CIF – System Module


CIF

The CIF is an AXIe 3.1 compliant instrument board that provides the complete system interface and test system infrastructure, including advanced test feature support.

AXIe System Module Features

  • Cable PCI Express interface to Test Computer
  • Switched PCI Express Data Fabric between CIF card and all other slots
  • Supports 16 slot AXIe 3.1 chassis
  • Flipper side relay connection to Digital Multimeter (DMM)
  • DMM and DUT site relay connection to AXIe calibration and analog buses
  • Loadboard user power supplies
  • 32 general purpose Control Bit drivers (CBits) for loadboard relay control
  • General purpose I2C interface to DUT site
  • IPMI Shelf Management and active Fan Control

Instrument Triggering Features

  • 8 general purpose Bi-Directional PFI front panel triggers with programmable thresholds
  • 4 star distributed internal differential triggers per slot
  • Full non blocking connections between PFI Triggers and star triggers, allowing flexible triggering

Clocking Features

  • 10MHz on-board VCXO reference clock
  • 100MHz clock generation from reference
  • 10MHz and 100MHz references bussed to all slots
  • External clock reference for system-coherent clock

Optional Digital Synchronization Module

  • A single coherent system clock source
  • Fail synchronization
  • DSTAR and PFI Trigger synchronization
  • Synchronization for pattern starting, test computer communication, PMU measurements, etc.

Software / Programming

  • Full API access to all functionality
  • Debug tools

Test system and instrument datasheets are available here.


All Test Evolution AXIe chassis and instruments comply with the AXIe 3.1 standard. AXIe_logo