Pilot Next> series is the most versatile and complete line of automatic flying probers, offering the widest range of solutions and performances on the market for a Flying Probe tester for electronic boards. Solutions range from 4 to 8 test probes, to access simultaneously one or both sides of the board, which can be positioned either horizontally or vertically into the test system.
4 DIMENSIONS OF TESTING
Prototyping (NPI): when the board prototype is not yet completed and an assessment of prototype operation is required, the Flying Prober is fast and flexible, no fixtures or dedicated testbenches.
Production: the evolution of algorithms and test strategies featuring the VIVANext> series software release, make the Seica flying prober increasingly faster and usable in the production phase. Several test solutions are integrated, like the on board programming (OBP), optical inspection, thermal scan and possibility to add functional tests on the powered board, allow to combine and optimize the different manufacturing phases.
Repair: when the standard ICT tests are reduced or abandoned due to lack of accessibility and production relies on a final functional test, the Flying Probe can be a valuable repair tool, capable of providing a focused and efficient diagnostics. Against multiple faults detected on the board, evolved algorithms guide the technician to the most likely cause, managing and rationalizing what was once the repairer experience.
Reverse Engineering: The repair of boards coming from the field may be difficult, especially when the deisgn documentation is no longer available; the reverse engineering operation facilitate the rebuilding of board layout and schematics.