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KIPiS articles

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).

Author(s):  Mihailov S.Shumskiy I.
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #5
Some time ago «NPP Eliks» ŃJSC company got the request from one of its long-term partner to supply low cost and at the same time high-performance oscilloscopes for the organization production line. Earlier the organization had used Tektronix TDS2012C oscilloscopes which fully met the customer’s requirements. But the progress always goes forward and with time there have come new oscilloscope models which have the similar or higher specifications and sometimes even lower price. Therefore the specialists of Eliks company offered several scopes of the same class and demonstrated the detailed presentations letting the customer make the right choice…

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Ŕdvanced and most accurate temperature calibrator series with the widest available temperature range. One of its great features is the patent pending DLC system for perfect temperature uniformity in the insert — even when calibrating large sensors or many sensors at a time. The RTC Series also feature inputs for intelligent reference sensor and sensor-under-test as well as active dual- or triple-zone temperature control that ensures excellent temperature homogeneity in the well. Seven models of RTC-R series calibrators cover the temperature range from –100 to 700 °C, while exhibiting up to ±0,04 °C accuracy and up to ±0,005 °C stability. More details are provided in the article prepared by Artvik company — the exclusive distributor of AMETEK Sensors, Test & Calibration company for over 25 years.

Author(s):  Babbe, Erik
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Signal integrity is the primary measure of signal quality. Signal integrity impacts all oscilloscope measurements. Oscilloscopes with superior signal integrity attributes provide a better representation of your signals under test, while those with poor signal integrity attributes show a poorer representation. This difference impacts engineers’ ability to gain insight, understand, debug, and characterize designs.

Author(s):  Ohlsen, Tom
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #4
Test complexity is the enemy of engineering efficiency and productivity. As shown here, source measure units that combine the functionality of multiple instruments into a single box can simplify testing procedures, saving time and producing more accurate and repeatable results.

Author(s):  Lim, Adeline
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
The healthcare landscape is changing. Advances in technology enable new capabilities in monitoring, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Wearable medical and healthcare devices are gaining popularity and home healthcare is emerging towards a more value-based care system. Energy efficient devices will benefit both device users and device makers greatly. For users, improvement of quality of life and healthcare. For device makers, distinction and market advantage with reliable devices that have longer if not outstanding battery runtime.

Author(s):  Davidson, Scott
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #3
Fundamentally, jitter is any unwanted deviation in signal edge timing from where it should be. Jitter is a fact of life in the design of embedded systems and communication links. As such, for systems to operate reliably under a broad range of conditions, thorough characterization of jitter is a must.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
In February this year Rohde & Schwarz held a press-conference dedicated to absolutely new oscilloscope series — R&S RTC1000, RTM3000 and RTA4000. High sensitivity, multifunctionality and a great price — that is what makes the new oscilloscopes so special. From embedded developers to service technicians and educators — the wide range of functions address a broad group of users. Dr. Philipp Weigell, Product Management (Oscilloscopes) arrived to introduce the new series.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Rohde & Schwarz has a good experience in working with test and measuring equipment for various applications. High quality and wide functional capabilities of the company devices allow user to solve a wide range of measuring tasks. In the present article they provide several of them that can be easily solved with the oscilloscopes produced by Rohde & Schwarz.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Microwave Electronics, LLC is one of the leading Russian manufacturers of precision test and measurement equipment, antenna systems and advanced electronic devices. The present article describes the features and specifications of the top-class models: MWT series vector generators and MWR signal analyzers/ measurement receivers.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Advanced oscilloscope users know that making oscilloscope measurements can be tricky. It’s often not enough to know only the basics, and there are other factors that come into play to do efficient, accurate testing. Take your testing to the next level by learning seven concepts that advanced oscilloscope users should know to help save time and improve the quality of their test results.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #2
Large family of precision AKTAKOM meters has been replenished with two new devices for accurate measurements of small and ultra-small DC resistance values. Due to the use of modern circuit technology and technological innovations like high-performance processor, SMD technology use in the device manufacturing, 4-wire measurement circuit new AKTAKOM AMM-6015 and AMM-6016 microhmmeters have high measurement accuracy 0.05% with 1 μOhm resolution. Read the present review on new microhmmeters for more details.

Author(s):  Herdin, Marcus
Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #1
Advanced semiconductors now support previously unattainable efficiency and power density. At the same time, however, they place higher demands on T&M equipment used in the development of power electronics. Oscilloscopes with isolated input channels are ideal measuring systems, providing a wide range of analysis capabilities on the level of a laboratory oscilloscope.

Issue:  KIPiS 2018 #1
It’s well known that almost all manufacturers of test and measuring devices try to widen the functionality of them with various options. Thus a multimeter capable of measuring temperature, frequency and pulse ratio besides the standard parameters like current and voltage has already become a quite common device. Now it’s time to modify higher level devices, for example oscilloscopes. AKTAKOM ADS-6xxx series oscilloscopes has a very wide range of functions at affordable price. There are several options available for these oscilloscopes and in most of cases for some certain measurement tasks they can be even irreplaceable. The present article considers some ADS-6xxx options namely built-in generator, multimeter and touch screen.

Issue:  KIPiS 2017 #6
The new PXIe-8301 remote control module is the industry’s first solution for laptop control of PXI systems using Thunderbolt 3 technology. With its contemporary connectivity and low cost, the PXIe- 8301 makes high-performance control of PXI systems more accessible and affordable to engineers performing benchtop characterization and validation or developing portable automated test systems.

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#1 February 2019
KIPiS 2019 #1
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Modern instrumentation