Introducing VTOS Scan ADC
VTOS Scan ADC is a new addition to Kozio’s line of embedded software tools for functional testing of analog-to-digital converter (ADC) channels. This product provides firmware that is loaded and run on your custom circuit board device without porting or modification. A graphical user interface is provided for test configuration. All test configuration data can be exported for automated testing of one or more devices in parallel.
The VTOS Scan product line provides the ability to test your hardware with no development effort, a very small learning curve, and the ability to test before the boot loader or operating system are running. All products are designed for automated testing with a small integration effort.
The VTOS Scan ADC firmware can be loaded onto your target device using a JTAG interface, or other interfaces supported by that processor. For example, Kozio provides an example configuration that runs on the BeagleBone Black reference board, sporting a TI Sitara AM3358 processor. The VTOS Scan ADC firmware can be loaded onto that device using an SD Card, UART, or JTAG programmer. The firmware image is very small and loads in seconds and boots nearly instantaneously.
With the firmware loaded and running, the VTOS Scan GUI is used for creating your desired test sequence. VTOS Scan ADC provides three built-in tests: 1) a test to read a channel value and compare it against a user-specified value, 2) a test to read a channel value and compare it against a user-specified range, and 3) a test to sample N channel values and compare all read values against a user-specified range.
In addition, VTOS Scan ADC provides several low-level commands that can be used for additional test setup and troubleshooting. Our products are very flexible and use a scripting interface to allow you to create custom test commands or interactively troubleshoot hardware.
As a next step, click on File / Export to export this configuration to a Kozio script file or to an NI TestStand sequence (*.seq) file. More export options will be added as we work with new test executives. The exported test configuration is used for automatic testing during long regression test runs or during manufacturing test.
If you would like to try VTOS Scan ADC out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send an evaluation license. Everything is downloaded and activated over the internet.
If you have other circuit board testing needs, please contact us.