Electronic Test and Measurement Topics

Topics beginning with "T"
T1

A phone line connection with data rates of 1.544Mbits per second over 24 channels running at 64Kbs.

T3

672 channels running at 64 Kbps and multiplexed to 43 Mbps

TACAN

TACtical Air Navigation is a military and more accurate version of VOR.

Tachometers

Measure number of rotations over time.

Tan Delta

test's dielectric loss to determine quality of insulator.

Tangent Delta

test's dielectric loss to determine quality of insulator.

TCAS

Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System

TCP/IP

Protocol suite governing internet communication.

TDC

Measures the time between a start and a stop pulse.

TDM

Digital multiplexing in which two or more apparently simultaneous channels are derived from a given frequency spectrum, i.e., bit stream, by interleaving pulses representing bits from different channels. (atis.org)

TDMA

Time Division Multiple Access

T-DMB

Terrestrial Digital Multimedia Broadcasting.

TDR

metallic cable fault locator.

TD-SCDMA

Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access

TEDS

Transducer Electronic Data Sheets

Telecom

Distant communication.

Telecommunication

Distant communication.

Telemetry

the science of information communication and storage with telecommunication devices.

Telephone

convert voiced sound to an electric signal for transmission over a network.

Telephone Line

Verification of telephone line or circuit signal quality and integrity.

Telephony

convert voiced sound to an electric signal for transmission over a network.

Telescopes

observe distant electromagnetic radiation.

Television

A form of telecommunication through the transmission of transient images of stationary or moving objects.

TEM Cells

transversal electromagnetic mode cells.

Temperature

a measurement of heat or cold.

Temperature Calibrators

Measure and source/simulate RTDs, thermocouples, Volts, and ohms to test and calibrate temperature sensors and transmitters.

Temperature Chambers

Life test cycling of temperature accelerating electronic degradation.

Temperature Chucks

control DUT's thermal state. Wafer

Temperature Controllers

Takes input from a temperature sensor and then sends a signal to control a heating or cooling element.

Temperature Forcing Systems

-40C to 150C thermal stress.

Temperature Humidity Chambers
Temperature Humidity Loggers

Record measurements of water vapour and temperature.

Temperature Loggers

Record the measurement of heat or cold.

Temperature Meters

Celsius or Fahrenheit measurement of the degrees of hotness or coldness.

Temperature Recorders

Record the measurement of heat or cold.

Temperature Sensors

Convert temperature into a measurable electrical signal.

Temperature Transmitters

Convey temperatures to a remote receiver.

TEMPEST

Telecommunications Electronics Material Protected from Emanating Spurious Transmissions.

Tension

forces causing extension.

Teradyne Fixtures

Fixtures that interface with Teradyne testers.

Terahertz

300 GHz to 3 THz

Teraohmmeters

measure in teraohms very high insulation resistance values.

Teraohm Meters

measure in teraohms very high insulation resistance values.

Teslameters

measures magnetic fields. 1 Telsa equals 1000 gauss. see also Gaussmeters

Tesla Meters

measures magnetic fields. 1 Telsa equals 1000 gauss. see also Gaussmeters

Test

to find acceptable or limits of.

Test Adapters
Test Call Generators

check telecom networks by call event validation.

Test Development

Create and run Tests made for the environment you are assessing.

Test Fixtures

UUT interconnect interchangeable with tester.

Test Heads

1) interchangeable assembly connecting test signals between DUT and ATE. 2) representation of a human head. 3) provide network test access.

Test Jigs

orient, afix and connect UUT to tester.

Test Laboratories

A facility in which supporting functions, such as (a) quality control checking and testing of equipment, links, and circuits, (b) troubleshooting, (c) activating, changing, and deactivating of circuits, and (d) technical coordinating and reporting, are performed. (atis.org)

Test Laboratory

A facility in which supporting functions, such as (a) quality control checking and testing of equipment, links, and circuits, (b) troubleshooting, (c) activating, changing, and deactivating of circuits, and (d) technical coordinating and reporting, are performed. (atis.org)

Test Labs

A facility in which supporting functions, such as (a) quality control checking and testing of equipment, links, and circuits, (b) troubleshooting, (c) activating, changing, and deactivating of circuits, and (d) technical coordinating and reporting, are performed. (atis.org)

Test Leads

Cable hook-up between a test node and test instrument.

Test Pattern

Test signals for the calibration and alignment of TV broadcast and reception equipment.

Test Pattern Generators
Test Program

Generate native system input events for the purposes of test automation, self-running demos, etc. (developer.com)

Test Programming

Consulting companies that provide/develop complete testing solutions or specific software capabilities or tools, and even end-product operation and maintenance training. Using a combination of original and generic capabilities, they save time, resources, and costs of the production company. (teradyne.com)

Test Program Set Development

provides set of UUT specific documentation, programming and interface.

Test Program Sets

set of UUT specific documentation, programming and interface.

Test Receivers

Devices whose purpose is to capture transmitted signal energy and record specified characteristics. These recordings are then examined to ensure that the sending device is working according to specifications. (www.techfest.com)

Test Sets

a group of elements used in concert to perform a test.

Test Sockets

provide electro mechano connection between DUT and ATE in hand testing applications.

Test Software

programs, procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computerized test set.

Test Systems

group of interoperable devices whose integration perform a common test purpose.

Test Transmitters
TETRA

ETSI standard governing mobile radio.

TFT

Thin film transistor array test.

THD

Is a measure of a signal's sum power of all harmonic components to the power of the fundamental frequency.

Thermal

The radiation of heat.

Thermal Cameras

Capture images through infrared imaging.

Thermal Chucks

control DUT's thermal state. Wafer

Thermal Conductivity
Thermal Imagers

Forward looking infrared focal plane array detector.

