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Adventures in hardware development: the case of our “missing” 20 GHz spectrum analyzer, the SM200A

Editor’s note— This is a rather high-level article explaining the major setbacks in the launch of our SM200A 20 GHz spectrum analyzer. In addition to being transparent about the delay, we hope to offer some valuable technical information for those planning or troubleshooting their own electronics manufacturing processes. We’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do Okay,

Microwaves & RF Video Interview with Bruce Devine at IMS 2017

Microwaves & RF stopped by our booth at IMS last week and shot a quick video of Bruce talking about our new SM200A spectrum analyzer. We’re big fans of Microwaves & RF… their ability to cover news quickly and comprehensively is very appreciated in the tech industry!

IMS Day 3 – Wrapping It All Up

I knew it would be a bit different today when I saw folks with IMS badges headed towards the beach with flip flops on instead of the conference center. Granted, the show floor was still really busy, but people definitely had the island vibe on the mind just as much as they did work. This

IMS Day 2 – Use Cases, and Future Cheesesteaks

As a hardware developer, we love real-world use cases. The reason for this is pretty obvious. It takes a lot of time, energy, and financial resources to build new hardware. If we have enough feedback from folks letting us know exactly what they want and how they want to use a device, we can design

SM200A 20 GHz Spectrum Analyzer Video Intro with CEO Bruce Devine

We shot a quick (okay, 5 minutes or so, but quick enough) video of Bruce talking about our new 20 GHz spectrum analyzer, due on the market in October of 2017 (Editor’s Note—Now December of 2017). Watch the video and get the details on the new device, and why we built it. Any questions? Let

Day 1 – Thoughts from the IMS Trade Show Floor

Hosting the International Microwave Symposium in Honolulu is interesting, especially when contrasting with the show in San Francisco last year. Taking place in one of the greatest tech hubs on the globe, the 2016 show in the Moscone Center was packed to the gills with participants, exhibitors both large and small, and media representatives. The

Day 0 – IMS 2017 Setup Day

As far as trade shows are concerned, setup days aren’t really that exciting, but they are a lot of work. We unpack the crate and take a few hours to configure everything, crossing our fingers that every cable and connector made it into the box. For us, if everything goes well, we can have our

A Bit of Pre-IMS Craziness

With this year’s International Microwave Symposium taking place next week, we’re wrapping up some last-minute tasks before the show. This year, though, is a bit different than the last couple of years. In addition to the gathering of the trade show bits and bobs making sure we have all the gear that we need (things

EMC Precompliance Testing Experience Enhanced in Spike 3.1.7 Update

While not a sweeping update to the spectrum analyzer software, Spike 3.1.7 does bring quite a few changes to the table – especially in the area of EMC precompliance testing. Satisfying one of our most requested features, EMC Precompliance analysis mode now offers more configurable path loss tables—twice as many, in fact—for a total of