MT Century Curve Tracer

MT Century curve tracer
MT Century with 950 Series (right)

The MT Century curve tracer is a compact benchtop model named after its pin count. It supports 96/100 pin devices and packages with some exceptions going up to 108 pins. This curve tracer is optimized for users with low pin count devices and utilizes the same applications as the larger models: the MultiTrace and MegaTrace.

The MT Century boasts an economic footprint for benchtop testing environments. Every MT Century is shipped with an LCD monitor, PC controller running the MultiTrace Software Suite, and the most recent Windows version.

The MT Century is an automated curve tracer used for unpowered and powered curve tracing, multiple testing configurations and capabilities. See the curve trace configuration page to learn more about our configurations.

MT Century Applications & Features

Below are the applications and features of the MT Century Curve Tracer. Contact us to learn more or download the brochure.

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  • Failure analysis
  • Reliability testing
  • Counterfeit device analysis
  • Nondestructive electrical counterfeit test
  • Opens, shorts leakage testing (OSL)
  • Post decap electrical inspection
  • Optical fault localization
  • ESD testing
  • Latch up testing
  • Supply current measurements

And more

  • Economic footprint fits on less than half a typical lab bench
  • Supports low pin count devices up to 96/100/108
  • Directly compatible with RTI’s FA test fixtures designed for the manual switch box
  • Drive bus box provides access to all drives and measurements via banana jacks
  • Typically paired with the 950 series benchtop test fixture

DUT Boards for MT Century

yamaichi cable

The MT Century uses two simplified cable interface systems to connect to your DUT board: Yamaichi cables and Native cables. The popular option is the Yamaichi cables connected with the 950 series test fixture. See below for more details.

RTI builds a range of small DUT boards to support your device or package in different test applications with the MT Century. See below for more information.

MT Century Curve Tracer Cable Options

A PCB is located on the back of the test system and all pins are routed to a 100-pin connector made by Yamaichi (NDS type). RTI supports this interface for a variety of DUT boards with direct compatibility with the Yamaichi connector. RTI’s peripherals and accessories for the curve trace models share this cable system.

Contact RTI for more information and pricing.

Native 60 pin ribbon cables (54 active pins) connect directly to the DUT boards. If the pin count is lower than 54, RTI can crimp different size connectors to the ribbon cable to make it compatible with simple DUT boards that use IDC ribbon cable interface.

Contact RTI for more information and pricing.

950 Series Benchtop Test Fixture

950 series test fixture for MT century curve tracer

The most popular fixture to test DUT boards with the MT Century is the 950 Series benchtop test fixture. You will be able to test DUT boards and test sockets on PCB layouts within a 100-pin count via one Yamaichi cable (pictured left) interfacing the 950 and MT Century.

MT Century Custom DUT Boards

RTI specializes in custom DUT boards. Below are a few examples. Contact us to learn more.

R1 DUT boards consist a board with a single cable connector routed to a particular device or package sockets such as DIP sockets, ZIF sockets, PGA sockets, and more.

See below for various R1 boards. 

R1 board with a 96-pin connector routed to a 48-pin DIP socket. Double DIP R1 boards are available for 96-pin devices or packages.

R1 board with a 96-pin connector routed to a dedicated CSP socket.

R1 board with a 96-pin connector routed to an empty ZIF socket that supports 96-pin mini cards for various 96-pin sockets.