As medical technology moves forward rapidly, the demands for reliable testing of new devices grows in importance. MAC Panel was approached by one leading medical company to provide connectivity between its test equipment and device under test. Previous testing had been inhibited by a poorly defined system for linking the two, leading to enormous inefficiencies in ensuring good product.
The critical nature of testing medical devices requires the automated test equipment and its connectors to have superior signal integrity compared to that of a traditional "wired" system. MAC Panel's solution based mass interconnect technology, SCOUT, achieves this by replacing almost all wires with a combination of PCBs, flex circuits and length matched short cables.
Whereas older technology uses loosely wired configurations, MAC Panel's SCOUT Direct Access Kits (DAKs) create a direct link between PXI instrumentation and Interchangeable Test Adapters (ITA). DAK technology often times utilizes printed circuit boards, when necessary, thus eliminating the use of cable altogether and ultimately leading to the highest signal integrity between the D/UUT and ATE. DAK Technology comes in many different configurations not only utilizing printed circuit boards but also flex circuit, coax cable and RF, which are all self contained in the DAK adapter, thus eliminating cross talk between cable assemblies while also drastically minimizing signal degradation.
Coupled with the use of SCOUT's reduced wire Interchangeable Test Adapters (ITA) results in a mass interconnect that is high performing, modular, scalable, and reduces the overall cost of test. These all make it the most versatile and go to mass interconnect on the market, not only for medical device manufacturers, but also for any electrical device manufacturer where reliability and performance is a must.
To learn more about our SCOUT mass interconnect please visit our SCOUT page here.
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