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Basics of modeling transistors

By David Herres All transistors operate according to the exact same physical principles as diodes, the only difference being that they have greater complexity because there are additional P-N…

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The basics of diodes

By David Herres Ordinary crystalline silicon semiconductors work according to the same physical principles as the old-world galena (PbS, lead sulfide) cat’s whisker radio-frequency detectors in early crystal sets. The…

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MDO3104 overview, part three: Using the multifunction generator

The MDO3104 is more than just a scope; among the other functions it includes is a multifunction generator. David Herres covers how to set up the instrument to…

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MDO3104 overview, part two: Elementary measurements

Here’s how to set up the front panel of the Tek MDO3104 scope and make a few simple measurements.

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Compliance tester for DDR4 systems

Teledyne LeCroy, worldwide in high speed I/O analysis and protocol test solutions, announced its new Kibra 480 Compliance Analyzer. New DDR4 enabled systems are now available in the…

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Variable Frequency Drives: Viewing the DC Bus

Thursday, September 25, 2014

By David Herres In the field of motion control it’s often necessary to vary the speed of an electric motor and even reverse its direction of rotation. When…

The test center also houses a classroom and lab for training Stark State students in electrical and mechanical engineering as well as alternative energy programs including solar and wind energy, oil and gas, and fuel cells.

Timken and Stark St. College open Technology and Test Center

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A collaboration between The Timken Co. and Stark State College led to development of the new Technology and Test Center, the first testing facility of its kind to…

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Lion Precision’s Application Note To Improve Shaft Runout Measurement

Thursday, July 11, 2013

To help designers, engineers, and maintenance staff make better shaft runout measurements, Lion Precision has a new application note available on their website. Real-time shaft runout measurement is…

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Digital Design Tips and Tricks with a Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

by Faride Akretch, Technical Marketing Manager, Tektronix Use an MSO to efficiently implement digital designs while verifying and debugging signals. As electronic products become faster and more complex,…