Two VXI test sets are described. One is portable in the literal sense of the word, the other is transportable rather than portable. Each VXI card cage contains up to 13 instruments, including an onboard computer, in an area not much larger than two PCs stacked on top of each other. The capability of the portable tester rivals that of existing two- and three-rack ATE (automatic test equipment) and far exceeds the speed. The smaller ATE contains more capability than the Hybrid Test Set or CATIII stations built ten years earlier. With the addition of a half-size instrumentation rack, RF testing becomes available. This rack will include power meters, synthesizers, and spectrum analyzers. Block diagrams of both the flightline and depot-level test set block diagrams are presented.
AUTOTESTCON '90; IEEE Systems Readiness Technology Conference
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- Automatic Test Equipment;
- Portable Equipment;
- Self Tests;
- Signal Processing;
- Instrumentation and Photography