November 2012

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Everything for Your Bench

  • Ramp Testing In Identifying and Preventing Insulation Failure

    The Testing of Electrical Insulation has seen the development of numerous specific procedures with the intent of examining and stressing insulation quality in different ways in order to call attention to different possible issues and problems.

    Read the article courtesy of Megger

  • Troubleshooting Your Industrial Network

    Ethernet is rapidly spreading across a wide range of industrial environments. This standardized, plug-and play technology is easy to install and it works 99% of the time. But when it doesn't, it is not so easy to understand why. With more devices being added to the network and fewer people on the floor, most production and maintenance engineers are under a lot of pressure - especially since all plants want to run faster, with minimal downtime.

    Read the article courtesy of Black Box
  • Validate LAN installations for optimal service delivery

    Network installers have completed a new local area network segment. New cabling was installed to the appropriate work areas from the equipment closets. New switches and access points were installed, patched into the cabling plant and configured. How will the network perform? This newly installed network needs to be validated to prove the installation was done correctly, that the LAN will operate trouble-free, and that users will be satisfied with the performance.

    Read the article courtesy of Black Box

  • Complex Modulation Generation with Low-Cost Arbitrary Waveform Generators

    The purpose of this white paper is to show how the Keysight technologies 33500B Series Trueform waveform generators can be applied to generate complex modulated signals.

    Read the article courtesy of Keysight Technologies Technologies
  • Simplify the Generation of High-Quality IQ Signals

    In-phase quadrature modulation, or IQ modulation, is by far the dominant modulation scheme in communication applications for transmitting and receiving data. Its popularity is due to its efficient use of bandwidth, which continues to be a critical bottleneck in our data-hungry world.

    Read the article courtesy of Keysight Technologies Technologies
  • Water-Based Cleaners Used As Safer, Greener Alternatives to Solvent Chemistries

    Regulatory pressures force manufacturers to evaluate new cleaners and cleaning processes to overcome these hurdles. In response, water-based cleaners are becoming more common in the industry.

    Read the article courtesy of Tech Spray
  • EMI Shielding vs. ESD Shielding

    It has been suggested that an AM radio placed inside a conductive container can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of that container as a shield. The assumption is made that if the radio continues to play, then the container is not capable of shielding static fields.This confuses electrostatic shielding with electromagnetic shielding. An effective static shield need not be an electromagnetic shield.

    Read the article courtesy of 3M
  • Making Temperature Measurements with the Keithley Model 2110 5½-Digit Dual-Display Digital Multimeter (DMM)

    This application note focuses on methods of measuring temperature with the Model 2110 DMM, specifically, thermocouple, resistance temperature detector (RTD), and Negative Temperature Coefficient Thermistor (NTCT) measurements.

    Read the article courtesy of Keithley Instruments
  • Ensuring that Power Supply Performance Meets Your Requirements

    This application note details beyond the specifications that can impact how well the power supply meets your requirements.

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  • Choosing the Optimal Source Measurement Unit Instrument for Your Test and Measurement Application

    Stated in the simplest possible terms, a source measurement unit (SMU) instrument integrates the capabilities of a precision power supply (PPS) with those of a high-performance digital multimeter (DMM) in a single instrument. The real benefit of SMU instruments for test and measurement applications comes from their ability to source and measure signals simultaneously.

    Read the article courtesy of Keithley Instruments
  • Surge Suppresssors: What you need to know

    Guideline to choose a surge suppressor for all electronics power surges, spikes & line noise.

    Read the article courtesy of TrippLite
  • A Revolution in lead-free hand soldering

    Effective Board Level Soldering with Lead-Free Solder.

    Read the article courtesy of OKI
  • Panduit: Termination Solutions

    Proper Termination Solutions

    Read the article courtesy of Panduit
  • Event Recording with a Fluke 287/289 DMM

    Learn the differences betweek the Fluke 289 DMM and a data logger

    Read the article courtesy of Fluke
  • Dual Impedance DMM…What's the Point?

    Learn how the Fluke 289 DMM offers features designed to make electrical measurements easier & more reliable.

    Read the article courtesy of Fluke
  • Big Sound from Tiny Circuits

    Pro Audio Mackie relies on small test probes and connectors to ensure quality

    Read the article courtesy of Pomona
  • How to Set Up a Workstation

    The ABC's of setting up an ANSI/ESD Work Station Are.

    Read the article courtesy of DESCO
  • How To Optimize a Workbench to Maximize Productivity

    In factory environments it is imperative that workbenches meet the needs of the employee and enhance the job being performed. Workbenches are designed for various manual processes, but without complementary tools output efficiency will not be optimized. In order to maximize workbench efficiency incorporating tools that promote quick turnaround time, higher quality of work and minimal down time should be established.

    Read the article courtesy of Patlite

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