Chroma Invested Touch Cloud Inc. to Embrace AI

With artificial intelligence (AI) spreading rapidly across various industries, worldwide revenue from AI-based systems is predicted to reach 47 billion US dollars in 2020, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Chroma ATE Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of precision test and measurement instrumentation, automated test systems, intelligent manufacturing systems, and turnkey solutions, is aggressively taking part in AI by investing in Touch Cloud Inc. pioneered in AI solutions, as its largest corporate shareholder. Implementing AI into Chroma’s core technologies will make their instrumentation and turnkey solutions smarter and a higher value to their customers.

Touch Cloud Inc. specializes in cloud computing architecture, machine learning, and deep learning using its unique algorithms to provide big data analysis and prediction. Its AI engine can satisfy an automated factory’s demands for high-volume and high-dimensional numerical data analysis, as well as defect detection and automated classification by optical inspection. Touch Cloud is one of the few companies that can provide end-to-end solutions from cloud computing infrastructure to AI applications.

Chroma’s investment in Touch Cloud is intended to apply AI technology in two areas. One is to make Chroma’s test equipment smarter with predictive maintenance to anticipate equipment failure before it happens. The other is to integrate AI with Chroma’s current Intelligent Manufacturing System to assist customers in IoT data analysis and prediction for manufacturing improvement. For instance, glass damage in the LCD manufacturing process could cause serious problems in productivity, quality, and reliability. Utilizing predictive AI to analyze the equipment parameter data during fabrication can raise warnings before a panel is damaged, thus improving the yield and equipment’s downtime.

Chroma has more than 30 years of successful and practical experiences in the industry, and served global customers across the fields of ICT, semiconductor/IC, and clean technologies in electric vehicles, green batteries, solar and LED. Integrating AI technology from Touch Cloud, Chroma will soon help their customers in solving problems encountered during production with advanced AI algorithms and big data analysis resulting in a genuinely smarter factory.

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Best Choice for 48V Automotive Power System Testing Brand New 100V DC Power Supply with Auto-Ranging Output 10kW~150kW

As the trend for global energy conservation and carbon emission reduction leads the evolution of new energy vehicle electrical systems, the world’s major car manufacturers have proposed 48V power system and LV148 regulatory standards for testing new vehicles. Comparing to the previous 12V power system, 48V power system has higher conversion efficiency and increased stable start-stop performance. In addition, the server power supply structure is also moving from conventional 12V to 48V in order to optimize the overall system power conversion efficiency.

(Fig.) Wide operating region with constant power

Chroma launches a new 100V DC power supply, Model 62150H-100P, with auto-ranging output feature to support 40V/50V/60V/…/100V voltage ranges and output up to 15kW full power. It is suitable for testing products with different specifications such as the 48V new energy vehicles from 0V to 60V and the 48V architecture for server power and telecom power. The DC power supply is able to output the power from 10kW up to 150kW when setup in parallel under master/slave structure. It has active current sharing and fast transient response functions with active PFC to put low energy consumption and high conversion efficiency into effect to save energy.

High Accuracy and High Stability
The voltage control accuracy on the front panel and through the communication interface is up to 0.05% allowing users to set the required output. The stability of constant voltage and current is 0.005% for 8 hours operating. The temperature coefficient of drift is 0.005%/°C that provides an accurate and stable power source steadily even after long hours of operation.

Voltage/Current Slew Rate Control
The DC power supply’s voltage slew rate control is from 0.001V/ms to 5V/ms and can integrate with an automatic programming mode to meet the diversified needs of specific applications such as automotive electronic systems. Chroma incorporates the ISO 16750-2, VW 80000 and GS 95024-2 international automotive electronics standards into the GUI, Softpanel, to help users speed up the development and testing task.


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Chroma Invites You to Taitronics 2017 (Booth K707a)

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It is our honor to invite you to visit Taitronics 2017 in Taiwan. This event will be held at the Taipei NANGANG Exhibition Center, Hall 1 from 11th (Wed.) to 14th (Sat.) October, 2017. Chroma’s booth will be located at Booth: K707a.

In this event, Chroma will introduce newly developed test solutions as following :

Power Electronics Test Solution
Electric Vehicle Test Solution
Battery Test & Automation Solution
Passive Component Test Solution / Electrical Safety Test Solution
Video & Color Test Solution / Flat Panel Display Test Solution
Automated Optical Inspection Solution

Of course, there are more other test solutions which we may offer to fulfill your special test requirement. Again, with great enthusiasm, Chroma welcomes you to attend this event and visit our booth. We believe you will have new findings and pleasant experience talking with us.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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Chroma Developed an Exclusive Motor Controller for Smart EV in Taiwan

On August, 29, 2017 the general manager of Chroma’s Integrated System Solution BU, I-Shih Tseng, was invited to present the research and development results on HAITEC (Hua-chuang Automobile Information Technical Center Co., Ltd.) vehicle platform in “Taiwan Automotive Technology Innovation and Development Summit.” I-Shih expressed that reducing carbon emissions is a common goal for countries around the world, and Taiwan cannot remain on the sidelines. Today’s focal point, LUXGEN S3 EV+ is a 100% self-developed smart electric vehicle as a pioneer in reducing carbon emissions in Taiwan.

