1.2 Base board

  • The base boards provides the following capabilities to the network module. The base board will be developed by AAA

    1) Feed all required DC power

    2) All signal input/output which defined in interface spec in the last page.

    3) Test pins for relevant signal input/output for the network module.

I just want to know the meaning of the last sentence(Test pins for relevant signal input/output for the network module). Does this sentence mean that You should test the pins of network module in order to check whether signal input/output works well? Is that right?

  • 4
    No, it means that the board will provide "test pins" for the network module.
    – Hellion
    Sep 25, 2016 at 15:21
  • 2
    It's very poorly written. (Or else inaccurately quoted.)
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 25, 2016 at 23:00

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You might want to ask this on a more technical Stackexchange site. However, because of that word "capabilities" before the bulleted list, I think that here, test is a verb, and the bad writer is talking about the base board having the capability of testing the pins etc. Which I guess means: that the base board should be set up in a way that allows for easy testing of the pins. Or something like that.

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