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Choosing the Test System Software Architecture - Application Note 
This application note is designed to help you quickly design a test system that produces reliable results and meets throughput requirements within budget. It explores the entire software development process, from gathering and documenting software requirements through design reuse considerations.

Application Note 2014-07-31

Problem with Subtype Learning When Used with the Connector Algorithm in R7.0 
5DX Technical Paper - Problem with Subtype Learning When Used with the Connector Algorithm in R7.0

Application Note 2013-10-29

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Enhanced Log Records for the Keysight Medalist In-Circuit Test System 
Track changes made to your i3070 test programs to improve success.

Application Note 2009-03-04

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Measurement Wizard Assistant software for ENA 
This application note explains how using MWA software on the ENA simplifies measurements and reduces the setup time of complicated measurements. It provides you with a step-by-step guide to the MWA and useful measurement tips for using the ENA and E5092A configurable multiport test set.

Application Note 2008-09-30

Procedure to backup ITF3.1.1 Database and DataStore and Restore Them in a New ITF Server with SQL200 
This document is targeted at users who are archiving historical data or migrating to a more powerful server utilized to run Keysight’s ITF.

Application Note 2008-07-28

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Troubleshooting Medalist Intelligent Test Framework Port Problems 
This document serves as a guide/reference to do preliminary analysis and troubleshooting when network/communication problems occur with the ITF server of the tester agent.

Application Note 2008-05-22

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Using Extended Calibration Software for Wide Bandwidth Measurements (AN 1443) 
This 16-page application note explains how to ensure accurate measurements with a vector signal analyzer using quick calibration methods.

Application Note 2008-05-22

Using the Auto Optimizer on the Keysight Medalist In-Circuit Test Systems  
Learn how to optimize throughput by using the auto optimizer tool.

Application Note 2008-05-03

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Using the Graphical Pin Locator on Keysight Medalist In-Circuit Test Systems 
Enhancing productivity is the end result when the graphical version of "find pins" is utilized. This tool is called pin locator and is part of the Operator GUI Browser in version 7.0.

Application Note 2008-05-03

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Using the VISA COM I/O API in .NET - Application Note 
The Microsoft .NET architecture has many features that make it an excellent environment for Test & Measurement programmers. VISA COM I/O is an update of the older VISA C API to work in and with COM technology.

Application Note 2007-03-16

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Considerations for Surface Map Setup 
The concept of delta-Zs is perhaps the most difficult thing to understand about the surface map process.

Application Note 2006-08-08

 
SEMI S2 Standard Modifications for Keysight 3070 and Related Equipment 
This document describes three items pertaining to the Keysight 3070 and the SEMI S2 standard. Each of them is related to a variance with the SEMI standard.

Application Note 2006-06-15

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In-circuit Testing of Low Voltage Devices 
Core technical document summarizing issues regarding the testing of low voltage devices on the 3070 and i5000, including updated Safeguard information.

Application Note 2005-05-25

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Testing FPGullwing Misalignment Across the Pad 
A technique is described which enables detection of misalignment of gullwing joints across the joint using duplicate components and FPGullwing Misalignment.

Application Note 2004-12-08

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Handling Surface Mapping with Varying Board Construction 
This paper describes a method for dealing with lot-to-lot or supplier-to-supplier variations in board construction. Often the variations in board construction result in different color boards which otherwise cause problems with surface mapping.

Application Note 2004-12-02

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Understanding the PCAP Polarity Reject Signal 
This paper describes the algorithm used to determine if polarized capacitors are properly oriented.

Application Note 2004-12-02

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Understanding and Configuring the 5DX Selftest and Black/White Level Tests 
This paper discusses the theory and practice of 5DX automatic compensation tools, Selftest and gray level correction.

Application Note 2004-12-01

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PNA Automation - Software Application Development (1408-13) 

Application Note 2004-09-13

5DX Virus Protection Software Policy 
Keysight recognizes that customers require data protection for their PC workstations and computer controlled manufacturing equipment such as the 5DX Test System and associated workstations.

Application Note 2004-08-26

 
Discharge on Unpowered Keysight 3070 Systems 
This paper is applicable to both powered and unpowered Keysight 3070 systems, but does not explain how a discharge routine is created on an Unpowered system.

Application Note 2003-06-13

 
Non-Volatile Memory Programming on the Keysight 3070 
The trend in non-volatile memory, like the general trend in electronic products, is to increase capability, reduce size, reduce cost, and get the final product to market faster than the competition.

Application Note 2003-05-29

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Testing Transformers on Unpowered Systems 
This paper explains how to test basic analog parts, using unpowered systems.

Application Note 2003-03-21

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System Issues in Boundary-Scan Board Test 
While Boundary-Scan is a powerful test tool, test engineers are finding out that yesterday's DFT rules and test approaches may actually be detrimental to successfully testing systems on a board.

Application Note 2003-01-28

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New Features in Version 5.0 Software for 3070 
Typically, when Keysight's Manufacturing Test Division introduces a new software revision for its flagship 3070 In-Circuit Tester, it only communicates with customers about the major new features.

Application Note 2003-01-28

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Design for Testability - Test for Designability 
This paper addresses testability considerations, both physical and logical, and focuses on both the new constraints and the new freedoms of modern manufacturing test in the ever-changing challenge.

Application Note 2003-01-28

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