STS Operator Course Overview

The NI Semiconductor Test System (STS) is a production-ready ATE solution for RF and mixed-signal semiconductor devices. This course provides all the necessary information and training to get personnel up-to-speed on how to operate the STS in a production environment. During the course, students will learn the structure and components of the STS along with safety and environmental requirements. Fundamental operations will be covered including power-up and power-down, installing and uninstalling load boards, and configuring lot settings. Students will also get hands-on experience running a test program on an actual mixed-signal device. The course will wrap up with some basic troubleshooting procedures to help new STS operators tackle common problems.


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  • Instructor-led Classroom: 22.0

  • On-Demand: 23.0

Course Details:

STS Operator Course Outline

Overview of the STSExplore the purpose of the STS, identify its external components and I/O, and explain warning labels with 100 % accuracy.
  • Overview of the Test Operator Role
  • What Is the STS?
  • ​What Are the Customer-Supplied Hardware Components?
  • Exploring STS Safety and Regulatory Information
Operating the STSPerform fundamental STS operations including powering on/off the STS, running self-test, working with load boards, and managing software bundles.
  • Powering the STS On/Of
  • Running Self-Test
  • Working with Device Interface Boards
  • Managing Software Bundles
Running Test ProgramsUse the Operator Interface (OI) to configure lot settings and run a test program.
  • Exploring the Operator Interface
  • Configuring Lot Settings
  • Running a Test Program
Viewing Tester Status and ResultsUse indicators on the operator interface to monitor the status of the current test sequence and review test reports for previously-completed tests.
  • Monitoring Test Execution
  • Reviewing Test Results
  • Viewing Test Results and Reports Offline
Troubleshooting Common IssuesInterpret error codes and troubleshoot the most common problems that arise during test execution.
  • Troubleshooting the STS
  • Error Messages and Warnings
  • Unexpected Yield Results
  • System Failures
  • Unexpected Lot Summary Report

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