PI-DATS is Pulse Instruments Data Acquisition and
Test Software, our
user-friendly system software that allows complete control over Pulse
Instruments test systems and test equipment. PI-DATS can dramatically increase
your testing productivity by decreasing the amount of time it takes to set up
and change test plans.
Benefits of using PI-DATS:
PI-DATS is WindowsNT® based, so the graphical interface is familiar to any user.
There is no programming experience required to create test plans. The
system is icon-based, with a mnemonic table, so users don't need to remember
which channel number is assigned to the phase I vertical clock and which to the
data acquisition strobe.
All functions are point-and-click, so even
looping operations, conditional branching, formulae functions, true/false logic, and variable assignments
can be made without learning a programming language or worrying about correct
Pulse Instruments hardware can be automatically
detected and configured, so equipment changes don't result in additional system
downtime. Third-party hardware can be integrated into a test plan via a generic
GPIB instrument mnemonic, and additional instrument mnemonics can be developed
on a custom basis.
Test plan settings are stored in a single file,
so switching among device families is as simple as changing the
device-under-test and loading a new PI-DATS file. PI-DATS also has tight
integration with PI-PAT, our pattern generator software
for producing device timing.
uses a password security system that protects device test plans from
unauthorized modification. PI-DATS allows the test engineer to define
test conditions prior to test execution using a Test Plan Edit Screen.
The operator can enter or modify information in a Test Plan pertinent to
the device being tested.
Available Control Modules and Supported Hardware:
- Pattern Generator--Supports
Generators. Timing files must be produced separately in PI-PAT
(included with all PI-2005 Pattern Generators)
- Clock Driver--Supports Clock
drivers from our CompactPCI and 4000 Series
- DC Bias--Supports DC Bias Supplies from
our CompactPCI and 4000 Series
- Voltage/Current Sense--Controls the range settings and
multiplexing of sense circuitry from our CompactPCI and 4000 Series to
a single DVM
- Mainframe--Controls global on-line, off-line, and disconnect
status of our CompactPCI and 4000
- Data Acquisition Setup and Measure--Controls gain, filter,
and timing for PI-3105 data
acquisition system. Also sets up digital
acquisition parameters such as frame-size, frame-count,
area-of-interest (AOI), and image re-assembly.
- Results--Defines image processing algorithms and display
- DVM--Supports several popular Keithley, Fluke and HP DVM
- Oscilloscope--Supports several popular Tektronix oscilloscope
- Function Generator-Supports several HP function generator
- GPIB--Generic GPIB module for programming other
- Property Page Builder
- Allows you to build your own virtual instruments or control any GPIB
PI-DATS includes data reduction and analysis
tools, plus hooks for exporting data to MATLAB scripts, Microsoft Excel macros, or to other third-party database and data analysis packages.
The bottom line is that you can create your test
plan and start testing parts in a very short amount of time.
Availability and Pricing
A demo version of PI-DATS
is freely available from Pulse Instruments. The demo version will not control
hardware, but it will allow you to test-drive the software. Please contact
our Sales department for pricing information based on your system