Thermal Imaging

The creation of a visible representation of detected heat signatures.

Thermal Shock

stress testing by rapidly changing temperature.

Thermal Shock Chambers
Thermal Simulation

Model heat generation and conduction.

Thermal Test

Designed to produce a temperature change in a device. The magnitude and rate of this change should induce a sufficient thermal stress fatigue to identify sources of potential failure without causing catastrophic failure of all components. (sigmasystems.com)

Thermal Viewers

Forward looking infrared focal plane array detector.

Thermistors

Types of resistors comprised of semiconductors, which measure temperature by gauging their change in resistance in congruence with changes in temperature.

Thermocouple Loggers

Data Acquisition from thermocouples and data record of termperature events.

Thermocouples

Thermocouples are junctions of two dissimilar metals that produce a very small voltage proportional to the temperature of the junction.

Thermocouple Simulators
Thermographic Cameras

Capture images through infrared imaging.

Thermometers

An instrument for measuring temperature.

Thermopile Sensors

detect small differential temperature with ion implanted piezoresistive elements.

Thin Film

layer of material ranging < a nanometer to > a micrometer in thickness.

Threat

danger sensed.

Three Phase

Three voltage waveforms at 120°,1/3 of a cycle offset in time.

Three Phase Energy Meter
Thumper

Used to locate and identify faults in all types of metallic paired cable. (tscm.com)

Thyristor

semiconductor used for high power switches, rectifiers or voltage regulators.

THz

Tremendously high frequency.

TIA

Telecommunications Industry Association

TICM

Forward looking infrared focal plane array detector.

Time

is an illusion of duration.

Time Code

Create a description of time as a sequence of numbers, signals or a data stamp.

Time Delay Relays

Time difference between two events. (thefreedictionary.com)

Time Domain Reflectometers

Used to locate and identify faults in all types of metallic paired cable. (tscm.com)

Time Interval Analyzers

Measure time between two events.

Time Interval Counters
Time Reference

An absolute criterion for measuring time.

Timers

Instrument used for registering intervals of time (durations, brief times), without any indication of the time of day. (www.fhs.ch/english/Eglossar.htm)

Time Standards

An absolute criterion for measuring time.

Time-to-Digital Converters

Measures the time between a start and a stop pulse.

Timing Generators
Timing Lights

Illuminate timing mark at moment of spark to piston position.

ToFD

Time-of-Flight Diffraction

Tomograph

imaging of an object from it's cross-sections.

Tomography

imaging of an object from it's cross-sections.

Tone Generators

A device, which puts out test tones at various frequencies to align a tape machine or for other testing purposes. (www.testing1212.co.uk)

Tone Senders

A device, which puts out test tones at various frequencies to align a tape machine or for other testing purposes. (www.testing1212.co.uk)

Tong Testers

combine meter and current probe into integrated instrument.

Torque

turning force.

Torque Meters

Measure rotational or torsional force.

Torque Sensors

measure rotational twisting force.

Torque Testers

Measure rotational or torsional force.

Torque Transducers

transduce rotational energy.

Total Harmonic Distortion

Is a measure of a signal's sum power of all harmonic components to the power of the fundamental frequency.

TPMS

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

TPS

set of UUT specific documentation, programming and interface.

TPS Development

provides set of UUT specific documentation, programming and interface.

Traces Cable

Identify a wire's path.

Traces Wire

Identify a wire's path.

Traffic Generation

simulate communications over a network.

Traffic Generators

simulate communications over a network.

Traffic Simulators

simulate communications over a network.

Trailer
Trainers

A course of instruction to raise proficiency.

Training

courses of how-to instruction assuring trainee viability.

Transceivers

both send and receive a signal.

Transducer Amplifiers

Increase a transducers signal to measurable levels.

Transducers

convert one form of energy into another.

Transformer Testers
Transient Generators

create sudden change of voltage, current, or load to test resilience to interference.

Transient Recorders

Record signal faults that are self rectifying.

Transistor

damage check for polarity, gain (5-1000 volts), and shorts.

Transmission

Measures the strength and integrity of a signal carried over wire, fiber or air.

Transmission Test Sets
Transmitters

Send signals

Transparent
Transponder

Upon receiving a particular rf signal transmit a response.

Transportation

the conveyance of someone or something.

Transport Stream

deliver byte-streams of video, audio and data.

Transport Stream Analyzers

file transmission analysis of video Transport Streams.

Transverse Electro-Magnetic Cells

transversal electromagnetic mode cells.

Triaxial Accelerometer

A three-axis accelerometer that can simultaneously measure acceleration in all three directions. (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

Tribology

Measure surface friction.

Tribometers

measure surface friction.

Triple Play

Bundled consumer offering of telephone, TV and internet.

TRMS Digital Multimeters

Read accurately in almost any situation and over a wider frequency range.

TRMS Multimeters

Read accurately in almost any situation and over a wider frequency range.

Truck

a wheeled vehicle that moves cargo.

True RMS Digital Multimeters

Read accurately in almost any situation and over a wider frequency range.

TSOP

Thin Small Outline Package

TSSOP

Thin Shrink Small Outline Package

TTL

Transistor–transistor logic.

Tunable Filters

refine signal, allowing adjustment of the frequency of the pass and rejection bands.

Tunable Lasers

adjustable lasers that emit variable wavelengths.

Tuneable Filters

refine signal, allowing adjustment of the frequency of the pass and rejection bands.

Tuners

Adjusts a signals frequency to one frequency or band of frequencies.

Turbine

Transfer flowing energy to a blade fastened on a rotary engine.

TV

A form of telecommunication through the transmission of transient images of stationary or moving objects.