Hiden has expanded the performance of its ESPion Langmuir-style electrostatic plasma probe. A new user-accessible Bohm criterion function in the ESPionSoft probe operating program enables data compensation in low-temperature collisional plasma at pressures up to atmosphere. Operating in both RF and DC plasmas, the system reports electron density or energy distribution, electron temperature, ion density, plasma potential, and floating potential. ESPion uses software-controlled gating circuitry to provide high-resolution segmented temporal analyses through pulse frequencies up to 3 MHz and 62.5 ns acquisition trigger resolution. Both continuous and pulsed plasma processes can be monitored, and probes can be operated in static and dynamic modes. Hiden Analytical Inc, 37699 Schoolcraft Rd, Livonia, MI 48150,www.hideninc.com

Release 2018b of MathWorks’ MATLAB and Simulink product families features new capabilities, bug fixes, and significant enhancements. The Deep Learning toolbox, which replaces the Neural Network toolbox, provides a framework for designing and implementing deep neural networks. MathWorks has joined the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), an open format for sharing deep-learning models, to enable collaboration between users of MATLAB and other deep-learning frameworks. With the ONNX converter in R2018b, users can import and export models from supported frameworks such as PyTorch, MxNet, and TensorFlow. Other updates to R2018b include new capabilities for code generation, signal processing and communications, and verification and validation. The MathWorks Inc, 1 Apple Hill Dr, Natick, MA 01760-2098,www.mathworks.com

The latest release of OriginLab’s data analysis and graphing software, Origin and OriginPro 2019, offers more than 75 new features, apps, and improvements. A new Start menu with a search feature works similarly to the Windows Start menu. Users can type keywords or phrases to quickly find and launch menu items and free apps, search for Origin project files in recently opened folders, access documents, and more. New graph types include violin plot, parallel plot, and cluster plot. Data Highlighting, Plot Highlighting, and Data Point Tooltip enhance interactivity with graph data. Other new features include conditional formatting of worksheets and a workbook dialog with built-in templates. Among new apps are Graph Maker, Stats Advisor, and Design of Experiments. OriginLab Corporation, One Roundhouse Plaza, Ste 303, Northampton, MA 01060,www.originlab.com

Keysight’s Infiniium UXR-series of oscilloscopes comprises models that range from 13 GHz to 110 GHz of true analog bandwidth. They are suitable for users working with any generation of double data rate, USB, PCIe, and other serial technologies; PAM4, 5G, and satellite communications; radar; and optical research. The Infiniium UXR-series delivers a low noise floor and 10-bit vertical resolution to ensure that measurements are not affected by oscilloscope noise and signals are represented accurately. As a result, eye diagrams are significantly more open, and true margins and performance can be determined. Sampling rates of 256 GSa/s/channel on 40–110 GHz models and 128 GSa/ s/channel on 13–33 GHz models allow for accurate reconstruction of high-speed signals. Up to four full-bandwidth channels with less than 35 fs rms of interchannel intrinsic jitter provide accurate timing and skew measurements. Keysight Technologies Inc, 1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1738,www.keysight.com

Bristol Instruments has added the model 137LS optical thickness gauge to its family of noncontact thickness gauges. It measures the thickness of materials up to 28 mm thick using light, so it can accommodate both hard and soft materials without damaging or deforming them. The 137LS delivers measurements with an accuracy of ±1 μm and a repeatability of ±0.05 μm. All material layers are measured simultaneously. For example, the critical dimensions of a glass tube, including top and bottom wall thicknesses and inner and outer diameters, are measured at the same time. The gauge may benefit users who develop and produce products such as medical tubing and multielement optical lens systems. Bristol Instruments Inc, 770 Canning Pkwy, Victor, NY 14564,www.bristol-inst.com

Spectrum Instrumentation has added 12 products to its family of LXI-based digitizerNETBOX data acquisition instruments. The DN6.59x series is designed for situations in which multiple signals need to be acquired, stored, and analyzed with high precision and accuracy. Users can select from models that provide 24, 32, 40, or 48 channels. The digitizers are based on the latest high-resolution, 16-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) technology. They come with a choice of 20, 40, or 125 MS/s maximum sampling rates and 10, 20, or 60 MHz bandwidths. Each channel of a digitizerNETBOX has its own ADC and signal conditioning circuitry. The ADCs share a common clock so that the acquisitions made on all the channels are fully synchronous and have zero phase error. Spectrum Instrumentation Corp, 15 Warren St, Ste 25, Hackensack, NJ 07601,https://spectrum-instrumentation.com

According to Zurich Instruments, its UHFQA Quantum Analyzer is the first commercial instrument dedicated to quantum bit readout. When combined with the company’s HDAWG Arbitrary Waveform Generator, it offers a complete solution for multiqubit control and measurement. With high speed and fidelity, the analyzer simultaneously measures up to 10 qubits and operates at 1.8 GSa/s with 10 configurable digital filters. Compared with unweighted filters, the UHFQA’s matched filters improve the signal-to-noise ratio and readout time significantly. A 10 × 10 matrix multiplication offers fully configurable cross-talk suppression. The result of the multiqubit-state measurement is made available on the 32-bit low-latency digital output for quantum error correction. The included LabOne software supports configuration and measurement. The UHFQA is suitable for demanding quantum computing applications involving superconducting and spin qubits. Zurich Instruments AG, Technoparkstrasse 1, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland,www.zhinst.com

Comsol has released the latest version of its software for creating physics-based models and simulation applications. Multiphysics version 5.4 provides performance improvements, additional modeling tools, and two new products. The Comsol Compiler lets users create stand-alone multiphysics applications that can be stacked into a single executable file for unlimited distribution and use with no additional license fees. The Composite Materials module features modeling tools for users working with layered materials. Users can combine that module with new functionality for layered shells available in the Heat Transfer and the AC/DC modules to perform multiphysics analysis such as Joule heating with thermal expansion. Productivity improvements include the ability to use multiple parameter sets in a model. Comsol Inc, 100 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803,www.comsol.com

Physik Instrumente’s 160-page catalog, Precision and Dynamics with Piezo Motor Stages, provides an overview of the company’s range of piezo-based single- and multiaxis standard positioning solutions with resolutions to below 1 nm. Along with piezo linear motors, rotation stages, and multiaxis motion systems, the catalog provides technical data, drawings, and integration options. The piezo drives are self-locking, do not generate magnetic fields, are not disturbed by them, and can be easily integrated mechanically. Appropriate versions are available for applications in vacuum. High-precision, piezo-based positioning systems for millimeter travel ranges are used in many fields, including high-resolution microscopy, optomechanics, and scientific instruments. Physik Instrumente LP, 16 Albert St, Auburn, MA 01501,www.pi-usa.us