CN1379306A - Interface device for testing products - Google Patents

Interface device for testing products Download PDF

Info

Publication number
CN1379306A
CN1379306A CN 02119051 CN02119051A CN1379306A CN 1379306 A CN1379306 A CN 1379306A CN 02119051 CN02119051 CN 02119051 CN 02119051 A CN02119051 A CN 02119051A CN 1379306 A CN1379306 A CN 1379306A
Authority
CN
China
Prior art keywords
characterized
interface
testing products
device
transmission interface
Prior art date
Application number
CN 02119051
Other languages
Chinese (zh)
Inventor
陈建旭
Original Assignee
威盛电子股份有限公司
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by 威盛电子股份有限公司 filed Critical 威盛电子股份有限公司
Priority to CN 02119051 priority Critical patent/CN1379306A/en
Publication of CN1379306A publication Critical patent/CN1379306A/en

Links

Abstract

A test interface device for product is composed of the physical layer with the first transmission interface specification conneted to test host, several connectors for connecting the devices to be tested with different transmission interface specifications, and a communication protocol converter for converting the signals of the first transmission interface specification to others for different communication protocols. The said first transmission interface specification can support plug-and-play, hot connection-disconnection, or their combination.

Description

Interface device for testing products

Technical field

The present invention relates to a kind of interface device for testing products.

Background technology

In recent years, because under the epoch trend of the high development of electronics and information related industry and people's seeking change and innovation, electronics miscellaneous and information product are constantly come out of the stove, and existing product also constantly update pattern or renewal version make the people dazzled for it.For the dealer of manufacturer, the research and development of each new product, whether the total action that unavoidably will do various tests to the sample of each specification can correctly operate with the design of verifying this product, so the QC of many products and detection also just become great problem of each manufacturer.

Generally speaking, the product test system of dealer on production line as shown in Figure 1, it mainly is that device has corresponding to the interface controllor 14 of product 18 interface specifications to be measured and the coupling arrangement 16 of this interface in a computer 10, nationality utilizes this computer 10 to carry out one and surveys the action that software 12 comes product is done test after connecting product 18 to be measured by this interface coupling arrangement 16.Wherein if test products is the data storage device of hard disc or laser disc and so on, then computer 10 need have IDE controller (Integrated deviceelectronics controller), and its coupling arrangement then is the IDE slot; If test products is printer and scanner one series products, then need cooperate ISA (Industry Standard Architecture) controller and the port of prining (printer port); In like manner, if be suitable for the product of other transmission standards, then need device that corresponding controller and coupling arrangement are arranged.

The above-mentioned product test system of commonly using, though can reach the purpose of test products, yet the coupling arrangement kind that general computer itself is disposed is few, and that its open-ended slot also belongs to is limited, and if the transmission standard of this product to be measured is not supported plug and play (Plug-and-Play; PNP) or hot plug (Hotinsertion, hot swapping or Hot-Plug) function, then newly connects at every turn and after product to be measured must be started shooting again, can finish connection and begin to test.Not only be difficult for expanding the product category of test thus, and the time-histories of whole test also will be suffered serious delay.

Therefore, how commonly use the shortcoming that the product test system is produced at above-mentioned, and the problem that is taken place when using proposes a kind of novel solution, it is handy to design a kind of convenience, not only can increase the expansion elasticity of system, and can effectively shorten the required time-histories of test, not be to use the person eagerly to look forward to for a long time always and difficulty place that human desires of the present invention solves.

Summary of the invention

Shortcoming at above-mentioned prior art existence, the inventor is based on the practical experience of the correlative study of engaging in information and electronic industry for many years, exploitation and sale, it is the idea of thinking and improveing, after designing, inquire into, study sample and improvement in many ways, work out a kind of interface device for testing products finally.

The technical solution used in the present invention is: a kind of interface device for testing products is characterized in that: it consists predominantly of: the physical layer of one first transmission interface specification can connect a Test Host by a connecting line; A plurality of coupling arrangements can connect the device to be measured of various transmission interface specifications respectively; And a communications protocol conversion equipment, connect this physical layer and each coupling arrangement respectively, the signal of this first transmission interface specification communications protocol can be converted to the signal of each device transmission interface specification communications protocol to be measured; Wherein, this first transmission interface specification can be supported the one kind of function of plug and play, hot plug and combined type thereof.

This first transmission interface specification may be selected to be IEEE1394 and USB one of them.

This communications protocol conversion equipment is one to comprise the non-volatility memory of communications protocol conversion formula.

This non-volatility memory may be selected to be fast flash memory bank and programmable electronics erase the formula ROM one of them.

This communications protocol conversion formula can be upgraded and expansion by Test Host.

