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Analog Test Signal Generation Using Periodic Sigma Delta-Encoded Data Streams
Analog Test Signal Generation Using Periodic ÓÄ-Encoded Data Streams presents a new method to generate high quality analog signals with low hardware complexity. The theory of periodic ÓÄ-encoded bitstreams is presented along with a set of empirical tables to help select the appropriate parameters of a bitstream. An optimization procedure is also outlined to help select a bit sequence with the desired attributes. A large variety of signals can be generated using this approach. Silicon implementation issues are discussed with a specific emphasis on area overhead and ease of design. One FPGA circuit and three different silicon implementations are presented along with experimental results. It is shown that simple designs are capable of generating very high precision signals-on-chip. The technique is further extended to multi-bit signal generation where it is shown how to increase the performance of arbitrary waveform, generators commonly found in past and present-day mixed-signal testers. No hardware modifications are required, only the numbers in memory are changed. Three different calibration techniques to reduce the effects of the AWG's non-linearities are also introduced, together with supporting experimental evidence. The main focus of this text is to describe an area-efficient technique for analog signal generation using ÓÄ-encoded data stream. The main characteristics of the technique are: · High quality signals (SFDR of 110 dB observed); · Large variety of signals generated; · Bitstreams easily obtained with a fast optimization program; · Good frequency resolution, compatible with coherent sampling; · Simple and fast hardware implementation; · Mostly digital, except an easily testable 1-bit DAC and possibly a reconstruction filter; · Memory already available on-chip can be reused, reducing area overhead; · Designs can be incorporated into existing CAD tools; · High frequency generation.
Electronic Instrument Handbook
Design, select and operate the latest electronic instruments. Now in an up-to-the-minute third edition, the bestselling Electronic Instrument Handbook, by top technical author Clyde F. Coombs, Jr. and over 30 leading experts, helps you design, select and operate conventional, virtual, and network-based electronic instruments. From calibration, traceability standards, data acquisition, transducers, analog-to-digital conversion, signal sources, processors and microprocessors, power supplies and more, you move on to current and voltage measurement, signal- and waveform-generation, frequency and time measurement and circuit element measurement instruments, microwave passive devices and digital domain instruments. You learn what every instrument type does.. how it works...and how to get the most out of it. You'll also zero in on: *Instrument systems *Software and connectivity for instrumentation -- including network connections...instrument drivers...graphical user interfaces...virtual instruments and software defined instruments *Distributed and networked instrumentation, including smart sensors and the Internet *Much, much more!
GeoMeasurements by Pulsing TDR Cables and Probes
GeoMeasurements by Pulsing TDR Cables and Probes examines Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) research and provides information on its use as a robust, reliable, and economical production tool.Common uses for TDR technology include telecommunications and power industries, but the text examines applications such as measurement of moisture of unsaturated soils; detection of fluids for leak and pollution; measurement of water levels for hydrological purposes; measurement of water pressures beneath dams; and deformation and stability monitoring of mines, slopes, and structures.Chapters discuss:· basic physics of signal generation, transmission, and attenuation along the coaxial cable· probe designs and procedures for calibration as well as the variation in probe responses to changes in water content and soil mineralogy· variations in waveform characteristics associated with cable, deformation, cable calibration, and installation techniques for metallic cables in rock· several cases demonstrating the use of TDR cables in soil as well as weathered and soft rock· a rationale for the use of compliant cable in soil· the use of metallic cable (MTDR) and optical fiber (OTDR) to monitor response of structures· sensor/transducer components, connections from the sensors to the TDR pulser/sampler, and system control methods· available software for transmission and analysis of TDR signatures The diverse interest and terminology within the TDR community tends to obscure commonalities and the universal physical principles underlying the technology. The authors seek to crystallize the basic principles among the seemingly divergent specialties using TDR technology in geomaterials. By examining varied experiences, GeoMeasurements by Pulsing TDR Cables and Probes provides a synergistic text necessary to unify the field.
Instrumentation and Instrument Buses
An ATE consists of discrete instruments capable of applying stimuli and making accurate measurements under the control of a computer. You will learn how each of these elements does its job and what realistic expectations you can have.
