Automated Electromechanical Device Analysis Method Using a Personal Computer
Original Publication Date: 1988-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15
This disclosure describes the connection of a personal computer to a logic analyzer, such as the Hewlitt-Packard 1630D, with a general-purpose interface bus. A control program in the personal computer comprises four main program modules which control the logic analyzer, using input commands defined for the Hewlitt-Packard machine. The first module is a guidance module which tells the user where to attach the analyzer probes for different predefined electromechanical devices to be tested. The second module initiates the logic analyzer operation and collects and stores the data. A third program module is a calculation routine which runs in the personal computer to calculate such items as standard deviation, worst case, etc.