Create Arbitrary Waveform for Use in a Function Generator

Create Arbitrary Waveform for Use in a Function Generator

IntroductionAdvances in software, microprocessors, and display technology have expanded the capabilities of modern function generators. The latest models can produce a variety of signals, including common waveforms, arbitrary waveforms, and sophisticated modulated waveforms.The Keysight EDU33210 ...
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Generate Diode Curves with Excel and a Bench Power Supply

Generate Diode Curves with Excel and a Bench Power Supply

When you need to quickly determine the forward voltage of a power diode, use your bench power supply. A bench power supply with an accurate measurement system, such as the Keysight EDU36311A Smart Bench Essentials DC power supply, shown in Figure 1, can apply a known voltage and precisely measure ...
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Troubleshooting with Your Bench Test Instruments

Troubleshooting with Your Bench Test Instruments

My first job was as a failure analysis engineer in the hard disc drive manufacturing industry many years ago. I had to troubleshoot electronics circuits on the printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) on a functional level where the product was receiving instructions to execute certain functions. The ...
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7 Steps to Improve Your DMM Measurement Throughput

7 Steps to Improve Your DMM Measurement Throughput

7 Steps to Improve Your DMM Measurement ThroughputWhether your electronic test is in manufacturing, design validation, or research and development, reducing your test time translates to a reduction in development time and manufacturing costs.The vast majority of electronic tests involve using a ...
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Variable Power Resistors VS. modern Benchtop E-Loads [Full control - from simple to highly complex]

Variable Power Resistors VS. modern Benchtop E-Loads [Full control - from simple to highly complex]

This article covers Loads up into the range of a few 100W. Loads in the kW-realm are a different animal which are not discussed here and today.Variable Power ResistorsWhen testing any type of power source the traditional approach was to use a variable power resistor.The functionality of these ...
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All the Colors – Advanced Human Interface Design Using Smart RGB LEDs

All the Colors – Advanced Human Interface Design Using Smart RGB LEDs

Technokrat is a young company founded by four electrical engineering graduates, providing a fresh and agile approach to development, product design, manufacturing and consulting. As a partner, Computer Controls supports Technokrat by making Test Equipment affordable, even as an initial investment. ...
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Guarantee functionality of AC Equipment on different power grids

Guarantee functionality of AC Equipment on different power grids

When designing a grid powered product, you should consider various points that can impact the behavior of your product or even the grid.A short list of some possible misbehaviors:Strange behaving engines Humming False speeds Flickering displays Misbehaving AC/DC converters Phase shifting ...
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IT6300 Combine Channels

IT6300 Combine Channels

Modern multi-channel power supplies offer the possibility to couple two channels in series or in parallel to double the output voltage or the output current.This feature is very useful in cases where you have to power a device under test which requires more voltage or current than one of the ...
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Tips: How to Select an Oscilloscope Before you Buy [Part II]

Tips: How to Select an Oscilloscope Before you Buy [Part II]

If you’re about to invest in an oscilloscope, perhaps you would be interested in a checklist of what you should be looking for, and why. Part I covers the details when shopping for an oscilloscope in terms of bandwidth, sample rate, number of channels, display quality, memory depth, and segmented ...
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Tips: How to Select an Oscilloscope Before you Buy [Part I]

Tips: How to Select an Oscilloscope Before you Buy [Part I]

You know you want a new oscilloscope and you’re finally ready to purchase one that needs to last the next 10 years. How do you choose the best one to meet your needs — that’s also within budget? Here are some things to consider before buying:This post was originally published on www.keysight. ...
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