The Factory Efficiency solution will be showcased at
Factory Efficiency tools enable three key improvements for testing wireless devices in high-volume production environments:
Fixture Health Check — Fixture Health Check increases the up-time of each test station by detecting wear-and-tear or other signal integrity problems between the tester and the device under test before these faults result in yield or test quality issues. If a problem with a test setup is detected, the factory operator is immediately notified that test station maintenance is required, and also indicates which tester connection has the fault ... potentially saving several hours of lost productivity due to poor test yield and test station troubleshooting.
|DUT Sense — A common cause of test failure in the factory is a poor connection to the antenna(s) of the device being tested (DUT) when the device is placed in the test fixture improperly. This costs time and can result in false failures. DUT Sense detects these types of failures and alerts the operator immediately that the device being tested is not properly set in the fixture.
|Automatic Path Loss Calibration — Automatic Path Loss Calibration can reduce the standard test station calibration times from minutes down to seconds, and eliminates the requirement for costly external measurement equipment and specialized operators. This enables an entire factory floor of test stations to be calibrated at the same time, saving time, labor, and calibration equipment cost.
Schmidek added, “In wireless device manufacturing, time truly is money. The capabilities made possible by our Factory Efficiency tools will enable our customers to save hours of labor on the factory floor each day, better utilize their test equipment, and deliver high quality products into their customers’ hands.”
LitePoint will be demonstrating the Factory Efficiency tools and other
wireless test solutions for both cellular and connectivity devices at
LitePoint Factory Efficiency features are available now for the IQxstream and IQxel-M family of products.
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