Magnetic Sensors and Magnetometers
Whether you’re an expert or new to the field, this unique resource offers you a thorough overview of the principles and design of magnetic sensors and magnetometers, as well as guidance in applying specific devices in the real world. From exploring sensor and magnetometer properties for optimum system design… to the testing and calibration of precise magnetometers for full utilization, this book serves as your complete reference. You get practical approaches to selecting the right sensors for specific applications and advice on starting the development of a customized device. The book covers both multi-channel and gradiometric magnetometer systems, special problems such as cross-talk and crossfield sensitivity, and comparisons between different sensors and magnetometers with respect to various application areas. Miniaturization and the use of new materials in magnetic sensors are also discussed. A comprehensive list of references to journal articles, books, proceedings and webpages helps you find additional information quickly. Supported with 315 illustrations and 340 equations. Contents: Basics – Magnetic Quantities and Units. Magnetic States of Matter. Magnetic Materials for Sensor Applications. Sensor Specifications. Induction Sensors – Air Coils. Search Coils With a Ferromagnetic Core. Noise Matching to an Amplifier. Design Examples. Other Measuring Coils. Fluxgate Sensors – Orthogonal-Type Fluxgates. Core Shapes of Parallel-Type Fluxgates. Theory of Fluxgate Magnetometer. Principles of Fluxgate Magnetometers. Exitation. Tuning the Output Voltage. Current-Output (or Short-Circuited) Fluxgate. Noise and Offset Stability. Crossfield Effect. Designs of Fluxgate Magnetometers. Miniature Fluxgates. ac Fluxgate. Multiaxis Magnetometers. Fluxgate Gradiometers. Magnetoresistors – AMR Sensors. GMR Sensors. Hall-Effect Magnetic Sensors – Basics of the Hall Effect and Hall Devices. High Electron Mobility Thin-Film Hall Elements. Integrated Hall Sensors. Nonplatelike Hall Magnetic Sensors. Magneto-Optical Sensors – Faraday and Magneto-Optical Kerr Effects. Sensors of Magnetic Fields and Electric Currents. Geometric Measurements. Resonant Magnetometers – Magnetic Resonance. Proton Precession Magnetometers. Optically Pumped Magnetometers. Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) – Introduction. SQUID Sensors. SQUID Operation. Input Circuits. Refrigeration. Environmental Noise (Noise Reduction). Applications. Other Principles – Magnetoimpedance and Magnetoinductance. Magnetoelastic Field Sensors. Biological Sensors. Applications of Magnetic Sensors – Biomagnetic Measurements. Navigation. Military and Security. Automotive Applications. Nondestructive Testing. Magnetic Marking and Labeling. Geomagnetic Measurements: Mineral Prospecting, Object Location, and Variation Stations. Space Research. Testing and Calibration Instruments – Calibration Coils. Magnetic Shielding. Magnetic Sensors for Nonmagnetic Variables – Position Sensors. Proximity and Rotation Detectors. Force and Pressure. Torque Sensors. Magnetic Flowmeters. Current Sensors. Sensors Using Magnetic Liquids. Magnetic Sensors, Magnometers, and Calibration Equiptment Manufacturers. List of Symbols and Abbreviations
Measurement and Calibration Requirements for Quality Assurance to ISO 9000
Quality assurance is of paramount importance for today’s businesses. This uniquely integrated approach to quality management focuses on the measurement and calibration requirements that are key to the achievement of ISO 9000. The cross-disciplinary approach makes this well-structured text an invaluable asset both to engineers concerned with the development, implementation and maintenance of quality systems and to managers wishing to gain an insight into quality assurance issues. Features include: · Examination of the requirements of ISO 9000 benefiting readers who are constructing new quality systems or updating existing schemes · Description of the mechanisms for assessing the sources of measurement error and quantifying their effect allowing the engineer to pinpoint problems · Discussion of the general principles of measurement and calibration procedures enabling the reader to formulate a quality control strategy · The comprehensive review of measurement and calibration procedures for process parameters qualifying the reader to select appropriate instruments · Coverage of environmental management systems satisfying ISO 14000 enabling companies to demonstrate their commitment to responsible manufacturing
Random Vibration, Shock Testing, HALT, ESS, HASS Measurements, Analysis and Calibration
Upon completion of this short course, you will be able to measure vibration and shock, calibrate vibration and shock measurement systems, convert measured data into a test program, interpret vibration and shock test requirements, conduct vibration and shock tests, design suitable vibration and shock test fixtures.
