Applications

Pin to Pad Alignment

For many years, production probing systems have offered pin to pad automatic alignment of the probe card to the Device under test (DUT). For applications using vertical array style probe cards, this or a similar alignment system is required. For design and development work, getting access to a production prober is often difficult, and the cost of these systems are prohibitive for laboratory use. SemiProbe provides a cost effective solution using the Probe System for Life ® (PS4L) and our unique pin to pad alignment system. The PILOT™ control software pin to pad module employs a wizard that guides the user through these critical alignments. With this module, X, Y and theta alignment of the probes is assured. With the optional side view camera, the user can monitor probe touchdown to insure proper contact.