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Seica to Preview Depot Test Solutions for the Military Aviation Exhibition

Press release date: Jan 01, 2014

Avenue Convention Center, Airport City, Tel Aviv – March 4th to 5th 2014

Strambino, Italy – "Depot Test Solutions to bridge the heritage of the past with the needs of the future." Seica's first participation to this exhibition is focused to offer solutions to assure long-term maintenance of electronic equipments, a strong requirement across the life cycle of defense products.

The first solution looks at customer's needs from the past and provides a comprehensive set of tools and a rigorous process to rebuild, through Reverse Engineering, the CAD data required for test generation, schematics and board layout documents for engineering or to assemble new boards, clone of the original, starting from a reference board. Test generation and long-term maintenance for old, obsolete products, becomes now easily feasible. The Reverse Engineering process is performed with the Pilot4DV8 flying prober, the latest member of the Pilot family that provides, via dual access with four probes on each side, the most performing test solution.

The Pilot4DV8 is especially equipped with tools dedicated to the complex task of repair on a depot environment, featuring passive and active in-circuit test, combined with proprietary tools to detect stuck-at faults without any component information, visual test, thermal test and, for new technologies, on-board programming and boundary scan capabilities. Pilot4DV8 is the most cost-effective solution on a depot environment to test, diagnose, locate and repair electronic boards either starting from CAD data or regenerating them via Reverse Engineering. For final test certification, Seica's offer is provided by the ValidATE line of functional ATE. Bridging past requirements with today technological needs, ValidATE combines old traditional tools like analog/digital guided probe or post-processing from commercial simulators like LASAR, with state-of-the-art architecture including 25MHz on-the-fly pattern rate, parallel active analog test, serial bus and boundary scan performances and more.

To address the issue of Legacy Replacement of old ATE, ValidATE includes a large offer of TPS translators for Teradyne, GenRad and Schlumberger functional ATE. The combination of these solutions will allow depot operations to provide a comprehensive and effective answer to cover the backlog of old boards to be repaired, the replacement of obsolete test equipments, the assurance for long term maintenance and the test capability to deal with today and tomorrow new technologies.

About Seica
Founded in 1986, Seica S.p.A. is a global supplier of automatic test equipment and selective soldering systems, with an installed base of more than 1600 systems on 4 different continents. Seica offers a complete line of test solutions, including bed of nails and flying probe testers, able to perform MDA, in-circuit and full functional tests of assembled electronic boards and modules, and printed circuit boards, as well as laser-based selective soldering systems for electronic board manufacturing. Company headquarters are located in Strambino, Italy, with direct offices in France and USA, Germany and China, supported by a vast distribution network covering the rest of the world.

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