- Microbot fully integrates within all Micropross analog test suites (ISO 10373-6, ISO 22536 (NFC-IP1), EMVCo L1 analog PCD, EMVCo L1 analog PICC, NFC Forum analog
- Microbot now integrates a laser beam, for optimum positionning of the zero point
- Fully automated operation
- Automated robot arm
- Ideal tool for NFC Forum, EMVCo L1 analog, and ISO 10373-6 testing
- Compact design for optimisation of lab space
- Totally integrated inside Micropross test suite
The main features of Microbot are :
- 4 degrees of liberty : x, y, z, and the moving arm rotates 360°
- Totally made of plastic and carbon parts : absolutely no disturbance in the measurement
- Fast movement of the arm, to simulate the introduction of a device under a field
- Suitable for all tests of PCD following the ISO 10373-6:2011
- Implements its own automated reference PICC, for totally autonomous behaviour
- Helps to reach the test positions defined by the NFC Forum and EMVCo analog test specifications
- Integrated in Micropross Contactless test station, for PCD testing and NFC Device testing
- Presence of a keyboard and LCD screen, for more convenience of usage
- Laser beam, for accurate definition of zero point
Microbot will typically be used in the following contexts :
- Characterization of the operating volume of a contactless reader (PCD)
- Performance of EMVCo and NFC Forum analog testing
- Test of distance
- Simulation of approach
The Microbot is connected to a PC through a USB link. Then, Micropross packs of test cases are able to take control without any human intervention, and perform test in the conditions defined by the various test specifications.
Human manipulation is still possible, using the keyboard and the LCD screen present on the robot chassis
How does it work?
Microbot is entirely part of the Contactless Test Station, and as a consequence, it is totally integrated inside the releavant test cases. In 99% of the cases, users do not have to write one single line of programming to enjoy the power of this robot arm.
Our PCD analog and NFC analog test suites fully integrate Microbot, and the MPManager Test Platform has the ability to show you the result of the test session.
In this example, the characterization of the operating volume of a contactless reader could not be simpler. Using the integrated Automated Reference PICC, Microbot will scan the volume on top of the reader, to find out at which point is the volume in the acceptable range.
First, Microbot scans all points at a constant elevation on top of the contactless reader surface. Once the surface has been scanned, the Microbot will elevate one step above, and perform the same measurement.
After several layers, users can really obtain a snapshot of the operating volume of the reader.
Is there an advanced programming mode?
Microbot is supplied with APIs, that allow developpers using virtually any type of programming language to interface Microbot, and perform test sessions following their own way.
Microbot, just like the Contactless Test Platform, is an open platform, and the only limit is the user's imagination.