Check and Measurement: A decline, then a rebound predicted for the take a look at gear market


Research firm TechNavio predicts a short-term slump in the automated test equipment market as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, followed by a recovery and growth through 2024.

TechNavio said the industry “can expect negative growth in the short term as the business impact of COVID-19 spreads”. Ultimately, however, the company expects the automated test equipment market to grow by $ 1.47 billion through 2024 as markets rebound from the pandemic and grow at a rate of around 4% per year.

Most of the growth in the industry is being driven by the accompanying growth in consumer electronics and the need to test these devices. The strongest regional growth is expected to come from China.

In other test news:

– –Viavi solutions announced this week that the OneAdvisor-800 all-in-one tool has been expanded to include 5G New Radio and LTE signal analyzer capabilities to streamline cell site maintenance. The testing company stated that the OneAdvistor-800 now “consolidates all major 5G and 4G cell site installation and integration tests” and provides support for fiber, coaxial cable testing, passive intermodulation detection, front haul testing, and spectrum / signal analysis.

In related news from Viavi, the company said that Three Ireland has selected its Nitro Mobile solutions for network visibility and service. Three Ireland has more than 2 million customers and recently launched a 5G network.

– –Tektronix The company has made some improvements to its TekScope PC software to make it easier to manage test instruments while working remotely and to respond to customer demand during the global pandemic.

With the multi-scope analysis function of TekScope PC, remote users can now view and analyze data from up to 32 channels from multiple scopes simultaneously in the same interface, “without having to be physically next to a scope or in the test environment,” the company said. It is compatible with all Tek oscilloscopes.

“Tektronix has accelerated the development of TekScope for customers as the global COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way engineers work and where they work,” the company noted that many engineers have moved into “off-scope” environments. With the multi-scope analysis function, customers can remotely control the acquisition settings for all scopes at the same time without having to set up each scope individually, Tek said.

– –Keysight Technologies had a number of announcements this week including a customer win with the carrier Elisawho will use Keysight’s Cloud Peak cloud infrastructure testing software to design and deploy a 5G virtualized network; and another deal, this one with the 5G base station provider innocencewill use Keysight’s User Equipment Emulation (UEE) solution platform to test the performance of O-RAN compliant small cell infrastructure.

Keysight also announced the availability of its new Infiniium 8-channel oscilloscope, the EXR series, through its worldwide sales channels and distributors. The new EXR Mixed Signal Oscilloscope has seven built-in applications, all of which support general debugging – including its scope functions, a digital voltmeter, waveform generation, Bode plotter, counters, log analysis, and logic analysis. It supports up to eight analog channels working simultaneously at 2.5 GHz, with 16 independent digital channels, according to the company.

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