Specifying Flexible Building Blocks for Automated Production Test Systems

  • Webinar Date

    September 7, 2016

  • Webinar Time

    8am PT/ 11am ET

Webinar Overview

• Mini-Circuits has developed an innovative, modular test platform, designed to speed up the development process and flexibility of automated test systems. The platform uses a modular design with common, in-stock components to drive down the initial investment cost and allow a custom test rack to be quoted within 24 hours of a new request, then built and shipped within 2 weeks of an order. These systems make use of Mini-Circuits’ full range of high reliability mechanical switches and our industry leading programmable attenuators which provide up to 120 dB of attenuation range in 0.25 dB steps. Placing these essential test system building blocks on the front panel also allows the system to be easily re-purposed to cover future test scenarios, therefore significantly reducing recurring Engineering costs.
• This webinar will also detail Mini-Circuits’ approach to custom test requirements, from switch matrices to full production test systems, with all the hardware and software support necessary. Mini-Circuits’ Test Development Team will work in partnership with your company, developing the system specifications with your team before building and delivering the reliable and repeatable test system you require; freeing up your own valuable Engineering resource in the process. 

Presenter Bio:
Lee Whiting is the Applications Manager focusing on Mini-Circuits’ wide range of software controlled test products and systems. He has many years’ experience supporting Test Engineers from defining the test requirements; drawing, specifying and developing the system; to integrating the hardware and software elements into the test environment. These activities have seen test systems developed for a diverse set of RF & Microwave applications (including high power remote radio heads, base-station hand-over tests, mesh network simulation, MIMO, Wi-Fi access points amongst many others) and a broad spectrum of common programming environments/languages such as LabVIEW, MatLab, C#, Visual Basic, Python, Perl and VEE. Lee holds a Master of Engineering degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Surrey (UK).