EUT information is defined as all the information related to the EUT with the exception of real test specific information and test results. EUT Information can for example be address information, needed cables, attachments, dimensions and other information. The EUT file can be used to maintain all this information for the EUT that is being tested. The EUT information can be exported using the Report generator and the Exporter. Some information is also used in the print outs, depending on the print out.
A new EUT file can be created by selecting from the menu:
The new EUT should be directly saved, thus the 'Save As...' dialog is automatically shown.
To view the contents of an existing EUT file, the EUT file can be opened from the menu:
Then the EUT window is shown, and the information can be reviewed, modified and saved again.
If a test should be performed, first an EUT file should be opened, before the test can be started. RadiMation® requires that an EUT file is opened, because RadiMation® then is able to link the test results to the correct EUT on which the test is being performed.
An EUT file that is stored on a networked can be opened by multiple PC's simultaneously. The information and content of the EUT file can be reviewed by all the PC's. However if modifications are made in an EUT file, the PC that saves the EUT file at the latest moment, will determine the new content of the saved EUT file. Any changes to the contents of the EUT file that are modified by the other PC's will be lost. It is possible to open the same EUT file on multiple PC's, and perform tests on that same EUT file on multiple PC's. The test results of those simultaneously running tests will all be stored and linked to the same EUT file correctly. The test results of tests performed on the same EUT file from different PC's will thus be maintained.
On the main tab, it is possible to specify the name, serial number and order number of the EUT. On the same tab it is also possible to specify the client, manufacturer and test site address information.
All address fields work identical. We will take the client address for the example. Pressing the Address button will open the Address Information for Client window:
EUT Information tab
The EUT Information tab, can be used to specify EUT specific information. This tab contains a list of information items which is a general list of items that affect almost all EUT’s. However some end-users do not need certain fields, and other end-users always need some additional fields. It is possible for end-users to specify 'Customizable EUT Information items'. The end-user can add an unlimited number of information items, and for each Information item a 'string' value can be specified. Each name of an information item should be unique compared to all other names in the information items list.
Some examples of additional information fields that can be needed are:
- Motor capacity
- Microcontroller board Firmware
- Website name of product
- Responsible engineer
- Name of account manager
- Market on which the product will be solved
The list of information items will be represented as a 'list control' with two columns: 'Name' and 'Value'. If a value needs to be changed, the value can be edited in-line. Multi-line values are not allowed. If a name needs to be changed, the name can also be edited in-line. It is not possible to specify a name that is already available.
Three buttons are be available below the list. Add, Edit and Remove:
|Add||Will create a new row, and will insert the edit point in the name of the information item|
|Edit||Will set the edit-point in the value of the information item. This button is only enabled if an information item is selected.|
|Remove||Will remove the selected information items without a confirmation. This button is only enabled if one or more information items are selected.|
Double clicking in the information item name will activate the edit-point in the name field, then the name of the information item can be changed. Single clicking on the information item value will activate the edit-point in the value field, the value of the information item can then be changed.
Clicking on a column header will sort the contents of the list in alphabetic order. If the same column header is clicked again, the sorting will be reversed. The information item list will be alphabeticly sorted on the information item name, when it is first shown.
A '|' is not allowed in the information item name to prevent confusion of the report templates. Valid characters in the information item name are: 'a-zA-Z0-9' and the dot '.', dash '-', underscore '_', hash '#' and plus '+'. Spaces are allowed, but not at the begin or the end. Other characters are not allowed in the information item name. All characters are allowed in the value of a information item.
By default, RadiMation® will always include the following information items in a new EUT:
|Brand||The brand of the EUT|
|Type Number||The type number of the EUT|
|Voltage supply||The voltage supply of the EUT.|
|Rated Power||The rated power of the EUT.|
|Peripheral Equipment||The peripheral equipment of the EUT.|
|Dimensions||The dimensions of the EUT.|
|Condition upon receipt||The condition of the EUT upon receipt.|
|Environment to be used||The environment the EUT is to be used.|
|Date of Receipt||The date the EUT was received.|
|Date of Measurement||The date of the EUT measurement.|
|Place of Measurement||The placeof the EUT measurement|
|Software release||The software release of the EUT.|
|PCB Release||The PCB release of the EUT.|
|Test setup type||The test setup type of the EUT. This item can be edited by hand, but also holds
some predefined items. These items can be selected from the drop down list.
Copy and Paste EUT information
Since RadiMation 2021.1 it is possible to copy and paste eut information from other applications like Word, Excel or text format.
Paste plain data
The copied data can be a plain list or in tabular format, it will be pasted in the cells (Name or Value) and the cells below it, it will replace the existing values.
Copied tables from Word and Excel will automatically be detected, however in text files (for example data copied from notepad) columns must be separated with a '\t' (tab), '=', ':', or ';' character.
