Electronic Test and Measurement Topics

Topics beginning with "I"
I2C

IC serial bus protocol speed grades; standard mode: 0.1 / 0.4, fast mode: 1.0 / 3.4 / 5.0 Mbit/s are maximum ratings.

I²C

A slow Inter-Integrated Circuit bus protocol.

IAQ

condition of air in an enclosed space.

IC

circuitry on a chip.

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

IC Clips

Connect over the top of most chip formats contacting each chip lead.

ICE

Microprocessor interaction with code test tool.

ICMP

Internet Control Message Protocol.

ICP Microphones

measure acoustic frequency, time and noise levels.

IC Probes

Integrated Circuit Probes

ICT

Testing of short circuits, open circuits, component values and operation of ICs.

IC Test
IC Test Systems

chip diagnostics equipment to ID circuit failures.

ICT Systems
IDDQ

Integrated Circuit Quiescent Current.

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission.

IEEE

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEE 1149.1

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.

IEEE 1394

FireWire is a high speed serial databus as defined by IEEE 1394.

IEEE 1588

Precision Time Protocol

IEEE 488

General Purpose Interface Bus

IEEE 802.15.4

wireless personal area network protocol.

IEPE Microphones

measure acoustic frequency, time and noise levels.

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

IFTE

Integrated Family of Test Equipment for the U.S.ARMY. NGATS part of IFTE family

IGBT

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor

Ignition
I-Level

diagnosis failed LRU's to the failing SRU.

Illuminance Meters

measure the amount of light reaching a surface in footcandles or in lux.

ILS

Instrument Landing System provides 3d navigation to the runway.

Image Acquisition

capture, digitization and storage of an image.

Image Analysis

The extraction and analysis of data from images.

Image Analyzers

The extraction and analysis of data from images.

Image Sensor

Convert a pattern of light into an electrical signal.

Imaging

Perceives and captures visual representations of matter.

Impedance Analyzers

Measure impedance of a load.

Impedance Meters

measure the rate of voltage to current in a circuit at a specified frequency.

Impulse Generators

produce single electric pulses for device verification and fault detection.

Impulse Test

Check using a short surge of energy.

Impulse Winding Testers
In-circuit Emulators

Microprocessor interaction with code test tool.

In-circuit Probes

Contact test pads on completed PCBs.

In-Circuit Test

Testing of short circuits, open circuits, component values and operation of ICs.

In-circuit Testers
In-circuit Test Systems
Incremental Encoders

Measure movement by producing quadrature output codes corresponding to the amount of motion.

Indoor Air Quality

condition of air in an enclosed space.

Inductance

Store appreciable amounts of energy in a magnetic field using, typically, a coil of wire.

Industry Pack

Mezzanine standard supporting 16 bit transfers at 4 MHz.

Industry Pack Carrier
InfiniBand

Highly scalable single fabric I/O standard with 20Gb/s host connectivity and 60Gb/s switch to switch links.

Infrared

electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths 700nm to 1mm which are longer than visible light but shorter than microwaves.

Infrared Calibrators

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

Infrared Cameras

capture images through infrared imaging.

Infrared Imaging

imaging based on the detection of infrared radiation.

Infrared Laser Diode

Produce an IR beam.

Infrared Microscopes
Infrared Sensors

Detect infrared radiation and produce a measurable signal of the detected amount.

Infrared Thermometers

non-contact IR energy measurement to determine temperature.

Infrasonic Sound

< 20 cycles per second frequency.

Infrasound

< 20 cycles per second frequency pressure wave.

Injectors

Introduce known values.

In-line

In-line test equipment is specifically designed for testing production items on the manufacturing line.

Inspection

check and evaluate to a quality control value.

Inspection Systems
Installer Signal Meters
Instrumentation Amplifiers

A type of operational amplifier used when a circuit needs accuracy and stability.

Instrument Drivers

An instrument driver is a set of software routines that controls a programmable instrument (techonline.com)

Instrument Landing System

Instrument Landing System provides 3d navigation to the runway.

Insulation Oil

measures the breakdown voltage of insulating oils.

Insulation Power Factor

test's dielectric loss to determine quality of insulator.

Insulation Resistance

Applies a voltage across a dielectric and measures resistance.

Insulation Test

Check of a materials ability to prevent or reduce transmission.

Insulation Testers
Integrated Circuit

Passive or active components test and their interconnected circuitry in silicon or germanium.

Integrated Family of Test Equipment

Integrated Family of Test Equipment for the U.S.ARMY. NGATS part of IFTE family

Integrating Spheres

Uniformly scatter or diffuse light rays.

Integrators

Unite all or part of a test system. Integration

Interchangeable Virtual Instruments

a set of interchangeable instrument driver models

Interconnects

Links between systems, networks,nodes, equipment, devices, components and circuits.

Interface Adapters

Physical interface between interoperable elements.

Interfaces

connections between dissimilar environments.

Interface Test Adapters

Interface Test Adapter; Interface Connector Adapter: Interface Device

Interferometers

Combine waves to reveal their properties by measuring the pattern of interference.

Intermediate Level Test

diagnosis failed LRU's to the failing SRU.

Intermodulation

Two different rf signals whose interaction results in the forming of nonlinear spurious emissions.

Internet

Distributed networks interconnected to find, manage, and share information.

Internet Protocol

Protocol used to communicate data across the internet.

Interrogators

Send a transponders designated signal triggering a reply they display.

Inverters

Devices which change DC input into AC output or clean an AC Sinewave signal from AC source.

Ionisers

Neutralize static charge.

Ionizers

Neutralize static charge.

Ionizing

Neutralize static charge.

Ion Meters

Measures Ion concentrations.

IP

Protocol used to communicate data across the internet.

IPACK

Mezzanine standard supporting 16 bit transfers at 4 MHz.

IP Network
IPTV

Internet Protocol Television

IPTV Analyzers
IPTV Test
IPv4

Internet Protocol version 4.

IPv6

Internet Protocol version 6

IP Video

Video over Internet Protocol.

IR

electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths 700nm to 1mm which are longer than visible light but shorter than microwaves.

IR Calibrators

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

IR Cameras

capture images through infrared imaging.

IR Microscopes
Iron Loss

inductor energy loss due to changing magnetic field.

Irradiance

The incident of EMR on a surface.

IR Sensor

Detect infrared radiation and produce a measurable signal of the detected amount.

IR Spectrometers
IR Thermometers

non-contact IR energy measurement to determine temperature.

ISA

Industry Standard Architecture bus defining 8-bit or 16-bit I/0.

ISA Backplanes
ISDB

Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting.

ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network

ISDN Testers
ISO

International Standards Organization

ISO 9141

road vehicle diagnostic standard.

Isolation Amplifiers
Isolators

Isolate segments of circuits, elements of devices, or elements affecting devices.

Isotope

an element having same number of protons whose neutron number vary.

ITA

Interface Test Adapter; Interface Connector Adapter: Interface Device

IV

measure of current flow as a function of voltage.

IVI

a set of interchangeable instrument driver models

IVI Foundation

consortium founded to promote specifications for programming test instruments that simplify interchangeability, provide better performance, and reduce the cost of program development and maintenance.