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New EFT Module for TestStand Cuts Time to Production Test, Reduces Development Time by 66%

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bloomy’s low-cost, out-of-the-box add-on delivers full-featured architectures, eliminates most programming and allows instrumentation swap-out without test sequence modification
 

WINDSOR, Connecticut – Monday, May 22, 2017 – The ability for automated test customers to dramatically accelerate functional testing systems into production was demonstrated here at NIWeek 2017 by Bloomy Controls, Inc., (Bloomy). Called EFT Module for TestStand, the new software is the industry's most complete functional testing framework for NI TestStand. Furthermore, it represents the fastest and lowest cost path to production test for electronics manufacturers using the TestStand platform.

Leveraging the increased productivity offered by TestStand 2016 for developers and architects in larger companies, EFT Module for TestStand delivers even more productivity features for organizations of any size that wish to standardize on a common TestStand framework. Engineers can get to production test quickly with drag-and-drop configuration while immediately taking advantage of instrument abstraction and other features that represent best practices in TestStand.

Productivity features unique to EFT Module for TestStand include:

• A significant reduction in custom VI development
• Most common DUT and instrument interface code tasks are already included
• Decoupling hardware and software to allow engineers to work concurrently

Combined these features can reduce development time by 66% or more, while lowering costs. Decoupling also means that should customers need to swap out one target device for another, no test sequence modifications are required.

“We’re excited to see the EFT Module for TestStand offered in an out-of-the-box solution to support engineers with production test projects,” said Kristen Manuzzi, Product Management and Marketing at NI.

Peter Blume, President of Bloomy, said, "Our many years of production test experience with our UTS TM family of electronics functional testers has shown us that manufacturers want to standardize on a single architecture across the organization that provides the shortest path to production test while ensuring maintainability”

EFT Module for TestStand software includes a manufacturer operator GUI; a simplified SQL database for reporting and storage; and a Hardware Access Framework™ that provides pre-configured code modules and drivers which cover the majority of a typical electronic assembly manufacturing test sequence; and multiple other architectural components. A developer license is just $3,995.00 and includes unlimited deployments.

A free 30-day evaluation trial of the EFT Module for TestStand is available on the LabVIEW Tools Network or through Bloomy. Request a live demo and learn about ordering options by contacting Bloomy sales at eft_sales@bloomy.com. The product is also available for purchase on the LabVIEW Tools Network. While visiting bloomy.com, engineers can also learn about UTS—Bloomy's affordable and flexible mixed-signal functional test system for electronics manufacturers.

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