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SCOUT Parts

Components Overview

Receiver Side Components

DUT/ITA Side Components

What is SCOUT?

SCOUT is an innovative pull-through Mass Interconnect solution specifically designed to deliver the full performance potential of the PXI platform at the ATE interface. SCOUT, featuring DAK (Direct Access Kit) connectivity, enables system designers to limit or eliminate traditional instrument cables by replacing them with DAK connection modules that utilise PCB, flex-circuit or short wire connections.

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Benefits Overview

Performance

DAKs designed with PCBs  incorporate comprehensive signal shielding for optimum performance.

Modularity

Simply remove a DAK Assembly and replace it with another or swap a DAK Assembly from one system to another system.

Stability

Utilizing COTS DAKs means that when identical systems are in use each interface connection will be identical also, unlike when using cables.

Maintenance

Upgrading or maintaining an instrument, while using a DAK interface, will not affect anything else within the system.

Lead Time

Our research indicates a significant decrease in time-to-deployment when using a SCOUT solution over a cabled solutions.

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Case Studies

Transportation

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Together with Orbis Inc., MAC Panel saves customer time and money with SCOUT.

Military and Aerospace

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With 11 identical test stations required, wires were out of the question…

Automotive

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Accelerate performance test deployment for automobile production…

Electronics

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Ensuring test interface reliability for flexible HV test systems

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Learn About DAK Types

PCB DAK

  • Comprehensive signal shielding
  • In-situ connection points that can be used to connect external resources
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Flex DAK

  • Same performance advantages of a PCB
  • Used in high density I/O Applications
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Cabled

  • Typically used for power or RF applications
  • As with the other DAK designs, the connection length is 6”
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Hardware Options: Receivers

Mass Interconnect Receiver

A mounting frame for the connection modules and interface engagement mechanism. It’s effectively the core component of our mass interconnect socket. The receiver, also commonly referred to as an ICA, comes in many shapes and sizes from a 2 slot version all the way up to 50 slots with the capability of connecting 10,000 signals in one operation. Each slot can be fitted with a variety of modules to ensure that the configuration exactly matches the test system requirements.

Standard SCOUT

The standard SCOUT receiver is available in 11 and 21 slot configurations to suit your preferred PXI chassis. Mounting/alignment flanges are available for all the most popular brands and models of chassis.

Explore Standard Receivers

ImagePart #Short DescriptionProduct DetailsAdd To Quote Request
Receiver, SCOUT, 21 Slot, (Without Table Option)
561820Receiver, SCOUT, 21 Slot, (Without Table Option)
Standard SCOUT

Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA). The standard SCOUT receiver is available in 11 and 21 slot configurations to suit your preferred PXI chassis. Mounting/alignment flanges are available for all the most popular brands and models of chassis.

  • Try our SCOUT hardware selector here to get started.
  • Looking for DAKs?  Try our DAK Selector.
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Receiver, Scout, 21 Slot, Extended Handle
563675Receiver, Scout, 21 Slot, Extended Handle
Standard SCOUT

Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA). The standard SCOUT receiver is available in 11 and 21 slot configurations to suit your preferred PXI chassis. Mounting/alignment flanges are available for all the most popular brands and models of chassis.

  • Try our SCOUT hardware selector here to get started.
  • Looking for DAKs?  Try our DAK Selector.
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Receiver, SCOUT, 11 Slot, (Without Table Option)
561982Receiver, SCOUT, 11 Slot, (Without Table Option)
Standard SCOUT

Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA). The standard SCOUT receiver is available in 11 and 21 slot configurations to suit your preferred PXI chassis. Mounting/alignment flanges are available for all the most popular brands and models of chassis.

  • Try our SCOUT hardware selector here to get started.
  • Looking for DAKs?  Try our DAK Selector.
Select Quantity:
Receiver, Scout, 11 Slot, Extended Handle
563151Receiver, Scout, 11 Slot, Extended Handle
Standard SCOUT

Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA). The standard SCOUT receiver is available in 11 and 21 slot configurations to suit your preferred PXI chassis. Mounting/alignment flanges are available for all the most popular brands and models of chassis.

