LONDON Barric, a contract electronics manufacturer, has installed a XJTAG boundary scan test system at its 12,000sq ft production facility at Diss in Norfolk.
Barric says that the XJTAG (Cambridge, England) system has increased production yields increase and Simon Bayley, technical director at Barric, said, “The XJTAG system is an excellent and highly versatile product which has transformed the way we test complex printed circuit boards populated with BGA devices. We can now test our boards in a matter of minutes rather than hours and we have reduced the number of more complex board faults.”
Barric provides a range of electronics manufacturing services from prototyping and new product introductions through to printed circuit assembly, system build and repair. The company offers low volume, high mix, high-technology manufacturing and specialises in prototyping as well as short run and batch production of printed circuits.
Sarah Green, test engineer at Barric, said, “We manufacture a dozen or so different development boards for one Cambridge-based company and work closely with their designers to ensure that XJTAG is optimised to best effect. Using XJTAG, the designer or developer can automatically select or ‘pack’ all the relevant data for a particular board BSDL files, netlists, XJEase files, pin mapping files etc. and forward this to our production team. This streamlines the whole development process and ensures that the yields are kept high and that any recurring issues are looped back to the design stage for rectifying.”
Simon Bayley, technical director at Barric, with test engineer, Sarah Green.