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Electronic Testing 101: The Hard Part of Software in Complex Switching Systems

March 24, 2022

Now that you know all about matrices, let’s start programming them. Open this relay, close that one, repeat. Easy, right? Let’s look at the..

Electronic Testing 101: The Correct Way to Use a Crosspoint Matrix

March 16, 2022

In our last blog post, "Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types & Configuration – Part 3," I provided details on what a matrix is and several different..

Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types and Configurations – Part 3

February 7, 2022

OOPS, I left out one configuration in my last post:Transfer Switch – Essentially, a Transfer switch is a double-pole/double-throw (DPDT) design for..

Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types and Configurations – Part 2

January 24, 2022

If you’ve followed my previous blog posts, you are now “dangerous” – by that, I mean that you may not be an expert on switching, but you know enough..

Electronic Testing 101: Switch Types and Configurations – 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..

The Differences Between PXI and LXI For Switching in Electronic Test

June 21, 2021

Switching systems that route instrumentation and stimulus signals to appropriate test points on a unit under test (UUT) are crucial in most automated..

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..

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..