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Publication Date: 03/1/2009
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A New Approach to Using Boundary Scan

Board-level production test equipment, such as in-circuit testers, using third-party boundary scan tools, have gained in popularity. Such integration often provides little benefit over standalone boundary scan systems. While some of those solutions provide improved test coverage by ...Read More
Automating Telecom Connector Assembly

Manufacturers of high-density telecommunication connectors have, for the last several years, been constantly redesigning their products in a race to satisfy ever higher demand for increased data transmission capabilities (baud rates). When one major manufacturer was ready to design ...Read More
Combining Board Cleaning and Testing

The U.S. space agency NASA has some of the most stringent electronics requirements in existence, and for good reason. NASA people still shudder over the most tragic example ever of a suspected circuit board cleanliness failure — January 27, 1967, when a circuit assembly in an Apollo ...Read More
Justifying AOI and Automated X-Ray

Two of the guiding philosophies for the implementation of test and inspection technologies are prevention and detection. Prevention places the priority on process control and elimination of defects by implementing corrective action. Detection focuses inspection efforts on ensuring that ...Read More
Sunstone and National Instrument Collaborate; Simplify PCB Prototyping

Mulino, OR — Sunstone Circuits® has joined forces with National Instruments (NI) to offer an integrated PC board prototype and quick-turn design environment, enabling NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard customers to easily order prototype PC boards via the Sunstone ECOsystemsm Design Environment.  ... Read More
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