Test Equipment–Connectors

The following are Connector Transforms:

Transform

Description

BK Power Supply

Controls power supplies from BK Precision. See BK Power Supplies.

ICSE GPIB Power Supply

Controls a power supply using an ICS Electronics GPIB Controller.  Tested with a Tektronix PS2521G power supply. Source code is available from Danlaw.

GW Instek PSW Power Supply

Controls a PSW series Programmable Switching Power Supply from GW Instek. See:

GW Instek Power Supply

https://www.gwinstek.com/en-global/products/detail/PSW-Series

PI Resistor Card

PI_resistor_card

Controls a Pickering Interfaces resistor card, style 50-295-021.

An example of a use for this Transform is for converting temperature to resistance. Use a Lookup Table transform (C# Snippet or SIL Easy) to convert a temperature stimulus Signal from a test case. Then connect the converted Signal to this Transform to control resistance in the test harness.

USB RLY08

USB-RLY08

The USB RLY08 Transform interfaces with the following USB relay boards manufactured by Devantech Ltd:

USB-RLY08

USB-RLY08B

USB-RLY16

The driver for the relay board maps the USB to a COM port. Each board uses a different driver. USB-RLY08 and USB-RLY16 use the FTDI VCP drivers: http://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm The USB-RLY08B driver and instructions are at http://www.robot-electronics.co.uk/htm/usb_rly08btech.htm.

The USB relay is used in conjunction with the RS232 COM port as shown in the image above. The COM port should be set up for 19200 baud, 8 data-bits, no parity, and two stop-bits.

Related Topics:

Connector Transforms

Test Equipment–Signal Processing

PathWay USB Type A Switch