Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

JANUARY 1997 VOL. 17, NO. 1


COVER STORY

COMMUNICATIONS TEST

How Do You Test MPEG-2 Transport Streams?
Testing MPEG video products requires generating and analyzing bits, bytes, packets, and protocols.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


FEATURES

DEVICE TEST
Meet Synchronous Memory Test Challenges

To test SDRAMS, your memory tester must operate at higher speed, have addressing and control capabilities, and be able to overcome many obstacles to successful results.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor

PC-BASED TEST
Evaluate Relays for Automated Test Stations

Perform your own tests that go beyond the manufacturer's specs before you design relays into a test station.
Kevin Buffi, Coto, Providence, RI

PRODUCT SURVEY: LOW-FREQUENCY FUNCTION GENERATORS
Select Function Generators Carefully

Function generators can produce any type of waveform or modulation that you need.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

EMC TEST
ESD Testing Is a Good First EMC Test

If your equipment passes an ESD test, then it may pass other EMC immunity tests as well.

INFORMATION SOURCES
Find NIST Data On- and Off-Line

Find NIST information on-line, and get printed copies from several sources.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Directory Lists US Standards Groups
	Nepcon West to Include Test Forum
	New Tester Measures Thin Films
	Editor's Desk
	Near-Field Measurement Lab Opens
	HP and Fluke Join Forces
	Rows & Columns
	CD-ROM Provides ESD Training
	Calendar  
	How to Contact T&MW
	Letters

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
 	Chamber Performs EMI Tests
	VXI-Based ATE Tests Mixed-Signal Products
	Digital Source Tests FO Systems
	Audio Analyzer Uses DSP for All Measurements
	Control PCI Boards Under Windows NT
	Write Windows NT Drivers Quickly
	Test Digital Telecom Products
	Cameras Provide Digital Outputs
	PCI Bus Gets Family of Boards
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications Test
	ATE
	Inspection Equipment
	Environmental Test
	Software
	Catalog/Product Listings
	New Literature

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