Test & Measurement World

The Magazine for Quality in Electronics
A CAHNERS PUBLICATION

DECEMBER 1996 VOL. 16, NO. 13


COVER STORY

BEST IN TEST

The Best in Test Awards
Our editors have made their selections for the best test products of the year; now it's time for you to cast your vote.


FEATURES

FIBER-OPTICS TEST
Use a New Technique to Characterize FO Amplifiers

By modulating an optical amplifier, you can use a small noise signal to measure gain vs. wavelength.
Joachim Vobis, Hewlett-Packard, Santa Rosa, CA

BOARD TEST
Emulators Test Complex Circuit Boards

No longer just a design and development tool, emulators can make your microprocessor-based board testing easier.
Billy Fenton, International Test Technologies, Dublin, Ireland

PRODUCT SURVEY: CALIBRATION SOFTWARE
Software Automates Instrument Calibration

Calibration software helps you get repeatable test results and keep accurate records.
Martin Rowe, Technical Editor


TEST TIPS & TECHNIQUES

DATA ACQUISITION
Capture Fast Analog Signals with Your PCs Printer Port

A simple circuit you can build acquires high-resolution analog data quickly.

VXIBUS-BASED TEST
Check Cooling Needs of VXlbus Systems

To avoid a system overheat, check the specs before you assemble a system.

ENVIRONMENTAL TEST
Simplify Your Relative Humidity Determinations

Minimize your measurement errors, then use a Basic program to obtain accurate results.


TEST CLIPS

	New Product Alert
	Interim Standard for Mobile Communications Testing
	Team Delivers Analog Boundary-Scan Technology 
	Measure On-Chip Signals and Timing
	Editor's Desk
	Teradyne to Integrate Interfaces
	ASC to Market Boundary-Scan Tools
	Analog Drift
	Amkor Acquires Navell Test Labs
	General Scanning Acquires View Engineering
	Calendar  
	How to Contact T&MW

PRODUCT UPDATE

	Gadgets & Gizmos
 	ITC Report: Product Integration and Vendor Cooperation Highlight ITC    
	Test Your Mixed Signal Super Chips 
	VLSI Tester Has 400-MHz Data Rates  
	Imaging Software Serves High-Volume Needs 
	Frame Grabber Runs on PC/104 Bus  
	Tool Captures and Plays Data Streams  
	Probe Station Has Four Configurations  
	Calibrator Raises Its Temperature to 650°C 
	Inspection Equipment    
	Environmental Test      
	Software       
	Test Instruments     
	Computer-Controlled Test Systems 
	Communications Test    
	Fiber-Optics/Electro-Optics Test  
	EMC        
	Catalog/Product Listings   
	New Literature       

Advertiser Index
Editorial Masthead and Editorial Charter
Sales Staff

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