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Keithley publishes switching test handbook


Keithley publishes switching test handbook
Cleveland, Ohio - May 5, 2008 - Keithley Instruments released the sixth edition of its Switching Handbook: A Guide to Signal Switching in Automated Test Systems. At more than 180 pages, this newest handbook covers the fundamentals of the switching function in test and measurement applications, providing useful, tutorial information on how to optimize switching test systems. The handbook is available for no charge at the company's website.

The handbook is divided into seven sections and discusses topics such as:
  • The switching function and switching components
  • Issues in switch system design
  • Switch configurations by signal type
  • Applications

    It also features three appendices, including a glossary of commonly used switching terms, switch card and switch module selector guides, and a discussion of safety considerations.

    This edition also includes information on the Series 3700 System Switch/Multimeter and Plug-in Card Family, Keithley's next-generation platform of switching and integrated digital multimeter (DMM) test solutions. The Series 3700 offers high quality, instrument grade switching for a wide variety of applications, including the performance demands of high channel count applications, with its ability to control up to 576 multiplexer channels in an industry-leading six-slot, 2U form factor. A high-performance integrated DMM option provides fast, low-noise measurements with resolutions up to 7½-digits at a price lower than typical 6½-digit DMMs.

    About Keithley Instruments, Inc.
    With more than 60 years of measurement expertise, Keithley Instruments has become a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems from DC to RF (radio frequency). Our products solve emerging measurement needs in production testing, process monitoring, product development, and research. Our customers are scientists and engineers in the worldwide electronics industry involved with advanced materials research, semiconductor device development and fabrication, and the production of end products such as portable wireless devices. The value we provide them is a combination of precision measurement technology and a rich understanding of their applications to improve the quality of their products and reduce their cost of test.
 Source: Luke Hager,, Cleveland, Ohio - May 5, 2008, Keithley publishes switching test handbook
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