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Low-Cost Silicon Smoothes Power-Supply Margin Testing
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5/13/2003   Post a comment
In manufacturing and test, it's sometimes necessary to test the operation of components at upper and/or lower voltage limits. This is what Linear Technology Corp. (LTC) refers to in its press release as "power-supply margining."
IOtech Hangs 16-Bit 200 kHz Data-Acq Products on the Network
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5/13/2003   Post a comment
IOtech's sweeping press release says a great deal about these two Linux-based products. But wait, there's more. Note that there are actually three models in each of the families. And, DSP is at play too.
Statistical Process Control Can Improve Automated Production Testing -- Part 1: The Adoption of Statistical Process Control
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5/7/2003   Post a comment
Automated testing usually conjures up images of racks of measurement equipment assembled into automatic test equipment (ATE) systems. Humans using software usually operate this ATE remotely. But initiating a test program, or making connection to a device under test, or zeroing or calibrating a meter still requires manual intervention. Are there alternatives? The answer is an emphatic yes, and statistical process control can ensure that they work.


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David Blaza
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