Part Average Testing with .NET (TSM)

NI TestStand 2017 Semiconductor Module Help

Edition Date: July 2018

Part Number: 373892H-01

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This example demonstrates how to enable and perform part average testing (PAT) in a test program.

Example File Location

<TestStand Public>\Examples\NI_SemiconductorModule\Part Average Testing\DotNET\Part Average Testing Example.seq

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Major API

TSM Application API


Note Note  To perform part average testing, you must place the PAT plug-in files in the <TestStand Public>\Components\Callbacks\NI_SemiconductorModule directory. Opening the Part Average Testing Example.seq file in the TestStand Sequence Editor automatically copies the example PAT plug-in files from the <TestStand Public>\Examples\NI_SemiconductorModule\Part Average Testing\Example Part Average Testing Plug-In directory to the <TestStand Public>\Components\Callbacks\NI_SemiconductorModule directory. Closing the Part Average Testing Example.seq file removes the example PAT plug-in files from the <TestStand Public>\Components\Callbacks\NI_SemiconductorModule directory.
  • You must have NI-DCPower 15.1 or later installed. You do not need an NI-DCPower instrument because this example uses simulated instrument sessions.
  • You must have .NET 4.0 support for the NI-DCPower .NET Class Libraries 1.1 or later installed.
  • This example uses the Batch process model.
Note Note  You can view the test program in the TestStand Sequence Editor and code modules in a C# source code editor without the required NI instrument drivers installed. Visit and enter the Info Code NETAPIdriversupport for information about the available NI .NET APIs and the versions of the NI drivers each supports.

How to Use This Example

Complete the steps in the following sections to learn about TSM PAT plug-ins, to access and modify the PAT settings, and to enable, disable, and configure part average testing for individual tests.

  1. Select Semiconductor Module»Edit Test Program: Part Average Testing Example.seq or click the Edit Test Program: Part Average Testing Example.seq button on the TSM toolbar to launch the Test Program Editor for the sequence file.
  2. Select the PAT Algorithm Settings panel and review the following settings the test program specifies for the PAT plug-ins to use.
    • Disable Static Part Average Testing—Disables all static part average testing for the test program.
    • Disable Dynamic Part Average Testing—Disables all dynamic part average testing for the test program.
    • Static PAT Limits File—Specifies a relative path to a file that contains static limits for all tests enabled for static part average testing in the test program. This example PAT algorithm uses the IPartAverageTestingStaticLimitLoader.LoadStaticLimits method in the TSM Application API to load a static limits file that uses the same structure as a TSM test limits file. To read and use limits from a different file format, you must implement a custom file reader and a custom data structure to store the limits.
    • Statistics Type—Specifies the type of statistics to use to calculate dynamic PAT limits.
    • Window Size—Specifies how many measurements of previously tested DUTs to use to calculate the dynamic limits for the DUT currently being tested.
    • Early Part Count—Specifies how many parts in a lot must complete testing before considering the computed dynamic limits statistically valid. DUTs that complete testing before this value are called early parts. This example PAT algorithm sets the dynamic limits for early parts to the test program limits.
  3. Select the Continuity step in the MainSequence sequence.
  4. Click the Part Average Testing tab.
  5. Add a checkmark to or remove a checkmark from the checkboxes in the Enable Dynamic PAT and Enable Static PAT columns.
  6. Set test numbers, test names, and software fail bins for the tests with dynamic or static part average testing enabled. Bins must be defined in the bin definitions file.
  7. Enable and display the Test Results Log by placing a checkmark in the Enabled column and in the Display column of the Result Processing dialog box.
  8. Ensure that you meet the prerequisites, then click the Single Test button on the TSM toolbar to test a single part on each site.
  9. Click the End Lot button.
  10. Click the Report pane of the Execution window and review the Test Results Log to review the PAT tests that executed after the tests in the MainSequence sequence.

See Also

Part Average Testing


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