Automated Test Equipment (ATE) is one of the vital production assets for manufacturing enterprises. ATE enables production houses to conduct production testing faster than manual testing, saving millions in terms of time, cost, and resources. Automated Test Equipment is widely used in product testing (Hardware and Software), PCB Testing, Functional Testing, Performance Testing, Environmental Parameter Testing, etc. in various domains. An ATE is reliable and consistent, and help users considerably reduce testing time. ATE provides a high degree of repeatability and speed with minimal, or no error compared to manual testing.
Mistral designs and develops Automated Test Equipment for application-specific product testing and validation. The Test Automation and ATE offerings include Test Jig (specialized hardware) development, Integration of ATE equipment, and ATE software development. Mistral can build and supply Automated Test Equipment for testing a range of systems and subsystems that are part of Radars, Sonars, Aircraft, ships, submarines, consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial platforms, etc.
ATE Design and Development
Mistral has over 25 years of experience providing cutting-edge embedded solutions for Aerospace and Defence, Industrial, Wearable, Automotive and Healthcare applications. Our unparalleled expertise in the embedded domain enables us to design and develop ATEs that cater to the critical needs of testing systems at any level of complexity. Our Automated Test Equipment solutions reduce the overall testing time by up to 75%, enabling product developers to deploy their resources for core development activities more efficiently. The ATE is integrated as per the IPC standards while the cable harness complies with EMC standard and IPC-620.
Typically, Automated Test Equipment consist of Smart Fixtures, Chambers, Rackmount Servers, Workstations, Matrix Switches and Controllers, I/O Units, Test Instruments (Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers, Multimeters, etc.), RF Signal Sources (Signal Generators, Arbitrary Waveform Generators, Function Generators, Pulse Generators, etc.), Test Probes and the Test Framework among others. ATE aids testing of memory, digital signals, mixed signals, system-on-a-chip (SoC) components and range of other functional and technical aspects of the Device Under Test (DUT). The system provides multiple USB Hubs and Ethernet ports to interface with DUT and the Host PC. ATE is ideal for pre-production and post-production testing of various functional, performance and Environmental parameters of the DUT. Manufacturing of Automated Test Equipment includes BOM Analysis, Sourcing of Components, Custom hardware development, Rack/Chassis manufacturing, cable harness, system integration, Test suite development and integration.
ATE Test Jig Development
One of the key aspects of Automated Test Equipment is Test Jig development. With end-to-end hardware (including RF), software, mechanical design and system integration expertise, Mistral is in best position to build Test Jigs for any complex systems. Our team of hardware and software experts specialize in creating high-quality and efficient ATE Test Jigs tailored to specific application needs. Our solutions are designed to streamline and optimize the testing process, improve productivity, and ensure precise measurements.
ATE Test Frameworks
Mistal offers custom Test Frameworks for user-specific applications. The Test suites are developed using a variety of software packages. For example, Python based test automation using PyVisa package, a variety of programming languages including Python, C#, etc., and run on Windows and Linux PCs (Host). The Test suites enable users to manage data collection, storage, report generation and post analysis. The Test Suites provide a Command Line Interface and a GUI for test management. The Test framework can support multiple channels (based on test needs) in one cycle without changing the test setup. The Test Suites aid configuration of various T&M instruments and the Device Under Test (DUT), in addition to the execution of test cases such as Functional, Performance and Environmental parameters.
Mistral’s ATE Designs aid the users to automatically generate final test reports in a format (Excel, .CSV, PDF) of their choice with Logs. These reports are ready-to-print and can be used for Product Certification.
Mistral designs and integrates simple and intuitive User Interfaces (UI) that help the users to monitor and configure the ATE and DUT. The UI is developed in consultation with the users, capturing customer/application-specific needs. Our two decades of experience developing sophisticated embedded, PC and Web applications enables us to develop and integrate UI Apps with optimal performance and low-latency data management. Mistral can develop ATEs for Defense Subsystems (Radar Modules, Transmit-Receive Modules, RF Systems, Data Recorders, Digital Receivers, Radar Controllers, Signal Processors, etc.), Semiconductor fabrication, Consumer electronics, Telecommunication Equipment and Medical technology Products, among others! Mistral can provide solutions for Generic Test, Acceptance Test, Environmental Test, Vibration Test, Mission Computer Test, Auto Pilot Test, Radar Processing Unit Test, and Missile Test among others.