In-line tester adds supercapacitor option, doubles throughput

In-line tester adds supercapacitor option, doubles throughput

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By Nick Flaherty

Keysight has launched an automated in-circuit test system (ICT) that doubles the in-line throughput of in-line and adds supercapacitor testing.

The i3070 Series 7i in-line test system enables manufacturers to economically meet the complex test demands of larger node count printed circuit board assembly (PCBAs) with supercapacitor devices.

The use of high-impedance nodes has been increasing as demand for signal quality, lower power consumption and improved functionality continues to grow. However, this also increases the duration of short tests, posing a challenge to testing efficiency. Testing high-speed PCBAs can be a time-consuming and daunting task, often requiring multiple cycles for comprehensive testing and slowing down manufacturing.

The Keysight i3070 Series 7i, launched at Productronica in Munich this week, increases capacity up to 5760 nodes on a slim in-line footprint to meet complex testing requirements and enables the processing of larger panels. Supercapacitor testing runs up to 100 Farads through a new option that eliminates the need for individual fixture electronics.

The Enhanced Shorts Test algorithm consists of two phases – a detection phase and an isolation phase – making the testing procedure 50% faster compared to traditional methods, while the Quad-Density Pin Cards to accommodate up to 5760 test nodes while maintaining a compact footprint.

The Keysight short-wire fixturing resolves issues often associated with long-wire fixturing such as noise that affects test stability. This results in portable, consistent, and reliable tests whether deployed internationally or at various manufacturing sites.

Carol Leh, Vice President and General Manager for Keysight’s Electronic Industrial Solutions Group’s Center of Excellence, said: “We are committed to offering best-in-class solutions that enable our customers to innovate and succeed. Manufacturers are facing growing demand to provide more efficient and complex testing and Keysight is addressing this challenge head on. The Series 7i offers a ground-breaking new approach, delivering improved capacity and enhanced coverage with efficiency built from the start. In addition, with backward compatibility, customers can enjoy peace of mind and continue their journey knowing existing investments will be protected.”


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