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Programmable USB Hub using MTM-IO-Serial Development Boards

Post date: 6 years 11 months ago
Using BrainStem Python for Turning USB Device On And Off  Simple task automation for repetitive actions can be powerful aids in product development. Automatically connecting and disconnect devices from a USB bus is commonly done in manufacturing test and software regression test systems. The MTM...
Programmable USB Hub

Acroname Introduces First Fully Programmable USB Hub

Post date: 6 years 11 months ago
Acroname, developer and distributor of expandable hardware and software products for embedded robotic, automation, control systems and manufacturing testing, has unveiled the first fully programmable USB hub for automated regression testing, manufacturing test and measurement. The software-...
Acroname USB Hub 2x4 Android Demo

Acroname USB Hub 2x4 Android Demo

Post date: 7 years 1 month ago
Controlling data and power lines independently with HubTool application Notice that when the power line is enabled, the Android device indicates it as "charged". After enabling the data lines, the device then indicates that it enumerates as a media device from the USB Hub. Doing this sort of...
Test Automation Control

Test Automation Control blog post

Post date: 7 years 1 month ago
Setting up product manufacturing involves many complicated systems and processes. In order to produce millions of devices a month, companies need to massively scale these systems. Yet this scale is in direct conflict with fast product changes and time-to-market for "the next big thing". Major...

BrainStem® Technology

Post date: 7 years 1 month ago
Acroname's BrainStem® technology is a foundational tool for bridging the gap between hardware and software systems. BrainStem controllers gather and relay peripheral information to other systems, which may be a host computer, additional microcontrollers or an array of sensors and testing equipment...
Hokuyo Laser Range Finder Comparison

Hokuyo Laser Range Finder Comparison

Post date: 7 years 1 month ago
Breakdown of Hokuyo Features and Prices: The table below shows some of the basic features and prices of the Hokuyo units tested and compared in this article. They are, the UTM-30LX-EW, the UST-10LX, and the URG-04LX-UG01.   UTM-30LX-EW UST-10LX URG-04LX-UG01 LIGHT SOURCE...
Mobile Diagnostics System

Mobile Diagnostics System blog post

Post date: 7 years 3 months ago
Today's mobile devices continue to integrate more features and functions into ever smaller packages. Features usually win over battery life during the design phase. In order to help quantify and develop test methods, Acroname was contracted by a major cellphone manufacturer to design a mobile...
Sharp Infrared Ranger Comparison

Sharp Infrared Ranging Model Comparison

Post date: 9 years 3 months ago
  Sharp infrared ranging modules boast a small package, very low power consumption and a variety of output options. In order to maximize each sensor's potential, it is important to understand how these types of IR sensors work, their effective ranges, and how to interface to them. Sharp's IR ...
Linearizing Sharp Ranger Data

Linearizing Sharp Ranger Data

Post date: 9 years 5 months ago
The Sharp family of infrared ranging modules These modules are used extensively for robotics and automatic distance measurement applications. Unfortunately, the output of these sensors are inherently non-linear. In other words, a big change in output voltage does not always indicate a big change...
Driving High Power Loads

Driving High Power Loads with H-bridge

Post date: 10 years 5 months ago
high power loads using low-level voltage signals A common automation system requirement is to drive or actuate high power loads using low-level voltage signals. Motors, solenoids, relays and capacitive loads can be actuated with appropriate circuitry that is only possible using small current/...


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