Thursday, March 31, 2011

Aster's unique integrated DfT workflow from design to production

CESSON-SEVIGNE, FRANCE: During APEX 2011 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas, ASTER Technologies, the leading supplier in Board-Level Testability and Test Coverage analysis products, announces the first tool to provide an integrated workflow for DfT and test coverage analysis from design through to mainstream production.

Design-For-Test is becoming crucial to ensure complex board performances. In the traditional Design flow, DfT is a specific step after the layout phase as addressed by tools such as FabMaster-TestExpert. The CAD file is loaded and a mechanical analysis is performed in order to identify the physical access for In-Circuit or Flying probe test.

With the staggering board density we are now facing, we need to consider the DfT as part of the complete workflow (not just for probe placement), verifying the testability at different stages in order to ensure the highest level of test quality for the minimum test cost.

TestWay Express has been developed to meet this vision for a software tool that will allow users to analyze each stage of the design to production workflow within a single tool.

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