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      Buying a BERT: Making an Informed Decision

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      Buying a BERT: Making an Informed Decision

      Nicole Faubert 2021.03.22

      You know you need a bit error ratio tester (BERT), so now comes the somewhat daunting task of determining which one is best for your application. The last thing you want is to purchase an instrument t

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      #BERT #400GE #PAM4 #Data Center Infrastructure

      Create Arbitrary Waveform for Use in a Function Generator

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      Create Arbitrary Waveform for Use in a Function Generator

      Choon-Hin Chang 2021.03.18

      Introduction Advances in software, microprocessors, and display technology have expanded the capabilities of modern function generators. The latest models can produce a variety of signals, including c

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      Troubleshooting with Your Bench Test Instruments

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      Troubleshooting with Your Bench Test Instruments

      Bernard Ang 2021.03.15

      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

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      Don’t Trust Your Data Sheet Sampling Rate

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      Don’t Trust Your Data Sheet Sampling Rate

      Unknown 2021.02.12

      Digital storage oscilloscopes (DSOs) are the primary tools used today by digital designers to perform signal integrity measurements such as setup/hold times, eye margin, and rise/fall times. The two k

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      #Oscilloscopes

      Power Integrity: Quality Defines Performance in Electronics

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      Power Integrity: Quality Defines Performance in Electronics

      Lynnette Reese 2021.02.09

      The functional reliability of a product is directly proportional to the quality of the DC power inside. Stable DC supplies should not cause issues. Unstable DC supplies can cause unreliable performanc

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      Achieving valid self-discharge measurements: How external factors impact results

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      Achieving valid self-discharge measurements: How external factors impact results

      Ed Brorein 2021.01.08

      I was set to present a topic in person at the Novi Battery Conference in September, in Novi, Michigan. Things were looking good up until mid-August, and then the live event was finally cancelled due t

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      Analog Signals: Finding Out What You Don't Know

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      Analog Signals: Finding Out What You Don't Know

      Lynnette Reese 2021.01.08

      Your biggest doubt in declaring a production-ready moment should be that you don’t know what you don’t know. A high-volume production run would be costly to re-work if you find an elusive problem afte

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