New Products!

SSA3000X Series Spectrum Analyzers

posted Apr 8, 2017, 10:19 AM by Sam Simione

Product Overview

Siglent’s SSA3000X family of spectrum analyzers offer a frequency range of 9 KHz to 2.1 GHz / 3.2 GHz. With their light weight, small size, and friendly user interface, the SSA3000s present a bright easy to read display, powerful and reliable automatic measurements, and plenty of impressive features. Applications are many, but include research and development, education, production, maintenance, and many more.

Key Features

◆ All-Digital IF Technology

◆ Frequency Range from 9 kHz up to 3.2 GHz

◆ -161 dBm/Hz Displayed Average Noise Level (Typ.)

◆ -98 dBc/Hz @10 kHz Offset Phase Noise (1 GHz, Typ.)

◆ Total Amplitude Accuracy < 0.7 dB

◆ 10 Hz Minimum Resolution Bandwidth (RBW)

◆ Standard Preamplifier

◆ Up to 3.2 GHz Tracking Generator Kit (Opt.)

◆ Reflection Measurement Kit (Opt.)

◆ Advanced Measurement Kit (Opt.)

◆ EMI Pre-compliance Measurements Kit (Opt.)

◆ 10.1 lnch WVGA(1024x600)Display

Price start at around $1500 for a 2 GHz Model and around $3K for a 3 GHz model!

New Pentek offerings

posted Jan 26, 2017, 11:26 AM by Sam Simione

Evolutionary Jade Architecture with Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA
JadeTM 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Kintex UltraScale FPGA
Model 71861 4-Channel 200 MHz A/D with DDC, Kintex UltraScale FPGA
Jade Model 71861

  • Complete radar and software radio interface solution
  • Supports Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGAs
  • Four 200 MHz 16-bit A/Ds
  • Four multiband DDCs (digital downconverters)
  • Optional 5 GB of DDR4 SDRAM
  • Sample clock synchronization to an external system reference
  • LVPECL clock/sync bus for multimodule synchronization
  • PCI Express (Gen. 1, 2 & 3) interface up to x8
  • VITA 42.0 XMC compatible with switched fabric interfaces
  • Optional LVDS and gigabit serial connections to the FPGA for custom I/O
  • Ruggedized and conduction-cooled versions available
Navigator Design Suite compatible with Xilinx's Vivado IP Integrator
NavigatorTM was designed to work with new JadeTM architecture
Navigator Design Suite
Navigator DS

Pentek's Navigator Design Suite includes:

Portable, Rugged Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanning Recorder
Talon® 6 GHz RF/IF Sentinel Intelligent Portable Recorder
RTR 2623 Talon 6 GHz RF/IF Sentinel Intelligent Signal Scanning Portable Recorder
Model RTR 2623

  • Search and capture system using SentinelTMIntelligent Signal Scanner
  • Captures RF signals up to 6 GHz
  • Capture and scan bandwidths up to 40 MHz
  • Selectable threshold triggered or manual record modes
  • Built-in DDC with selectable decimation range from 2 to 65,536
  • 16-bit A/D with 75 dB SNR & 87 dB SFDR
  • 30 GHz/sec scan rate
  • Portable system measuring 16.0" W x 6.9" D x 13.0" H
  • Lightweight, just less than 30 pounds
  • Storage capabilities to 30 TB

AFX AC/DC Power Source from Pacific Power Source

posted Jun 13, 2016, 9:35 AM by Sam Simione   [ updated Jun 13, 2016, 9:36 AM ]


AFX Series Single Range Constant Power Output Voltage Range

Doing away with conventional dual voltage ranges, the new AFX AC and DC Power Source Series no longer requires you to choose between voltage or current. You can now have both in a single 300V L-N / 520V L-L range. 

Switching to the high voltage range on most programmable power sources means cutting your maximum available current in half. It also means the output of the power source drops between range changes, causing your unit under test to shut off.


Not so when using the new AFX Series AC, DC and AC+DC capable AFX Series power sources. 

Its single high voltage range delivers both max. voltage and max. current along a smooth, constant power curve so you get the best of both. Just one of many new unique benefits of the new AFX Series from PacificPower

The new AFX Series models are available in power levels from 9kVA to 60kVA.  To get a better understanding of how a constant power voltage range works and what advantages it offers over conventional dual range AC power sources, download the AFX Constant PowerVoltage Range application note.


