CheckSum Outperforms Teradyne in Side-by-Side Comparison

CheckSum’s 12KN with V12 was compared directly to a Teradyne Test Station at a mid-west automotive electronics manufacturer and longtime Teradyne installed base.

The results are in and CheckSum won!

“CheckSum outperformed Teradyne in ICT, Part Programming, and Test Efficiency.”

The evaluation consisted of testing the same board for unpowered analog tests, and device programming of two parts. CheckSum completed in 32-34 seconds while the Teradyne took 67-70 seconds to complete.

 The hardware in the Test Station is the latest they make in terms of testing speed. The Teradyne test program was created and debugged by test engineers with many years of experience on the Teradyne platform.

The biggest difference was in the device programming time.  CheckSum is 6-8 seconds while Teradyne was around 36 seconds.  That equates to 600% faster.”

The biggest difference was in the device programming time.  CheckSum is 6-8 seconds while Teradyne was around 36 seconds.  That equates to 600% faster.  MultiWriter™ ‘s advantage of in-fixture short wire lengths means data transfer rates of 10MHz while  Teradyne’s Deep Serial Memory can do no better than 1-2 MHz in real-world fixtures.

The in-circuit test time was 26 seconds for CheckSum and 31.2 for Teradyne, making CheckSum 5.2 seconds faster, or about 17% faster for equivalent test coverage.

Other pluses cited by the prospective client included the ease of use of the CheckSum visems software for test editing and data collection, the lighter weight of the fixture (about half) and the lower cost.