Electronic Test and Measurement Topics

Topics beginning with "B"
Backplanes

An interconnection structure allowing multiple printed circuit boards to coexist using a single bus.

Back Planes

An interconnection structure allowing multiple printed circuit boards to coexist using a single bus.

Backshop

diagnosis failed LRU's to the failing SRU.

Ballast

Balance the current flow to lamps.

Banana Plugs

Male connector with outward protruding banana shaped springs.

Band

spectral range designation of a frequency range or wavelengths.

Band-pass Filters

Refine signal, allowing transmission of only frequencies within a specified, continuous frequency band, while predictably attenuating frequencies above and below the continuous band.

Bandpass Filters

Refine signal, allowing transmission of only frequencies within a specified, continuous frequency band, while predictably attenuating frequencies above and below the continuous band.

Bare Board Probes

Probe unpopulated circuit boards.

Bare Board Test

SMT and PCB check prior to being populated with components.

Bare Board Testers

check unloaded PCBs for opens, shorts, leakage and voltage breakdown.

Bare PCB Test

SMT and PCB check prior to being populated with components.

Bare Printed Circuit Board Test

SMT and PCB check prior to being populated with components.

Barometers

Measure atmospheric pressure.

Baseband

The original state of frequencies prior to modulation.

Base Station

Radio receiver / transmitter serving as the hub.

Bathymetry

measures water depth of oceans, seas and lakes.

Batteries Test
Battery

energy store.

Battery Analyzers

article - Advanced Battery Analyzers

Battery Capacity

Measure a battery's ability to store energy.

Battery Capacity Testers

determine the condition of batteries to provide power.

Battery Charger Analyzers
Battery Chargers

Send current through a battery to store the energy.

Battery Checkers

Verify battery integrity.

Battery Connectors

Connect a battery to the tester.

Battery Load Testers

determine the condition of batteries to provide power.

Battery Simulation

reproduce battery performance under test conditions.

Battery Simulators

reproduce battery performance under test conditions.

Battery Test
Battery Testers

verify battery integrity.

BBT

SMT and PCB check prior to being populated with components.

BD

Optical disk format using a blue-violet (405 nm) laser capable of storing 27GB on a single layer.

BDM

Microprocessor interaction with code test tool.

Beam Analyzers

measure the shape and intensity of a laser ray.

Beam Profilers

measure the shape and intensity of a laser ray.

Bed of Nails

an array of spring probes aligned to contact printed circuit boards.

Beer

1) world's most popular alcoholic beverage. 2) root flavored soda pop.

Bench

table top for staging and building test equipment

Bench Multimeters
Benchtop Chambers
BERT

Bit Error Rate Testers measure data integrity and express the ratio of received bits that are in error relative to the amount of bits received.

BER Test

Bit Error Rate Testers measure data integrity and express the ratio of received bits that are in error relative to the amount of bits received.

BER Testers

Bit Error Rate Testers measure data integrity and express the ratio of received bits that are in error relative to the amount of bits received.

Bessel Filters

Refine signal, exhibiting constant time delay.

BGA

Surface mount chip package, which uses solder balls for its connectors.

BGA Test Sockets

Ball Grid Array package test connection between BGA and board.

BIB

Printed circuit boards (PCB) filled with integrated circuit (IC) sockets for purposes of connecting an array of IC packages for burn-in test.

Biconical Antennas

attenna conductors are flared into two cones diametrically opposed, sharing a common axis and vertex.

Biconic Antennas

attenna conductors are flared into two cones diametrically opposed, sharing a common axis and vertex.

Bioacoustics

animal biological sound sensing, vocalization and communications.

Biodiesel
Bipotentiostats

Control two working electrodes potential individually.

Bird
BIST

"Built In Self Test" on-chip pseudo-random pattern generator.

Bit Error Rate Testers

Bit Error Rate Testers measure data integrity and express the ratio of received bits that are in error relative to the amount of bits received.

BitMaps

A digital graphic image composed of individual dots or pixels.

Blackbodies

controlled sources of thermal radiation, used to calibrate infrared radiation devices.

Blackbody

controlled sources of thermal radiation, used to calibrate infrared radiation devices.

Black Body

controlled sources of thermal radiation, used to calibrate infrared radiation devices.

Black Box

understands input and output values without knowledge of UUT's internal workings.

Blackburst

Blank video to sync video clocking.

Black Burst

Blank video to sync video clocking.

Blue Lasers

Wavelength 400-500 nm.

Bluetooth

10 meter short range frequency hopping radio link protocol operating at 2.4GHz at 700kbps.

Bluetooth Test
Blu-ray

Optical disk format using a blue-violet (405 nm) laser capable of storing 27GB on a single layer.

Board Test

The testing of printed circuit boards.

Board Test Fixtures

jigs which hold, align and engage pcb with test interconnect.

BoB

reroute signal paths to facilitate contact accessability.

Boundary Scan

Boundary Scan is a topic that contains the various types of testers designed to control and observe the behaviour within boundary scan devices and the circuitry around them.

Boundary Scan Software

Boundary Scan software is a comprehensive toolset for program development and diagnostics for boards designed with boundary-scan devices.

Breadboards

Board filled with electrical sockets for quick and replaceable component connections. Facilitates quick prototyping of electrical circuits.

Bread-boards

Board filled with electrical sockets for quick and replaceable component connections. Facilitates quick prototyping of electrical circuits.

Breaker Identifiers

match a circuit to a breaker.

Breaker Locators

match a circuit to a breaker.

Breaker Test Systems
Breaker Tracers

match a circuit to a breaker.

Breakout Boxes

reroute signal paths to facilitate contact accessability.

BRI

Basic Rate Interface is consumer ISDN service.

Bridge Amplifiers

Increase a transducers signal to measurable levels.

Bridges

span gaps.

Brix

gram measurement of sugar in an aqueous solution.

Broadband

Bandwidth > 512Kbps or signaling having numerous frequencies.

Broadband Amplifiers

amplify over a wide range of frequencies.

Broadband Analyzer
Broadband Antennas

transmit and recieve almost the complete frequency spectrum.

Broadband Power Amplifiers
Broadband Seismometers

measure motion over a broad range of frequencies.

Broadband Speed Test

Determines the amount of data transferred per second.

Broadband Test
Broadband Wattmeters

Measure RF power.

Broadcast

The Transmission of television, Internet or radio to a number of viewers or listeners.

BSDL

Boundary Scan Description Language

Bug Detectors

sense the presence of a survelliance device.

Built In Self Test

"Built In Self Test" on-chip pseudo-random pattern generator.

Bulk Call Generators

check telecom networks by call event validation.

Buried Cable
Buried Line
Burn-In

The application of current, typically at high temperatures, over periods of time to detect infant mortality.

Burn-In Boards

Printed circuit boards (PCB) filled with integrated circuit (IC) sockets for purposes of connecting an array of IC packages for burn-in test.

Burn-In Sockets
Burst Generators

Simulate quick transient noise interference.

Bus

One or more conductors or optical fibers that serve as a common connection for a group of related devices

Bus Adapters

An interface or adapter used to connect two non-compatible buses.

Bus Analyzers

analyze and debug computer systems based on standard bus formats.

Bus Interfaces

Enable bus interoperability.

Butterworth Filters

Refine signal, providing the flattest possible frequency in the passband, with a monotonic response.

Butt-in

telephone lineman's handset used for line test.

Butt Set

telephone lineman's handset used for line test.