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Program TIC MSP430F155IPM On Board

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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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Find And Replace Repeated Tolerance In Analog Folder

I always set tolerances for all passive components in the board file to 1% to make sure IPG generates all guarding possible. For testing stability, I change all resistors to 10% and capacitors to 20%. If a board has many …

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Control XT and Control Plus

If we want our analog tests to run much faster, make sure our config file is using control xt instead of control plus. The control plus can run with control xt compiled system, but not the other way around. If …

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