Waveform generators for automated test and remote applications
Spectrum Instrumentation's line of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG's) is designed to generate electronic signals in automated test and remote applications.
Spectrum Instrumentation's line of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG's) is designed to generate electronic signals in automated test and remote applications. Seven instruments in the generatorNETBOX series give performance levels for a variety of applications. The units combine the digital-to-analog converter (DAC) technology and can generate signals from DC up to 400 MHz in frequency. Full remote control is achieved through Ethernet connection to PC or local area network. AWG's use DACs with 16 bit vertical resolution and offer output rates up to 1.25 or 625 MS/s. Each channel of the AWG is clocked using a precision phase locked loop (PLL) control system that can be generated internally or from an external clock or reference. The AWG's offer front-panel I/O connectors that allow access to asynchronous digital inputs, asynchronous digital outputs, the trigger output, the run and arm status, as well as the PLL reference clock and a marker output.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey