VigVen is Now the Distributor for Fluke Technologies in Southern India

Fluke Technologies has appointed VigVen Tech Mark Pvt. Ltd., as its distributor in Southern India for their Industrial Group Products.

Fluke Corporation is the world leader in the manufacture, distribution and service of electronic test tools and software. From industrial electronic installation, maintenance and service, to calibration and quality control, Fluke tools help keep business and industry around the globe up and running.

VigVen team is very much delighted to add fluke products to VigVen’s Products portfolio.

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    LCR Research Ltd, Canada Announces VigVen Tech Mark Pvt Ltd as Distributor for India

LCR Research Ltd, Canada Announces VigVen Tech Mark Pvt Ltd as Distributor for India

LCR Research Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of VigVen Tech Mark Pvt Ltd as its distributor in India for promoting their LCR Elite1 – A Portable advanced LCR component testing meter with unique mechanical and electronic design.

LCR Research Ltd was founded in 2014 by seasoned visionaries with real-world experience in hardware, software and business leadership. LCR Research focuses on innovative technology, high product quality, competitive price, and customer satisfaction.

“India is one of the biggest and fastest growing countries in the world. We’re very excited to team up with VigVen Tech Mark to introduce our product in India. The LCR Elite1 is an efficient, convenient and accurate LCR meter that can improve productivity for passive component analysing and in-circuit debugging.” said Lu Dai, President of LCR Research.

As per V. Mahadevan, Managing Director of VigVen “The LCR Elite1 is an innovative portable and accurate LCR meter, very handy for troubleshooting & testing components in electronic circuits and we’re delighted to add this product to VigVen’s Products portfolio”

For more details, please visit our website

About VigVen Tech Mark Pvt Ltd, distributor of Modular Test Instruments offers a wide range of Test and Measurement solutions focused on Test Automation solutions with PXI, LXI, VXI and USB Technologies. It serves a variety of markets including Aerospace, Defence, Communication, Semiconductor, Education and Automotive. Headquartered in Bangalore, the electronic capital of India, VigVen Tech Mark prides itself in Customer focus, depth of experience and knowledge of Test and Measurement solutions and applications.

Please direct all editorial enquiries to:


VigVen Tech Mark Pvt Ltd

V. Mahadevan

Managing Director

Ph: +91-80-2333-9220



High-precision 625 MS/s 16-Bit AWG’s released by Spectrum

Spectrum has announced the release of three new M4i series Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG’s) that set new standards in speed and precision. The new models of the M4i.66xx series offer one, two and four channels with each channel capable of outputting electronic signals at rates of up to 625 Megasamples/second (MS/s) with 16 bit vertical resolution. The combination makes these new AWG’s ideal for generating high frequency signals up to 200 MHz with the best possible accuracy and fidelity.
The frequency range and dynamic performance of these AWG’s makes them of interest to engineers and scientists working in areas such as communications, radio, radar, semiconductors, nano-technology, media testing, automation, ultrasound, optics, medical and biological science.

Based on Spectrum’s proven M4i series PCI Express (PCIe) platform the products are much smaller than conventional instruments and can be used in most modern PC’s. Simply install the AWG cards into a vacant PCIe x8 or x16 slot, install the driver, load Spectrum’s software and start generating waveforms. The AWG’s are fully programmable and work with Spectrum’s own SBench 6 control software as well as third party software tools such as LabVIEW, LabWindows and MATLAB.

To allow the generation of long and complex waveforms the AWG’s include a generous 2 GSamples of on-board memory and a number of operating modes such as Single-Shot, Loop, FIFO, Gating and Sequence Replay. The Sequence Replay mode allows to store different waveform segments in memory and concat and loop them in a sequence. Furthermore one can switch between stored waveforms by software command or overload waveforms in run-time.

In FIFO mode the cards use an ultra-fast PCIe x8 Gen2 interface to stream data continuously from the PC memory to the AWG at speeds in excess of 1.5 GB/s. If […]

New – eBIRST Switching System Test Tools

Lower the Cost of Switching System Ownership 
We are pleased to introduce the eBIRST switching system test tools. We know that switching systems are an important part of many test systems and accidents can happen that can cause a faulty device. When this happens, you need to be able to get your system up and running as quickly as possible.
This is where our eBIRST tools come in — these tools will:

Quickly determine if your switching system has faults
Identify where that fault is located at relay level and allow you to take fast corrective action
Save repair costs 
Minimize downtime of the switching system

The eBIRST tools, designed specifically for our PXI, PCI or LXI (Ethernet) products, simplify switching system fault finding by quickly testing the system and identifying the faulty relays. Once identified, the tools then display a graphical representation of the switching system’s PCB assembly, highlighting the relays that need to be replaced. The eBIRST tools achieve this task by measuring the path resistance between different pins on the switching system connector and controlling the path through the system to allow it to test any of the relays in the system. Systems that use separate input and output connections can be tested by use of two eBIRST tools in a master/slave configuration.


