ALL bare boards are ATE tested prior to despatch or assembly and ALL assemblies are inspected using Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) units.
ATE (Automatic / Automated Test Equipment) is a test performed on our bare PCB’s to ensure there are no open or short circuits on the PCB.
The majority of our existing customers expect us to perform some degree of test to their assembled PCBs, sub-assemblies or completed products. Often this takes the form of a ‘Functional Test’, i.e. checking the operation of the assembly. We are happy to accept your propriety test equipment or replicate this as required. Equally well if you wish to provide us with a test specification we can have a customized test kit built for you. We can also work with you to develop your test strategy.
In certain situations functional test may not be feasible at the contract manufacturer. For example the assembly may be only one small part of a ‘System Integration’. In these circumstances ‘Flying Probe Test’ may be an option. This piece of equipment allows us to probe all connection nodes on the assembled board checking for any component or manufacturing defects. This may be an attractive solution particularly where products are to be deployed in field locations from which they cannot be recovered.
We’re delighted to discuss your testing requirements in more detail. Contact us for further discussion.