Test & Measurement

Power Factor Correction Increases the Efficiency of Industry

Energy usage and efficiency levels are being placed under closer scrutiny than ever before, as consumers become more concerned about the size of their utility bills and business owners look to curb their spiraling operational expenses. All this is being further exacerbated by the increasingly important environmental aspect, with the widespread recognition that inefficient devices…

New Bus Monitoring IP Detects and Responds to Cybersecurity Threats

UK-based embedded monitoring and analytics company UltraSoC used the Arm TechCon 2019 conference in San Jose, California this week to announce the first of a new family of hardware-based intellectual property (IP) products that detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. Its new Bus Sentinel module enables system-on-chip (SoC) designers to control access to sensitive areas…

Wireless/RF Technology for the Next Telecom Evolution

Advances in RF, connectivity, and software are critical to improving the functionality and scalability of real-time embedded systems for the internet of things (IoT) and industrial IoT. The growing demand by businesses for greater operating efficiency to support higher decision-making capabilities and lower costs is extending the wireless technology connectivity model into all vertical markets,…

SXRTO: A New Type of Oscilloscope?

This article discusses the technology behind the new PicoScope 9404 SXRTO (sampler-extended real-time oscilloscope). The 9404 features four 5-GHz 12-bit channels, each supported by real-time sampling to 500 MS/s per channel and up to 1-TS/s (1-ps timing resolution) equivalent-time sampling. The 9404 offers vertical and timing resolutions typical of the highest-performance broadband oscilloscopes but at…