The ASTER Technologies
Dec 2008 Volume 5 Issue 1
Inside this issue...
||QuadView-TPQR allows independent coverage analysis for a combination of test equipments|
the “low-cost” test coverage analysis tool launched by ASTER during the
recent Electronica show in Munich, allows users to independently compute the test coverage
provided by a wide variety of test/inspection equipment used within the electronics industry.
For an entry price of €5250 the software configuration will include a
"TestExpert", or CAMCAD importer, board layout viewer, one test equipment coverage
analyzer and all reporting capabilities for computing the test coverage and creating detailed
reports in HTML and MS-EXCEL format. ASTER also offer possibilities of license migration that
makes it possible to convert a QuadView-TPQR
configuration into TestWay for a more advanced level
of coverage analysis.
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 the powerful QuadView, layout and schematic viewer, allowing users to visualize coverage at both device and pin level for any of the test/inspection machines used within the combined production line after test program debug, such as:
Agilent Technologies: 3070, 5DX, SJ10, SJ50; Teradyne: Z1800, Spectrum, GR228x; Takaya: APT800, APT900; Aeroflex: 42xx; SPEA: 4040; TRI; Orbotech; VI Technology; VISCOM; Saki; Asset; Corelis; Goepel; JTAG Technologies and XJTAG.
|TestWay now provides full support for the ZUKEN CR5000 CAD system|
TestWay has been updated to provide the capability to
import the native "PCF" layout file format for the Zuken CR5000 CAD system.
This extends the
number of data exchange features for this product, such as: import of schematic intelligent PDF, LAF schematic files; import of EDIF 2.0 or NDF netlist; creation of testpoint requirement back-annotation files; board design
variant management through BOM.
TestWay provides sophisticated analysis capabilities including:
|Do you need to know "how testable" is your board?|
ASTER provides a DfT Analysis
service that allows customers to request a "design-for-test" analysis and a
theoretical coverage estimation to be conducted on their own board design. This
service has been introduced for customers who can't afford to purchase TestWay, or
don't have the technical resources to provide an in-depth
analysis, but need to validate the testability of their product.
In order to provide a DfT Analysis, ASTER will require:
From this information, ASTER will provide an in-depth design/testability analysis, identifying any DfT violations applicable to the boundary-scan 1149.1 and ICT MIL-STD2165 structural test standards, and calculate the theoretical test coverage, dependant on the mix of test strategies defined by the customer, such as AOI, AXI, MDA, FPT, ICT, BST and FT.
ASTER can also provide a detailed test coverage analysis based on the actual coverage provided by a range of test/inspection equipments, by importing the debugged test or inspection programs. Upon completion of the analysis the customer will receive an in-depth synthetic report containing embedded reports generated by the TestWay analysis.
The price of such a service may vary according to the board complexity and the customer objectives for the DfT analysis, which will be determined once the board design has been reviewed.
|QUAD now integrates HALT/HASS traceability|
(“QUality ADvisor”) is a MES software suite developed by ASTER Technologies to
trace your actions and optimize your design and production costs. Thanks to
Repair Assistant and failure analysis reporting.
The HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing) importation makes it possible to
examine the possible failure causes related to the environment.
Stephan ALLENE and Patrick GOUJON, Avionics and Simulation engineers for AIRBUS said, “During the HALT Process, a product is subject to increasing stress levels of temperature, rapid thermal transitions, and other stresses specifically related to the operation of our products. QUAD is now capable to input such data and unite them in the existing database so that they could be analyzed automatically.”
This new feature also consists in collecting information from printing machines like DEK and selective soldering machines like ERSA, thus giving a global view on the quality of your production processes.
|QuadFeederSafe ensures your feeder settings are made perfectly secure|
is an extension of ASTER’s Quality Management Software suite
(QUAD), intended to ensure that your feeder settings are safe during the
complete board production process, by the means of assist and control features.
It also includes a series of functions to optimize the use of components stocks
and check their conformity with world-wide current standards (RoHS – Restriction
of Hazardous Substances such as lead, and MSD – Moisture Sensitive Devices).
|For more information on any of the topics contained in this issue of the ASTER Technologies newsletter, please contact ASTER using the contact details listed below.|
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