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BrainStem LabVIEW API

Post date: 1 week 5 days ago
The long awaited BrainStem LabVIEW API is finally here!   Well, kind of...   Currently, the API has only been completed for the USBHub2x4 and the USBHub3P+. However, the framework has been laid for all BrainStem devices and we will soon announce when that has been completed as well.   Acroname...
Scratchpad

The ScratchPad

Post date: 1 month 2 weeks ago
What is the ScratchPad? The BrainStem scratchpad is a shared memory on a brainstem module which is accessible from both the host and Reflex code. It serves as a simple interprocess communication channel for separate Reflex routines, as well as a communication channel between the host and reflex...

BrainStem 2.3.0 Release

Post date: 2 months 1 week ago
  Get it while its hot off the presses at acroname.com/software The 2.3 release is made up of two parts: Simple name changes in order to align the C++ and Python API's.  These changes can be found below.  Additionally, a few methods were added and a few were...

Resetting IP Address of Hokuyo UST-10LX and UST-20LX Sensors

Post date: 2 months 4 weeks ago
A few customers have mentioned that, when trying to reset the Hokuyo UST-10LX or UST-20LX sensors to the factory default IP address, the reset procedure found in the product specification may not reset the IP address properly. Per the UST-20LX Product Specification 2014.6.12, the process to reset...
Disabled USB ports

USBHub2x4 - Changing Default Downstream Port State to DISABLED

Post date: 3 months 5 days ago
Many customers have found the Acroname USBHub2x4 useful in production environments, but in some cases, when the hub is powered up/booted it may be best if the downstream ports are NOT enabled. This is particularly useful for cases when there are networking address collisions between the downstream...

Functional Testing with MTM: LEDs

Post date: 5 months 1 week ago
In this week's video, we show an example of testing LEDs in a board-level functional test system. We used a simple circuit board we created for testing a new light pipe design as an example. The video shows just how easily MTM can be used as an engineering tool and manufacturing test system just by...

Industrial USB Hub Teardown: ESD Robustness

Post date: 5 months 2 weeks ago
For everyday use — like connecting a mouse or webcam to your laptop — an inexpensive USB hub with enough ports will get the job done. However, in production or test environments, robustness and reliability are paramount. Chasing bugs inherent in inexpensive USB hubs is distracting and time-...

USBHub2x4 Example with National Instruments TestStand

Post date: 5 months 2 weeks ago
  We've recently been getting questions regarding the use of the Acroname USBHub2x4 from within National Instruments TestStand test management software. So we put together two example projects which wraps the BrainStem2 library and provides the critical interfaces you need to do basic things with...
MTM: Modular Manufacturing Test System

MTM: Modular Manufacturing Test System blog post

Post date: 6 months 5 days ago
INTRODUCTION TO MTM Acroname, Inc. has been bringing robotics and automation systems into the hands of engineers for more than 20 years. Our customers include some of the largest corporations and research institutions in the world all the way down to elementary school students. We also advise and...
MTM block diagram multiple host devices

How to work with multiple host devices.

Post date: 6 months 1 week ago
In Acroname's latest "How to:" video we demonstrated how to use our USBHub2x4 and MTM to work with multiple host machines.  In short, the best setup for you is determined by the type of handoff you would like between host machines and the flexibility you have to modify those host machines. ...

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