|[March 24, 2014]
Teradyne Debuts Six New TestStation Solutions at IPC APEX EXPO 2014
NORTH READING, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NYSE:TER), a leading supplier of PCB production test solutions,
today debuted 6 major TestStation
printed-circuit board (PCB) systems and options at IPC
APEX EXPO 2014.
New products include:
- The TestStation Multi-Site in-line and off-line systems for
high-volume or panelized PCB test;
- The TestStation High-Speed Automated PCB Handling system for inline
- The TestStation LX2™ System, with up to 15,360 hybrid test points for
single insertion test of complex PCBs;
- The TestStation High-Density Channel card featuring 512 I/O pins for
improved test economics; and
- TestStation V.7 software suite for improved performance of installed
and new TestStation Systems.
TestStation Multi-Site Inline and Offline
Teradyne's (News - Alert) new Multi-Site systems deliver full parallel test of multiple
boards, providing step-function improvements in system productivity and
cost of test. A single Multi-Site system delivers the equivalent
productivity of two or more conventional MDA (News - Alert)/ICT systems, with half of
the recurring cost of operators, fixtures and factory overhead.
These new Multi-Site systems are configured for automated in-line, and
manual off-line use. TestStation in-line systems feature a
'Zero-Footprint' design that mates to automated PCB handlers with no
incremental floorspace consumed. TestStation offline systems deliver
twice the productivity of conventional systems while using up to 70% less
factory space and power provisioning.
TestStation Automated PCB Handling System
The new TestStation Automated Handling system minimizes the costly dwell
time of traditional solutions. The Handling systemcan deliver
mechanical board transport cycle-times of under six seconds with full
dual-site test support and an 850mm wide footprint while
consuming less than a square meter of costly production floorspace.
Short dwell time and multiple test sites allow the system to produce
more and idle less, thereby maximizing tester and downstream equipment
TestStation LX2™ and 128HD™ High-Density
The new TestStation LX2 system, configured with new 128 High-Density
(128HD) channel cards, can test complex boards requiring up to 15,360
hybrid test points in a single insertion -with full analog, digital,
boundary scan and in-system programming capability. Each 128HD card
delivers 512 hybrid test pins, doubling test system pin counts of the
existing TestStation footprint. Previously, complex circuit boards
required separate analog, digital and scan test workflows. Each test
workflow drove individual test systems, multiple test fixtures, and
separate operators, which increased recurring costs. A single LX2 with
128HD cards combines these test flows into a single, full test
performance test insertion, dramatically reducing production test times,
recurring test costs, and delivering step-function time-to-market
TestStation Version 7 Software
TestStation Version 7 software delivers new panelization,
variant-management, multi-site test, and ease of development and debug
improvements to TestStation customers. It introduces
Self-Service-Licensing to permit users to manage tester instrument and
option resourcing at their local site, maximizing ICT equipment
utilization and lowering the cost of test further.
"Teradyne's R&D efforts are focused on innovations that substantially
reduce the test cost and time-to-market for high-mix, high-volume and
high-complexity circuit board testing," said John Arena, Product Line
Manager, Teradyne Production Board Test Group. "These new TestStation
systems and options fundamentally change the cost of test equation,
directly reducing recurring operating costs for our customers."
The new TestStation products will be introduced at Booth #2183 during IPC
APEX EXPO 2014 to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 25-27,
2014. IPC (News - Alert) APEX EXPO is North America's premier conference and exhibition
for the electronic interconnect industry.
family offers the industry's broadest range of cost and performance
options for performance in-circuit and functional test of high volume
circuit boards. The TestStation Multi-Site architecture extends the
TestStation performance to deliver simultaneous, parallel test for
complete analog and digital in-circuit test with functional test,
boundary scan, flash programming and parametric test options.
For more information on the TestStation family, visit http://info.teradyne.com/teststation-multi-site.
(NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of Automatic Test Equipment used to
test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex
electronic systems which serve consumer, communications, industrial and
government customers. In 2013, Teradyne had sales of $1.43 billion and
employs approximately 3,800 people worldwide. For more information,
Teradyne (R) is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and
other countries. All product names are trademarks of Teradyne, Inc.
(including its subsidiaries).
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