Airios PCB Test framework
Airios designs and manufactures products for home comfort such as thermostats, climate control and ventilation systems. All Airios products must be programmed and functionally tested before they are sent to the customer. A test system consists of a test cabinet and a fixture for the PCB. The fixture is a system where the PCB is placed on a pin bed so that correct contacts are made with different test pads. The fixture is connected to the test box with one connector. The cabinet consists of a standard PC, controllable power supplies, an Agilent multifunctional switch / test unit, a spectrum analyzer, an Atmel programmer and Airios communication equipment.
Airios has 5 identical test cabinets and a number of product-specific fixtures. Each fixture can be connected to any of the five test cabinets.
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