Test Cafe

- August 12, 2016

Larry Desjardin provides architectural commentary and business insight on topics related to electronic testing, with a particular focus on modular instrumentation and 5G testing.


Frost and Sullivan: PXI dominates modular market, AXIe rising

  • 09.21.2016

A new Frost and Sullivan study shows healthy growth for modular instruments, particularly PXI and AXIe. Read More...

Autotestcon: the happiest place on earth

  • 09.18.2016

See the newest modular instruments targeting the mil/aero market from Autotestcon. Read More...


The path to 5G is getting a little clearer

  • 08.12.2016

Larry Desjardin reports on recent developments in 5G, and what it means for the test and measurement industry, from NIWeek. Read More...

National Instruments’ NIWeek Trifecta

  • 08.02.2016

Larry Desjardin lists the top three announcements from Day 1 of NIWeek. Read More...


1982 editorial about computer security gets it right

  • 07.29.2016

Review a 1982 editorial about computer security, and contemplate the future 60 years from now as artificial technology combines with the Internet of Things. Read More...

NI vector signal transceiver to be major weapon in the fight for 5G

  • 07.12.2016

Larry Desjardin dives into the new National Instruments VST, and explains why it could be called Very Slick Technology. Read More...

The first killer app for 5G wireless may not even be mobile

  • 07.08.2016

What will be the first 5G killer application? Not mobile. Larry Desjardin makes the case that it could be fixed internet access. Read More...


Is 5G mmWave right around the corner? Not so fast.

  • 06.18.2016

Every service provider and equipment manufacturer feels compelled to belly up to the 5G saloon’s bar, and place their mmWave pistol on the table. Larry Desjardin opines that this doesn’t mean large-scale deployments are soon to follow.Read More...

The virtual reality of 5G – Part 2 (measurements)

  • 06.01.2016

Larry Desjardin looks for 5G test products at IMS, and focuses on LitePoint, Keysight, and National Instruments. Read More...

The virtual reality of 5G – Part 1

  • 05.30.2016

Larry Desjardin roams the halls of the International Microwave Symposium in search of the justification for 5G. Read More...

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