 

The global sales of electric vehicles were up to 774,000 units in 2016, up 42% from 2015. Lately, many countries have started to put forward EV related policies. For instance, Norway took the lead to set up the goal of fully electric cars on the market in 2025 while Britain and France announced that they will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. In response to these policies, the international automakers have set up strategies to deal with these changes; for example, Volvo announced in July that all its car models launched after 2019 would be electric or hybrids.

HAITEC has been actively involved in the development of electric vehicles in recent years. Through the collaboration of industry, academia, and government, an ecosystem team encompassing motor, controller, battery, on-board charger and other key components manufacturers was formed to successfully create a Taiwan developed a smart electric vehicle. I-Shih also pointed out that the city S3 EV+ was developed suitable for Taiwan terrain and traffic condition as a smart energy passenger car with a speed dial b-Paddle. It is equipped with regenerative braking function to save energy when driving on the road, with power consumption of only 130Wh per kilometer. It can also be used as a mobile energy storage system (ESS) to integrate with micro-grid for household emergency use.

In electric vehicle powertrain system, Chroma is dedicated to developing motor control unit (power inverter). We aggressively cooperate with HAITEC to develop the controller exclusive to S3 EV + with power up to 150kW, efficiency up to 97%, and power density up to 15kW per liter. For the most important indicators of a vehicle – reliability and safety, Chroma’s motor control unit has passed the automotive level verification tests to be in compliance with international level quality.

At last, I-Shih expressed the appreciations to the consortium members, including Industrial Technology Research Institute, Automotive Research and Testing Center, National Taiwan University, Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and Taipei University of Science and Technology for their great efforts in completing the electrification of powertrain that was successfully been integrated in Taiwan’s first self-developed S3 EV+ smart electric vehicle, and making the automobile industry moving towards a whole new milestone.

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Founded in 1984, Chroma ATE Inc. is a world leading supplier of precision Test and Measurement Instrumentation, Automated Test Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Turnkey Test and Automation Solutions marketed globally under the brand name “Chroma”.

Significant markets Chroma serves include LED, photovoltaic, Li-battery, electric vehicle, semiconductor/IC, optical device, flat panel display, video and color, power electronics, passive component, electrical safety, and thermoelectric test, as well as automated optical inspection and Intelligent Manufacturing Systems for ICT, clean technology, and smart factory.

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Beijing PINS Medical adopts Chroma’s 8900 Electrical Safety ATS for Medical Safety Compliance Testing

With the aging of the population steadily increasing, the demand for medical device industries to develop new health care and related auxiliary equipment are also increasing. Medical devices and related electronic equipment that are directly in contact to the human body poses electrical safety concerns and is an important topic that must be addressed in the design and production of medical electronic devices. To address these concerns, the International Electrotechnical Commission developed IEC 60601, a series of technical standards for the safety and effectiveness of medical electrical equipment. IEC60601 has become a requirement for the commercialization of electrical medical equipment in many countries.

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Chroma’s 8900 Electrical Safety Automated Test System is compliant with the IEC60601-1 standard. In addition to basic AC and DC withstand voltage, insulation resistance, and ground bond tests, it provides four different types of dynamic leakage current tests; earth leakage current (ELC) test, enclosure leakage current (ECLC) test, patient leakage current (PLC) test and patient auxiliary leakage current (PALC) test. The Chroma 8900 is designed with an open architecture providing a flexible, expandable, and cost-effective test system with seamless integration with a wide range of commercial-off-the-shelf equipment. Automation allows the testing of everything at once and provides complete test data in order to improve test efficiency and satisfy the rigid test demands of medical devices.

Beijing PINS Medical Equipment (PINS) adopted Chroma’s 8900 Electrical Safety ATS in testing, producing, research and development of their neuromodulation products. Its deep brain stimulator has been granted CE certification, which is the first DBS product with CE marking in China.

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Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) and its Working Diagram (source: Beijing PINS)

Beijing PINS Medical Equipment Co. Ltd. is an innovative high-tech enterprise with a focus on neuromodulation, a variety of clinical products have been developed to date, which include stimulators for deep brain, vagus nerve, spinal cord and sacral nerve stimulation therapies. As part of the “National Engineering Laboratory for Neuromodulation”, PINS Medical works in close cooperation with Tsinghua University and the numerous affiliated clinical centers, becoming a center of attraction for a wide range of professional talents in areas of clinical research, innovative R&D and business management. PINS Medical has developed rapidly in becoming a leading brand in neuromodulation within the Chinese market, due to the success of its creative research platform that efficiency links basic research, R&D of innovative products, clinical testing and market entry.

