Thursday, June 29, 2017

Aaronia Drone Detection System from Saelig

This Video  shows in action the Aaronia Drone Detector, a fully automatic and integratable UAV / Drone Detection System based on 360° real-time RF measurement and sector jamming.

The ADDS Real-Time RF and Radar Drone Detection System is based on the Aaronia IsoLOG 3D Tracking Array Antenna, a rugged, remote-controllable Spectran V5 Real-time Spectrum Analyzer - plus a new Software Plugin for the RTSA Suite Software. All these work perfectly together to allow 24/7 monitoring and recording (full gapless data-streaming with up to 4TB/day).
Each Sector/Antenna has its own real-time screen display and is based on RF and µW detection. All views are combined to a 360° view including a 360° picture or 360° live video of the surrounding area/landscape. This gives full control over any RF emissions happening around. The system can provide an optical or audio alert if critical values are exceeded. Collect data and compare them to find out irregularities.
Discovering the incursion of unwanted drones or other remote-controlled flying objects is essential for protecting privacy and insuring physical security. Detecting the real-time directional measurement of the radio emissions used for controlling drones, the ADDS system warns the user when drones are in the area and can send automatic alerts. The system’s detection range of up to several miles is better than the usable distance from the drone operator to the drone, and depends on the transmitter power of the drone system. The ADDS detection system can be used virtually anywhere: typical scenarios are the protection of residential areas, government and corporate buildings and sensitive commercial or industrial areas such nuclear plants.
TheReal-Time RF and Radar Drone Detection System saves considerable measurement time and allows very detailed information on the spreading patterns of drone emissions.  The solution is compact, flexible and can be set up at any place you need to control.  It can be used as a "single-spot" version, which is directly available. Or it´s possible to combine several systems in order to monitor larger areas, governmental offices, military base camps, industrial areas etc.
The ADDS system is available in various configurations and consists of an Aaronia IsoLOG 3D antenna, a real-time Spectrum Analyzer (XFR V5PRO or RF Command Center) and a special RTSA Suite software plug-in. These all combine to make a 24/7 monitoring and recording system with continuous data-streaming of up to 4TB/day. The drone detection software’s intuitive layout combined with powerful tracking, trigger, and display options help in quickly identifying and tracking RF emissions from drones/UAV´s or other RF sources up to 20GHz. Each sector-antenna is displayed in real-time, indicating the exact direction the drone’s flightpath. Customizable software alarms or pop-ups can quickly alert the ADDS operator/user.
The ADDS system can be configured as a single-side or a multiple-side solution to suit the characteristics of the terrain to be monitored.  It is supplied with specialized Drone Detection Software and covers a frequency range from 9kHz up to a maximum of 20GHz. The system successfully operates at night or in fog and other bad weather conditions, and will even detect “disguised” drones flying between buildings, or among shrubs and trees.  The ADDS system allows for continuous monitoring and recording with high tracking accuracy.  A portable version is also available, operational within minutes, with 360 degree coverage. The system can also be used to track the location or movement of drone operators.  
Drones are rapidly becoming more than just an annoyance, and are perceived as a potential destructive force. The rapid proliferation of micro/mini UAVs is a growing potential threat to national and commercial security. Easy to make, cheap to buy, simple to fly, and hard to detect, commercially-available drones are one of the fastest evolving technological threats to military and civilian interests. A commercial drone reportedly alarmed the Secret Service in March 2015 when the aircraft flew too close to a golfing President Obama in Florida. And a man was detained in May 2015 for flying a drone near the White House. In Japan, a man landed a small drone on the rooftop of the Prime Minister's office. This means that drone detection is rapidly becoming an essential security issue and not a luxury.
All of the ADDS configurations are available to order now from Saelig Co. Inc.  For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig (585) 385-1750 or via email:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Korea's POSCO selects BoardMaster!

POSCO the world's 4th largest steel manufacturer has acquire ABI Electronic's BoardMaster systems to diagnose and repair in-house the electronic circuits driving their plant equipment in Korea. Their investment shows how truly committed the company is to #sustainability and the circular economy. #Repairdontwaste

Maybe this easy to use diagnostic tool could help your business become more efficient?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It's #NationalSunglassesDay ...

So why not post a picture of our fiercesome guard dogs at Saelig Co. Inc. (

Ralphie & Bibi

Ralphie has actually demonstrated how to use an oscilloscope:

Monday, June 26, 2017

How on earth can you measure a gate drive slewing at 70kV/us?

CleverScope announced a new high-voltage scope at the recent PCIM show in Nuremberg, Germany.

Here is the summary:

Power Electronic converter efficiency and reliability is determined by a complex tradeoff between gate drive design, switch losses, EMI generation, switch Safe Operating Area and managing parasitic effects. But gate drives can slew common mode at up to 70kV/us, and tools to measure voltage waveforms, power loss, impedance, and stability while exposed to this common mode slew are thin on the ground.

This unique new channel isolated oscilloscope can measure voltage waveforms, the power loss in a switch device, the wideband impedance of a gate drive power supply, and the charge delivered to a gate all while the gate drive is slewing 700V in 10ns. Using phase coherent channels, and an isolated tracking signal generator for stimulus, the oscilloscope can generate a Bode plot of the closed loop gate drive response, and determine stability. The oscilloscope can be applied to measure gate driver performance, switch losses, EMI generation and Safe Operating Area during switch operation in a manner not previously possible, and use the results to formalize the system tradeoffs to achieve highest efficiency and reliability.

