Test & Measurement Techniques

Every Electronics Engineer Should Know


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A comprehensive primer from the editors of Microwaves & RF

Microwaves & RF editors Lou Frenzel and Chris DeMartino have created the ultimate guide to test and measurement. This is one to keep in the reference library.

This book targets engineers, technicians, scientists, and other technical professionals who have a need to understand basic electronic test and measurement processes. The book is a primer on DC and low frequency (<10 MHz) equipment and measurements. It covers basic voltage, current and power measurements as well as more advanced AC and digital test techniques. The book assumes some previous knowledge and experience with common test instruments but otherwise is a good first introduction to or refresher on the subject for those who need it.

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What’s inside: DC and low frequency test methods

  • Measurement accuracy, error, and precision
  • Standard voltage measurements
  • Resistance measurements
  • Capacitance and inductance measurements
  • Power measurements
  • Frequency measurements
  • Gain and attenuation measurements
  • Frequency response measurements
  • Time related measurements
  • Phase shift Measurements
  • Total harmonic distortion measurements
  • Testing serial digital interfaces
  • Boundary scan and JTAG
  • Instrument interfaces and ATE

Hopefully it will fill in the gaps of your own knowledge and educate engineers and techncians new to the field as well.

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Meet the Editors

Louis E. Frenzel Jr.
Communications Technology
lou.frenzel@penton.com

Lou Frenzel is a Contributing Editor for Electronic Design Magazine where he writes articles, blogs, technology reports, ebooks, and online material on wireless, communications and networking as well as the test and measurement. Lou has been writing for the magazine since 2000.

Formerly, Lou was a college professor and electronic engineer. He has 25+ years experience in the electronics industry. He held VP positions at Heathkit and McGraw Hill. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland. He is the author of 20+ books on communications, computers and electronic subjects.

Lou Frenzel was born on Galveston Island, Texas and currently lives with his wife Joan in Austin, Texas. He is a long-time amateur radio operator (W5LEF) and maker.

Chris DeMartino
Technical Editor
Microwaves & RF
lou.frenzel@penton.com

Chris has worked in the RF/microwave industry since 2004. Throughout this time, he has helped to develop and test a variety of RF/microwave components and assemblies for both commercial and military programs.

Chris has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University.

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