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Automatic Test System for Network Servers

Kwong, Leo Siang (2001) In MSc Theses
Department of Automatic Control
Abstract
This ‘Automatic Test System (ATS) for Network Servers’ Master Thesis project was carried out from September 2000 till March 2001 at Axis Communication AB, Lund. The project was to build a common test system platform for all future tests of Axis network servers’ products. Thus, overcoming the current practice of costly dedicated test system development for individual products.
The project is a graphical user interface test system developed using the LabWindows/CVI Software. A PCI Interface Digital Inputs/Outputs card from National Instruments establish the links between the Test Controller (or Test Computer) and the Device Under Test (DUT). Project Monza [5], an Axis Communications AB’s network server product, is used as the prototype DUT... (More)
This ‘Automatic Test System (ATS) for Network Servers’ Master Thesis project was carried out from September 2000 till March 2001 at Axis Communication AB, Lund. The project was to build a common test system platform for all future tests of Axis network servers’ products. Thus, overcoming the current practice of costly dedicated test system development for individual products.
The project is a graphical user interface test system developed using the LabWindows/CVI Software. A PCI Interface Digital Inputs/Outputs card from National Instruments establish the links between the Test Controller (or Test Computer) and the Device Under Test (DUT). Project Monza [5], an Axis Communications AB’s network server product, is used as the prototype DUT for this test system. The Test Controller together with the test software developed will control the digital inputs and outputs to simulate real-time testing environments within the DUT via communications established with the downloaded Embedded Test Software (ETS).
One salient feature of this project is the development of an intelligent interpreter, termed the Automatic Testing Interpreter (ATI). The ATI will decode an easy to understand ASCII text file into real-time execution without the necessity of programming compilation. The main advantage of introducing an intelligent interpreter is to allow Automatic Testing Sequences to be easily coded and understood by the user in a simple abbreviated pseudo English text mode environment. Furthermore, it boosts the confidence of users who have no prior LabWindows, C/C++ or Digital Inputs/Outputs control programming backgrounds. (Less)
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Kwong, Leo Siang
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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MSc Theses
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TFRT-5663
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0280-5316
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English
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8848234
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  abstract     = {This ‘Automatic Test System (ATS) for Network Servers’ Master Thesis project was carried out from September 2000 till March 2001 at Axis Communication AB, Lund. The project was to build a common test system platform for all future tests of Axis network servers’ products. Thus, overcoming the current practice of costly dedicated test system development for individual products. 
The project is a graphical user interface test system developed using the LabWindows/CVI Software. A PCI Interface Digital Inputs/Outputs card from National Instruments establish the links between the Test Controller (or Test Computer) and the Device Under Test (DUT). Project Monza [5], an Axis Communications AB’s network server product, is used as the prototype DUT for this test system. The Test Controller together with the test software developed will control the digital inputs and outputs to simulate real-time testing environments within the DUT via communications established with the downloaded Embedded Test Software (ETS). 
One salient feature of this project is the development of an intelligent interpreter, termed the Automatic Testing Interpreter (ATI). The ATI will decode an easy to understand ASCII text file into real-time execution without the necessity of programming compilation. The main advantage of introducing an intelligent interpreter is to allow Automatic Testing Sequences to be easily coded and understood by the user in a simple abbreviated pseudo English text mode environment. Furthermore, it boosts the confidence of users who have no prior LabWindows, C/C++ or Digital Inputs/Outputs control programming backgrounds.},
  author       = {Kwong, Leo Siang},
  issn         = {0280-5316},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {MSc Theses},
  title        = {Automatic Test System for Network Servers},
  year         = {2001},
}