Test & Measurement World

The magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

FEBRUARY 1996 VOL. 16, NO. 2


COVER STORY

BOARD TEST
The Future is Self-Test
Right now you are testing the boards, but the long-range goal is for the boards to test themselves.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor


FEATURES

SOFTWARE TEST
Interrupts Are the Key to Real-Time Software Tests

To test real-time software, you need to know how your system's interrupts work and what they do.
Roger Crooks, Tektronix

VXIBUS-BASED TEST
Use VMEbus Cards in VXIbus Systems

Integrating VMEbus cards into VXIbus systems is possible, but it takes work. Compatibility issues include mechanical fits, electrical connections, software drivers, and interrupt handling.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor

PRODUCT SURVEY: RF/MICROWAVE SPECTRUM ANALYZERS
Find the RF Spectrum Analyzer That Meets Your Needs

Define your needs and carefully analyze specifications before selecting an RF microwave spectrum analyzer.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

INSPECTION
X-Ray Laminography Evaluates Solder Joints

X-ray laminography gives you clear information about hidden solder joints.

DIGITAL VIDEO
Gain Insight into Digital RF Video

Digital video signals are different from their analog counterparts and require their own measurement techniques.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	It's Time to Renew
	Verilog Becomes a Standard
	Lab Certifies Products Bound for Canada
	ITC Solicits Papers
	Editor's Desk
	Workshop Offers Informal Test Forum
	1995--Longer By a Second
	Gold Contacts
	DSP Software for Free
	Wiring Tester Finds a New Home
	Standardize Report Formats
	Letters

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Software Eases Image Analysis
	New Generation of Memory Testers
	Calibrate Time and Frequency in a Single Box
	Instrumentation Programming for Windows 95
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Test Instruments
	EMC Test
	RF/Microwave Test
	Communications Test
	Envrionmental Testing
	ATE
	Electronic Design Aurtomation
	Inspection
	Software
	New Literature

Nepcon Product Roundup
Editorial Masthead and Editorial Charter
Sales Staff
Advertiser Index

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