New Ametek Asterion 1U/2U

NEW - Asterion  3kVA High-Power AC Sources Offer High-Power Density and Touch Screen Simplicity

AMETEK Programmable Power has added three new models to its Asterion line of AC/DC power sources.

The Asterion 1503 supplies up to 1,500 VA or 1,500 W.
The Asterion 2253 supplies up to 2,250 VA or 2,250 W.
The Asterion 3003 supplies up to 3,000 VA or 3,000 W.

All three units come in a 2U enclosure and are user selectable between single and three phase.

The key to Asterion's outstanding performance is AMETEK's iX2tmcurrent-doubling technology. With iX2, as the output voltage decreases from the maximum value to one-half the maximum value, the available output current increases up to two times the rated output current. This allows Asterion to maintain maximum power through the widest range of voltages to test more with a single solution. Contact us today to learn how Asterion can solve your greatest test challenges.

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New Anritsu MP1900A

Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A

High-performance BERT

Anritsu's NEW Signal Quality Analyzer (SQA) MP1900A BERT is a versatile solution than can measure next-generation PCI Express Gen 4 and Gen 5 buses, as well as the latest 400 GbE/200 GbE Ethernet Networks. With comprehensive interface support, the MP1900A is an all-in-one solution that accurately measures next-generation high-speed electronic and optical devices, and optical receivers used in high-end servers, communications equipment and optical transceivers/modules, including those for M2M and IoT applications.

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New Pickering 4-Slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis

The new 4-Slot Modular Chassis (model 60-105) complements Pickering’s 2-slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis (model 60-104) in that they both offer a small, lightweight form/factor ideal for portable, benchtop and space restrictive applications. These chassis are designed for desk or rack mounting and feature remote control via USB or LXI Ethernet. Remote control over a network enables the switching function of a test system to be located as close as possible to the target equipment. 

The new 4-slot chassis supports between one and four of Pickering’s 3U PXI modules. Possible systems include switching matrices up to 2208 crosspoints or up to 72 channels of programmable resistor/sensor simulation. 

The chassis is USB 3 compatible and has a fully compliant LXI interface. These communications standards enable the chassis to be controlled directly through standard interfaces found on most personal computers and tablets that support HTML5, allowing for a very practical route into a variety of applications in the modular test and measurement market. 

Pickering Interfaces stands behind all of their manufactured products with a standard three-year warranty and guaranteed long-term product support. 

Yokogawa Test & Measurement Releases the new AQ6360 Optical Spectrum Analyzer

Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation announces the release of the AQ6360, an optical spectrum analyzer for production line applications that employs the dispersive spectroscopy technique* and covers optical communication wavelengths in the 1200–1650 nm range. With its compact, lightweight design and optimal performance specifications for production line applications, the AQ6360 is an ideal instrument for the production line testing and inspection of the semiconductor lasers used in optical transceivers, optical amplifiers, and other types of optical communications devices.

Development Background
The ever rising use of information technology and communication services continues to drive the construction of new networks, data centers, and other technology infrastructure. Combined with the shift toward the use of optical communications networks to connect data centers, there is a rising demand for transceivers and other types of optical transmission devices.

As manufacturers of optical transceivers and other types of optical transmission devices continue to add to their production capacity, they have a rising need on their production lines for an optical spectrum analyzer that is compact, inexpensive, and easy to use. The new AQ6360 meets all these requirements.

Product Features
1. The right specifications at a low price
As its performance specifications have been optimized for the production line testing and inspection of semiconductor lasers, the AQ6360 costs approximately 30% less than our high-performance AQ6370D model.

Major specifications:
Wavelength resolution: 0.1 to 2 nm
Level sensitivity: +20 to −80 dBm (dBm: decibel per mW)
Dynamic range: 55 dB

2. Stable measurement independent of optical fiber type
The AQ6360 features a unique free-space optical input. As no fiber is mounted inside the instrument, the AQ6360 can accept light signal inputs from both single-mode and multimode fibers, ensuring stable measurement independent of the optical fiber type.

3. High-speed measurement
The AQ6360 can measure optical signals approximately two times faster than the AQ6370D.

4. Compact
The AQ6360 is compact, measuring just 426 mm (W) × 459 mm (D) × 177 mm (H), and it weighs only 15.5 kg. It is approximately 20% shorter and lighter than the AQ6370D.

