Efficient Testing of Environmental Sensors

Multitest InBaro will expand test capacity at a European IDM

Multitest’s InBaro test module for barometric sensors continues to expand its footprint in the growing MEMS and sensor market. The Multitest InBaro was recently shipped on a repeat order to a major European semiconductor manufacturer expanding the capacity for testing barometric sensors. The increasing volumes associated with these types of sensors are driven mainly by consumer applications used to monitor their environment or aid in indoor navigation. The Multitest InBaro delivers a high return on investment because it offers the greatest flexibility and supports the most cost-efficient test and calibration, which is particularly important to meet the requirements of this fast-growing market.

InBaro is part of Multitest’s broad portfolio of InMEMS modules that work in combination with Multitest’s proven InStrip handler. It is designed according to Multitest’s modular concept for MEMS test and calibration, facilitating system conversion to other MEMS/sensor test applications, e.g. for gyroscope or microphone test. InBaro offers a high degree of flexibility. It can be upgraded to InHumid, which adds humidity and gas test capability to the barometric component thereby supporting highly-integrated environmental sensors.

InBaro-based systems are designed to switch very fast between various pressure levels. Therefore it is possible to efficiently test and calibrate the sensors at multiple pressure levels within a single insertion, ensuring fast test times even for comprehensive test cases.

The InBaro can be used in a Multitest InCarrier set up to support reliable and robust test handling of small MEMS packages, which are typical for environmental sensors in consumer applications.

Garbiela Born, Director InMEMS and IoT Products, comments: “We are proud of this repeat order. It confirms that the system meets the expectations of the customer. In addition to the small package handling capability, cost-efficiency and flexibility, which all are key performance factors of the players competing in this end market, the customer particularly recognized the temperature accuracy of the system.”

To learn more about the Multitest sensor test portfolio, please visit http://multitest.com/sensor

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

Four new members in the ECT BIP family – specifically designed for the OEM market

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) recently expanded its portfolio of Battery Interconnect Probes by adding four new probes to the well-established BIP family: BIP-8, BIP-9, BIP-10 and BIP-12. These new products provide customers additional options for overall length, compliance, mounting and force.

ECT battery probes are used in a wide range of applications that include docking stations, data transmission, PCB interposers, and contacts for connector assemblies for medical, mil/aero, transportation and more. Typically battery probes are contained in modules where consistent, long-life, low-resistance, compliant electrical and mechanical connections are required.

Spring probe based solutions can maintain consistent electro-mechanical characteristics in excess of required mission cycles. When mating planar tolerances pose a challenge, or a longer reach is required, spring probes are the preferred solution. ECT’s versatile line of battery interconnect probes provides design flexibility to match performance, cost, and assembly requirements. In addition, these products can be modified or custom designed to meet specific project requirements.

BIP Battery Probes offer superior durability in high cycle life applications and feature industry leading current carrying capacity of 5.0A and probe resistance of under 50 mOhm.

Tony DeRosa, Product Manager, explains: “We understand the need of our customers for a greater range in mechanical form factors at a competitive cost point. With our design expertise and manufacturing capabilities we can help bring competitive products to market faster.”

To learn more about the ECT battery probes, please visit http://ect-cpg.com/battery-probes