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How many DUT board types are there for curve tracing? Are any standard? Can you make mine compatible with RTI?
RTI supports several standard DUT board types popular on test fixtures we manufacture. We also design DUT boards for use on various 3rd party and other test interfaces. The best format is dictated by the pin count of the device and the instruments or cables that need to interface to it.
For any DUT board, it can contain an RTI dedicated socket, an RTI universal socket or a 3rd party socket or special contact system. We work with your provided socket or fixture to make them compatible with our test equipment.
Here is a partial list of what’s possible. Contact us for more details.
- Mini card and Extended Mini card for the 950 Series
- PGA and DIP footprint for the MultiTrace
- Octopogo™ DUT boards for the MegaTrace
- Boards supporting Yamaichi cables for the Manual Switch box or MultiTrace
- Edge board connector for Older ICD brand switch boxes
- Verifier MK2 and MK4 ESD characterization Load Boards
- Load boards for Hi-Level tester
- Load boards for D10 Test System
- Ribbon cable Interconnect standards like IDC-64, DB-25, DB-37 and other ribbon cable-based connectors
There are various configurations of breakout boards but generally, they consist of a socket on a PCB where the pins are fanned out to a series of test points. The test points may be 1, 2 or 3 pin jumper systems, banana jacks or other types of test points. The primary limitation is that the socket and board are fixed and cannot be reconfigured.
The switch box decouples the test points from the socket and DUT board. The DUT board can be swapped for any other component footprint and the total number of test points can be expanded by adding more switch boxes.
A switch box and DUT board is generally a lower cost solution because the switch box is a standard component and the DUT board is simpler than a breakout board. A breakout board can be designed with special features and interface to your cables or work with daughter cards. In some cases, the breakout board will be a better solution for technical reasons.