Open hardware Test Automation Controller. ARM device running Debian to automate tests on 4 to 8 devices, initially aimed at LAVA support for Linaro engineers.

Power distribution server, serial console server, network switch and optional GPIO extensions with simple telnet control interfaces.

Open Hardware Test Automation Controller

The objective for this project is to create a single case providing network, power and serial connectivity to a number of test devices over a single power input and network uplink. Naturally, with a strong free software and open development bias, the unit will be Open Hardware running Debian, albeit with a custom Beaglebone Linux kernel. It’s a Test Automation Controller, so we’re using the name OpenTAC.

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VeroApparatus: OpenTAC (last edited 2015-11-22 14:22:04 by SteveMcIntyre)