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National Instruments Practical Guides for Building a Test System

Defining a test strategy is critical to reducing cost and maximizing efficiency in product development and manufacturing organisations. This guide details the recommended six-step process to help you build a superior test system from start to finish. It presents test engineer best practices that range from software, instrument and rack selection to maintenance and deployment strategies.

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To build the best test system for your application, you must understand the considerations associated with every part of the system.

Use this guide and checklist to learn how to choose the relevant components:
• Identify the Hardware Platform for Measurement Needs
• Choose Rack Type, Rack Size and a Power Distribution Unit
• Consider Switching, Mass Interconnect and Fixturing
• Evaluate Test Management Software
• Select the Right Development Environment
• Assemble and Deploy the Test System

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