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Advanced Topics in LabWindows/CVI
Take virtual instrumentation to the next level with high-level programming. * High-level programming with LabWindows/CVI * Live data display via Internet or intranet sources * Programmatic creation and control of GUIs * Data acquisition and VXI device communication * Graph control, table control, function panels, instrument drivers, and Open GL Unleash the true power of LabWindows/CVI when you employ the rich features of this programming environment. In this follow-up to his LabWindows CVI Programming for Beginners, Shahid F. Khalid presents the sophisticated techniques that allow experienced users to make the most of this virtual instrumentation powerhouse. The flexibility of LabWindows/CVI software means that you can build virtual instrumentation using Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C++ as well as ANSI C. Advanced Topics in LabWindows/CVI focuses on the use of C in an open software architecture. It is a project-oriented guide that will teach you to build applications using the more complex features of this programming environment. Applications include: * Live data acquisition via Internet or intranet sources using Data Socket technology * GUI controls created and manipulated in real time * Advanced features of graph and table controls * 3-D data plotting with Open GL * Communications with VXI devices using VISA * Creating and using function panels and instrument drivers The material is organized to present information with maximum clarity, keeping the reader in mind. For convenience, each chapter concludes with an explanation of the purpose and prototype of the library functions under discussion. Advanced Topics in LabWindows/CVI will give students and working professionals the tools to build and automate sophisticated virtual instrumentation for a world of applications.About the CD: The accompanying CD-ROM includes a demo version of LabWindows/CVI 6.0 that is included as a component of Measurement Studio and all the projects in the book in complete, ready-to-run form. Just load and run the projects as you work along with the text.
Analog and Mixed-Signal Boundary-Scan A Guide to the IEEE 1149.4 Test Standard
The Mixed-Signal Boundary-Scan Test Bus is the natural complement to the widely used Boundary-Scan IEEE Std. 1149.1, commonly known as JTAG. This new Mixed-Signal standard is called IEEE Standard 1149.4 and is mainly dedicated to the manufacturing test of analog and mixed-signal boards. But like the IEEE 1149.1 it can be used for many other purposes: the test buses and their digital control form a very general `analog data highway'. Increasingly, mixed-signal boards are gaining complexity, making their testing process extremely challenging. At the same time, IC complexity and technology are getting so sophisticated that testing ICs at the board level becomes very expensive. Embedding a part of the board tester on chip is the aim of the IEEE 1149.4. Analog and Mixed-Signal Boundary-Scan is a comprehensive treatment of the design, application and structure of the IEEE 1149.4. It updates the information on digital Boundary-Scan and addresses chip designers in a dedicated chapter containing guidance to easily build analog circuits including IEEE 1149.4. A basic metrology and a test strategy with the instrumentation needed for it are also described. Analog and Mixed-Signal Boundary-Scan is essential reading for researchers and professionals who need to understand IEEE Standard 1149.4 and its practical implementation in industry.
ATE Selection, Design and Programming
This course covers every aspect of a test engineer's responsibility. Participants will learn how to select an automatic test equipment (ATE) from the number of choices and generically different types available. You will learn how to build an ATE from instrumentation and other building blocks. You will learn the bussing requirements of the IEEE 488, VXIbus, and PC-based instruments. You will also learn the software issues. The course will teach you how to approach a functional test programming activity for digital circuits. (In the longer, three-day course, analog test programming is also covered.) Finally, you will learn test management issues, such as test program development estimation, acquisition and quality assurance.
Building your own ATE
You will learn how to put together an Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) from instrumentation built to the IEEE-488 (GPIB or HPIB) and VXIbus and PXI standards.
