CIM has developed test systems for more than two decades and we work with everything from simple to complex devices, PCBA, final build, off-line and in-line testing. Our main conclusion is this: The more standardized a test system is, the lower the Total Cost of Ownership will be – simply because the Operational Test Costs are reduced during the test system’s lifetime.
We have developed test systems for more than two decades and have worked with everything from simple to complex devices, PCBA, final build, off-line and in-line testing. Our main conclusion is this: The more standardized a test system is, the lower the Total Cost of Ownership will be – simply because the Operational Test Costs are reduced during the test system’s lifetime.
Customized solutions from standardized components
We use flexible, reusable and reliable components when we build a test system. By combining industry standard software (National Instruments LabVIEW and TestStand) with our industry leading software products FlexStand, SeqZap and FACTS, we can develop and commission Automated Test Equipment hardware platforms from companies like National Instruments, 6TLand Keysight. All to meet your budget, technical, and requirement needs.
A test solution from CIM doesn’t just focus on the test specification. We always begin by understanding our customer’s operational requirements – We want to know the expectations to uptime, ease of maintenance, lifetime, etc.
Standardization means using flexible, re-usable and reliable components built on industry standards. We combine industry standard software like National Instruments LabVIEW and TestStand with our own industry-leading software products to develop and commission Automated Test Equipment. All based on hardware platforms from well-established companies like NI, Keysight and 6TL.
CIM offers a range of products and solutions within testing – learn more about them below
FACTS is CIM’s Test Data Management system that provides an instant overview of your yield and process data. The easy-to-use web-interface can be accessed from anywhere, and it informs you of key performance and quality indicators like Cp, Cpk, Mean, and Distribution.
This results in a number of benefits:
As products get more complex, so do the software systems required to test them. Rather than employing/developing device specific code modules and test software, CIM FLEXSTAND for NI TestStand gives you the ability to decouple test features, measurement types and instrument specific drivers from the test sequence. CIM FLEXSTAND for NI TestStand adds functionality out of the box, saving you cost and risk in the test development phase.
From Bench Top to Rack Based systems, from Offline to Inline systems, CIM offers yearlong experience in defining the right test platforms for our customer’s needs.
Platform Elements and things to consider
CIM work with partners, such as 6TL and NI in defining the best solution for you.
Test Instrumentation provides the necessary test and measurement capabilities to and from your device under test. From precise low-voltage measurements to custom digital protocols, ranging from DC to mm Wave, our test instrumentation covers it all. Test instrumentation also includes programmable power supplies, electronic load devices, and other dedicated hardware which should be integrated into the test rack based on the test requirements. Instrument formfactor can be anything from USB to PCI, PXI to YAV to Box Instruments.
Building a test system without a plan for how you will connect your instrumentation to your device under test (DUT) is similar to trying to drive your car without wheels. Your car may have best-in-class horsepower, but you aren’t going to reach your destination without wheels. Mass interconnects and test fixtures are where the rubber meets the road for automated test systems. After determining your instrumentation, the number of switches you need, and the location that your switches will reside in the test system, the next step is to choose a suitable mass interconnect system and design an appropriate fixture that seamlessly connects your DUTs to the rest of the system.
SEQZAP is CIM's visual software tool for automating tests of software. It is independent of the development process and the current maturity level of your development department – SEQZAP is suited for companies who are new to quality control tools and for those using requirement management tools, test management tools and continuous integration tools.
This results in a number of benefits
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We were! So we decided to create a tool for easy development of User Defined Operator Interfaces. We created the FLEXSTAND OPERATOR INTERFACE.
After a short learning curve you can now create you own operator interface for NI TestStand for either Sequential, Batch or Parallel execution.
With todays increasing demands for Personal Audio with new features and technologies, the task of creating an automated test environment for production, is not getting easier. Loudspeakers & Microphones, smart speakers, hearing aids, headphones, headsets and “hearables” are rapidly undergoing design changes, and new features and functionalities are introduced:
• Active Noise Control
• Movement and Bio Sensors
• Wireless connection
Just to name a few… This is where CIM FLEXSTAND AUDIO takes over. FLEXSTAND AUDIO is designed for Automated Production Test.