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KIPiS articles

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #4
High-speed digital, wireless, aerospace and defense, and automotive companies need integrated active and passive components for devices such as cell phones, satellite communications, and 5G base stations, to increase performance and reduce size of end products. These highly integrated devices require highly integrated test solutions that address radio frequency (RF) test challenges while providing advanced functionality and performance. Keysight’s E5080B, P50xxA Series, and M980xA Series network analyzers deliver next generation features and performance in benchtop, USB and PXI form factors. These analyzers combine built-in pulse generators and modulators, spectrum analysis and time domain analysis in a single instrument to save time by fully characterizing modern devices without the need for additional test hardware.

Author(s):  Vinci, Andrea
Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #4
The Semiconductor Industry is always searching for new special materials, dielectric solutions and new device geometries for scaling down the device size further and further. Lateral and vertical heterostructures of 2D materials for instance have led to new revolutionary tiny and low power electronics. It’s the typical problem of electrical characterization in the low current range: the need to identify the attainable device performance under different conditions for low power / low leakage currents MOSFETs. The problem is practically solved by using a certain number of source measure units (SMUs), special instruments capable of sourcing current or voltage while measuring both current and voltage.

Author(s):  Bogachenkov D.Lemeshko N.Rakhmanov I.
Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #4
In the present article based on the purpose analysis of the transceiver modules and their typical structural diagram the authors have identified the typical EMC problems for which characteristics they may use the typical indicators. Basing on the operating modes of the transceiver modules, which corresponds to the highest noise emission and the lowest noise immunity, the authors suggest the general schemes for measuring the above EMC indicators using Rohde & Schwarz solutions and consider the key points in terms of preparation for such measurements.

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #4
In the present article you will find the detailed information about AM-7113 multimeter-process calibrator as well as the description of the unique functional capabilities of this calibrator (standard and arbitrary waveform generation, electronic load imitation mode, etc.). Also you will be able to check the comparison table introducing the main technical characteristics of AKTAKOM multimeters- calibrators.

Author(s):  Lemeshko N.Rumyantsev K.
Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #3
The current article describes the issues of the phase noise measurements of pulsed modulation signals that are widely used in radio detection and location. The authors analyze the spectral features of such signals and theoretical limitations determined by the pulse operation mode; estimate the dependence of the noise parameters on the modulating pulses characteristics; consider the digital phase demodulation method with cross-correlation processing; describe the functional features of R&S FSWP analyzers. Also they describe the principle and example of pulse-modulated carrier signal processing in R&S FSWP analyzer as well as the example of measuring the amplitude and phase stability of pulsed-modulated signals.

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #3
When a drone is operating where it shouldn’t, the potential ramifications can be catastrophic. As a result, organizations need real-time and accurate solutions for detecting drones flying in or near restricted airspace. In this article, we’ll discuss considerations when looking for a drone detection solution.

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #3
The present article describes the capabilities of devices necessary for electrical laboratories for testing and measuring work. It should be considered that all types of work proceeded by electrical laboratories are «inthe- field» ones. That means the devices used should meet the following requirements: enhanced functionality, high measurement accuracy, reliability, impact resistance, and one of the most important requirement is the availability of Type Approval Certificate in Russian Federation which allows using such equipment in the field of metrological control and supervision. The current article will provide the examples of devices, convenient and multifunctional, that meet all of the requirements of electrical laboratories.

Author(s):  Maxwell, Matthew
Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #2
In the age of IoT, with ubiquitous wireless connectivity, meeting EMC requirements for any standard is becoming more difficult and time consuming. This article describes implementing a precompliance test with typical benchtop equipment, such as digital oscilloscopes.

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #2
Our cars are becoming «connected» to information networks and increasingly dependent on wireless communication channels. And at the same time the number of on-board computing systems is rapidly growing. Like any high-speed and complex digital electronic system automotive electronics can be a source of electromagnetic interference and at the same time have great sensitivity to this interference. This article is dedicated to the discussion of electromagnetic interference (EMI) sources and the steps that engineers can take to identify, localize, and reduce their effects. The present article describes a device capable of measuring EMI characteristics with high accuracy — this is PXE EMI receiver by Keysight Technologies.

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #2
AKTAKOM universal measuring devices are widely used in almost all kinds of spheres especially in service and repair due to their capability of combining multifunctionality, affordable price and high measurement accuracy. The present article describes the characteristics and functional capabilities of the most popular combined AKTAKOM models, provides the examples of their application for a wide range of measurement tasks.

Issue:  KIPiS 2020 #2
The current article describes the application of the multipoint measurement mode (automatic range or step sweeping) in AKTAKOM AMM-30x8 component analyzer series which expands the capabilities of the device, including semiconductor structures analysis, increases the results reliability and reduces the time it takes for measurements.

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. 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):  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.

Current issue
#4 August 2020
KIPiS 2020 #4
Topic of the issue:
Modern instrumentation