SoundCheck Test Sequences
Rapid development of powerful tests.
Tests in SoundCheck are developed and saved as automated test sequences – a series of instructions or ‘steps’ that define the test parameters (e.g. stimulus, acquisition, analyses, results display) and determine how the results are presented. This makes it quick and simple to create and modify tests while offering unlimited measurement flexibility.
Tests are quickly built from an extensive library of pre-defined steps using the simple point-and-click ‘sequence editor’– text based programming is not required. User-defined steps can be added to the library, and custom LabView code can even be integrated into a sequence to further extend its capabilities. A sequence may be as simple as 3 steps to simply play a test signal and acquire and display the response, or as complex as several hundred steps including calibration, logic, and calculations to measure a product to a specific test standard. Through the sequence editor, test results can be displayed in any way you want – pass/fail, audible or visual signal, graphs, full failure mode analysis, exported, or written to a Word or Excel report.
SoundCheck’s test sequences integrate fully with factory automation systems, making it easy to run SoundCheck tests as part of a larger automated test framework controlled with Python, C#, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, etc. In addition to opening and running test sequences, users can also pass test configuration data into SoundCheck from external programs using TCP/IP commands. This enables parameters such as limits, test levels, and test signals to be stored externally so that a single sequence can be used for multiple products. This minimizes the number of sequences that a large organization needs to maintain and reduces test configuration time.
Naturally, being software-based, test sequences are easily shared between SoundCheck systems, simplifying collaboration between multiple engineers, facilities and even partner companies. Fully-editable sample sequences are provided for basic tests in all application areas, and complex sequences can be purchased to meet specific test standards (e.g. TIA and EN-50332).