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Common Cable Testing Industry Terms

Have you ever spoken to someone about your job and they look at you like you’re speaking a foreign language? Every industry has words they’ve created or adapted to describe certain aspects of their trade. The wire processing industry has a few unique words that may mean different things to different people. Here is a list of how Cirris defines several cable testing industry terms.

 DUT: Device-Under-Test, the wire, cable, or harness being tested by the cable tester. (Sometimes called UUT or Unit-Under-Test.)

Fixturing: The wires and connectors that connect the DUT to the tester.Speech Bubble.jpg

Hipot: Cirris uses the term “hipot” synonymously with “high voltage” when speaking about high voltage (hipot) testing or high voltage (hipot) testers. For more on this definition, see our Hipot vs. High Voltage blog post.

Learn: Cirris testers create new test programs by building a list of instructions based on a cable attached to the tester. This process is called performing a Learn.

Test Program: The set of information defining the tests to be performed on a DUT. This includes information on the DUT’s connectors, connections between connector pins (test instructions), test parameters, etc.

 These are only a few of the terms that are industry-specific. Can you think of other ambiguous terms? Define them in the comments below. You can also visit the Cirris Glossary to expand your Cable-Testing-Vocabulary even more.

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Further Reading:

When Someone from Cirris Says “Fixturing”

The Importance of Using a “Known Good” Device during a “Learn”



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