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 […]

October 11, 2012 / 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 […]

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 […]

November 15, 2011 / 1,083 views / develop tests

Design For Test (DFT)

For any types of testers, it doesn’t matter if it’s functional testers or ICT testers, design for testability is always the key of having great products. It doesn’t matter how good a design is, if it’s not testable to produce quality and high yields product, it’s not a good design. The best products must be […]

November 14, 2011 / 7,133 views / develop tests

HP3070 (Agilent 3070) ICT (In Circuit Tester)

Most of ICT test engineers only know of HP3070 and not A 3070 because the name has been so popular in the automatic test equipment communities. Agilent was spun off from HP many years ago, but most of people still use the old and reliable (10-15 year old) HP3070. Many years ago, people believe that […]