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Author(s):  Guskov Andrey
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #5
In previous issues of our magazine we published the articles dedicated to various test and measuring devices produced by RIGOL Technologies, Inc. We provided full and detailed information about such equipment like spectrum analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, signal generators, programmable power supplies. This time the present article will cover programmable electronic loads. This is the main innovative product of 2017 for the company and in general electronic loads production is the new trend for RIGOL. New RIGOL electronic loads series introduced in Spring 2017 got DL3000 model index and it contains four DC models: DL3021, DL3021A, DL3031 and DL3031A. Maximum input voltage for all models is 150 V and input current — 40 A (DL3021, DL3021A) or 60 A (DL3031, DL3031A). Find more details in the present article.

Author(s):  Hirato, Takuya
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #5
When selecting your VNA test solution for multiport devices, you need to consider switch loss, system calibration and other factors affecting test throughput and accuracy. Advances in test and measurement technologies have enabled multiport and multi-site test solutions to better address these challenges by increasing the number of measurements, the number of devices and measurement speed, while maintaining high accuracy and stability.

Author(s):  Yost, Sarah
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #5
It’s all about 5G. No matter where you go who and you’re talking to, 5G is at the center of conversations about exciting new technology. While recent announcements from Mobile World Congress indicate that 5G is already here, it’s not. But we’re getting very close.

Author(s):  Pereles, Dave
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #5
At first glance, it’s clear that the recently unveiled Tektronix 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope looks much different from other oscilloscopes in its class. For one, the screen takes up 85 percent of the front panel compared to about 50 percent on most scopes. Your next clue that this is not just another oscilloscope is the number of analog inputs — up to eight — compared to the more typical four. As you power on the scope and connect it up your device for testing, you’ll see that this is something more than just a warmed-over version of last year’s scope. It’s a complete end-to-end redesign.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #5
When laying or repairing cable routes it’s often necessary to detect cables and correctly determine their routes. And very often this is associated with a long time taken therefore, especially if the cable is located in a hard-to-reach place and if there are several cables in the conduit. In addition when repairing a damaged cable it is always necessary to accurately determine the place of breakage or short circuit, select the required conductor in the cable or cable assembly or determine the presence and location of protective devices in the circuit. In some cases the cable determining process has to be taken without removing the voltage from it. Multifunctional AKTAKOM ACT-1112 cable locater is a perfect device for this type of work. Also it can be used for tracing metallic water and heating pipes…

Author(s):  Afonskaya, Tatiana Afonskiy, AlexanderZhukovskiy A.
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #4
One of the most important tools in the field of industrial production, laboratory research, the activity of repair shops is a power supply. This leads to the fact that the range of AKTAKOM power supplies is constantly updated, new models and features are emerging, which are dictated by the consumer market. In this article we consider the new power supply APS-7306L with USB and LAN interfaces for remote control and built-in synchronization circuit.

Author(s):  Phillips, Jeffrey
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #4
The rapid pace of technological advancement should be celebrated and embraced. It fuels amazing new technologies and scientific achievements that make us more connected and safer. It also pushes the limits of what we previously thought possible. The impact of these achievements is no longer isolated to a narrow market vertical. It permeates every industry and exposes the established market incumbents to an unusual combination of disruption and growth potential.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #4
Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is the most common way to identify various ailments especially when the ailment is related to the heart. To perform an ECG, the medical personnel places the leads on the patient’s skin. The leads measure the heart’s electrical activity of one heart beat cycle and record it as a continuous line tracing on paper to produce a graph. Today there is a wide array of cardiac equipment that displays and interprets ECG signal patterns and medical equipment designers need a flexible, reliable and accurate way to seamlessly generate ECG signal patterns to verify their designs.

Author(s):  Guskov Andrey
Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #4
In 2015 in December issue of KIPiS magazine we published article «Up-todate Rigol spectrum analyzers». At that moment RIGOL Technologies, Inc. had three basic models: DSA815 (with 9 kHz…1.5 GHz frequency range), DSA832 (up to 3.2 GHz) and DSA875 (up to 7.5 GHz). But everything tends to change with time and the family of Rigol spectrum analyzers has also changed and replenished with new models following from high-end devices to low-end ones. Thus basing on DSA832 Rigol produced DSA832E and basing on DSA815 the company produced DSA700 series of two models — DSA710 and DSA705. As exception DSA875 doesn’t have any low-end model basing on it. Find more details about all of the above Rigol models and their functional capabilities.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #4
Today, the digital multimeter has become indispensable for a wide range of professionals who have to deal with electricity in their professional activities and in everyday life or hobbies. An electrician, a radio amateur, an auto mechanic or just a home master — all need to have any electrical measurements. Which multimeter to choose, so that it does not fail at the wrong time, was easy to use, but at the same time not to overpay for an unnecessary set of functions? In this review we will look at three modern AKTAKOM multimeters of different price category and functionality: compact AMM-1042, inexpensive, but with the characteristics of a professional model AMM-1071 and precision multimeter AMM-1149.

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):  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):  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):  Zhang, Rolland
Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #6
With the widespread increase of wireless technologies now used in commercial, aerospace and defense applications, interference problems are becoming more common and more severe. To mitigate these issues, many aerospace and defense (A/D) systems — and some 5G designs — are moving to the millimeter-wave band. Related enhancements include the use of narrow radar pulses and highly encrypted communication signals.

Author(s):  Harnack, Jake
Issue:  KIPiS 2016 #6
WLR systems, which have been around for decades, vary in both measurement capability and architecture. Specialized WLR systems may involve high-frequency ac or pulsed stimulus. However, most CMOS devices are tested with dc instruments such as source measure units (SMUs), which supply the necessary stress and measurement capability for collecting parametric data.


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