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Build a simple GO/NO-GO circuit for testing large quantities of surplus semiconductors.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Apr 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 38

Technique to test semiconductors for susceptibility to ESD (electrostatic damage) utilizes a piezo-electric gas igniter to produce a fast rise-time, short-duration, high-voltage pulse.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jul 1997 (v.53#7) pg. 42

Basic techniques for testing of common semiconductors (solid-state devices). Part 1.
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1999 (v.70#11) pg. 8

Basic techniques for testing of common semiconductors (solid-state devices). Part 2.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1999 (v.70#12) pg. 8

Audible continuity and semiconductor checker.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Oct 1966 (v.76#4) pg. 86

Semiconductor test set. Easy-to-use test set measures leakage, current, and transistor beta. Will also test diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers (SCR).
ELECTRONICS WORLD Nov 1967 (v.78#5) pg. 74
Correction ELECTRONICS WORLD Feb 1968 (v.79#2) pg. 17

All new basic course in electricity and electronics. Semiconductor testing. Learn how typical semiconductor tests can be made.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Sep-Oct 1973 (v.13#5) pg. 87

Semiconductor tester circuit allows you to test unmarked semiconductor components without damaging them in the process.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 93

Low-power semiconductor tester checks two- and three-legged solid-state devices, plus SCR's. Modification for testing higher-powered transistors, SCR's, and diodes is also shown.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jun 1987 (v.4#6) pg. 91

The Semianalyzer. This versatile instrument tests semiconductors for type, condition and number of junctions, the circuitry around the devices, and other components. Est. cost: $140. Part 1. Wiring the main printed-circuit assembly.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 34
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1988 (v.5#7) pg. 78

The Semianalyzer. Part 2. Final assembly, checkout, calibration and use tips.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 54

The Semianalyzer. Part 3. Add signal-tracing and signal-injection.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1988 (v.5#11) pg. 56

Direct-current electronic voltmeter. Almost non-loading voltmeter measures from 0.5 to 150 volts. This unit is ideal for testing semiconductor circuits because of its input resistance of only 1 megohm-per-volt on the lowest ranges. Est. cost: $20.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1967 (v.27#5) pg. 57

A discussion of the techniques for testing semiconductors.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1972 (v.2#6) pg. 100

Put your multimeter to use testing semiconductors, SCR's, triacs and your car.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1974 (v.6#6) pg. 94

Curve tracer checks semiconductor quality from breakdown voltage to beta. Used with an oscilloscope. Also can check capacitors and inductors.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1976 (v.9#3) pg. 58
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1976 (v.10#4) pg. 6

Build a pair of "lazy-leads". Eliminate switching leads when testing semiconductors with an ohmmeter by using this simple device.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1979 (v.15#6) pg. 78

Testing semiconductors. Part 8. Testing TTL devices and what the results mean.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1988 (v.59#1) pg. 63

Testing semiconductors. Part 9. More on testing TTL devices, including low-power, high-speed, and Schottky types.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1988 (v.59#8) pg. 61