Communications Network: Test and Measurement Handbook
Assure peak efficiency and performance in any type of communications network! The explosive growth of digital communications networks, linking all parts of the globe has dramatically increased the need for tools and processes that ensure the ability of these vaious elements to operate together, set national and international standards, achieve local objectives for quality of service, and provide information that allows effective and proactive network management. Test and measurement instruments, systems and software provide these tools. This handbook explains how they work and how to use them in a set of clear and understandable chapters written by experts in their fields. Youll find everything you need to enhance performance in public and private networks, the Internet and cellular networks. Chapters describe how to select tools, develop and perform appropriate tests, and get information as well as data that ensures effective network and understanding on: Network operation parameters and success metrics; Hardware and software technolgies in communications; The Open Systems Interface (OSI) model; Analyses of network protocols, transmission errors, and physical connections; Development of effective tests for operation and performance of all types of networks; Selection of the most appropriate test and measurement tools; Development of information not just data. Let the Communications Network Test and Measurement Handbook guide you straight to optimum network performance.
Data Acquisition Techniques Using PCs
Data Acquisition Techniques Using Personal Computers, 2E offers all the information needed to implement a PC-based data acquisition system. The book covers all aspects of setting up a system ranging from sensors, to data acquisition cards, to PC hardware, to software. It shows how to include circuits that transform analog reality into digital data that the computer can understand. The coverage involves almost all areas of industry and applications of instrumentation in electrical engineering (ie. control, robotics), biomedial engineering, and mechanical systems.
Digital Storage Oscilloscopes
A wide range of oscilloscope models is available and it is quite difficult to select the right one for your application. This book includes a guide to all makes and models and will be best kept beside the instrument for instant reference. It will also be a most helpful guide to the subject for students and trainees. Ian Hickman is an experienced designer and author of best-selling titles. This handy book is bound to be in great demand. Radio and Electronics World Digital storage oscilloscopes have long since completely supplanted analog storage oscilloscopes and have reached a degree of sophistication and performance, which enable them to rival the most advanced real time oscilloscopes. In this comprehensive handbook, which provides a practical vade mecum for the engineer, Ian Hickman describes how they work and how to use them to best advantage.
Electrical Measurement, Signal Processing, and Displays
Provides descriptive figures and photographs Contains several references in each chapter Includes contributions from an international panel Covers an extensive range of topics Covering sensors, methods, hardware, and software, this book describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements of electric voltage, signal processing, and displays. It includes information processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction and analysis and their incorporation for control purposes. The articles provide equations that help engineers and scientists develop applications and solve problems that arise in fields not their specialty but effect their work. A concise and useful reference, the book supplies information on advanced applications, evaluative opinions, and possible areas for future study.
Electronic Test Instruments: Theory and Application
Offers an in-depth examination of basic measurement theory and how it relates to practical measurements. For those who are interested in learning about electronic measurements. DLC: Electronic instruments.
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!
Electronic Test Instruments: Analog and Digital Measurements , 2nd Edition
Electronic Test Instruments: Analog and Digital Measurements, Second Edition offers a thorough, unified, up-to-date survey of electronics instrumentation, digital and analog. Start with basic measurement theory, then master all mainstream forms of electronic test equipment through real-world application examples. This new edition is now fully updated for the latest technologies, with extensive new coverage of digital oscilloscopes, power supplies, and more.
ESD Program Management: A Realistic Approach to Continuous Measurable Improvement in Static Control
This is a revision of the highly successful electronic manufacturing guide, ESD Program Management: A Realistic Approach to Continuous Measurable Improvement in Static Control. This revision is comprehensive and explains how to develop, implement and manage an ESD control program, and includes up-to-date data, many new chapters, new case studies, and much more. New to this edition: + Extensive changes and additions to auditing techniques, cost benefits data, and materials evaluation. + Six new chapters on common myths, issues related to smaller companies, process controls, ISO 9000, material characterization, and training. + New case studies on field-induced failures in the factory, long-distance central office system upsets, and automation-caused failures. + Expanded coverage of the needs of smaller companies including discussion of common problems and cost-effective solutions. A training breakthrough is presented. Previously invisible ESD events can now be easily displayed for students at all levels -- `Seeing is believing' + Inclusion of new testing instruments such as the event detector and resistance probe. + The 12 critical factors in an ESD program have been updated to reflect changes and refinements in program management. The author has also included the latest information on handling procedures and requirements from the Lucent ESD Control Handbook. ESD Program Management: A Realistic Approach to Continuous Measurable Improvement in Static Control, Second Edition, is a refreshingly unbiased guide for electronic manufacturing and quality control professionals.
