Modular Test Systems with Reconfigurable Hardware

A wireless communications equipment manufacturer needed a switching system for signal routing in a test application. This company produced a wide range of products for different types of systems, from military communications to SatCom, GPS and more. Their needs were diverse and they were looking for versatility in a system to get more value out of their capital investment over the long run. While there were several options on the market for custom and off-the-shelf solutions that would have met their immediate requirement, they wanted to avoid purchasing another system when their needs inevitably changed.

Figure 1: ZTM Series modular test systems consist of individual hardware modules that are easy to swap out and reconfigure as needed.

Figure 2: Mini-Circuits provides detailed instructions and support on the component replacement process.

Mini-Circuits ZTM-series modular test system proved to be the perfect solution. ZTM-series systems consist of a standardized, 19-inch rack-mountable chassis with six windows on the front panel that the user can configure with their choice of switches, programmable attenuators and other hardware modules. Mini-Circuits’ hand-flex cables can be used to connect hundreds of possible routing configurations.

The system is designed with complete flexibility to replace old hardware and swap out one component for another without returning equipment to the factory for service. Mini-Circuits provides replacement hardware modules, detailed instructions and support from our engineers to get your new configuration up and running.

The advantages are simple: start with what you need today, and update your system over time with minimal cost and effort.

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