VXI Test Executive
Patent, Filed 16 Sep 1997, patented 23 Nov 1999
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A system is provided for developing program test sets with test hardware conforming to well known test industry standards, such as VXI, VME and GPIB standards. The system has a computer with a display console. After initialization and password checks, the console displays a front panel from which a user chooses the instruments, switches connections, inputs, outputs, etc. which make up the program test set. As each choice is made, the system generates test script corresponding to the choice. The system then uses the test script, or macro, to generate the graphical representation of the component and its connections on the display. The graphical displays are standardized for each functional component or operation of a program test set, as well as being standardized between program test sets The macros further allow a program test set to he more efficiently developed by coding macros rather than by developing graphical displays. The combined macros for the entire test set provide written documentation for the program test set, allowing fur easy configuration management of the program test set.
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