Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

AUGUST 1996 VOL. 16, NO. 9


COVER STORY

SALARY SURVEY
T&MW's 1996 Salary Survey
You'll be interested to know what your colleagues make, but you might be just as interested in some of the other things we uncovered in this year's survey.
Jon Titus, Editoiial Director


FEATURES

DEVICE TEST
Measure and Calculate Device Thermal Parameters

This short course in thermal measurements will give you a working knowledge of an often puzzling subject.
Gary E. Dashney, Motorola Semiconductor, Phoenix, AZ

RF/MICROWAVE TEST
Test Your Spread-Spectrum Products

Because spread-spectrum transmission is being incorporated in many communication products, you need to be familiar with the technology.
Richard Schwarz, Sigtek, Columbia, MD

INSPECTION EQUIPMENT
IR Systems Tackle Electronic Inspection Tasks

Infrared inspection systems can pick up problems that other inspection systems can't detect.
Jon Titus, Editorial Director


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

PC-BASED TEST
Synchronize Timing of Computer Measurements

Your PC's internal clock does not keep accurate time.

PC-BASED TEST
Shaft Encoder Triggers DSO Measurements

Pulses from a shaft encoder trigger a display of magnetic field vs. angle.

TEST INSTRUMENTS
Locate and Correct Ground Bounce

Digital circuits can create changes in ground potential causing system errors.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Which New Product Do You Think Is Best?
	New Edition of PC/104 Resource Guide
	Editor's Desk
	Compliance FAQ Now Available
	NIST Seeks Information from Test Labs
	Gold Contacts     
	Free VXIbus Technical Booklet 
	EMC Lab Group Issues Technical Opinions 
	How to Contact T&MW
	Calendar      

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	System Detects Defects on 300-mm Wafers 
	Handheld Counters Display Waveforms 
	Test Voice and Data Services  
	Software Accurately Places and Measures SMT Devices    
	Simulate the ISDN Network   
	Stress Your Fiber-Optic Pafts   
	Math Software Runs Under Windows 
	Mixed-Signal Tester Has Low Cost of Ownership    
	Fast SMD Handler     
	EMC Test       
	ATE        
	Inspection      
	Environmental Test     
	Software       
	Test Instruments     
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems  
	Communications Test

Editorial Masthead and Editorial Charter
New Literature
Sales Staff
Advertiser Index

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