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EMC+SIPI Recap: How to Verify EMC Transient Waveforms
August 28, 2017
At this year's IEEE EMC+SIPI Symposium, Advanced Test Equipment Rentals' Jamison Berg, Electrical Engineer, and Gabe Alcala, Business Development Manager, provided a demonstration titled "Hands-On Verification of EMC Transient Waveforms: CE, Automotive, MIL-STD-461."
The FCC & Wireless Devices: System vs Modular Approval
August 10, 2017
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) regulates the radiation standards that all electronic components must comply with. The official stance of the FCC is a standardization of "interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable." The goal is to make sure devices aren't radiating at frequencies or power outputs that are outside predefined ranges, and could cause interference or harm to the surrounding environment, equipment, or people.
Jamison Berg and Gabe Alcala to Speak at EMC+SIPI 2017
August 01, 2017
The IEE EMC+SIPI Symposium, perhaps the most highly anticipated EMC event of the year, is just around the corner. Hosted in our nation's capital, the 2017 Electromagnetic Compatibility and Signal and Power Integrity Symposium will once again provide education that spans training sessions, interactive workshops and tutorials, experiments, demonstrations, as well as socializing and networking opportunities.
Technology is Changing – Test Standards Will Follow
July 27, 2017
Some pretty amazing things are happening in science and tech today. We're living in an era where advanced technology has allowed us to create even more at an exponential pace.
How Grid Simulators Are Shaping Transportation of the Future
July 20, 2017
When we think of grid simulators and their applications, we often imagine grid testing. It's true – grid simulators are frequently used as AC power supplies for turnkey test purposes and other battery management uses.
Five Unexpected Uses for Thermal Imaging Cameras
July 13, 2017
Often used for inspection of electrical panels, piping and other infrastructure, thermal imaging cameras may seem like they have a pretty clear-cut line of duties. However, these heat-seeking devices have experienced somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, and are becoming increasingly useful, even cropping up in specialized smartphone cases to give ordinary people a chance to play heat detective. Engineers aren’t the only ones who use infrared technology anymore – here are five unexpected ways you can put a thermal imaging camera to use. 
Why Temperature Monitoring Is Crucial to Patient Safety
July 06, 2017
If you go into your medicine cabinet and pull out a bottle of pain relievers, you’ll find a tiny inscription that instructs you to keep the bottle at room temperature.
The Future of Electric Car Batteries Could Be…Water?
June 28, 2017
As we continuously move toward greener technology and energy, electric vehicles (EV) have moved from an elite acquisition to something more attainable for the masses.
These Five Problems Will Kill Your Electrical System
June 21, 2017
It takes routine maintenance and knowledgeable engineers to keep an electrical system running smoothly.
RED Tuesday Is Here…Are You Ready?
June 13, 2017
In 2014, the European Commission adopted a new series of rules regarding the production and distribution of radio equipment into the European market.
Solid State vs. Traveling Wave Tube – How to Choose the Right Amplifier
June 08, 2017
You may not think you need to do much preliminary research before selecting an amplifier. There is a lot of transparency and educational supplements from manufacturers that explain what each product can do, empowering you to make an educated choice.
The True Cost of Site Downtime and Why Testing Often is So Important
May 31, 2017
An unfortunate reality of working with machinery and equipment – no matter how advanced – is that the risk of issues, disruptions, or flat out equipment failure is always present.
The Fatal Errors of Primary and Secondary Current Injection Testing
May 24, 2017
One question we often see in the industry revolves around current injection testing – namely, what is the difference between primary and secondary current injection.
How Protective Relay Systems Can Save Electrical Engineers
May 17, 2017
Frequently found in medium and high-voltage systems, protective relays help ensure the safety and reliability of today's electrical power systems.
Rack Mountable Rentals 101
May 10, 2017
Lately, we've received some questions about renting equipment in 19" racks that range from 12U up to 42U, and the benefits of an ATEC custom rack.
Three Unique Applications for XRF Technology
May 03, 2017
Lithology, Analyzing Artifacts, and Improving Fuel Efficiency
Site Survey Safety
April 26, 2017
With the ubiquity of handheld devices and other electronics, there has been a growing concern about electromagnetic frequency (EMF) – or more accurately, radiation frequency (RF).
The Importance of Three-Phase Testing for Electrical Applications
April 18, 2017
Three-phase testing devices, like the OMICRON Testrano 600, are crucial to completing tests quickly, accurately, and safely. Because you can run three tests simultaneously, you'll have to set up for that round of tests just once, as opposed to going back and forth to the power transformer each time.
What’s The Solution to The Increasing Demand for Electric Vehicles? Grid Simulators.
April 12, 2017
The demand for cleaner energy and sustainable technology is becoming greater across various industries. The automotive industry is no exception, and has shifted focus to produce electric vehicles in order to grow with the market.
Renting vs. Buying – Why Rental Equipment Can Save You Money, Time, and Maintenance
April 05, 2017
When it comes to test and measurement equipment, you can probably make a solid case for either renting or purchasing.
Five of the Latest Solutions for MIL Standards
March 29, 2017
As technology and its innumerable capabilities grow, so too do the standards by which the world measures for compliance. There have been multiple revisions and updates to MIL Standards, and with that, equipment suited for testing has also adapted to keep up with the changes.
