ATE components to simplify standardization, reduce integration risk

May 29, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
National Instruments (NI) has announced new ATE Core Configurations that deliver core mechanical, power and safety infrastructure to help users accelerate the design and build of automated test systems in industries ranging from semiconductor and consumer electronics to aerospace and automotive.

ATE Core Configurations help simplify the design, procurement, assembly, and deployment of smarter test systems at a lower cost and shorter time to market by empowering test organizations with a platform for standardization. These 19-inch, rack-based configurations are available in various rack-unit heights, and offer scalable power profiles to match the needs of nearly any application and geography. Test organizations can benefit from highly integrated safety features such as thermal shutoff, emergency power off (EPO), optional uninterruptible power supplies and IEC 61010 certification.

The system is highly customizable enabling customers to choose what is included in the system, and where within the rack, including PXI instrumentation, signal conditioning, kW power supplies, cooling and more. Readily deployable IEC 61010 certified systems are backed by NI sales, system and support engineers worldwide and an extensive ecosystem enables customers to work directly with NI Alliance Partners to specify a turn-key system, including mass interconnect and fixturing, test software development, system maintenance, lifecycle support and more. A further benefit is a simplified bill of materials management with consolidated part numbers and fewer vendor transactions