These a plurality of coupling arrangements can include print port and IDE slot.

These a plurality of coupling arrangements can include the connector of examination news interface and other various interfaces.

This Test Host is one can support the computer of this first transmission interface specification.

The extending interface that this device also can be used as computer uses.

The present invention mainly utilizes the transmission interface specification that can support plug and play or hot plug, cooperates a communications protocol conversion equipment, applicable to the product of various transmission interface specifications; Communications protocol conversion equipment of the present invention is one to include the non-volatility memory of communications protocol conversion formula, can utilize computer program or input to expand and upgrades this conversion formula; The present invention can utilize a plurality of different coupling arrangements, and nationality is to connect the product of various transmission interface specification.

Description of drawings

Fig. 1 is a block schematic diagram of commonly using the product test system;

Fig. 2 is the block schematic diagram of a preferred embodiment of the present invention.

Embodiment

The present invention is described in further detail below in conjunction with drawings and the specific embodiments.

At first, see also shown in Figure 2ly, the main structure of interfare device 30 of the present invention includes: one 1394 physical layers (Physical layer; PHY) coupling arrangement 36 of 34, one communications protocol conversion equipment 32 and a plurality of various interface specifications.Wherein this 1394 physical layer 34 can be connected to a computer 20 by a connecting line 38, and a plurality of coupling arrangements 36 can be for the device to be measured 40 that connects various different interface specifications, 32 of this communications protocol conversion equipments are connected to 1394 physical layers 34 and each coupling arrangement 36, the signal of IEEE1394 interface communications protocol and the signal of each device 40 transmission interface communications protocol that uses to be measured can be done mutual conversion.

When desire is tested device 40 to be measured, as long as this computer 20 can be supported the IEEE1394 interface, can utilize default test software 22 to produce the relevant signal of test, signal is sent in the interfare device 30 of the present invention with connecting line 38 by one 1394 controllers 24 and one 1394 physical layers 26.And after 1394 physical layers 34 of interfare device 30 receive signal, after utilizing communications protocol conversion equipment 32 that signal is converted to the communications protocol of device 40 transmission interface that uses to be measured earlier, again by coupling arrangement 36 that should interface is sent to signal in the device 40 to be measured

Because the IEEE1394 interface can be supported plug and play and hot plug function, so no matter device to be measured uses any transmission interface, as IED, ISA, video signal interface or other transmission interfaces, as long as interfare device 30 of the present invention is equiped with its corresponding coupling arrangement, coupling arrangement as IDE slot, the port of prining, video signal interface or other interfaces, can be connected with this device to be measured, and utilize the transformation of this communications protocol conversion equipment 32 and be connected with computer with the IEEE1394 interface.So, even device 40 to be measured itself is not supported the effect of plug and play or hot plug, the test of can pegging graft at any time, save the unnecessary time of starting shooting again or reinstalling, and the computer of this test usefulness also need not the extra too many transmission interface of installing, both can shorten the time of product test, can reduce unnecessary cost again.

Moreover, interfare device of the present invention also can use USB (Universal Serial Bus) as with computer between the transmission interface that is connected, can reach purpose of the present invention equally.Again, above-mentioned communications protocol conversion equipment 32 can one stores non-volatility memory (the Non-Volatically Random Access Memory of the formula of convertible various communications protocols; NVRAM), as fast flash memory bank (FlashMemory) or electronics formula ROM (the Electrically Erasable ProgrammableRead-Only Memory that erases; Enforcement such as EEPROM).So, when the product of dealer's production uses new transmission interface specification or transmission interface to upgrade version, can utilize the mode of computer program or user input, the communications protocol of directly revising, upgrading or expand in the memory body is changed formula, promptly can be used to test new product, the efficient of test jobs and expansion elasticity can both significantly be promoted.

In addition, because interfare device of the present invention can connect the device of various different transmission interfaces by a transmission interface, use so also can be used as general computer user's extending interface.

In sum, the invention relates to a kind of interface device for testing products when knowing, especially finger is a kind of shortens the product test activity duration, increase the interface device for testing products of expansion elasticity, it mainly is to utilize the transmission interface specification that can support plug and play and hot plug function, the connector that cooperates a communications protocol conversion equipment and various interface specifications can shorten product and connect start-up time when test products, and the suitable classification of extendible product.So the present invention one is rich in novelty, progressive and can utilizes effect for industry, meets the patented claim important document, now file an application in accordance with the law.

The above; it only is a preferred embodiment of the present invention; be not the scope that is used for limiting enforcement of the present invention, promptly all equalizations of being done according to the described shape of the present patent application, structure, method, feature and spirit change and modify, and all belong to protection scope of the present invention.

