2016-06-10 - Jeremy Willden

Testing FPGA’s thermal characteristics

By applying forward bias to parasitic diodes, you can smoke out those pesky thermal parameters.

2016-06-08 - Al Dutcher

Low-cost inductance tester uses few components

This circuit, along with a frequency counter or oscilloscope, measures unmarked inductors.

2016-06-07 - Antonio Eguizabal

Scope helps obtain Bode plots in non-50Ω environments

Here's a vertical amplifier that isolates high-Z circuit from low-Z network-analyser input.

2016-06-03 - Teledyne LeCroy

Multi-protocol analyser supports DisplayPort, HDCP 2.2

The 780E multi-protocol analyser/generator from Teledyne LeCroy is capable of testing HDMI, HDBaseT and DisplayPort devices and distribution networks including HDCP 2.2 verification.

- Keysight Technologies

2-channel 10bit PCIe high-speed digitiser runs at 10GS/s

The U5310A from Keysight allows the capture of fast transients with high fidelity, provides on-board real-time averaging at full sampling rate and 4Gbyte of memory.

- Stefano Salvatori

Enabling a simple ohmmeter with gigohm range

Through the use of an external counter and control circuitry, this system can measure resistances in the tens of gigohms.

2016-06-02 - John Lo

Testing low-current power supplies

Use this simple dual constant-current-load design, which can be built with inexpensive, common parts.

2016-05-31 - Susan Nordyk

Signal generators yield 5MHz, 10MHz sine waves

The SFG-205 and SFA-210 provide a sample rate of 125Msamples/s and promise to deliver an easy-to-read 3.5in colour TFT LCD, as well as front-panel controls for configuring waveforms.

2016-05-17 - Keysight Technologies

Test software for USB 3.1 Type-C designs ensures compliance

Keysight unveiled the U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software that promises accurate test results to cut development costs and ease measurement processes.

2016-05-16 - Data device

Synchro/resolver input PCIe board promises accurate testing

DDC's the SB-3625XKX board claims to offer an easy and flexible solution for angular measurement testing in production screening and prototype evaluation.