TestSight Developer includes Probes Placement, Plates Design, Bead Design, Revision Manager, and DFT (Design For Test) Analysis functionality.

Probes Placement matches the characteristics of a candidate target pad on the circuit board with desired characteristics, including type, shape, size, drill size, access settings and mask relief. These characteristics can be programmed into a Macro that will automatically place probes based on the selected criteria, as well as minimum spacing requirements between probes.

Plates Design is a comprehensive plates design package that allows for the accurate and rapid design of ICT fixture plates.

Bead Design in Developer is the first software package to provide fully automatic bead probe placement and editing, as well as integrated Paste Stencil and Solder Mask design. Bead Design conforms to the design rules specified in the Keysight Medalist Bead Probe Handbook, and provides accurate calculations for the Paste Stencil and Solder Mask size designs.

Revision Manager provides a layout and value change comparison between two board revisions. Revision manager can provide an instant analysis of whether an existing ICT fixture and test program can be adapted to work with a new circuit board revision, and help determine the necessary design changes.

DFT Analysis is used to determine the suitability of a circuit board for In-Circuit test. It provides an instant evaluation of the percentage and spacing of all available probe targets on the circuit board. If probes are already placed, it generates a comprehensive list of probe coverage. If bead probes are used, DFT analysis evaluates the padstack design based on all relevant board data.

For more information, or to obtain a free, fully-functional 30-day trial of this, or any, TestSight software, contact DeMille Research.