Dual Stage Testing of Complex PCBAs: ECT’s Pneumatic Keysight 307x Fixtures


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Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) offers reliable and efficient test solutions for complex Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs) in low to high volumes. The ECT Pneumatic Actuated Keysight 307x In-Circuit Test Fixture meets the test requirement for PCBAs with high test point counts, single or dual side access, and dual stage testing.

The ECT Pneumatic Actuated Keysight 307x In-Circuit Test Fixture supports ESD safe test of complex PCBAs with 39 mil center-to-center test points. It allows for testing in two stages with 80% of the test contact occurring in the 2nd stage using long travel probes. These dual stage tests usually apply for ICs that also require cooling during power up testing.

Leveraging ECT’s unique fixture design and engineering skills, the optimized manufacturing process and quality controls, the Pneumatic Actuated Keysight 307x In-Circuit Test Fixture is a reliable test solution with consistent quality and short delivery times of less than 20 days, which supports the  fastest time to market of the end product.

Thomas Merline, Director of North America Sales, explains: “We continue to successfully complete multiple customer projects, deployed in North America and Asia, with this solution for the in-circuit test of complex PCBAs. Our solution fully met the expectations and provided our customers a reliable and efficient test at their contract manufacturing sites.”

About Everett Charles Technologies (ECT)

The Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) Fixtures and Services Group (headquartered in Singapore) is the world's leading manufacturer and customizer of fixtures for testing loaded printed circuit boards. ECT was the first to provide a patented ESD protection process to our fixture products and many other fixture technologies that are now considered “industry standard” including Zero-Flex, Guided Probe, Receptacle Alignment plates, and Board Stress Analysis. ECT is a company of Xcerra™ Corporation, which provides capital equipment, interface products, and services to the semiconductor, industrial, and electronics manufacturing industries. Xcerra Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources.  

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