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MODULAR INTERFACE CARRIER CARD

The Modular Interface Carrier (MIC) is a modular carrier platform designed to provide support for a configurable mix of specialised modules, allowing for a greater flexibility than a single purpose card.

The platform supports up to four daughter cards (Modules 1-4), with each module having access to four back panel I/O points.

CAPABILITIES

The carrier card is available in two configurations: Comms card and I/O card.

The carrier card also provides system health monitoring by checking supply and battery voltage and monitoring the temperature within the Sorion test rack.

Both I/O and Comms configurations of the carrier card provide 4 identical daughter module slots that can be used. This results in greater flexibility of configuration to suit individual application
requirements.

APPLICATIONS

  • End of line test system
  • Test rack platform for special capabilities (capacitance and current monitoring)
  • Testing of A2B assemblies and components

Flexible configuration using the daughter modules

System health
monitoring

Continuously expanding module portfolio

Both I/O and Comms configurations of the carrier card provide 4 identical daughter module slots that can be used. This results in greater flexibility of configuration to suit individual application
requirements.

I/O CARD
The I/O card version provides support for communication with I/O modules through the backplane of a Sorion electrical test rack, using the I/O sub-system of Sextans.

COMMS CARD
Comms cards provide support for both Comms and I/O modules, with all communication being made via the USB interface.
The Comms carrier card can be used within or external to a Sorion electrical test rack.

Daughter Modules

Prototyping module

PROTOTYPING MODULE

The prototype module allows for ad-hoc circuits to be developed and integrated into the MIC system.
This enables rapid development for bespoke requirements either for low volume use or as a development platform prior to as a development platform prior to the production of a dedicated module.


Low current measurement

LOW CURRENT MEASUREMENT

The low current measurement module provides four independent channels of switched current measurement. Each channel is identical and designed with a High Side Driver (HSD) as well as a high and low current measurement ranges.


Analogue capacitance measurement

ANALOGUE CAPACITANCE MEASUREMENT

The analogue capacitance measurement module provides four independent channels of capacitance measurement. Each channel is identical and designed to measure capacitance between its output and UUT (Unit Under Test) system ground.
The module is designed to be used with both the I/O and Comms versions of the MIC carrier card.


Automotive Audio Bus A2B end of line test

A2B (AUTOMOTIVE AUDIO BUS) MASTER MODULE

The Automotive Audio Bus (A2B) digital audio bus technology delivers high fidelity audio for automobiles while significantly reducing the weight of existing cable harnesses (by upwards of 75% in key applications).
The Sorion A2B module was developed to communicate with the Automotive Audio Bus and to enable end-of-line testing of A2B assemblies and components. This module is designed to be used with the Comms version of the MIC carrier card.

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