Agilent Technologies expands in-circuit tester capabilities

Agilent Technologies announced a series of new capabilities on its low-cost U9401B model Medalist i1000D in-circuit test system for boosting productivity in the high-volume electronics manufacturing environment.

The new functional test suite on the i1000D ICT system includes the following.
External applications integration: This allows manufacturers to easily integrate new external applications onto the i1000D system. For example, manufacturers running tests for LEDs can now use the i1000D for current measurement and analysis of test results. Other application areas include integrity tests for automotive electronics boards and various consumer electronics products.

Customizable post-test actions: The i1000D can now be easily programmed to provide customized follow-up actions based on the pass/fail test results of the printed circuit board assemblies being tested. For example, automated prompts can be linked from the i1000D to external devices to separate defective boards from good ones. Audio and visual signals can also be incorporated to aid production operators with the necessary follow-up protocols.

Automatic board handler: Responding to various manufacturers’ requests for inline board
handling, the i1000D now offers an inline use model to boost throughput by 20 percent, and can be easily integrated into surface mount technology lines.

We have been working with customers across various electronics industries to broaden the
capabilities of the i1000D, and it is interesting to note the system has proven its own versatility,” said NK Chari, marketing director for Measurement Systems Division, Agilent.

Agilent Technologies recently introduced a new lower-priced entry-level 1.4-Gb/sec state mode option for the industry’s fastest logic analyzer, the Agilent U4154A.

The new option combines a state capture speed of 2.8 Gb/sec on 68 channels and 1.4 Gb/sec on
136 channels with scanning at 20 ps and 20 mV resolution, providing reliable capture data on eye openings as small as 160 ps by 160 mV.

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