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Here's Why You Should Use Programmable Resistors for Sensor Simulation

May 21, 2021

As the name suggests, a programmable resistor is a resistor that is changed in value by a test program. The programmable resistor could be a device..

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..

Moving Your Test & Measurement System from VXI  to PXI : Not If, But When

October 31, 2017

In its day, VXI technology was a definite step forward. Built upon the modular VME computer bus, VME eXtensions for Instrumentation, or VXI, reduced..

Pickering 1000+ PXI Module FAQ's

November 5, 2014

With over 25 years of signal switching and instrumentation experience, we have learned that when it comes to electronic test –"One Size Does Not Fit..

LXI or PXI Switching for Automated Test Systems?

July 16, 2013

Is there a better platform to use for switching in automated test system? The answer is no, both the LXI and the PXI standards bring different..