Test & Measurement World

The magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

NOVEMBER 1995 VOL. 15, NO. 12


COVER STORY

PC-BASED TEST
Windows 95 Changes Instrument Software
Timing, latencies, and drivers will have an impact on PC-based instruments, but don't expect huge improvements in measurement performance just because you change operating systems. Tamra Pringle, National Instruments


FEATURES

VXIBUS-BASED COMMUNICATIONS TEST
Developing Production Testers Takes Teamwork

Three engineers share the lessons they learned while developing a VXIbus-based tester. Mike Dewey, GenRad; Jim Gullo, AT&T; and Guy Hetu, Tektronix

TEST SYSTEM INTEGRATION
Revitalize Functional Board Testers

Don't shelve your benchtop tester just yet; by integrating a few test techniques, you can give your low-cost tester new life. William Stark, Array Analysis

PRODUCT SURVEY: DATA ACQUISITION
PCMCIA Cards Enter the Instrumentation Mainstream

PCMCIA cards let you take measurements and control instruments with notebook computers. Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

FAILURE ANALYSIS
What is IC Failure Analysis, Anyway?

ENVIRONMENTAL TEST
Environmental Testing Myths Laid to Rest

EMC TEST
Walk the Path to the European CE Marking

EMC TEST
Use Statistics to Monitor ESD

EMC TEST
Think Before Shielding Your ESD Simulator

ISO 9000
Ten Common Misbeliefs About ISO 9000


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Canada and US Recognize Testing Labs
	Booklet Simplifies ISO 9000
	National Instruments Announces FaxBack Service
	Editor's Desk
	Thermocouple Data Comes on a Disk
	Analog Drift
	How to Contact T&MW
	CPLDs Incorporate Boundary Scan
	Test Nondestructively
	IEEE 1149.5 Standard is Now on Sale
	Letters
	Nominations Being Accepted for Test Engineer of the Year Award

PRODUCT UPDATE

	EXPANDED PRODUCT SECTION
	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Trigger on Abnormalities
	Software Tracks Quality Data
	T&M Software is Ready for Windows 95
	Circuit-Board Design for the Telecommuter
	Software Tools Test Embedded Systems
	Automatic Testing/ATE
	Envrionmental Test
	Inspection
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems
	Communications
	RF/Microwave Test
	Software
	ESD Control
	Product Focus
	New Literature

Editorial Masthead & Editorial Charter
Sales Staff
Advertiser Index

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