Friday, February 27, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

World's First RF / EMC ‘Camera System’

The SPECTRAN RF VIEW from German-based Aaronia is a unique RF measurement system consisting of an array of complex measurement setups at each "RF pixel" of the RF ‘camera’. Each unit consists of a Spectrum Analyzer from Aaronia’s SPECTRAN RSA series with a connected isotropic broadband antenna, each of which is network-connected to a central server. The antennas are arranged in an equidistant X / Y matrix grid. The measurement data (amplitude and/or frequency) are visualized on a PC somewhat like a ‘chessboard-display’. Each field of the ‘chessboard’ represents a measurement data locationAnRF camera’ with 8x8 points (64 pixels resolution) thus requires 64 measurement units.  While this resolution may seem rather small, it allows amazingly detailed measurements of antenna spread characteristics or the graphical classification of radiated emissions during an EMC test or experimental adjustments. The SPECTRAN RF VIEW saves considerable measurement time and allows for very detailed information on the spreading patterns of emissions. The system can be extended to any size in order to reach much higher resolutions and has already been successfully used for research programs and product evaluation for a leading European telecommunications provider.  -Despite the considerable hardware setup, the system price is quite reasonable, bearing in mind the valuable experimental time that is saved. A 32-pixel system with 6GHz range is currently available, with versions up to 20GHz bandwidth also available by request at higher cost.   For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Tech Support at Saelig.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Reducing Electronic Waste

ABI Electronics is on a campaign to reduce electronic waste by repairing - not scrapping - broken PCBs:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New EMC kit from Tekbox (Singapore)

Dave Jones (EEVblog) raves about our new Nearfield EMC Probe Kit from Tekbox:  

His mailbag videoblog is edited and used with permission.

Here it is on our website:

Friday, January 23, 2015

Detecting counterfeit ICs

Stop counterfeit ICs from harming your manufacturing!  Get ABI's SENTRY from Saelig: check out this brief video description -

The ABI SENTRY is a unique solution for the quick and easy detection of Counterfeit ICs and components. SENTRY is an easy-to-use tester, aimed at receiving inspection and designed to measure the unique electrical signature (PinPrint) of components. The information collected is managed through a database and is used to compare known good devices against suspect components. SENTRY can easily detect missing or incorrect dies, lack of bond wires, inaccurate pin outs and pin impedance variations. Simple pass or fail results are returned after testing. SENTRY does not require any knowledge of electronics to use it efficiently. For in-depth analysis, PinPrints can be reviewed and full reports can be generated. The SENTRY software also offers options for customization and the ability to store essential documentation such as photos, PDF datasheets, web pages and images.  SENTRY is able to accommodate virtually all types of components, from simple two pin devices to more complex packages such as BGA. A range of standard and universal adapters is available and custom designs can also be supplied. In order to ensure consistency throughout the whole supply chain, SENTRY is designed to support data sharing. PinPrints of a given component can be shared between users, from the OEM through to the distributor and end user.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Apsin's 26G Battery-powered RF Signal Generator

This video describes the AnaPico Apsin 26G 100kHz - 26GHz signal generator: - with sophisticated modulation, fast switching - and battery-power to field use. Swiss-made advanced technology allows a 0.001 Hz frequency resolution, fast switching, excellent phase noise and a high power output. APSIN26G operates with an ultra-stable temperature compensated 100 MHz reference (OCXO) and can be phase-locked to any external reference from 1 to 250 MHz. #signalgenerator #rf

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Series 5 Spectrum Analyzers are great for wireless system setup and debug!

Saelig's latest video describes the virtues of AIM-TTi PSA Series 5 RF Spectrum Analyzers for solving RF issues; please check it out!