PCBA test

-by use of advanced electrical tests, data acquisition, and data analysis

During 30 years, we have developed our competencies within functional PCBA testing. The PCBA test stimulates electrical signals, and the response is measured and analyzed.

We have impressive knowledge and experience of “best practices” in designing and manufacturing stable and durable Turnkey Test Systems based on modular elements. We install test solutions all over Scandinavia but always design and manufacture them in Denmark. 

We are pleased to share our knowledge of “Design for Testability of PCBAs” to help you optimize your design for production. We have made several Tips & Tricks videos that might be helpful, or you can give us a call.


A PCBA test system from DSE

When designing and manufacturing a turnkey PCBA test system, we analyze your requirements for:

  • Level of automation and integration into your production line
  • PCBA fixture kit customized to the actual PCBA
  • Test and measurement instrumentation and data acquisition
  • Signal integrity and interacting
  • Software platform and test sequences
  • Safety for operator 



Fixtures to go into a PCBA Test Systemtest/dsc_3454_oprenset.jpg

DSE works with various standard PCBA fixture kits from GPS Prüftechnik and ATX.

Consider ergonomics, manual/automatic operations, single/double testing, exchangeable cassettes, turnable tables, RF applications, economy, and interface options when choosing a fixture.

Finding the optimal solution is significant to us, so we customize the fixture to your PCBA and advise about the choice of test probes regarding demands for mechanical size, tip style, spring load and travel, current, frequency, plating, or type of termination.

The PCBA test systems are designed and manufactured according to relevant regulatory requirements, are safe to use, and are delivered with complete documentation and CE certification.

Please take a look at our leaflet to read more; click here


What is a PCBA Test?

A PCBA test is a circuit board test after it has been assembled with components to ensure that it is flawless and has correct functionality. This type of test is typically a functional test, and the circuit board is generally referred to as a device under test (DUT)

How do you make a PCBA test?

The test adds stimuli to the DUT and measures the response. The response must be within predefined limits and is used to classify the DUT as passed or failed. All measurements are stored in a database for traceability and performance analyses (CP, CPK, FPY). The test is typically performed in a PCBA test fixture.


Are there different types of PCBA tests?

There are quite a few types of test methods. The most used is the functional test, but burn-in tests, JTAG Boundary Scan tests, HiPOT tests, and Vision tests are often used. When DSE makes a PCBA test, it is always customized and delivered as a turnkey solution.