Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

SEPTEMBER 1998 VOL. 18, NO. 10


COVER STORY

TELECOM TEST
Make the Call with Caller ID Testing

Telephony products with caller ID require testing at the physical and data-link layers.
Martin Rowe, Senior Technical Editor


FEATURES

PC-BASED TEST SOFTWARE
Writing an ActiveX Control

A custom control lets you add features to Visual Basic and Microsoft Office that let you control I/O eards.
Michael T. Freeman, Home Wireless Networks, Norcross, GA

SOFTWARE
Windowing Functions Improve FFT Results

Flexible windowing functions let you adjust frequency and leakage effects.
Richard Lyons, TRW, Sunnyvale, CA


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

INSPECTION
Color Plays a Role in Inspection

Color inspection systems now offer advantages over monochrome systems.

MIXED-SIGNAL TEST
Guidelines Lead to Good Mixed-Signal Test

Additional logic IC designers get good results from mixed-signal device testers.

INSTRUMENTS
Measure a Changing Duty Cycle

Measuring duty cycle can involve "hidden" timing issues.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	SOC Packages Challenge Test
	Change Instruments Without Changing Code
	PXI Alliance Formed
	Strip Test Handles Multiple SOICs
	Editor's Desk
	Beta Software Tackles W-CDMA
	Rick's Rework
	How to Contact T&MW
	Calendar
	Letters

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	RF Meter Takes 200 Power Readings Per Second
	Customized Microwave Switch System Serves Automated Test Systems
	PCI Image Processor Includes DSP Chip
	Scopes Resolve 12 Bits
	Field Instruments Measure Antenna Signals to 18 GHz
	Companies Offer New Memory Testers
	Inspection Software Accounts for Variations
	Scope Measures Without Electrical Connections
	Environmental Test
	Automated Testing/ATE
	Test Instruments
	EMC Test
	Computer-Controlled Test
	Communications Test
	Fiber-Optics/Electro-Optics Test
	Software
	Catalog/Product Listings
	New Literature

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