Functional Testing

Lumafeld 3D CT scan of Apple TB4 cable

USB-C cables really are different on the inside!

Post date: 6 months 4 weeks ago
Lumafield, experts in Industrial CT scanning, focus their X-ray vision on USB-C cables to show us what’s inside.  The resulting interactive 3-D scans are incredibly detailed, and it’s absolutely worth your time to click through to view the scans in their Voyager web application. They look at 4...

Introducing the world’s first industrial programmable USB-C Hub, Power Delivery Analyzer, and Tester

Post date: 2 years 10 months ago
*/ The USBHub3c is designed specifically for mobile device test labs, USB-PD validation testing, USB-C device production testing, end-of-line battery charge, and for testing dual role data (DRD) and dual role power (DRP) devices. Fully programmable, engineers can control USB-PD parameters,...
usb esd protection

Protecting USB devices from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Post date: 3 years 1 month ago
Usb ESD protection with Acroname The next-generation circuitry in today’s consumer and industrial electronics is smaller, faster, better. Consumers love the innovations. But test engineers are not as enthusiastic. Because that innovation comes with a striking downside: increased susceptibility to...

AUTO DRIVE: The automation of automotive USB-C mobile device testing

Post date: 3 years 2 months ago
*/ The need for USB-C and power delivery ports in automobiles is speeding up, and the auto industry is adapting to the new demands. As the engineer in charge of testing, you’ll need to up your automated validation testing game.  We live in an on-the-go world, and our devices travel with us in...
6 R's of EMS Manufacturing Test

The 6-R's of Manufacturing Test

Post date: 4 years 5 months ago
*/ When it comes to advanced and cost sensitive electronic products, it remains vital to accurately test these devices during manufacturing and assembly to make sure they provide what the consumer expects and that each and every feature works how it should, right out of the box. The last thing a...
Choosing USB hub or USB switch CarPlay example

What's the Difference Between a USB Hub & USB Switch + What is Multiplexer?

Post date: 6 years 6 months ago
USB Hub vs USB Switch Several customers have asked us whether or not a USB hub or a USB switch is right. There are important and distinctive differences between these two classes of devices, both architecturally and functionally. In many cases, both devices can be used in the same system to...

Functional Testing with MTM: LEDs

Post date: 8 years 1 month 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...
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