Xiaomi taps Keysight to accelerate 5G device validation

Xiaomi has selected Keysight’s 5G device test platform to validate its smartphones in accordance with 5G Release 16 specifications. The world’s third largest smartphone vendor measured by units shipped, Xiaomi chose Keysight 5G test cases to capture early revenue associated with 3GPP Release 16 opportunities. Keysight’s collaborations with major 5G modem platform vendors enable Xiaomi … Read more

Homebrew loop gain test transformer

You can purchase test equipment that will allow you to examine the loop gain and loop phase properties of an operating feedback loop and, that purchased equipment will deliver useful results over a very wide range of frequencies. However, the feedback loops in the power supplies I’ve encountered only needed to be characterized over fairly … Read more

Interposer accommodates PCIe 5.0 traffic

Teledyne Lecroy’s PCIe 5.0 Mini Cool Edge IO (MCIO) interposer works with its Summit family of protocol analyzers to capture and decode PCIe 5.0 traffic. The interposer enables engineers to test products that incorporate card edge connectors or cabled connector assemblies that employ the MCIO mechanical connector with PCIe 5.0, NVM Express, or Compute Express … Read more

Spectrum analyzer displays Wi-Fi 6/6E activity

WiPry Clarity from Oscium is a tri-band Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer that lets you view wireless activity on Wi-Fi 6/6E, as well as legacy Wi-Fi bands. Using the free Windows or Mac software, the tool displays the invisible wireless landscape to find interference that negatively impacts network performance. It exposes dead spaces, pinpoints sources of interference, … Read more

Test and measurement companies join forces to address PCIe 6.0

Anritsu, in collaboration with Tektronix, demonstrated a PCIe 6.0 base specification test system at last month’s PCI-SIG Developers Conference. The test setup teamed Anritsu’s MP1900A signal quality analyzer with a DPO70000SX real-time oscilloscope from Tektronix and silicon-proven Synopsys PCIe 6.0 IP. PCIe 6.0 employs forward error correction (FEC) as a key technology to ensure the … Read more

SSD test appliances ensure PCIe 5 compliance

OakGate R300 3U rack-mount and DE200 desktop test appliances offer scalable conformance testing of PCIe Gen 5 solid-state drives (SSDs). The 8-bay systems give engineers the flexibility to interchange all standard SSD connector types and form factors, while the 16-bay expansion enclosures enable the creation of large test configurations. According to OakGate Technology, now part … Read more

Protocol analysis updated in software-defined test tool

Protocol analysis is now possible with Liquid Instruments’ Moku:Go, a portable software-defined instrumentation platform. The company has also improved the phasemeter and frequency response analyzer for Moku:Pro, an integrated platform for research and engineering. Both Moku:Go and Moku:Pro can be configured with up to 11 instruments, making high-performance features more accessible to students, scientists and … Read more

E-mobility battery test platform aids heavy transport electrification

Commercial vehicle provider Scania has outfitted its new battery lab with Keysight’s Scienlab battery test platform to support its e-mobility efforts. Scania, part of the Volkswagen Group, manufactures buses and trucks and is driving the shift to sustainable electric mobility. The lab’s main focus is on battery performance and lifespan evaluation in various climatic conditions … Read more

Mixed Signal Oscilloscope easily goes from bench to field

The 2 Series mixed signal oscilloscope (MSO) from Tektronix provides benchtop performance, yet is small enough to fit in a backpack. Weighing less than 4 pounds, the tablet-like oscilloscope is just 1.5 in. thick and has a 10.1-in. TFT display with a capacitive touchscreen. An optional battery pack supplies up to eight hours of power … Read more

RF probe measures high-frequency electrical fields

The HR-E 40-1 passive near-field probe from Langer EMV-Technik measures electrical RF fields up to 40 GHz. Designed to be connected to a spectrum analyzer, oscilloscope, or similar device, the probe performs measurements on conductors, ICs, metallic housings, and RF structures during development. For example, the probe can help in analyzing the harmonics of 5G … Read more