Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

APRIL 1997 VOL. 17, NO. 5


COVER STORY

DEVICE TEST
Probing Impossible? Analog Boundary Scan Comes to the Rescue

With discrete components shrinking to the size of fly specs, you must forget about using probing for test access and start thinking about analog boundary scan.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor


FEATURES

COMMUNICATIONS TEST
Computer Telephony Cards Require Rigorous DTMF Testing

While there are many tests to perform when qualifying new designs, DTMF performance is perhaps the most critical.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor

SOFTWARE
Control Excel from Visual Basic

Plot test data in the background and show charts in test reports.
Dan DeStefano, Gnostech, Warminster, PA

PRODUCT SURVEY: EMC TEST
Precompliance Test Kits Find EMI Problems

Locate emissions before going to a test lab.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

FIBER-OPTICS TEST
Verify FO Power-Meter Calibration In-House

ENVIRONMENTAL TEST
Overcome the Split-Band Vibration Dilemma

STAND-ALONE TEST INSTRUMENTS
Service Your Own Handheld DMM

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES
401 (k) Plans Help You Save for Retirement


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	T&MW Presents Test Awards at  Nepcon West
	Editor's Desk
	Rows & Columns
	IEEE Seeks Input on 1149.1 and P1149.4
	Web Site Lists Used Equipment Dealers
	How to Contact T&MW
	JEC Publishes IR Standard
	Calendar

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Run Digital Virtual Tests on Mixed-Signal Designs
	High-Speed IR Camera Captures Thermal Data
	DSO Runs Fast and Slow
	Force Test Station Checks Switches
	Meter Is Three Instruments in One
	Math Software Views Data
	Test for Conducted RF Immunity
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications Test
	RF/Microwave Test
	ATE
	Inspection Equipment
	Environmental Test
	Software
	New Literature

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