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KIPiS articles

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #3
As usual on May 20 the World Metrology Day is celebrated! And the end of May was marked by the outstanding event in the metrology world connected with this great holiday — 13th Moscow International Innovative Forum «Precision measurements — the basis of quality and safety» which was held on May 17-19 this year. Find more details and learn what the leading metrologists and specialists consider crucial to solve the most important questions in Russian metrology. This year the event was remarkable for its scale: several exhibitions covered almost 6000 square meters, more than 290 companies participated in the event.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #3
On April 25-27, 2017 in Crocus Expo exhibition center there were 2 anniversary exhibitions held: 15th International exhibition of technologies, equipment and materials for the electronic and electrical industries «ElectronTechExpo» and 20th International exhibition of electronic components, modules and systems «ExpoElectronica ». 10353 visitors from 40 countries attended the exhibitions which is the record number comparing to the previous years! Find more details in the current article.

Author(s):  Guskov Andrey
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #3
Since 2013 we regularly publish reviews and articles dedicated to various measuring devices of RIGOL Technologies, Inc., one of the leaders in the measurement world. Recently the number of users of RIGOL products has been significantly increased and we often receive questions from them concerning the modes of RIGOL devices. The present article will be a user guide for one of such modes, namely frame by frame signal recorder. In one form or another this mode is used in all RIGOL oscilloscope series where UltraVision innovative technology is used…

Author(s):  Johnson, Kenny
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #3
Many oscilloscope users have unwittingly shot themselves in the foot by ignoring the importance of the prosaic oscilloscope probe. Just about everyone who has ever operated an oscilloscope has used an oscilloscope probe at one time or another. Some have had good experiences while other had unfavorable ones — possibly as a result of their own actions. This article will try to eliminate some myths and half truths about oscilloscope probes so that their users may obtain more favorable results.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #3
When developing relay and other devices for mechanical switching of electrical circuits it often becomes necessary to foresee the negative effect of transition processes during the mechanical switching — so-called «contact bounce». Often it becomes more complicated because of long pulse which may get up to 0.5 sec, several second process duration and inability to make research in the close proximity to the commuting equipment. In this case it is convenient to use a device that imitates a pulse sequence specific to «bounce». This task can be solved with AKTAKOM AHP-3616 pattern generator.

Author(s):  Paul, Jonah
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #3
Engineers in every corner of the world are tasked with a straightforward yet incredibly complex challenge: solving the unsolvable. As if that weren’t enough, they’re also expected to solve the unsolvable faster and with fewer resources than ever before. For example, consider testing an in-home thermostat. Gone are the days of a thermostat with just a bimetallic coil. Today’s thermostat has a convergence of technology, from humidity and temperature sensors to wireless circuitry and motion sensing. The validation of this system requires a wide array of instruments, sensors, and software expertise, but where should an engineer begin?

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #3
This year we had a chance to see lots of innovative products from the leaders of test and measurement area. This Spring Tektronix Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, organized several meetings for special presentation of new products — AWG5200 series arbitrary waveform generator (AWG), TTR500 series vector network analyzer (VNA) and absolutely new mixed signal oscilloscope MSO 5 series. And our magazine was one of the first to see these new devices before they were officially announced.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #2
In March 2017 there were two new devices officially announced by Rohde & Schwarz. In order to demonstrate new devices and provide as much detailed information as possible the company specialists had organized a special pressconference on February 20. Innovative products appeared in two segments — oscillography (new RTB2000 model) and spectrum analyzer (new FPC1000). Find more details in the present review.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #2
2016 and the beginning of 2017 was very productive period for Keysight Technologies. There were many innovative products released for that time and one more product was only planned to be officially announced in March. At the moment several application fields have new models in their products range: electric power supply, oscillography, module devices, signal analyzers, logic analyzers etc. To summarize the achieved results and demonstrate the new products Keysight specialists organized press-lunch on February 28 in the company office.