Some say that without measurement there is no hope. All we know is that this oscilloscope was born for power electronics measurement!  More here:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saelig Introduces New Programmable DC Loads From Rigol

High performance, advanced programmability, and affordability make these test instruments ideal for stress-testing products and components

Saelig Company Inc. announces the DL3000 Series 200W/350W Programmable DC Electronic Loads - versatile yet economical single output 150V 40A/60A units.  With a user-friendly interface and excellent performance specifications, the DL3000 series is useful for simulating a variety of load conditions for both equipment and components.  A 4.3” color TFT LCD clearly shows multiple instrument parameters and conditions simultaneously.  RS232, USB, and LAN interfaces come as standard for the remote control of these electronic loads, with GPIB available as an option.
The DL3000 Series offers four static operation modes (constant current, constant voltage, constant resistance, and constant power) as well as three dynamic operation modes (continuous, pulsed, toggled).  Multiple protection situations are provided, covering over-voltage, over-current, over-power, over-temperature, and reverse-voltage situations.   Complex operational sequences can be generated by editing the setting values for each load step condition, dwell time, and slew rate to meet sophisticated test demands.  For instance, the transient test function enables the load to periodically switch between two set levels at up to 30kHz to test the response characteristics of a device being tested.  Set-up and sequence files can be saved to, or recalled from, internal and external memories. 
The built-in tests provided include a battery test function, over-current protection test, over-power protection test, factory test function, short-circuit test, etc.  A number of software-enabled licenses are also optionally available to suit additional test needs, including high frequency, high slew-rate, and digital I/O.
The DL3000 Series of Programmable DC Electronic Loads are high performance test tools for general-purpose testing that can be used in various industries, such as automotive electronics, aerospace, and fuel cells. Applications include testing the performance of DC power supplies under varying conditions for voltage regulation or constant current variation.  This applies to linear or switch-mode power supplies (SMPS), modular power supplies, or power adapters, etc.  Battery manufacturers can use the DL3000 series to test various battery and cell constructions under varying loads.  Chargers for batteries and cell phones can be evaluated with these electronic loads, as can components such as MOSFETs, IGBTs, capacitors, and ballast resistors.  These loads are also ideal for educational experiments.
The DL3000 Series of Programmable DC Electronic Loads are made by Rigol Technologies, a rapidly growing manufacturer of high quality, high performance and value-priced test equipment.  Offered with a remarkable 3-year warranty, they are available now from Saelig Company, Inc.

Details here:

Friday, June 16, 2017

Saelig Intros Teledyne LeCroy's WaveSurfer 510 4-Channel 1GHz 10GSa/s 32Mpt Touchscreen Oscilloscope

Saelig Company, Inc. has announced the availability of the Teledyne LeCroy WaveSurfer 510 oscilloscope , which combines advanced 1GHz 10GSa/s specifications including MAUI with OneTouch user interface, powerful waveform processing, as well as advanced math, measurement, and debug features, to create an engineering  tool that can help quickly analyze and find the root cause of circuit problems. The 12.1” touch-screen display of the WaveSurfer 510 is the largest in its class and makes viewing intricate waveforms fast and easy. The WaveSurfer 510 Oscilloscope delivers an effective sample rate of 10GSs/s simultaneously on all 4 channels, with 1GHz bandwidth and 32Mpts of memory. The unit also offers a variety of serial data protocol decoders and advanced active probes.

The MS-500-36 mixed-signal option adds the ability to capture long digital records of the fastest digital signals with maximum input frequency of 500MHz for 18 channels or 250MHz for all 36 logic channels. The long memory of 50Mpts/channel means that up to 25ms of these fast signals can be captured at up to 2GSa/s sampling rate. This makes it an ideal tool for embedded systems with 16-bit or 32-bit microcontrollers.

The WaveSurfer 510’s innovative MAUI with OneTouch gesture control interface design optimizes operational convenience and efficiency by allowing all common operations to be performed with a single touch of the display. It also enables finger-touch drag-and-drop actions for copying and setting up channels, math functions, and measurement parameters. It simplifies and speeds up measurement setup, improves operator efficiency, and brings new-user intuitiveness to oscilloscope operation.  The LabNotebook documentation and report generation tool provides a fast way to save waveforms, save setups and screen images, report results, and offline viewing.  The History Mode Waveform Playback allows you to scroll back in time to isolate anomalies and quickly find the source of problems. The Sequence Mode lets you capture many fast pulses in quick succession or join together events separated by long periods of time.  The Serial Bus Trigger and Decode feature lets you view decoded protocol information on top of physical layer waveforms, triggering on protocol specific messages. The Spectrum Analyzer Interface views signal details in the frequency domain with a spectrum analyzer style user interface.

Many 1GHz oscilloscopes are available at attractive entry-point prices but are often limited in sample rate, memory, or features. The WaveSurfer  510, with its uncompromised 1GHz /10GSa/s /32Mpts specification, is priced significantly less than most other 1GHz oscilloscopes and delivers significantly more performance.