Talking about software defined test equipment, my propscope from digikey arrived today. It's a whole bunch of measurement and signal generating test equipment for hobby level work. Digikey was the only place to have stock. It runs on an 8 core 32bit processor, each core runs at 20MIPS!
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Rruther2: Hey my background sounds identical to yours, except for the broadcast engineering and BMEWS. Did you work at Gilmore Creek tracking station? I left Alyeska Pipeline in 2005 after 20 years... We have probably run into each other
I have sent the NI-related questions to them. I will send them links to the chat. I agree that we should not have an NI spokesperson attending. This is not an NI webinar. They have plenty of them archived on their website. If NI wants to get involved with this chat, they can.
Are there areas of test that are better served with hardware based testing equipment? I imagine as computers become more powerful every year that more can be done in software. I would also imagine that there still are areas that software based testing cannot reach. Can you think of any examples?
Yes, RickGoldberg is supposedly still here for another five-ten minutes; if you read the slides ahead of time you might have questions, otherwise read through quickly -- probably better to post questions to chat for answers (maybe) tomorrow...
Multi-tasking isn't working. I'll have to check back. Later, guys... Thanks, Rick.
Okay. Finally on the right day's lecture. Should have known when the audio was diverging so significantly from the slide deck... But since I got here a bit late, I'll have to request the slides-plus-notes and do some catchup, get ready for tomorrow.
jl, you DID miss this. If you just joined, you're hearing the archived audio ALREADY.
Rick, I just found a "product comparison" web page by Agilent, where they compare one of their stan alones against the NI offering. Looks like the test equipent companies are fighting back against the software based testing environment...
Rick, I have electronics background and I am an Industiral Automation engineer. Software is getting importance especially in HMI. What apporoach should I carry out. I mean my software knowledge is not as good as hardware.
@wpeters -yes TS does have a packaged deployment, but you have to purchase a deployment license. There are a few types. We choose the debug/deployment license, as it provides ability to edit at the tester. If you go with the cheaper standard deployment, you can't edit.
Concerning purpose built test equipment, just take a gander at Agilent's high end equipment for cell phone systems, Mpeg video data streams, or RF microwave equipment. Can software testing using something like NI's PXI express based modules match the complexity built into these stand alone Agilent testers?
Programmable power supplies have always been a problem for us. We need to be able to swap to a different one should it fail or recuire calibration and not all power supplies have the similar interfaces. Another problem is that some test require more than one supply so I don't want to have a top level that is the same for all supplies. I've heard that object orientation may solve this but I'm looking for examples.
@RICH: Some of us have expressed doubt on why the posted slides don't already have the detailed notes included. It will make everyone's live easier, eliminating all the e-mail to and from individual participants. Please, give us a feedback on that.
Regarding TestStand and "Ready to Run": With TestStand you can add your pre-existing test code to TestStand's test executive without too much difficulty. Your code can be C, C+ , LabVIEW, and others that I don't recall.
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Hello all. I am trying something new today, using WiFi instead of 3G on my Android phone for the audio portion. However, the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center web site complains that I need to enable cookies for my login to be effective, despite the fact that cookies are actually enabled in my browser. This has happened once before, but everything worked normally despite the error message. Has anyone else run into this? Why does the site think cookies are disabled? Anybody know what it is really looking for?
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