* A technique for the extraction of a narrow range of wavelengths by passing light through a diffraction grating and a narrow slit

Major Target Markets
Manufacturers of semiconductor lasers, optical transceivers, optical amplifiers, and other types of optical communications equipment

Yokogawa’s Commitment to the Field of Optical Spectrum Analyzers
In 2006, Yokogawa released the AQ6370 optical spectrum analyzer, a high-performance instrument that employs the dispersive spectroscopy technique. Since then, the Company has added models to this series that accept wavelengths in the optical communications, visible light, near-infrared, and mid-infrared ranges. Our optical spectrum analyzers are widely used in the development of optical devices and instruments. The new AQ6360 is a compact and easy-to-introduce instrument that costs less, has the same usability and reliability as the AQ6370 series, and has the right specifications for use in production line testing and inspection. With a versatile lineup of optical spectrum analyzers that meet a wide range of customer needs, Yokogawa is a leader in this global market. The company’s products are ideal for a wide range of applications, from research and development to production.

New VTI EX1401


EX1401 Thermocouple/Voltage Instrument Offers High Accuracy and Speed, Signal Isolation and Power Over Ethernet

The AMETEK VTI Instruments EX1401 adds high common mode measurement capability to the EX1000 Series of instruments, an advanced, full-featured data acquisition family designed to acquire precision data from temperature and voltage sensors. The EX1401 delivers accurate and highly repeatable thermocouple (±0.20°C) and voltage measurements by implementing fully integrated signal conditioning, including independent Cold Junction Compensation (CJC). With maximum programmable
sample rates at 20 kSa/s/channel, the EX1401 is well-suited for a wide range of applications that require maximum accuracy and the recording of fast transient signals


• Typical accuracies of ±0.20°C
• 16-channel isolated universal
thermocouple/voltage inputs
• Power over Ethernet (PoE)
• 20K samples/second/channel sample rate
• 24-bit ADC per channel
• 500 V channel-ground isolation
• 1000 V channel-channel isolation
• Data logger acquisition mode
• Built-in parallel data streaming
• Full-featured embedded web interface
• LXI Ethernet interface
• 8-bit bank isolated digital I/O
• Compact 1U half-rack form factor


• Automotive and battery testing
• Highly accelerated life test/highly
accelerated stress screening (HALT/HASS)
• Health monitoring
• Jet engine testing

SMART High Reliability Solutions Announces Availability of its New Highly-Ruggedized, Highly-Secure HRS-M4 Solid State Drive with Opal 2.0

Designed to meet applications where temperature tolerances and resilience to extreme environments are as important as high-performance and reliability, the M4 is a security-rich, 1TB, multi-level cell (MLC) technology solution.

Gilbert, AZ, September 26, 2017 - SMART High Reliability Solutions LLC ("SMART HRS"), a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: SGH), and a provider of current and next-generation solid state storage solutions specializing in ruggedized, high-performance and high-capacity solid state drives ("SSDs") for defense, aerospace and industrial markets, today announced availability of its new HRS-M4, a 1TB, 2.5" SATA SSD with Opal 2.0. The M4 is one of SMART HRS's most feature rich SSDs yet, boasting resistance to extreme temperatures, ruggedization, gold plating and a multitude of security options.

The new MLC based HRS-M4 is available in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, and one terabyte, and has read/write performance of 500MB/s and 260MB/s respectively. The M4 is designed for land and sea applications with key features including an industrial temperature operation of -40 to +85 degrees Celsius, a highly-ruggedized enclosure designed to protect against harsh elements while withstanding vibration and shock up to 1500g. Design options include Opal 2.0, staking, conformal coating, leaded process, extended burn-in and specialty firmware if the applications demands.

In addition to Opal 2.0, security features include AES 256b, write protection, and an external HW erase trigger. The M4 also features Mil erase sequencing that adheres to NSA-9-12, DoD NISPOM, and other specific NSA and armed forces security and encryption criteria.

"While SMART HRS designs SSDs with a focus on a variety of applications, some very specific," said Michael Guzzo, General Manager of SMART HRS, "we believe customers will get an enormous amount of flexibility out of the new M4 as it is one of the most comprehensive, MLC SSDs we've ever introduced."

Review and compare the new HRS-M4 product specifications, feature sets, capabilities and more vs SMART HRS's entire product line by viewing the Product Comparison Chart which lists all of SHRS's product specifications and attributes.

SMART High Reliability Solutions' Director of Engineering, Chris Budd, will be speaking at the conference, "Using MLC Flash to Reduce System Cost in Industrial Applications," on Wednesday, October 25 at 11:00 AM in the Bronze 3 ballroom.

For additional information on the new HRS-M4 and more from SMART High Reliability Solutions, please visit

About SMART High Reliability Solutions
SMART High Reliability Solutions (SHRS) is a market pioneer of secure, ruggedized solid state drives (SSDs) and continues to be a technology leader, employing current and next-generation defense-focused designs. Utilizing Flash technology backed with proven world-class support, SHRS designs and manufactures high-performance military and industrial SSDs with additional attributes such as encryption, secure data elimination and write-protect features. SHRS understands and solves customers' key requirements, leveraging its long heritage of established, generational and robust SSD design. SMART High Reliability Solutions is a subsidiary of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. See for more information.

New SynQor Advanced Military-Grade DC Output Power UPS (UPS-1250)

SynQor® Releases an Advanced Military-Grade DC Output Power UPS (UPS-1250)

1250 Watt Full DC Output Power UPS (28Vdc @ 45A)
On-line double conversion, Hot swappable Internal battery
Sealed, Shock-Proof, Weather-Proof Construction
1U Rack Unit, Ultra-Low Weight (33 lbs.)

Boxborough, MA – SynQor, Inc., announces its new full power DC Output military grade Uninterruptible Power Supply.   The new 1250W 28Vdc/45A UPS is compact, ultra-light, fully isolated and designed for military and aerospace applications.  This military grade UPS is designed to withstand the harshest and extreme electrical, shock/vibration and environmental conditions.  The UPS can draw power from a wide range of AC input voltages and frequencies seamlessly, or from a 28Vdc power source while still delivering an isolated well-conditioned, semi or fully regulated DC output.  The power backup of the system is provided by an advanced highly efficient, low weight, compact, sealed lithium polymer battery pack.  SynQor's battery packs can significantly outperform other market solutions in the same class.  Options for the UPS system include: a SNMP Ethernet base module that allows real time remote system monitoring with trap/email features that warn users and monitoring consoles of important system events; a 2U enclosure that increases battery run time from 10 to 24min; a feature that allows wide dynamic input frequency range of operation (47-800Hz) for varying frequency input AC applications; a droop share option that allows for load sharing and redundant (N+M) configurations between multiple UPS units.  SynQor's US based design and manufacturing team has delivered another game-changing product that outperforms other products in its class in: output power, efficiency, reliability, flexibility, weight and size.  SynQor's US products have a proven record not only of satisfying military specifications, but going above and beyond specifications to deliver the most efficient and dependable solutions in the market.


  • >10min. or >24min. battery run-time at full power
  • 1250W (28 Vdc/45A full and semi regulated) isolated full power DC output
  • Universal AC input: 80-265VAC; 47-65Hz or 47-800Hz
  • Built-in Load Sharing and Redundant (N+M) capabilities
  • 1U High Rack-Mount unit (17" x 22.25" x 1.73")

Specification Compliance:

  • MIL-STD-1399-300B
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • MIL-STD-461F
  • MIL-STD-704F
  • MIL-STD-1275D

Please click here to download the UPS-1500-S-2S datasheet and here for the Owners Guide.  The accessories page is located here.  For more information on this or for additional power application assistance please explore more at or contact your local SynQor representative.

About SynQor: Located in Boxborough, MA USA, SynQor is a leading supplier of power conversion solutions to the military, avionics, transportation, medical, industrial, telecommunications and computing markets.  SynQor’s innovative products are designed to exceed the demanding performance, quality, and reliability requirements of today’s power electronic engineers who develop leading-edge infrastructure hardware.  SynQor provides all the power conversion modules needed to build a power system, and we also provide complete power systems.  SynQor’s capabilities include both standard and custom solutions, and we deliver them with industry leading service and support.  SynQor’s total commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement drives our business processes.