SMT & Inspection | March 25, 2008

Agilent’s renounces need<br>for physical test points

Agilent unveiled a limited access solution for In-Circuit Test (ICT) users that eliminates the need for physical test points.
The new technology offers benefits that traditional VTEP test cannot provide. The new cover-extend technology is a hybrid between boundary scan and VTEP Vectorless Test.

Traditional VTEP tests require physical test points on the printed circuit board assembly for the injection of test stimulus signals. The new technology relies on stimulus provided by boundary scan cells, which do not require physical test points.

“Cover-Extend addresses key concerns in today’s manufacturing environment – cost, coverage, quality and speed,” said Daniel Mak, vice president and general manager of Agilent’s Measurement Systems Division.


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