Soemtron designed Prüfgeräte

This page has downloadable drawings and information for the all of the soemtron.org designed Prüfgeräte.  Updates and corrections to the drawings are uploaded on an ad-hoc basis as they come to hand, we do not accept responsibility for their subsequent use.  To download the files right click the relevant link and select "file save as ....".  Some files are in pdf format so a current copy of an Adobe Acrobat[1] reader will be needed.  Electrical circuits, mechanical drawings and PCB design files will require their native software to be able to open the files (see descriptions below).  All files on this website are ©2007- www.soemtron.org and its group websites[2] or the files respective owner.

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If you have any further historical information, circuits, drawings, photographs, data or manuals about the Soemtron ETR220, 221, 222 and 224 or their manufacture, test equipment (Prüfgeräte) or you just know more about the Soemtron companies in general then please let us know, contact us.


soemtron.org - new prüfgerät, click for larger image
Our new Prüfgerät
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Prüfgerät
(Extender)

With no original information available about the internal structure of a Prüfgerät, other than that in the Russian manual (pages 184-186) and a production line photo, we have decided to design our own.  Using connections derived from the 220 logic and circuit diagrams, Bernard Green's recollections that the Prüfgerät contained “high impedance” inputs, the data gleaned from our own 220, 222 and 224 machines along with whatever other information we could deduce from the Russian manual, we have put a circuit together.

Although we are now using relatively modern op-amps and comparator circuits for the signal detection and LED's for the display, we believe our "Prüfgerät" quite closely mirrors the functionality of the original production line unit.  We have gone a little further than the original Soemtron equipment by adding an extra break-out lead for the V2 power connection, with a pair of four digit panel meters and range switching to monitor the internal supply voltages of any ETR22x under test.  This should prove very useful when setting the core memory supply voltages against temperature.

Soemtron Prüfgerät drawings, circuit and other information -
Circuit diagram and wiring, native format. updated 18-02-2014
The above "zipped" file will require PADS PowerLogic[3] to open it for editing once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.
Circuit diagram and wiring, pdf format. updated 18-02-2014
Mechanical drawings, native format. updated 17-01-2014
The above "zipped" file will require a licensed AutoCad program to open for editing, or an AutoCad viewer like "DWG TrueView"[4] to view the drawing layers once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.
Mechanical drawings, pdf format. updated 17-01-2014
Power supply printed circuit board, native format. updated 18-02-2014
The above "zipped" file will require PADS PowerPCB[3] to open for editing once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.  This file also contains Gerber[5] files for PCB production, one power supply board is required per Prüfgerät.  Although our PCB boards were produced from these Gerbers, we will not accept responsibility for their usage.
Display printed circuit board, native format. updated 19-09-2012
The above "zipped" file will require PADS PowerPCB to open for editing once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.  This file also contains Gerber files for PCB production, six display boards are required per Prüfgerät.  Although our PCB boards were produced from these Gerbers, we will not accept responsibility for their usage.

Extender board
Extender
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Extender
(Prüfgerät)

One of the first bits of test equipment we build was an extender board.  31 pin DIN style connectors for the Soemtron boards are no longer available and attempts to remove them from scrap boards were not very successful, so we built or own connectors utilising a custom PCB to replicate the 31 pin connector layout and spacing, and an aluminium panel.  The extender is also capable of holding an 8 way display board that we had previously designed along with flying lead test clips so that various signals on a board under test can be probed and monitored.

Pins for the connectors were sourced from Harwin (P#H2170-01 pins, and H3194-05 sockets) and our grateful thanks go to them for their help with this project.  This bit of kit has proved invaluable in decoding the inner workings of our Soemtron ETR series calculators.

Extender board drawings and other information -
Wiring diagram, native format. updated 17-01-2014
The above "zipped" file will require PADS PowerLogic to open it for editing once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.
Wiring diagram, pdf format. updated 17-01-2014
The above "zipped" file will require PADS PowerLogic to open it for editing once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.
Mechanical drawings, native format updated 17-01-2014
The above "zipped" file will require a licensed AutoCad program to open for editing, or an AutoCad viewer like "DWG TrueView" to view the drawing layers once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.
Mechanical drawings, pdf format updated 17-01-2014
PCB files, native format updated 17-01-2014
The above "zipped" file will require PADS PowerPCB to open for editing once it has been downloaded and uncompressed.  This file also contains Gerber files for PCB production and whilst our PCB boards were produced from these Gerbers, we will not accept responsibility for their usage.

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