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KIPiS articles

Author(s):  Herdin, Marcus
Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #1
The R&S Scope Rider combines the functionality and performance of a lab oscilloscope with the form factor and ruggedness of a battery-powered handheld device. An integrated logic analyzer and advanced measurement functions make it a universal tool for debugging embedded designs in the lab as well as for analyzing complex problems in the field.

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #1
Combined devices are becoming more and more popular due to their multifunctionality. Handheld oscilloscopes are very convenient for in-the-field measurements. Nevertheless some types of measurements require several different measuring devices which can be hardly taken along with just a singly oscilloscope. RTH1000 series by Rohde & Schwarz can be considered a perfect solution therefore since it has compact dimensions as well as functional capabilities of laboratory oscilloscope. The following article will represent all of the advantages of this combined series.

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.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #4
The growing demand for distance and velocity measurements in three-dimensional space is evident in many industrial applications. Keithleys 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. Keithleys TSP-enabled 2602B and 2606B SMUs and DMM7510 allow users to integrate bench instruments effortlessly into a holistic system and achieve industrys 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):  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 shouldnt 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 2 (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):  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 characteriz. 10. 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.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #2
Up-to-date handheld devices become increasingly popular because frequently they have wide functionality comparing to large benchtop devices and sometimes overcome them with new and convenient features. Portable measuring devices can be easily used in a laboratory and in the field due to batteries use and their light weight. The present article introduces number of portable AKTAKOM oscilloscopes for various measurement tasks.

Author(s):  Derat, Benoit Rowell, Corbett Schmitz, Sebastian Tankielun, Adam
Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #1
Increased capacity in 5G mobile communications requires rolling out massive MIMO base stations with network and mobile terminals at both sub- 6 GHz and mmWave frequencies. Dynamic beamforming and the absence of RF test ports on the devices being tested make over-the-air (OTA) measurement pivotal to 5G deployment Fortunately, OTA testing solutions employing software and hardware near-field transformations are meeting the challenges.

Issue:  KIPiS 2019 #1
Technology keeps on developing and it also concerns laboratory equipment that achieves new functions and features. There come new processors, analog-to-digital converters and microcontrollers, internal memory. Development of recording devices also goes ahead in two directions the creation of specialized electronic recorders and the use of the device itself to record the measurement results. Read the present article to get to know about the advantages used to catch the invisible with the oscilloscope.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #6
AKTAKOM AMM-2043 electrostatic field meter is a palm-sized electrostatic measuring device ideal for checking ion balance and sensor for polarity of static charge. This device is used for checking the performance of ionizers, locating and measuring electrostatic charge build-up, deciding best location for installing ionizers and testing their efficiency, etc. Features of AMM-2043 are: measuring polarity and intensity of static charge on parts and assembly lines; checking ion balance performance of various ionizers.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #6
AKTAKOM AMM-2043 electrostatic field meter is a palm-sized electrostatic measuring device ideal for checking ion balance and sensor for polarity of static charge. This device is used for checking the performance of ionizers, locating and measuring electrostatic charge build-up, deciding best location for installing ionizers and testing their efficiency, etc. Features of AMM-2043 are: measuring polarity and intensity of static charge on parts and assembly lines; checking ion balance performance of various ionizers.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #5
There are various types of digital multimeters (DMM) on the market. So how do you determine which one is best for your application? Selecting a DMM with more capabilities than you need means spending more money than necessary, while selecting a device under-equipped for your application can expose technicians to life-threatening electrical hazards.

Author(s):  Guskov Andrey
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #5
Development of telecommunication technologies, new standards of wireless data transmission and their continuous improvement require new devices use to analyze radio- frequency spectrum since ordinary swepttype spectrum analyzers are no longer suitable to solve the whole complex of tasks. Signals become increasingly complicated with jumps from one frequency to another, electromagnetic environment keeps on deteriorating, and the possibility of signal omission or its incorrect analysis is very high. In this case the best solution would be to use a real-time spectrum analyzer.
Rigol Technologies, Inc. announced a new series of real-time spectrum analyzers RSA3000. The new series includes 4 models: with maximum 3.0 GHz frequency (RSA3030 and RSA3030-TG) and 4.5 GHz (RSA3045 and RSA3045- TG). Similar to RSA5000 the new series uses innovative UltraReal technology which allows real-time capture of signals with 9.3 μs minimum duration (7.45 μs as an option) in up to 10 MHz band (40 MHz as an option).

Current issue
#1 February 2020
KIPiS 2020 #1
Topic of the issue:
Modern instrumentation