Polar Instruments GmbH, Austria


POLAR GMBH: DVS550 – Automated Design Verification System

The DVS550 is an automated prober for measurements replacing the previously time-consuming procedure carried out manually. A highly flexible, low loss coaxial cable feeds the signal at the probe tip to a variety of test and measurement equipment such as High-Speed Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzers or Time Domain Reflectometers. It has options to control external hardware via USB, Ethernet, GPIB, RS232.

The DVS550 can test and document measurements on hundreds of nets in less than a few hours while manual measurements would take weeks of valuable engineering time. The DVS550 System has been designed for measuring signal frequencies into the GHz range using custom designed coaxial probing technology contrasting significantly conventional Flying Probe Systems with a focus on detecting typical manufacturing faults.

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POLAR GMBH: GRS550 – PCB Graphical Repair System

GRS550 is designed as a repair test system, to assist in repair and recovery of expensive boards with hard to find faults which otherwise would end up being scrapped.

The GRS550 relies on the principle of nodal impedance analysis, also known as VI-trace. The board under test is unpowered, while the test probe applies a current limited AC voltage on all circuit nodes. The specific nodal impedance of each net is displayed and compared with a previously stored reference.

Designed from the outset for long life, flexibility and low cost of ownership, the GRS550 will help reduce service and repair costs over years and is suitable for use on a wide variety of PCBs. Customers stand to benefit most if they can answer yes to more than 2 of the following criteria:

  • Make high value-added boards
  • Often introduce new products
  • Specialize in short series production
  • Utilize Functional test or ATE
  • Use Boundary Scan
  • Need to debug prototypes

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Polar GmbH: RITS550/RITS880 – Automated Impedance Measurement System

RITS 550 automates the industry standard CITS880s (Controlled Impedance Test System) to give fast, repeatable volume testing of coupons and PCBs. The system is controlled via easy to use Windows software. Test set-up is straight forward, results data is automatically logged in accessible formats, and there is the option of a built-in report generator.

Accurate, traceable measurement RITS550 uses proven time domain reflectometry (TDR) techniques to measure the reflection of fast rise-time pulses. High precision reference airlines - traceable to NPL and NIST standards - ensure repeatable measurement accuracy to allow the trace impedances to be controlled.

With test times as fast as fixture-based systems, RITS550 flying probe technology provides unparalleled levels of measurement repeatability, with a lifetime cost of ownership that is just a fraction of a fixture-based system.

RITS880 is a built to order automated impedance measurement system which is larger version of the RITS550. It can incorporate full sized panels and can be equipped with an automatic loader/unloader to provide full automation for impedance testing.

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