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Program TIC MSP430F155IPM On Board

Program TIC MSP430F155IPM On Board

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Test Switches Using Pneumatic Solenoid Push Rods

Test Switches Using Pneumatic Solenoid Push Rods

If our test boards have some push button switches that need to be tested, we used to use manual hand push rods, it’s time consuming and the operators do make mistake when their fingers are tired from pushing them. Some …

Some BT-Basic Editing Short Cuts

Beside changing tolerances using unix, sometimes I edit many files using F8 and re-save\compile file for quick modification sometimes.

Use Cuteftp Or Coreftp To Transfer Files From PC To HP3070

Use Cuteftp Or Coreftp To Transfer Files From PC To HP3070

As an HP3070 engineer, I have to transfer files from/to between my PC and HP3070 quite often. I used both cuteftp and coreftp for these tasks. Here is how I set up these programs for my Windows PC, all you …

Test LEDS At ICT

I’m sure there are many ways to detect LEDS at ICT. Many would use these color sensor inside the fixture. The only draw back for this type is the reliability and the costs of sensors themselves, also the fixture must …

Test Expert Setup For Windows XP

Test Expert Setup For Windows XP

I never like Test Expert, but since there are not many cad software out there and my company’s bought it already, I have to use it. The set up is also not very user friendly. Anyhow, I document this in …

Convert Higher System Rev To Lower System Rev Files

Convert Higher System Rev To Lower System Rev Files

Since I’m an OEM developer, I kept our system software rev at the lowest since HP3070 software is not backward compatible. Sometimes, when we need to re-do the software for a fixture, we get the program folder back, we have …

Add Tests Require Adding Wires To Fixture

Add Tests Require Adding Wires To Fixture

Many times we have to add additional tests that requires adding wires in the fixture. My board has 3 pressed fit mounting washers need to be tested at ICT for presence. The fixture vendor put 3 switches there with wires …

How To Find And Replace Bad Hybrid Card Relays

How To Find And Replace Bad Hybrid Card Relays

All shorts test fail on all boards and yesterday they’re fine. Before we debug our fixture, run diagnostic for the system and find out one of the hybrid cards we used for the fixture has bad relays. We swapped the …

How To Replace System Cards

How To Replace System Cards

ICT test engineers in smaller OEM companies normally wear many hats, system maintenance is one of them. We may have the luxury of having a system in the company and it does fail once in a while although HP3070 is …

Optimize Config File For Portability

These days, most of the CEMs HP3070 systems are old and some are not well kept up, their pins cards may fail in the middle of the run and our production line may halt for days. I believe in optimizing …

Program PIC18F8722 At HP3070

Program PIC18F8722 At HP3070

I had to program PIC28F8722 micro controller at ICT test station. I found a solution for less than $300. and some custom fixture designs. The main board design must have a 5 pins header which has ICT test points. MCLR, …



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