Exploring the Necessity of the Hot Hipot Test

Naturally, the mere mention of the more specific Hot Hipot test can bring about feelings of apprehension. Yet the concepts involved with the Hot Hipot test don’t have to be entirely elusive to operator and engineer alike. In fact, with a basic understanding of a Hipot test setup, it is relatively easy to understand, implement, and perform a Hot Hipot test.

The Capacitive Discharge Test

This article will define the test requirements, and discuss the methods used to obtain results. Limitations of the equipment used will also be discussed, so that lab personnel can be made aware and do their best to minimize tolerance errors.

Failure Analysis: A Road Map

Although the foundation of a failure analysis is rooted in science, there is also an art to completing one, successfully. The path from “problem discovery” to “problem solution” has many bumps and twists along the way and this article will hopefully help guide you on your journey.
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The Pitfalls of Pass/Fail Testing

You’re at your desk when the phone rings. It’s one of your production lines; they’re having failures with a part or a test that is critical to the safety of the product. They’ve shut down the line. You drop eve... Read More...
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Chroma Adds New 10MHz HF LCR Meter

Chroma Systems Solutions announced the addition of the Chroma 11050 HF LCR Meter precision test instrument designed to accurately measure and evaluate passive components at high speeds. Its measurement capa... Read More...
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Prepping for EMI Testing

1408 F3 coverLike it or not, most electronic designs today are subject to formal EMI testing. So even if you are new to EMI/EMC (electromagnetic interference/compatibility), you need to understand what is involved and how to best prepare for a trip to the EMI test lab.

EU Commission Expands REACH Test Methods

The Commission of the European Union (EU) has authorized additional test methods that can be used to assess the properties of materials under its regulations related to the registration, evaluation, authorizati... Read More...