Tag Archives: Meten/testen

The ADuCM350, a Solution for Portable Health Devices.

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The ADuCM350 announced by Analog Devices is targeted at wearable health monitoring applications (e.g. smart watches and advanced pedometers) as well as point-of-care diagnostics and self-test health devices. It is a single-chip scalable platform combining a 16-bit analog front-end (AFE) including a configurable multi-sensor input switch matrix, hardware waveform generator and discrete Fourier transform (DFT) engine. It incorporates a processing subsystem using an industry-standard software...

EveryCircuit v2.04

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Version 2.04 of the EveryCircuit Android App has been released. Written by Igor Vytyaz, EveryCircuit from MuseMaze allows you to quickly model analog or digital test circuits on an Android device using its built-in library of discrete components, opamps and logic gates. Press the play button and watch dynamic voltage, current and charge animations flow around your circuit.   While the simulation is running you can tap a component and adjust its parameters. Using the built in oscilloscope...

Instant Inkjet Circuits

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Wouldn’t it be ideal if you could just press ‘print’ to produce a printed circuit board? In a paper titled ‘Instant Inkjet Circuits: Lab-Based Inkjet Printing To Support Rapid Prototyping Of Ubicomp Devices’ researchers Yoshihiro Kawahara of the University of Tokyo, Steve Hodges of Microsoft Research and Benjamin Cook, Cheng Zhang and Gregory Abowd of the Georgia Institute of Technology have detailed exactly how it can be done using commercially available products.   To start off with...

Biosignal Sensor Kit Facilitates DIY Projects

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The BITalino kit, developed by a researcher at the Institute of Telecommunications in Portugal, includes sensor modules for monitoring several biological signals of the human body \, as well as an accelerometer and an ambient light sensor. The biosignal sensors enable monitoring of the electrical activity of the heart (electrocardiography, or ECG). the electrical activity of the skeletal muscles (electromyography, or EMG) and the electrical conductance of the skin (electrodermal activity, or...

Tektronix entry-level Scopes now with Four Channels.

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Tektronix have added to their TBS1000 range of entry-level scopes with three new four-channel 60, 100 and 150 MHz models. They boast a maximum sample rate of 1GS/s with 2% dc gain accuracy down to 2mV/div. The Company anticipates that these models will be suited to a wide range of test uses including entry level design and debug, teaching environments and quality assurance applications. Both the existing two-channel and the new four-channel oscilloscopes include a programmatic interface...

Keithley V I Meter goes Touch Screen

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 The latest release from the Keithley Instruments stable of test and measurement equipment is the half-rack SourceMeter 2450 SMU (Source Measure Unit). This unit is the first new product from the company since their takeover by Tektronix in 2010. The SourceMeter 2450 has a number of features and enhancements compared to the previous offering but the most obvious difference is the 5” color touch screen which is a first for Keithley. The touch screen dramatically reduces the number of...

Low-cost Platform for Noisy Environments

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The FRDM-KE02Z MCU board recently announced by Freescale is a $12.95 development platform designed for operation in electrically noisy environments. Using 5 V logic it hosts a 32-bit Cortex M0+ Kinetis E Series microcontroller type KE02Z64VQH2 built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ core. The company announcement targets the board at white-goods applications such as dishwashers, refrigerators, home and building control systems, motor control fans, industrial converters and other equipment operating...

NI announces LabVIEW 2013

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National Instruments rolled out the latest 2013 version of the LabVIEW design and development environment at the NI Week Technology Event in Austin, Texas last week. This latest release of LabVIEW incorporates improved code writing reliability features and interfaces for the latest tablet operating systems. The software package includes a number of productivity enhancements including code documentation and commenting tools along with better debugging tools. Data Dashboard 2.1...

World’s First 100 GHz Real-time Oscilloscope

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Teledyne LeCroy has demonstrated the world's first 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope by successfully acquiring and displaying live signals at 100 GHz bandwidth. This demonstrated performance dramatically exceeds currently available capabilities. Reaching 100 GHz real-time oscilloscope performance is considered an industry milestone according to the manufacturer. Such an instrument reveals new phenomena, opens channels for new discoveries and paves the way for vast improvements in the field...

Screwdriver with USB Interface

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Disproportionate torsion may result in the loosening of a screw during operation whereas extravagant or excessive torque applied to a screw can result in permanent damage. Futek’s TAT200 miniature torque screwdriver is an auditing/assembly tool to help ensure that the torque applied is always just right. The screwdriver is member of the TAT Series of torque sensors used for test and measurement applications such as verification of bolt torque. The family includes ten different designs...

Single-lead Heart Rate Monitor Analog Front End

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Analog Device’s  AD8232 is an integrated signal conditioning block for ECG and other biopotential measurement applications. It is designed to extract, amplify, and filter small biopotential signals in the presence of noisy conditions, such as those created by motion or remote electrode placement. This design allows for an ultralow power analog-to-digital converter or an embedded microcontroller to acquire the output signal easily.   The device can implement a two-pole high-pass...

Feature-packed USB Signal Acquisition Module

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Adlink Technology has released the USB-2405 four-channel dynamic signal acquisition module, with a USB 2.0  interface and a built-in IEPE excitation current source that provides 2 mA on each AI channel. The USB-2405 boasts high accuracy and excellent dynamic performance for microphone and accelerometer measurements in vibration and acoustic applications.   The instrument features BNC connectors for instrumentation sensors, built-in anti-aliasing filters, flexible triggering,...

Smart Shoes for Smart Runners

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Running has become one of the most popular types of endurance sport in Europe. Although running is considered to be especially healthy, the number of running injuries is growing steadily. These are typically due to excessive stress or overdoing things and range from cramps and sore muscles to knee pain and torn tendons, or even pulled muscles, overextensions and, in the worst case, torn ligaments.   The EU-funded “Runsafer” project, launched in September 2012, aims to develop a prototype...

1-Wire Thermocouple-to-Digital Converters Simplify Multisensor Designs

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Maxim announced that it is now sampling the MAX31850/MAX31851, cold-junction-compensated, 1-Wire thermocouple-to-digital converters. The devices achieve ±2.0°C accuracy (not including sensor nonlinearity) while integrating all of the functions required for a complete thermocouple-to-digital solution. Additionally, the device’s 1-Wire interface allows multiple sensor locations to communicate and draw power over a single data line, greatly simplifying wiring requirements.   Because...

The Left Hand Views What the Right Hand Analyzes

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Your left hand never knows what your right hand is doing? That thorny problem has finally been solved by Agilent after they added remote control capability to their FieldFox handheld analyzers. With such an analyzer in one hand and an iOS device like an iPad or iPhone in the other, you can view on the latter what the first is up to. For this to work, the analyzer must be equipped with the remote control capability “Option 030” while the iOS device needs the Remote Viewer application.  ...