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Tektronix

Published on 19.07.21

How to Measure a MOSFET I-V Curve

One of the best ways to ensure a MOSFET is functioning properly and meets specifications is to determine its characteristics by tracing I-V curves. There are a number of output characteristics requiring I-V tests; you can derive gate leakage, breakdown voltage, threshold voltage, transfer characteristics, and drain current all by simply tracing I-V characteristics and verifying the device is working as it should.

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Tektronix

Published on 14.07.21

MSO/DPO70000 & DPO70000SX are now Available with Enhanced Capabilities & Features Included as Standard

Tektronix class leading High Performance Oscilloscopes are now available with enhanced capabilities and features included as standard. Tektronix DPO/ MSO 12.5GHZ – 33GHZ C, DX and SX models come with additional enhancements at no additional cost when purchasing a new instrument.

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TEM Cells
Keithley

Published on 13.07.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - Digital Switching

High speed digital signals exhibit RF behavior in real-world devices, which creates a need for RF or microwave components when routing these signals in test systems.

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Keithley 4200 A SCS Parameter Analyser 2
Tektronix

Published on 13.07.21

2 Ways to Remotely Control a Parameter Analyser

Controlling instruments remotely has become a part of nearly every engineer’s and researcher’s life, whether by working remotely or combining instruments into large test systems.

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LitePoint IQxel The First 802.11ac Manufacturing Test Solution
LitePoint

Published on 08.07.21

Wi-Fi 6 OFDMA – How Does it Work and How Do You Test?

Throughout these posts, you’ll learn about the key RF-PHY changes made in Wi-Fi 6/802.11ax compared to Wi-Fi 5 and older generations: the addition of a new frequency band, higher modulation rates, smaller subcarrier spacing, longer guard intervals and the introduction of the OFDMA modulation technique providing capacity improvements and latency reduction.

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DVTEST RF & Thermal Test Enclosures
Keithley

Published on 08.07.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - RF and Microwave Switching

Given the explosive growth of the communications industry, a tremendous amount of testing is being performed on the various components that make up different communications systems.

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Tektronix

Published on 08.07.21

How Does an Oscilloscope Measure Frequency?

Oscilloscopes measure the voltage of an electrical signal, which is then graphically represented by waveforms. However, an oscilloscope can be used to take measurements for a number of different applications – one of which is frequency. But how does an oscilloscope measure frequency, exactly? Well, there’s a straightforward answer, and then there’s a slightly more complicated answer.

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Tektronix Oscilloscopes
Tektronix

Published on 01.07.21

What does an oscilloscope measure?

Most consumer products include electronic circuits or components, and an oscilloscope is used throughout the product design process to test those components. But what is an oscilloscope? And what does an oscilloscope measure?

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Keithley

Published on 30.06.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - Signals Involving Reactive Loads

Switching circuits that include reactive elements need special care to avoid problems due to transient effects. The methods used to limit transient effects depend on whether the load is capacitive or inductive.

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Tektronix Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes
Tektronix

Published on 30.06.21

What is an Oscilloscope?

An oscilloscope, formerly known as an oscillograph, is an instrument that graphically displays electrical signals and shows how those signals change over time.

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LitePoint

Published on 24.06.21

LitePoint Provides First Ultra-Wideband PHY Tester Validated for FiRa Consortium PHY Conformance

LitePoint, a leading provider of wireless test solutions, today announced that it will provide the first Ultra-Wideband (UWB) test platform validated by the FiRa™ Consortium for PHY Conformance as part of their FiRa Certified™ Program.

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Avx 10k
VIAVI

Published on 24.06.21

VIAVI Enables Critical Airborne System Testing from a Single Device

AVX-10K Flight Line Test Set, enabling comprehensive performance verification testing of critical airborne systems from a simple-to-use device. The AVX-10K helps avionics technicians maximize productivity and efficiency across fixed-base operators (FBOs), avionics and airframes manufacturing, or maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO).

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NEXIO

Published on 24.06.21

NEXIO - WEBINAR "A tour of reverb tests"

Do you preform EMC tests in a reverberation chamber? THIS FREE WEBINAR IS FOR YOU!

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Signal Generators
Tektronix

Published on 22.06.21

Types of Signal Generators

A signal generator is an analog or digital device that engineers use to create electronic signals when testing circuit designs. There are many different types of signal generators with diverse features and applications. Below are the most common types of signal generators and the unique capabilities of each.

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Keithley

Published on 22.06.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - Resistance Switching

Switching an ohmmeter to a device under test is common to a variety of applications, including measuring the insulation resistance of materials, continuity testing of cables and connectors, contact resistance measurements, and measuring the resistance of components such as resistors, thermistors, and potentiometers.

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Testing Fibre Optic Networks
VIAVI

Published on 17.06.21

Why Do Fibre Networks Need to be Tested?

Testing Fibre Optic networks are unavoidable due to Industry standards and warranty requirements, but there are many other reasons why Fibre network performance should be tested and monitored.

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The Fibre Testing Lifecycle
VIAVI

Published on 17.06.21

The Fibre Testing Lifecycle

Learn about the Fibre Test Solutions across the network lifecycle.

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What is Fibre Testing?
VIAVI

Published on 17.06.21

What is Fibre Testing?

Learn all about fibretesting including testing fibre for optical loss and optical speed as well as fibre testing best practices and procedures.

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Keithley

Published on 16.06.21

A Guide to Switch Considerations - Low Current & High Current Switching

When switching currents of 1μA or less, special techniques must be used to minimize interferences, such as offset currents, leakage currents, electrostatic interference, triboelectric currents, and electrochemical currents.

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RF Amplifiers
Tektronix

Published on 16.06.21

Optimizing Quantum Research with an Efficient Test and Measurement Topology

This article is adapted from a presentation at the March 2021 Meeting of the American Physical Society by Brad Odhner, Technical Marketing Manager, Keithley Instruments, Inc., a Tektronix company.

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