Grounding and Shielding Techniques
A step-by-step guide to solving noise and interference problems in the digital age The rapid growth of digital technology over the past decade has brought the analog world into direct contact with high-speed operations and electromagnetic processes--and created a host of new problems for designers. This new twist requires different approaches to issues of noise and interference in digital processing, high-speed communication, mass data storage, and high-frequency applications. Grounding and Shielding Techniques, Fourth Edition is entirely rewritten to reflect these new challenges. This highly effective tool for the management of interference problems in electronic equipment treats the fundamentals of electrostatics as they relate to electromagnetic phenomena. Specifically, this volume deals with the new interference problems created when analog designs are buried in the middle of hardware that must meet radiation and susceptibility standards. It features: * Effective techniques for handling noise problems in a variety of circumstances * Step-by-step instructions for building noise-free instrument systems * Strategies for reducing or eliminating noise in interconnecting systems * Expanded discussion of multishielded transformers * An overview of current trends to limit the use of transformers * Real-world examples of factors influencing electronic noise * Simplified, practical explanations of the physics of fields * Dozens of illustrations and a clear, readable text. Grounding and Shielding Techniques, Fourth Edition is a state-of-the-art problem-solving guide for electronic design engineers and technicians. It is also an extremely useful text for short courses on electronic noise.
IEEE-488 General Purpose Instrumentation Bus Manual
Written by a working designer of IEEE-488 installations, this guide covers GPIB addressing and communications, complete GPIB protocols and hardware (including the new IEEE-488.2 standard which has solved many of the user problems plaguing the GPIB in the past), programming requirements, and increasing systems performance. Includes examples of how real-world GPIB systems are designed, installed, and maintained; and nine appendices provide quick reference to IEEE-488.2 commands and queries and the electrical and mechanical specifications for IEEE-488 systems. Key Features * Written by a working designer of IEEE-488 installations, this book covers addressing and communications, protocols, hardware (including modems, expanders, and extenders), GPIB devices and functions, programming, and much more; You will discover how to * increase data acquisition and processing performance * design "human friendly" system interfaces * use "Tektronix standard" codes and formats
Instrument Engineers Handbook, Third Edition, Three Volume Set
You get: Three huge volumes: more than 4000 pages! Thousands of diagrams, charts, and tables Index with more than 10,000 entries Appendices that cover units, symbols, conversions, test procedures and calculations, suppliers' addresses and phone numbers, and much more Manufacturer product and contact information, domestic and overseas suppliers, and cost ranges This third edition of the Instrument Engineers' Handbook--most complete and respected work on process instrumentation and control--helps you: o Select and apply hundreds of process measurement and control instruments and analytical devices o Design the most cost-effective process control systems, optimizing production and maximizing safety The third edition covers all the latest advances in control hardware, transmitters, displays, DCS, PLC, and computer systems. It also provides in-depth coverage of control theory and shows how such unit processes as distillation and chemical reaction are optimized. Each section begins with a "Feature Summary," which provides quick access to specific information on cost, suppliers, ranges, and the accuracy of instrumentation. A fast reference for the data you need every day, Instrument Engineers' Handbook includes all the specifications, formulas, tables, and data you often need to look up on a moment's notice.
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.
Introduction to IDDQ Testing
Testing techniques for VLSI circuits are undergoing many exciting changes. The predominant method for testing digital circuits consists of applying a set of input stimuli to the IC and monitoring the logic levels at primary outputs. If, for one or more inputs, there is a discrepancy between the observed output and the expected output then the IC is declared to be defective. A new approach to testing digital circuits, which has come to be known as IDDQ testing, has been actively researched for the last fifteen years. In IDDQ testing, the steady state supply current, rather than the logic levels at the primary outputs, is monitored. Years of research suggests that IDDQ testing can significantly improve the quality and reliability of fabricated circuits. This has prompted many semiconductor manufacturers to adopt this testing technique, among them Philips Semiconductors, Ford Microelectronics, Intel, Texas Instruments, LSI Logic, Hewlett-Packard, SUN microsystems, Alcatel, and SGS Thomson. This increase in the use of IDDQ testing should be of interest to three groups of individuals associated with the IC business: Product Managers and Test Engineers, CAD Tool Vendors and Circuit Designers. Introduction to IDDQ Testing is designed to educate this community. The authors have summarized in one volume the main findings of more than fifteen years of research in this area.
Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements
Describes new quantum standards for the ohm, volt, and other modern measurement standards Includes a detailed treatment of linear and nonlinear analog signal processing Evaluates noise and coherent interference and explains how to predict the noise-limited resolution of a measurement system Presents numerous examples of optoelectronic instrument systems Introduces elements of digital signal conditioning used in modern measurement systems Offers examples of unique measurement systems designed by the author Discusses current industry trends Includes a separate problems and solutions manual with exercises for Chapters 1-8 This new textbook and reference makes it easy to make an informed choice among sensors and signal conditioning systems. The book's broad coverage includes: electrical and physical standards; analog signal conditioning; noise and coherent interference; DC and AC null methods; sensor mechanisms and applications; electrical measurements; digital interfaces; digital signal conditioning; measurement system design examples; and more. The few other texts available on this topic lack the breadth of coverage and fail to cover recent changes in standards. An excellent sourcebook for students and practicing engineers alike, Introduction to Instrumentation and Measurements includes all the general information on instrumentation and measurements, as well as the technical details you need to apply your knowledge in the real world. There is no other text like it.
ISO-9000 and Quality Assurance
You will learn to identify the ISO-9000 standards relevant to your organization. You will also learn the planning and implementation process associated with installing an ISO-9000 quality system.
LabVIEW for Automotive, Telecommunications, Semiconductor, Biomedical and Other Applications
Most test and measurement books focus on theory. This one is radically different: it brings together dozens of the best real-world LabVIEW applications in leading test and measurement markets -- with detailed practical explanations of how each application was defined and implemented, and the results achieved.KEY TOPICS:Every application offers a unique, detailed solution to a common test and measurement challenge -- along with diagrams, expert advice, and hands-on problem-solving techniques from an experienced LabVIEW user. The applications encompass all mainline markets for test and measurement, including telecommunications, semiconductors, automotive, sound/vibration, automation, and more. The goal: to give readers the practical insight they need to build world-class LabVIEW virtual instrumentation solutions of their own.MARKET:For all engineers and other professionals seeking to solve test and measurement problems with LabVIEW.
LabVIEW for Electric Circuits, Machines, Drives, and Laboratories
Master electric circuits, machines, devices, and power electronics hands on-without expensive equipment. In LabVIEW for Electric Circuits, Machines, Drives, and Laboratories Dr. Nesimi Ertugrul uses custom-written LabVIEW Virtual Instruments to illuminate the analysis and operation of a wide range of AC and DC circuits, electrical machines, and drives-including high-voltage/current/power applications covered in no other book. Includes detailed background, VI panels, lab practices, hardware information, and self-study questions - everything you need to achieve true mastery.
LabVIEW Graphical Programming : Practical Applications in Instrumentation and Control
The #1 guide to LabVIEW, updated for release 4.0! This is the only in-depth, engineering-level guide to the popular graphical programming language for virtual instrumentation. Using LabVIEW, engineers and scientists can create software-based instruments that can do the job of real-world hardwareNsaving thousands of dollars! Providing complete coverage of LabVIEW from a practical, engineering perspective, and including a CD-ROM with an extensive library of ready-to-use virtual instruments, this book will get you up to speed in no time.
LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis (with CD-ROM)
*Master LabVIEW programming - hands-on! *Learn through real-world data acquisition and analysis applications *Dozens of key techniques presented through easy-to-adapt templates *Extensively classroom-tested with professional engineers *CD-ROM: Tools, templates, and complete LabVIEW evaluation version Master LabVIEW programming from the ground up - fast! LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis is your easy, hands-on guide to LabVIEW programming and data analysis. Whether you're learning LabVIEW from the ground up, or updating knowledge you already have, Jeffrey Beyon covers every key technique you need to build reliable, high-performance applications. You'll start with the basics: the structure of LabVIEW source files; using sub VIs; loops and conditional statements; data display; data types; and the prerequisites for data acquisition, including sampling theorems and data acquisition VIs. Next, Beyon covers every key category of data acquisition and analysis application - analog and digital, input and output. Coverage includes: *Practical techniques for data save/read, data conversion, and much more *Tips and tricks for memory management, large file management, and more *Implementing each leading data analysis VI *Instrument control, counters, and more *Avoiding and troubleshooting common LabVIEW programming problems Most examples are presented in the form of software templates that are easy enough to understand quickly, and robust enough to serve as building blocks for real-world solutions. You'll find detailed, end-of-chapter review questions; an accompanying lab workbook is also available. Whether you're a field engineer, scientist, researcher, or student, there's no faster way to get results with LabVIEW! CD-ROM INCLUDES: *Complete library of LabVIEW tools and templates *Full LabVIEW evaluation version Companion lab workbook: Hands-On Exercise Manual for LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis
LabVIEW: Advanced Programming Techniques
The graphical nature of LabVIEW makes it ideal for test and measurement applications and its use brings significant improvements in productivity over conventional programming languages. However, comprehensive treatments of the more advanced topics have been scattered and difficult to find-until now.LabVIEW Advanced Programming Techniques offers in-depth coverage of the subjects that move you to the next level of programming-the level that allows full exploitation of LabVIEW's power and utility. These topics include:Active X: Gain the background needed to use Active X in your LabVIEW applications.Object-Oriented Technologies: Get a clear description of object analysis and see examples of how it can apply to LabVIEW applications. Application structure: Discover a three-tiered architecture that results in robust, flexible, and easy to maintain code.State machines: Get extensive coverage of several types of state machines-arguably the most useful programming tool available.Exception handling: Learn how to detect, process, and resolve exceptions in your code.Instrument drivers: See the value drivers bring to code readability and maintenance -Learn the techniques for constructing reusable drivers.Multi-threading: Learn how to look at a LabVIEW code diagram to determine how many threads your application can use, then optimize the performance of the application.
LabWindows/CVI Programming for Beginners (With CD-ROM)
The first "teach yourself" guide for LabWindows/CVI! LabWindows/CVI is the #1 system for building Windows-based virtual instrumentation with ANSI C—and this hands-on, project-oriented guide is the fastest way to get results with LabWindows/CVI! You'll master all you need to know to build programs that control instruments and data acquisition hardware—while still taking advantage of an easy-to-use user interface editor for building Windows applications. Shahid F. Khalid presents never-before-published LabWindows/CVI tips and tricks—plus coverage of every key LabWindows/CVI skill you'll need, including: * Systematically creating effective GUIs and automatically generating C code * Learning the tips and tricks of the Source Code Editor and Debugger * Learning the library functions through the use of Function Panels * Creating applications using File I/O, List Boxes, Rings, Text Box controls, and many more * Creating standalone executables, distribution disks, Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs), and using the application from a supported external compiler * Complete tutorial on communication with instruments using GPIB and RS-232 interfaces Each chapter is organized for maximum clarity and convenience, and you'll find handy appendices explaining the features of LabWindows/CVI environment, formatting and scanning functions, and tutorial on two demo programs. If you're a LabWindows/CVI novice, you'll learn fast—and once you do, LabWindows/CVI Programming for Beginnerswill serve you well as a reference for years to come. CD-ROM INCLUDED The accompanying CD-ROM includes a complete trial version of LabWindows/CVI 5.5, plus finished versions of every project covered in the book. The CD-ROM also comes with complete trial versions of a System Test application and a mathematical application that analyzes functions parametrically
Learning with LabVIEW 6i
The official textbook for use with LabView 6i Student Edition software. Provides step-by-step tutorials, a library of virtual instruments to accompany each chapter, a variety of pedagogical features, more than 350 figures and illustrations, and a companion Web site for users who wish to post questions, download new VIs, and more.
