Automotive Testing Expo India Day 1: Pickering Interfaces showcases modular signal switching and simulation for electronic test and verification

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Pickering Interfaces, in collaboration with its local agent, VigVen, is showcasing its wide portfolio of modular signal switching and sensor simulation for electronic test and verification.

Alex Jaiboy, software manager at Pickering Interfaces, “Electronic complexity in automobiles has increased rapidly, making testing these subassemblies challenging – with the shift toward EVs adding to the challenge. All ECUs, from simple body controllers to engine management units, need signal switching and sensor emulation for adequate testing – whether high current switching for motor control, resistive temperature sensors for engine management or high-voltage switching for EVs. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation can simulate an ECU’s reaction to external fault conditions such as a broken wire or faulty temperature sensor, enabling you to thoroughly test the ECU in a virtual environment ahead of production testing.

“At Automotive Testing Expo India, Pickering will help automotive design and test engineers streamline the development and deployment of high-performance electronic verification and functional test systems.”

The company’s fault insertion switch modules can simulate all possible electrical short and open circuits (which could occur because of corrosion, age, damage or even faulty installation), apply erroneous sensor data and capture the ECU reaction to see if a design works as defined. Other PXI instrumentation modules range from the highest-density switching matrices, RF/microwave and optical switching to sensor simulation, including programmable resistors, strain gauges, and battery and thermocouple simulators – all supported by application software (including Switch Path Manager for signal routing) and drivers, plus connectivity and cabling solutions.

To learn more about Pickering Interfaces’ technologies, visit Booth 2045.

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Charlotte's inclination toward science, technology and transportation led her to write commissioned articles on automotive engineering and design in 2020. Realizing this was an area she wanted to develop further, she joined UKi in 2022, where she works on special projects and writes show news and interviews for ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo and Automotive Testing Expo.

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