Aeroflex strengthened its offering in the ATE market by launching its first system to include the Virginia Panel interface an industry standard used by test fixture manufacturers. The 5860 Multi-Strategy Test System, which was launched at the productronica exhibition, is a self-contained, floor-standing system that combines both analogue in-circuit test and functional test capabilities.
The system also allows integration of PXI and PXIe instruments. It features open hardware and software for maximum flexibility.
Then open hardware allows a configurable chassis and interface styles from low-cost analogue in circuit testing to high integrity analogue and digital functional test systems.
An integrated 21-slot PXI-based backplane enables the user to test systems based on Aeroflex’s PXI instruments or any other PXI instrument supplier. The system comes in three body styles – floor standing, bench top and rack mount. Each body style contains the common core of 21-slot rack, power and utility cards.
The system is SMEMA (Surface Mount Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (SMEMA) compliant and has a footprint of 900mm depth by 600mm width.