Sunnyvale, Calif. SigmaQuest Inc. has added a component analysis capability to its newly released SigmaSure 6.1 on-demand software. The Automated Maverick Analysis add-on module allows electronic component manufacturers and integrators to quickly identify which products meet the highest performance criteria and which ones exhibit anomalistic characteristics that can cause higher than normal levels of failure in end-user applications.
A Maverick product is defined via the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council's EIA/JESD 50 as an atypical product that exhibits anomalistic characteristics that cause higher than normal levels of failure in the end-user application. Causes of a Maverick product can vary across the entire spectrum of processes including, but not limited to, fabrication, assembly, test, packaging and handling operations, said SigmaQuest.
The Automated Maverick Analysis provides median/mean performance deviation information on parameters like voltage, frequency, current and resistance for complex devices including ASICs, PCBs, batteries and power supplies.
Parametric/performance data is automatically uploaded into a database format with easy-to-use views, including median and mean statistical diagrams, as well as tables containing detailed metrics. This data can be used by OEMs and their suppliers to further refine, or narrow, key performance specifications, such as the charge time on a cell phone or the operating voltage range on a power supply.
SigmaQuest has also added several other enhancements to its on-demand software with the release of SigmaSure 6.1. The software now provides support for bill-of-materials (BOM) and as-built-data, allowing users to import data from BOM solutions including those from SAP, Oracle, Agile and Arena. It features enhanced integrated plug-ins for Agilent ICT, X-Ray, AOI test equipment and Repair tools.
In addition, the SigmaQuest Manufacturing & Test Insight, RMA & Warranty Insight and Repair/Rework Insight product modules are now available as integrated modules. The upgrade also supports multiple time zones for global collaboration and provides a flexible alert framework and Generic Data Mapper that allows users to import their legacy data without any programming knowledge. Other usability and performance improvements were also added.
Pricing and availability: SigmaSure 6.1 is available now to all on-demand users. Automated Maverick Analysis is available as an add-on module to Manufacturing Test Insight starting at a list price of $2,750 per month.
Product information: SigmaSure 6.1 and Maverick Analysis
SigmaQuest Inc., 1-408-524-3180, www.sigmaquest.com