Cesson-Sévigné, FRANCE | Productronica, November, 2019
ASTER Technologies announces a series of innovations designed to stimulate adoption of the IPC Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) standard by the electronic manufacturing industry. IPC-CFX, as part of the Connected Factory Initiative, is a consensus-based standard, for “plug & play”, omnidirectional, Industrial IoT (IIoT) data exchange, across all vendors.
During Productronica, ASTER collaborates with Keysight Technologies to showcase how CFX messages can be analysed to unlock the power of in-circuit test (ICT). The demonstration illustrates the benefits of standardized CFX messages, generated by Keysight i3070 Series 6 In-Circuit Test, to perform Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Fault diagnosis. QUAD® by ASTER includes a number of dedicated technologies to perform SPC and facilitate diagnostics, such as interactive fault-tickets, fault-advisor, and short-circuit analyser.
QUAD (QUality ADvisor) is a software suite built around a centralized database for optimizing and streamlining the collaboration between different disciplines to improve productivity, quality and reliability. It has been designed to provide traceability of any board /systems electronic production data. It offers powerful support for PCBA fault diagnosis and collects board repair data, for paperless repair. QUAD provides access to detailed information in real-time, that can be presented clearly and precisely using advanced reporting. It also supports links to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, finite capacity scheduling, SPQ/SPC modules, and complex bills of materials (BOMs) and engineering change orders (ECOs).
Come see the demo on booth A1-232
ASTER Technologies is a leading provider of high-level software solutions for optimizing Printed Circuit Board Assembly, Manufacturing and Test, from design through production.