Northrop Grumman and Teradyne team on automatic test systems for the U.S. Army

Engineers at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and Sensors in Baltimore needed a commercial-off-the-shelf test system for their Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) for the U.S. Army. They found their answer with the M927 VXI digital test subsystem hardware and software from Teradyne in Boston.

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Northrop Grumman and Teradyne team on automatic test systems for the U.S. Army

Engineers at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems and Sensors in Baltimore needed a commercial-off-the-shelf test system for their Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) for the U.S. Army. They found their answer with the M927 VXI digital test subsystem hardware and software from Teradyne in Boston.

IFTE is one of the standard automatic test system families designated by Department of Defense (DOD)policy for use in field, depot, and manufacturing test.

The Northrop Grumman and Teradyne partnership provides digital test capabilities for electronic automatic test systems within the IFTE family. Teradyne`s high performance C-size VXI digital test instrument (DTI) will be integrated in the entire test system family.

"Teradyne and Northrop Grumman`s partnership provides a cost-effective performance upgrade to the IFTE family that is applicable to a wider spectrum of programs throughout the DOD," says Don Kump, vice president of ATE and Electronics Programs, at Northrop Grumman.

Teradyne`s M927 provides the performance for the next generation of weapon systems while addressing legacy requirements. By integrating a compatible DTI, the Army will leverage the investment in existing automatic test systems and reduce the engineering resources required for upgrading their automatic test systems.

The M927 provides 50-MHz dynamic digital testing and diagnostics with as many as 528 test channels. Designed to meet industry-standard VXI chassis, the M927 integrates easily into automated test systems. — J.M.

For more information on the M927 contact Teradyne by phone at, 617-482-2700, by mail at 321 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02118, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.teradyne.com.

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The M927 from Teradyne meets Army test needs.

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