Beyond Plug & Yield : first fully integrated test cell for sensors shipped
Early this year we shipped the first fully integrated test cell for a pressure sensor application consisting of handling systems, ATE and contactors including the pressure unit.
The test cell consists of Multitest equipment as well as third party equipment that has been integrated into this comprehensive set-up. Effectively, the customer only specified the overall test cell requirements in terms of test condition, yield and output. Our team then translated these requirements into specification for each individual test cell element with a strong focus on optimization of the overall functionalities, interactions and interdependencies. We finalized the process with mechanical and electrical quality check and a comprehensive buy-off including correlation validation prior to the shipment. The customer did not need to assign own resources for the integration process and the risk for him out of the project was minimized, as he got the test cell ready to be deployed.
Andy Ludwig, Product Manager, comments: “In this project the customer had to handle a fast ramp with a very small team. So relying on the Multitest experience for sensor test and test cell integration enabled his team to focus on their core tasks in production planning. This way getting an integrated, turn-key solution was a substantial success factor for the customer.”