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Teardown and Repair of a Fluke 196B Handheld ScopeMeter


In this episode Shahriar goes through the teardown and repair process of a Fluke 196B Handheld ScopeMeter. This unit, which has been purchased as a “dead” unit from eBay, is examined for faults. During the teardown, various PCB components, architecture and design is presented. The performance and functionality of the unit is verified with a few brief experiments. Finally, the schematic and block diagram of the Fluke 196B is explored for the finer details of its design and operation.

Teardown and Repair of an HP 8648C Synthesized Signal Generator


In this episode Shahriar attempts to repair an HP 8648C Synthesized Signal Generator from a dumpster dive. The cause of failure is investigated and traced. Alongside the repair efforts, the internal construction and components of the synthesizer are also presented. Various component teardowns are shown and described including the structure of the VCO used in the generator assembly. The functionality of the repaired unit is verified using an Agilent Power Meter and Rigol Spectrum Analyzer. Finally, the overall unit block diagram is presented and the principle of operation is described in detail.


Teardown and Operation of an Advantest TQ8325 Wavelength Meter


In this episode Shahriar presents the teardown of an Advantest TQ8325 Wavelength Meter. The principle operation of the instrument is explained along with a close up of the free space optics in operation. To verify the functionality of the unit, an infrared laser module is used as a CW coherent source. The impact of the laser diode’s temperature variation on the output wavelength is measured using the wavelength meter.

I’d like to Acknowledge Dr. Jeffery Lee for his consult and expertise on free space optics and fiber optic measurement systems.


Teardown and Repair of an Agilent E3634A Power Supply


In this episode Shahriar investigates the cause of failure of an E3634A DC Power Supply. The video features a step by step troubleshooting and teardown of the damaged power supply. Various schematics and block diagram of the power supply are presented. Will he be able to fix it?


Saleae Logic and Logic16 Product Teardown

Logic16 Teardown


In this episode Shahriar takes a look inside the “Logic”, “Logic16″ and USBee SX which were reviewed in the previous episode. The PCBs get a closeup inspection along with some insight into the design of these products. How do they compare? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to find out! Make sure to comment and join our Community Forum to discuss these products.



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