The eBIRST toolset consists of three different tools that support 200-way LFH, 78-way D and 50-way D connectors and a set of adaptors that allow connection to other connector types. A supplied application program controls the eBIRST tools via a USB2 connection that also provides the tool power and controls the switching system using a Test Definition File to define the test sequence. The tool dimensions allow eBIRST to be used to test PXI, PCI or LXI (Ethernet) controlled switching […]

Pickering Interfaces Expands 16 Amp PXI Switching Solutions

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, is expanding its range of 16 Amp PXI switching solutions. Following the success of the 16 Amp uncommitted relay modules (model 40-161), the company is introducing the following new
16 Amp PXI module families:

16 Amp PXI power multiplexer (model 40-662) – available in seven configurations ranging from 4-off 2:1 multiplexers to 1-off 16:1 multiplexer.

16 Amp PXI power matrix (model 40-552) – available in four configurations with matrix sizes of 8×2 and 4×4 and the ability to expand the matrix size with the Y-Axis loop-thru connections: e.g. 8×4, 12×4, 16×4, etc. (with 4×4 matrices) or 16×2, 24×2, 32×2, etc. (with 8×2 matrices).
Both of these 16 Amp PXI switching families feature:

Hot switching up to 16 Amp at 28VDC
Maximum DC hot switch rating of 300VDC
Hot switching AC signals up to 250VAC at 16 Amp
Capable of withstanding 400VDC for cold switching
High-quality high power electro-mechanical relays
20-way GMCT connectors

Careful attention to the switching designs ensures that all of these PXI modules can carry the full 16 Amp current on each path simultaneously over the complete operating temperature range. Applications include electric vehicles, automotive ECU testing, AC mains switching, high current power supplies, load switching, and aerospace electric drive testing.

Pickering Interfaces also provides a full range of supporting cable and connector solutions for all of their LXI, PCI and PXI switching solutions, including the new 16 Amp PXI switching family. They can also manufacture cable assemblies to custom requirements.

Pickering Interfaces supports all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support. You can find more information on the website

Pickering's Programmable Resistors for Sensor Emulation

Available in over 100 PXI modules and 90 PCI cards  including standard resolution resistors for sensor emulation applications and precision programmable resistors including RTD and strain gauge simulators.


Up to 18 channels in a single PXI/PCI slot
Resistance ranges from 1Ω to 16MΩ
Resolutions down to 2mΩ with accuracies down to 0.03%
PXI modules can be supported in our Ethernet LXI Chassis

Request your free programmable resistor reference map here!

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    PC-based scopes use USB 3.0, add 512 Msample memory depth option

PC-based scopes use USB 3.0, add 512 Msample memory depth option

The Picoscope 3000D oscilloscopes offer a maximum real-time sampling rate of 1 Gsample/sec and feature a USB 3.0 interface; they also host a built-in AWG (arbitrary waveform generator). Deep memory enables long timebases with the fastest sampling rates; for example, at 1 Gsample/s sampling rate, you can capture a 500 msec waveform—that’s half a billion samples, Pico points out—while hardware acceleration keeps the display updating smoothly.

The 512 Msample buffer memory can be segmented, enabling acquisition of up to 10,000 individual waveform segments of 50,000 samples, with less than 1 µs re-arm time between each segment. You can set the PicoScope to trigger on each packet and skip the gaps that are of no interest. This function lets you acquire, for instance, CAN data packets over several minutes and then analyze the packet content at a later point in time.

The oscilloscopes are multi-function include a spectrum analyser and AWG, and advanced functions include serial-bus decoding, mask-limit testing, math channels, and filtering. Advanced triggers include pulse width, interval, window, window pulse width, level dropout, window dropout, runt pulse, variable hysteresis, and logic. All triggering is digital, ensuring low jitter and single-LSB voltage resolution. MSO (mixed-signal oscilloscope) models combine these triggers with edge and pattern triggering on the digital inputs. Other built-in features include color persistence display modes, automatic measurements with statistics, programmable alarms, and decoding of I²C, UART/RS232, SPI, CAN bus, LIN, FlexRay and I²S signals.

