Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

OCTOBER 1998 VOL. 18, NO. 11


COVER STORY: OSCILLOSCOPES

Meet Most Measurement Needs
A general-purpose instrument, the scope measures analog and digital signals.
Martin Rowe, Senior Technical Editor

Program Your Scope from a PC
Proper programming lets you correctly initialize a DSO, then capture waveforms and measure signal parameters.
Helen Muterspaugh, Hewlett-Packard, Colorado Springs, CO


FEATURES

ATE
Timing Innovations Serve Logic and Mixed-Signal ATE

Timing-generator, pattern-generator, and deskew functions used in high-speed semiconductor technologies improve the testing of processors, memory, and mixed-signal devices.
Allan Armstrong, Vitesse Semiconductor, Camarillo, CA

FIBER-OPTICS TEST
Fibre-Channel Tests Facilitate Gigabit Data Rates

Before you can test fibre-channel communications at 1 Gbps, you need to know more about how such communications take place.
Neil Edmunds, Xyratex, Havant, UK


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

EMC TEST
Check Your Test Bench's Power Quality

Harmonics on the power line can affect instrument performance.

INSPECTION
Linescan Cameras Expand Image Resolution

Linescan cameras acquire images a slice at a time.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Nominate a Product for a Best in Test Award
	Initiative Moves Boundary-Scan Tools to Web
	Editor's Desk
	Competitors Urge Cooperation on Test Resources
	Analog Drift
	Convert Measurements Quickly
	How to Contact T&MW
	Calendar
	Letters

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	System Measures Surface Temperatures
	500-MHz Engineering Test Station Supports 512 I/0 Pins
	Tool Suite Supports Tcl Development
	Palm Pilot Gets Temperature Model
	Frame Grabber Captures Large Images
	Communications Test
	Computer-Controlled Test Instruments
	EMC Test
	Software
	Fiber-Optics Test
	Inspection
	ATE
	RF/Microwave Test
	Environmental Test
	Test Instruments
	New Literature

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