Test & Measurement World

The magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

JANUARY 1996 VOL. 16, NO. 1


COVER STORY

DATACOM TEST
Qualify Infrared Products Through Testing
Testing serial infrared products for compliance to standards requires verifying both physical properties and protocols.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


FEATURES

DIGITAL MULTIMETERS
Switching Systems Add Channels to DMMs

Setting up a scanner for multiple measurements takes planning, and switches may introduce measurement errors.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor

PRODUCT SURVEY: ENVIRONMENTAL TEST EQUIPMENT
The Baffling World of HALT/HASS

Before you select environmental test equipment for HALT/HASS, you need to define your tests.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

FIXTURING
No-Clean Flux Creates Board-Probing Problems

Potential testing problems caused by no-clean flux require your attention as early as the board design stage.

PC-BASED INSTRUMENTS
Device Drivers: Buy Them or Build Your Own?

Device drivers are readily available, but sometime you may need to write your own.

TEST INSTRUMENTS
Rent or Lease Test Equipment to Stay Current

Renting or leasing test equipment helps you keep up with technology's changes.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Don't Forget to Vote!
	VXIbus Consortium Adopts Communications Standard
	NEPCON West Scheduled for February
	Editor's Desk
	Newsgroup Talks Testing
	Rows & Columns
	How to Contact T&MW
	Omega Engineerring Acquires Vanzetti Instruments
	Technical Group Works on High-Speed Standard
	Letters
	ISA Merges with International Subsidiary

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Software Speeds Boundary-Scan Testing
	Tester Ensures Complete Fault Coverage
	Low-Cost ATE Available as Turnkey System
	Portable ATE Lets You Repair Boards in Field
	VXIBUS PRODUCTS
	VXIBUS LITERATURE
	Automatic Testing/ATE
	Envrionmental Test
	Inspection
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Instruments
	RF/Microwave
	Communications
	Electro-Optics/Fiber-Optics
	Catalog/Product Listings
	New Literature

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