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Acroname BrainStem LabVIEW API

BrainStem LabVIEW API

Post date: 5 years 8 months 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 USB hubs, and we will soon announce when that has been completed as well...
Programmable Industrial USB 3.0 Hub

Acroname Announces World's First Programmable USB 3.0 Hub

Post date: 5 years 8 months ago
September 07, 2016 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acroname, a leading producer of embedded automation and manufacturing test platforms, has announced the launch of the USBHub3+, an 8-port programmable USB 3.0 hub which is optimized for manufacturing and...
Scratchpad

The ScratchPad

Post date: 5 years 9 months 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...

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

Post date: 5 years 10 months ago
Hokuyo Factory Reset Procedure 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...
Disabled USB ports

USBHub2x4 - Changing Default Downstream Port State to DISABLED

Post date: 5 years 10 months ago
/*-->*/ Disabling USB Port for Acroname Hub   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...

Functional Testing with MTM: LEDs

Post date: 6 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...

Industrial USB Hub Teardown: ESD Robustness

Post date: 6 years 1 month ago
When USB robustness and reliability matter 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...

USBHub2x4 Example with National Instruments TestStand

Post date: 6 years 1 month ago
Two example projects for USBHub2x4 With National Instruments 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...
MTM: Modular Manufacturing Test System

MTM: Modular Manufacturing Test System blog post

Post date: 6 years 1 month 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 years 1 month ago
How to use 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.  Host 0 makes all decisions  Including the decision as to when...

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