To receive additional information on the ALL NEW AFX Series, email us at or call us toll-free at +1(800) 219-9417.

TDK-Lambda adds eight new HV Models to Genesys Series!

posted Oct 31, 2015, 1:38 PM by Sam Simione

TDK Corporation announces the addition of eight new High Voltage models to the TDK-Lambda Genesys 3U AC/DC Programmable Power Supply Series. Added models include 800V, 1000V, 1250V and 1500V with Output power levels of 10kW and 15kW. These High Voltage models address the requirements for applications in the Industrial, Automotive, Alternative Energy, Oil & Gas, Lighting and Semiconductor markets.

Carrying a five-year warranty, the TDK-Lambda Genesys™ High Voltage models have the same front panel features and compact dimensions (3U (133mm) high and 19” (483mm) wide) as the standard 10kW/15kW models (7.5V to 600V). These units can operate in either Constant-Voltage (CV) or Constant-Current (CC) mode and can accept a three-phase AC input of either 400VAC or 480VAC (with standard passive Power Factor Correction).

New High Voltage model features include a wider AC Input voltage range for 400VAC input (342VAC – 440VAC), higher efficiency (> 93%), faster Up/Down-Programming Response Time (17ms/20ms), Output isolation up to 1500V, built-in Isolated J1 Remote Analog 5V/10V Program/Monitor, Two-Wire Parallel current share (for parallel system operation), cooling fan speed control for reduced audible noise and extended fan life and lighter weight (< 70lbs).

As with all of the TDK-Lambda Genesys programmable power supplies, several safety and advanced system configuration features are included.

Safety features included are Safe/Auto Re-Start, Last-Setting Memory and Built-in protective functions. With Safe Start configured, the power supply returns to its last operation settings after a power interruption but with the Output disabled, while with Auto Re-Start, the power supply returns to the last used operation settings after a power interruption. Last Setting Memory retains settings such as the Output voltage/current, Output ON/OFF, OVP/UVL level, Foldback and Start-Up mode at each AC Input turn-off sequence. Built-in protective functions include Over- Voltage Protection (OVP), Under-Voltage-Limit (UVL), FOLDback protection (FOLD) and Over-Temperature Protection (OTP).

Higher power systems can be configured using the Master/Slave “Advanced” Parallel operating mode (utilizing Two-Wire current share). This mode configures the Master unit to be the single –point for programming, measurement and status of the total current of the paralleled system. Thus, four units can operate as a single 40kW or 60kW power supply, increasing the flexibility for system designers.

Common to the entire TDK-Lambda Genesys™ family is the embedded 16-bit RS-232/RS-485 Multi-Drop Digital communication interface. Using this Digital communication interface, up to 31 power supplies may be controlled in an addressed RS-485 daisy-chain configuration.
Other optional Digital and Analog communication interfaces include the LXI Class C compliant LAN and the IEEE (488.2 and SCPI-compliant) Multi-Drop Digital communication interfaces (which include a selection of instrument drivers such as NI LabVIEW and NI LabWindows™) as well as a 4-20mA Isolated Analog programming/monitor interface.

CE marked in accordance with the Low Voltage Directive, the TDK-Lambda Genesys 3U 10kW/15kW Power Supply Series conforms to conducted and radiated EMI in accordance with EN55011A and FCC Part 15J-A.

Safety agency approvals include UL60950-1 and EN60950-1.

For more information about the Genesys 3U AC/DC Programmable Power Supply Series, contact the TDK-Lambda Americas High Power Division directly at +1-732-922-9300 or online at -, contact your local Sales representative ( or download the product datasheet from

A wide range of other TDK-Lambda High Power Division Low Voltage and High Voltage power supplies can be viewed from the website:

Emtest Compact NX5

posted Sep 1, 2015, 9:43 AM by Sam Simione

Intuitive, Customized Transient Testing in New, All-in-one Multifunctional Test Generator from EM Test

EM Test now offers the compact NX5, a multifunctional test generator that meets international and product-specific transient and power fail requirements, including EFT/burst to 5.5 kV, surge to 5.0 kV and power fail testing.

An intuitive 7" touch screen panel is the gateway to customized sequences and testing. Defined keys indicated by LED, such as start, stop and break, allow the user to run the individual configured tests quickly and accurately. Any pre-programmed standard tests can be implemented. All test parameters are displayed on-screen and the unit can also be operated remotely using the built-in Ethernet, USB or optical interface.

The standalone NX5 includes everything needed to conduct fully compliant tests as well as CE Marking for single-phase EUTs with an output supply of 300V/16A. Using an automatically controlled external coupling/decoupling network with a rated current up to 200 A, this compact generator system test three-phase EUTs for added versatility.

The NX5's advanced safety features make it ideal for use in industrial, medical, residential, telecom, components, broadcast and renewable energy applications. The unit, which conforms to IEC/EN 61010, includes real-time power monitoring of the EUT and a secure Ethernet or galvanic insulated OptoLink connection for reliable, safe testing.

For convenience, users can choose tests from an integrated standards library; customize their own test as well as import and export documents, photos and data easily. A quick start test option is available where parameters can be changed on-line while the individual EUT is still maintained.

The NX5 features fail inputs that allow users to control an ongoing test sequence based on the state of the EUT as well as monitoring outputs (BNC) that offer easy signal verification and measurements.

This new compact generator is the first to recognize connected EUT power configurations and selects only couplings to real existing lines. Non-existing lines are disabled from the menu settings.

A quad core ARM-Cortex A9 processor provides exceptional power optimization coupled with high performance, and the included iec.control software, supported by Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and 8, is used for control and documentation.

EM Test supplies a wide range of accessories for nearly all tests and applications.

Technical Specifications

• Smallest compact generator with 7" touch screen

• Intelligent, customized testing in all-in-one standalone unit

• Burst 5.5 kV, surge 5.0 kV and power fail

• Built-in single phase coupler 300V/16Av

• Quad core ARM-Cortex A9 processor

• Rated current up to 200 A

Contech your Contech Sales Engineer for more information!

NH Research, Inc.’s 9200 Battery Test System Reaches Over 100 Installations

posted Jun 5, 2015, 2:55 PM by Sam Simione   [ updated Jun 5, 2015, 3:02 PM ]

Testing Everything From Fuses to Batteries to Power Electronics Such as Chargers & DC-DC Converters


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* Bookmark or share onlinePRLog - June 4, 2015 - IRVINE, Calif. -- NH Research’s is pleased to announce its reached over 100 installations of its 9200 Battery Test System. This test system has gained world-wide acceptance due to its modular design, unique built in hardware features, and flexible control options.

These systems can be found in many key universities, national research and certification laboratories, military installations, as well as companies involved in space, defense, battery manufacturing/research, and many more applications.

There are currently more than 100 separate test systems deployed in the field in countries around the world & the number is growing.

The 9200 Battery Test System provides 3 basic modes of operation including a charging system (or power supply), a programmable electronic load, or a seamless 2-quadrent power source which emulates a battery by regulating a DC link voltage regardless of the direction of current flow.

Some of the more unique applications include: Certification of PV fuses, current transducer reliability and manufacturing, battery research for grid tied frequency regulation schemes, on board and wireless charging development, and 2nd life battery testing.

Contact NHR ( for further details on the 9200 Battery Test System ( and related battery, power electronic, or alternative energy testing solutions.

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Introducing NEW Siglent SDS 2000 Family of DSO/MSO with optional built in Function Generator

posted Jun 2, 2015, 6:48 PM by Sam Simione   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 6:48 PM ]

Siglent Technologies products come with a standard 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not totally satisfied with your purchase for any reason you may return the unit for a full refund, less shipping, within 30 days from receipt. The instrument must be returned in the original packing, with all the accessories included and not damaged from misuse or mishandling. All backed by a 3 year warranty

Outstanding Value !

