TPQR: Test Program Quality Report
ASTER Technologies the leading supplier in Board-Level Testability and Test Coverage
analysis tools, introduces a new generation of “easy-to-use” test coverage
TPQR [Test Program Quality Report] is powered by TestWay,
the world-wide reference coverage analysis tool, helping users to quantify and qualify the test coverage
for a wide range of inspection and test equipments.
This product has been developed to address the many challenges that developers face today, such as: shrinking release cycles, budget compression and improvement in product quality. More specifically, at a time when customers expect to buy "good boards only", it becomes mandatory to understand the ability of a test to catch defects.
In other words, "how good is the test coverage?"
With this in mind, this new generation of products has been designed for use by electronic board manufacturers (CMs) and their customers, the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), for providing precise, detailed and impartial test coverage metrics.
QuadView-TPQR is a "low-cost" test coverage analysis tool. It allows users to compute the test coverage by importing the test program or test report from a wide range or test/inspection machines used within the industry. It generates detailed HTML and MS-EXCEL reports for each individual test stage, but also consolidates the coverage for the complete production line.
TPQR checks the ability of each measurement/inspection test to catch certain defect types based on component type, value, tolerance, board connectivity, component location, shape, pitch etc. It is built around QuadView, the suite of next generation viewers for the Electronics Industry. Utilizing this powerful layout and schematic viewer, it allows users to visualize coverage at both device and pin level.
It supports more than 35 test models including AOI, AXI, BST, FPT, ICT, and MDA, as well as a wide range of test/inspection machines used within the industry such as:
Key Product benefits
Ease of Use
Visualize the test coverage provided by the test and inspection equipment, by simply importing the test program.
Convert the TPQR configuration into TestWay, enabling more sophisticated analysis capabilities.
Wide range of test & inspection
Import test program or test report from a wide range of test & inspection systems such as Acculogic: ScanNavigator, Scorpion, Sprint; Aeroflex: 42xx; Agilent Technologies: i3070, 5DX, SJ10, SJ50; Asset; Corelis; Dr. Eschke: CR350; Flynn Systems: onTAP; Goepel: CASCON, OPTICON; JTAG Technologies; MIRTEC: MV Series; MYDATA; OMRON; Orbotech: S22, TRION, VT9300; SAKI; SEICA: VIVA; SPEA: 3030, 4040; Takaya: APT8xxx, APT9xxx; Teradyne: Z1800, Spectrum, GR228x, TS124, TS128; TRI: TR7500, TR8001; VISCOM; VI-Technology: Vi Series; XJTAG and YESTech.
Powered by TestWay, the world-wide reference coverage tool, helping users to quantify and qualify test coverage. It is designed for use by board manufacturers (CMs) and their customers (OEMs), for providing precise, detailed, and impartial test coverage metrics such as PPVS or PCOLA/SOQ.
Full CAD support
The projects used for test program generation within FabMaster, TestExpert or CAMCAD are imported by TPQR in order to modelize & visualize board layout. Alternatively, a wide range of layout format could be imported such as Cadence, CADIF, GenCad, GenCam, Mentor Neutral, ODB++, Orcad, Pads, Protel, Zuken…
Create HTML reports for test coverage, presented as a board level overview, or as explicit coverage information on selected items. The reports have been designed to be navigated by a simple Internet browser. Users can share advanced and standardized interactive reports throughout design & test organizations.
Excel report indicates the ability to detect device Presence, Polarity, Value and Solder defects for each part.
Visualize test coverage on components and pins using the "traffic lights" color coding:
|Green|| = Well tested ;
|Orange|| = Partially tested ;
|Red|| = Not tested.
Fully Interactive Cross-probing
Enable fully interactive cross-probing between test coverage reports and board view.
Takaya Boundary-Scan optimizer
Optimize existing TAKAYA test programs by removing redundant test steps when the Takaya is combined with Boundary-Scan test equipment such as that provided by: ACCULOGIC, ASSET, CORELIS, Flynn, GOEPEL, JTAG Technologies or XJTAG.
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