Using Paper Protos to Check EAGLE Footprints

Checking Paper FootprintChecking footprints in a PCB layout review with only the on-screen file can be a pain in the neck.  There are many different measurements that need to be made for each individual part, and the mouse-based measurement tool can be somewhat obnoxious to get exactly on the edge of a pad.

There is a much faster way assuming one has all of the parts on hand: print out a to-scale paper prototype and place all of the components on the board.  It is fast to setup, and visually inspecting each component takes about 30 seconds.  There are, however a few tricks to be sure the printout is to scale.  I wrote an article on Element14 with step-by-step instructions.

Read the Full Article Here!

E14: Reviewing Fluke’s VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

This past week I got a Fluke VT04, a Visual IR Thermometer.  It is basically a $1,000 version of the very expensive IR cameras.  While it doesn’t have the resolution or nice image viewing computer software, boy was it easy to use!

Still, given the amazing performance of the Mikron TH7515 from my Keithley days I can say you get what you pay for.  The more precise uses for an IR camera can’t be used with the VT04, but the grunt measurements work just fine, making it a wonderful addition to an EE’s bench!

To read the review and learn how an IR camera can be used by someone who designs electronics,

Read the Full Article Here!

E14: Reviewing Fluke’s VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

This past week I got a Fluke VT04, a Visual IR Thermometer.  It is basically a $1,000 version of the very expensive IR cameras.  While it doesn’t have the resolution or nice image viewing computer software, boy was it easy to use!

Still, given the amazing performance of the Mikron TH7515 from my Keithley days I can say you get what you pay for.  The more precise uses for an IR camera can’t be used with the VT04, but the grunt measurements work just fine, making it a wonderful addition to an EE’s bench!

To read the review and learn how an IR camera can be used by someone who designs electronics,

Read the Full Article Here!

E14: Reviewing Fluke’s VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

This past week I got a Fluke VT04, a Visual IR Thermometer.  It is basically a $1,000 version of the very expensive IR cameras.  While it doesn’t have the resolution or nice image viewing computer software, boy was it easy to use!

Still, given the amazing performance of the Mikron TH7515 from my Keithley days I can say you get what you pay for.  The more precise uses for an IR camera can’t be used with the VT04, but the grunt measurements work just fine, making it a wonderful addition to an EE’s bench!

To read the review and learn how an IR camera can be used by someone who designs electronics,

Read the Full Article Here!

E14: Reviewing Fluke’s VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

This past week I got a Fluke VT04, a Visual IR Thermometer.  It is basically a $1,000 version of the very expensive IR cameras.  While it doesn’t have the resolution or nice image viewing computer software, boy was it easy to use!

Still, given the amazing performance of the Mikron TH7515 from my Keithley days I can say you get what you pay for.  The more precise uses for an IR camera can’t be used with the VT04, but the grunt measurements work just fine, making it a wonderful addition to an EE’s bench!

To read the review and learn how an IR camera can be used by someone who designs electronics,

Read the Full Article Here!

E14: Reviewing Fluke’s VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

This past week I got a Fluke VT04, a Visual IR Thermometer.  It is basically a $1,000 version of the very expensive IR cameras.  While it doesn’t have the resolution or nice image viewing computer software, boy was it easy to use!

Still, given the amazing performance of the Mikron TH7515 from my Keithley days I can say you get what you pay for.  The more precise uses for an IR camera can’t be used with the VT04, but the grunt measurements work just fine, making it a wonderful addition to an EE’s bench!

To read the review and learn how an IR camera can be used by someone who designs electronics,

Read the Full Article Here!

E14: Reviewing Fluke’s VT04 Visual IR Thermometer

This past week I got a Fluke VT04, a Visual IR Thermometer.  It is basically a $1,000 version of the very expensive IR cameras.  While it doesn’t have the resolution or nice image viewing computer software, boy was it easy to use!

Still, given the amazing performance of the Mikron TH7515 from my Keithley days I can say you get what you pay for.  The more precise uses for an IR camera can’t be used with the VT04, but the grunt measurements work just fine, making it a wonderful addition to an EE’s bench!

To read the review and learn how an IR camera can be used by someone who designs electronics,

Read the Full Article Here!