EEVblog #552 – DFM Automated PCB Panel Testing

Dave demonstrates how to add testing capabilities to your PCB panel for easier production testing. Using an example of his new uCurrent design, and also a commercial product designed to be automatically ATE tested.
Essentially Part 3 of the PCB Design For Manufacture series.
uCurrent Test Jig HERE
Testing uCurrents HERE
Forum HERE

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  1. And how about creating another board in size of a panel (or a little bigger one to make pass/fail leds visible) with some kind of spring connectors touching unmasked testpoints on bottom layer of panelized boards? I would give ‘unlimited’ 😉 test connections count allowing for switching modes etc.
    With some kind of sliders you put a tested panel over it, , everything’s tested 😉
    Just a crazy idea 😀

  2. What about pogo pins fitted to a ppe or pom base with cables running to the test system?

  3. The pogo pins idea is called ICT (In-Circuit Test). The NRE is large enough that it is usually only used for volume production.

  4. Pogo pins soldered between a pair of pcbs (with spacers) would be much better.

  5. Dave, would you agree to share your AD component libraries?

  6. Dear i am also love electrical plz do some thing about ET.
    sikandar haidar from

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