Developing a system to fully automate the process of testing the parameters of radio components.
Combining the benefits of NI PXI hardware and LabVIEW software to create a universal automated test system to test radio components of different types and sizes in a very short time.
Van Technologies LLC, is a rapidly progressing company engaged in developing automation systems, supervisory control and monitoring of industrial and manufacturing facilities, designing and implementing software products, developing automated test systems, and creating educational stands for training specialists. The company has great experience with projects in the energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing industries. All projects are based on up-to-date technologies and equipment complying with international engineering standards, particularly technologies and equipment by NI.
We designed our Universal Test System for Electronic Components (Test System) for input control of the following electronic components of various types and appointments:
The system is based on PXI hardware from NI. We used the LabVIEW graphical programming environment to develop special software to operate Test System. The software features an intuitive interface with sections for each type of test board and component. We can display the test results and save them as tables. Due to NI off-the shelf technology, we reached our final goals with the highest efficiency and got a research positive outcome. We also decreased development time and cost.
The system includes:
The connector block (Figure 2) is a desktop platform to connect test boards and components to the measuring system. We designed the connector block to test components of various types. We can easily insert the test board put in the guide rails into the slot of the connector block. An electric clamping mechanism connects the test board with the connector block. The control panel (Figure 3) provides automatic up lifting, down lifting, and fixing of test boards.
The control panel includes:
The connector block is equipped with a protective cover for safety.
Our hardware platform consists of the following equipment:
The hardware platform has a modular design, which allows us to build up the functionality of the Test System.
The software features:
Figure 4 shows the user interface of the software.
The complete set also includes: