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FixturFab sells test fixtures for all stages of circuit board production.

Test Fixture Types


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DEV260
DEV2112
DEV260 Pro
MA2111 Series
MA2112 Series
MA2113 Series
MA2114 Series
Service Life
1K+
1K+
5K+
500K+
500K+
500K+
500K+
Material
Acrylic
Acrylic & MDF
Acetal, Acrylic, & PETG
Steel, Aluminium, Acrylic
Steel, Aluminium, Acrylic
Steel, Aluminium, Acrylic
Steel, Aluminium, Acrylic
Target Environment
Lab / Desktop
Lab / Desktop
Lab / CM
CM
CM
CM
CM
Development Phase
EVT / DVT
EVT / DVT
EVT / DVT / PVT
PVT / MP
PVT / MP
PVT / MP
PVT / MP
Closing Action
Sweep
Sweep
Linear
Linear
Linear
Linear
Linear
Maximum Board Size
196mm x 180mm (7.72in x 7.09in)
218mm x 447mm (8.58in x 17.60in)
170mm x 130mm (6.69in x 5.12in)
150mm x 240mm (5.91in x 9.45in)
285mm x 240mm (11.22in x 9.45in)
440mm x 310mm (17.32in x 12.20in)
540mm x 310mm (21.26in x 12.20in)
Maximum Test Points
200
400
200
200
380
758
930
Top Probing Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Side Probing Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Exchangeable Cartridges
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
High Voltage Compatible
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Typical Finished Weight
1.4kg (3lbs)
2.8kg (6lbs)
2.0kg (4lbs)
7.7kg (17lbs)
10.4kg (23lbs)
16.0kg (35lbs)
20.0kg (43lbs)

Estimated Starting Prices and Lead Times


Test Fixture Type

Starting Price (50 Test Points)

Starting Lead Time

Development Test Fixtures

New DEV260 - $999

Replica DEV260 - $499

2 weeks

Production Test Fixtures

New MA2111 - $8,799

Replica MA2111 - $5,499

6 weeks

These estimated starting prices and lead times are for a test fixture with 50 single-sided test points and bare test probe receptacles.

Tester Archetypes


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Mechanical-only All-in-one Multi-cartridge Things to Consider...
Unique DUTs? Single Single Multiple Multi-cartridge topologies are efficient if product run-rates are medium to low, costly to duplicate when run-rates increase.
Requires Blueprint? No Yes Yes Complex designs integrating test instrumentation and software require a FixturFab Blueprint phase to define a Test System.
Cost to Design? $ $$ $$$ Mechanical-only fixtures require minimal design knowledge transfer to fixture design team, saving time & money.
Cost to Replicate? $ $$ $$$ Instrumentation costs in a multi-cartridge approach can make it expensive to replicate.
Ease of Deployment? Easy Medium Hard The multi-cartridge approach is difficult to bring up and qualify across the full scope of DUT variants.
Ease of Re-use? Easy Hard Medium All-in-one fixture customization makes the reuse of system components unlikely. Mechanical-only fixtures are easy to reuse.
Design Time? Fast Medium Long Explaining testing schemas is difficult, the more the design team owns the process the faster it happens.