Automated Test Environment for AS5657 Verification

(Oldenzaal, the Netherlands, May 12, 2017) DapTechnology B.V. today announced the release of the world's first automated test equipment for AS5657 compliance verification.

The AS5657 Automated Test Environment (AS5657-ATE) is designed to automate device compliance testing according to the SAE-AS5657 “Test Plan/Procedure for AS5643 IEEE-1394b Interface Requirements for Military and Aerospace Vehicle Applications”. The purpose of this tool is to automate and simplify the task of AS5643 compliance verification and testing, which of course is essential for device compatibility within avionics and aerospace programs. The tool utilizes and benefits from proven test and interface components already developed by DapTechnology and adds test executive functionality together with predefined test scripts and a customization and expansion environment.

The AS5657-ATE is useful throughout the entire Life Cycle of a product starting at an early stage of engineering, extending through verification and production and even expands into sustainment of a typical avionics program. Thanks to its expansion capability – the ATE Framework and the test framework can be modified and extended - customization and adaptation to reflect specific project requirements can be implemented easily and with straight forward methods. Usage areas include but are not limited to:

  • Requirements Definition
  • Software Systems Design Software
  • Quality Assurance Verification and Validation of hardware modules
  • Product Acceptance
  • Systems/Network Integration
  • Systems Simulation (includes load testing, HIL, PIL, etc.)
  • Module/LRU Qualification Testing (e.g. VMC, Flight Control Actuator, etc.)
  • ….

Estimating the cost savings of using the AS5657-ATE over doing the verification testing manually is a relatively complex undertaking since the AS5657 testing specification refers not only to AS5643 but also to IEEE-1394 and its related test specification. This makes the overall task involved and also requires a good understanding of the involved technologies. Taking shortcuts and/or voiding these tests as part of an accompanying process during system engineering can require costly rework and cause delays.

About DapTechnology

DapTechnology is a company specializing in products, systems and solutions based on the IEEE-1394 & SAE AS5643 Standards. Since it’s inception in 1998, the company has been working closely with the IEEE-1394 & SAE AS5643 standards development organizations, strategic industry partners and key customers to develop world-class products employing IEEE-1394 & SAE AS5643. The DapTechnology FireSpy IEEE-1394a and IEEE-1394b Protocol Analyzer products have gained worldwide acceptance and is currently being used in various aerospace & defense, industrial, consumer electronics and automotive product development efforts. Dap Technology’s business growth in recent years is a testament of the company’s commitment to meticulous engineering disciplines, exceptional quality and customer satisfaction.

Both DapTechnology B.V. and DapUSA, Inc. are owned by DapHolding BV. DapUSA, based in Phoenix, AZ, was formed in 2005 to address the ever-growing North American market for IEEE-1394 systems and solutions.

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