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
Microelectronic Reliability, Vol 1
Let twelve specialists show you how to test, analyze, and achieve better microelectronic reliability of silicon and GaAs devices. Microelectronic Reliability, Volume I: Reliability, Test, and Diagnostics offers you detailed, original works on the topics most vital to both device and equipment reliability and manufacturing yield. Broad enough to serve as an effective textbook and in-depth enough for practicing engineers, this text also makes an ideal reference for managers who need a quick overview of current reliability, test, and failure analysis issues. Supported by 600 references, 147 figures, and 39 tables, this encyclopedic guide shows you how to identify the thermal, chemical, and mechanical processes that influence the incidence and severity of failure mechanisms. This coverage outlines techniques for assessing the susceptibility to failure of various devices. Detailing the theory and operation of current failure analysis tools, the text also gives you instrument price ranges and example analyses. Combined with the sweeping overview and comprehensive bibliography found in Microelectronic Reliability Volume II, this text gives you the only source you need to meet today's ever-improving standards for quality and reliability of advanced microelectronic technology. Contents: Preface. Introduction. Statistical Aspects for Reliability. Failure Mechanisms in Microelectronic Devices. Testability for Functional Verification and Diagnostics. Automatic Testing. Manufacturing Process Control. GaAs Reliability and Test. Appendix A: Advanced Failure Analysis Instrumentation. List of Acronyms. Glossary. Index.
OrCAD PSpice for Windows Volume 1: DC and AC Circuits
For courses in DC/AC Principles, Devices and Circuits, Operational Amplifiers, and Digital, Analog, and Filter Design. This text series takes students from a simple DC circuit with its customary current and voltage measurements, through a damped resonant circuit requiring rise time characteristics, to a complex digital circuit that demands sophisticated timing and frequency measurements. It continues simulation studies with more advanced topics such as operational amplifiers, digital, and filter design. Comfortable, yet challenging, multi-level activities, examples, and exercises show students how to use the program to draw circuits directly on the screen, analyze the circuit in seconds using PSpice, and display the results using sophisticated techniques that go far beyond those possible with conventional instruments.
OrCAD PSpice Volume IIe for Windows Devices, Circuits, and Operational Amplifiers
Assuming a working knowledge of basic PSpice techniques, this book explores simulation studies with more advanced topics such as operational amplifiers, digital, and filter design. It shows users how to use the program to draw circuits directly on the screen, analyze the circuit in seconds using PSpice, and display the results using sophisticated techniques that go far beyond those possible with conventional instruments. KEY TOPICS: Chapter topics include analog/digital conversions - resolution; random-access memory - data acquisition system; and printed circuit board layouts. For instruction in DC/AC and devices, operational amplifiers, digital, analog, and filter design.
PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book Third Edition
The Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book provides a concise and compact reference that describes, in a clear and straightforward manner, the principles and practice of faultfinding and upgrading PCs and peripherals. The book is aimed at anyone who is involved with the installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrading, repair or support of PC systems. It also provides non-technical users with sufficient background information, charts and checklists to enable the diagnosis of faults and help to carry out simple modifications and repairs. The new edition of PC Troubleshooting will continue to include a number of short cuts that are instrumental in avoiding hours of potential frustration and costly effort. In order to reflect rapid changes in computer technology (both hardware and software) the third edition of the Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book has been completely revised and rewritten. New and expanded sections on: modern machines (Pentium II, III, IV, AMD); modern buses (FSB, AGP, Cyrix, Chip sets); different RAM chip types, performance and guide to RAM connectors; Win2000, ME, XP and NT4/5; latest SCSI standards, Ultra DMA, “live” re-portioning of the disc, FAT 16, FAT36, NTFS, performance and compatibility differences; ‘famous’ viruses and personal firewalls.
PC-based Instrumentation and Control Second Edition
In this established text Mike Tooley explains how to design and implement control systems using easily sourced components and tried and tested circuits. Representative software routines in a variety of languages (including 8086 assembler, BASIC and C) are included.
