PicoVNA 106 Network Analyzer from Saelig Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the Pico Technology PicoVNA 106 Low-Cost Vector Network Analyzer - an economical USB-controlled, professional-grade 300kHz to 6GHz Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) with excellent performance, portability, and affordability. Despite its small size and low cost, its full-function, minimal-error, ‘Quad RX’ four-receiver architecture supports both 8- and 12-term calibration without the uncorrectable switching errors, delays, and unreliability of traditional three-receiver designs. The instrument supports convenient calibration methods such as ‘enhanced isolation correction’ and ‘unknown thru’.
The PicoVNA 106 has a dynamic range of up to 118dB at 10Hz and only 0.005dB RMS trace noise at its maximum bandwidth of 140kHz. It can gather all four S-parameters at just 190usec per frequency point, so a 500 point 2-port S2P Touchstone file (compatible with many test, math, view and EDA simulation tools) is captured in less than 1/10 sec. This performance compares with other full-function VNAs that are more than four times as expensive. The PicoVNA 106 is even cost-effective as a high-dynamic-range scalar network analyzer where phase measurements are not needed, or even as a single-port vector reflectometer. The product also includes bias-Ts for the convenient injection of a bias or test stimulus. The PicoVNA 106 software's two utilities address gain compression (P1dB) and AM to PM. Both of these use a port power sweep at each test frequency, with both measurements extracted using second-order interpolation.[Continue reading →]
The Teledyne LeCroy HVFO103 is a high voltage fiber-optically isolated 60MHz oscilloscope probe that is optimally designed for the measurement of small signals floating on a high voltage bus[Continue reading →]
DSA832E Spectrum Analyzer by Rigol from Saelig Saelig Company Inc. announces a new entry in the Rigol DSA800 Spectrum Analyzer Series - DSA832E, a high performance, economical, and compact 9kHz to 3.2GHz Spectrum Analyzer. A tracking generator function is available with the “-TG” model. The digital IF circuitry guarantees reliability and performance that meets the most demanding RF applications. The rugged but very affordable DSA832E 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, as well as an advanced measurement kit that enables additional functions such as channel boundaries and signal-to-noise ratio measurements.
• 10Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth: with -148dBm Displayed Average Noise Level (DANL) for low-level signal measurements.[Continue reading →]
Precision RF Measurement Kits Saelig Company Inc. has introduced the RFP Smart Fieldmeter® Kits which contain all that is needed for making calibrated RF field strength measurements from 0.2MHz to 18GHz, including a calibrated field strength meter, a calibrated Omnifield Antenna®, and a 6” table tripod. Designed for budget-conscious RF engineers, the RFP Smart Fieldmeters combine the major features of professional quality test equipment with the convenience and simplicity of a multimeter. They can be used for the evaluation and measurements of electromagnetic fields from AM/FM/TV and GSM cellular stations, transmitters and CB radios, cellphones, microwave ovens, RFID antennas, industrial, scientific and medical equipment, etc. or in GTEM cells for the EMC testing of consumer, industrial, automotive and military products.
Multimode (Average, Peak and Pulse) operation allows monitoring of steady state as well as modulated fields. The kits’ portable lightweight design, long lasting battery, and detachable calibrated isotropic probe provide convenient field operation. Remote output monitoring can be used for data analysis, storage, and fast response closed-loop control. The tabletop tripod can be used for positioning the antenna probe and facilitates EM field measurements in a laboratory setting.[Continue reading →]
Amplicon Impact D-100 DINrail PC from Saelig Fairport, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. announces the Amplicon Impact-E D 100 - a compact, fan-less embedded PC powered by the latest quad core ATOM™ processor, the Intel® ATOM ™ E3845. This small (6.3” x 3.2” x 5.7”) and lightweight (less than 3lb) controller is ideal for installations requiring high reliability and where space is at a premium. With a typical power draw of 10W, this embedded system can be powered by either a battery or solar panel when installed in remote installations. Amplicon has carefully chosen the components and CPU family to ensure optimal performance vs. heat and power consumption, so that it will control equipment 24/7 with many years of maintenance-free operation.
