ECT Launches Next Generation Probe for High Performance RF Signal Testing of PCBAs

The ECT CSP-30ES-013 probe brings performance and ease-of-use to the next level

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) recently launched a high frequency test probe for the PCBA test market. The CSP-30ES-013 radio frequency probe mates to standard SMA connectors and combines proven RF performance with ease-of-use to ensure accurate and reliable testing. The CSP-30ES-013 coaxial probe provides an instrumentation-quality interface for broadband RF measurements in excess of 20 GHz, providing a cost-efficient solution for high volume board testing. With the addition of the CSP-30ES-013 high performance radio frequency probe, ECT expands its industry-proven high speed test interface portfolio.

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Finding the ECT Equivalent to an Existing Spring Probe Solution

Everett Charles Technologies Introduces the new online part conversion tool

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) has recently launched a new online parts conversion tool, which converts most industry or competitors’ part numbers to a functionally equivalent ECT solution.

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Custom Spring Probes Tailored to Demanding Requirements

Everett Charles Technologies leverages decades of expertise to optimize electrical and mechanical performance of custom spring probe solutions

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) has the experience and knowhow to provide custom spring probes for just about every application. ECT’s custom tailored probe solutions are designed taking into account all mechanical, electrical, and environmental customer requirements, which result in an optimized solution.

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ECT’s ZIP™ Z0-040 Spring Probe Increased Life by 500% in Head to Head Comparison

Z0-040RHJ High Performance Spring Probe for semiconductor test out performs the competition in a challenging application contacting NiPd pads

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) successfully won a head-to-head evaluation using Z0-040 probes made with HyperCore™ material in a high volume production environment at a large Asian OSAT. The Z0 probes reached 250k insertions, more than a 500% increase of the probe life compared to the competitor’s spring probe while exceeding first pass yield expectations.

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ECT’s BTP/BTLP Series Supports Bead Probe Testing of PCBs

Leveraging ECT’s Expertise and Innovation for this Advanced PCB Test Approach

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) has developed a series of spring probes, BTP and BPLT, specifically for bead probe test. Combining well-established design and plating principles with an innovative tip design to fully support the special requirements for contacting bead probes.

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Choosing the Right ECT Spring Probe for ICT and FCT Testing

How do I select Base Material / Plating, Spring Force, and Tip Selection?

In the world of spring probes, choices abound when it comes to selecting materials and platings for plungers, barrels and springs. Choosing the right options can greatly impact yield, probe life and cleaning frequency.

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Everett Charles Technologies to exhibit at BIOMEDevice Show 2016

Leading Contacting and Connector Solutions to Meet Challenging Requirements

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) will exhibit its leading Contacting and Compliant Connector Solutions at the upcoming BIOMEDevice Show scheduled to take place December 7 – 8, 2016 at the San Jose Exhibition Center, California.

ECT offers a comprehensive portfolio of contacting and compliant connectors including customized solutions.

ECT’s offering of contacting products includes highly reliable battery probes for mission critical connections and proven RF probes to ensure accurate, consistent and repeatable contacts.

ECT’s “standard connectors” are based on a highly flexible architecture, which facilitates cost-efficient configurations for customer requirements. ECT compliant connectors meet the highest quality standards and have shown superior durability in high life cycle applications.

In addition to the off-the-shelf ‘catalog connectors’, which can be configured to customer requirements, ECT offers solutions fully designed to customer specifications. These custom solutions are needed, when standard products can’t meet the entire set of requirements. ECT’s in-house expertise in RF simulation is a unique and valuable asset for this capability. With the RF simulation and validation capabilities ECT is able to optimize the design prior to production. This process ensures the best performance of the connector and fastest project completion.

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Lifesaving Device Relying on Everett Charles Technology’s Probe Expertise

Chest Compression Device Deploys ECTs Pylon E-S series probe

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) developed a custom version of the well-established Pylon E-S series spring probe, which is deployed in new generation chest compression devices for Emergency Medical Services and hospitals. The slightly modified Pylon E-S Series probe suits the harsh requirements for the lifesaving mission to assure the battery pack is continuously transferring power to the system.

The application requires a 100% reliable, no fail contact under all operating conditions.  In case of a low battery level the emergency team needs to replace the battery pack within seconds and make reliable contact instantly. The probe is air and liquid tight for hygiene and cleaning reasons and is capable of withstanding shock and vibe that occur during helicopter missions. The application requires an uninterrupted, continuous current of 4.0 A.

ECT and the customer jointly developed a robust solution by leveraging a well-established probe and thorough knowhow of precision machining of metals and plastics. In-depth electrical and mechanical analysis prior to hardware build validated the design and reduced development time.

Thomas Frenzel, Sales Manager Northern Europe, explains: “Based on this high-end and lifesaving application, the requirements have been one of the harshest we ever had to meet. Our solution replaces a competitive one, which failed at vibe test.”

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Fast and Reliable Prototyping for Best Time to Market

Everett Charles Technologies is streamlined to support new product launches

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) offers dedicated support and advanced tooling for prototyping of customized probes and connectors. Partnering with ECT for new product development ensures smooth prototyping and contributes to fastest time to market.

Prototype projects at ECT start with understanding requirements and direct engineer to engineer dialog with the customer to ensure the solution aligns with their needs. Electrical and mechanical analysis prior to hardware build increases design integrity. High precision machining of plastics and metals utilize CNC and Swiss screw machining centres. 3D printers and spring winding machines are deployed to guarantee best quality and accuracy. All related internal processes are controlled for high quality and fast turn times. In the final phase the customer can rely on ECT’s experience in managing the project into high volume manufacturing.

ECT’s multisite, U.S. based manufacturing capabilities, which are ISO certified, ensure product development transitions smoothly from prototype phase to volume production within the customer’s launch schedule.

Tony DeRosa, Product Manager, comments: “ECT’s Contact Products Group understands that time-to-market is one of the key factors in a successful product launch. To this end we have honed our development processes and added equipment at key steps.”

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Everett Charles Technologies to exhibit at AmCon Expo 2016

Leading Connector and Probe Solutions Meeting the Requirements of Challenging Applications

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) will exhibit its leading Electronic Interconnect Solutions at the upcoming AmCon Expo taking place September 21 – 22 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, NY.

ECT offers a comprehensive portfolio of compliant connectors including customized solutions. ECT’s standard connectors are based on a highly flexible architecture, which facilitates cost-efficient configurations for customer requirements. ECT compliant connectors meet the highest quality standards and have proven superior durability in high life cycle applications. Leveraging decades of experience and a US-based manufacturing, ECT uses application specific materials and contact technology to ensure reliable signal integrity. ECT’s Compliant Connectors feature sealed connections and are also available for high current and high frequency applications.

ECT will also feature its line of battery probes at the AmCon Expo. 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. ECT battery probes maintain consistent electro-mechanical characteristics in excess of mission cycles. 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.

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