The goal of Seica’s Compact Multimedia Test System (MTS) is to offer a flexible and customizable solution, ready and able to meet the challenges posed by the latest technologies on the market. Based on 30 years of experience in test, Seica decided to define a platform dedicated to the functional testing of multimedia products. Starting from the most common communication buses (RS232, USB, Ethernet) including those specific to the automotive industry (CAN, LIN, Most, Flexray), through to video and audio validation, all the way up to the most complex RF combinational test, the Compact MTS is designed for the integration of all of the hardware and software resources necessary to satisfy any requirement.
Like all Seica systems, the Compact MTS is based on the Seica VIP platform, a fully integrated combination of advanced technology and simplicity of use, enabling high performance in-circuit/functional test performance. The sophisticated integrated measurement system ( ACL module ), based on DSP technology, is able to execute measurements and conditions, as well as manage signals in a fully automatic mode.
The platform includes full parallel test capability, an important feature of the Compact MTS. The solution implemented by SEICA enables true parallel testing of up to four jobs, running completely simultaneously and independently.
The list of the video technologies used in the latest consumer electronic devices is constantly increasing: Blu-ray Disc, HD DVD, 1080p, High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), Digital Visual Interface (DVI), S-Video, LVDS and CVBS standard, just to name a few. The Compact MTS integrates the latest solutions to accurately capture the analog signal
with high-resolution digitizers, while capturing or generating digital video interfaces. The flexibility of the system allows manufacturers to keep up with new video standards while meeting aggressive time-to-market
and price targets.
Audio Signal validation
Closely related to video test, audio signal analysis can be performed on the Compact MTS using its software to manage both the integrated Seica instrumentation as well as any additional external instruments. It is possible to generate and measure analog signals like THD levels,
signal-to-noise ratio, etc. or to decode digital audio signals such as S/PDIF or I2S Parallel acquisition of different audio channels can also be provided to increase test throughput.
Radio Frequency analysis
Considering the fact that, today, RF devices are integrated in a wide range of products, from wearables to high-definition mobile phones and automotive applications, Seica has designed its automated test system to easily allocate the required instrumentation and the proper handling solution for signal routing and management. Integration of the most advanced instruments is a must, but the design of the shielded fixture solution is also a key differentiator to reach the best performance, thus lowering the cost of testing. BT, Wifi, Cell phones, GPS, RFID, ZigBee validation are now a basic capability of the Compact MTS.
As communications speeds have increased and electronics have expanded into more and more safety-critical areas, there has been a shift in the technology. The flexible hardware and software architecture of the Compact MTS provide the most advanced integrated solutions: RS232 serial bus, automotive communications buses such as Lin, CAN (up to 500Kbps), LIN, Electrical and Optical MOST and FlexRay (operating at 10Mbps) reaching the high throughput standards over Ethernet.