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Publication Date: 09/1/2009
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Digitaltest: New Rack System, New Services
New 19-in. rack mount test system.
Stutensee, Germany — Digitaltest's new MTS30 is a 19-in. rack-mountable in-circuit test system that offers the ability to perform both analog and digital tests in a chassis that can be configured in a "rack and stack" mode. Users of National Instruments LabVIEW and TestStand as well as PXI can now extend their existing functional testers with the MTS30.

Other options, like the integration of National Instruments' Modular Instruments into Digitaltest systems series MTS 300 are currently being evaluated to further extend its capabilities. The MTS30 system together with NI's software can be seen as a state-of-the-art global solution for electronic manufacturers who need to achieve the shortest possible time to market in a globally competitive market. The price/performance ratio offered by this software/hardware offers quick return on investment.

The test system's 19-in. format provides four slots that can accommodate up to 512 analog or 256 hybrid test pins. It also allows for easy integration in a 19-in. environment and is eminently suitable for beginners as well as start-up companies.

The tester provides full in-circuit capability as well as bus communication — CAN,I2C,RS-232, RS-485 and others. It also provides for full functional test, memory programming, and boundary scan, and easily integrates in the NI-LabVIEW and NI-Test Stand World.

As an option, the system can also include a 19-in. rack capable of holding up to 6 UPS power supplies.

The company is also offering reverse engineering service, to help clients to recover the design of a board so they can repair and/or remanufacture any older PCBs. The company has developed a specific tool for reverse engineering called "Digitizer". With the help of this equipment, the board data is re-created and all the connectivity is mapped out. A CAD file for the board can then be generated that has all the board components and nets — a file that can be used in repair and/or remanufacturing.

A brand new service from Digitaltest is board testing in which the company handles all of the client's board test needs. Services include applications, test program generation, debug and fixture build.

Contact: Digitaltest, Inc., 5046 Commercial Circle, Suite C, Concord, CA 94520 925-603-8650 fax: 925-603-8651 Web:

See at IPC Midwest Booth #325.

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