Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

MAY 1996 VOL. 16, NO. 6


COVER STORY

TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT
Calibration Counts in Temperature Measurements
Calibrating your temperature meter is only half the job. Probes need calibration, too.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


FEATURES

MIXED-SIGNAL TEST
DSP Improves Video Mixed-Signal Testing

DSP-based ATE provides the faster test times and greater test coverage needed to test mixed-signal video ICs.
Bryan J. Banish and David J. Derian, Teradyne, Boston, MA

DATA ACQUISITION
What Is DSP All About?

Digital signal processing lets you process discrete samples much as you'd process analog signals.
Jon Titus, Editorial Director

PC-BASED TEST
Digital I/O Products: Data Acquisition to ATE

Boards and boxes are available for applications ranging from triggering alarms to simulating entire computer buses.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

VXIBUS-BASED TEST
Research Your VXl bus System Components

Here's now one engineer solved compatibility problems when using a register-based module.

DATA ACQUISITION
Calculate an ADCs Effective Bits

The effective number of bits represents an ADC's true performance.

ENVIRONMENTALTEST
Adventures in Telemetry Data Gathering

Avoid locking-in your instrumentation settings too early in a project.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	HP's David Packard, Dead at 83
	Editor's Desk
	Cognex Acquires Isys
 	Notebook PC Video Spec Approved
	Gold Contacts
	Verilog Embraces Analog Language
	Nepcon Hosts VXI Test Center
	How to Contact T&MW
	EMC Nowsgroup Forms
	NlWeek Conference Scheduled for August
	Optical Measurement Standards Being Developed

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Power-Supply Tester Plugs into ISA Bus
	Colors Highlight Board Defects 
	Here's Your Automated Test Cell 
	Handheld DMMs Have Dual Display
	Data-Acquisition System Replaces Strip Chart Recorders
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications Test
	RF/Microwave Test
	Fiber-Optic/Electro-Optic Test
	ATE
	Inspection
	Environmental Test
	Software
	Automotive Test
	New Literature

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