HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Product News
Electronics & Test

VirtualBench Wraps Test Instruments Into NextGen Package

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Nancy Golden
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Software again
Nancy Golden   6/26/2014 8:49:27 PM
NO RATINGS
I'm not sure about that naperlou. As I was reading the article, I was wondering how the specs for each instrument would determined. In a traditional set up with multiple instruments, resolution and accuracy are often factors that are considered with any equipment purchase, and are weighed against the cost of the instrument and the basic parameters of the products that will be tested. What ever is inside that "box" will still have a certain amount of capability built in just from the inherent circuit design. While this sounds like a good idea in some ways, it could also be rather limiting. I wonder if they have a demo software package and published specs for each intrument available...and if you needed an instrument with more resolution for example (or current or voltage in the case of a power supply) would it be a matter of swapping out cards? This is really not a new idea - just looks like it is being packaged under the auspices of Labview to gain more of the T&M market share. Not sure how practical it is or how desirable...and sometimes I want to borrow a scope from a bench - or function generator - or whatever - to use in another part of the plant. That probably wouldn't work too well in this scenario.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Software again
naperlou   6/26/2014 5:23:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Rob, again software allows further integration.  One of the real benefits is that the user interface can evolve and change without the physical instrument having to be changed. 

Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
An attack on the grid could do mammoth damage and experts say our power plants are the least equipped to withstand cyber attacks.
Thalmic Labs' Myo is an arm-worn device that lets users control computers, smartphones, drones, and other digital devices using only hand and arm gestures.
The big data processing of 3D simulation is now blended into CAD programs to ease and speed the design workflow.
In this second materials slideshow from NPE2015, we've got some plastics that vendors were showcasing, including products made with them, and others that were brand-new introductions at the show.
Industrial workplaces are governed by OSHA rules, but this isn’t to say that rules are always followed. While injuries happen on production floors for a variety of reasons, of the top 10 OSHA rules that are most often ignored in industrial settings, two directly involve machine design: lockout/tagout procedures (LO/TO) and machine guarding.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 30 - Apr3, Getting Hands-On with Cypress’ PSoC
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service