Testing is deeply embedded in our culture – we’re fastidious about testing and always build it into our design for manufacturing (DfM) procedure. This is soak testing (also known as 'burn-in').

Testing

Testing is deeply embedded in our culture.

We’re so fastidious about testing, more than 10 per cent of our workforce is directly concerned with testing.

Testing – along with quality components and build – is the only way you can have absolute certainty your product is going to be trouble free in the hands of your customers.

Does a microchip...?
Does a microchip or other critical component deep inside the box do its job?  The only way to be sure is to check every

Does a microchip or other critical component deep inside the box do its job?  The only way to be sure is to check every function of your product will work in the field.

Some of our customers are in the test equipment market, so we know how important testing is in the manufacturing process and why diligence and accuracy matter.

There is only one way to be sure, which is why we invest in sophisticated automated test equipment (ATE), RF, digital and analogue test devices, skilled operators and programs to test each component and its function to guarantee when delivered, your product works.

ATE systems reduce the amount of test time needed to verify a particular device works or to quickly find its faults before delivery.

Make it part of design for manufacturing
In the design and development of a new product, It can be easy to believe testing it, beyond the obvious ‘will it work’ and

In the design and development of a new product, It can be easy to believe testing it, beyond the obvious ‘will it work’ and seeing how it performs during customer trials, is something to finalise as part of the management sign it off.

Not so!

Testing should not be an afterthought, but incorporated into the design for manufacturing (DfM) procedure of your product’s build so appropriate tests can be made at each stage of manufacture.

Our test-development engineers will work with you to determine the best way to test your product, feeding testability into their DfM process.  This helps to drive down costs by making products easier to test throughout the production cycle – and reliable in the field.

Go / no go
Every printed circuit board (PCB) we make is automatically inspected as it leaves the production line – there’s no point in starting the product

Every printed circuit board (PCB) we make is automatically inspected as it leaves the production line – there’s no point in starting the product build if the basic element, the PCB, isn’t right.

Similarly, during the product assembly phase, our operators routinely use ‘go / no go’ test rigs.  Should a failure occur, we analyse why and correct the fault, saving considerable time and expense of redoing work later in the production process.

Complete functional and burn-in testing
We automatically test a wide range of electronic devices and systems, from simple components (resistors, capacitors, and inductors) to integrated circuits, PCBs and complex,

We automatically test a wide range of electronic devices and systems, from simple components (resistors, capacitors, and inductors) to integrated circuits, PCBs and complex, completely assembled electronic systems.

After testing at sub-assembly level, we can carry out:

  • Complete functional tests to verify the product against its design document(s) or specification(s).
  • Burn-in tests to ensure the product is suitable for its working environment.

The cost of functional / burn-in testing will depend on the level of sophistication you require and the complexity of your product.

Custom test equipment
Thorough product testing is one of the most important factors you should expect of an EMS provider. All our test equipment is calibrated to the

Thorough product testing is one of the most important factors you should expect of an EMS provider.

All our test equipment is calibrated to the highest standards, which puts a premium on accuracy, reliability and repeatability.

If required, we can also design and build customer-specific test equipment and formulate the appropriate procedures in hardware or software.

Qualified XJTAG developers
We use JTAG software as part of our test regime to ensure maximum testability of products in the shortest time. Our specialist team of trained

We use JTAG software as part of our test regime to ensure maximum testability of products in the shortest time.

Our specialist team of trained and qualified production test engineers use the XJTAG* development system to create software and hardware for debugging, testing and programming of PCBs throughout the product lifecycle.

Its boundary scan technology is particularly useful for very complex and/or small run projects when tightly packed PCBs populated with ball grid array (BGA) devices have to be tested.

Give us a call
Why not talk to one of our business development managers about your project and how we can help to bring your ideas to life?

Why not talk to one of our business development managers about your project and how we can help to bring your ideas to life? +44 (0) 1480 222 480.

If you would like to know more about the many benefits to you and your company from outsourcing to OSI Electronics UK, please go to the What we do page.

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Small print
XJTAG is a leading supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.1 compliant boundary scan development tools. Its JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) development system offers a

XJTAG is a leading supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.1 compliant boundary scan development tools. Its JTAG (Joint Test Action Group) development system offers a highly competitive solution for designers and developers of electronic circuits. XJTAG allows the circuit development and prototyping process to be shortened significantly through early test development, early design validation, fast development of functional tests and test re-use across circuits that use the same devices.