Harmonizing Automatic Test System Assets, Drivers, and Control Methodologies
NEOTERIC TECHNOLOGIES INC HUNTSVILLE AL
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This report summarizes investigation of the state of the Automatic Test System ATS industry and approaches to reduce costs of control software, especially test program sets TPS and an investigation to foster an environment for the interchange of instruments without adversely impacting the TPSs. The concept of using generic instrument class GIC drivers was explored, including the process for developing and attaining industry consensus for using voluntary GIC specifications. Issues of scope and utility, generality, consistency, and inclusion of special features were explored. Technical solutions and the benefits of using component object model COM objects were investigated. Interchangeability of digital multimeters using GIC drivers was demonstrated to not impact the TPS.
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