Test & Measurement World

The magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

OCTOBER 1995 VOL. 15, NO. 11


COVER STORY

DEVICE TESTING
Meet the Challenge of Testing Microcontrollers
Inexpensive microcontrollers find widespread use in consumer products, but testing them can be as challenging as testing their more complex microprocessor relatives. Stephen F. Scheiber, ConsuLogic Consulting Services


FEATURES

ADD-IN TEST PRODUCTS
So, You Want to Use DSP?

You don't have to spend years studying signal-proocessing theory to use DSP boards, but do expect to spend some time on the learning curve. Martin Rowe, Technical Editor

PRODUCT SURVEY: POWER-QUALITY ANALYZERS
Get to Know Power-Quality Analyzers

Power analysis can help you determine how your electronic products will disturb other equipment connected to nearby power lines. Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

FIBER-OPTICS TEST
Attenuators Calibrate Optical Power Meters

You can calibrate optical instruments for dynamic accuracy with basic equipment and a simple procedure.

ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION
Plan Fine-Pitch Assemblies for Effective Probing

You can effectively probe dense assemblies that use fine-pitch components if you plan ahead for your testing needs.

QUALITY CONTROL
Overcome Your SPC Software Misconceptions

Don't let ocmmon misconceptions stand in the way of adopting SPC software.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Award Evaluators Sought
	Accelerated-Test Standard Released
	Intellmatec Unloads Handlers
	Students Test Meters
	Publisher's Letter
	Fiber-Optic Association Forms
	Help Us Define a VXIbus-Based Tester
	Electronics Questions Answered
	Rows & Columns
	How to Contact T&MW
	HP Expands Web Site
	SEMI Opens Web Site
	Calendar
	GenRad and HP Settle Suit
	Engineering Formulas Available on CD-ROM
	Letters
	ILC DDC Buys Natel Line

PRODUCT UPDATE

	MICROWAVE & RF PRODUCTS
	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Emulate Networks When Testing Cellular Modems
	Parametric Test System Offers High Accuracy
	Calibrator Now Does Scopes
	Scope Modules Sample at 1 GHZ
	Probes Sniff Out EMI
	Automatic Testing/ATE
	Envrionmental Test
	Inspection
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications
	Electro-Optics/Fiber-Optics Test
	EMC Test
	Software
	ESD Control
	New Literature

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Test Engineer of the Year


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