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R&D Altanova Chooses Ultra-Precision atg S3-8 - Flying Probe Technology for High-Speed Electrical Test of Substrate ProductsAugust 17, 2018 | R&D Altanova
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atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH, confirms delivery of high-speed bare board testing technology to R&D Altanova, the leading provider of automated test equipment interface boards for the semiconductor test market.
With the company’s continuous development and achievements in the area of super fine line/fine pitch processes, the high accuracy S3-8, 8 head, double-sided, high speed, flying probe test system represents the latest addition to R&D Altanova’s test department. According to Seyed Paransun, President & CEO of R&D Altanova, “this recent atg acquisition helps advance R&D Altanova’s strategy of developing the most advanced PCB technologies for the semiconductor test market by enabling our engineering teams to test the most challenging current and future PCB designs.”
atg’s S3-8 is able to test pad sizes down to 10 micron and is capable of testing boards with a test area up to 350 mm x 310 mm / 13.8” x 12.2”. The S3-8 eliminates limitations due to test point density or fine-pitch contacts and also features embedded component test. In addition to the fast test speed of up to 140 measurements/second, the S3-8 provides positional placement resolution of ± 0.1 µm / ± 0.004 mil, and a repeatable accuracy of ± 1.5 µm / ± 0.06 mil.
About R&D Altanova, Inc.
Celebrating fifty years of excellence in leading-edge, technology driven, quick-turn PWB manufacturing, R&D Altanova specializes in advanced automated test equipment solutions for the semiconductor test market. Solutions include the simulation, design, layout, fabrication, and component & mechanical assembly of wafer sort and final test interface boards. With offices and manufacturing facilities located around the world, R&D Altanova is the leading provider of full turn-key test interface solutions to many of the world's largest integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies and semiconductor foundries. Learn more at www.rdaltanova.com
About atg Luther & Maelzer GmbH
With more than 180 employees worldwide, atg Luther & Maelzer is the leading supplier of electrical testing solutions for the printed circuit board industry. We have solutions for every application regardless of product type, batch size or technology deployed. Our atg flying probe tester products are renowned for automation, speed, accuracy, versatility and ease of use, while the Luther & Maelzer universal grid tester product range is known worldwide for high throughput, repeatability, gentle handling and precision accuracy.
Keysight Technologies, Inc. has received an $18.5 million U.S. Air Force contract to integrate and deliver two Electronic Warfare Threat Simulator (EWTS) systems, with sustainment support consisting of software patch management, field engineer support, non-critical spare parts, critical spare parts, and storage.
Registration is one of the most important features for any PCB fabricator, but the capability for multilayers is a lot of work on the fabricator’s part. CAM settings, multilayer lamination, X-ray analysis, AOI measurements, imaging capability, and drill accuracy all play an important part in this capability. Software and panel parametric coupons are important because they aid in registration performance.
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