Test Automation

Simple Test Systems

Fresh Simple Test Systems

A customizable solution for optimized test throughput

The Challenge

Engineered products must be skillfully assembled to ensure that manufacturing reliability, configuration accuracy, and other critical factors are addressed. The tests often need to happen rapidly, assessing a concept before manufacturing. We identified the need for an efficient tool for customized and off-the-shelf testing integrations with human-readable scripts, automated data collection, and optimized test throughput.

Our Solution

Simple Test Systems provides a high-level of modularity, lending to custom and off-the-shelf test solutions. The tool addresses various tests, from functional tests to board-level, wireless charging, power supply testing, and much more.

Key Contributors
Michelle Tolfa
Michelle Tolfa
Terence Tam
Terence Tam
Schuyler "Cole" Wilhelm
Schuyler "Cole" Wilhelm
Zach Preston
Zach Preston
Avinash Singh
Avinash Singh
Stefan Petkov
Stefan Petkov
Chaise Conn
Chaise Conn
Greg Starr
Greg Starr
Nissa Van Meter
Nissa Van Meter
Michael Weller (Mikey)
Michael Weller (Mikey)
Kevin Ulrich
Kevin Ulrich
Darshit Dalal
Darshit Dalal
Hunter Fite
Hunter Fite
Grant Ritter
Grant Ritter
John Houston
John Houston
Sam Sanders
Sam Sanders
Taylor Kendall
Taylor Kendall
Joshua Hockett
Joshua Hockett
Gene Hancock
Gene Hancock
Fraser Midstokke
Fraser Midstokke
Chris Wong
Chris Wong
Erika Haack
Erika Haack
Kurt Daniels
Kurt Daniels
Mitch Tolson
Mitch Tolson
Nathan Turin-Mead
Nathan Turin-Mead
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Technologies demonstrated

  • End of Line Functional Test
  • Board Level Testing with Custom Bed of Nails
  • Conducted and Radiated RF Testing
  • Wireless Communication Testing
  • Motor Characterization and Tuning
  • Power Supply and Battery Testing
  • Wireless Charging Test
  • Firmware Programming and Serialization
  • LED and Button UI Test
  • LCD and OLED Display Testing
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Modularity for increased customization

The modular mechanical system provides a breadboard to attach custom or off-the-shelf fixtures quickly. By leveraging this base design, we can focus on design and fabrication efforts to solve challenging test problems and deliver high-quality custom solutions.

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Built for scalability

Our LabVIEW test framework allows us to create robust test systems with simple, user-friendly interfaces. Our testers are designed around a human-readable test scripting system. Combining modular hardware and the scriptable test protocols allows our test systems to grow with our clients’ products. Fresh also develops testers based on Python, C, and C#.