Teseq’s industry-leading AutoStar is being updated with some exciting new features.
This is the fi rst major release since the introduction AutoStar 4.0 with support for the NSG 5500 and NSG 5600. Now included are a new sequencer for unprecedented ease-ofuse and stability, an updated Standards database with many 2008 standards, the ability to adjust battery settings during the test run, a detailed test overview during live test runs, and a powerful automation function.
Sequencer. For users with very complicated testing requirements, the brand new
sequencer allows for building of complex test sequences using a updated user interface. The sequences are stored easily and can be run with custom dialogs or no user intervention at all! Of course a full test report is generated of the entire sequence.
Standards database. The standards database is updated to include to the latest
revisions of many manufacturer standards, including several new for 2008 standards.
Battery settings. More and more standards have very tight tolerances on battery voltage during the test run. AutoStar 5.0 includes live single-click adjustment of battery levels in 100 mV steps.
Live run time overview. AutoStar 5.0 now provides a runtime mode that shows, at a
glance, all of the parameters during transient testing. No searching through various tabs to find the selected parameters!
Automation function. In the automotive world, with long tests and complex DUT functionality, the need for automation has never been greater. One of the most requested features, AutoStar now provides a simple but powerful set of commands that allow AutoStar to be automated. This allows the possibility to integrate AutoStar control into their in-house test routines. Using the TCP/IP protocol and ActiveX components, this powerful feature enables customers to write their own custom automation tools.
Automation tools can be:
- Function testing of the DUT
- Two-way communication with AutoStar to load tests, query status of the test, fail the DUT
- Pulse verification written for the user's own oscilloscope or other test equipment
- Remote control and test monitoring
We are working out the details of marketing the automation function, but users will
be able to purchase a programmers guide and example programs/source code with
optional telephone support. Custom support packages may also be offered.