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The PXI Show Preview
The PXI Show: part of NEW (National Electronics Week)
NEC, Birmingham, UK
21-22 April 2015
Stand number: 62
Peak Group adds new products to portfolio of PXI automatic test systems based on partnerships with NI, GOEPEL electronic and VPC.
At the 2015 PXI Show, the Peak Group is adding a number of new products to its portfolio of automatic test systems based on its partnerships with National Instruments (NI), GOEPEL electronic and Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC).
A major new product is a simplified fixture interface for boundary scan using a new VPC Pull-Thru receiver from GOEPEL electronic. The new PXI 1149/VPC(x) ensures an outstanding signal quality in the interface between GOEPEL electronic’s PXI/PXIe SCANFLEX(R) Boundary Scan controllers and test fixtures, and completely eliminates the complication of any kind of manual wiring in the configuration of the interface.
The new Pull-Thru adapters are designed to improve the integration quality and seamless combination of structural test technologies with functional test in volume manufacturing. As well as the actual JTAG signals, the new Pull-Thru adapter offers additional connections for GOEPEL electronic’s dynamic I/O signals for enhanced handling of all Embedded System Access (ESA) technologies. As a result, it provides the ability to test and program highly complex boards, including on-chip flash programming, with significantly reduced test points, in some cases without the use of traditional test points or probes at all.
The new unit is fully compatible with the scalable Mass InterConnect system from VPC using Pull-Thru Receiver series G20, G20x, G40 and G14x. Using this option, users can now easily combine JTAG/Boundary Scan with the PXI Interface Test Adapter (ITA) solutions from VPC to create a high performance reliable fixture interface.
Peak is also featuring its partnership with Simplicity AI to provide integrated test solutions based on National Instruments industry-standard platforms along with Peak’s test hardware and fixturing technology and Simplicity AI’s advanced test & measurement software. Peak and Simplicity AI are both NI Alliance Partners.
Also on show is Peak’s modular rack system, which is ergonomically designed for use in all test environments and includes an integrated VPC Mass InterConnect interface receiver adaptor, allowing large numbers of different contact types to be quickly and easily connected in a single operation.
The Peak modular rack system is height, width and depth adaptable to customers’ test requirements. It incorporates built-in service panels, high volume cooling, and large doors on the sides and rear, with a wide body allowing for ancillary equipment and circuitry on both sides of the main chassis. Also incorporated are full emergency stop and door interlock safety circuitry, plus a mains distribution, filtering and safety circuit box.
About Peak Production
Established in 1984, Peak Production Equipment, part of the Peak Group, is a long established manufacturer of test racks, systems and fixtures, principally in the area of functional test but also covering in-circuit testing. Peak has built a strong, loyal customer base within the aerospace, space, defence, and automotive industries, where the company’s expertise in the manufacture of complex and demanding test solutions is valued. An ISO 9001 certified company, Peak continues to forge close relationships with like-minded customers and suppliers, and works closely with them to deliver robust, quality solutions.
Based in Hertfordshire, UK, Peak employs over 50 personnel, designing and manufacturing products in-house. Visit the company’s web site at www.thepeakgroup.com to obtain full details of products and services.
About GOEPEL electronic:
GOEPEL electronic is a worldwide leading vendor of innovative electronic and optical test and inspection systems, being the market leader for professional JTAG/Boundary Scan solutions for Embedded System Access (ESA). A network of branch offices, distributors and service partners ensures the global availability of the products as well as the support of the more than 8,000 system installations. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena/Germany, GOEPEL electronic employs currently more than 200 employees and generated a revenue of 30 Million Euro in 2014. GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with TOP-JOB and TOP-100 awards for being one of the best medium-sized companies in Germany. GOEPEL electronic’s products won several awards in recent years and are used by the leading companies in telecommunication, automotive, space and avionics, industrial controls, medical technology, and other industries. Further information about the company and its products can be found on the internet at www.goepel.com.
About Virginia Panel Corporation
For over 50 years, Virginia Panel Corporation (VPC) has been a world leader in Mass InterConnect solutions, designing and manufacturing reliable systems to meet the diverse requirements of the Automated Test Equipment (ATE) industry. With a wide range of commercial, government, and defense customers, VPC continuously innovates and improves to remain the leading supplier of rugged and reliable Mass InterConnect design, development, and implementation solutions.
For more information please contact: www.vpc.com