Test & Measurement World

The magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

DECEMBER 1995 VOL. 15, NO. 13


COVER STORY

BEST IN TEST AWARD
The Best in Test Awards
Choose the Test Product of the Year from the top 11 test products inroduced between November 1, 1994, and October 31, 1995.


FEATURES

USER INTERFACES
Create the Optimum User Interface

Before you develop an automated test system, talk to users to understand their needs. Properly planning an interface can pay off by improving the test process. Alan Hilton, Wiltron Co.

DEVICE TEST
Test Complex Digital Boards with Boundary Scan

Developing your first boundary-scan test can be difficult, but the long-term benefits are worth the effort. Lars Eerenstein, Philips Research Labs

SIGNAL SOURCES
Design a Low-Cost Signal Source

You don't always need expensive equipment to produce waveforms. Here are two ways to create test signals with low-cost components. Martin Rowe, Technical Editor

PRODUCT SURVEY: MICROSCOPES
Keep Your Eye on Microscopes

When it's time to buy a microscope, there's no substitute for research and hands-on tests. Jon Titus, Editorial Director


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

SIGNAL CONDITIONING
Compenste for Impedance Errors

Sensor source impedance, instrument input impedance, and capacitance can produce errors.

AUDIO TEST
Get Wide Dynamic Range with FFT Spectrum Analyzers

Select the proper measurement technique so you can see the true picture of a signal.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	PCMCIA Card Info Available Online
	Device Library Available on Windows CD-ROM
	NIST Advances Toward New Voltage Standard
	Editor's Desk
	ASTM Moves Its Headquarters
	Asian Test Symposium Issues Call for Papers
	Rows & Columns
	How to Contact T&MW
	Magazine Addresses Web Site Developers
	Ask the Editors
	Analog Language Finds a Home

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
	Troublshooting System:  Don't Call It ATE!
	Modular Tester Generates and Analyzes ATM Cells
	Turnkey In-Circuit Tester Packs Full Capabilities into a Small Space
	Trigger on SDH/SONET Bits
	ITC Report:  Hardware and Software Vendors Show Off Their Wares
	Automatic Testing/ATE
	Envrionmental Test
	Inspection
	Test Instruments
	Computer-Controlled Test Instruments
	Communications Test
	Software
	Electro-Optics/Fiber-Optics Test
	Catalog/Product Listings
	New Literature

Editorial Masthead & Editorial Charter
Sales Masthead
Advertiser Index

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