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.”