September 17, 2014 / 420 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 […]

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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 extremely reliable. When we run diagnostic for the whole system and we see failures on […]

December 6, 2011 / 933 views / Maintenance And Support

Backup And Restore With Gzip

These days, the backup tapes have been obsoleted, we don’t use them to back up and restore any more. Most of the working directories are backed up in Gzip files and transferred through ftb website, it’s fast, efficient and more reliable than these tapes. So, we normally pack the folder in tar format then gzip […]

November 28, 2011 / 623 views / Maintenance And Support

Set Up HPIB For HP8648C Signal Generator

1. Connect the device through the HPIB of the power supply HP6624A (HPIB) or whatever your power supply model may be.  To check the hpib bus, go to shell as root: /opt/hp3070/bin/btio -hpib -scan    (this will tell you which HPIB exists, it should display your HP6624A or HP6621A). [non-members]please log in to continue reading… Thanks[/non-members][members] […]

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Setting Up Pneumatic Fixture

All our dual level ICT fixtures are pneumatic. They use compressed air to actuate the air solenoid to push down the gate instead of pulling down like vacuum. Some of the CEMs site may need to have wiring installed for the pneumatic fixture to work with the vacuum port controller in the system. The pneumatic […]

November 22, 2011 / 736 views / Maintenance And Support

Update Hex File For Flash Programming

Since the world is changing, so is our flash program firmware. We need to update our hex file in the flash program whenever a new ECO comes out. This is how to update the hex file embedded in the program and verify files. Use cuteftp to transfer the new hex file from computer to the […]