Hardware in the Loop (HIL) Test

HIL testing is a best practice for electronic control system V&V in the automotive and aerospace industries, but it is also becoming widely used in other controller V&V test applications. HIL test combines simulation and physical testing in real-time by driving the controller with a dynamic model of its normal operating environment. HIL testing produces a more thorough and relevant verification of the control system compared to other approaches and allows simulation of scenarios that are difficult, dangerous or expensive to test in the real world. HIL testing reduces risks and delays during system deployment because the controller has already been tested under most conditions that can occur during normal operations.

TangentBlue adapter interfaces help connect simulation software to your device under test by measuring or emulating sensor, actuator and other controller I/O signals.

Functional Test

Functional test is used in board, subsystem and system level test in a variety of settings including prototyping, mixed- and high-volume production, burn-in, and acceptance testing, as well as warranty or service diagnosis and repair. A typical functional test system applies a sequence of stimulus signals to the device under test and then compares measured responses to a set of expected values.

TangentBlue adapters help connect automated test sequencing software to your device under test through sensor, actuator, or protocol interfaces. TangentBlue interfaces help you achieve 100% test coverage for your DUT's I/O.

Machine Control

Machine builders face increasingly complex requirements for optimizing the operation of discrete and continuous systems. The drive to reduce cost and improve yield while meeting regulatory requirements is pervasive. Programmable automation controllers (PACs) help you optimize your system's performance to meet those needs.

Use industrial I/O adapters from TangentBlue to create reconfigurable I/O for data logging and monitoring, and implement reliable control subsystems on silicon. You can choose from standard I/O adapters, or mix and match off the shelf and custom design components for the control output and feedback signals you need for your application.

Embedded Applications

In the race to develop and deploy medical, industrial and other devices, you can't afford to waste time in the design phase engineering the system's application-specific I/O.

Reconfigurable I/O adapters from TangentBlue allow you to focus on the application by supplying custom interface components to embed in your system design. Mix mix and match off the shelf and custom design components for prototype and low volume production.