Pass Data through a Window Many engineers understand the need to pass signals through an anti-alias filter prior to digitizing them. But they may neglect to apply a window function to their data prior to using a fast Fourier transform (FFT). The lack of a window can distort results and cause you to draw incorrect conclusions about test and experiment data. Full Story
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Infra Red Inspection Systems Can Be a Powerful Tool Thermal imaging techniques can provide sophisticated and accurate inspection capabilities to supplement or even replace other testing tools. Full Story LXI Ethernet Can Provide Speedy Data Delivery
Emerging LXI Class C instruments are already finding applications in RF and microwave test. Now, vendors see Class A and B instruments based on LXI coming to market, too. All promise better throughput and reduced latency. Full Story What Will it Take to Make Machine Vision Mainstream?Laval Tremblay, Vice President of Engineering at Matrox Imaging talks about the future of machine vision and what it will take to gain it greater acceptance among test engineers. Full Story PXI and RF Test Are on the Same Wavelength
Performance advances, a byproduct of technology improvements in the cellular and wireless markets, are giving the new generation of PXI RF products a reduced form factor and other compelling advantages.
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