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Boost production reliability with ATE

6/18/2012 09:56 PM EDT
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re: Boost production reliability with ATE
labnet   6/21/2012 7:59:00 AM
We have been through a few iterations for PWA ATE. Eg big external multiplexors, wire wrap, pcb. The method we use now is a clamshell case, with custom PCB that has the test pins, multiplexing, power and any specialist interface on the main one PCB, then plug in ports for data aquisition modules or RF connectors for SigGens/DSO etc. We build in a USB hub so everything connects to the PC via a single USB cable. We code it in c# (and have learnt to stay away from LabView) and connect it to our manufacturing database for results. even still, ATE is almost as hard as the product development itself.

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