Seneca, PA — Matric recently invested in an Agilent Medalist i3070 Series 5 in-circuit tester or “bed of nails” tester. The new machine joins an impressive array of existing inspection and test equipment including x-ray, 5-camera automatiNew Aglient In-Circuit Test Machine at Matricc optical inspection, flying probe, and more.
In-circuit test is utilized for the automated testing of assemblies. Programs can be developed to verify the functionality of PCB assemblies. In-circuit test can be used to measure component values, find solder bridges, and detect open solder joints. It can also be used to power up the assembly and verify functionality.
The Series 5 ICT system at Matric offers new analog measurement technology together with the industry’s fastest 12 MHz hybrid pin card. In addition, the new Agilent machine was ordered with the following options:
- The ability to be able to test boards with up to 1296 nodes
- Boundary Scan: Boundary scan is a method for testing integrated circuits on PCBs. Established stimulus and responses are given to ICs to determine whether pins are shorted or open on the device.
- The ability to program flash devices
- VTEP: VTEP is a combination of hardware and software techniques, which enable improvements over the noise characteristics, stability, accuracy, and repeatability of measurements.
Additional test instrumentation can be added to the system, as needed.
A custom bed of nails fixture is required to be purchased to test each unique board design. Please contact your Business Development Engineer to discuss in-circuit testing capabilities.