Design validation and characterization reduces design cycles.

DESIGN VALIDATION AND CHARACTERIZATION

What is a Validation Test? 

Design validation and characterization is a test process that verifies that the product functions as intended for the end user. This testing process assesses the level to which a product meets defined objectives and requirements for development before production.  

Four Advantages of Design Validation

  1. To ensure customer satisfaction 
  1. To be confident about the product 
  1. To fulfill requirements until the optimum capacity 
  1. Software acceptance from the end-user 

Design Validation Tests May Include

  1. Functional test 
  1. Power measurement 
  1. Signal quality test 
  1. Conformance test 
  1. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) pre-scan 
  1. Thermal and four-corner test 
  1. Basic parametric measurements, specification verification  

Quality Assurance and Product Complexity 

Product complexity is increasing, and market windows are getting shorter. The answer to these two factors is automating workflows considering future needs.  

Quality assurance teams commit to delivering products that meet required standards and regulations on time and within budget. An automated validation test allows for risk management of human factors. 

Acceptance criteria, design input and outputs, and custom design processes are all considered in the configuration and production of your design validation and characterization test system.   

Future Planning 

Nobody wants a lab full of obsolete technology. However, vendors will end-of-life test instrumentation and discontinue support for drivers and other software features. For this reason, the guidance of expert system integrators is key to your success.  

Obsolescence protection is a top priority. Soluibt has decades of experience considering the management and reusability of a validation test system.  

Validation and Verification teams need a fully supported and scalable test system for the life of their product under test.  

Solubit’s Validation & Characterization Services 

Reduce the length of your design cycle by optimizing validation and characterization processes with a Solubit solution. Solubit has proven success with comprehensive test solutions which characterize the behavior of hardware and software systems. Our expertise includes validating design specifications, interface standards, UUT requirements, and diagnostics.  

Why choose Solubit? 

Our experience spans many industries and applications. One example is our High-Rel Platform: SMT Attachment Reliability Test.  

This platform is designed for the validation of surface mount solder attachment. Failure is defined by standard IPC-9701 and insight such as early-onset failure and event detection are provided. 

As test demands and standards evolve, our solutions do too. For example, this platform consolidates test processes by providing both failure definition and event detection insight.  

Another example of platforms Solubit has developed for this test area is our Power Quality and Monitoring Toolkit. The Power Quality and Monitoring Toolkit enables developers of all capabilities to create functional power quality monitoring applications. This LabVIEW™-based toolkit implements IEEE standard power quality calculations and supports a wide variety of data acquisition hardware. 

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