Keeping test systems cost effective and efficient is the goal of every test engineer. When more than one device under test (DUT) or points of test are incorporated in the system, routing of signals becomes necessary. Understanding the switching of these signals from DUT to source or measure is important for system integrity. Designing the switching to meet the needs of the system requires knowledge of the DUTs, the number of DUTs, signal levels, speed required, and equipment that performs the routing of the signals. This seminar presents the basics of switching, from types of switches (relays, transistors, etc.) to switching systems (multiplexer, matrix, etc.).
Those that participate in the seminar will learn and understand:
• Types of switches (relays, transistors, etc.)
• Types of switching systems (multiplexer, matrix, etc.)
• Signal types to be routed (DC, AC, RF, etc.)
• Using multiple types of signal routing and switching in one system
• How to improve speed and accuracy of the system
This seminar is recommended for test engineers and system designers in production environments who wish to get a better understanding of switching in test systems.
PresenterDale Cigoy - Lead Application Engineer
Dale Cigoy is a lead application engineer for Keithley Instruments, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. He joined the company in 1976 after earning a B.S. in electronic technology from Capitol College. Before appointed to his current position, Mr. Cigoy wrote technical instruction manuals for Keithley products.
Keithley Instruments, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets complex electronic instruments and systems geared to the specialized needs of electronics manufacturers for high-performance production testing, process monitoring, product development and research. The Company has approximately 500 products used to source, measure, connect, control or communicate direct current (DC), radio frequency (RF) or optical signals. Product offerings include integrated systems solutions, along with instruments and personal computer (PC) plug-in boards that can be used as system components or stand-alone solutions. The Company's customers are engineers, technicians and scientists in manufacturing, product development and research functions. For more information, visit wwww.keithley.com