ASTER Technologies is the leading supplier in Board-Level Testability, Test Coverage analysis, Board Visualization and Quality Management products.
TestWay is a proven solution, used by many PCB design and manufacturers worldwide that provides a unique approach to analyze electrical testability requirements and estimate test coverage aligned to specific test strategies, at the earliest opportunity in the design cycle. The TestWay open architecture design is based on a testability framework that interfaces with a variety of plug-in modules to provide both import and export opportunities that make it fully customizable to customer’s specific requirements.
TestWay’s electrical DfT analyzer enables designers to validate designs at the schematic capture stage, to ensure that adequate measures have been included to comply with the manufacturers test requirements. The ability to verify that PCB designs have been developed with adequate Design-for-Test in mind, is key in determining the most effective test strategies and accurately calculating fault coverage, which is crucial in improving competitive advantage, lowering cost and ensuring product quality.
QuadView is a powerful set of scalable board viewing modules that can be used either as a standalone viewer or fully integrated within customer’s applications. QuadView can be used in the design environment to assist in DfT and test coverage analysis. Whereas, within the manufacturing environment it becomes an integral part of the repair cycle, assisting in locating faults and reducing repair time significantly.
QuadView’s unique digitization capability allows users to create schematic views directly from searchable PDF files, and the innovative ‘Netlist Navigator’ provides virtual schematic views reconstructed directly from a board netlist. Layout views can be created from industry standard formats such as, GENCAD, CAMCAD, FATF, ODB++, or directly from any native CAD layout data such as Cadence, Mentor, Zuken, etc. The fault ticket analyzer provides full interaction between component and net references in any type of paperless repair fault ticket, exported from test, repair or inspection systems.
TPQR [Test Program Quality Report] is a “low-cost” and “easy-to-use” software tool for PCB analysis. Based on the leading TestWay’s core, it makes it possible to quantify and qualify the test coverage for many inspection and test equipments.
This product has been developed to address the many challenges that developers face today, such as: shrinking release cycles, budget compression and improvement in product quality. More specifically, at a time when customers expect to buy “good boards only”, it becomes mandatory to understand the ability of a test to catch defects.
QUAD (Quality Advisor) is a flexible modular Quality Management system built around a centralized and open architecture database, providing traceability for any PCB electronic production data. QUAD covers all quality aspects of PCB assembly, sub-assembly and system build, allowing you to manage the quality data flow from product realization to product retirement. It has been designed to be used either standalone or to be easily integrated into any existing production environment.
It offers a powerful support for PCB fault diagnosis and provides access to detailed information in real-time that can be presented clearly and precisely using advanced reporting. This allows users to analyze real-time information, in order to diagnose and resolve process problems at the earliest opportunity to improve yield, quality and productivity, which will ultimately result in lowering cost.
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