Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

OCTOBER 1997 VOL. 17, NO. 11


COVER STORY

PC-BASED TEST
PCI Bus Cards and PCs Must Be Compatible
Differences in motherboards, PCI chip sets, and PCI interfaces on plug-in cards can lead to incompatibilities. The more you know about what's in your PC, the more likely you are to get a card that runs.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


FEATURES

DEVICE TEST
Timing: The Key to Rambus Testing
Here's how your testing challenges will grow as the operating speeds of Rambus devices increase.
Joel M. Goldberg, Technical Editor

FIBER-OPTIC TEST
Three Measurements Characterize FO Transmitters
You can determine how well your fiber-optic transmitter will work in a complete communication system by making some key measurements.
Greg LeCheminant, Hewlett-Packard, Santa Rosa, CA

PRODUCT SURVEY: SPC SOFTWARE
Big Issues Drive SPC Software Choices
Look at broad, key issues before you invest in an SPC software package.
Jon Titus, Editorial Director


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

SAFETY TEST
Meet the Low Voltage Directive's Requirements

PC-BASED TEST
Control Instruments Directly from Excel 5

BENCH INSTRUMENTS
Express Equipment Uncertainty in Percentages

BENCH INSTRUMENTS
Use True RMS When Measuring AC Waveforms

FAILURE ANALYSIS
Failure Analysis Demands Cooperation

INSPECTION
Overcome Your Misconceptions About Thermal Imaging


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	HP Holds VXlbus User Meetings in Boston Area
	NIST RF Antenna Maintains Signal Integrity
	High-Speed IEEE 488 Endorsed
	Editor's Desk
	T&MW Seeks Nominations for Best in Test Awards
	Rows & Columns
	National Instruments Acquires nuLogic
	Calendar
	How to Contact T&MW

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Test Clusters Through Boundary Scan
	Software Offers Advanced Plotting Features
	Test CDMA Phones on the Bench
	Use Your PC for Boundary-Scan Testing
	Calibrator Increases Its Workload
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications Test
	RF/Microwave Test
	Fiber-Optics/Electro-Optics Test
	EMC Test
	Automated Test Equipment
	Inspection
	Environmental Test
	Software
	New Literature

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Sales Staff
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