Electronic Test and Measurement Topics

Topics beginning with "M"
M2M

machine to machine communications.

Machine Vision

machine interpreted images retrieved using optical sensors.

Magnet

Attract iron and are surrounded by a magnetic field.

Magnetic Field

an force around magnets, electric current and atomic orbits.

Magnetic Field Meters

Measure magnetic flux density/field strength.

Magnetic Field Sensors

detect fields of magnetism.

Magnetic Permeability

is a material's ability to become magnetized.

Magnetic Stripe

stripe of magnetic film bonded to a plastic card holding data.

Magnetic Structurescope

measure magnetic intensity of a ferromagnetic material.

Magnetic Susceptibility

Determines the maximum amount of Electro Static Discharge or Electrical Over Stress a piece of electronic equipment can withstand before damage is incurred.

Magnetic Test
Magnetometers

measure the intensity of a magnetic field.

Mainframes

Fully capable housing with power, cooling and emi protection ready to operate with the addition of instruments.

Maintenance

The upkeep of a test asset.

Manipulators

1) hold test heads for docking. 2) hold probes for positioning.

Manometers

Measure pressure of gas and vapor.

Manual Fixtures

Connect a UUT's test nodes to test connections by hand.

Manual Probe Stations

use hands on manipulation of viewing and positioning controls.

Manufacturing Defect Analyzers

Test for loaded PCB manufacturing defects, analyzing short circuits, open circuits, and some component values.

Mass Interconnect

Interface Connector Assembly with multitude of Test and Measurement signals.

Matrices

Grid array with switches at each circuit crossing connecting multiple inputs to multiple outputs.

Matrix

Grid array with switches at each circuit crossing connecting multiple inputs to multiple outputs.

MCU

a computer on a chip.

MDA

Test for loaded PCB manufacturing defects, analyzing short circuits, open circuits, and some component values.

Measurement

an acertained value.

Measurement Microphones

measure acoustic frequency, time and noise levels.

Measuring Receivers

measure radio signals.

Mechanical Fixtures

Use cams or levers to bring UUT to contacting elements.

Mechatronics

The field of study involving the analysis, design, synthesis, and selection of systems which combine electronic and mechanical components with modern controls and microprocessors.

Medical

having to do with medicine.

Megaco

Control protocol used in a network between a Media Gateway and a Media Gateway Controller.

Megohmmeters

measure high resistance values

Membrane Switch

A series of non-destructive tests measuring specified variables that may affect the performance of a membrane switch. (www.membrane-switches.com)

Memory

data retained.

Memory Testers
MEMS

Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems are a microstructure integration of electronics, sensors, actuators and mechanical components.

Mesh

Multi node hopping linking a reconfigurable path of communications.

Metal Detectors

detect the presence of metal.

Meteorological

having to do with weather and atmospheric phenomena

Meters

sense, display, measures; gas, water, electricity, particles, vibration, light or quanta.

Mezzanines

Is the stacking of cards into a single card that then plugs into the computer bus or data path.

MGCP

Media Gateway Control Protocol

Mic

Convert sound pressure to an electrical current.

Microcontroller

a computer on a chip.

Micro-CT

uses X-rays to cross-section specimen creating 3D image.

Microhmmeters

Measure low resistance in µA.

Micromanometers

Measure very small pressure.

Micro Ohmmeters

measure low resistance in µA.

Microphone Calibration

an accurate sound units of measure to facilitate comparison to and adjustment of instruments.

Microphones

convert sound pressure to an electrical current.

Micropositioners

places a probe on submicron test targets.

Micropositioning

places a probe on submicron test targets.

Micro-positioning

places a probe on submicron test targets.

Microprocessor

Chips that conduct logic operations or actions resulitng in a particular end.

Microscopes

Enlarge view of minute objects.

Microscopy

Microscopic examination.

Microspeaker

convert's an electrical signal to sound.

Microwave

Electomagnetic waves with wavelengths longer than those of infrared light. Frequencies range from 1 GHz to 300 GHz.

Microwave Amplifiers

boost signal power at low microwave frequencies acroos a broad spectrum.

Microwave Analyzers

Signal analysis of the radio frequency from 300 MHz to 300 GHz.

Microwave Attenuators

Reduce the amplitude of microwaves without distorting waveform.

Microwave Frequency Counters

Microwave Counters come in several type: Universal counters and RF counters; Continuous Wave (CW) microwave counters; CW microwave counter/power meters; Pulse and CW microwave counters.

Microwave Generators
Microwave Leakage

safety check to assure free from leaks.

Microwave Matrix

Grid array routing microwave signals.

