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At the NI Week Conference in Austin Seica Will Debut the Pilot4D V8 HF, a Unique Solution Combining Flying Probe Technology and High Frequency Testing.

Aug 02, 2016

Using the very precise probing capabilities of the Pilot V8 system to contact even the smallest points (down to 008004 components), dedicated HF instrumentation has been integrated to provide the capability to verify HF signals up to 1.6 Ghz

Using the very precise probing capabilities of the Pilot V8 system to contact even the smallest points (down to 008004 components), dedicated HF instrumentation has been integrated to provide the capability to verify HF signals up to 1.6 Ghz

Seica will make take advantage of its debut at the annual NI Week conference in Austin (1-4 August 2016) for the world premiere of the Pilot4D V8 HF, a unique solution combining flying probe technology and High Frequency testing. Seica will also be showing another combinational test configuration, the MINI80 in a PXI rack, in booth 833 in the Main Exhibition Hall.

The push towards miniaturization in the electronics industry has left designers little or no room for test points, and the expansion of high frequency (HF) technologies has resulted in a growing need for test equipment which has the capability to verify these types of generally very small circuits. Up until now, flying probe test has provided a means to access boards even in the absence of dedicated test points but the additional need to measure HF signals poses a new challenge. Test engineers know that HF testing is not easy, even in the best of scenarios, which do not include flying probers.

Seica has been able to meet the challenge: using the very precise probing capabilities of the Pilot V8 system to contact even the smallest points (down to 008004 components), dedicated HF instrumentation has been integrated to provide the capability to verify HF signals up to 1.6 Ghz. The solution includes a number of hardware and software innovations to create the electrical conditions necessary to perform these high performance measurements, which include clock frequency, rise and fall times, setup and hold time of critical signals. The Pilot4D V8 HF on display will include the option of an integrated LabVIEW/TestStand software interface. The system also includes standard ICT test capability, enabling the Seica Pilot4D V8 HF to offer a unique combination of ICT, functional and HF performances.


Founded in 1986, Seica S.p.A. is a global supplier of automatic test equipment and selective soldering systems, with an installed base of more than 1800 systems on 4 different continents. Seica offers a complete line of test solutions, including bed of nails and flying probe testers able to perform MDA, in-circuit and full functional tests of assembled electronic boards and modules and printed circuit boards, as well as laser-based selective soldering systems for electronic board manufacturing and a full range of test application services. Company headquarters are located in Strambino, Italy, with direct offices in France and USA, Germany and China, supported by a vast distribution network covering the rest of the world.

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