Meeting the Needs of OEM Applications: Everett Charles Technologies’ Battery Probes

ECT’s battery probes are specifically designed for the OEM markets

Everett Charles Technologies’ versatile line of battery interconnect spring probes provides design flexibility to meet your performance, cost, and assembly requirements. ECT battery probes are used in a wide range of applications including docking stations, data transmission, PCB interposers, and contacts for connector assemblies for medical, mil/aero, transportation and more.

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Breakthrough Scalability for Automotive Device Test

New Diamondx VI1x Instrument Enables High Multi-site Automotive and Industrial Device Testing

Automotive power electronics IC’s are complex and have stringent test requirements. Typically this limits how many IC’s can be tested in parallel, and thus inhibits the cost-effectiveness of modern highly parallel manufacturing test strategies. The Diamondx platform, with a range of power and automotive instrumentation featuring SmartMux, breaks this barrier and enables maximum efficiency.  VI1x is the latest member of this family of instruments, and it offers the right balance between uncompromising measurement quality and highest parallel test efficiency.  Leveraging a proven fully discrete channel design, the VI1x delivers up to 100mA in the +/-60V range and up to 300mA in the +/-20V range, while offering force and measure current accuracy as low as 1.2nA.  With a 64 channel SmartMux topology, the VI1x dramatically reduces loadboard PCB complexity, speeding time to market and reducing cost and risk associated with leading-edge automotive and industrial power management devices.

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ECT Adds VG Mass Interconnect Products to its Extensive Product Line

A reliable and cost-effective method of interconnect between instrumentation and device under test

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) is proud to announce the addition of VG mass interconnect products to its already impressive catalog. VG mass interconnect is a series of modular test system interface products that allow quick connection of a DUT (device under test) to a custom test system. VG series is commonly used to provide a reliable and cost-effective method of interconnect between instrumentation and DUT in the functional test of printed circuit board assemblies and sub-assemblies and in system level test.

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atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit at IPC APEX Show 2019

Leading test solutions for bare boards

atg Luther & Maelzer to exhibit its innovative A8a Automatic Bare Board Flying Probe Test System at IPC APEX EXPO 2019, which is scheduled to take place on January 29 – 31, 2019, at the Convention Center in San Diego, CA.

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Unprecedented Performance in High Temperature Test

Cohu’s intelligent cDragon Contactor ideally supports final testing at temperature and speed

Cohu’s new cDragon combines advanced test features at temperatures from -55 °C to +155 °C with best RF capabilities and an innovative pin design for highest test yield and low cost of ownership. The closed-loop Intelligent Contactor Option controls the required conditions for the device under test (DUT). cDragon’s compatibility with existing setups allows for fast and easy conversion.

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2018 – A year of Innovation for ECT: Leading Edge Products and User-Friendly Electronic CAD Download Released

In the last twelve months Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) substantially enhanced its product portfolio by releasing new products for RF test and board marking and by adding the VG product line from the Fixture Test Group. ECT also joined the GrabCAD community to facilitate access to ECT product drawings.

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High-Volume Manufacturing Testing of 5G Power Amplifiers

Keysight and Cohu Extend Collaboration

Cohu co-authored a press release with Keysight on the integration of Keysight’s 5G NR Signal Studio and PXI modular instruments with Cohu’s HVM radio frequency (RF) test tools (click here to read the press release). The press release highlights the collaboration of the two companies developing an integrated solution, which simplifies correlation of measurement test results between design validation and manufacturing test.

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Cohu Completes Acquisition of Xcerra

POWAY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 1, 2018– Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Xcerra Corporation. The combination creates a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, and printed circuit board test with a breadth of products that are unmatched in the industry.

“The acquisition of Xcerra accelerates our strategy to diversify our product offerings and customer base, expanding Cohu’s addressable market to approximately $5 billion across semiconductor test and handling equipment, thermal subsystems, test contacting, vision inspection, MEMS and PCB test. This combination also further strengthens our ability to fully capitalize on the growth opportunities in our key target markets of automotive, industrial, IoT and communications,” said Luis Müller, Cohu’s President and CEO. “Although softening in the mobility market combined with current geopolitical uncertainty are creating near-term headwinds, we remain confident about the long-term growth opportunities in these markets as well as our ability to deliver on our synergy goals and to profitably grow Cohu in the years ahead,” added Müller.

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