Teradyne to provide Joint STARS test gear

Engineers at DME Corp. in Orlando, Fla., needed a test system that could support the avionics simulation software for the Joint STARS Semi-Automated Test System, better known as JSATS. Boston-based Teradyne Inc.`s M910 Digital Test Instrument met their needs.

Oct 1st, 1997

Engineers at DME Corp. in Orlando, Fla., needed a test system that could support the avionics simulation software for the Joint STARS Semi-Automated Test System, better known as JSATS. Boston-based Teradyne Inc.`s M910 Digital Test Instrument met their needs.

"Teradyne`s M910 combines the hardware and software capabilities required for functional test of the complex avionics used on the Joint STARS aircraft," says Lou Salzano, Joint STARS Program Manager at DME Corporation. "Teradyne`s ability to fully leverage the power of LASAR simulation in the M910 was key to our decision." Joint STARS stands for Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.

The M910 is a high-performance C-size VXI instrument for digital and mixed-signal test. The M910, configurable with as many as 704 bidirectional, variable-voltage test channels in a 13-slot C-size chassis, offers a scaleable digital architecture for testing microcontroller, microprocessor, and DSP-based boards.

The M910 supports direct import of LASAR-generated test vectors, enabling off-line digital test program set development on LASAR programming workstations. The M910 provides integrated guided-probe and fault-dictionary diagnostic capabilities for fault detection and repair.

JSATS is a VXI-based test system designed using commercial off-the-shelf hardware. It tests the complex analog, digital, and RF shop-replaceable units located in the radar, operations and control, and communications subsystems of the Joint STARS aircraft. - J.M.

For more information on the M910 and Teradyne, contact Lynn Stahlberg by phone at 617-422-3176, by fax at 617-422-3440, by mail at Teradyne, Inc., 179 Lincoln Street, Boston, Mass., 02111-2473, by e-mail at Lynn.Stahlberg@teradyne.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.teradyne.com/.

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