PXI based Power-off Circuit Board Diagnostic and Troubleshooting Tools

Huntron® TrackerPXI®

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TrackerPXI
Huntron TrackerPXI - (click to enlarge)

The Huntron TrackerPXI ™ is designed to add component level diagnostics to your existing PXI test platform. Take advantage of Tracker Signature Analysis capabilities to help you troubleshoot printed circuit board (PCB) faults to the component level and without applying power, saving circuits from possible further damage.
The TrackerPXI enables the user to set the applied voltage, frequency and source resistance to best match the circuit characteristics and display the optimum Tracker signature. Using the TrackerPXI with Huntron Workstation software will allow for creation of complete test routines and signature storage.

The Huntron TrackerPXI is controlled by the Huntron Workstation software for test database creation and signature capture. Signatures from known good PCBs are stored in the test database and used for comparison when troubleshooting suspect PCBs. Interfacing the Huntron TrackerPXI to test points can be accomplished manually using Huntron Microprobes, supported PXI switch cards or automatically when used with a Huntron Robotic Prober such as the Huntron Access Automated Probing Station.

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TrackerPXI Features

  • Add the benefits of Power-Off test to your PXI based test system
  • Match the circuit impedance by setting the applied voltage, frequency and source resistance
  • Interface to the Huntron Access Probers
  • Use Huntron Workstation software for test creation and signature storage
  • Having the Good board signatures stored in on your PC eleiminates the need to keep one for direct comparison
  • A software based test allows for the sharing of board test knowledge with all personnel
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Tracker Specification TrackerPXI    image
Number of Voltages plus values 24 voltages: 200mV, 400mV, 600mV, 800mV, 1V to 20V in 1V steps including 10V (Low), 15V (Med 1), 20V (Med 2)
Number of Resitances plus values 16 resistances: 10Ω, 20Ω, 50Ω, 100Ω, 200Ω, 500Ω, 1kΩ, 2kΩ, 5kΩ, 10kΩ, 20kΩ, 50kΩ, 100kΩ, 54Ω (Low), 1.2kΩ (Med 1), 26.7kΩ (Med 2)
Number of Frequencies plus values 40 frequencies: 20Hz to 190Hz in 10Hz steps; 200Hz to 1.9kHz in 100Hz steps; 2kHz to 5kHz in 1kHz steps
Range Selection Controlled by Huntron Workstation
Front Panel Connections Banana jacks for A Test channel and Common; BNC jacks for A Test channels and Common; AUX jack (with additional trigger and line in/out signals)

Included Accessories

Included Accessory Part Number Buy Now from Huntron Online Store?
MP20 Microprobes Part number 98-0249 Buy Now
Manual on CD Part number 06-5217 Buy Now
Huntron ASA Training Course PCA Part number 06-3162 Buy Now
Common lead Part number 98-0043 Buy Now
Huntron Workstation software Part number 06-5228 -

TrackerPXI FAQ

Q: What are the primary differences between the TrackerPXI and the Tracker Model 30?
A: The primary difference is the interface platform. The TrackerPXI interfaces via the PXI bus on a PXI based test chassis and the Tracker Model 30 uses a USB conection. The TrackerPXI has Signal and Common banana and BNC front panels connections where the Tracker Model 30 also has connections for Channel B.

Q: What type of accessories can be connected to the TrackerPXI?
A: The TrackerPXI can be used alone with the Huntron Workstation software but for full test automation, the TrackerPXI can be connected to a Robotic Prober such as the Access Prober or Access 2 Prober.

Q: Can the TrackerPXI be used in any brand of PXI chassis?
A: Yes. The PXI test bus is based a hardware standard developed for the test instrument industry. Be aware that there may software configuration differences between brands of PXI chassis.