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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ECT Custom Pogo Pins Meet Requirements in Medical Applications

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) outperformed the competition in a challenging burn-in and bench test validation for a major medical device manufacturer of pace makers. ECT’s pogo pin provided greater reliability and longevity compared to the competitor’s spring probe.

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Cohu Completes Acquisition of Xcerra

ECT Contact Products continues to be your leading supplier for electronic interconnects

On October 1, 2018 Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: Cohu) announced the completion of its acquisition of Xcerra Corporation, the parent company of Everett Charles Technologies (ECT). The combination creates a global leader in back-end semiconductor equipment and services, and printed circuit board testing with a breadth of products that are unmatched in the industry.

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ECT Adds to Its Growing Portfolio of RF Coaxial Spring Probes for High Frequency Test:

CSP-40A-024 and CSP-40G-021 probes bring performance and ease-of-use to the next level

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) recently launched 2 new high frequency test probes for the PCBA test market. The CSP-40A-024 and CSP-40G-021 radio frequency probes are designed to mate to a variety of industry standard connectors such as MMCX, Fakra, SMB and U.FL.

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Enhancing the Portfolio of Board Marker Probe for Reliable PCB Testing

ECT introduces BMP-5 board marker probe

ECT adds the next generation board marker probe to its industry proven portfolio of ICT / FCT probes. BMP-5 incorporates innovative and industry-leading features that result in superior performance, ease of use and maintainability. It is also compatible with other 12 mm diameter BMP’s now on the market.

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Everett Charles Technologies: Change in VG Brand of ATE Mass Interconnect Products

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) has some important information to share related of the VG brand on ATE Mass Interconnect products.

The management of this brand and product family will transition from the ECT Fixture and Service Group (FSG) to the ECT Contact Products Group (CPG). This transition will allow improved focus on the affected products, and ultimately an improved experience for our customer base.

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ECT General Purpose Probes for Board, Module and Final Assembly Testing:

Combining the advantages of a comprehensive off-the-shelf portfolio with in-house design and manufacturing

Everett Charles Technologies (ECT) offers a comprehensive portfolio of off-the-shelf probes for board, module and final assembly test, which are available at short lead times. For applications, in which ECT’s vast selection of off-the-shelf probes doesn’t meet the requirements of the specific application, ECT’s in-house design and manufacturing resources will develop the solution that addresses the dedicated needs.

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Substantial Yield Improvements with ECT’s LFRE Probes for PCBA Testing

ECT probes with proprietary Lead-free plating passed extensive qualification at a major US based OEM

Everett Charles Technologies’ (ECT’s) LFRE plated probes successfully passed an extensive qualification testing with an incumbent probe at a major US based OEM for power infrastructure equipment. ECT’s LFRE proprietary plated spring probes demonstrated a significant improvement in first pass yield and fully met the customer’s expectations in contact reliability and probe life.

This customer’s fist pass yield was negatively impacted by continuity fails due to poor contact. In head to head testing with traditional gold plated probes, LFRE plated probes offered a more reliable contact, lasted longer and required less cleaning in high volume production test applications.

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ECT’s High Performance RF Coaxial Test Probe Passed Critical Qualification at a Major Medical Device Company

Everett Charles Technologies’ (ECT’s) CSP-30ES-013 high performance RF coaxial test probe successfully passed an intensive 6 month qualification test process at a major medical device manufacturer. The CSP-30ES-013 probe demonstrated that its innovative features result in superior performance and ease of use. The CSP-30ES-013 was specifically designed to mate with female SMA connectors without any of the mechanical stress caused by a standard male SMA connector. The probe provides an instrumentation quality interface for broadband RF measurements in excess of 20 GHz.

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Sealed Compliant Connectors for Harsh Environments

Everett Charles Technologies meets critical requirements for a high reliability radio application

Everett Charles Technologies’ (ECT) Compliant Connector solution for a high reliable communication system was accepted and will go into production at a North American customer. In close cooperation with the customer, ECT developed a dedicated probe that meets several critical requirements including short overall length, biased ball design with high compliance ratio for high current, and an over-moldable probe that is dive depth rated.

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