Claims (9)

1, a kind of interface device for testing products, it is characterized in that: it consists predominantly of: the physical layer of one first transmission interface specification can connect a Test Host by a connecting line; A plurality of coupling arrangements can connect the device to be measured of various transmission interface specifications respectively; And a communications protocol conversion equipment, connect this physical layer and each coupling arrangement respectively, the signal of this first transmission interface specification communications protocol can be converted to the signal of each device transmission interface specification communications protocol to be measured; Wherein, this first transmission interface specification can be supported the one kind of function of plug and play, hot plug and combined type thereof.
2, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that: this first transmission interface specification may be selected to be IEEE1394 and USB one of them.
3, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that: this communications protocol conversion equipment is one to comprise the non-volatility memory of communications protocol conversion formula.
4, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 3 is characterized in that: this non-volatility memory may be selected to be fast flash memory bank and programmable electronics erase the formula ROM one of them.
5, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 3 is characterized in that: this communications protocol conversion formula can be upgraded and expansion by Test Host.
6, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that: these a plurality of coupling arrangements can include print port and IDE slot.
7, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that: these a plurality of coupling arrangements can include the connector of examination news interface and other various interfaces.
8, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that: this Test Host is one can support the computer of this first transmission interface specification.
9, interface device for testing products as claimed in claim 1 is characterized in that: the extending interface that this device also can be used as computer uses.
CN 02119051 2002-05-08 2002-05-08 Interface device for testing products CN1379306A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
CN 02119051 CN1379306A (en) 2002-05-08 2002-05-08 Interface device for testing products

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
CN 02119051 CN1379306A (en) 2002-05-08 2002-05-08 Interface device for testing products

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
CN1379306A true CN1379306A (en) 2002-11-13

Family

ID=4744676

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
CN 02119051 CN1379306A (en) 2002-05-08 2002-05-08 Interface device for testing products

Country Status (1)

Country Link
CN (1) CN1379306A (en)

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CN104219519A (en) * 2014-09-16 2014-12-17 硅谷数模半导体(北京)有限公司 Testing adapter plate, system and method of audio and video interface
CN109116090A (en) * 2017-06-23 2019-01-01 致伸科技股份有限公司 Current/voltage measurement system and its method

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
CN104219519A (en) * 2014-09-16 2014-12-17 硅谷数模半导体(北京)有限公司 Testing adapter plate, system and method of audio and video interface
CN109116090A (en) * 2017-06-23 2019-01-01 致伸科技股份有限公司 Current/voltage measurement system and its method

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US7788553B2 (en) Mass production testing of USB flash cards with various flash memory cells
US8055919B2 (en) Port power controller for USB hubs with legacy battery charge support
CN1220137C (en) Integrated PC card master controller for detecting and operating multiple expanding card
JP3090671U (en) Double interface CF flash memory card
CN100338591C (en) Interface integrated circuit device for a USB connection
US7237054B1 (en) Switching interfaces in external disk drives
CN101384984B (en) Portable data storage device incorporating multiple flash memory units
US6012103A (en) Bus interface system and method
CN101908379B (en) Adjusting access of non-volatile semiconductor memory based on access time
US6684283B1 (en) Method for interfacing a cardbay card to the host system by indicating a 16-bit or cardbus PC card insertion to host software
KR100755111B1 (en) Controller, memory card and method for controlling the same
CN101908266B (en) Signal converter, signal processor and signal conversion transmission system
TWI226447B (en) Method for testing I/O ports of a computer motherboard
CN101110039B (en) Terminal unit self-installing and self-starting system and method thereof
US7174407B2 (en) Extendable computer system
JP4799417B2 (en) Host controller
US7739429B2 (en) Method for data processing device exchanging data with computer
US7480905B2 (en) Interface device, and method and computer readable product for updating firmware in the interface device
US6871244B1 (en) System and method to facilitate native use of small form factor devices
US7007127B2 (en) Method and related apparatus for controlling transmission interface between an external device and a computer system
KR200354940Y1 (en) Express card-interface adapter for small storage media
TWI259406B (en) A method and an apparatus of flash cards access
JP4218522B2 (en) Electronic device, information processing device, adapter device, and information exchange system
US20060174049A1 (en) USB to SATA bridge system
TWI221980B (en) Apparatus for multiple host access to storage media

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
C10 Entry into substantive examination
SE01 Entry into force of request for substantive examination
C06 Publication
PB01 Publication
C10 Entry into substantive examination
SE01 Entry into force of request for substantive examination
C12 Rejection of a patent application after its publication
RJ01 Rejection of invention patent application after publication