Chroma Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of the Chroma Group in Taiwan with products marketed globally under the brand name “Chroma”. With 30 years of experience in test and measurement instrumentation, Chroma is capable of creating innovative testing solutions for new energy-related industries including lithium battery, LED, solar energy, electric vehicles, smart grid and biotechnology. Chroma’s test solutions have been adopted by well-known manufacturers and testing laboratories all over the world.

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Chroma’s 17040 regenerative battery pack test system reduces power consumption and provides dual modes for battery charge/discharge test and battery simulation to test battery connected devices.

Chroma ATE Inc., a leading provider of power conversion test equipment, announces the release of the 17040 Regenerative Battery Pack Test System. The 17040 test system is a high precision system specifically designed for secondary battery module and pack tests as well as battery simulation. It has a regenerative function to greatly reduce power consumption during discharge and ensure a stable power grid without generating harmonic pollution on other devices even in dynamic charge and discharge conditions. It is capable of recycling the energy discharged (Eff. >90%, PF >0.95, I_THD <5%) back to the grid reducing wasted energy that is discharged traditionally in the form of heat resulting in reduced HVAC requirements. The 17040 is available in four voltage (up to 1,000VDC) and current ranges with auto ranging, high accuracy current/voltage measurement (±0.05%FS/±0.02%FS), 2ms current slew rate, and 1ms data acquisition.

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Chroma’s 17040’s also have built in parallel channels and dynamic profile simulation functions. The parallel capability increases the charge and discharge current and power to its maximum, increasing its efficiency and flexibility. The dynamic profile simulation allows the user to load a battery waveform of a given drive profile in either current or power mode to meet NEDC/FUDS requirements. Its bi-directional architecture ensures that current will not be interrupted during the charge and discharge transition state so it provides an accurate simulation of driving conditions in line with ISO, IEC, UL and GB/T international testing standards.

The Battery Simulation mode is featured to test battery connected devices. When a connected device is under development, the 17040 can simulate the battery to verify whether or not the device is functioning as designed. In addition, the 17040 can control the SOC status of different batteries. Users can upload required battery curves to test the DUT for charge and discharge status. The 17040 can also perform battery and DUT collocation evaluation tests in advance that apply to the motor driver for vehicle start-stop systems, light EV electronic controllers, car mounted chargers, etc.

Multiple safety features are built in to the system including Over Voltage Protection, Over Current Protection Check, Over Temperature Protection, and external parameter detection to ensure protected charge/discharge testing on the batteries. Additionally, data loss, storage and recovery are protected against power failure.

Chroma’s Battery Pro software provides users with flexible test editing functions to perform independent channel tests, detailed reports in customizable formats, and abilities to meet various requirements of battery packs with high safety and stability. Software/hardware integration and customization capabilities include BMS, data loggers, chambers, external signals, and HIL (Hardware in the Loop).


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Chroma MES Makes Communication Easy for Complex Hardware Configuration

Chroma ATE Inc. is a world leading supplier of precision Test and Measurement Instrumentation, Automated Test Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Turnkey Test and Automation Solutions. To cope with the trend of Industry 4.0 and IoT, Chroma’s software and hardware technologies create a smart-factory platform supporting big data through suitable solutions such as Chroma Smart Machine Interface (MI) and Chroma Fast Easy Player (FEP) for intelligent manufacturing.

One of the difficulties the enterprise faces when implementing intelligent manufacturing is dealing with the interoperability among various hardware devices on the same platform. In Industry 4.0, all equipment is networked communicating machine to machine (M2M) through one integrated platform. For complex machines, Chroma Smart MI enhances network connectivity by providing a platform incorporating all machines into a unified module. The MI is a real-time hub of both horizontal communication (between the front and rear workstations) or vertical communication (between the client and backend), all linking to a universal work site and data center for real-time analysis. This improves the efficiency and stability of the manufacturing process.

To understand the status of various machines in real time in a production line, the FEP with cross-system integration incorporates various systems into a unified interface for quality control, monitoring and report management. Utilizing visual management and single management platforms, the template can be dragged and dropped to electronic billboards in every work zone with select information. This not only makes the management “visible” but also allows employees intuitive understanding of the instructions.

The Chroma FEP manages the manufacturing machines, the processes and on-site manpower for real-time administration of productivity, yield and mass production. The FEP functions include picture files, weather information, clock, scrolling tests, dashboard, chart and diagram, bulletin boards, tables and embedded web pages providing the on-site manager complete Kanban information.

