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products that may make your engineering life easier and
"happy, prosperous, and blessed!"
New Rigol DS4000E Series 4-Channel Economy
lower cost variants of the Rigol
DS4000 series with slightly reduced specifications. The E
"Economy" versions are available as 100 or 200MHz
4-channel oscilloscopes at a very attractive price and meet the
market demand for an affordable 4-channel oscilloscope with a 2GS/s
sample rate on each channel.
PicoScope Automotive Diagnostic Kits Now Available
in Foam Trays to Fit Tool Chests
Technology's ubiquitous Automotive
Test Kits, previously only available in robust carry cases, are
now available in foam
storage trays that are designed to fit the tool chests commonly
used in automotive repair centers. Many technicians do not
need to travel with their Pico Automotive Kits but need quick
access to them, along with all the other diagnostic and mechanical
tools in their arsenal. This new sturdy foam storage solution
provides a convenient method to house each element of a Pico
diagnostic kit (oscilloscope, leads, cables, pressure gauge, etc.)
in the same cabinet as the technician's other familiar equipment.
New Economical 4 ½ Digit Benchtop Multimeter
SDM3045X is a 4½ digit dual-display digital
multimeter that is suited to high-precision, multifunction, and
automation measurement applications. It features a combination of
basic measurement functions, with multiple math and display
choices, and special features including histogram, trend chart, bar
chart, statistics, hold measurement, dBm, etc. Reading at up
to 150 readings/second, the SDM3045X DMM will make measurements of
True-RMS AC Voltage and AC Current, resistance to 100Mohms,
capacitance to 10,000 microfarads, continuity and diode tests,
frequency and period measurements, and temperature, with support
for thermocouple and RTD sensors. With 1GB of Flash memory for
storage of configuration and data files, it also supports USB
external storage. Siglent's EasySDM software, provided free, allows
for easy PC connectivity, external control and display.
New 3.2GHz Spectrum Analyzer from Rigol
DSA832E Spectrum Analyzer is a high
performance, economical, and compact 9kHz to 3.2GHz Spectrum
Analyzer. A tracking generator function available in the DSA832E-TG
model. Digital I.F. circuitry guarantees reliability and
performance for demanding RF applications. The rugged but very
Spectrum Analyzer has a broad set of features and specs, including
a large 8" WVGA color LCD and intuitive front panel controls.
Available options include a preamplifier for very small
signals, a VSWR measurement toolkit for configuring and evaluating
antennas, and an advanced measurement kit that enables additional
functions such as channel boundaries and signal-to-noise ratio
measurements. The very useful EMI Pre-compliance Test Software
helps to quickly locate product problems, enabling them to pass subsequent
formal EMC testing.
Telemakus 0.1 to 6GHz Digital Attenuator
Simulates Signal Fading
0.1 to 6GHz RF Digital Attenuator is a
USB-connected RF attenuator that is easily controlled by a Windows
or Linux PC using the simple GUI provided. It operates over a 0.1
to 6GHz frequency range and can reduce input signal amplitudes by
up to 95dB in 0.5dB steps. With a power rating of +23dBm and
a maximum switching speed of 1usecond, the TEA6000-95 RF Digital
Attenuator operates as a programmable signal attenuator for
simulating fading or for limit testing.
It features excellent solid-state repeatability and
performance, and the output signal is uninterrupted when changing
attenuation values. The Windows version of the API is .NET based, making
it compatible with many programming languages including VB.NET,
C++, C#, LabView, Agilent VEE, and MATLAB, etc.
Versatile 1-Ch & 2-Ch 25/50MHz True Pulse
digital techniques, the Aim-TTi TGP3100
series surpasses the capabilities of
traditional pulse generators while adding features such as multiple
pulse modulations. They can generate precision pulses from 1MHz up
to 50MHz with pulse width and delay resolutions of 100psec. Single
and dual channel models are available, both featuring large graphic
LCDs for simultaneous text and waveform information. The
TGP3100 series features independently variable rise and fall
times that can be set from 5nsec to 800 seconds. PWM and PDM (pulse
width and pulse delay modulation) are incorporated. Unlike many
other pulse generators, the TGP3100 series can perform linear
and logarithmic sweeps of all waveform types, as well as extensive
internal/external modulation of all waveforms (e.g. AM, FM, PM,
SUM, FSK and BPSK etc.), double pulse, and user-defined pulse patterns.
New Mil-Spec High Reliability Crystal Oscillators
ranges of military specification crystal oscillators from
Euroquartz are designed for use in applications that demand high
reliability and tight tolerance. Available in industry standard
dual-in-line packages, the new EQXO-1000BMK
and EQXO-3000BMK clock oscillators feature a
custom-designed quartz crystal and a CMOS/TTL compatible hybrid
circuit mounted on a ceramic substrate. Manufactured using the
latest advances in production technology, these oscillators achieve
tight frequency calibration tolerance and high stability over a
wide temperature range. The frequency range available is from
200kHz to 200MHz, with a calibration tolerance of ±30ppm at 25°C
and a frequency tolerance of ±100 to ±50ppm over the full military
temperature range from -55 to +125°C (±100 to ±30ppm over
industrial temperature range from -40 to +85°C).
ABI PCB Test Equipment Paid for Itself in 2
Trainer recently returned from a field trip to Arizona, where a
large semiconductor company has installed its second BoardMaster
system. While he was there for a couple of days, they
repaired a $40,000 circuit board and thus quickly saved the company
lots of money!
Focus on PicoScope 3000 Series PC Oscilloscopes and
3000 Series USB Oscilloscopes and MSOs offer
portable power with performance. They are compact tools for
electronics work that easily slip in a laptop bag or briefcase, so
you can take high-performance equipment with you anywhere.
The range includes 2 or 4 analog channels as well as a
built-in versatile function/arbitrary waveform generator (AWG). The
MSO versions add 16 digital channels for debug purposes.
table lists the PicoScope models available:
Key performance specs: up to 200MHz analog bandwidth; 1GSa/s
real-time sampling; up to 512MSa buffer; 100k waveforms per second;
16-channel logic analyzer (MSO models only); arbitrary waveform
generator; USB3.0 connection and power (no need for external power
supply!); serial decoding and mask-testing; free Windows, Linux and
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Siglent SDG2000X Signal Generators
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Online demos are fun! Here are hands-on
Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer and Amplitude Modulation demos.
BombardierRail and Alstom have chosen ABI's
BoardMaster to reduce repair costs & turnaround time.
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on-line orders over $99 within the continental US.
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