Aeroflex announces the launch of its 5800 series multi-configuration, multi-function ATE system, a flexible, scalable and modular test environment designed to provide the reconfigurability needed to meet the requirements of the printed circuit board (PCB) industry. The 5800 series features an open hardware and software architecture and reconfigurable pinface styles to give users the ability to combine low-cost analog in-circuit testing with a maximum of 3,456 test points, high-integrity functional testing and systems test all within a single test environment. With the core hardware architecture based on a PXI backplane, a GPIB bus interface and the company’s own internal bus, users have the opportunity to create versatile test scenarios based on the combined use of 5800 Series instrument cards and Aeroflex PXI instrument cards as well as third party PXI cards and GPIB instruments. From a software perspective, the 5800 Series includes a completely new integrated test environment featuring Assisted Program Generation software. The software environment is completely .NET compatible ensuring that test programs already written for TestStand or LabView can be easily implemented on the 5800 Series.