In-circuit test Systems - More than 30 years of Leadership

Keysight in-circuit test (ICT) solutions uphold the innovative spirit of bringing you technology for tomorrow's board test challenges. With over 30 years of ICT expertise, we continue to lead the industry with innovations that preserve your investments, even those from HP and Agilent days!

Electronics manufacturers for 5G, the internet of things (IoT), and the automotive and energy industries operate in a highly complex, globally-connected manufacturing environment. As manufacturing operations evolve, they require test systems that can provide high throughput, consistent and repeatable results to leverage the benefits of a "smart factory" environment in Industry 4.0.

At Keysight, we provide leading board test solutions for electronics manufacturers to address a wide range of Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) test access and coverage issues for today's complex printed circuit assemblies. We are pleased to introduce the i3070, an unparallel, in-line, and offline tester with a faster silicon nail and boundary-scan feature that increases test speed by up to 40%, and the i7090, the world's first 20 core parallel tester

Keysight's i3070 Series 6 ICT supports a wide range of PCBA sizes for IoT, 5G, automotive, and energy applications. The unique design of i3070 minimizes undesired effects from parasitic capacitance, improves immunity to crosstalk, and eliminates stray signal coupling, resulting in a much consistent and repeatable measurement.

Whether it's high-speed or high-power devices on increasingly miniaturized PCBAs that give you little test accessibility, or the growing popularity of flexible PCBx that introduce their own set of challenges, you can rely on Keysight to be your board and functional test partner from design to manufacturing.

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In-circuit Test > i3070 Systems

In-circuit Test > i3070 Systems

Keysight i3070 In-Circuit Test (ICT) Systems enable 20% more output with unparalleled test coverage and robustness, extending the performance of the world's most proven In-Circuit Test System.

Automated ICT Systems

Automated ICT Systems

With 30+ years of automated in-circuit test experience, Keysight offers the most complete inline automated in-circuit test solutions. Including internally and externally integrated inline handlers in the smallest form factor.

i7090 Massively Parallel Board Test System

i7090 Massively Parallel Board Test System

Keysight i7090 Board Test System is the world's first massively parallel board test system with up to 20 cores for parallel board testing on multiple printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs). Learn more!

nanoVTEP Vectorless Test Applications

nanoVTEP Vectorless Test Applications

Keysight Vectorless test solution with a miniaturized amplifier to help improve test coverage. Less on-floor space required with 60% smaller footprint compared to other vectorless test products.

x1149 Boundary Scan Analyzer

x1149 Boundary Scan Analyzer

Keysight New x1149 Boundary Scan Analyzer is a tool for electrical structural tests. It is a powerful boundary scan from JTAG Technologies with a programming tool based on IEEE 1149.x standards.

i1000 In-Circuit Test Systems

i1000 In-Circuit Test Systems

Keysight i1000 in-circuit test (ICT) system is a low-cost in-circuit test solution that comes with digital testing capabilities while maintaining its original low-cost fixture solution.

3070AF ICT i3070 Accessories

3070AF ICT i3070 Accessories

View ICT i3070 fixture accessories ranging from fixture kits to vectorless test items like nanoVTEP . You can conveniently select items/parts to request for a QuickQuote.

Utility Card: Flash Programming Applications

Utility Card: Flash Programming Applications

Enable high-performance in-system flash programming (ISP) with Keysight utility card.

System Uptime Support Services

System Uptime Support Services

Professional, localized uptime support and end-to-end services that address real-world manufacturing challenges.

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Faster Time-to-market Products with DFT Enablement

Design for Test (DFT) on printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) is a design step to ensure that the new product will achieve the high-quality product in reduced time by providing success of the product from the design stage to high volume manufacturing. The cycle-time reductions are the result of designed-in testability, which eliminates iterative redesigns resulting from poor design practices.

Emerging technologies are continuously evolving from 5G to 6G, Internet of Things, Autonomous Vehicle, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Virtual Reality (VR). All of this presents a challenge during the design and manufacturing testing stages, especially in ensuring the high test coverage for the ever-changing miniaturization of PCBAs.

Common High-Speed PCBA Design Issues and Solutions

Signal integrity issues in high-speed PCB design become more common as device operating frequency increases. While high-speed simulation and interconnection tools can help designers solve some problems, more experienced and industry-wide exchanges are required. This is a list of some of the more prevalent issues.

 

Growing of high-speed PCBAs design

  • Due to the impedance sensitivity of high-speed traces, it is not possible to add test probes.
  • Without these test probes, it is impossible to conduct adequate testing of component interconnects.

Smaller and higher complexity PCBAs

  • Electronics are becoming more complex and PCBAs are shrinking in size.
  • The growth of electronics complexity is making the PCBAs denser and reducing the room to add test access points.
 
Solution
 
Follow the DFT guidelines provided in the link below to help you address the issues listed above. 
 

The growing complexity of ICs and miniaturization

  • As consumers demand smaller and slimmer portable products, the demand for smaller silicon nodes also increases, cramming more Semicon technologies into the same sized IC package.
  • Most integrated circuits (ICs) are now complex Systems-on-Chip. Non-intrusive silicon node testing at the PCBA level is critical for reducing No-Trouble-Found issues on these complex ICs..
 

Solution

Refer to the Application Note below for more information on how to achieve testability on these complex PCBAs.

IEEE 1687 – Silicon Test to Board Test

EXTEND YOUR CAPABILITIES WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS

The Keysight Board test system software is feature-rich and explicitly designed for PCBA Manufacturing Test. These tools ensure the success of Boundary Scan testing at all stages of the product life cycle, from design to prototyping, NPI, and high volume production runs. 

DFT Analysis Tool

DFT analysis tool is available as part of the x1149 SW. This tool provides insights into how well the DFT on the PCBA is performing in terms of ensuring high test coverage. Below is the link to the software application. 

Keysight x1149 Boundary Scan Analyzer Software Release

 

ICT Software

ICT is the most commonly used board manufacturing test in the manufacturing production line. To see what kind of test coverage you can get, click on the link below to download the i3070 ICT Software.

Keysight i3070 Software Release

 

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