Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

AUGUST 1997 VOL. 17, NO. 9


SPECIAL SECTION - SPACE TEST

SYSTEM TEST
Lunar Prospector Tester Simulates Moon and Sun
A test system built from off-the-shelf components tests the spacecraft from assembly to launch.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor

DEVICE TEST
Understand Radiation Hardening
Manufacturers design devices for different levels of protection from radiation, but you must decide how much protection your circuits need.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor

DATA ACQUISITION
Crash-Testing the Mars Lander
Here's how JPL simulated a crash-landing on Mars.
Gregory L. Davis, JPL, Pasadena, CA

ENVIRONMENTAL TEST
Use Solar Array Simulators
To test space electronic systems, you must simulate the power output of solar panels.
Isaac Benatar, Hewlett-Packard, Rockaway, NJ


FEATURES

PC-BASED TEST
Wavelets Extract High and Low Frequencies
Wavelets are powerful tools that can help you analyze signals and compress data, but you first have to know how to use them.
John Hanks and Mahesh Chugani, National Instruments, Austin, TX

EMC TEST
Test CMOS Devices for ESD Immunity
Electrostatic discharge can destroy CMOS ICs, but it can also cause subtle performance degradation.
Carl Duffy, Advanced Micro Devices, Austin, TX

PRODUCT SURVEY: INSPECTION
Frame Grabbers Focus on the PCI Local Bus
New frame-grabber boards rely on the PCI Local Bus for high-speed data transfer.
Jon Titus, Editoral Director


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	New Firm Tests Mixed-Signal ICs
	Draft Standard Amends HBM Test Methods
	Fiber Measurement Systems Get Calibration Standard
	Editor's Desk
	EMC Standard Published
	Gold Contacts
	Calendar
	How to Contact T&MW

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Generator Family Tests Telecom Products
	Plug-in DSOs Have 2-GHz Bandwidth
	Turn Your Printer Poa into a DSO
	Frame Grabbers Answer Many Needs
	RF Power Meter Is for Lab or Field
	RF Power Meter Has Many Functions
	Data Analysis Software Gets C++ Math Library
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications Test
	ATE
	Environmental Test
	New Literature

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