Strategic partnership boosts test effectiveness -

Strategic partnership boosts test effectiveness

LONDON — ASTER Technologies (Cesson-Sevigne, France), a supplier of board-Level testability and test coverage analysis tools, and ITOCHU Corp. (Tokyo, Japan), a provider of flying probe test systems have formed a strategic partnership that enables ITOCHU to supply their TAKAYA flying probe tester customers with ASTER's TPQR for TAKAYA, the test coverage analysis tool.

TPQR for TAKAYA is a test coverage analysis tool that allows users to independently compute the test coverage provided by TAKAYA alone, or combined with other test/inspection equipments.

When the TAKAYA is combined with boundary-scan test equipment such as Acculogic, Asset, Corelis, Flynn, GOEPEL, JTAG Technologies or XJTAG, the TAKAYA test program is dynamically optimized by removing the redundant test steps. The flying probe test time could be reduced by a factor of 30 to 80 percent, increasing the throughput on the production line.

TPQR is built around the QuadView layout and schematic viewer, which allows users to visualize coverage at both device and pin level. This software imports the TAKAYA test program, computes the test coverage and generates detailed reports in HTML and MS-EXCEL format that provide precise, detailed and impartial international test coverage metrics, such as PPVS and PCOLA/SOQ.

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