PinPoint II R

Diagnosys PinPoint II R: The leading bench-top PCB test system

The Diagnosys PinPoint II R provides industry-leading capability for the test and fault finding of the most challenging PCB (or CCAs). Allowing you to select and apply different test techniques on a single circuit, you can ensure maximum fault coverage.

Conforming to defense standards for electronic, physical and environmental requirements, including the handling of ATML test result data and having US National and NATO stock numbers, the PinPoint II R is the preferred choice for many defense organizations. Providing a wide range of test capabilities, including the optional integration of PXI and GPIB instruments, the PinPoint II R delivers excellent test and reliable diagnostic results.

The PinPoint II R is also available in an industry standard 19” rack mounted version to facilitate integration with functional test systems. In this format it provides a Diagnostic Sub-System for the test and fault finding of PCBs.

Rapidly identifying the cause of failures in your PCBs with:

  • Best technical specifications driving accurate test and reliable fault identification
  • Configurable test capabilities
  • A wide range of diagnostic tools which can also be used interactively
  • Reverse engineering of electrical schematic diagrams
  • Rapid learning curves through an easy-to-use software environment
  • It enables you to select and apply different test techniques to a single circuit which ensures maximum fault coverage giving you full confidence in your circuits.The PinPoint II R gives you the following capabilities:
    • Passive in-circuit test
    • Dynamic digital in-circuit functional test
    • Functional analog in-circuit
    • Boundary Scan in-circuit
    • Boundary Scan connector (Optional)
    • Advanced Nodal Signatures
    • Functional analog edge connector
    • Dynamic digital functional edge connector test
    • Analog functional with external instruments (Optional)

The PinPoint II R system performs functional tests on individual components using in-circuit test methods and a fixtureless clip technique. These dynamic digital and analog tests prove the correct operation of each device and can also detect open circuit tracks or incorrect, broken or missing passive components on networks. These digital tests can also be applied at the edge connector of a circuit to prove the functionality of the whole circuit.

When used for component level diagnostics, PinPoint II R gets to the heart of a problem, minimizing PCB re-work by identifying a fault to the actual component or network, precisely and accurately. To ensure safe in-circuit testing the PinPoint II R conforms to stringent back-driving controls and requirements.

In addition to the advanced dynamic digital tests, the PinPoint II R system also utilizes a VI (impedance signature) nodal testing technique. This technique applies a sinusoidal signal to a network and learns a four quadrant signature for it. The signature is then stored and used for comparison of the network on other boards giving an instant indication of any error. The results are graphically displayed on the screen. This power-off technique can be applied to any board and is therefore ideal when little or no information is available about the device or networks being tested

Extending the capability of the PinPoint II R system even further is its inherent capability to control PXI and GPIB instrumentation. Having control of these instruments through the user friendly TestVue software allows you to create functional analog tests for your circuits.

Instrument Strategizer gives the capability to graphically program and sequence instruments with other code to provide a seamless mixed signal test program. Additional power supplies can also be added to enhance the standard system UUT (Unit Under Test) power supplies for extended test capabilities.

The PinPointII R has the ability to reverse engineer a Schematic diagram or Netlist from an unknown circuit. This provides you with the ability to test, diagnose and repair circuits that have been declared obsolete by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and give you protection from obsolescence.

At the heart of the PinPoint II R system is TestVue™ software. Renowned for its ease-of-use, this software allows you to release the full power of the hardware through a series of graphical interfaces. Interactive tutorials and manuals in the software ensure you are always supported and never more than a phone call away from help wherever you are in the world.