3000 and RTA4000. High sensitivity, multifunctionality and a great price — that is what makes the new oscilloscopes so special. From embedded developers to service technicians and educators — the wide range of functions address a broad group of users. Dr. Philipp Weigell, Product Management (Oscilloscopes) arrived to introduce the new series.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Rohde & Schwarz has a good experience in working with test and measuring equipment for various applications. High quality and wide functional capabilities of the company devices allow user to solve a wide range of measuring tasks. In the present article they provide several of them that can be easily solved with the oscilloscopes produced by Rohde & Schwarz.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Microwave Electronics, LLC is one of the leading Russian manufacturers of precision test and measurement equipment, antenna systems and advanced electronic devices. The present article describes the features and specifications of the top-class models: MWT series vector generators and MWR signal analyzers/ measurement receivers.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Advanced oscilloscope users know that making oscilloscope measurements can be tricky. It’s often not enough to know only the basics, and there are other factors that come into play to do efficient, accurate testing. Take your testing to the next level by learning seven concepts that advanced oscilloscope users should know to help save time and improve the quality of their test results.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Large family of precision AKTAKOM meters has been replenished with two new devices for accurate measurements of small and ultra-small DC resistance values. Due to the use of modern circuit technology and technological innovations like high-performance processor, SMD technology use in the device manufacturing, 4-wire measurement circuit new AKTAKOM AMM-6015 and AMM-6016 microhmmeters have high measurement accuracy 0.05% with 1 μOhm resolution. Read the present review on new microhmmeters for more details.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #1
Practicing metrologists often do not have enough examples of the reference documents use to solve their measurement tasks. One of such tasks is the calibration of measuring devices. The difficulty is caused by National State Standard 8.820–2013 which equaled different accuracy standards like uncertainty of measurement, precision and inaccuracy. In practice the same measuring methods may bring to various calibration results. In the present article professor Levin S. suggests three different solutions for one measurement task.

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#4 August 2018
KIPiS 2018 #4
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Modern instrumentation