RF Measurements of Die and Packages
The explosion in the wireless industry, coupled with the higher frequencies in today’s digital integrated circuits (IC) has made vital the need for accurate IC testing. This is the first book dedicated to the issues surrounding RFIC testing. An important resource for RFIC designers and high-frequency digital IC designers, IC test engineers, and IC manufacturing test engineers, this ground breaking resource helps you perform high-accuracy RF measurements of die and packages in the RF test lab, employ RF coplanar probes for accurate on-wafer characterization, and troubleshoot and utilize coplanar probes and test fixtures to extend their lifetime. Moreover, the book shows you how to build RF test systems for noise, high-power, and thermal testing, and de-embed the test system’s parasitic effects to get the die’s RF performance. This timely resource defines the essential elements in an RF system, explains where errors can be found in such a system, and shows how to mathematically remove them with calibration. It discusses the construction of both coplanar and high-volume testing membrane probes. The book details how to use coplanar probes to characterize individual die on the wafer, describes three popular RF test systems, and concludes with an explanation of how to characterize packages. Contents: Preface. Introduction. Calibration. Probes and Fixtures. Planarization. Repeatability. Performing Device Characterization. Characterizing Packaged Parts and Empty Packages. Summary: the Future. Appendix.
Traceable Temperatures: An Introduction to Temperature Measurement and Calibration, 2nd Edition
The accurate measurement of temperature is a vital parameter in many fields. A critically important aspect of applying any temperature sensor is that of traceable calibration - a concept that has been developed to ensure that all measurements made are accurate and legally valid. This timely new edition reflects the marked move towards ISO accreditation in measurement laboratories internationally, and the ever increasing emphasis on adequate uncertainty analysis for measurements in accredited laboratories to conform to national and international bodies, and the SI and Metric treaty. · Fully revised and updated to incorporate the latest trends and developments in measurements and calibration · Provides information concurrent with the latest ISO Quality Standards for assessing the uncertainty of measurement sensors · Offers detailed converage of traceability, how to make traceable measurements and how to design, carry out and report calibration · Unique emphasis on possible problems in the field, and provision of practical advice on how to recognise and treat errors. An essential reference resource for practising and training engineers, scientists and technicians in accredited test and calibration laboratories involved in temperature measurement and calibration.
Vibration and Shock Distance Learning
Thousands of Power Point slides and a number of images and video clips teach you about vibration and shock basics, control, instrumentation, calibration, analysis and testing. Course outlind includes the following: Introduction, Classical sinusoidal vibration, Resonance effects, Torsional vibration, Control of dynamic motion, Steady-state vibration measurements, Sinusoidal vibration calibration, continuous systems, Analysis of complex motion, Types of tests, Electrohydraulic shakers, Multiple EH shakers, Electrodynamic shakers, Power amplifiers, Sine test standards, Random vibration, Measurement and analysis of random vibration, Random vibration testing standards, Controlling random vibration tests, Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Accelerated Testing and Screening, Mesuring mechanical shock, SRS - The Shock Response Spectrum, Mechanical Shock Testing, Modal Testing
Vibration Testing: Theory and Practice
Vibration Testing: Theory and Practice not only shows how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in using modern instruments and methods but also covers all the important elements involved in conducting vibration tests, and builds an understanding of the theory through practical applications in laboratory and field environments. Based on the author's 30 years of experience in vibration testing and research, this clearly written, logically presented book: · Provides a review of the fundamentals of vibration theory · Brings the theory and practice of vibration testing up to date with all current instrumentation and research data · Covers transducers, their calibration as well as their limitations · Includes a complete chapter on vibration test specifications · Helps develop a sense of how instruments work individually as well as how they function as part of a testing environment · Includes practical examples that can be used for personnel training purposes Addressing concerns of both experimental researchers and product testers, and covering a wide range of field and laboratory situations, Vibration Testing: Theory and Practice is an extremely useful book for anyone striving to achieve meaningful results in vibration testing. Vibration testing is used to analyze the integrity of systems in a variety of applications that range from circuit boards and aircraft to steam turbines and home appliances. Conducting these tests in either the field or laboratory involves the use of data analyzers, instruments, and vibration exciters. The use of equipment and interpretation of test results require considerable understanding of vibration phenomena as well as analysis and experimental concepts. Consequently, the user of this equipment can be the dominant influence on the quality of test results. Vibration Testing: Theory and Practice is a step-by-step guide that shows how to obtain meaningful experimental results via the proper use of modern instrumentation, vibration exciters, and signal-processing equipment, with particular emphasis on how different types of signals are processed with a frequency analyzer. Also included are techniques for reading test results effectively and a discussion of how the test system's own dynamics can influence test results. Using practical lessons to introduce the theoretical aspects of vibration testing, the book covers all basic concepts and principles underlying dynamic testing, explains how current instruments and methods operate within the dynamic environment, and describes their behavior in a number of commonly encountered field and laboratory test situations. Vibration Testing: Theory and Practice deals with a wide range of product and production testing involving vibration, acoustics, and noise problems in the vibration-testing environment, whether relating to industrial applications or experimental work. It is an invaluable resource for graduate students, research-ers, and practicing engineers in aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering.
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