Blue Ridge Test offers rapid design, development and deployment of automated solutions using LabVIEW and TestStand

Hardware

Blue Ridge Test works with commercially available hardware and software tools to rapidly design, develop and deploy the most cost effective automation solutions.  We have experience with many different instruments, data acquisition cards and interfaces. We use National Instruments hardware for instrument control and data acquisition. 

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DAQ (Data Acquisition) cards are instrumental in the development of low cost test & automation solutions. DAQ allows the generation and acquisition of signals without the use of costly dedicated instruments. Once the data is captured, LabVIEW is used to process and analyze the data.  Blue Ridge Test has experience with a variety analog and digital data acquisition cards, as well as counter/timer cards.  Several of the form factors that we regularly work with are PCI, PXI, Compact RIO, Compact DAQ, FieldPoint and Compact Field Point.

Modular Instruments

Blue Ridge Test has experience with spectrum analyzers, vector signal analyzers, network analyzers, signal generators, function generators, power supplies, electronic loads, dynamic signal analyzers, logic analyzers and other instruments.

We can automate your measurements required for manufacturing test. We also have experience in product design and verification. Whether you need to measure audio distortion, oscillator phase noise, transmitter EVM, synthesizer switching time, receiver IMD products or some other parameter.  We can automate your measurement, collect the measurement data and assist in the data analysis.PAC PLC PC Comparison

PACs

Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs) combine the ruggedness and reliability of PLCs (Programmable Logic Controller), the programmability and performance of PCs and FPGA custom hardware flexibility. 

Instrument Control

We have implemented solutions with GPIB, I2C, SPI, ARINC 429, RS-232 and RS-485 communication protocols. 

For GPIB communication, we use the National Instruments PCI-GPIB interface, the industry standard in GPIB communications.  The National Instruments PCI-GPIB card and MAX (Measurement and Automation Explorer) allow for rapid troubleshooting and debugging of GPIB interfaces. *PC Card and Ethernet GPIB interfaces are also available.  One key benefit of working with LabVIEW for GPIB instrument control is that the LabVIEW GPIB drivers allow for transparent changing between GPIB interfaces without any code modifications.