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KIPiS articles

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #5
The latest issue of «Chief metrologist» magazine for 2018 contains rather interesting discussion concerning the use of «reliability» term in metrology. Although a wide range of regulatory documents keep this term can it be considered correct in its full meaning? Present article by professor Levin S. is dedicated to this matter and will inform you of more details upon this term use.

Author(s):  Asay, Brig
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #5
To be able to keep pace with the worlds continued need for faster and faster speeds, new ways of thinking must be considered to achieve the speeds and technologies to measure them. Traditional instrumentations have limitations and tradeoffs that must be understood. New measurement methodologies are emerging to ensure validation of the high frequencies can be achieved. The real-time oscilloscope suddenly has become a viable instrument to enable new high frequency technologies thanks to high bandwidth, low noise, and higher resolution ADCs.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #5
The current article represents a detailed review on really small handheld measuring devices that you will definitely find very useful both at work and at home. AKTAKOM has a wide range of such devices including the following models: ATE-7156 thickness meter, ATT-7015 sliding caliper ruler, ATT-2592 electromagnetic field tester, ATE-1509 and ATT- 1508 light meters, ATT-9080 and ATT-9015 sound level meters and many others. Read more about the specifications, applications and advantages of these devices in the present article.

Author(s):  Morgan, Lee
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #5
Debugging embedded systems often involves looking for clues that are hard to discover just by looking at one domain at a time. The ability to look at time and frequency domains simultaneously can offer important insights. To address the need for RF analysis in its 4, 5 and 6 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscopes, Tektronix is taking a new approach that does not require a separate input channel. Recently released firmware unlocks an analysis tool called Spectrum View that takes advantage of patented hardware already in the instruments.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #5
Not so long ago AKTAKOM announced a new series of dual-channel general purpose generators that combine the functions of signal generator and arbitrary waveform generator in one housing. Currently this series includes 3 models with similar characteristics differing in maximum generation frequency — 80 MHz, 160 MHz and 250 MHz. One of the distinguishing features of these generators is a large 8″ touch screen which makes the work with these models convenient and easy. Current article represents a detailed review on this new series.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
Discussion concerning GUM Guide unexpectedly continued in 2016 with the promised philosophical arguments of article published in 2007 as an announcement of the Guide criticizing the «inaccuracy » of measurements when type approval testing, verification and measuring instrument calibration. According to the plan the Guide was supposed to comply with ISO/IEC 17025, but the risk assessment for the «instrument cluster in the sense of statistical analysis» is beyond the scope of application. And now it is not clear whether this is in compliance with ISO/IEC 17025- 2017 where risk assessment issues came to the fore including the risk of «statistical assumptions»...

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
Last October there was a significant event happened in RIGOL’s life — the company celebrated its 20th anniversary! RIGOL was founded in 1998 as an independent laboratory and very soon it became the leading company with its own R&D capability in the test and measurement industry. The anniversary was celebrated in Suzhou where RIGOL’s head office and its own factory is located. On June 28 this year RIGOL organized another great event — distribution conference which was attended by RIGOL’s partners from Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, India, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Australia in order to discuss future prospects and the vision of mutual plans. Also they had a chance to see the presentation of new models expected in the nearest future. At the moment the company is standing on the threshold of global changes for the next five years. RIGOL’s new slogan is «Shape the vision — share the future! » that means the successful future is possible only if we share new ideas and support the mutual goals.

Author(s):  Afonskiy, AlexanderSukhanov E.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
All the variety of tasks arising from the creation of laboratory, office or home automation systems in most cases come to a simple formulation — «If event A happens, then device B must be turned on (or turned off)». At the same time the «event» is usually determined by some measurements, logical (the door is open, the button is pressed...), or real (the temperature has risen, the illumination has fallen ...). AKTAKOM AAE-27x2 universal controllers (AAE- 2712 and AAE-2722) have logic, digital and analog-digital inputs as well as relay outputs and this allows solving almost any tasks similar to those above.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
On June 4, 2019, Tektronix announced two new oscilloscope series — MDO 3 and MSO 4. Editorial staff of our magazine had a unique chance to see these new oscilloscopes in advance, on May 27, and to hear the presentation about all of the advantages of these new series. MDO 3 and MSO 4 series oscilloscopes have similar design comparing to the elder series (MSO 5 and 6), the largest sensor display and user friendly interface. More technical specifications, functions and details can be found in the present article.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
The growing demand for distance and velocity measurements in three-dimensional space is evident in many industrial applications. Keithley’s Test Script Processor and TSP-Link are two key technologies that enable more efficient and reliable electrical test for new applications such as 3D sensing. Keithley’s TSP-enabled 2602B and 2606B SMUs and DMM7510 allow users to integrate bench instruments effortlessly into a holistic system and achieve industry’s best trigger synchronization and maximum throughput for any automated or production environment.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
AKTAKOM AM-3083 pulse coil tester has much wider functionality comparing to an ordinary insulation parameter meter. By the operation principle this universal tester can be attributed to the class of graphical analyzers, the device compares the reference form of the response to the pulse signal of the coil stored in non-volatile memory with the current form received from the device under test. Response conformity in percentage demonstrates the coil quality. In addition to the insulation quality assessment AM-3083 model also allows estimating the level of losses occurring in the coil.

