MTM Getting Started
Get Up and Running with MTM in 10 Minutes or Less
Manufacturing test engineers face many challenges today. Implementing a functional test (FCT) plan involves integration of several different measurement and interface tools, software packages, and licenses. Acroname's MTM instrumentation takes the frustration out of this process as one of the simplest and easiest instrumentation tools available.
The simplest way to get started with MTM is to try out an evaluation kit.
Instructions for bringing up an MTM Evaluation Kit can be found here:
Getting Started with MTM (1 of 2): Hardware
Getting Started with MTM (2 of 2): Software
Acroname's engineers also do a video walk-through in real-time, performing a "bring up" of the MTM Evaluation Kit in less than 10 minutes. The walkthrough includes:
- Making a BrainStem host connection to MTM modules
- Updating MTM module firmware
- Using BrainStem APIs and StemTool to perform some simple test and measurement operations using MTM modules
MTM Test Fixtures
For new designs, mounting the MTM connectors directly to the testpoint carrier board (TPCB) is typically the best solution. This eliminates the headache of traditional wire-wrapped fixtures while leveraging all test precision and reliability advantages of MTM.
Wire-wrap and Hybrid Fixtures
Alternatively, a simple breakout board can be used to integrate MTM hardware with existing test systems, providing nearly all of the same benefits. Simply mount the MTM modules in the breakout board (a development board will work) and connect the existing signal wires.
Wire-free Fixture Design
Replicating reliable testers is no longer a challenge. Integrate MTM into your fixture with a custom Test-Point Carrier Board (TPCB).
Scaling your production testers is as easy as ordering more TPCBs.
Follow along as Acroname engineers walk through the mechanics of creating an integrated test fixture:
Test Fixture Design Using MTM
Wired Fixture Design
Rapidly prototype and deploy an MTM-based automated test systems using traditional wire and cabling methods.
Prefer wire-based testers? No problem.
Breakout boards like MTM-DEV-2 make it easy to build wire-based testers. Wire test probes to MTM modules using headers, cables or screw terminals.