Global Automotive Manufacturer selects Checksum for Sensor Project in Mexico 

ARLINGTON, WA  CheckSum’s 12KN In-Circuit Test system was selected by a global automotive manufacturer for their Mexico sensor production expansion project.   


With many new automotive projects involving small PCBA’s being moved to this suppliers’ facility inMexico, they needed to expand productioncapacity and reevaluate the capabilities of their current test and programming process. Several majorATEsuppliers were evaluated, including their current ICT and Programming vendorswith whom they have a large investment in fixtures and equipment.   

“Akey reason they decided to move their futureprojectstoChecksumwas the higher throughput achieved by combining their in-circuit testwithdevice programming and functional test in the same fixture. Our local 1-Call Support was also an important factor. They have only 1-Call to make for new projects and for the support of any problems related to that project. This is in contrastwith the current solution thathad multiplevendorsfor the test system, fixturesprojects andprogramming tools.”– Ana Orozco (Mexico Sales Manager) 

The faster test process achieved by combining parallelfunctionaltestparallel programming, and ICT in the same fixture,represents a clear advantagefor improving the test process for manufacturers of small PCBA’s.   With the ability to do more functional tests earlier in the process, automotive suppliers are improving quality and reducing the risk of scrap in an increasingly zero rework environment.   

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