Tools

Differential oscilloscope probes

By far the most used oscilloscope probes are the passive 10:1 attenuation probe. Next step in probe categories are active probes. Active probes succeed in practically eliminating reactive loading of the circuit under investigation by means of a small solid-state amplifier in the probe body adjacent to the tip. There are two main classes of

RLC measurements

This article is about measuring resistance, capacitance and inductance. The measurements described here talks about measuring components that not wired into any circuit. Resistors, Inductors and Capacitors are the most commonly used passive components in almost every electronics circuit. Out of these three the value of resistors and capacitors are commonly marked on top of

Behringer CT100 look inside

Behringer Cable Tester CT100 is a pretty nice and cheap cable tester for all kinds of audio cables.The CT100 accepts many type of cable you might use in a recording or live performance situation: XLR, mono and TRS phone (¼”, 1⁄8″, TT), RCA and even MIDI. here are three operating modes: Cable Test, installed Cable

tinySA RF spectrum analyzer

TinySA is an amazing gizmo! I have already posted some video link on TinySA and here is some mode material on it. RF testing is getting quite popular these days, with many devices featuring wireless capabilities. However, RF test devices are quite expensive, or at least have been, as on few recent years many affordable

Cable tester NF-8209 tested

NOYAFA NF-8209 Network Cable Tester is used to measure cable continuity. It enables the measurement of connection errors in UTP / STP twisted pairs. The device is manufactured by SHENZHEN NOYAFA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD and sold with several different brand names. NF-8209 Main features: 1. Two scan modes selectable: AC filter & Non AC filter.

Hot air soldering videos 2

SparkFun Hot Air Rework with David Stillman PACE Inc. Soldering SMD fine pitch component (8a) Hot Air Mini Wave Soldering How to solder a 1206 SMD resistor with solder paste (caution, very delicate) Surface Mount (SMD) Hot Air Soldering Soldering an xDrip PCB, Part 1 Easy way to Solder Surface Mount Parts! – How I

Hot air soldering videos

Miniature Hot Air Gun for SMT Rework from Banggood Easy way to Solder Surface Mount Parts! – How I do it Degree LCD Adjustable Electronic Heat Hot Air Gun IC SMD BGA Desoldering Station with 4 Nozzles HD DX: GONGJUE 8018LCD 0.8″ LCD Screen Portable Temperature-controlled Hot Air Gun Quickly Pulling out SMD with Hot

Desoldering iron

In electronics, desoldering is the removal of solder and components from a circuit board for troubleshooting, repair, replacement, and salvage. There are many techniques how to desolder. Check out videos How to Desolder Through-Hole Parts, Why Some Joints are Difficult and Desoldering Components – Tips and Tricks. Desoldering tools and materials include the following: Solder