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Mass InterConnect Solutions …creating order out of wiring chaos David Rocker Director of Engineering Introduction to Mass Interconnects
Product History ENIAC was designed and built to calculate artillery firing tables for the U.S. Army's Ballistics Research Laboratory. The first problems run on the ENIAC however, were related to the design of the hydrogen bomb.artilleryfiring tablesU.S. ArmyBallistics Research Laboratory hydrogen bomb The contract was signed on June 5, 1943June The computer was programmed by inserting patchcords into patch panels in different configurations to accomplish different tasks.
VPC - Patchpanel On display at: The New York Museum of Modern Art Founded in 1959 as a licensee of International Business Machines (IBM) to manufacture and distribute programmable patch panels for computers
…creating order out of wiring chaos Problem Solution What is Mass Interconnect?
Frequent DUT/UUT Changeover Rapid connection to multiple UUTs Simplified System Wiring Flexible, Configurable, Expandable Intense Mating Cycle Requirements Reliability to over 20,000 mating cycles What is Mass Interconnect? DUT = Device Under Test UUT = Unit Under Test
Mass InterConnect Components From the instrument to the UUT and everything between! ITA Patchcords Enclosure ITA Module ITA Cable Assembly Receiver Module Receiver Receiver Patchcords Vertical Hinged Mounting Frame ITA, Individual Test Adapter, Adapts tester to be capable of testing multiple UUTs
By Preventing Damage to Valuable Test Instrumentation ($Valuable Test Instrumentation) Test Instrument Card Delicate Commercial Connector VPC Systems are designed for 20,000 cycles specifically for Test Applications VPC Maximizes the ROI for Test Assets Protect Valuable Test Instrumentation (Local Language)
Quickly and Easily Adapting Tester to be Capable of Testing Multiple UUTs Individual Test Adapter ITA Adapts tester to be capable of testing multiple UUTs VPC Maximizes the ROI for Test Assets Communication System ITA Weapons System ITA Navigation System ITA Standardized Test Interface (Local Language)
Test and Measurement Applications Defense Aerospace Automotive Medical Contract Manufacturing High Volume Testing Environments Mass InterConnect Deployment
Symtx 50 Module Solution Functional testing of satellite bus electronics circuit card assemblies, part of a command and control subsystem in commercial & military satellites Verify and troubleshoot any one of a dozen assembly types at the card level, prior to box level integration and further functional testing The test system uses VXI switching chassis and instrumentation and a high performance VPC module receiver interface panel to accommodate a variety of test adapters on a single test system Aerospace
Automotive Konrad Technologie GmbH G12 Solution G12 Mass InterConnect acts as the interface between Open Test Platform (OTP) and the device-under-test (DUT). Using a variety of Agilent hardware and software, including the new 34980A Multifunction Switch/Measure unit as the system core, the OTP is flexible and scalable to allow expansion for new test requirements. With cable assemblies specific to each modular instrument used in the Agilent 34980A, as well as power and pneumatic connections, the G12 provides a reliable and repeatable interface designed to withstand over 20,000 mating and unmating cycles. Innovative QuadraPaddle modules enable consolidation of as many as 192 signal points in a single receiver slot and 480 signal points in 2 receiver slots.
FTS-200 from Cal-Bay Systems Medical Device Testing Functional Test System for Low-Volume High-Mix Production and Design Validation Test Computer-based instrumentation hardware with bandwidth up to 200 MHz Mass-interconnect test fixture interface from Virginia Panel Test execution software based on industry standard LabVIEW and TestStand application development environments Medical
VPC 9050 VPC 9025 Fixed Patch Panels Tester design was implemented in previous HUD test applications ~ modernized (PXI based) In this design, Honeywell designed QP/PCBs are implemented to reduce the rats nest of wiring in the previous design Fixed patch panels are used for fault induced simulation VPC ~ 90 Series (25/50 module) are used to direct the instrumentation and other assets Consoles shipped for use at Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids) and Boeing, Seattle. HUD Test Console Instrumentation loop back Boeing Commercial Airplane – 787 Program
Analog Signal Digital Signal Coax / RF Fiber Optic Power Thermocouple Pneumatic Vacuum I/O in Modules
Founded in 1959 as a licensee of International Business Machines (IBM) to manufacture and distribute programmable patch panels for computers Designs, manufactures and markets Interconnect products for Test and Measurement applications in both commercial and military markets. –Standard interface system for the United States Air Force Modular Automated Test Equipment Program (MATE) –United States Navy standard electrical interface for the CASS Program –Standard for the Interface Connector Assembly (ICA) used in commercial air transport testing (ARINC 608A committee) –First to offer the most comprehensive connector interface for VXI About VPC
For over 47 years, VPC has Provided highest quality and most innovative Mass Interconnect Solutions on the market Aligned closely with Test & Measurement partners to develop and support standards Designed new interconnect products with lower profiles & higher densities to solve dynamic test requirements Virginia Panel Corporation
Summary Simplified Cable Management (Local Language) Protect Valuable Test Instrumentation (Local Language) Standardized Test Interface (Local Language) VPC Mass Interconnects offer the lowest total cost of ownership over the life of your test system (Local Language)