Our Condor MTS 505 flying probe tester requires no fixture and is therefore ideal not only for traditional production, but also for prototyping and low-volume production. Thanks to the four movable test heads it offers high adaptation depth and test coverage. The optional use of fixed test pins on the underside of the test object means you can also shorten the test time while increasing the test coverage. The Flying Probe test system is equipped with a digital color camera (CMOS) with GigE Vision interface to accurately determine the position of the probe and device under test (DUT). It is attached to one of the four test heads and contains optics, as well as lighting.
The board to be tested is manually placed in the tester using a front pull-out with two-handed locking. The bed rails feature adjustable tabs for automatically fixing the board. Magnetic fixing pins, support pins etc. can also be positioned on the base plate of the pull-out.
Our in-line tester can be fully integrated into your production line. The circuit board moves automatically over the conveyor inside the tester via an in- and outfeed. The module is clamped up towards the top for testing, so that the PCB thickness makes no difference for contacting. SMEMA-compatible connections are available for pre-heat and post-cool modules in your production line.
0-9 degree contacting
The test heads of our flying prober are attached to planar rotors and move on a testing axis – the so-called Z-axis. Software control allows the heads to meet the test point at a 0 or 9 degree angle.
If you approach a component at a 9° angle, this guarantees perfect contact and permits testing as close as possible to the component. With the 0°-setting you can ideally check test points between tall components or arched modules – thereby further increasing your test coverage.
The barcode scanner located directly on the test head is controlled by the test program and assigns the test result to the correct test object.
Soft landing function
Circuit boards are getting ever smaller and more complex, especially in high-tech communication areas such as automotive, medicine and the military. This means the test points are also getting smaller and more sensitive to scratches from the test pins. These are the reasons we developed the “soft landing” technology for our Condor flying prober.
The principle is simple: the head travels at normal speed towards the test component, but brakes 1-2 mm before arrival. The pin then arrives gently, precisely and at reduced speed at the test point, without scratching the board and hardly leaving a “footprint” behind.
With our soft landing function you can not only increase test coverage and testing accuracy, but also protect the board from scratches.
Our universal carrier for function modules
All function modules are plugged into our Universal Carrier Board (UCB) – with four slots available per carrier.
Universal control outputs
The MOC is our universal control module for a wide variety of tasks, such as controlling relays in the fixture.
Relays for free circuits
Our MRM is a relay card for universal connection of many kinds of signals.
The MRD permits connection of a programmable resistor to the test object.
Stimulate and measure voltages and currents
The MSM measures and stimulates precise voltages and currents through the six bus lines or interface pins.
Potential-free voltage source
The Universal Power Controller (UPC02) provides an independent potential-free voltage source for powering the test object, whereby the output voltage and current limiting are freely programmable.
Boundary Scan FPT
With the boundary scan upgrade to our Flying Probe the needles can act as virtual JTAT/Boundary Scan cells. This increases fault coverage, since now the conductor paths that otherwise could not be reached can also be tested.
The CAN-/LIN modules are standard interfaces for communication with the test object.
With the Programmer Modules you can make specific selections for onboard flash programming. Here we integrate for example programmers from Ertec, SMH, ProMik or Algocraft.
IEEE-, RS232-, USB-Modules
These functional modules have standardized PC interfaces for communicating with additional function test modules.
Fixture information for Condor
- Variant frontloader:
The interface consists of plug connectors (64-pin) – fixtures can be connected to them via cables.
- Variant In-line:
The interface consists of plug connectors (64-pin) – fixtures can be connected directly to them.
Handling trays for the flying prober
Are you confronted with the challenge of not having to test inline-capable PCBs? Do your boards fall below the clamping edge of three millimeters? Digitaltest solves the problem and manufactures individually for you suitable PCB carriers, so-called trays.
As a rule, modules on two parallel sides each at the top and bottom require a clamping edge of three millimeters. If the circuit boards are tested on one side in our frontloader, a clamping edge on two parallel sides as well as space for the variably adjustable clamping fingers on the other side of the board is sufficient. If these requirements are not met, our trays are a quick and easy solution. These frames are made individually for your printed circuit boards and thus allow the best possible testing on our Condor flying probe tester.
With this quickly deployable board handling system, your PCBs can be easily tested with our flying probe in front load as well as in in-line operation. Digitaltest has been using trays in its own production for a long time and has already manufactured such PCB carriers for many different types of electronic assemblies.