  • Try our SCOUT hardware selector here to get started.
  • Looking for DAKs?  Try our DAK Selector.
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Receiver, SCOUT, 21 Slot, 6U
561960Receiver, SCOUT, 21 Slot, 6U
  • Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA).
  • The ITA Frame mates to the receiver and houses modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords which connect to the UUT.
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Receiver, SCOUT Express, 11 Slot, VH
561129Receiver, SCOUT Express, 11 Slot, VH
  • Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA).
  • The ITA Frame mates to the receiver and houses modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords which connect to the UUT.
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SCOUT XT
For ATE systems with a lot of additional non-PXI resources, we offer the SCOUT XT. The XT has facilities for an additional 12 connector modules in the lower section of the receiver. A large selection of wired connector modules can be installed to provide the necessary resources. The XT section can accommodate up to 1600 signal connections, or a combination of signal, power and coax.

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ImagePart #Short DescriptionProduct DetailsAdd To Quote Request
Receiver, SCOUT XT, 21/8/4 Slot
564002Receiver, SCOUT XT, 21/8/4 Slot

 

SCOUT XT

Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA).For ATE systems with a lot of additional non-PXI resources, we offer the SCOUT XT. The XT has facilities for an additional 12 connector modules in the lower section of the receiver. A large selection of wired connector modules can be installed to provide the necessary resources. The XT section can accommodate up to 1600 signal connections, or a combination of signal, power and coax.

  • Try our SCOUT hardware selector here to get started.
  • Looking for DAKs?  Try our DAK Selector.

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Receiver, SCOUT XT Dual Tier, 42 + 8
563871Receiver, SCOUT XT Dual Tier, 42 + 8
  • Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA).
  • The ITA Frame mates to the receiver and houses modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords which connect to the UUT.
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Receiver, SCOUT XT, 15 upper 8 lower Slots, (Without table)
561943Receiver, SCOUT XT, 15 upper 8 lower Slots, (Without table)
SCOUT XT

Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA).For ATE systems with a lot of additional non-PXI resources, we offer the SCOUT XT. The XT has facilities for an additional 12 connector modules in the lower section of the receiver. A large selection of wired connector modules can be installed to provide the necessary resources. The XT section can accommodate up to 1600 signal connections, or a combination of signal, power and coax.

  • Try our SCOUT hardware selector here to get started.
  • Looking for DAKs?  Try our DAK Selector.
Select Quantity:
Receiver, SCOUT XT, 24 Slot (16 Upper 8 Lower), LXI
561911Receiver, SCOUT XT, 24 Slot (16 Upper 8 Lower), LXI
SCOUT XT

Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA).For ATE systems with a lot of additional non-PXI resources, we offer the SCOUT XT. The XT has facilities for an additional 12 connector modules in the lower section of the receiver. A large selection of wired connector modules can be installed to provide the necessary resources. The XT section can accommodate up to 1600 signal connections, or a combination of signal, power and coax.

  • Try our SCOUT hardware selector here to get started.
  • Looking for DAKs?  Try our DAK Selector.
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Dual Tier SCOUT
ATE systems with two PXI chassis’ can benefit from both having the performance and cost advantages of SCOUT with a dual tier SCOUT receiver. Both chassis’ are able to connect to the receiver using DAK connection modules.

 

 

 

 Explore Dual Tier Receivers

ImagePart #Short DescriptionProduct DetailsAdd To Quote Request
Receiver, SCOUT XT Dual Tier, 42 + 8
563871Receiver, SCOUT XT Dual Tier, 42 + 8
  • Receivers house all receiver side modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords, as well as DAKs (SCOUT only) and mate with the interchangeble test adapater (ITA).
  • The ITA Frame mates to the receiver and houses modules, PCB adapters, cable assemblies and patchcords which connect to the UUT.
Select Quantity:

Select One of the Following to Get Started

Hardware Selector

Hardware Selector

Begin by choosing the PXI chassis you intend on using then select the various hardware options we have already engineered for that chassis. Our hardware selector will take it from there.

DAK Selector

DAK Selector

Select the instrument manufacturer and the exact insturment you intend on using. Then our DAK selector will show you the DAK that is best suited for your instrument.

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