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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..

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 Automated Test 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..

How to Diagnose Faults in Your Automated Test System

June 23, 2021

Switching Modules are at the heart of the modern ATS, providing many benefits to production teams. These include fast test times, accurate and..