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EMS testing with pulsed power supply device

01 Jul 2014  | Umesh Pralhad Patil, Ajit Basarur

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This device also interfaces with an external host PC over the USB interface. It can be easily integrated with most commercially available test automation tools using any of the available scripting languages (PERL, VB, Python, etc). This PC interface allows the usage of the device either locally or remotely over the network.

Additionally an interactive GUI has been provided on PC side for direct user control (figure 3).


Figure 4: Inside the device.


Here are some of the advantages of this smart hardware device:

 • Cost effective solution for testing electronics hardware components
 • Retrofit option to enable reuse of existing test-bench power supply modules
 • Easy integration with most commercially available test automation suites
 • Easy connection to Host PC using the USB interface
 • Simple GUI environment on Host PC for ease of use and configuration
 • Remote testing of electronic components over the network


Figure 5: Left and right views of the device.


Conclusion
The pulsed power supply device is a smart solution. Due to its retrofit option to your existing test-bench power supply modules, it is a cost effective solution for enabling critical testing of your electronic hardware components.

This device also includes multiple feature options that can be configured over USB using an easy to use GUI interface. This smart solution can be interfaced with most commercially available automated testing suites as an efficient approach to fulfil different product testing needs.


About the authors
Umesh Patil has three years of experience in power supply design and automotive base software development. He is always on the lookout for new types of hardware boards such as BeagleBone and Rasp-Pi.


Ajit Basarur has seven years of work experience, and has been involved in automotive base software development, Linux audio driver development, WinCE BSP and driver development, microcontroller firmware development, and hardware design development. He has a certificate from MP Birla Institute of Fundamental Research on Astronomical Instruments.


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