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Press preview for Seica SpA for SMT Nuremberg Show, April 2013, 16th to 18th , Booth # 7-618

Apr 06, 2013

The MINI Line Systems, ATE is suitable to implement and manage different stages of test such as; In-circuit test, Functional test, on-board programming and Boundary-Scan test

The MINI Line Systems, ATE is suitable to implement and manage different stages of test such as; In-circuit test, Functional test, on-board programming and Boundary-Scan test

the Compact Line includes systems dedicated to in-circuit test, on-board programming of digital devices, functional and end-of-line board testing (EOL), with the possibility of having a manual or fully automated UUT loading/downloading system.

the Compact Line includes systems dedicated to in-circuit test, on-board programming of digital devices, functional and end-of-line board testing (EOL), with the possibility of having a manual or fully automated UUT loading/downloading system.

The Pilot V8 is equipped with 8 electrical flying test probes (4 on each side), 2 Openfix flying probes (1 on each side) and 2 high definition cameras (1 on each side to allow inspection of the smallest components), and 2 power probes (1 on each side) for a total of 14 mobile resources available to test the UUT.

The Pilot V8 is equipped with 8 electrical flying test probes (4 on each side), 2 Openfix flying probes (1 on each side) and 2 high definition cameras (1 on each side to allow inspection of the smallest components), and 2 power probes (1 on each side) for a total of 14 mobile resources available to test the UUT.

Seica SpA,  supplier of automatic test systems and production solutions will showcase the following new systems at SMT 2013

The Compact Line

Like all of Seica’s solutions, the Compact Line  software and hardware are based on the core proprietary VIP platform that can be specialized for multiple applications. , It includes systems dedicated to in-circuit test, on-board programming of digital devices, functional and end-of-line board testing (EOL), with the possibility of having a manual or fully automated UUT loading/downloading system. The solutions find one of the major application in the automotive industry, supporting the customer in reaching the best quality targets. In addition, visitors will be able to view a wide range of application solutions on the different systems, including test fixtures and programs implemented in Seica proprietary VIVA software and/or NI Labview/TestStand* environment, which is 100% compatible with the COMPACT systems’ hardware architecture. This is a unique opportunity for a closer look and a hands-on experience of Seica’s capabilities of specializing ATE according to the client requirements, while maintaining the compatibility of fixtures and programs across the entire system range. The Compact line is fully compliant with lean production guidelines typical of the WCM standard, widely used in different sectors of today’s global industrial production environments.
We will showcase the ‘MULTIversion, a combi-tester (ICT/FCT) which can be configured customer-specific to any applications required. This configuration is recommended for pre-functional, functional and combinational testing. The versatility and scalability of the Compact MULTI system is perfectly suited for the integration of external instrumentation.

Pilot V8 Flying Probe

The Pilot V8 is an innovative technology that offers maximum performance in regards to high test speed, increasing test coverage while maintaining an important level offlexibility.  The system’s vertical architecture is the optimum solution for probing both sides of the UUT simultaneously.  This feature guarantees fast, precise, reliable and repeatable probing; it also allows for full availability of all the mobile resources for testing the UUT. Foot print reduction is an additional benefit that the system can offer.

The Pilot V8 is equipped with 8 electrical flying test probes (4 on each side), 2 Openfix flying probes (1 on each side) and 2 high definition cameras (1 on each side to allow inspection of the smallest components), and 2 power probes (1 on each side) for a total of 14 mobile resources available to test the UUT.  The mobile power probes enable power up of the UUT without requiring any additional fixed cables, allowing easy implementation of functional test.  The Pilot V8 system with its ability for dual sided probing and advanced software tools allow it to be used in the repair environment to help bring your faulty boards back into the supply chain and also quickly help diagnose boards coming back from the field.  In addition, the ‘reverse engineering’ capability allows for the easy schematic generation of boards that are missing CAD, schematics, and net lists.

The tools and techniques of the Pilot V8 include:

  • Full ICT testing capabilities
  • FNODE signature analysis on the nets of the UUT
  • Standard analog and digital in-circuit test
  • Vectorless tests to test ICs for opens and shorts
  • PWMON net analysis for power on the boards
  • Continuity test to detect open tracks on the PCB
  • Visual tests for component presence/absence and rotation
  • Functional test and boundary scan integrated test capabilities
  • On Board Programming tools for digital devices
  • Thermal Scan functionality
  • Reverse engineering
  • Schematic generation
  • Net list creation
  • X and Y drill data creation for fixture builds

The “power” of a complete ATE

Seica has created The MINI Line Systems, ATE suitable to implement and manage different stages of test such as; In-circuit test, Functional test, on-board programming and Boundary-Scan test.
The 19” standard chassis rack architecture enables the use in a stand-alone configuration, but also an easy integration in existing cabinets or structures. All the test resources are available via connectors, which makes it extremely easy to interface with any type of fixture receiver.

SEICA, with over 26 years of experience has created a wide range of modules, and today its expertise is fully deployed in the testers of MINI line which makes the concept of “open system”  extensively available both from the hardware and software perspective.   All the system resources are equipped with drivers enabling their control via off-the-shelf software such as, LabView ©, TestStand ©, Visual Basic ©, and Seica Viva ©. The on-board programming can be performed both with a Seica universal module and by managing off-the-shelf programmers. In addition, boundary-scan tests can be executed while  cameras can be managed for the most varied automated optical inspection requirements.

The MINI line consists of 2 systems, MINI 80 and MINI 200, featured by a different scalability, but can be equally configured and used in the different applications.


Seica S.p.A, founded in 1986, is a global supplier of automatic test equipment and selective soldering systems, with an installed base of more than 1000 systems on four different continents.  Seica offers completely automated, laser-based selective soldering solutions, as well as a complete line of test solutions, which include bed of nails and flying probe testers; which have the ability to perform manufacturing defect analysis, in-circuit tests, functional tests and optical tests of loaded boards, second and third level electronic modules and printed circuit boards. Seica S.p.A corporate headquarters is located in Italy, with offices in France, Germany, USA, and China, along with a worldwide distribution network.

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