Re: Oziveni again
- I put the 'oziveni' question to a friend who worked for years in the
design department of an electronics firm producing mixing consoles.
His reply is attached below.
In many UK factories, the stage you are talking about is generally
known as 'test', and the activity is 'testing'.
Being more specific, there are various types of test depending on
particular manufacturers requirements and procedures. A typical
sequence is as follows:
In Circuit Test - a new board is put on a 'bed of nails' connected
to a test instrument in order to verify operation of each individual
component separately. No power is required for testing 'passive'
components like resistors, capacitors, inductors, etc, but power is
required to test 'active' components like logic devices and
operational amplifiers etc.
Functional Test - a board is connected to some test instrument by
its ordinary connectors in order to verify that the board is
operational and within specification from input(s) to output(s).
Software may be loaded, and trimming/adjustment may be performed at
either of these two stages.
Final Test - this is usually applied to a fully assembled piece of
equipment before packaging and shipping.
Hope this helps to clarify the point.