Electronics Test Fixture PCB Station Summary

ELECTRONICS TEST FIXTURE SUMMARY
Pipeline developed test stations to facilitate installation and functional verification of firmware onto PCBs in a consumer electronics device.

TEAM:
Mechanical EngineeR

DESIGN TOOLS USED:
Solidworks, 3D Printing

MARKET:
Consumer Products

PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

  • Test up to 4 devices at a time
  • Facilitate precise mechanical/electrical contact between PCB contacts within the device’s housing and pogo pin probes in the test fixture
  • Read barcodes from the device
  • Shielding to prevent electrical interference with the testing
  • Automated motion control of the test platform to the DUTs

SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES

Two stations were developed: one to install firmware onto a PCB and another to functionally verify the installed firmware. One of the challenges with this project was that the PCBs were already fully installed within the device housings, severely limiting the access to the contacts on the PCB. Very precise and repeatable mechanisms were incorporated to allow the pogo pins in the test fixture to travel through narrow air vents and touch off on the PCB contacts within the housing.

Pipeline designed the mechanical fixtures using Solidworks, procured all BOM items, assembled and functionally validated each before shipping to the customer.

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Electronics Test Fixture PCB Station 1
Electronics Test Fixture PCB Station 2
Electronics Test Fixture PCB Station 3
Electronics Test Fixture PCB Station 4
Electronics Test Fixture PCB Station 5

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