Multitest InBaro confirmed as platform of choice
Multitest successfully introduced a new solution to their MEMS test and calibration portfolio: Multitest InBaro for high parallel test of barometric sensors. During a benchmark evaluation at a major European semiconductor manufacturer the InBaro specification outperformed the competition and was selected as the standard platform for test and calibration of their barometric sensor devices for consumer applications.
The InBaro provides a reliable multisite test and calibration solution for barometric pressure sensors and gas detection sensors for e.g. 144 and more devices in parallel with a maximum signal count of 2400 pins per insertion. It enables temperature test at a range form – 40°C up to +125°C with best temperature accuracy and stability. The InBaro standard configuration supports quick exchange between five pressure levels – more can be added on request. InBaro features absolute pressures up to 1,500 mbar. The InBaro can be upgraded to “InHumid” to expand the application to other environmental sensor devices.
As an addition to the Multitest InMEMS portfolio the InBaro continues the modular concept, which allows for highest flexibility and reuse of equipment. Based on the InStrip handler, which can process packages in strips or carriers, all InMEMS modules fully leverage the highly stable package handling and ease-of-operation to ensure production proven high throughput and overall equipment efficiency (OEE).
Andreas Bursian, Product Manager, comments: “With InBaro our focus is to provide a solution for high volume production of barometric pressure sensors. We understand the urgency in consumer application field for best productivity and return on investment to meet the volume and cost targets. The customer appreciates the production proven modular concept of InMEMS, which convinces with the ease of operation and low maintenance requirements. Based on the InMEMS architecture the InBaro set-up can be easily converted for other MEMS test applications. The ability to upgrade the InBaro to InHumid is in line with the anticipated developments in the consumer applications area.”
Multitest offers a variety of solutions for test and calibration of pressure sensors in strips or singulated. The portfolio ensures that the actual test requirements in terms of pressure level, package type and production volume will be matched.
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Multitest ATC for the MT2168 Pick-and-Place Handler
The Multitest ATC option for the MT2168 pick-and-place handler offers a most cost-efficient and flexible solution for managing low to medium range power dissipation at multisite test cells with up to 16 sites. Multitest ATC is an easy add-on to the standard MT2168, which can be mounted and demounted effortless. Multitest ATC is an affordable, reliable and flexible solution for test development and high volume production.
In the past power dissipation was recognized as an issue for high performance server, processor and graphic applications. Today package density and integration increases more and more to achieve higher speed and save space particularly in mobile applications. The power dissipation here is significantly less than in the high performance applications. However, thermal stress may damage the packages, temperature test may be distorted and test repeatability and yield lost. Additionally, there is a higher cost pressure for this market, which requires best cost of test configurations.
Multitest meets this need for managing power dissipation with the ATC add-on to the MT2168. No dedicated equipment is required, but all ATC functions are delivered by parts of the conversion kit. The operation is unchanged to a standard set-up and no dedicated training or spare part management is needed.
The Multitest ATC ensures highest flexibility. It can easily be mounted, demounted and changed to other MT2168 handlers in the field. Any standard MT2168 can be configured with this add-on, but will be available for standard test again once the add-on will be removed.
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