Software updates include a fast persistence mode that gives updates of around 100,000 waveforms per second, while the math channels have been expanded to include configurable filters.

A free SDK (Software Development Kit) lets you develop custom applications. It includes example programs in C#, C++, Excel, LabVIEW, and MATLAB, and you can […]

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    Pickering Interfaces Introduces Two New PCI and PXI Programmable Resistors

Pickering Interfaces Introduces Two New PCI and PXI Programmable Resistors

Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of signal switching and conditioning solutions, is expanding its range of PCI and PXI Programmable Resistors with the introduction of two new Programmable Resistor & Relay solutions.

These new solutions include the PCI Programmable Resistor & Relay Card (model 50-294) and the PXI Programmable Resistor & Relay Module (model 40-294). Both of these solutions feature:

Lower density and lower cost for simulating variable resistors.
12 resistor channel options with resolution from 0.25Ω to 2Ω and channel counts of either two or four.
The option of adding eight SPST relays that can be used for extending resistance range or other switching functions within a test system. Their use potentially saves the addition of further switching products within a test system.
Basic accuracy is 1%± resolution
Each version uses high-quality instrument grade reed relays to ensure long service life and fast setting times.

Pickering Interfaces continues to promote its test solutions in multiple platforms by offering the programmable resistors in different form factors (PXI & PCI) with the same options. This offering allows the user to choose the most appropriate platform for their test system. These new programmable resistors are functionally similar to Pickering’s current programmable resistor models 40-293 and 50-293, which are based on electromechanical relays and have pin compatible layouts.

Pickering Interfaces supports all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support. Pricing and availability information is supplied on their website

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    Introspect’s SV3C CPRX 4-Lane C-PHY Analyzer wins Best in Design and Test Award

Introspect’s SV3C CPRX 4-Lane C-PHY Analyzer wins Best in Design and Test Award

The SV3C CPRX 4-Lane C-PHY Analyzer is an ultra-compact solution for the design, verification, and electrical validation of high-speed components based on the emerging MIPI Alliance C-PHY specification. C-PHY is a new physical layer standard that allows for significant bandwidth improvements on constrained transmission channels, such as those found inside mobile terminals. Based on innovative signaling and encoding technologies, C-PHY devices require an entirely new breed of test and measurement equipment, and Introspect’s SV3C CPRX 4-Lane C-PHY Analyzer represents the only tool in the industry capable of both analog signal capture and complete BER detection and protocol analysis. Unique to C-PHY technology is that signals emanating from transmitters are single-ended and multi-level in nature; yet receivers operate on differential signal pairs encoded in multiple phases. This means that symbol transmissions are not deterministic and are thus not easily visualized on conventional tools such as oscilloscopes or basic logic analyzers. The SV3C CPRX offers the only tool in the industry to automatically decode the symbol transmissions and display received packets in human-readable format. It has proven indispensible for first-time bring-up of early C-PHY test chips at leading adopters of the C-PHY standard.

RF/Microwave Power Sensor Works Unattended

Covering a frequency range of 1 MHz to 18 GHz, the LB5918A power sensor from LadyBug Technologies performs general-purpose average power, true RMS, and scalar measurements with a dynamic range of –60 dBm to +20 dBm. Once measurements are set up, the sensor needs only a power supply to enable unattended operation for use in such applications as test and measurement, radar, satellite communications, and research and development.

The LB5918A logs up to 1000 measurements/s and stores over 100 million measurements in nonvolatile memory. Its real-time clock with internal backup provides time-stamped data for measurements stored in memory. USB HID and USBTMC interfaces offer platform-independent connectivity to most computers, while optional SPI/I2C interfaces can be used for embedded applications. The power sensor is programmable using industry-standard IEEE 488.2 SCPI commands via all three interfaces. LadyBug’s NoZero NoCal feature eliminates the need for zeroing and calibration prior to performing measurements.

Housed in a sturdy aluminum housing, the LB5918A is 1.6 in. in diameter and 3.0 in. long. It is supplied with a power-meter application that provides tabular logging, strip charting, analog gauge display, and math measurement windows that allow calculation between multiple sensors. The software also lets users set up unattended operation, the real-time clock, and other sensor features.

LB5918A product page

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