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Creating a Test System for Longevity

March 28, 2023

As a test program manager, it's important to understand how to design and build a test system that will last an entire product lifecycle. But what..

What is the Right Platform for My Automated Test System Switching?

December 19, 2022

When it comes to switching for an automated test system, there are many choices. Vendor, specifications, cable types, switching routing software,..

Creating ATE Switching Subsystems: 3 Approaches for Successful Implementation

December 15, 2022

Engineering departments face challenging macroeconomic forces like supply chain issues and price increases. To mitigate time-to-market and budget..

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..

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..

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: 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..

Electronic Testing 101: What to Ask when Reviewing Test Specs or Reqs

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..