September 17, 2014 / 403 views / Maintenance And Support

How To Swap 94 X-Probes Safely

Sometimes we do have to replace probes for any reason, especially smaller x-probes. The best way for not to miss or make mistake is to do it systematically. This is how I did mine. I had to replace 94 x-probes (No sockets). We should have a Mylar with color marked probes locations. Pull all the […]

May 21, 2014 / 148 views / develop tests | Tips and Tricks

Program TIC MSP430F155IPM On Board

Many of our boards these days have TIC controller (MSP430F155IPM) to control power supply inputs – One of the requirement for our ICT is to program this TIC on board. We need a main board that has the CPU to check and program the TIC controller if it’s blank or wrong firmware version. It does […]

/ 1,063 views / develop tests

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 be totally seal dark for the light sensors to work properly. I’ve never used any […]

August 8, 2012 / 1,447 views / CAD stuff

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 case I get a new computer (mine is only 8 year old) with Windows 7 […]

April 18, 2012 / 1,681 views / develop tests

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 ready to be wired to the fixture. I do have the mounting hole with the […]