Automated Test Systems Built To Your Specifications

Chroma’s engineering delivers cost-effective Automated Test Systems architecture and software platforms designed to fit our customer’s diverse power conversion and electrical safety test technical requirements maximizing their time, improving the validation processes, and increasing output.

Our engineering capabilities provide for the design, development, and delivery of turnkey automated test systems and fixtures for many power conversion and electrical safety test applications. We also provide the modification and update of existing automated test systems.

Chroma Automatic Test Systems

 

Example C8000 System

C8000 Automated Test System Platform

Introduced in 2001, our C8000 automated test platform is designed as a complete solution for all types of power conversion testing. Since then, over 5,000 systems have been deployed in the field globally. The C8000’s success can be attributed to its seamless integration with a wide range of commercial-off-the-shelf equipment such as AC/DC sources, electronic loads, power meters, multimeters, oscilloscopes, noise analyzers, and isolation/dielectric testers. Its broad range of use combined with the PowerPro III, an open architecture software platform, provides users a flexible, expandable, and cost-effective test system.

Front and back panel view of Chroma 62000P programmable DC power supply

Hardware

Chroma manufactures high grade programmable COTS instrumentation including AC power sources, DC supplies, electronic loads, digital power meters, and electrical safety testers ideal for power input/output terminal testing and dynamic simulation.

  • High precision test instrumentation
  • Highly customable configurations & UUT interfaces
  • Extensive comm. support: CAN, LAN/ Ethernet, I2C, PMbus, USB, GPIB, serial, etc.
  • Individual instrumentation display panels & controls simplifies debugging
  • Complex inter-instrument triggering compatibility
  • High throughput testing optimized
  • R&D engineering & design validation configured

PowerPro III Splash Screen

Software

In addition to providing hardware for systems, Chroma also provides the PowerPro III, a powerful software platform that includes an extensive amount of built-in test programs. These test programs can be easily edited to analyze the massive test data required for research, quality assurance of products, and manufacturing process improvement.

  • Enterprise wide open architecture platform
  • Custom reporting with waveforms & ghraphs for R&D & design validation
  • Fast & easy, Excel like test sequence development
  • Customer editable test library without coding
  • Statistical reporting
  • Command optimizer maximizes test speed
  • A/B & parallel testing for high volume applications

NI Toolkit Display on Monitor

Toolkits for LabVIEW and TestStand Developers

Designed for both end-users and system integrators, Chroma’s Toolkit consists of prewritten application-specific tests that are scalable to an array of hardware configurations. End-users who prefer to work in LabVIEW, TestStand, or CVI are provided a single point of support for both software and hardware. System integrators will save time and resources by eliminating the designing and developming of new power conversion test routines, racking and stacking of equipment, developing documentations, wiring diagrams and BOM’s, etc. with the ease of integration into the users own test executive.

Chroma custom test fixture

Support

While we are integrating your automated test system, Chroma also fabricates custom test fixtures simultaneously at our design facility in Southern California. With service facilities all over the world, our highly trained technical service team ensures that your system will be supported.

  • Global Operations & Worldwide Support
  • Depot Repair & Failure Analysis
  • Local & International Program Management

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Markets

Automated test systems have been built to test applications in these markets:

  • Military / Aerospace
  • Power Supply / UPS
  • Communications
  • Medical Device
  • Solar Panel / Inverter
  • Automotive / EV / EVSE
  • LED / Lighting
  • Battery Cell / Module / Pack
  • Fuel Cell
  • Adapters / Chargers