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Functional Testing with MTM: LEDs

Post date: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month 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...
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How to work with multiple host devices.

Post date: 2 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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Fotonic’s TOF E-Series Camera's: Multi-shutter

Post date: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Fotonic’s new E-Series TOF cameras have many innovative features that set them apart from their competition. And, its powerful multi-shutter feature can greatly improve the overall dynamic range of the camera. In a nutshell, this feature allows you to properly illiuminate the entire frame by...

How many Acroname USBHub2x4's can you connect at once?

Post date: 4 months 5 hours ago
In this week's video we answered the popular question of: "Can I connect more than one USBHub2x4/BrainStem device to my computer?".  Not only did we prove that the answer is yes, but we also wanted to see exactly how many devices we could connect.  In addition, we also discussed a few methods for...
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LightWare Product Comparison Chart

Post date: 4 months 5 days ago
Below is a handy chart comparing the LightWare sensors that Acroname stocks.   If you are interested in a model not listed here, just let us know - we can order anything in the LightWare catalog for you.   Model Application Range (m) Update rate (per second) Outputs Weight (grams...

Up and running with BrainStem using our Python API

Post date: 4 months 1 week ago
Check out our new YouTube video "Up and running with BrainStem using our Python API". This video details how to properly configure your system to communicate with our Brainstem modules.  It includes: installing Python, pip, and the BrainStem API (.whl).  Once everything is up and running a basic...

BrainStem 2.2.0 Released

Post date: 4 months 2 weeks ago
BrainStem 2.2.0 is now released!The 2.2 release incorporates a number of stability and usability improvements intoboth firmware and the software api. There are two compatibility issues that users need to be aware of when transitioning to version 2.2.       First legacy tools like aUpdater and...

Comparison of 3D Sensors Paper

Post date: 5 months 3 weeks ago
Check out this interesting paper on 3D camera options by Gerald Rauscher, Daniel Dube, and Andreas Zell. It has a ton of well collected data on various ToF and structured-light sensors, including information about standard deviation of distances and error estimations. If you ever wondered why you'd...

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