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Online Catalog of Educational Courses and Resources


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Welcome to the Online Catalog of Courses and Educational Resources. There are many ways we have for you to find what you want from this catalog:
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  Accelerated Stress Testing Handbook: Guide for Achieving Quality Products Electrical Engineering Accelerated Stress Testing Handbook Guide for Achieving Quality Products As we move closer to a genuinely global economy, the pressure to develop highly reliable products on ever-tighter schedules will increase. Part of a designer's "toolbox" for achieving product reliability in a compressed time frame should be a set of best practices for utilizing accelerated stress testing (AST). The Accelerated Stress Testing Handbook delineates a core set of AST practices as part of an overall methodology for enhancing hardware product reliability. The techniques presented will teach readers to identify design deficiencies and problems with component quality or manufacturing processes early in the product's life, and then to take corrective action as quickly as possible. A wide array of case studies gleaned from leading practitioners of AST supplement the theory and methodology, which will provide the reader with a more concrete idea of how AST truly enhances quality in a reduced time frame. Important topics covered include: * Theoretical basis for AST * General AST best practices * AST design and manufacturing processes * AST equipment and techniques * AST process safety qualification In this handbook, AST cases studies demonstrate thermal, vibration, electrical, and liquid stress application; failure mode analysis; and corrective action techniques. Individuals who would be interested in this book include: reliability engineers and researchers, mechanical and electrical engineers, those involved with all facets of electronics and telecommunications product design and manufacturing, and people responsible for implementing quality and process improvement programs. More ...
  Cabling Handbook, The , 2nd Edition The #1 A-Z network and telecom cabling reference—100% updated! New coverage! Fiber, home networking, cable modems, and much more WAN connections, xDSL wiring-even wireless networks Step-by-step planning, implementation, and management Systematic troubleshooting guide Quick-reference, task-oriented format! The professional's guide to computer and telecom cabling! Completely updated! Fiber, home networking, cable modems, wireless, and more Choosing the right vendors and products Great preparation for Network+ cable-related exam objectives! The Cabling Handbook, Second Edition is a thorough, up-to-the-minute professional's guide to every aspect of LAN and telecommunications cabling, from planning through installation and management. From Category 5 twisted pair and fiber to the latest wireless LAN solutions, it's all here: standards, product comparisons, topology and architecture design, electrical and safety considerations, and more—including invaluable information for anyone preparing for CompTIA Network+ certification. This brand new second edition has been updated with extensive new coverage of fiber technologies, home networking, cable modems, and much more. Rely on this book for expert guidance on: Estimating the cost of cable plant upgrades Choosing the right installer and supervising installation Selecting the optimal cabling system and products Deploying wireless LANs with maximum reliability, coverage, throughput, and security Managing cable systems to minimize long-term costs and maximize long-term reliability Troubleshooting cable system problems rapidly and effectively Expert John Vacca goes beyond LANs, reviewing key cable-related issues associated with campus networks, WANs, and the Internet. You'll find extensive coverage of cable management software and documenting cable systems. The book contains detailed listings of top cable installers, fiber optic cable manufacturers, cable labeling vendors, SCSI, and wireless LAN providers. Whether you buy, sell, or manage cabling systems, you need to maximize quality and minimize disruption—now and for decades to come. One book shows you how: The Cabling Handbook, Second Edition. More ...
Design for Excellence This course will teach you how to design a product that is manufacturable, testable, reliable, useable, electromagnetically compatible, maintainable and supportable. In short, an electronic product that not only functions but is made to be of excellent value to you and to your customer. Details
  Digital Logic Test and Simulation, 2nd Edition The increase in the size and complexity of circuits on a chip with little or no increase in the number of Input/Output pins has made the need for testing ever more important. The test must detect failures in individual units, as well as failures caused by defective manufacturing processes. Random defects that go undetected may result in expensive recalls and also endanger the public, since digital logic devices have become pervasive in products that affect public safety, including applications such as transportation and human implants among others. This thoroughly revised edition of the author’s popular textbook first published in 1985 has been updated to include coverage of: BDDs (binary decision diagrams) and Cycle based simulation; Tester architectures/STIL (Standard Test Interface Language); Hardware Design Language (HDL) rather than pseudocode; and Behavioral ATPG (automatic test pattern generation). More ...