Author(s):  Afonskaya, Tatiana Afonskiy, AlexanderBorovskaya M.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #3
22nd International exhibition of electronic components, modules and systems ExpoElectronica and the 17th International exhibition of technologies, equipment and materials for electronic and electrical industries ElectronTechExpo took place simultaneously in Moscow, Crocus Expo, on April 15-17, 2019. Both exhibitions became an effective business platform to attract new clients and to demonstrate the newest electronic products. Read the present review to find more details about three days of these exhibitions work.

Author(s):  Paasch-Colberg, Tim
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #3
Components like FPGA, CPU and DSP as a rule must meet special requirements towards the power sequence. Incorrect voltage supply sequence may cause the system components damage. Power voltage shouldn’t exceed the special limits specified by the manufacturer. In addition, in some cases it is required to comply with certain voltage growth rate when it is increased to the required value. Find more detail in the present article.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #3
This is the continuation of the article from KIPiS ¹2 (April issue of 2019) dedicated to the portable AKTAKOM oscilloscopes for various measurement tasks. In the first part of the article we described classic-type portable oscilloscopes equipped with a display and a keyboard to switch to different modes. This time we will show you all of the advantages of AKTAKOM ADS-4572T, newly designed tablet oscilloscope with a large sensor display and wide range of functionality.

Author(s):  Afonskaya, Tatiana Afonskiy, AlexanderBorovskaya M.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #3
Several days prior to World Metrology Day, on May 15-17, on VDNH there was 15th 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. Evolution of the International System of Units became the crucial topic of discussion at this year event. Find more details in the present review.

Author(s):  Levin S.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #3
Recently calibration measuring task attracts the increasing attention of metrologists, not only because in practice calibration is made in accordance with the methods of measuring instruments verification or it is limited by the protocol of their joint measurements with the standard use. There are some other circumstances existing. Thus, as an example, calibration laboratories force to calibrate measuring instruments according to the international guidelines that in fact do not guarantee the main purchase achievement of the Federal Law «On Ensuring the Uniformity of Measurement» which is to protect the rights and legal interests of citizens, organizations and the state from unreliable measurement results… Find more details in the article written by Professor S. Levin.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #2
Each year Embedded World Exhibition & Conference in Nuremberg offers the embedded community the opportunity to obtain information about new products and innovations, enter into an exchange and to maintain and develop valuable contacts. Around 1100 exhibitors are presenting state-of-the-art technology in all facets of embedded technologies, from construction elements, modules and complete systems through to operating systems and software, hard and software tools right up to services covering all aspects of embedded systems.

Author(s):  Lemeshko N.Strunin P.
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #2
The present article demonstrates the state-of-the-art capabilities of jitter analysis in high-speed digital devices by the example of R&S RTO-K12 option. The author suggests analyzing the reasons that may cause jitter, classification of its components and the main approaches to its reduction, as well as the typical consequences of this phenomenon appearance when operating digital devices. This article also demonstrates the existing methods of jitter analysis and shows examples of measurements using R&S RTO-K12 option to estimate temporal and statistical characteristics of digital signal jitter.

Author(s):  Davidson, Scott
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #2
As the heartbeat of embedded systems, clocks are critical to maintaining timing references and synchronization across components, subsystems and entire systems. As these examples of measurements have shown, modern oscilloscopes offer a broad set of measurements that take the mystery out of characterizÐèñ. 10. Òàêèå ñòàòèñòè÷åñêèå èçìåðåíèÿ ïîìîãàþò ing and verifying jitter in clock circuits.

Author(s):  Guskov Andrey
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #2KIPiS 2019 #3
Engineers integrating WiFi, Bluetooth and other modern RF technologies are confronted with complex challenges like frequency hopping signals, channel conflict, and spectrum interference. Real- Time Spectrum Analyzers bring the dimension of time to RF Analysis making it easier to monitor and characterize these complex RF systems. Recently Rigol Technologies has released two new series of spectrum analyzers, RSA5000 (the end of 2017) and RSA3000 (2018), which combine industry leading real-time performance (7.45 μs 100% POI), rich data displays, and advanced triggering options allowing the user to quickly capture, identify and analyze these complex events.

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#5 October 2019
KIPiS 2019 #5
Topic of the issue:
Modern instrumentation