What is PXIe?

April 13, 2021

PXI is a modular instrument system designed to take advantage of the fast data interfaces based on PCI and PCIe bus systems. The PXI standard defines..

How to Automate Fault Insertion Tests in ECUs to Improve Software Quality

April 7, 2021

Testing Engine Control Units (ECUs), especially safety related models, is as much about software testing as well as hardware these days—this is due..

Making the Right Choices when Specifying an RF Switching System

March 3, 2021

Designing an RF switching system can be boring—especially compared to designing the rest of the test system. Most engineers don’t view designing an..

Avoiding Failure Modes in Switch Systems for Test

March 2, 2021

Central to most Automated Test Equipment (ATE) is the signal switching system, the purpose of which is to distribute instrumentation I/O to the unit..

Considerations for Effective PXI Test System Matrix Maintenance

January 19, 2021

A goal of any manufacturing organization is to maximize the time that their test systems are operational. A test system that is down due to..

Simplifying Test Interconnect with Pickering’s Cable Design Tool

April 6, 2020

Once instruments and switching products have been chosen for a test set-up, the interconnect products need to be selected. This can be a complex..

Automating Test Within Manufacturing Processes

April 2, 2020

It is best practice when automating test within a manufacturing process to consider interconnection as an extension of the test instrument. In..

Using Switch Matrices in Complex Test and Verification Installations

October 17, 2019

Switch matrices are a flexible solution that should be part of your test strategy to automate complex test and verification systems, especially in..

The Challenges Surrounding Switching for Automated Test Systems

October 3, 2019

Automated test systems rely on the performance, quality, and configuration of the signal switching that they are based on, yet the most significant..

Understanding Programmable Resistors for Sensor Simulation in Test

October 25, 2018

If you think about it, sensors control much of our daily lives. Sensors ensure that the food in your refrigerator stays cold, count your steps on a..