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Accuracy, Error, Tolerance, and Uncertainty in Calibration Results Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  Embracing the Range: Uncertainty Perhaps the most nuanced concept in calibration is uncertainty. It acknowledges that all measurements have a range of likely values rather than a single definitive number. This range gives us confidence in how reliable a measurement is under specific conditions. "Uncertainty gives us confidence," as Mike beautifully summarizes, pointing out that understanding …
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Why Do I Need an Accredited Calibration and How Can Tektronix Help Wednesday, May 22, 2024
In the realm of electronic test and measurement, precision is not just a requirement; it is the foundation upon which reliability and quality are built. Understanding the critical role of accredited calibration is paramount for lab managers, calibration coordinators, and all stakeholders in industries where measurement accuracy is crucial. Tektronix, a leader in the calibration service industry …
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Calibration and Communication: Driving Better Outcomes Through Enhanced Understanding Thursday, February 22, 2024
Speaking the Same Calibration Language Stephanie and I began by discussing the importance of everyone in the calibration process speaking the same language and understanding key industry-specific terminologies. Miscommunication or misunderstanding of terms like "NIST Traceable" or "ISO/IEC 17025" could lead to complications later in the process. These include non-conformities during third-party …
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4 Tips to Consider When Designing Your Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Product reliability is a cornerstone of success for any device manufacturer. One of the most effective methods for assessing and enhancing the reliability of your products is Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT). To shed light on this crucial process, we've invited Matt Wood, Director of Testing Services at Tektronix, to share his expertise and provide four essential tips to consider when …
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Hidden Cost of Low Cost Calibration Friday, June 16, 2023
A decision to purchase a calibration service, based on price alone, may result in hidden costs and the potential risk for quality issues to affect your product or service. What is your risk tolerance for product recall or consumer liability? This overview provides tips on evaluating calibration service providers and their service offerings, and explains why the lowest cost calibration service …
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Calibration Standards – What to Look for in 2022 Friday, October 28, 2022
Industry specific calibration standards can change periodically, and this year is no exception. In this blog, we’ll discuss what’s new and what’s changed with calibration standards.  Background Before diving into recent changes, let’s first take a look at the American Standards Z540.1 & Z540.3 along with international standard ISO/IEC 17025. ANSI – representing American National Standard Institute …
2022 Calibration Service Trend Survey
Key Insights from the First Ever Tektronix 2022 Calibration Services Trend Survey Friday, March 25, 2022
As the global leader in test and measurement, Tektronix, Inc., is making available its first ever 2022 Calibration Services Trend Survey. The newly published survey highlights the key issues facing calibration program managers and identifies the current trends, beliefs, and needs for calibration services in 2022. Tektronix conducted market research with nearly 300 respondents from a wide variety …
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5 Metrics to Consider When Renewing Your Calibration Services Contract Friday, March 18, 2022
When it’s time to renew your contract with a calibration services provider, there are several important factors to consider. Cost is obviously a major component of a contract, but service levels and calibration quality vary greatly from provider to provider. That’s why it’s vital that your calibration contract negotiations are treated as far more than just a procurement exercise.  It’s more …
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Failed a Calibration Audit? Here’s What to Do. Wednesday, January 12, 2022
You work hard to ensure your electronic test and measurement equipment is calibrated and available to support production. You spend hours diligently answering an auditor’s questions. But, instead of the metaphorical gold star you were hoping for, the auditor comes back with unfortunate news. You’ve failed the audit. What’s your next move? Understanding the ramifications of an audit failure is the …
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What to Know when Calibrating Sophisticated Test Equipment Monday, December 6, 2021
After surveying multiple vendors on accredited calibration capabilities, examining their quality history, and completing an onsite audit, the aerospace company decided to partner with Tektronix to augment their internal calibration lab. They now have a single vendor that can calibrate everything in their lab, including the most sophisticated electronic test and measurement instruments …