SDS-2304 300 MHz 4 Channels 2GS/s Price $2,558.00, SDS-2204-200Mhz 4 Channel 2GS/s Price $1,988.00

Other model starting at ($805.00) eight to choose from in the SDS series High performance DSO/MSO Family

Main Features:

  Bandwidth 70MHz,100MHz,200MHz,300MHz

  Real time sampling rate, Analog channel: 2GSa/s, Digital channel: 500MSa/s (optional)

  Provide 2/4 analog channels, 8 digital channels (optional)

   Built-in 25MHz function/arbitrary waveform generator optional)
   A variety of serial protocol trigger and decode functions (IIC, SPI, UART/RS232, CAN, LIN)
   A variety of smart trigger functions (Pattern, Window, Interval, Dropout, Runt)
  Support HDTV trigger
   Support history function and segmented memory (std.up to 80,000 frames)
   Hardware-based zoom function and high speed Pass/Fail function technology
   32 kinds of automatic waveform measurements support measurement statistics function
   Advanced waveform math operations (FFT, differential, integral, square root)
   Complete connectivity: USB Host, USB Device (USBTMC, PictBridge), LAN(VXI-11), EXT TRIG,
   Support SCPI remote control commands and have NI Lab View Drivers
   Multi-language user interface and built-in online help system
   8 inches TFT-LCD(800*480)

New 8-channel mixed-signal oscilloscope from Yokogawa !

posted Oct 19, 2012, 1:22 PM by Sam Simione   [ updated Jun 5, 2015, 8:18 AM ]

500 MHz instrument offers comprehensive measurement capabilities for embedded, automotive, power and mechatronics applications -

The new Yokogawa DLM4000 is the industry's first mixed-signal oscilloscope to feature eight channels. Combining the large screen and 8-channel capability of Yokogawa's earlier 8-channel DL7480 oscilloscope with the mixed-signal technology of the company's pioneering DLM2000 Series, the new instrument is ideally suited to test and debugging applications in the embedded systems, power electronics, mechatronics and automotive sectors.

"As intelligent control permeates more and more sectors of the industry from consumer electronics to industrial drives, the signals that engineers need to look at for testing become faster and more complex", comments Terry Marrinan, Yokogawa's Vice President, Test & Measurement, for Europe & Africa: "As a result, the four analogue channels of the traditional oscilloscope are no longer adequate to address these challenges - hence the need for an 8-channel instrument like the DLM4000."

The DLM4000 Series comprises two models, with bandwidths of 350 and 500 MHz and a sampling rate of 1.25 GS/s (gigasamples per second), expandable to 2.5 GS/s with interleaving. The channels can be allocated as eight analogue channels or seven analogue channels plus one 8-bit digital input. A future option will add 16 more channels of logic to allow seven channels of analogue plus a 24-bit digital input.

The new instruments feature exceptionally long memory (up to 62.5 M points per channel and 125 M points in interleave mode), allowing both long recordings and multiple waveforms to be acquired. A history memory function, which does not reduce the oscilloscope's high waveform acquisition rate, allows up to 20,000 previously captured waveforms to be saved in the acquisition memory, with any one or all of them displayed on screen for cursor measurements to be carried out. Waveforms can be displayed one at a time, in order, or automatically played back, paused, fast-forwarded or rewound. The history memory in combination with the advanced waveform search features enables users to capture and see the details of anomalies on individual waveforms when their characteristics are still unknown.

Advanced measurement and analysis features include histogram and trending functions, digital filtering, zoom windows, user-defined mathematics and serial bus analysis.

The instruments incorporate a large (12.1-inch) high-resolution XGA display, and yet are housed in a compact body which is less than 18 cm deep and weighs just 6.5 kg, similar to smaller 4-channel oscilloscopes . The display is enhanced by a fine grid, high luminance and viewing angle, and on-screen markers with simultaneous display of cursors and automatic parameters. Other features include backlit buttons, additional knobs and jog shuttle, on-screen information in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish languages, two zoom windows with 80:20 or 50:50 zoom/main area split, and a choice of first-cycle or screen average mode for frequency measurement.

The DLM4000 Series comes with a variety of easy-to-configure triggers combining analogue and logic inputs such as edge, enhanced and B-triggers. These include dedicated trigger functions for FlexRay, CAN, LIN, UART, I2C and SPI serial bus patterns as well as the ability to perform simultaneous analyses on two different buses operating at different speeds. This capability is enhanced by the extensive search facilities, allowing the user to look for specific data in the very long memory.

For further information about the DLM4000 Series visit

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