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High Performance System Interface for Keysight TS-8989 Test System

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Introduction

Why Choose SCOUT Express?


The SCOUT family of system interfaces from MAC Panel have become synonymous globally for their contributions to system value and performance by greatly reducing the need for cabling between the instruments and the system interface.

The latest family member, SCOUT EXPRESS, has been designed to maximize the performance potential of the Keysight TS-8989 system while offering users unprecedented scalability through it’s highly configurable modular design.

A SCOUT EXPRESS Interface requires minimal system design and can be fully assembled and connected in just a few hours. Perhaps just as importantly, the interface can be fully reconfigured to suit different applications in less than an hour by simply removing and replacing the instruments and their DAK (Direct Access Kit) connection modules. This brings true system scalability to the factory floor as never seen before in ATE systems.

“SCOUT EXPRESS is a high performance system interface for Keysight TS-8989 test systems.”

SCOUT EXPRESS Benefits:

The modular approach to SCOUT EXPRESS offers many advantages over traditional interfaces that rely on cabled connections including:

  • Available for both the PXI hybrid and the full width SLU versions of the TS-8989
  • Optimum signal performance with minimal losses that provide uniform performance from instrument to instrument and from system to system
  • No signal interference caused by cable cross-talk
  • Simplified system design and significantly reduced build time and costs
  • Only four DAK Designs required to meet the entire KEYSIGHT TS-8989 SLU range
  • SCOUT EXPRESS allows users to reconfigure a TS-8989 configuration in minutes
  • The ITA design makes use of COTS connectors to offer versatility and cost reduction

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ImagePart #Short DescriptionCustomer DrawingInstruction Sheet3d PdfStp FileProduct DetailsAdd to quotehf:tax:component_category
Receiver, SCOUT Express, 11 slot with sheetmetal frame
561120Receiver, SCOUT Express, 11 slot with sheetmetal frame
  • 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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receivers
Extraction Tool, Micro Coax & Micro Power Contacts
412800Extraction Tool, Micro Coax & Micro Power Contacts

Body Material :

Aluminium Alloy

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Extraction Tool, 1mm & HST-806 Contacts
412801Extraction Tool, 1mm & HST-806 Contacts
Plunger Material :

Stainless Steel

Body Material :

Aluminum (Anodized Red)

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tooling
Contact, Receiver/ITA, Signal, Crimp, 28-32 AWG
7853106-02Contact, Receiver/ITA, Signal, Crimp, 28-32 AWG
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  • Need Patch Cords? Try Easy Cable
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Contact, Receiver/ITA, Signal, Crimp, 22-26 AWG
7853106-03Contact, Receiver/ITA, Signal, Crimp, 22-26 AWG
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  • Need Patch Cords? Try Easy Cable
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Module, SCOUT Express, ITA, Hybrid, 10 Power 6 Signal
563597Module, SCOUT Express, ITA, Hybrid, 10 Power 6 Signal
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  • Need Patch Cords? Try Easy Cable

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Module, SCOUT Express, ITA, Power, 48 Position
563598Module, SCOUT Express, ITA, Power, 48 Position
  • See “Related Parts” tab for contacts used.
  • Need Patch Cords? Try Easy Cable

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Slide Shelf, SCOUT Express, 27 to 30"Rack
565307Slide Shelf, SCOUT Express, 27 to 30"Rack

Material

Stainless Steel and Aluminums

Shelf Finish

Black Powder Coat

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accessories
Front Plate, SCOUT Express
565308Front Plate, SCOUT Express

Material Body

Aluminium Alloy

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Blank, SCOUT Express, Receiver/ITA
565309Blank, SCOUT Express, Receiver/ITA
  • 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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Mounting adapter, SCOUT Express, for Slide Shelf
565310Mounting adapter, SCOUT Express, for Slide Shelf

Material

Aluminium Alloy

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Enclosure, Standard, Scout Express, 6 inch, 11 slot
565321Enclosure, Standard, Scout Express, 6 inch, 11 slot

Material Hardware

Stainless Steel

Material Body

Aluminium Alloy

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enclosures
Contact, Female, Power
594176Contact, Female, Power
  • See “Related Parts” tab for modules this contact is used in.
  • Need Patch Cords? Try Easy Cable
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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 Express Utility Cable, 18 inch
561130SCOUT Express Utility Cable, 18 inch

Mating Module

563582

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ITA, 11 Slot, Scout Express-VH
561188ITA, 11 Slot, Scout Express-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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Contact, Male, Power
561290Contact, Male, Power
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Module, SCOUT Express, ITA, Signal,160 pin DIN
563582Module, SCOUT Express, ITA, Signal,160 pin DIN
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  • Need Patch Cords? Try Easy Cable

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Module, SCOUT Express, Receiver, 160 pin DIN
563583Module, SCOUT Express, Receiver, 160 pin DIN
  • 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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DAK Selector

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ImagePart #Short DescriptionSupported InstrumentsCustomer DrawingInstruction Sheet3d PdfStp FileProduct DetailsAdd to quotehf:tax:manufacturer_and_card
DAK Assembly
563588DAK AssemblyDAK, DAKs, Direct Access Kits, Keysight E8792A, Keysight E8793A, Keysight N9378A, Keysight U7178A

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Maximum ITA Patch Cord Quantity

96

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Download customer drawings for the DAK pin outs.

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e8792a e8793a keysight-technologies n9378a u7178a
DAK Assembly
563584DAK AssemblyDAK, DAKs, Direct Access Kits, Keysight E8782A, Keysight E8783A
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Download customer drawings for the DAK pin outs.

Maximum ITA Patch Cord Quantity

128

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DAK Assembly
563586DAK AssemblyDAK, DAKs, Direct Access Kits, Keysight E6178B

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Download customer drawings for the DAK pin outs.

Maximum ITA Patch Cord Quantity

10off 8awg & 6off 22awg

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e6178b keysight-technologies
Protective Cover, ITA, Dual Tier
563587DAK AssemblyDAK, DAKs, Direct Access Kits, Keysight E6175A, Keysight E6176A, Keysight E6177A, Keysight E9377A, Keysight U7177A, Keysight U7179A
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Maximum ITA Patch Cord Quantity

48

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Download customer drawings for the DAK pin outs.

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e6175a e6176a e6177a e9377a keysight-technologies u7177a u7179a

E-Learn

Assembly in CAD

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This instructional video depicts proper assembly of the SCOUT Express mass interconnect system onto the Keysight TS8989 test system in CAD format. 

Assembly Live

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This instructional video teaches proper assembly of the SCOUT Express mass interconnect system onto the Keysight TS8989 test system in a live scenario.

DAK Insertion

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This instructional video goes over how to properly insert a Direct Access Kit (DAK) into the SCOUT Express mass interconnect system as well as safe engagement of the Interchangeable Test Adapter into the SCOUT Express receiver.

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