Electronic Testing 101: The Hard Part of Software in Complex Switching Systems

March 24, 2022

Now that you know all about matrices, let’s start programming them. Open this relay, close that one, repeat. Easy, right? Let’s look at the..

Electronic Testing 101: The Correct Way to Use a Crosspoint Matrix

March 16, 2022

In our last blog post, "Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types & Configuration – Part 3," I provided details on what a matrix is and several different..

Operating Software and Programming Languages for the PXI/PXIe Platform

March 9, 2022

When it comes to the PXI and PXIe platforms, there are a few software options available depending on your requirements. The PXI standard defines the..

Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types and Configurations – Part 3

February 7, 2022

OOPS, I left out one configuration in my last post:Transfer Switch – Essentially, a Transfer switch is a double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) design for..

Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types and Configurations – Part 2

January 24, 2022

If you’ve followed my previous blog posts, you are now “dangerous” – by that, I mean that you may not be an expert on switching, but you know enough..

Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types and Configurations – Part 1

January 19, 2022

So far, we have discussed the importance of switching, analyzing test specs, relay types, power, cabling and connectors. Now let’s start to put it..

You Ask, We Answer; FAQs about Ground Connections to Pickering's PXI Switching

January 5, 2022

As an applications engineer at Pickering, I often receive questions from customers about how Pickering's PXI switching products are referenced to..

Electronic Testing 101: Cables and Connectors

December 20, 2021

It's important to remember that the weakest part of your electronic test system will limit the effectiveness of the test. We’ve talked about the test..

Electronic Testing 101: What you Need to Know About Power and Resistance in Test

December 1, 2021

When I was in high school, a long, long, LONG time ago, I was helping a buddy rebuild a 1955 Chevy Belair (the Belair was not an antique then. In my..

Electronic Testing 101: The Different Types of Relays and their Specs

November 16, 2021

As discussed in my last post, Electronic Testing 101: Questions to ask when Reviewing Test Specs or Outlining Reqs, no one relay will operate from..