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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IoT Device: Battery Empty

IoT Device: Battery Empty

Longevity of battery-driven IoT devices is crucial especially for the users of these devices. Just put yourself in their shoes. Recharging a wearable device, whether it is a hearing-aid, fitness tracker, or a gadget is annoying. Or even worse, a tracking device for valuable or sensitive goods ...
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Power Integrity in Digital Designs [Analysis Application]

Power Integrity in Digital Designs [Analysis Application]

Modern electronic products operate at higher frequencies, have increased functionality, and have densely populated PCBs. On effect thereof are lower supply voltages, commonly 3.3, 1.8, 1.5 and even 1.1 V DC. All these DC voltages have tighter tolerance compared to previous product generations.Such ...
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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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