  Electrical Safety Engineering This third edition incorporates revisions that cover the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, EC Directives on safety matters and many recent developments in safety legislation and guidance publications. W Fordham Cooper drew on his long experience as HM Electrical Inspector of Factories and a consultant to the Insurance Technical Bureau to write this wide-ranging work. D A Dolbey Jones, who has revised this classic for its third edition, adds his own insights gained as an HM Senior Electrical Inspector with the Health and Safety Executive, responsible for steering the project on the Electricity at Work Regulations and the official Memorandum of Guidance on the Regulations; and as a Senior Engineering Inspector with the Department of Energy (now the DTI) . Published guidance and other useful reference material is signposted throughout the book. Two new appendices deal with essential up-to-date publications. Revised by D.A. Dolbey Jones Senior Engineering Inspector Electrical Safety Engineering deals with the theory and practice of the safe design, installation and operation of industrial electrical equipment. It is well established as the leading comprehensive source of reference on electrical safety. More ...
Environmental and Reliabilty Testing This course covers the environmental and reliability tests performed during design and in manufacturing. You will learn about reliability prediction techniques and factors. You will learn what you can expect from reliability growth testing environmental stress screening (ESS). You will know how environmental stress screening (ESS) is used to flush out flaws introduced during processing, fabrication and assembly. When highly accelerated for longer duration, this is called Reliability Test. You will learn how Reliability Test can flush out design flaws resulting from incompatible interfaces, from erroneous functional performance in different environments and from weak components. By the completion of this course you will be able to formulate environmental and reliability test strategies for your own products. Details
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) You will learn how to prepare and utilize FMEA to improve reliability, safety, testability, and maintainability. This course will describe FMEA methodology and its multiple uses for a more reliable, testable and maintainable product. Details
  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. More ...
  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. More ...
  Product Assurance Technologies - Originally Published as "Assurance Technologies" This is a hands-on book for design practitioners for designing reliability, maintainability, safety, quality, human factors, and logistics into the product. This is the first book to combine all the design assurance principles in one volume. It was on McGraw-Hill's best seller list for three years and is recommended by the System \Safety Society, Society of Logistics Engineers and American Society for Quality. More ...
Software Design for Testability (SDFT) The latest theory and practice of Software Design for Testability (SDFT) will be explained, primarily through comparisons and analogies to the well-established discipline of hardware DFT. Details
  Test Engineering: A Concise Guide to Cost-effective Design, Development and Manufacture Testing is usually the most expensive, time-consuming and difficult activity during the development of engineering products and systems. Development testing must be performed to ensure that designs meet requirements for performance, safety, durability, reliability, statutory aspects, etc. Most manufactured items must be tested to ensure that they are correctly made. However, much of the testing that is performed in industry is based upon traditions, standards and procedures that do not provide the optimum balance of assurance versus cost and time. There is often pressure to reduce testing because of the high costs involved, without appreciation of the effects on performance, reliability. etc. Misperceptions are commonplace, particularly the idea that tests should not stress products in excess of their operating levels. The main reason for this situation seems to be that engineers have not developed a consistent philosophy and methodology for testing. Testing is seldom taught as part of engineering curricula, and there are no books on the subject. Specialist areas are taught, for example fatigue testing to mechanical engineers and digital device testing to electronics engineers. However, a wide range is untaught, particularly multidisciplinary and systems aspects. Testing is not just an engineering issue. Because of the importance and magnitude of the economic and business aspects testing is an issue for management. Testing is perceived as a high cost activity, when it should be considered as a value-adding process. The objective of this book is, therefore, to propose a philosophy of engineering test and to describe the necessary technologies and methods that will provide a foundation for all plans, methods and decisions related to testing of engineered products and systems. The book will help those who must manage and conduct this most difficult and uncertain task. It will also provide a text, which can be used as the basis for teaching the principles of testing to all engineering students. More ...
  Test System Design: A Systematic Approach The only expert guide to designing and implementing custom test systems Best practices for the entire lifecycle: planning through upgrades Maximizing accuracy, reliability, and usability(and protecting against obsolescence THE ONLY EXPERT GUIDE TO DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING CUSTOM TEST SYSTEMS More and more engineers now face the challenges of electronic testing(and those challenges are becoming more complex each year. In Test System Design: A Systematic Approach, three expert testing professionals offers start-to-finish best practices for designing, developing, and implementing custom test systems. Ideal for both engineers who are creating test systems and those contracting the responsibility to third parties, this book covers the entire system lifecycle, from planning to upgrades, and beyond. Designing, developing, and implementing more effective test systems(from start to finish Protecting against obsolescence through planned upgrades and open standards Simplifying development, minimizing risk, and maximizing accuracy and reliability Building systems that fit the skills of your operators Expert implementation: interfaces, cabling, switch panels, electrical safety, racking, temperature control, and more Discover proven techniques for evaluating your testing requirements, eliminating redundant tests, and determining exactly which equipment you really need. Compare your options for sourcing test equipment, and learn how to maximize the value of every supplier relationship. Learn better solutions for documenting your test systems, training your operators, streamlining your maintenance programs, and more. No matter what your testing challenges are, Test System Design is your comprehensive resource for achieving them faster and more cost effectively. More ...