The eC-test-mate has 3 different ergonomic Test Heads, each with different functionality.

· T1 is used for generic applications

· T2 to test communication interfaces

· T3 to provide additional measurement functions when required for either application.

Depending on your circuit design and your test requirements you can combine these to create a complete suite of functional tests. Each Test Head has a unique keying pin, so it can only lock into its own footprint.

Test Heads

The Test Heads are connected with three micro USB cables to the Docking Station. The Test Heads need it sit in their correct position (color coded). When performed correctly, the LEDs on the Test Heads will light up green.

 

The Test Head fixation method

eC-test-mate is provided with an innovative fixation method to establish a perfect connection between the Test pins (about 21 on every Test Head) and the footprint on the PCB to be tested. Every Test Head has a unique keying pin to lock into its unique corresponding footprint on the PCB. This fixation method is also used to connect a Test Head into its corresponding opening (in the Self-test PCB) in the Docking Station.

All LEDs on the Test Heads and Docking Station are green when your eC-test-mate station is ready for use.

 

Test Head T1, Pin functions – Footprint

Pin Function Range
1 Board Detect

2 Analog Input 101 100mV..24V, 1mV resolution (12-bit ADC)
3 Analog Input 102
4 Analog Input 103
5 Analog Input 104
6 Analog Output 101 0..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)
7 Analog Output 102
8 Analog Output 103
9 Analog Output 104
10 Digital Input 101

Digital Output 102.1

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

11 Digital Input 102

Digital Output 102.2

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

12 Digital Input 103

Digital Output 102.3

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

13 Digital Input 104

Digital Output 102.4

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

14 Digital Output 101.1 Output: 2.5..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)
15 Digital Output 101.2
16 Digital Output 101.3
17 Digital Output 101.4
18 UART 101 TX 300..115200 Baud

TX: 2.5..5V, RX 5V logic “1” level

19 UART 101 RX
20 Supply 101 1.5..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)

Max. 7W or 1A when used with TEST-Mate Docking Station. Without the Docking Station, the maximum depends on the power capabilities of the USB port (2W typical)

21 GND

 

Test Head T2, Pin functions – Footprint

Pin Function Range
1 Board Detect

2 Analog Input 201 100mV..24V, 1mV resolution (12-bit ADC)
3 Analog Input 202
4 RS485 201 A RS485
5 RS485 201 B (inverting)
6 CAN 201 L CAN
7 CAN 201 H
8 I2C 201 SDA 12C
9 I2C 201 SDL
10 Digital Input 201

Digital Output 202.1

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

11 Digital Input 202

Digital Output 202.2

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

12 Digital Input 203

Digital Output 202.3

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

13 Digital Input 204

Digital Output 202.4

Input: 0..24V

Output: Open drain

14 UART 2 VCC 0..5V typical, 0..24V allowed
15 Digital Output 201.1 Output: 2.5..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)
16 Digital Output 201.1
17 Digital Output 201.1
18 Digital Output 201.1
19 UART 201 TX 300..115200 Baud

TX: 2.5..5, determined by pin 14, RX 5V logic “1” level.

20 UART 201 RX
21 Supply 201 1.5..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)

Max. 7W or 1A when used with TEST-Mate Docking Station. Without the Docking Station, the maximum depends on the power capabilities of the USB port (2W typical)

22 GND

 

Test Head T3, Pin functions – Footprint

Pin Function Range
1 Board Detect

2 Analog Output 301 0..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)
3 Analog Output 302
4 Analog Output 303
5 Analog Output 304
6 Analog Input 301 / Digital Input 301 Analog Inputs: 0..24V, 1mV resolution (12-bit ADC)

Digital Inputs: logical “1” level derived from analog value in firmware

7 Analog Input 302 / Digital Input 302
8 Analog Input 303 / Digital Input 303
9 Analog Input 304 / Digital Input 304
10 Analog Input 305 / Digital Input 305
11 Analog Input 306 / Digital Input 306
12 Analog Input 307 / Digital Input 307
13 Analog Input 308 / Digital Input 308
14 Digital Output 301.1 Output: 2.5..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)
15 Digital Output 301.2
16 Digital Output 301.3
17 Digital Output 301.4
18 Digital Output 301.5
19 Digital Output 301.6
20 Digital Output 301.7
21 Supply 301 1.5..24V, 6mV resolution (12-bit DAC)

Max. 7W or 1A when used with TEST-Mate Docking Station. Without the Docking Station, the maximum depends on the power capabilities of the USB port (2W typical)

22 GND