Testing 101: Switch Types and Configuration – “The Devil in the Details” – 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 Switching

January 5, 2022

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

Testing 101: Cables and Connectors

December 20, 2021

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

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..

Testing 101: The Different Types of Relays and their Specs

November 16, 2021

As discussed in my last post, Testing 101: Questions to ask when reviewing test specs or outlining requirements, no one relay will operate from say..

Testing 101: Questions to Ask when Reviewing Test Specs or Outlining Requirements

November 8, 2021

For those of you who are new to functional test or beginning a new project, you have some “homework” to do. Before placing your first purchase order..

Space Tech Expo 2021 Wrap Up

October 21, 2021

Space Tech Expo was held the week of October 4th at the Convention Center in Long Beach, California. It was refreshing to attend an in-person show..

You Ask, We Answer; FAQs about Pickering's PXI/ PCI Shared Memory Driver

October 20, 2021

The support engineers at Pickering are here to answer your frequently asked questions (FAQs), from "how do I get started?" to "how do I install..

Cracking the No-Fault-Found Code in your Repair Process

October 13, 2021

Years ago, I was a technical support manager for a company that manufactured modular test and measurement equipment. While our support team..

Relay 101: The Different Types of Relays and How they Operate

June 23, 2021

When selecting a switching system, the relays used in the switching modules are either mechanical or solid-state in construction. Each has unique..