IEEE 1641 – Support & Training

We have been involved in the development of IEEE 1641 from the outset, when it originated from a desire to update the 1995 version of the ATLAS 716 standard. Because of this experience, no-one is better qualified to provide advice on the best way to implement and use the standard.

MOD policy, defined under the Acquisition Operating Framework (AOF) and its supporting layers, now requires all new Automatic Test Systems to use IEEE 1641 as the test language. To help users understand the requirements of this policy and what is required to implement 1641, We provide a suite of training courses to provide the appropriate information to those responsible for the specification, management, implementation and operation of 1641 based test systems:

  • 1641 Training Management Overview
  • For Project Managers, ILS Managers and ATS Designers who are responsible for the procurement and whole-life cost of test solutions.

    This course provides an understanding of the principles and function of the standard and explains the importance of its role in the development of test systems and requirements. Participants will gain an understanding of how the standard fits into the MOD's Acquisition Operating Framework, and the policy that requires its use. The course will also explain how the standard provides a mechanism for achieving portable and verifiable test requirements that are based upon signal requirements defined with mathematical rigour.

  • 1641 Training Technical Primer
  • For Project Managers, ATS Designers and team leaders/technical leads who are responsible for specification, acquisition, development or implementation of ATS or Test Requirements.

    This course provides an understanding of the principles and function of the standard and explains the importance of its role in the development of test systems and requirements. Participants will gain an understanding of how the standard provides a mechanism for achieving portable and verifiable test requirements that are based upon signal requirements defined with mathematical rigour. The course will also provide examples of signals defined using the standard, and some different environments in which the signals may be used.

  • 1641 Training 1641 User-Developer
  • For technical leads and engineers who are responsible for the specification, development and implementation of test requirements and programs.

    This course provides an understanding of the 1641 standard and explains how it is used in the development of test systems and requirements. It shows how to create test requirements that are based upon signals defined with mathematical rigour. It demonstrates how signals may be designed for reuse and combined to for a project based signal library. The course includes a practical element in which delegates gain hands-on experience on how signals and libraries are created.

  • Open System Architecture & IEEE 1641 Course
  • This course explains the requirements of an Open System Architecture (OSA), focussing on how IEEE 1641 fits into the structure. All new ATS provided for the MOD must conform to the requirements of an OSA and this one day course provides the details to enable a system designer to make an informed choice on system components.

    The benefits of an OSA are equally valid, whether an ATS is to be used on a military or commercial project, especially if long term support is important. These, together with the advantages of truly portable test definitions are covered by the recommendations made in this course. The newWaveX suite of products may be used to fulfil these requirements and details of a typical solution are provided.

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