Ralph Hutson | July 25, 2016

Choosing an Uninterruptable Power Supply for your ATE

Why do you want an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) for your ATE (automatic test equipment) in the first place? There are many reasons to have a UPS. UPS’s are useful in many industries. I will limit the following brief discussion to UPS’s inside your ATE and those using battery back-up. I will not be discussing redundancy features of some UPS’s.

Russell Blake | July 13, 2016

Refueling in Flight

Imagine you’re testing a system that has a long startup time, and you find a small change that needs to be made. Now you have to make the software change, rebuild the executable, shut down the application, deploy the new executable, and go through the long startup period again. What a waste of time!!! Wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid having to stop and restart the entire application? It would be like refueling in flight. Well, you can…!

Dave Baker | July 13, 2016

Designing Rugged Test Systems for the Harshest Environments

When it comes to performing tests and acquiring data in harsh environments, such as in the desert in a Humvee, on an oil rig offshore, or in the cargo compartment of an aircraft or ship, standard test systems just won’t do. Conditions ranging from high temperatures and humidity to intense vibrations and pressures require the use of extremely rugged and portable test systems.

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