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A programmable IC tester. 256 different combinations of logic levels are sent to the IC under test and a running test of up to 6 data outputs are compared with the results of another identical IC known to be good. The unit can test both combinatorial ICs such as logic gates and sequential ICs such as flip flops.
BYTE Jun 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 28

Switchable test socket can be used to isolate or monitor a signal at any selected IC or carrier pin and provide a convenient means for selectively injecting test signals.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Jun 1983 (v.21#6) pg. 56

Probe for locating invisible short circuits in digital ICs.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Sep 1983 (v.21#9) pg. 26

In-circuit and out-of-circuit IC tester. Tests most parts in most TTL families, as well as TTL-compatible MOS and CMOS devices. An RS-232 interface allows a computer connection for uploading and downloading test routines. Est. cost: $300 (kit).

Digi-Lyzer IC tester. Features zero-insertion force socket, battery power, status indicators, a method of applying power to any pin using a push button, etc.

PC-based test bench. Part 4. Digital logic IC tester and identifier capable of testing 7400, 5400, and 4000 series IC's, plus others. Accepts 14- through 24-pin DIP's. Est. cost: $209 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Oct 1992 (v.63#10) pg. 47

Build a simple, passive integrated-circuit tester which can test ICs in a circuit and does not need to be reconfigured for each device to be tested. Also functions as a logic analyzer. Designed for testing TTL and CMOS devices powered by +5 volts.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jan 1995 (v.66#1) pg. 41

Mini logic analyzer with eight inputs/outputs is used in conjuction with an IBM-compatible computer. Each output can be programmed with up to a 64-bit pattern. Unit also serves as a digital integrated circuit tester. Est. cost: $30.
ELECTRONICS NOW Feb 1995 (v.66#2) pg. 47
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1995 (v.66#7) pg. 12

Analogic IC tester. Check out both digital and analog ICs with this home-brew combo tester. Est. cost: $50 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Apr 1996 (v.67#4) pg. 31

An introduction to boundary scan testing, a new standard that makes it easier than ever to test microprocessors, digital signal processors (DSPs) and other complex digital integrated circuits.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1997 (v.68#6) pg. 49

Troubleshooting integrated circuits. Part 1. The functional approach.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Jul 1967 (v.78#1) pg. 34

Troubleshooting integrated circuits. Part 2. New test equipment techniques.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Aug 1967 (v.78#2) pg. 37

Convert a standard 14 pin or 16 pin IC test clip to an IC test instrument by adding a subminiature LED and a current limiting resister to each of the 14 or 16 leads. Whenever +5 volts appears on one of leads of the IC being tested, the corresponding LED lights up.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1978 (v.18#2) pg. 55

How to identify unknown IC's. A logical exploration of IC characteristics will uncover a chip's function and help you give it a proper name.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Jan-Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 32

Digi-lyzer Digital IC tester is designed around two zero-insertion force sockets wired in parallel. Voltage can be applied to any pin simply by pushing a button. LED's show source of voltage at each pin.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Aug 1987 (v.4#8) pg. 42

Troubleshooting integrated circuits with a DMM (digital multimeter).
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 67

IC testing, a complete system. An IC tester is used in conjunction with a SWTP 6800 microcomputer and assembly language software to locate most static faults in TTL and DTL integrated circuits. Est. cost: $50.

Build this IC logic tester and parallel I/O expander and then use your microcomputer to test integrated circuits. Includes a partial listing of the North Star BASIC program.

