PCB Test System enables flexible inspection routines.
December 20, 2006 -
AERIAL M4, based on the core hardware and software of VIVA Integrated Platform (VIP), uses 4 independent, mobile test probes to carry out tests on both sides of PCB under test (2 on each side). Vertical, compact structure facilitates loading and testing of boards, and clamping system eliminates vibration and oscillation of board during test. Also available, automated PILOT VIP Flying Probe System integrates complete set of test tools and techniques as well as user-programmable SMEMA conveyor.
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Seica's Highlights at Apex 2007, Los Angeles
Salem, N.H. - December 2006 - SEICA Inc. will present amongst other systems the latest addition to its line of Flying Probe test systems, AERIAL, to address the growing demand to provide cost-effective test solutions that will further enhance ease of programming, high fault coverage and fast throughput for PCB test.
AERIAL is based on the core hardware and software of the VIVA Integrated Platform (VIP) and uses four completely independent, mobile test probes to carry out tests on both sides of the board under test (two on each side). It is particularly indicated for testing prototypes, samples,small and medium series, providing maximum flexibility of use to reduce the time and costs of board development. The vertical, very compact structure of Aerial M4 makes it easy to load and test even very large boards and its innovative clamping system ensures that there is virtually no vibration or oscillation of the board during test for maximum probing efficiency.
As the standard electrical test, AERIAL uses the Seica proprietary OTPN (One Touch Per Net) technique: multi-tone signals are injected through the nets of the UUT and the results are analyzed with Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT) to characterise the net and identify faults on subsequent boards to be tested. Other tests, for example verification of junction faults, are also executed during the same OTPN. In this way test program generation is simple and immediate, fault coverage is high and throughput is maximized. "The AERIAL represents a simple, immediate solution to those customers who need to implement a test strategy that is cost-effective and is very easy to program and operate, even for non-specialized personnel", says Antonio Grassino, President of Seica.
Options include the in-circuit test and visual inspection software modules and the system is provided with data collection and statistics functions, and, since it is based on VIP technology, it is fully compatible with the other members of the Seica family: PILOT Flying Probe, STRATEGY In-circuit and VALID Functional testers.
PILOT VIP Flying Probe System
Seica will also showcase it's innovative PILOT VIP Flying Probe system, a full-performance test system that integrates a complete set of test tools and techniques that go beyond the conventional definition of "flying prober". It is another product in Seica's portfolio of automated test solutions, and includes a SMEMA conveyor, which is completely user-programmable to suit various manufacturing and test process layouts. The system includes the hardware and software features of Seica's unique VIVA Integrated Platform, and can be fully loaded to cover the full range of in-circuit and functional tests, as well as providing additional capabilities such as AOI Inspection, Boundary-scan and On-board programming.
Founded in 1986, Seica S.p.A. is a global supplier of automatic test equipment with an installed base of more than 800 systems on four different continents. Seica offers a complete line of test solutions, including bed of nails and flying probe testers, able to perform MDA, in-circuit, functional and optical tests of loaded boards, second and third level electronic modules and printed circuit boards. Headquarters is located in Strambino, Italy, with offices in Paris, Salem /New Hampshire USA and Suzhou, China, along with a worldwide distribution network.
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