Test Equipment Connection Announces Availability of New Huntron Tracker 2800 and 2800S

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Test Equipment Connection Announces Availability of New Huntron Tracker 2800 and 2800S

Test Equipment Connection announces the availability of the new Huntron Tracker 2800 and 2800S in November, 2012.
The 2800 series of Huntron® Tracker® are designed to complement conventional test instruments in the debug and troubleshooting process. Using the proven power-off test method known as Tracker Signature Analysis it eliminates the risk of further circuit damage, which often occurs when power is applied. The Huntron Trackers are suited for today's mixed signal circuit cards where Analog and Digital are mixed together.

The Huntron Tracker 2800 and 2800S can be interfaced with the Huntron Workstation software. The Workstation software is an optional add-on to a Tracker 2800/2800S with a USB connection. The addition of software control enables users to develop tests, capture and compare signatures and view test results on a PC.

The Tracker 2800's features variable range parameters resulting in over 100 combinations of voltage, source resistance and frequency. The 2800 series is a great off-line support tool for the automated Huntron Access Prober diagnostic systems.

The Tracker works by applying a current-limited AC signal across two points of a component. The current flow causes a vertical signature deflection, while the applied voltage causes a horizontal deflection. Together they form a unique V/I signature that represents the overall health of the device under test. Analyzing the signature can quickly determine whether the component is good, bad, or marginal.

The new Tracker 2800 and 2800S use a color touch screen for control of selected features such as DC Voltage Source control, pin selection (2800S) and Channel A/B alternating rate.

The Huntron Tracker 2800 series display provides a very fast screen refresh rate that approaches the speed of an electrostatic CRT display for quick screening of component pins. The enhanced range selections complement the Huntron Tracker Model 30 ranges as well as provide expanded test coverage. Huntron SigAssist is based on the range selection, the range parameters are used calculate and display numeric information. The Values displayed are resistance(in ohms), capacitance (in farads), power (in watts), and forward and reverse breakdown voltage (in volts).

Today's portable electronic devices use 3 volt or lower logic circuits. The low test voltage ranges of the Tracker 2800 make it an ideal tool to troubleshoot these products.

The Tracker 2800 and 2800S both feature a built-in DC Voltage Source that can be used to power gated devices such as TRIACs, SCRs and relays. This gives a true dynamic test of these types of devices.

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Michael Novello
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