Author(s):  Simon Perez Santa Maria
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #2
There are many considerations when designing an application that includes motion control. What motor technology you should use, how to get feedback from the system, as well as how to synchronize movements and get different parts of your system to communicate together are all questions you need to answer during the design of a high-performance, reliable system.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #2
Keysight Technologies have recently introduced the InfiniiVision 1000 X-Series oscilloscopes. This new low-cost oscilloscope series offers 4 models with 50 to 100 MHz bandwidth. They feature unique, Keysight-custom technology which has been widely adopted in education and industrial customers for many years. The oscilloscopes deliver professional- level functionality with leading software analysis and 6-in-1 instrument integration. The scopes feature two analog channels which is enhanced with TriggerView — the external trigger input can be used and displayed as a third digital channel.

Author(s):  Shumskiy I.
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #2
Semiconductor electrophysics of today can hardly be imagined without C-V characteristic measurement meaning the capacitance measurement as a function of the applied direct offset voltage. This very measurement allows quickly identifying the basic parameters of semiconductor and dielectric layers which direct measurement is considered a rather complicated process. You will find more details in the present article and also get to know about the use of AKTAKOM LCR analyzers for semiconductor C-V measurement.

Author(s):  Afonskiy, Alexander Sukhanov E.
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #2
For up-to-date smart home systems or automation in laboratories or offices it’s necessary to have compact multifunctional devices to process discrete signals. AKTAKOM ACE-1768 is one of such devices. This is an input-output module designed for centralized systems construction to remotely control the condition of discrete or analog output sensors as well as to operate the devices using a single positional fastacting metal-oxide-semiconductor relay.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #1KIPiS 2017 #2
Nothing characterizes the science more than its terminology. And at the same nothing causes so many discussions like terms and definitions. In fact incorrect definitions in the metrology lead to the incorrect determination of the measurement task sometimes resulting in the wrong and nonsense method choice to solve this task. More details concerning this problem you will find within the present article written by Professor S. Levin.

Author(s):  Afonskaya, Tatiana Afonskiy, Alexander
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #1
The most attended exhibition in the world the International CES (Consumer Electronics Show®) was held in Las Vegas (Nevada state, USA) on January 5-8, 2017. This impressive exhibition is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It’s where business gets done: on the show floor, in and around the conference program, in impromptu connections and in planned meetings and special events. CES has been the showcase of consumer technology innovation since 1967 and this year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Read our review to see what innovations were demonstrated at the show this year.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #1
On April 25-27 in «Crocus Expo», Moscow, Russia, there will be Electron- TechExpo held. This year this International exhibition of technologies, equipment and materials for the electronic and electrical industries is celebrating its 15th anniversary! Over 100 companies are expected to participate in the show and demonstrate innovative equipment for the following spheres: semiconductor manufacturing; microsystem technology; materials processing; components manufacturing; technologies in cable processing; manufacturing technologies for PCBs and other circuit carriers; components mount technology; soldering technology; product finishing; test and measurement; general-purpose means and production subsystems etc.

Author(s):  Guskov Andrey
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #1
In December issue of 2013 (KIPiS ¹ 6) you can find article «Review of RIGOL DS1000Z series digital oscilloscopes » — the very first one that started the review series describing almost the whole range of measurement devices produced by RIGOL Technologies, Inc. Further on for different magazine issues we prepared detailed reviews of various products: DG1000Z series digital generators, vector generators, power supplies, spectrum analyzers and M300 multichannel measuring system. How have RIGOL oscilloscopes been changed for the last three years? What series and models does RIGOL recently have? The answers for the above questions you will find in the present article.

Author(s):  Bogdanoff, Daniel
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #1
There are literally hundreds of different oscilloscope probes available, so how do you choose the right one? There’s no single answer because all designs are different. But, here are some different probe characteristics you’ll want to consider before making a decision.

Author(s):  Afonskiy, Alexander
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #1
Nowadays smart home system has become a quite popular topic. As a rule such systems allow you to solve right several categories of typical tasks so necessary both at home and in the office: safeness, video monitoring, energy consumption control, home automatisation and comfort. New home technologies bring lots of advantages comparing to the systems developed years ago. Find more details and examples in the present review

Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #6
Electronica is the international trade fair for electronic components, systems and applications. It is the most important international event gathering and featuring a supporting program with forums and conferences such as Automotive Conference, the Embedded Platforms Conference, IT2Industry and Wireless Congress. This year electronica was held on November 8-11 and comparing to 2014 the number of visitors was 7% higher. Find more details in the current review on this great show.

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#3 June 2017
KIPiS 2017 #3
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New instrumentation