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Cal-Bay Systems Selects the G12 Mass InterConnect

Date: 11/09/10
Category: G12
Company: Cal-Bay Systems
Industry: Commercial | Platform: PXI

The FTS-200 Mixed-Signal Functional Test System Platform is an integrated system that can be used to test common electronic device functions using state-of-the-art measurement hardware, test fixtures and test execution software. It can be modified to fit a wide range of functional test applications from high-volume printed circuit board testing to medical device validation.

The system includes common measurement devices such as a digital multimeter, digitizer, arbitrary waveform generator and digital pattern generator and can handle additional modules for future expandability.

Using these instruments in conjunction with a switch matrix, a wide range of measurements can be performed at multiple test points. To minimize the cabling to the switch matrix and to maintain the integrity of the signal path, Cal-Bay Systems has designed a custom switch interface board.

The mass-interconnect interface provides a standard connectivity from the unit under test (UUT) to the instrumentation hardware making it possible to test different devices with one test system. Bed-of-nails UUT fixtures can be interchanged with validation fixtures to execute production tests or system validation.

Features Benefits
" High-performance PXI modular instrumentation from National Instruments.
- Mass-interconnect interface allows many different devices to be tested using a single test system.
- Small system footprint with ergonomic design ideally suited for production facilities.
- Reduced cabling through the use of standard connectors and a custom switch interface.
- Commercial off-the-shelf modules integrated together as a complete turnkey system.
- Reduced time to develop new functional testers since only the fixture needs to be built.
- Reduced capital cost in deploying testers, as test hardware can be re-used for multiple products.
- Extended system life cycle due to the system's modular approach and the use of off-the-shelf components.
- Reduced risk by using components from industry leading vendors such as National Instruments