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Test and measurement is one of the more valued categories in electronics, but it’s said that it’s not the most glamorous. The simple matter of it all is, if you cannot assure yourself and potential customers that your latest electronic design actually works, then it’s not worth anything really. And if your design does fail to work, how do you find out exactly what is wrong with it?

Test and Measurement are critical for finding those issues within an electronic system design that prevent it from being fully functional.

Electronic components are also subject to a variety of tests that involve anything from physical inspection to product-level functional testing to verifying functionality in a network environment. However unglamorous as it is, Test & Measurement is an essential asset to the electronics design process.

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July 6, 2018 14:50

How low can you go?

What’s the smallest signal we can measure with a PicoScope 5000D Flexible Resolution Oscilloscope?

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August 6, 2018 13:48

Here comes the Sun! - Data Logging a Solar Panel.

Easy guide to setting up your Pico Datalogger using the output of a solar panel as an example.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The types I have used have used strain gauges in a Wheatstone bridge configuration. They produce a relatively low signal output in the presence of a common mode voltage from the bridge excitation voltage,...
  • 1 month ago

    Very handy tool for PSU troubleshooting.
    Worth it's money.
  • 3 months ago

    Looking at the winch spec I agree with Brads comment, the maximum current is 450A when the winch is full (4 layers of cable) and maximum load which I assume is where your 5.4kW input comes from. At this...
  • 3 months ago

    What duty cycle do you need? (How long between tests?)

    A common approach in situations like this is to use batteries, with the AC->DC supply charging the batteries. If the winch is only...
  • 3 months ago

    That would be some power supply, the only one that I can find is the Mean Well 1.2kW Embedded Switch Mode Power Supply (764-6943). I have put a link top right of this page.
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Test and Measurement

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Cable Testing – Choosing the right tool for the job

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Control your energy costs with Fluke’s three-phase power and energy loggers

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Oscilloscope: Cursors and Parameters

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Tips and solutions for air velocity measurements in ducts using Testo 440

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September 3, 2018 11:58

Oscilloscope Probes - How they can affect your measurement

Probe loading can change the signal you are measuring at the test point. Be sure that what you are measuring is the signal and not the probe loading effect.

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August 23, 2018 11:20

Oscilloscope Probes - Passive or Active which type should I use?

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August 8, 2018 14:53

Save time with RS Pro Multifunction Installation Tester

As well as not needing to carry around multiple instruments to perform installation tests, having a single instrument like the RS Pro Multifunction tester, can help speed up testing and save you money.

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August 8, 2018 13:32

Measure PCB current without breaking the circuit

Current measurement is simple when you can break the circuit or clip a clamp around the current carrying conductor, but in the case of a multi-layer PCB this is not always practical or possible, unless you have an I-prober form Aim-TTi

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August 6, 2018 13:44

Taking the Heat out of your Designs

Minimizing the heat within any printed circuit board design is critical, as excess temperature can reduce the operating life of the components. Fluke RSE Series infrared cameras enable you to pin-pointing the issue without making physical connections

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July 24, 2018 13:56

How fast can a UHF RFID reader detect tags?

UHF RFID readers have many practical uses, one of which is their ability to read information extremely quickly. To find out just how fast they are, we devised a test using HARTING RFID equipment and some high-performance electric racing cars…

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