Reliability, accuracy and high throughput for cost-effective MLCC testing.
Multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are used in volume in nearly all types of electronic circuitry. ESI's Allegro system enables MLCC manufacturers to test these components with the accuracy, reliability and high throughput speeds needed to enable cost-effective high-volume manufacturing.
MLCC TESTING SOLUTIONS
High-Throughput MLCC Testing of Large Chips
Be prepared for an evolving set of requirements from an industry in motion. With its unique 8-track testing configuration, Allegro LC performs production-level electrical testing of larger size multi-layer ceramic capacitors—in a range of 0603 (1608 metric) to 1210 (3225 metric)—at productivity rates of up to one million parts per hour: the highest testing throughput in the industry. As with the Allegro platform, Allegro LC incorporates ESI-pioneered technologies for chip handling, contacting and IR measurement to deliver an exceptionally low cost of ownership, consistently high throughput and higher testing yield.
The advanced measurement technology and low-impact high-speed rotary handling technology used on Allegro LC's was developed by ESI to increase testing throughput speeds while minimizing any damage to the chips as a result of the testing process. Allegro LC also accommodates up to 25 test stations simultaneously performing multiple tests on chips and ease-of-configuration, which allows for fast change-over to various production-run testing setups.
- MLCC Testing
- Large chip MLCC testing: 0603 (1608 metric) to 1210 (3225 metric)
High-Throughput MLCC Testing
Allegro performs high-throughput production-level electrical testing of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) and is designed to meet the testing challenges faced by MLCC manufacturers. Allegro allows customers to verify quality and ensure accurate specifications for MLCCs used in a variety of applications, in the manufacture of high-quality printed circuit boards used in nearly every type of electronic device.
Although Allegro can process up to 20,000 chips per minute, ESI’s advanced rotary handling technology minimizes the potential for damage to the chips as the result of testing, thus increasing yield.
Allegro has the flexibility to test MLCCs from <1pF to 100µF, and provides process flexibility and maximum utilization to lower testing costs. Multiple tests are simultaneously performed on chips as small as 01005 (M0402 metric) on using ESI’s patented rotary handler technology for continuous automation and reliable productivity.
- MLCC Testing
For industries facing material transformation challenges in production, ESI applies unique process and engineering expertise to deliver a set of laser-based solutions that extend our customers’ processing capabilities beyond the limitations of mechanical.