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Base Socketed Probes

Socketless Probes Utilize a Small Base Socket

As the size of circuit boards continues to shrink, the demand grows for smaller probes to use on 0.075", 0.050", and even 0.039" centers. Smaller-diameter probes, however, are not only costly to manufacture, they also are less robust, easier to damage, harder to maintain, and tend to need replacing more often than larger probes, all of which drive up test costs. Smaller probes also offer fewer tip-style and spring-force options.

What is Testability?

Testability can best be described as the ease with which the functionality of any electronic product circuit or component can be determined to a desired degree of accuracy. To put it more simply, how easily can it be checked for performance to-spec throughout the entire product life cycle from product concept through design, manufacture, and service? How quickly can test programs be generated? How accessible are the test points? How comprehensive is the fault coverage?
Design for Testability

Circuit Board Design Files.

If possible, have your designer create a layer in the circuit board design files for test points and tooling pins. This will allow the creation of a DXF file specifically for the test pads and tooling pins. Example: file name of test.dxf. Although this is not necessary, it helps speed fixture design and reduce costs and the potential for fixture fabrication error.



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