The SIG60/61 test software and its SIG60 USB PC interfaces together with SIG60/61 evaluation boards are the evaluation environment of SIG60 DC-BUS system. One SIG60 evaluation board with its USB interface generate predetermined test messages. These messages are modulated over the DC power line. At the receiving side, a SIG60 evaluation board receives these messages, transfer them to the PC via the USB interface. The DC-BUS Test software analyze the received messages, measures the communication bit error rate and display the results on the PC screen.
The program modes of operations are:
- Transmit and receive data in Hex or ASCII formats
- Transmit and receive Test pattern and perform BER measurements
- Set the SIG60 operating parameters
- Command remote SIG61 slave devices (only with the USB-SIG60 interface)
The SIG60 USB interface supplied with the test program has also stand alone capabilities to generate test messages, saving the need for a PC at the transmitting side. When not connected to USB cable, the USB interface analyzes the SIG60 received messages for byte errors that activates its LED. It is a useful tool for quick testing and specially useful in EMC chamber tests.