Basic Types of Electronic Test Equipment

Response Testing Equipment

There are different types of electronic test equipment that you can choose. Each of them has different purposes and not all of them can be suitable for your work. Before you decide to buy one, you need to know the types and you will be able to tell which one is the most suitable for you.

Basic Electronic Testing Equipment
The basic electronic testing equipment is used to measure the electrical problems of the devices. The basic electronic testing equipment can be used for general electrical instruments. There are different kinds of basic testing equipment, such as a voltmeter, ohmmeter, ammeter, and multimeter. Each of them has different purposes and you need to choose the one that suits your needs.

Stimulus Signals Testing Equipment
The stimulus signal testing equipment is used to provide you with the source of DC power or energy. It ensures that you get the power under different kinds of conditions, such as any kind of Power Supplies, Signal Generator, Pulse Generator, and Digital Pattern Generator. Similar to the basic one, the stimulus signal testing equipment has their own specialty. Take, for example, the power supply is to convert the electrical energy, the signal generator is to generate the electronic signals, and etc.

Response Testing Equipment
The response testing equipment is to measure the electrical signal change over time. It is very important since it shows the amplitude, distortion, noise, frequency, and rise time. There are two kinds of response testing equipment, such as Oscilloscope and Frequency Counter. The Oscilloscope is used to measure the change of the electrical signal in a two-dimensional plot. While the Frequency Counter is used to measure the frequency of the repetitive signal and the elapsed time between events and this Frequency Counter is mainly used in the laboratory test.

Other Testing Equipment
The last type of electronic test equipment is pretty uncommon among the engineers, like LCR Meter. This LCR Meter is the tool we use to measure the resistance (R), capacitance (C), and inductance (L) of the electronic component. The design of this testing equipment is pretty simple so that you can read it easily. However, you can also find a more advanced design that will give you more accurate results.

The types of electronic test equipment are varied and not all of them can be very suitable for all kind of works. The types consist of the basic one and the professional one with a different range of prices.