Build a CoCo testlab. How to use a Radio Shack Color Computer to test ICs, transistors, diodes, and capacitors. Testlab is a hardware/software system. It consists of a build-it-yourself plug-in board and BASIC programs. No need to modify the actual computer. Instructions for using a Commodore 64 computer are also included. Part 1. Fabricating the printed-circuit board.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 16
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1986 (v.3#4) pg. 4

Build a CoCo testlab. How to use a Radio Shack Color Computer to test ICs, transistors, diodes, and capacitors. Part 2. How to use the testlab. Includes listing of the IC Tester program and Capacitance Meter program, both written in BASIC.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1986 (v.3#3) pg. 48
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1986 (v.3#8) pg. 5

A 16-channel digital IC tester simplifies troubleshooting digital circuits.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1987 (v.4#12) pg. 66

IC test system consists of a 10,000-ohm input-impedance probe for checking integrated circuits mounted on a circuit board and a test set with a built-in and 2- and 10-Hz trigger pulse generator with 14-pin in-line and 8-pin round IC sockets for out-of-circuit tests.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1969 (v.30#4) pg. 69

Digi-Viewer, a visual device that indicates the state of every stage of an IC while it is operating in the circuit. Usable on any 14- or 16-pin dual in-line package, including RTL, DTL, TTL and most MOS types. Est. cost: $20.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1971 (v.34#3) pg. 41

Device to simultaneaously check out all 14 or 16 pins of an in-circuit DIP package. The IC can be a CMOS, TTL, DTL, RTL or other positive-supply digital logic. Est. cost: $19.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1974 (v.6#3) pg. 63

Build a digital IC tester. Test 14- and 16-pin DTL and TTL integrated circuits.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jun 1977 (v.11#6) pg. 53
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1977 (v.12#2) pg. 6

A look at the role of integrated circuits in test instrument circuits.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1977 (v.12#1) pg. 77

Test fixture for 555 oscillator timer ICs will quickly show which ones are good, beginning to fail, or have gone bad.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 23

Build a digital IC identifier/tester. Test any 8-, 14- or 16-pin digital IC whether it is RTL, DTL, TTL, CMOS or several other types. It will even identify unknown IC's as to type.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1977 (v.48#6) pg. 44
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1979 (v.50#4) pg. 16

How to identify unmarked IC's. Surplus circuit boards are a good source of IC's.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1980 (v.51#1) pg. 45

How to identify unmarked IC's.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1981 (v.52#3) pg. 55

Troubleshooting IC circuits.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1982 (v.53#5) pg. 94

Programma III. Part 1. Build this digital IC tester to identify unmarked IC's, check out defective IC's, learn how digital-logic circuits work, etc. Est. cost: $100.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1983 (v.54#1) pg. 39
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1983 (v.54#10) pg. 22

Programma III. Part 2. Build this digital IC tester.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1983 (v.54#2) pg. 59

Programma III. Part 3. Build this digital IC tester.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1983 (v.54#3) pg. 53

Build this computer controlled IC tester. Part 1. Use it to test digital IC's up to 16 pins and eliminate troubleshooting guesswork.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1984 (v.55#9) pg. 63

Build this computer controlled IC tester. Part 2. How to test the IC tester and options you can add (including a low-budget logic analyzer).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1984 (v.55#10) pg. 83

Build this computer controlled IC tester. Part 3. Add an EPROM programmer.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1984 (v.55#11) pg. 65

Build this in-circuit and out-of-circuit digital IC tester. It will test most parts in most TTL families, as well as TTL-compatible MOS and CMOS devices. Est. cost: $300. Part 1.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1987 (v.58#11) pg. 43

Build this in-circuit and out-of-circuit digital IC tester. Part 2. How to set up test routines on paper and by computer.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1987 (v.58#12) pg. 55, 69

Build this in-circuit and out-of-circuit digital IC tester. Part 3. BASIC programs and some corrections to previous articles.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1988 (v.59#2) pg. 46

Digital IC tester. An accessory for your Commodore 64 computer. The test board fits into the computer's expansion port. It will automatically perform up to 100 user-programmed tests on most TTL and CMOS 14- and 16-pin digital IC's.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1988 (v.59#5) pg. 89

In-circuit digital IC tester/logic analyzer of the passive type. Does not provide any stimulation to the IC being tested. Est. cost: $100.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1988 (v.59#9) pg. 37, 88
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1988 (v.59#10) pg. 106

Experimenting with PC-based test equipment. Part 3. IC tester for 14- and 16-pin CMOS and TTL devices.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1991 (v.62#7) pg. 52