Come by our booth to see our new RF / Microwave Signal Generators, Femtosecond Digital Delay Generators and our industry leading Isotope Identifiers.
Berkeley Nucleonics, a California scientific instrumentation manufacturer, has officially released Eagle 3.8.5, a powerful update to it’s Isotope Identification Algorithms and Handheld Instrumentation Operating system.
New features in the OS, which can be field updated, address common requirements from users across different disciplines. Workers in radiation safety, health physics or emergency response are all benefitting from features such as:
- Enhanced “Review Spectra” capabilities
- Customizable Trigger Lists (CTL) can be created by the user on a PC with factory assistance.
- Food Contamination Measurements - users gain the ability to quantify radiation contamination in the field along with their real time radionuclide identification.
With the latest release of the Eagle Operating System 3.8.5, BNC provides users of the SAM 940 with a quick review feature to display the most recent spectra(s) captured at the push of a button. Another handy feature is to review only the most recent 10 Spectra.
Customized Trigger Lists (CTL) allow users to set up instrumentation for application specific activities. Because the SAM isotope identifiers serve a cross section of user fields, we have added CTLs so users can narrow down the windows of isotopes of interest. An inspector may have a very different mission requirement than a hospital Radiation Safety Officer. CTLs enable quick program management and simplify the end-user tasks.
The Food Contamination Measurement feature enables users to make readings, presumably in a known geometry, and then convert the radiation levels into contamination in Becquerel / Kilogram. A computer is not required and the data need not be transferred off of the SAM 940 Isotope Identifier.
New Feature - Review Recent Spectra
Quickly refer to your ten most recently acquired Spectrum Reports
Starts with the most recent, then press Previous to review the next most recent spectra in descending order.
New Feature – Custom Trigger List / Custom Nuclide Library
The default trigger list is the ANSI list, but a new “User” trigger list can be selected in the Field Settings menu, and this “User” list can be easily edited by using PC with a CF card reader.
New Feature – Food Contamination Measurements
Measure radiation activity in food, water, and soil samples. Menu driven instructions to easily perform the necessary Efficiency Calibrations for making these specific measurements.
Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation is a leading manufacturer of precision electronic instrumentation for test, measurement and nuclear research. BNC has its corporate headquarters in San Rafael, California with several additional manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout the United States. Founded in 1963, BNC has been a recognized leader in the field of isotope identification and conducts hundreds of short courses on radiation detection and isotope identification for Federal and State agencies.
Workshop on RF and Microwave Signal Generation and Measurement Coincides with APS Conference
A free workshop covering techniques for RF/Microwave signal generation and measurements is available to the technical community during the 2013 American Physics Society annual meeting. A total of 120 spots are available on a first come first serve basis with registration available at http://info.berkeleynucleonics.com/APS-2013 .
The workshop is sponsored by Berkeley Nucleonics (BNC Corp) and is held as part of the APS conference just after exhibit hours at the Hilton Baltimore, Key Ballroom 3 on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30‐7:30PM. BNC will also have a booth at the APS Show which runs from March 18 - 22. This workshop will give researchers and engineers in the RF/Microwave field an in-depth overview of techniques for signal generation and measurement, along with hands on activities using instrumentation and software tools. “The APS Conference was selected as one of several venues well suited for this workshop by Berkeley Nucleonics,” comments Alex Palm, RF Product Line Manager. “The community of Physicists attending cover a wide range of applications and demand is growing for RF and Microwave products and training.” The American Physics Society is widely recognized as the leading US organization of physicists and publishes the world-renowned Physical Review and Physical Review Letters.
The use of RF and Microwave signal generators has exploded as communications and defense requirements worldwide grow rapidly. The increasing demand of wireless devices create a need for higher frequencies, stimulating job opportunities and industrial growth in critical market segments such as radar, remote sensing, remote control, sensors, navigation, surveillance, electronic warfare, radiometers, plasma research, and imaging.
About the Company — Berkeley Nucleonics is a leading manufacturer of Pulse and Digital Delay Generators, Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators and RF/Microwave Signal Generators. The company recently introduces the Model 845 20GHz Signal Generator, a breakthrough in performance, size and low power consumption. BNC has its corporate headquarters in San Rafael, California with several additional manufacturing facilities and sales offices located throughout the United States. Founded in 1963, BNC has been a recognized leader in the Test and Measurements field. Learn more..