Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

JUNE 1997 VOL. 17, NO. 7


COVER STORY

PRODUCT SURVEY: MICROWAVE SIGNAL SOURCES
Don't Overspecify Microwave Sources
When you buy a microwave signal source, you can't help acquiring some capabilities you don't need. But if you overspecify your source, you're throwing away money.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor


FEATURES

DEVICE TEST
IGBTs and MOSFETs Require High-Power Tests
Tests that ensure the reliability of power semiconductors must account for the devices' special characteristics and behavior.
Stephen F Scheiber, ConsuLogic Consulting Services, Schenectady, NY

EMBEDDED TEST
On-Chip-Debug Simplifies Embedded-System Test
On-chip debugging lets you get at the heart of an embedded system for testing and debugging.
Craig A. Haller, Macraigor Systems, Brookline Village, MA

VXIBUS TEST
Simple Steps Keep Test Cabinets Cool
Judicious placement of instruments, cooling fans and vents, and temperature and airflow sensors is all you need to keep test cabinets out of heat's harmful way.
Gil Bassak, Contriting Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

PC-BASED TEST
Interface Circuits Control Real Devices

ENVIRONMENTAL TEST
Thermal ESS Requires Close Monitoring

ATE
Know Your IC Interface Devices

DATA ACQUISITION
Beware When Powering Down Your Equipment

BENCHTOP INSTRUMENTS
Test Battery Chargers with Load Simulator


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Analog Circuit Benchmark Being Developed
	Acquire Data with the Web
	HP, Fluke Announce Distributor Agreement
	Editor's Desk
	SMTA to Host Series of Seminars
	Analog Drift
	Tektronix and Fluke Seffle Lawsuit
	DYM Acquires DataVision Software
	Calendar 
	How to Contact T&MW
	Corrections
	Letters

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
 	DSO Line Expands
	VXlbus Board Accepts Daughtercards 
	ATE Features More Pins
	Tester Overcomes Conflicting Requirements
	Analog Circuits Get Test Automation Tools 80
  	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications Test
	RF/Microwave Test
	Fiber-Optics/Electro-Optics Test
	EMC Test
	ATE
	Inspection Equipment
	Environmental Test
	Software
	New Literature

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