Finite Element Analysis

This useful tool will minimize induced stress on the board under test.  The 3-D software will account for all components populated on the board, and probe force and push rod locations on the fixture.  It uses this information to simulate the actual test to determine which area of the board is enduring too much stress and then provide suggestions to correct the situation.  A damaged board could cost upwards of thousands of dollars and lost time. Including Board stress analysis in your test strategy is an excellent way to insure that your new test comes up fast, and without any stress related board damage.