PCB Contract Board Testing

PCB Board Testing



You need to test your printed circuit boards (PCB) but you don’t have the time, the staff or the equipment to do so? Don’t worry, we can do it for you! Whether your PCB is at prototype stage or being produced in small to medium quantities.

You don’t have to invest time and money into training your staff and/or buying the right equipment, because we have already done that for you!

Just send us your PCB design and/or the finished PCB’s and we will take care of the rest!

What we can offer you

  • Deliver the most efficient test program for your PCB design.
  • A report for the expected test coverage.
  • Extensive testing of your PCB’s.
    • Functional testing.
    • In-Circuit testing.
    • Flying Probe testing.
  • Integration of Boundary Scan (JTAG).
  • Fully detailed error report in .pdf or paper format.
  • Statistical Analysis.

Functional Testing

Functional testing is a testing method to as the name already implies, tests the function of a PCB. The functions are tested by feeding the PCB a predefined input and examining the output values. These values can be compared to what is expected and if they fit within the pre-set parameters.

Pro’s

  • Fast
  • Cheap
  • Tests if functions are working

Con’s

  • Doesn’t detect all failures 
  • Doesn’t test individual components
  • Doesn’t test active components

In-Circuit Testing (ICT)

In-Circuit testing is a probing test which will test individual components on the printed circuit board. This can be done through a bed of nails type test fixture or through a fixtureless test setup (Flying Probe).


Fixture Testing

Fixture testing is best suited for stable products (don’t change in design often) and higher volume production.

Pro’s

  • Fastest
  • Can detect errors on individual component level
  • Can test passive and active components

Con’s

  • Fixture needed
  • Limited test coverage if PCB design didn’t take into account design for testing
  • Hard to adjust if PCB changes. The hardware (fixture) has to be edited


Flying Probe Testing

Flying probe testing is best suited for new product introduction (NPI), prototyping, PCB’s that change often in design and small to medium volume productions.

Pro’s

  • No fixture needed
  • Can detect errors on individual component level
  • Can test passive and active components
  • Easy to adjust if PCB changes. Software can easily be edited or automatically generated by CAD data.


Con’s

  • Limited test coverage if PCB design didn’t take into account design for testing
  • Number of components on PCB defines the total test time (more components means longer test time)

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Geoffrey Raetsen

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