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3 - Mounted directly to a CB8 board, this LIF block provides quick connection and disconnection while accomodating both an awkwardly shaped connector shell, and the need to test the shield.
The single pogo pin assigned to test the shield is clearly visible in the upper image. The lower image shows a connected sample connector.
Click the ZIF/LIF tab above for more information and examples of this type of test interface fixture.
Application: Portable Radios
11 - This CB8 board has multiple adapter cables mounted to take advantage of as many test points as possible on this single board. The green wires lead to lug terminals whereas the sheathed wires go to multi-pin mating connectors.
Labels made by a labelmaker may be applied to the board as shown here, or lables handwritten in pencil or pen written on the bare green fiberglass area shown in the upper right.
12 - The adapter cable on this board interfaces a large mixed-signal rectangular connector seen below. In addition to standard signal pins, the connector also has coax and power pins.
Notice the blue, white, and black wires in the upper right corner of the board. These wires break out the coaxial cables into individual conductors that can be soldered to terminal pads on the CB8.
Keep in mind that we need not be concerned with keeping the round shape of coaxial pins or the heavy gauge wire of power pins because the CableEye tester applies no more than 3 mA at 10 V to check continuity and resistance. Dynamic properties (RF impedance, for example) are not tested with CableEye testers.
If you are using our HVX tester to make a 4-wire Kelvin resistance measurement (sensitive to 1 mΩ), an AMPMODU interface rather than this CB8 interface would provide lower resistance for the 1A test current used with 4-wire applications.
13 - This special interface board was build for an automobile manufacturer to test OBD (on-board diagonstic) cables that link a car's system computer to a hand-held computer. Only a single board was needed since the cable has only 16 conductors.
Cables like this have a male connector on one side and a female on the other, so we could easily make this interface by taking a known-good OBD cable, cutting it in half, and wiring each half to the CB8 as shown here.
We attached a felt strip to the front edge of the board to prevent chafing as the adapter cables move around.
15 - We had just enough pads available on this CB8 board to mount the 62-pin adapter cable you see here.
Mating connectors may come either as cable-mounted connectors as you see here, or bulkhead connectors which would mount directly to the CB8. If a mating connector is available either way, then the method used depends on the customer's test process. While a bulkhead connector mounted directly to the board produces a more compact interface, it may not be appropriate if the test cable consists of heavy-gauge wire or is bulky. Heavy or bulky test cables can apply unreasonable force to the board or tester when attached, or even pull the tester off the workbench.