Power Station Instrumentation
Few industries understand the importance of accurate and appropriate instrumentation as much as the power industry. Safety-critical control systems rely on the data provided so it is vital that instruments and sensors are installed and used correctly. This comprehensive volume examines, in detail, the types of instrumentation system that are available for all kinds of power station. Fossil fired, nuclear and hydroelectric plants are among those considered. Associated issues such as control rooms, computers, systems and management are also covered. The author has over forty years of experience in the electricity supply industry, and is well placed to describe the latest developments in this fast moving area.
Practical Radio Frequency Test and Measurement A Technician's Handbook
The book will teach readers the basics of performing the tests and measurements used in radio-frequency systems installation, proof of performance, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Practical Radio Frequency Test and Measurement teaches readers the basics of performing the tests and measurements used in radio-frequency systems installation, proof of performance, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Anyone interested in gaining more practical proficiency with RF, whether engineer, technician, amateur radio buff, or hobbyist, needs a copy of this book. Joseph J. Carr, himself an accomplished practitioner in this field, examines the instruments used in the various types of measurement before moving on to specific measurement methods. Carr includes information on basic theories of RF measurement, as well as test equipment, test set-ups, test and measurement procedures, and interpretation of results.
Principles of Semiconductor Network Testing
This book gathers together comprehensive information which test and process professionals will find invaluable. The techniques outlined will help ensure that test methods and data collected reflect actual device performance, rather than 'testing the tester' or being lost in the noise floor. This book addresses the fundamental issues underlying the semiconductor test discipline. The test engineer must understand the basic principles of semiconductor fabrication and process and have an in-depth knowledge of circuit functions, instrumentation and noise sources.
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.
Standards in Test
You will be introduced to most of the Military and Commercial Standards that affect the way test is performed and interpreted by both military and commercial concerns.
Test and Evaluation of Complex Systems
Is it functional? Is it safe? Is it rigorous? Is it detrimental? Over the last two decades Test and Evaluation (T&E) techniques have evolved in response to the increasing complexity and interdependency of systems. The safe and proper operation of the complex systems and consumer products used in energy, transportation, electronics and communications, can no longer be realized without a formalized T&E program. Features include: · Easy-to-understand guide to the seven Best Practices for planning an effective T&E program · A useful model of the T&E Engineering process · T&E of computer programs, Modelling and Simulation, Operational T&E and Interoperability T&E · Case studies from both governmental and commercial sectors · T&E resources world-wide including the addresses of local T&E chapters Purposely written with the priorities of you the program manager and systems engineer in mind. This book masterfully captures the basic principles of T&E, specifically applying them to a variety of industries. Test and Evaluation of Complex Systems forms part of the Wiley Series in Measurement Science and Technology. Chief Editor: Peter Sydenham Australian Centre for Test and Evaluation, University of South Australia. This series was founded to coincide with the recognition of measurement science and instrument technology as fields with their own scholarship and techniques.
Test Procedures for Basic Electronics
This introductory book about electronics testing details numerous test and measurement procedures with emphasis on the use of commonly available instruments. Through the use of clear and concise diagrams, accurate illustrations, and the application of basic principles, the text details the whats and whys of measuring and testing of electronic and electrical quantities. Everyone from students and hobbyists to professionals will benefit from this practical guide to electronic testing.
The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook
The Measurement Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences.The book examines: Sensors, Hardware, Software Techniques, Information processing systems, Automatic data acquisition, Reduction and analysis as well as their incorporation for control purposes. Organized according to the measurement problem, each section addresses the different ways of making a measurement for a given variable. Chapters present information on three levels:oBasic information without equations and a description of the subject that can be understood by the newcomer. Detailed text and mathematical treatment essential for discovering applications and solving problems outside one's field of specialtyoAdvanced applications of the subject, evaluative opinions, and areas for future studyThe Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook provides a graded level of difficulty from start to finish, serving the reference needs of the broadest group of readers.Edited by one of the more noted instrumentation experts in the world, the book contains nearly 150 contributions, covering all aspects on the design and implementation of various instrumentation.
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.
WebCourse - ATE 101 - Overview of Test, ATE & Testability
A participant who has little or no background in test can leave this course with a thorough understanding of the issues. While the course provides few solutions, it is imperative that anyone making decisions concerning test and testability should first attend this course.
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