Pilot V8 Double-sided Flying Prober
Pilot V8 Double-sided Flying Prober Description:
The Pilot V8 represents the latest frontier in flying probe test technology, and is the complete solution for those who want maximum performance: the highest test speed, test coverage and flexibility, whether they are testing prototypes, manufacturing lots, or repairing any type of board.
With 8 electrical flying test probes (4 on each side), 2 Openfix flying probes (1 on each side) 2 power flying probes (1 on each side) and 2 CCD cameras (1 on each side), the Pilot V8 has 14 mobile resources available to test the UUT, all included in a vertical, very compact and robust architecture, making Pilot V8 unique in its genre.
The vertical architecture of the V8 is the optimum solution for probing both sides of the UUT simultaneously, for increased test throughput and flexibility and guaranteeing precise, reliable and repeatable probe contact. Its multiple flying probes can also execute parallel tests on two UUTs at the same time, effectively doubling test capacity with respect to a 4-probe system. The mobile power probes are another important innovation which enable the power up the UUT without requiring any additional, fixed cables, allowing the easy implementation of functional test.
In addition, with its full complement of test resources, the Pilot V8 can utilize the test programs developed on any other Seica flying probe system, since it has the capability to operate in every possible mode (2 or 4 probes on a single side or on both sides).
The test tools and techniques of the PILOT V8 include:
- FNODE signature analysis on the nets of the UUT
- Standard analog and digital in-circuit test
- Vectorless tests (JSCAN and OPENFIX), to test ICs for opens and shorts
- PWMON net analysis with power on the board
- Continuity test to detect open tracks on the PCB
- Visual tests for component presence/absence and rotation
- Optional functional test and boundary scan test capabilities
- On Board Programming tools for digital devices
Of course all of these measurement capabilities and techniques can be combined in a single test program, and important innovations such as the “net-oriented”, FNODE and PWMON measurement techniques provide high fault coverage with significant savings in terms of programming and test time. In addition, with its full complement of test resources, the Pilot V8 can utilize the test programs developed on any other Seica flying probe system, since it has the capability to operate in every possible mode (2 or 4 probes on a single side or on both sides).
The PILOT V8 is based on the Seica VIP platform, which includes the innovative VIVA software. Test program development is organized in 3 simple steps: “Prepare”, “Verify” and “Test”, where the user is guided through a series of automated operations in an intuitive, self-explanatory environment, drastically reducing programming time and practically eliminating the possibility for error and omissions, consequently ensuring the quality of the final test program. For special application, the extremely open architecture of the VIP platform enables easy integration of external software modules and/or hardware, such as via RS232, USB ports or GPIB and PXI/VXI protocols.
Pilot V8 Double-sided Flying Prober was added in Oct 2011
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