Automotive Electronics Test Engineering Challenges

Keysight's Automotive Electronics Functional Test Systems help automotive electronics manufacturers get their products to market faster by accelerating test system deployment. They utilize common architecture and core instrumentations to offer maximum flexibility to keep pace with the dynamic changes in the automotive electronic industry.

More and more electronic components are being integrated into today’s automobiles to ensure drivers’ welfare, comfort and convenience. The higher complexity requirements for the electronics invariably results in higher capability at final testing. However, the consumers expect these additional features to be included into their purchases at a minimum cost to them. Therefore, any manufacturing equipment in a production line has to balance between capital costs, fixed costs, through-put, time-to-market, development costs and cycle, deployment costs and support costs to minimize cost of test and ensure a profitable bottom line to the manufacturers. In addition, the test systems purchased has to be scalable and modular in order for the manufacturers to quickly modify for use in other product lines to maximize usage and ultimately improve the return-on-investment-capital (ROIC).

Keysight automotive electronics testing is a cost effective, robust and reliable test solution that gives you the lowest cost of ownership. In addition, the open architecture Test Exec SL gives you the flexibility to do just about anything you want.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Automotive Electronics Testing

What is automotive electronics testing?

Automotive and transportation industries use mechatronic control systems to deliver vehicle performance, ensure correct emissions, and provide comfort and safety features that customers demand. These are enabled by electronic control units (ECU) run by complex electronic circuitry. Hence ensuring these automotive electronics circuitry work as designed is an essential part of the manufacturing process.

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What are the common most automotive electronics testing methods used by manufacturers?

Tier 1 automotive electronics manufacturers have to ensure that the printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) they produce for the automakers meet critical performance levels. In-circuit test and functional test are the two key processes used on the manufacturing line to ensure electrical and functional integrity. Keeping a cap on the cost of test without compromising on test coverage is a vital part of the manufacturing test strategy.

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What are the key challenges of automotive electronics testing?

Today's automotive electronics test environment must support high voltage and current ranges, and be able to test ECUs in a high mix, low volume manufacturing environment.

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