New Eclipse"
Flying Probe
Test System
Introduced At IPC
Contact: Ellen Santoni
Tel: (909) 625-9357
Fax: (909) 625-9395

IPC, Long Beach, CA - April 28, 1998 - BSL" announces the introduction of the new Eclipse" flying probe fixtureless tester. The Eclipse" is designed for high accuracy and speed over a large working area and is ideal for ultra-fine pitch testing and satisfying quick-turn requirements.

The Eclipse" is an ergonomically designed, double sided, flying probe tester, optimized to test ultra-fine circuit geometry down to 2 mil pads and 2 mil pitch, with an accuracy of ±5 microns. The Eclipse" offers several important key benefits intelligent, variable Z-axis motors accelerate probe action, to provide true 3-dimensional probing; a new head mounted camera provides real time view of probe to pad contact; the new Windows 95 software platform makes setup simple and provides easy user interface; and an ergonomic design places all keyboard and monitor test functions at a comfortable and natural position . An optical pattern recognition option is available for automatic alignment to complement the standard vision system provided with the Eclipse".

Everett Charles Technologies (parent of BSL") is a leading manufacturer of bare board ATE for high-technology testing, POGO® contacts, and bare and loaded PCB test fixtures. ECT manufacturing, service and support facilities are registered with locations in the United States, Europe and Asia.

For more information, please contact Ellen Santoni, Corporate Communications, Everett Charles Technologies, Test Equipment Division, 2887 North Towne Avenue, Pomona, CA 91767. Telephone 909-625-9332, FAX 909-625-9395, or reach us on the internet at ectinfo.com.

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