Considerations for Building or Buying an Automated Test System

November 23, 2022

Automated test equipment (ATE). is an integral part of modern manufacturing. ATE systems are used to test products during and after production and..

Electronic Testing 101: The High Points of High Voltage Testing - Part 1

August 3, 2022

When ICs replaced vacuum tubes and CRTs were replaced with flat LCD screens, test engineers probably thought that working with high voltage was a..

Electronic Testing 101: The High Points of High Voltage Testing - Part 2

August 3, 2022

In our last post about high voltage testing, we talked about relay types, density, and specifications. Now let's look at the possible test system..

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..