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Free Keithley Web-Based Seminar Explores Production Test Switching System Tips and Techniques

Free Keithley Web-Based Seminar Explores Production Test Switching System Tips and Techniques


Keithley Instruments, Inc., a world leader in advanced electrical test instruments and systems, will broadcast a free, web-based seminar titled "Tips and Techniques for Designing Cost-Effective, Efficient Switch Systems" on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. This one-hour seminar will present the basics of switching for production test applications, from types of switches to switching systems. To register for this event, visit www.keithley.com/events/semconfs/webseminars.

One of every test engineer's most important goals is keeping test systems cost-effective and efficient and switching is a major factor in ensuring this. Designing the switching system to meet the needs of the overall test system requires an in-depth understanding of the devices under test (DUTs), the number of DUTs, signal levels, required throughput, and switching hardware (switch mainframes, switch cards, etc.).

The seminar will address a variety of switching-related topics:

  • Types of switches (relays, transistors, RF switch, etc.)
  • Switch types (multiplexer switch, switch matrix, etc.)
  • Signal types to be routed (DC, AC, RF, etc.)
  • Combining multiple types of signal routing and switching in one system
  • Techniques for improving switching system speed and integrity

This seminar is recommended for test engineers and system designers working in high throughput production environments who wish to gain a better understanding of high efficiency switching in test systems.

Dale Cigoy, the seminar presenter, is a lead applications engineer for Keithley Instruments, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, which is part of the Tektronix test and measurement portfolio. Dale joined the company in 1976 after earning a B.S. in electronic technology from Capitol College. Prior to assuming his current post, Dale developed user documentation for a variety of Keithley products.

Event Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Two broadcast times:

  • Europe: 15:00 CEST
  • North America: 2:00 PM EDT

For More Information.

To register to participate in the online seminar, scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, at 15:00 CEST (9:00 AM EDT) for European participants and at 2:00 PM EDT for North America participants, visit www.keithley.com/events/semconfs/webseminars.

Keithley Instruments, Inc., www.keithley.com

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