A PC-Based Interpreting Software for ATLAS Language and IBM-AT Compatible PC-Based ATE 940006
Most of the present day automatic testing equipment (ATE) of avionics systems are designed for dedicated applications. Hardware components and sub-systems together with the associated operating software are usually not interchangeable with systems supplied by different vendors and results in high maintenance cost using these ATEs.
This article reports on an ATE which was developed using a general IBM-AT compatible personal computer as the main controller and ATLAS as the operating software. The developed prototype has the advantage of having a portable software and can be used in any system that communicates through the general purpose interface bus (GPIB).