Electronic Test and Measurement Topics

Topics beginning with "A"
Absolute Encoders

Measure motion by resolving unique signal output for every movement.

Absorbing Clamps

Measure radiated emissions of cables.

AC

Current Alternates direction of flow cyclically.

Accelerometers

convert acceleration into electrical signals, usually denoted as a

AC Clamp Meters

measures AC voltage and current without contacting condutors.

AC Current Clamps

wrap around conductors to measure current.

AC Current Probes

wrap around conductors to measure current.

AC DC Clamp Meters

measure AC-DC amperage without contacting conductors.

AC/DC Current Probes
AC/DC Power
AC DC Programmable Power Supplies
AC Electronic Loads

Simulate voltage, current and power ranges.

AC Hipot
Acoustic

the study of sound in the scope of eTesters.

Acoustical

the study of sound in the scope of eTesters.

Acoustical References

Standard for calibrating sound level meters and sound measuring systems.

Acoustic Analyzers

characterize sound.

Acoustic Calibration

assure sound measurement accuracy. Microphone Calibrators

Acoustic Calibrators

assure sound measurement accuracy. Microphone Calibrators

Acoustic Cameras

locate and characterize sound.

Acoustic Chambers

shielded rooms designed to attenuate sound.

Acoustic Doppler Profilers

Measure water current velocity across a range of depths.

Acoustic Intensity

magnitude and direction of sound waves.

Acoustic Microscopes

use high frequency ultrasound to image material.

Acoustic Microscopy

use high frequency ultrasound to image material.

Acoustic Sources

Standard for calibrating sound level meters and sound measuring systems.

AC Power Supplies

Supply Alternating Current (AC) electricity to output loads.

AC Shunts

Allow high accuracy measurement of AC power and current.

AC Sources

Waveform of an Alternating Current circuit is typically a perfect sine wave cycling up and down.

Active Filters

Require power to operate, using active devices and passive components in a frequency-selective network, only passing certain frequencies.

Actuators

Converts a signal to an action.

AC Voltage Detectors
Adapters

Interfaces that facilitate interconnect between two dissimilar elements.

ADAS

advanced driver assistance system.

ADC

quantization of an analog signal into a digital signal.

A/D Converters

quantization of an analog signal into a digital signal.

ADCP

Measure water current velocity across a range of depths.

Adhesion

grip strength of two substances when stuck together.

ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line with transmission rates of 8 MBps downstream and 768Kbps upstream over twisted pair.

ADSL2

12 Mbits/s downstream and 3.5 Mbits/s upload speed.

ADSL2+

Doubles the bandwidth (ADSL) close up, boosts it nicely in middling ranges and pushes high-speed always-on data over telephone lines out to 18,000 feet.

ADSL Testers
ADTS

check air data avionics.

AdvancedMC

Advanced Mezzanine Card

AdvancedTCA

Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture

Aeroplane

Aircraft Test is comprised of Aircraft data collection, monitoring, communication and analysis tools.

Aerospace

Test of aloft craft and equipment .

AES

audio engineering society or Advanced Encryption Standard.

AFDX

Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet

AFM

Nanometer size probe which scans for surface deflections.

Agilent Fixtures

Position and connect a pcb to it's test nodes and interfaces to ATE.

Aircraft

checks to assure airworthiness.

Air Data

measures of piloting performance.

Air Flow Meters

measure velocity or pressure of the wind.

Airplane

Aircraft Test is comprised of Aircraft data collection, monitoring, communication and analysis tools.

Air Quality

condition of atmosphere to sustain life.

Airspeed

The speed through or of air.

Air Speed

The speed through or of air.

Air Velocity Meters

measure velocity or pressure of the wind.

Alligator Clips

Jaw like spring loaded gripping teeth test lead connector.

Alpha Beta Gamma

Three types of particle radiation.

Alternating Current

Current Alternates direction of flow cyclically.

Altimeter

measure altitude.

Altitude Chambers

Evacuate air simulating low atmospheric pressure at different elevations.

AM

Amplitude Modulation is a wave that is in direct proportion to the modulating signal.

AMC

Advanced Mezzanine Card

Ammeters

measure in amperes the magnitude of current.

Amplifiers

increase the amplitude of a signal.

Amplitude

Amplitude Intensity Modulation

Analog

representation of a signal that varies over an infinite range of values.

Analog Comparators

Compare analog values.

Analog Input Output

Analog I/O are Devices that have the capability of sending and receiving analog signals.

Analog I/O

Analog I/O are Devices that have the capability of sending and receiving analog signals.

Analog Multimeters

analog display multi function measurement instrument.

Analog Oscilloscopes

Analog oscilloscopes directly apply a voltage being measured to an electron beam moving across the oscilloscope screen, which deflects the beam up and down, tracing the waveform on the screen. (fluffah.phy.uncwil.edu)

Analog-to-Digital Converters

quantization of an analog signal into a digital signal.

Analogue

representation of a signal that varies over an infinite range of values.

Analytics

to decipher.

Analyzers

examine data methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.

Anechoic Boxes

enclosures that dampen rf or sound reflection within and stop exterior noise.

