After a module is made it will need to be tested and also programmed. Quality automated functional testing is the gold standard for outgoing quality control but it is traditionally expensive.
The Don Alan difference
So that we can ensure quality and protect our customers IP we have developed production line programmers and functional testers that allow in house or outsourced production to be controlled, monitored in real time and programming to be kept secure.
Our test system maintains a real time database of every unit tested (and whether it has been retested). It also controls the number of units that can be programmed so the manufacturer can not program extra units to sell direct to market.
Don Alan testers are compact integrated systems with very few if any connected instruments. This reduces the unit cost of the test systems dramatically. With the lower unit cost, more test systems can be made available. Having more testers provides redundancy and higher throughput and allows duplication of the same test process in house by the customer. This means the customer can effectively handle warranty return issues on the spot (the retest results get tied to the original test results for warranty analysis). It also allows customers to do sample based quality assurance.
The information collated is valuable for engineering analysis and product improvement as well as manufacturing control.