Microwave Meters

Measure microwaves - electromagnetic waves having a wavelength from 300 mm to 10 mm (1 GHz to 30 GHz).

Microwave Oven

safety check to assure free from leaks.

Microwave Power Meters

measure electrical power in the range 30 MHz to 50 GHz.

Microwave Power Sensors
Microwave Probes
Microwave Spectrum Analyzers

Examine the spectral composition of waves with frequencies between 300 MHz and 300 GHz.

Microwave Switching

The routing of a microwave signal.

Microwave Synthesizers
Mil

Abreviation standing for military standard or grade.

Military

Abreviation standing for military standard or grade.

Milk
Millimeter Wave

extremely High Frequency in the range of 30 to 300 gigahertz.

Millimeter Wave Sources
Millimetre Band

extremely High Frequency in the range of 30 to 300 gigahertz.

Milliohmmeters

Measure low resistance in mA.

Milli-Ohmmeters

Measure low resistance in mA.

Mil-Std-1553

Interface Standard for Digital Time Division Command/Response Multiplex Data Bus

MIMO

Multiple-Input Multiple-Output multiplexes WLAN throughput to 100Mbs.

Mixed Signal

Integrated circuit that handles both analog and digital signals.

Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

Analyze both digital and analog signals.

MMIC

IC running at microwave frequencies.

M-Modules

Mezzanine-Module

Mobile App Testing
Mobile Network

Wireless net with service to a wide geography.

Mobile Phone

A mobile telophone which uses short range trasmitters in overlapping cells, arranged in a network with a common central unit making connections to regular telephone lines.

Mobile Radio

Portable rf communication between moving transceivers.

Mobile WiMAX

Wireless Metropolitan Area Network.

Modbus

communications protocol for sharing data between controllers.

Model

construction of a concept.

Modelers

construction of a concept.

Modeling

construction of a concept.

Modelling

construction of a concept.

Modem

Modulate and demodulate analog signal.

Modulation

the varying of amplitude, frequency, or phase.

Modulation Analysis

Measure and analyze radio transmitters and communication systems.

Modulation Analyzers

Measure and analyze radio transmitters and communication systems.

Modulation Meters

Meters that measure the process, or result of the process, of varying a characteristic of a carrier, in accordance with an information-bearing signal. (atis.org)

Modulators

Are devices which varies a characteristic of a repetitious electrical or electromagnetic wave of less than infrared frequency in accordance with a characteristic of an arbitrarily varying information carrying signal.

Module Carriers

Carrier Modules are highly-integrated small footprint board-to-board connectible packages.

Moisture Meters

Measure impedance to determine average moisture content.

Monitors

Continually examine for quality.

Monochromators

spatially separate colors of light to transmit a tunable narrow band..

Monolithic Microwave Intergrated Circuit

IC running at microwave frequencies.

MOSFET

Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

MOST

Media Oriented Systems Transport

Motherboards

A computers central PCB handling processing, power and interfacing to rest of system.

Motion Control

The direction of velocity and/or position.

Motion Controllers

Coordinate motion and timing.

Motor

propels movement.

Motorcycle

2 and 3 wheeled transportation.

Moving Probe Testers

multiple probes move robotically to contact integrated circuits, printed circuit and SMT boards.

MP3

MPEG Audio Layer 3 format.

MPEG

Moving Pictures Experts Group coding of audio-visual signals in a compressed format.

MPEG1

Digital 1.5 Mbit/s audio video compression standard.

MPEG-1

Digital 1.5 Mbit/s audio video compression standard.

MPEG2

Coding standard of moving pictures and thier audio information.

MPEG4 AVC

advanced video codec standard that delivers mix media streams over a broad range of bandwidths.

MPEG-4 Part 10

advanced video codec standard that delivers mix media streams over a broad range of bandwidths.

MSO

Analyze both digital and analog signals.

Multibus

An open architecture backplane computer bus.

Multichannel Analyzers
Multifunction Calibrators

An accurate temperature, pressure, frequency, voltage, current and other units of measure to facilitate their comparison to and adjustment of instruments.

Multifunction DAQ
Multifunction I/O
Multifunction Meters
Multimedia

Combines the use of several forms of media.

Multimeters

multi function measurement instrument.

Multimode Fiber

Optical fiber capable of supporting more than one mode of light propagation.

Multiplexers

Combine multiple signals into one signal.

Murray Loop

Use time domain reflectometry to locate signal loss or a Murray loop bridge.

MUX

Combine multiple signals into one signal.

MW

Electomagnetic waves with wavelengths longer than those of infrared light. Frequencies range from 1 GHz to 300 GHz.

MXI

Multisystem eXtension Interface