San Francisco Circuits Expands PCB Testing & Inspection Capabilities

Published: 16 May 2019

San Francisco Circuits PCBSan Francisco Circuits (SFC), a provider of PCB fabrication, assembly and test services for unmanned systems and robotic platforms, has announced that the company is now offering expanded PCB testing and inspection capabilities to its customers, further ensuring high-yield PCBs that meet rigid design and performance specifications across all applications.

San Francisco Circuits offers PCB testing for Bare Boards (before the board is assembled) and Assembled Boards (once the board is assembled), that will detect and minimize issues that would affect performance.

“PCBs need to be tested early in the design and production phases in order to control component tolerances, part-to-part performance variations, and other factors that can negatively impact the delivery and operation of the end product,” says Sam Danovich, VP of Sales of San Francisco Circuits. “Our expanded testing and inspection services build on the experience and value that our customers have come to expect from us.”

View more information about San Francisco Circuits’ Printed Circuit Board Testing & Inspection capabilities here

San Francisco Circuits’ PCB testing services include:

Bare Board PCB Testing

  • Design for Manufacturing (DFM) tests against netlists to detect “shorts” or “opens”
  • DFM performed before fabrication can minimize production delays and cost overruns
  • Testing methods include Visual Inspection, Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI), Time Domain Refractometry (TDR) Impedance Test, Military PCB Inspection Group A and B, Microsections Inspection, Electrical Test, and High Potential Testing

Assembled PCB Testing

  • once a board is fully assembled, further testing can often help identify issues before a large-scale production run to save time and money
  • Testing methods include Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), X-ray Testing, Flying Probe Test, Functional Test, Manual/Visual Testing
Posted by Mike Ball Mike is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passions for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years.

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