Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

MAY 1997 VOL. 17, NO. 6


COVER STORY

DATA ACQUISITION
Don't Let Analog Inputs Lie to You

Data-acquisition systems can produce measurement errors if you don't use them properly, but the fixes are usually easy.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


FEATURES

INSPECTION
Apply Emissivity Properly for Better IR Measurements

An experimental setup lets you measure emissivity, a key factor in measuring temperatures in IR images.
Bernard R. Lyon, Jr., Inframetfics, Billerica, MA

DEVICE TEST
Extend IC and PCB Test Software to MCMs

You can test MCMs effectively by using a combination of IC and board test software and hardware.
Trent Cave, Integrated Measurement Systems, Beaverton, OR


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

DATA ACQUISITION
Four-Channel Digitizer Runs on a PCs Parallel Port

A simple circuit lets you convert four signals into Excel values.

PC-BASED TEST
Automate Calibration Procedures

Write a program that records instrument settings and plays them back.

STAND-ALONE INSTRUMENTS
Measure Bandwidth with a Signal Generator and Scope

You can measure and plot an amplifier's bandwidth with equipment you already have.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alerts 
	SEMs Get a Better View
	Probot and TTI Integrate Their Systems
	PC/104 Now Includes PCI 
	Editor's Desk
	Directory Lists Accredited Labs
	Electroglas to Acquire Knights Technology
	Gold Contacts
	Probe Manufacturer Opens for Business
	Calendar
	How to Contact T&MW
	Lefters

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	ATE Performs Card-Level and System-Level Telecom Tests
	Connect to Your ICs
	LabView Adds Configuration Helpers
	Software Operates Data-Acquisition Board from HP VEE 4.0 
	DMM Evolves into Multichannel System
	Write Instrument Drivers for Windows NT
	Performance Port Enhances ATE Capabilities
	Modular Burn-in System Provides Flexibility
	X-Ray System Homes in on BGA Contacts
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications Test
	Fiber-Optics/Electro-Optics Test
	EMC Test
	ATE
	Inspection Equipment
	Environmental Test
	Software
	New Literature

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