Driving the Industry 4.0 smart factory architecture, the Chroma Smart MI enables the hardware to integrate more efficiently while the Chroma FEP conveys clear and diverse messages optimizing the factory.

Chroma’s intelligent manufacturing solutions (IMS) has successfully implemented in the manufacturing of batteries, solar cells/panels, LEDs, optoelectronics, electronics / ICT and medical devices to help customers optimizing their quality and productivity.

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Fast Transients, Low Noise in Chroma’s New Benchtop DC Power Supplies

Chroma’s newly launched 62000L Series programmable DC power supplies provide low ripple, low noise linear performance and a fast transient response in a lightweight, compact, and cost effective package.

As Chroma’s next generation of power supplies, the 62000L Series delivers pure and stable DC power as well as built-in features designed to meet the stringent requirements of next generation power electronics including automotive power electronics MCU/ECU, communication electronic parts, and semiconductor IC drivers.

Comparison of traditional models

Auto-ranging allows for freely adjusting the voltage and current. This feature eliminates the need to manually select the optimum range allowing all of the power to be available across all of the voltage and current settings.

Fast transient response makes the output voltage that changed due to load characteristics return to a stable supply of power in microsecond response speed. Take the 62010L-36-7 model for example, when the output current changes from half load to full load at the speed of 1A/μs, the voltage change of the actual output can return to 15mV within 30μs.

Low noise input power with pure quality protects the precision load or UUT from the interference of heavy noise. For example, the 62010L-36-7 output voltage noise is lower than 2mVp-p (20~20MHz) under the maximum rated current and maximum output power.

The auto sequencing programming function built into the 62000L Series allows the user to define and edit the output waveforms with 8 steps per cycle.

Conventional linear power supplies are cumbersome due to the frequency design and require more space for ventilation. Chroma simplified the design of the hardware architecture resulting in a better handling compact, lightweight design which is safer to stack.

The brand new 62000L Series programmable DC power supplies features an affordable price, high quality output specifications, practical functions, and standard USB and GPIB communication interfaces making this an excellent choice for testing small power and precision products.

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Chroma will exhibit Multiple Optical Test Solutions in OPTO Taiwan – Booth: J1016

Chroma ATE Inc., a world leading supplier of precision Test and Measurement Instrumentation, Automated Test Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Turnkey Test and Automation Solutions will exhibit its newest laser diode, video and color along with solar photoelectric automatic optical test solutions in the 26th International Optoelectronics Exposition in Taiwan in June.

Lately the laser diode has been used widely in human face recognition, autonomous driving, and optical communications. The quality and reliability of laser diodes are getting more important as the demand increases. The Chroma 58604 Laser Diode Burn-in and Reliability Test System provides bi-directional SMU function allowing users to switch the mode when performing long-term reliability test in the optical devices. The Chroma 58620 Laser Diode Characterization System is all-in-one design integrating optics, electrics and temperature control into the system for users to specify the test conditions as desired. Moreover, Chroma also developed laser diode VCSEL testing equipment for 3D sensing applications using its unique and innovative technology.

Aiming to the ultra-high resolution video broadcast technology that will be put in service in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Chroma has launched an 8K SHV (Super-Hi Vision) test solution to fulfill the testing requirement for 8K (7680×4320 / 8192 x 4320) ultra-high definition from panel and display industries. This solution adopts modular design with different signals or power modules to meet the diversified test requirements. It has high flexibility, wide scalability, and supports a variety of mainstream industry communication interfaces. The Chroma 2918 supports full 8K@60/120Hz resolution, with the unique FPD Master, GO/NO GO software for fast editing and testing process. The Chroma 2238, supporting resolutions up to 8K@60Hz, has an intuitive and user-friendly graphical touch panel and software UI, providing users a smoother operation experience. Furthermore, it also carries a separate graphics engine that can output a maximum of four different resolutions and test patterns at the same time.

The Chroma 7200 Series solar cell and wafer automatic test solution is designed to inspect the wafer and cell defects on the solar cell production line. With Chroma’s smart factory solution, it can meet customer’s demand for low-cost production. The Chroma 7200 test solution can inspect solar cells or wafers for 6″ size, and detect single crystal, polycrystalline or even single-crystal products. According to the production process requirement, this system can integrate 8 kinds of AOI machines with different functions to perform wafer feed inspection, anti-reflective film color test, silk screen printing inspection and cell shipping classification inspection, etc.

The 26th International Optoelectronics Exposition will take place on June 14-16, 2017 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taipei. Chroma will be exhibiting multiple optical test solutions in the exposition at booth: J1016. We sincerely invite you to experience the new trend of measurement and look forward to meeting you at this annual event.

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