What is Analog In-circuit Test

By Bester PCBA

Last Updated: 2023-08-14

What is Analog In-circuit Test

Analog in-circuit test is a testing method that assesses the performance of analog components and circuits on a PCB. This technique involves utilizing specialized equipment, such as a bed of nails in-circuit test, to access the circuit nodes and measure critical parameters like resistance, capacitance, and the functionality of analog components like operational amplifiers.

By conducting analog in-circuit test, manufacturers can identify any faults or malfunctions in the analog components and circuits of the PCB. This comprehensive testing process ensures that the PCB functions correctly and meets the required specifications and standards. It allows for the detection of issues such as incorrect component values, missing or faulty components, and problems related to resistor values, capacitance, and inductance.

Analog in-circuit test is performed with power on, enabling the examination of the analog components under actual operating conditions. This testing technique plays a crucial role in ensuring the overall functionality and quality of the PCB, contributing to the production of reliable and high-performance electronic devices.