automatic test equipment

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automatic test equipment

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Test equipment that makes two or more tests in sequence without manual intervention; it usually stops when the first out-of-tolerance value is detected.
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(Automated Test Equipment) Machines that test electronic systems, primarily chips. See EDA.
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