Confirming quality and identifying early issues
Before you decide on testing your boards, you need to ask yourself a few questions: What happens if there was a design issue? What if there was a faulty component? How do I make sure small errors don’t create huge consequences?
When Conelec tests your product, we check for existing errors and potential design flaws early on. We find testing to always be worthwhile, especially if quality long-term matters.
The biggest distractor from testing is obviously the extra cost. If you have a small production run, you may not be able to squeeze testing into the budget. In most cases, testing early on while save you money long-term. Optimizing vulnerable components early and making sure to adapt production in advance, will reduce rejection rate and defective products.
Think about testing as early as the design stage
During your design phase, thinking about the testability of your product should be an important focus. Using a “Design for Test” methodology, you can influence design and make sure you’ll meet test requirements early on. Something like setting additional test points and using push-down resistors on inputs and outputs.
Think about traceability and life cycles
Even if you’re just doing a prototype, you should be testing, ideally, for a product’s individual life cycle. A prototype strategy would be quite different from, say, a bigger volume run in the future.
Another factor would be determining which tests make sense for your product early on. Will it just be a functional test? Could it also be:
AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection)
AXI (Automated X-Ray Inspection)
ICT (In-Circuit Test)
Flying Probe Tests
When deciding which test will work best, having an in-depth knowledge like Conelec test engineers, will work in your favor for creating a thorough process for the future. Our methodology is to make everything easy for you. You imagine, you create and we manufacture it. Our test engineers will work with you to help explain and understand in detail our testing procedures.
During the process, you’ll have visibility to the whole production process (not just testing) and be able to calculate costs of testing and also assess potential risks.
Test now and enjoy peace-of-mind later.
To us, Everything Matters.
We put an enormous amount emphasis on individual testing strategies and providing our customers with our decades of experience in the process. We want to make sure that turnkey means turnkey. That means not just producing your amazing product, but making sure from manufacturing to shelf, your product is perfect.