The Intel® ATOM™ E3845 processor embraces advanced technologies such as the Intel® Gen.7 graphics engine, high bandwidth DDR3L 1333MHz memory, Burst Technology 2.0, dynamic power sharing and quad-core power, with 64-Bit OS compatibility as standard. The graphics engine brings advanced graphics bursts, OpenGL ES 3.3 and hardware video codec acceleration including H.264, MPEG2 and MVC, all in resolutions of up to 2560 x 1600 with a GPU shader capable of up to 8 gigaflops. The ATOM™ quad-core technology supports 4 cores/4 threads with 2MB of L2 Cache. This makes the device run faster and more responsively by allowing multiple applications and services to run at the same time. [Continue reading →]
Impact R1100F Industrial PC Fairport, NY, USA: Saelig Company, Inc. announces the new Amplicon Impact-R 1100F series - a completely fanless system powered by the Intel® ATOM™ D2550 processor. Configured with a high performance 2.5” MLC Solid State Drive (SSD), the Impact-R 1100F series is a truly silent controller system. With options for multiple serial communication ports, the Impact-R 1100F can offer up seven DB9 connections (RS232/422 and/or RS485), allowing for true flexibility as well as legacy support. This customizable new Amplicon 1U rackmount PC features up to two 2.5” HDD or SSD drives, dual Gigabit Ethernet, VGA and HDMI (1920 x 1200) outputs, and six USB 2.0 ports. With additional support for cellular connectivity, the Impact-R 1100F series of PCs can always be accessed. The Impact-R 1100F series supports a multitude of operating systems including Windows XP, Windows 7 & 8, and Linux kernel 2.6.x and Ubuntu 12.04LTS. This PC workhorse is designed for long-life equipment since it employs high-grade industrial components, and comes with revision control, together with a 5-year product road map for ultimate product reliability.
The Impact-R 1100F is a robust industrial computer bridging the gap between new technology and legacy protocols and is well suited to multiple markets such as transportation, security, POS, and industrial automation, and comes with a 3 year warranty. Guaranteed 5 year availability also makes Impact R1100F PCs an excellent manufacturing choice.[Continue reading →]
PIEcal 525B RTD/Thermocouple Calibrator from Saelig Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of the PIEcal Model 525B Automated RTD & Thermocouple Calibrator - an industrial temperature sensor calibrator that accommodates RTDs (resistance temperature detectors) and thermocouples with its built-in NIST-traceable cold junction sensor. The PIE 525B is also suitable for use in calibration labs since its high accuracy and resolution are achieved by using an extremely stable, low drift circuit design featuring a +/- 0.05degC reference thermistor. In addition to registering actual temperature, the PIE 525B shows the precise resistance value when displaying RTD temperature. It features patented automatic detection of 2, 3 or 4 wire RTD connections and also detects when individual wire connections are open circuit. Inputs are protected up to ±60VDC against possible misconnection.
The 525B fits in the palm of a hand and weighs less than a pound. Its rugged design allows for safe and easy use in the field with its protective rubber boot, low profile switches, easy-access AA battery compartment, and a brightly backlit display. The double-click menu system allows for quick setup, fast switching between functions, and simple pre-programming of set points or step/ramp times. Standard functions include sourcing and reading of 14 thermocouple types, 12 RTD curves, millivolts and resistance. Additional features include the ability to turn cold junction compensation on/off, the display of cold junction temperature, and a secondary display showing corresponding mV/Ohm temperature values.[Continue reading →]
Picoscource PG900 Fast Pulse Generators from Saelig Saelig Company, Inc. announces the availability of PicoSource PG900 Series Differential Pulse Generators - high-speed, low-cost, fast-transition instruments that can test transmission paths with a fast pulse, instantly simulating a wide-spectrum signal. These generators are ideal for high-speed broadband measurements such as time-domain reflectometry, semiconductor testing, gigabit port testing, and radar systems. The PicoSource PG900 Series Pulse Generators are capable of creating pulses with less than 40ps rise-times for 200mV pulses, or 60ps for 2.5V to 6V pulses.
The USB-connected PG900 Series offer differential outputs with programmable de-skew in 1ps steps. De-skewing allows timing inequalities in test connections and fixtures to be nulled out, or the deliberate introduction of timing skew to stress-test a system. Each of the outputs can also function in single-ended mode.[Continue reading →]