Mass Interconnect and Fixturing

Publish Date: Nov 07, 2016 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 | Print


Defining a test strategy is critical to reducing cost and maximizing the efficiency of your product development and manufacturing organizations. Gain best practices from the Fundamentals of Building a Test System guides to understand the recommended process for building test systems from start to finish. Ensure you have the fundamentals to build a smarter test system that is built to address your needs today and in the future. Mass interconnects and test fixtures are where the rubber meets the road for automated test systems. After determining your instrumentation, the number of switches you need, and the location that your switches will reside in the test system, the next step is to choose a suitable mass interconnect system and design an appropriate fixture that seamlessly mates your DUTs to the rest of the system.


A mass interconnect system is a mechanical interconnect designed to easily facilitate the connection of a large number of signals either coming from or going to a DUT or DUT fixture. Rather than connect each signal one by one, a mass interconnect system connects and disconnects all signals at once. For automated test systems, a mass interconnect system usually entails some interchangeable mechanical enclosure through which all signals are routed from instruments, typically in a test rack, to the DUT, making it easy to quickly change DUTs or to protect the cable connections on the front of the instruments from repeated connect and disconnect cycles. This guide will outline best practices for choosing the right mass interconnect and fixturing for your test system.

Topics Covered
  • Mass Interconnect System-side Components: Receiver, Mounting Hardware, Receiver Modules, Cable Assemblies, and Interface Adapters
  • Mass Interconnect DUT-side Components: ITA, ITA Modules, Enclosure, and Test Fixture
  • How to Choose a Mass Interconnect System
  • Overview and Consideration for Fixturing
  • Alliance Partners for Mass Interconnect and Fixturing



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