About technology trends

20.01.10

Regular readers of this newsletter know that Metrolab is investing heavily in a new generation of instruments, in particular the THM1176 and PT2026. But what’s new? Many of the changes are driven by industry trends: faster and denser electronic components, high-performance processors, digital signal processing, high-level development tools, standardized high-speed interfaces, and complex graphical user interfaces. We exploit these developments to fulfill our own technological agenda, for example flexible data acquisition systems and reusable firmware/software components. The end result should be an instrument that is easier to use, easier to manufacture, easier to maintain, and – hopefully – offers even better performance. And, of course, provides me with interesting work! 

Sylvain Dembski, Metrolab Development Engineer