Active Technologies srl was founded in 2003 as a spin-off of the Università di Ferrara, thank to the knowledge acquired by its co-founders in the design of high-performance measurement systems dedicated to the parametric characterization of non volatile memories. In particular the company developed and commercializes a test equipment called RIFLE (Research Instrument for FLash Evaluation). Since November 2003, 25 RIFLE systems have been installed (Belgium, China, Germany, Israel and Italy). In 2007 a new test equipment has been presented, with increased performance. Besides the test equipments dedicated to non volatile memories, the company has recently developed a series of general purposes test systems, such as logic analyzers and arbitrary waveform generators.