ATE Modernization Kits

Modernization of HP 1000 Series ATE Systems

Modernization of an existing/obsolete ATE tester using a computer/controller can be performed using the Modernization Kit, where the modernized tester will be able to test and utilize existing TPSs and ITAs. The Modernization Kit provides for the replacement of the obsolete computers and equipment through the use of COTS software, emulators, and/or tester equipment to ensure the integrity of the TPSs and ITAs.

Levels of complexity categorize the Modernization Kits. Complexity is determined by the quantity and intricacy of the equipment/instruments to be modernized. The Modernization Kits consist of nine levels from Complexity 1 to Complexity 9, with level 9 the most complex. Within each complexity, nine additional subcomplexity levels exist.

Example: Modernization Kit - Complexity 2.0 to 2.9

MK-131 Modernization Kit - Complexity 1.0 to 1.9
This kit includes the replacement of an obsolete computer/controller and up to a total of six Analog/Digital/Video/Hybrid IEEE programmable instruments or assemblies. The Modernization Kit instruments/assemblies may be rack mountable, VXI, or configured assemblies.
MK-132 Modernization Kit - Complexity 2.0 to 2.9
This kit includes the replacement of an obsolete computer/controller and up to a total of eight Analog/Digital/Video/Hybrid IEEE programmable instruments or assemblies. The Modernization Kit instruments/assemblies may be rack mountable, VXI, or configured assemblies.
MK-133 Modernization Kit - Complexity 3.0 to 3.9
This kit includes the replacement of an obsolete computer/controller and up to a total of eight Analog/Digital/Video/Hybrid/RF (up to two RF instruments) IEEE programmable instruments or assemblies. The Modernization Kit instruments/assemblies may be rack mountable, VXI, or configured assemblies.
MK-134 Modernization Kit - Complexity 4.0 to 4.9
This kit includes the replacement of an obsolete computer/controller and up to a total of ten Analog/Digital/Video/Hybrid/RF (up to four RF instruments) IEEE programmable instruments or assemblies. The Modernization Kit instruments/assemblies may be rack mountable, VXI, or configured assemblies.
MK-135 Modernization Kit - Complexity 5.0 to 5.9
MK-136 Modernization Kit - Complexity 6.0 to 6.9
MK-137 Modernization Kit - Complexity 7.0 to 7.9
MK-138 Modernization Kit - Complexity 8.0 to 8.9
MK-139 Modernization Kit - Complexity 9.0 to 9.9