Fluke DSX-5000 vs DSX-8000
March 22, 2017
Fluke just released the latest in copper cabling equipment, the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer. Now part of the Versiv Cable Certification Family, the DSX-8000 joins the likes of the DSX-5000, an earlier generation cable analyzer, to offer accurate, error-free certification.
ATEC Features World’s First Certified Category 8 Field Tester
March 16, 2017
A global leader in providing test equipment rental solutions, Advanced Test Equipment Rentals now carries the Fluke DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer.
Three Test Models for ESD Guns, and Why They Matter
March 09, 2017
A vital piece of EMC equipment, ESD testing is necessary for a device to receive a CE mark (a symbol that denotes whether or not a product is allowed to be sold legally within the European Economic).
ATEC Offers the Best Rental Solutions to Suit Your Flicker & Harmonics Needs
March 02, 2017
At Advanced Test Equipment Rentals, we’re dedicated to offering the best rental solutions to suit your needs: which is why we carry Newtons4th Flicker & Harmonics testing solution.
ATEC Expands its EMC Flicker & Harmonics Capabilities, Offers Testing Up To 75Amps/Phase
January 24, 2017
ATEC announced that it now carries the Newtons4th PPA5531 Flicker & Harmonics Analyzer and IMP753 3 Phase Impedance Network.
ATEC Business Development Manager Elected Chairperson of San Diego Section of IEEE
January 17, 2017
Gabe Alcala, Business Development Manager at ATEC, has just been elected Chairperson of the San Diego Section of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Now Offers Industry Leading Teseq NSG 3150
January 12, 2017
ATEC has announced that it now carries the newly released Teseq NSG 3150.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) Now Rents the Pacific Power Source AFX Series
September 01, 2016
ATEC has entered into an agreement with Pacific Power Source to carry a fleet of new 3150 AFX Sources for short and long term rentals.
News from the EMC Symposium Exhibition
August 17, 2016
This year, the EMC Symposium Exhibition took place at the Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON Canada.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) Will Carry The Megger TRAX
June 02, 2016
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) has entered into an agreement with Megger to carry the Megger TRAX Transformer and Substation Test System.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) Now Rents The AE Techron 3110
May 12, 2016
ATEC has entered into a partnering agreement with AE Techron to carry the 3110 Audio-Bandwidth Standards Waveform Generator for short and long term rentals.
Gabe Alcala to Speak at IEEE ISPCE 2016 Conference
April 26, 2016
Gabe Alcala Secretary of IEEE San Diego Section, and Quality Manager at Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC), will be in Anaheim, CA to speak at the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE) May 16 – 18.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) Now Rents the EMC Partner AVI3000
April 14, 2016
ATEC has entered into a partnering agreement with EMC Partner to carry the AVI3000 Indirect Lightning Generator for rent. The AVI3000 tests outside electromagnetic interference on products, helping to determine whether or not the device under test can stand up to indirect lightning.
Can NASA Reclaim The Innovation Narrative?
April 13, 2016
The aerospace and defense industry is facing a crisis. Since 2008 there have been public projections of a labor force shortage. Many engineering majors straight out of college begin working for web-based companies, or choose careers in non-traditional fields.
Does The Fluke Versiv DSX 5000 Replace The DTX Cable Analyzer?
April 07, 2016
Is it really time to upgrade from the DTX? Fluke says absolutely. They mention that though "you might want to use it forever… that [would] be a very costly plan."
The Radiated Susceptibility Testing Starter Kit
March 22, 2016
Do you literally have what it takes to produce radiated susceptibility? Whether you have done signal testing before, or are new to the field, it is always good to go back to basics. Here is a list of the top must-haves for testing radiated susceptibility from signal generators to antenna accessories.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals and NH Research Announce 9200 Rental Agreement
March 20, 2016
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) and NH Research, Inc. (NHR) today announced an agreement for ATEC as an authorized rental partner of the NHR 9200 Battery Test System.
ATEC Rentals Offers Fluke Networks OptiView XG
March 19, 2016
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) today announced an expansion of its authorized rental distributor agreement with Fluke Networks to include the Fluke Networks OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet, the first tablet specifically designed for network engineers.
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals Now Rents Fluke 1736 Power Loggers
March 17, 2016
Advanced Test Equipment Rentals (ATEC) now rents Fluke 1736 power loggers for data collection of power, voltage, current, harmonics and other power quality values. ATEC—a leading rental company of test and measurement equipment for a variety of industries including power, energy, and utility—has added the Fluke 1736 to an extensive inventory of rental equipment.
What Do Companies Look For In Engineers?
March 03, 2016
Here at Advanced Test Equipment Rentals we work with our own staff of engineers in-house, as well as our clients who are in the product development world. Life changing technologies are produced at an inspiring pace; opening the door for a constant influx of new engineers. Whether it is a temporary position, or a direct hire, finding the right skill set and personality fit are crucial to a company's success.
Empower RF Systems and Advanced Test Equipment Rental Announce New Rental Partnership
April 27, 2015
Empower RF Systems provides best in class RF and Microwave amplifiers and modules from 10Khz to 6Ghz with 10 watts to 10 Kilowatts output power- ideal for wireless infrastructure testing and radiated immunity compliance testing with field strengths that go beyond 200V/m CW and 2000V/m pulsed, and well aligned for demanding automotive, military, communications, and aerospace requirements. ATEC is one of the largest rental companies of test equipment for telecommunications, aerospace, semiconductor, consumer electronics and many other sectors.