Anechoic Chambers

enclosures that dampen RF or sound reflection within and stop exterior noise.

Anechoic Enclosures

Enclosures that dampen rf or sound reflection within and stop exterior noise.

Anechoic Rooms

Enclosures that dampen rf or sound reflection within and stop exterior noise.

Anemometers

measure velocity or pressure of the wind.

Antenna Analyzers

examine antenna's capability to recieve and/or transmit wireless rf signals.

Antenna Measurement

Testing to characterize an antenna.

Antennas

any structure or device used to collect or radiate electromagnetic waves.

Antenna Software
AOI

Automated Optical Inspection

APCO 25

Project 25 is a digital radio communications standard.

Appliance

Household devices using electricity to perform thier function.

Application Security Testing

assures web application vulnerabilities are identified.

ARB

produce repeating sine, triangle, square, ramp, pulse, or DC waveforms.

Arbitrary Waveform Generators

produce repeating sine, triangle, square, ramp, pulse, or DC waveforms.

ARINC

Abbreviation for Aeronautical Radio, Inc., develops transportation communications standards.

ARINC429

Standard that is used on virtually all commercial aircraft.

ARINC 429

Standard that is used on virtually all commercial aircraft.

ARINC 629

ARINC 629 refers to the ARINC 629 data bus standard. (arinc.com)

ARINC 664

Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet

ARINC 708

Describes the characteristics of an airborne pulse Doppler Weather Radar system intended for installation in commercial transport type aircraft.

ARINC 717

Standard for a Digital Expandable Flight Data Acquisition and Recording System

ARINC 818

Avionics digital video interface and protocol.

Armature

the moving conductor in a magnetic field.

Armature Testers

locate shorts, opens and grounds in armatures. Armature jug used for beer.

Artificial Sun

replicate the sun's light.

ASIC

Application Specific Integrated Circuits are application specific custom made ICs.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode

Testing Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) communications and network equipment includes three primary testing phases: conformance verification; interoperability testing; performance benchmarking

ATCA

Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture

ATE

equipment that automatically analyzes functional or static parameters to evaluate performance.

ATE Fixtures

Holding and positioning assemblies to guide UUT I/O access by automated test equipment.

ATE Integration

develop and build all or part of automatic test systems. Integrators

ATE Integrators

develop and build all or part of automatic test systems. Integrators

ATE Software

Software for equipment designed to automatically analyze functional or static parameters of electronic assemblies in order to evaluate performance degradation. (itmconsulting.org)

ATLAS

Abbreviated Test Language for Avionics Systems

ATM

Testing Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) communications and network equipment includes three primary testing phases: conformance verification; interoperability testing; performance benchmarking

ATM Analyzers

Analyze asynchronous transfer mode communications and networks.

ATML

Automatic Test Markup Language

Atmosphere

a planet's surface to space, space.

Atomic

of or related to atoms.

Atomic Force Microscopes

Nanometer size probe which scans for surface deflections.

ATPG

Automatic Test Program Generation or Automatic Test Pattern Generation

ATS

All necessary elements brought together to test a UUT.

ATSC

"Advanced Television Systems Committee" digital television standard.

Attenuator Pad

Fix the degree of attenuation.

Attenuators

Reduces the amplitude of a signal without appreciably distorting its waveform.

ATX Power Supply Testers

checks Advanced Technology eXtended power supplies.

Audio

Electrical conversion of a sound pressure wave.

Audio Amplifiers

This topic is for test equipment that is designed for the testing of audio amplifiers.

Audio Analysers

Evaluate acoustic, electro, and mechano frequencies.

Audio Analyzers

Evaluate acoustic, electro, and mechano frequencies.

Audio Cable Testers
Audio Engineering Society

audio engineering society or Advanced Encryption Standard.

Audio Generators

Produce audio waveforms for use in analysis of devices that employ audio signal.

Audio Signal Generators
Audio Spectrum Analyzers

characterize audio frequencies between 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

Audio Test
Audio Testers
Autocorrelators

measure in femtosecond or picosecond optical pulse duration.

Automated Optical Inspection

Automated Optical Inspection

Automated Test Equipment

equipment that automatically analyzes functional or static parameters to evaluate performance.

Automated Test Equipment Software

Software for equipment designed to automatically analyze functional or static parameters of electronic assemblies in order to evaluate performance degradation. (itmconsulting.org)

Automated Test Systems

All necessary elements brought together to test a UUT.

Automated X-ray Inspection
Automatic Test Equipment

equipment that automatically analyzes functional or static parameters to evaluate performance.

Automatic Test Equipment Software

Software for equipment designed to automatically analyze functional or static parameters of electronic assemblies in order to evaluate performance degradation. (itmconsulting.org)

Automatic Test Systems

All necessary elements brought together to test a UUT.

Automobile

four wheeled car transport.

Automotive

Car industry or about cars.

Automotive Diagnostics
Avionics

all aviation electronics assurance.

Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet

Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet

AWG

produce repeating sine, triangle, square, ramp, pulse, or DC waveforms.

AXI
AXIe

AdvancedTCA Extensions for Instrumentation and Test.