Most test engineers responsible for PCBA test in today's manufacturing industry face a number of major challenges as PCBA technology evolves. One is diminishing access to on-board components due to increasing densities, covered components and components with hidden contacts such as BGAs. Another is the ever increasing cost associated with test equipment, fixtures and engineering effort required for traditional test methods to keep pace with advancing PCBA technology. Utilization of embedded test techniques can very effectively provide component access to not only measure physical PCBA integrity but also to leverage on-board resources for high performance embedded test operations, reducing the dependency on high cost external test equipment and fixtures while at the same time utilizing ATPG technology to reduce the test program development effort required to attain acceptable test coverage.
This webinar describes how, using embedded test technologies, on-board processors can be accessed, controlled and used to perform test operations on circuit elements connected to the processor. These include high speed in-system programming for components such as Flash memory, at-speed test of dynamic memory, at-speed test of high-speed interfaces and even mixed-signal test functions to name just a few. Attendees will learn to reduce their dependency on high-cost test equipment and use existing on-board technology for high-performance signal testing.
- Learn how to address ever increasing challenges related to component access
- Discover how to test PCBA integrity from the inside out
- Enable utilization of technology already on the PCBA for high performance functional/mixed signal test and in-system programming
- Learn to reduce dependency on high-cost test equipment and fixtures
David Whetstone has more than 30 years of experience in Test Engineering, Applications Engineering and technical sales and marketing in the semiconductor and board test industries. For the last six years, David Whetstone has been focused on expanding the market in the U.S. for GOEPEL'S innovative, industry leading AXI and AOI inspection technologies as well as their JTAG based embedded electrical test technologies.