Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

MARCH 1997 VOL. 17, NO. 4


COVER STORY/SPECIAL SECTION

VXIBUS-BASED TEST REFERENCE

VXlbus Product & Service Locator

VXlbus System Integrators

T&MW's VXlbus Product Survey

VXlbus Reference Material


FEATURES

PC-BASED TEST
Make Visual Basic Talk to Word

Send data to Word and print reports while tests keep running.
Dan DeStefano, Gnostech, Warminster, PA

ATE
Don't Fail Good Boards

By understanding false failures in board testing and the trade-offs involved in eliminating them, you can improve both the speed and quality of your testing.
Ted T. Turner, Hewlett-Packard, Loveland, CO


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL
Test Engineers Can Champion SPC

Engineers can use small projects to prove the worth of SPC.

COMPONENT TEST
How to Measure Contact Resistance

When measuring connector contact resistance, you'll need instruments and techniques designed to measure resistance values close to 0.

RF/MICROWAVE TEST
Use RF Accessories for LF Testing

If you need adapters and accessories for your audio and video testing, look no further than your RF/microwave accessory drawer.

DATA ACQUISITION
Think Broadly When Buying Data-Acquisition Systems

How you choose data-acquisition and data-analysis equipment is just as important as what you do with it.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Standard Defines Methods for Event Detection
	IES Releases Standard for Clean Rooms
	UK Firm Merges with Everett Charles
	International Standards Get New Numbers
	Editor's Desk
	Web Site Provides DSP Info
	WPT Acquires Two Companies
	Subsidiaries Get New Name
	Analog Drift
	Calendar
	How to Contact T&MW
	Letters

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Easy-to-Use Scope/DMM Costs Less Than $1000
	Major Card Player Enters PC-Based ATE Market
	Automate Fixturing and Testing
	BIST Lets You Test ICs At-Speed
	Vision Software Runs Under NT
	High-Speed A-to-D Board Runs on PCI Bus
	Programming Package Revs Up to Higher Speeds
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Fiber-Optics/Electro-Opties Test
	ATE
	Inspection Equipment
	Environmental Test
	Catalog/Product Listings
	New Literature

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