This client required a system to test their product, a sensor, more quickly. The base requirement was a go/no-go test, but the ability to characterize using the same fixture sometime in the future was requested.
Andrews-Cooper engineers in collaboration with the client devised an approach to semi-automatically test arrays of sensors, instead of testing them individually. This required complex fixture and PCB design to reduce the effects of ‘cross talk’ between sensors. The custom PC application was written in the language specified by the customer. A-C software engineers delivered the software with a fully documented API, which exceeded the expectations of the client given the extremely short timeline. Both the hardware and software were designed with hooks in place to allow characterization at a later date.