Electronic Test Instruments: Analog and Digital Measurements, second edition, offers a thorough, unified, up-to-date survey of the entire field of electronic instrumentation: instruments and techniques, digital and analog.
Author Robert A. Witte first introduces basic measurement theory, then covers each type of commonly used electronic test equipment. Using detailed examples, Witte shows how these systems are applied in real-world applications, introducing core functionality and showing how to choose the right instrument for each task. This new second edition has been updated throughout, reflecting the latest technologies and presenting extensive new coverage of digital oscilloscopes and power supplies.
Softcover, 371 pages
- Introduces essential measurement theory and explains its relationship to practical measurements
- Covers all mainstream test instruments, including meters, signal sources, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, power supplies, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, logic probes, and logic analyzers
- Presents circuit models and conceptual block diagrams that clarify the behavior of complex circuits and instruments
- Explains key commonalities and differences between digital and analog instrumentation from the user's standpoint
- Introduces advanced circuit concepts and techniques that help users achieve higher quality measurements
- Illuminates important concepts such as loading effect, grounding, and bandwidth
- 1. Measurement Theory
- 2. Voltmeters, Ammeters, Ohmmeters
- 3. Signal Sources
- 4. Oscilloscopes
- 5. Oscilloscope Measurements
- 6. Electrical Counters
- 7. Power Supplies
- 8. Spectrum and Network Analyzers
- 9. Logic Analyzers
- 10. Circuits for Electronic Measurements
- A. Table of Electrical Parameters, Units, and Standard Abbreviations
- B. Mathematical Derivations of Equations
- C. Binary, Hexadecimal, Decimal, and ASCII Table
About the Author
Robert A. Witte is Engineering Manager at Agilent Technologies, and is responsible for design and development of electronic test and measurement equipment. He has taught courses as an adjunct professor at two universities, and has written two books and numerous articles about test and measurement instrumentation.