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NPI in Seven Steps – Production Test, FCT and ICT

Production Test Verification is part four of our look at New Product Introduction, if you missed the previous articles, get caught up here.┬áIn this post we use the prototypes from the Engineering Verification build to start the production test procedures and fixtures. At this point in our process through the New Product Introduction, we just received our first manufactured boards from the Engineering Verification run and are giddy with excitement I’m sure (or frustrated with hardware bugs!). Your manufacturer is also excited about the boards as well so they can start the next step in the NPI process: designing and producing the Production Verification Test. What is Production Test Verification As we previously hinted at in the Design for Manufacturing and Test phase, the manufacturer has an incentive to make sure every product that goes out their door works to the best of your design. This is where the Production Test Verification comes in. While the EV build isn’t the final product, it still gives the manufacturer something to work with to figure out how …