Clean-Up Utility Software for Component Test System
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
The clean-up utility program concept is disclosed which enhances a test system for printed circuit boards, providing quickly, more accurate and repeatable passive component in circuit measurements. The clean-up program specifically allows the test designer to easily exercise any combination of enhancement options and includes a feature for automatically searching and seeking an optimum guard that will bring the component measurement closest to the nominal value of the component being tested. This program makes available, to the test designer, a choice of guards for isolating the component to be measured and a choice of enhancement options for removing parallel impedances, stray capacitance and other interferences.