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Functional Testing with MTM: LEDs

Post date: 6 years 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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...

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

Post date: 6 years 7 months ago
Connecting multiple USB hubs 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 using our programmable...
LightWare SF40/C

LightWare Product Comparison Chart

Post date: 6 years 8 months 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: 6 years 8 months 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...
TeraRanger One

Acroname Announced as the North American Reseller for Terabee

Post date: 6 years 10 months ago
Acroname, developer and distributor of expandable hardware and software products for embedded robotic, automation, control systems and manufacturing testing, has announced a partnership with France-based Terabee to become their North American reseller of TeraRanger sensors. “We are very pleased to...
Using MTM for USB Hub Functional Board Level Test

Using MTM for USB Hub Functional Board Level Test

Post date: 6 years 11 months ago
Not only do we make Manufacturing Test Modules (MTM), we also use them to test our own products. Using BrainStem® MTM modules to make a functional board level test system is incredibly simple. For the USBHub2x4, MTM allows us to make a test system that requires no external test equipment without...

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