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The Test Engineer's Measurement Handbook
How to Design Tests for 1st-Pass Success
Van Brollini's new book is an essential addition to the test engineer's library, as well as the library of any product manager.

The Handbook contains practical advice that is based on Mr. Brollini's extensive experience with test development, including unique insights that I have not seen elsewhere, insights that will provide the test engineer with a quantum leap in productivity.

The test engineer will also appreciate the fact that Brollini's methods -- clearly presented as a series of rules, tips, and straightforward equations -- are practical and cost-effective, illustrated by real-world examples throughout.

The Handbook's teachings can be applied with basic math and spreadsheet tools, although Brollini does recommend Design Master™ for best efficiency, particularly for more advanced applications.

(I have known Van for many years, as he was one of the first engineers to adopt our Design Master software. From time to time he has offered suggestions for improvements, which were incorporated into the software.)

-Ed Walker, DACI
Introduction
Idea
Goal
Benefits
Measurement Handbook Overview
  1. Focus on the Problem
  2. Focus on the Solution – 7 Step Process
  3. Ten Times Better Rule
  4. Continuum of Errors
  5. Basic Measurements Vocabulary
  6. Basic Understanding of Error Specification – Measure OR Force Errors
  7. Advance Understanding of Error Specification
  8. Ten Times Better Rule Compared to Gage R&R
  9. Improving Specification Error - Tare
  10. Improving Specification Error - Focus Calibration
  11. Simplified Error Budget Analysis – Measure AND Force Errors
  12. Complex Error Budget Analysis – Measure, Force, AND Component Errors
  13. Improper use of Upper and Lower Specification Limits
  14. How to Validate the Measurements
  15. Electrical Test Guardbands
  16. Understanding Instruments
  17. Final 2 Steps AFTER Instrument Validation
  18. Final Conclusion – Design for 1st Pass Success
APPENDIX A – Evaluating a Vendor's Instrument
APPENDIX B – Calculating Tolerance to Sigma Ratio versus (USL-LSL) Multiplier
APPENDIX C – Suggested Cheat Sheet Made from Instrument Specification
CONTENTS
by Van Brollini
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