Paste data with headers, merging data
When tabular data is pasted with a header (Name and Value) on the first line, the data will be merged into the current eut information table from the point where data is pasted. If the data contains a row for Name that doesn't exist, it will be added to the list.
RadiMation® is capable of storing a lot of EUT related information, this includes information on the cables connected to the EUT.
Every cable of the EUT can be specified by adding, editing and removing items in the cable information. Go to the EUT Information tab in the EUT window. The lower section of this tab is dedicated to information on the cables connected to the EUT.
Adding cable information
To add information about a cable, click ‘Add’. A dedicated Cable window will appear.
Editing cable information
To edit information on a cable, select the desired cable and click ‘Edit’. The dedicated Cable window will appear.
Fill in and/or alter the cable information as desired in the Cable window. Click ‘Ok’ to confirm your changes, click ‘Cancel’ to cancel. You will be returned to the EUT window.
Removing cable information
To remove information on a cable, select the desired cable and click ‘Remove’. A dedicated window will appear to remove the selected cable from the Cables list. Click ‘Ok’ to confirm your changes, click ‘Cancel’ to cancel. You will be returned to the EUT window.
Copy and Paste Cable information
Since RadiMation 2021.1 it is possible to copy and paste cable information from other applications like Word, Excel or text editors.
Paste plain data
The copied data can be a plain list or in tabular format, it will be pasted in the visible cells and the cells below it, it will overwrite the existing values.
Copied tables from Word and Excel will automatically be detected, however in text files (for example data copied from notepad) columns must be separated with a '\t' (tab) or ';' character.
Paste data with headers, merging data
When tabular data is pasted with a header on the first line, the data will be merged (based on matching description) into the current cable information table from the point where data is pasted. If the data contains a row for a cable description that doesn't exist, it will be added to the list.
Allmost all cable fields are free text, however, except the "Port type", this field can only contain a value exactly as shown in the drop down menu for a cable.
The AD-channel tab shows information about short cut keys that can be used during measurement, as well as the AD – channels that are being used.
Short cut key
A short cut key is useful when a user wants to record information that can not be recorded when using AD-channels. For example a wheel that is slowing down or increasing speed. With short cut keys the engineer can press a key and RadiMation will insert some predefined text in the test log or/and decrees the level of the measurement. This depends on the settings for the specific key or key combination. Adding or creating a short cut key can be done by selecting the button for the desired action. Of course when editing an item, you must select the item before pressing the button. The window displayed below will appear.
Select the top window and press the key or key combination you wish to use. The window will display the currently used short cut key. In the window showed above it’s the “Alt” button. Select the second window and type the message you want to display in the log file. Then select the actions you want to have when pressing the short cut key. Press Ok to confirm.
AD-input is used to monitor the EUT during testing. It is an easy way of checking if the EUT is affected by external sources. You simply attach the AD input to the EUT, and tell RadiMation that you want to measure this device for every frequency. The chapter “EUT monitoring and control” will discuss this topic in detail.
You can select an AD-channel to be used during the measurement by using the check box in front of the channel. Then press the setup button for that AD-channel, this will open a new window.
Every item in the “AD Input” frame needs to be set correctly in order to get the correct information. In the “Measure” frame one can specify if one wants to measure before/during or after the dwell time. Default “During” should be selected. “Range” is used for minimum performance testing. One can specify the minimum and maximum value by selecting the check box and setting the corresponding values. When neither of these two boxes are selected RadiMation® will not take them into account during testing.
Product Standards describe which tests have to be performed on a specific type of product. There are many product standards, roughly one for each type of product. There (probably) is a product standard for: - Washing machine - Hair dryer - Car radio - Television Very often the product standards refer to multiple basic standards.
A basic standard describes a type of test that should be performed. For each test there is a basic standard. Also for each basic standard, one single TSF could be generated which is configured to perform the test described in the basic standard.
A Product standard describes all the tests that should be performed on an EUT, a basic standard only describes one single test.
RadiMation should be changed in such a way that the software knows the names of the standard that are used to perform the tests. There are two known types of standards in RadiMation: - Basic Standard - Product Standard.
Press select to select a product standard. Selecting a product standard will overwrite all basic standards displayed in the lower window. When basic standards are selected, Radimation® will ask if you want to overwrite the information.
In the select standard window you can select or view the details of a standard. Select the standard you whish to view or select and press the button that applies to your desire.
Pressing the detail button will show the window below.
Once a file has been inserted in the file selection the test engineer can open this file, with default viewer when installed, by pressing the magnifying glass. Selecting a basic standard and pressing the detailed button will display a window, showed below, with the information of the basic standard.
|Report||Pressing Report will start the report generator. Please read the chapter Report generator for further information.|
|Export||Pressing Export will start the Excel Exporter. Please read the chapter Report generator for further information.|
|Print EUT||Pressing Print EUT starts the print out of the EUT information. This printout holds all the information about the EUT.|