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High Speed Instrumentation Sequencing/Triggering System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064131D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Lloyd, RP Ovies, H [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a high speed instrumentation sequencing/triggering (HSIST) system for controlling linking of instruments at high speeds to perform a sequential measurement or testing task. The instrumentation control system shown in Fig. 1 allows the programmable set-up of a set of instruments to perform a sequence of tasks or measurements at high speed of a unit under test in real time. The instruments shown are typically used in high speed measurements. They monitor and drive the unit under test via a probe interface. The instruments in the system are controlled by a computer via a computer control interface bus. This control interface is a low-speed interface that replaces front panel control of the instruments and collects data from them for processing.